Core Values in action this week is a story shared with us from our summer staff member Hayley! She is part of a music studio at her school, and wrote this poem describing how her group has used community!


Community in the Studio
Communicate to our colleagues about scheduling, conflicts and issues that arise in the studio. The only way the problems get handled and fixed.
Operating every day so we majors could get recordings done for various projects for the program. Sometimes we compromise our times with our colleagues to let everyone have a chance to have studio time during a time that is comfortable for them.
Many expectations are set for us including a Desk Monitor to help keep track of expensive equipment and to become an assistant engineer to set up and breakdown microphones and equipment used in the session.
Magnificent work becomes the product of the Sound Engineering Majors because of their hard work and dedication to their talent, and to the very detailed work.
United forces work together to keep the studio clean so we can present out to the many visitors each day.
Nocturnal souls working through the late hours accounting for everything they need to do.
Inviting outside musicians to record a diverse amount of genres including pop, rock, hop hop, classical, folk, jazz and much much more.
Time commitment with each other so we can get to know everyone’s personality better so we can communicate better. We become one big family.
Yielding to become a State of the Art recording school by purchasing a new recording console to better serve the majors and make the studio a welcoming place where people want to make music together.


Keep those stories coming! If you send a story to me at, I will feature it on the blog, and send you a core values tshirt!


Hope le everyone has a great week!

Peace, Love, and Bibbley,


Nick Lomauro

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Nick Lomauro

Nick Lomauro is a lifetime lover of camp (overnight and day), outdoor recreation, and value-based programs. Nick grew up in the YMCA and discovered his passion for working in youth development as a summer camp counselor. Full of curiosity, Nick graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in General Humanities. Immediately following graduation Nick set off to Spain to hike the 500 mile ancient pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago. Nick then returned to his childhood YMCA in NJ, of over 20 thousand members, as the Director of Youth Development. In this role he designed, developed, and implemented day camp and teen programs. In 2015, Nick returned to Frost Valley and he is now the Director of Camp Wawayanda. This is Nick's 16th summer at Frost Valley.

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