We hope you had a wonderful summer! We have news about our camp program to share with you. After 24 summers at Frost Valley, our Director of Camping Services Dan Weir and his family will be returning to Long Island. Thanks to his advocacy for youth at both the state and federal level, his dedication as an American Camp Association chapter board member, as well as countless other accomplishments, Dan has developed an incredibly strong camp model for his successor.   We’re pleased to announce that Zach Eigenbrodt will be Frost Valley’s new Director of Camping Services. Zach, too, has an impressive career in the field of camping. Born and […]

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Every summer I set aside a double period hike during the morning of the last full day of the camp session. This summer for various reasons it wasn’t able to happen on the last day of the first three sessions. But yesterday we did it. A small group of Tacoma campers joined me and their counselor Sophia Lola. We consulted trail maps, chose a route (Spring Run trail to the Line Shack trail—to the Line Shack itself and then back down via Sunrise trail), and then set off. Unfortunately after about 20 minutes it started to pour. I mean pour. The hardest rain I’d experience in a while and it […]

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I’ve known these kids since they were—what?—nine or ten years old. Now they’re finishing their career as campers. They’ve long constituted (with another friend) a Brooklyn-based band, and they play a combination of rock and funk with a very jazzy, long-playing approach. Anyway, here they were yesterday playing Geronimo. I’ll be singing with them tonight at close campfire: trumpet, lead guitar and possibly bass guitar.

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