Frost Valley YMCA announces the winter dates for The Wilderness First Responder Certification Course. This extensive six-day course will be held at Frost Valley’s East Valley Ranch December 27–January 2, 2019 and March 9–15, 2019. The registration fee includes the course, as well as six nights of lodging and meals. The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal emergency medical training for leaders in remote areas. Outdoor educators, wilderness guides, members of the military, professional search and rescue teams, field researchers, and individuals involved in disaster relief will gain valuable skills from this comprehensive and practical curriculum. The course includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical […]

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How Students Experience Challenge as an Opportunity for Growth For many children, Frost Valley is their first experience away from home and family, and for children who come here again and again, every time can be different. That is the case for the children who join us for their educational field trip with Rocking the Boat, a youth development organization that offers boat-based, STEM-oriented programs for high school students in the Bronx. For students in the organization’s after-school program, the trip to Frost Valley may be their first time away from the city, while those who are returning now take on a new role as leaders to the first-time participants.  […]

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As his confidence soared lifelong friendships formed What began as a missed opportunity, has transformed the life of a young boy named Michael, who has autism. Many public schools on Long Island take school trips to places in upstate New York, and Michael’s district schedules their trip to Frost Valley for their 5th grade classes each year.  He had been looking forward to the trip for several months, but when the time came Michael was unable to attend with his class. He was extremely sad when he realized that he was going to miss his chance to go to Frost Valley because he had been hearing about it and thinking […]

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