3 canoes on lake cole

Hot in the Valley

Today was a warm day here in the valley! I walked through the Dining Hall and asked campers how they kept cool when things are hot. Here are some responses:

“I keep filling my Frost Valley water bottle and pouring it on my head!”

“I am totally gonna swim 4th period!” (4th period is Camp Henry Hirds waterfront period)

“I run from one shade to another shade when walking to activities.”

One of the many things our counselors do on hot sunny days is make sure our campers are hydrated and have access to sunscreen. When I asked a counselor how they keep cool they responded with this:

“I’m a counselor, I’m always cool.”

Rock on counselors.

Kam Kobeissi
Director of Camp Henry Hird


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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