Greetings from the Frost Valley YMCA Farm!
We are so excited to finally have campers here on the farm! We were eagerly awaiting their arrival and our first week is only adding to our excitement for a great summer! We represent many different backgrounds and have joined forces, combining our knowledge, expertise, and passion for spreading the importance of food and farming to your children. While doing this, we strive to teach and encourage the core values of Frost Valley YMCA; respect, honesty, community, responsibility, stewardship, diversity, inclusiveness and caring.
Notes from the Garden
The Frost Valley Farm Camp staff has been hard at work preparing the garden to be a fun and educational setting for our campers! Our garden is home to a variety of beans, squash, cucumbers, onions, radishes, cabbage, kale, collards, potatoes, beets, lettuce, carrots, spinach and assorted herbs. In the garden, campers will not only learn the basics of organic gardening but will learn about the importance of nurturing soil, the elements that make the garden such a rich ecosystem and will even participate in mapping where our food comes from in the United States. We can’t wait to get our hands dirty and to have fun while doing it!
Notes from the Barn
The staff is not the only group excited for the start of camp; we can’t forget about the animals! Our Frost Valley Farm family includes goats, sheep, cattle, alpaca, chickens, ducks, guinea hens, kittens and bunnies and of course, our llama, Batman! Campers will learn how to care for all of our different barn animals while discovering all of the ways that the animals fit into our farm ecosystem.
Please stay tuned throughout the summer to see what is happening on the farm!