Today was our first full day of Farm Camp activities!  We all signed up for a week long specialty class, such as Advanced Animal Care for our returning campers, Garden Investigation, Earth Works, and Sports and Games.  And of course Gaga Ball was a huge hit to play for choice time! Hannah took us on a hike into the woods and  taught us about the survival of the animals who share the farm habitat with us. We learned how to hide and track like these animals!  We had a lot of fun running like the deer and finding the red eft newts who are waiting to grow up and live in our pond.  We also had an exciting moment when a huge amount of frog eggs hatched right next to the youngest boys’ yurt!  We had thousands of baby frogs hopping around the farm!

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Dan Weir

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Dan Weir

Dan Weir
Director of Camping Services
845-985-2291 ext 270

Growing up in New Jersey, Dan Weir knew Frost Valley YMCA as the place his family loved. Now Dan has 21 summers working at Frost Valley YMCA under his belt. He has progressed from junior camp counselor to Director of Camping Services, overseeing Frost Valley’s overnight summer camp programs. Dan holds a Master’s Degree from Stony Brook University, specializing in youth development and technology affecting youth, and a Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University in Psychology. Dan lives year round at camp with his family.

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