UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Frost Valley YMCA programs have been cancelled through October 1, 2020. For more info, visit our FAQ page.
Our Main Camp offers availability for up to 650 guests, easily accommodating large councils yet also providing a personalized experience for individual troops. Each weekend you will have access to our camp favorites – climbing, archery, arts & crafts, and seasonal favorites such as apple cider making, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and snow tubing. $161 per person includes programs, lodging, and meals. If the scheduled weekends we have listed do not work for your calendar, please contact us about availability for other weekend packages.
Earth and Its Creatures
September 18-20, 2020
September 25-27, 2020
Out of concern for public health, these programs are cancelled. Learn more about Frost Valley’s COVID-19 updates here.
Discover how we can be good stewards of the Earth and its creatures during our Introduction to Catskill Wildlife class. Meet our resident reptiles and birds and learn what it takes to care for them. Explore Frost Valley on our orienteering course and nature trails, learning about the Leave No Trace Seven Principles©.
Wildlife Ecology Hike, Night Hike, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Map and Compass Skills, Boating, Low Ropes, Archery, Intro to Catskill Wildlife
Space and Animals
October 2-4, 2020
Study the night sky on our Night Hike or at our observatory. Learn about the stars, as well as how nocturnal animals are adapted to living at night. Join us for our Introduction to Catskill Wildlife class and spend some time discussing how we can be advocates for animals that live in the world around us.
Observatory, Night Hike, Wildlife Ecology Hike, Intro to Catskill Wildlife, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Flying Squirrel
Art and Adventure
October 16-18, 2020
October 23-25, 2020
Lace up your boots and explore the beautiful fall foliage along Frost Valley’s many hiking trails. Embrace your inner artist by making art indoors, as well as in the great outdoors. Paint a masterpiece during our Paint and Cocoa, create bisque figurines, and find inspiration during our Nature Art Class. Prepare to have a spooktacular time on our Haunted Trail and during our Halloween Scavenger Hunt.
Paint and Cocoa, Bisque Figurines, Candle Making, Cable Bridge Hike, High Falls Hike, Giant Swing, Zipline, Haunted Trail, Halloween Scavenger Hunt
November 6-8, 2020
Discover the beauty of the natural world while learning the Leave No Trace Seven Principles© and other ways to become a steward of our Earth. Learn about geocaching and using a GPS to find specific destinations. Participate in our exciting and educational Nature Scavenger Hunt.
Cable Bridge Hike, High Falls Hike, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Outdoor Living Skills, Flying Squirrel, Low Ropes
Art and Hobbies
January 8-10, 2021
Embrace your inner artist through various crafting activities like painting, designing clay pens, and creating decoupage tiles. Explore new hobbies through woodshop, needle felting, string art, and more!
Paint and Cocoa, Woodshop, Arts and Crafts, Indoor Archery, String Art, Needle Felting, Candle Making
Health and Wellness
January 22-24, 2021
Learn how to balance healthy eating and physical fitness. Discover the importance of good nutrition and eating healthy with cooking classes in our Teaching Kitchen. Enjoy line dancing and stretch and relaxation classes.
Healthy Cooking, Line Dancing, Stretch and Relaxation, Cable Bridge Hike, High Falls Hike, Low Ropes, Snow Activities, Zipline
Tradition and Investigation
January 29-31, 2021
Bond and make new friends with fellow scouts, while learning all about scouting traditions. Investigate the world around you, searching for clues in our Mystery Room, as well as locating things in nature during our GPS Scavenger Hunt.
GPS Scavenger Hunt, Yeti Hike, Fairy Hike, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Flying Squirrel, Indoor Climbing, Low Ropes, Snow Activities
Safety in the Outdoors
March 5-7, 2021
Hit the trails and learn about safety precautions when going on hikes including basic first aid techniques, as well as how to safely navigate on a trail with a map and compass. Learn how to take care of yourself through outdoor living skills like fire building and making a shelter with materials found in nature.
Outdoor Living Skills, Map and Compass Skills, Cable Bridge Hike, Maple Sugar Hike, Flying Squirrel, Zipline, Giant Swing
Art and Safety
April 9-11, 2021
Learn basic to advanced first aid from certified healthcare professionals. Paint a masterpiece during our Paint and Cocoa, create bisque figurines, and participate in leaf printing during our Nature Art Class.
First Aid Classes, Paint and Cocoa, Bisque Figurines, Arts and Crafts, Fairy Hike, Climbing, Leaf Printing, Natural Water Colors, Vertical Playpen
Health and Perception
April 23-25, 2021
Practice both physical and mental fitness, and solve a few mysteries along the way. Enjoy stretch and relaxation classes, line dancing, and other forms of physical fitness. Test your problem-solving skills through team games and scavenger hunts.
Stretch and Relaxation, Line Dancing, Dodgeball, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Arts and Crafts, Low Ropes, Team Initiatives, Flying Squirrel
Naturalism and Adventure
May 14-16, 2021
Discover the wonders of the world around us, as well as how to be good stewards of the Earth during our Wildlife Ecology Hike and during our Introduction To Catskill Wildlife class. Enjoy outdoor activities like archery, boating, and climbing.
Wildlife Ecology Hike, Garden Programs, Archery, Boating, Catskill Wildlife, Outdoor Living Skills, Climbing, Low Ropes
May 21-23, 2021
Join our Cable Bridge Hike and High Falls Hike and enjoy the beauty of the Catskills in springtime. Have fun exploring off the beaten path while uncovering hidden objects during our GPS Scavenger Hunt. Learn how to orient yourself using a map and compass, and experience the thrill of our high ropes courses.
Cable Bridge Hike, High Falls Hike, Map and Compass Skills, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Leap of Faith, Giant Swing, Glider
Leaders, designing a weekend retreat for your scouts at Frost Valley YMCA is easy. Our staff will be happy to walk you through every step of the way.
Frost Valley YMCA is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Girl Scouts of the USA.