Frost Valley people dating back to the late 1950s and 1960s will remember the (in)famous overnight camp site dubbed “The Haunted House.” There was of course nothing the least bit haunted about this spot, but, well, it’s camp—and we like to make a great deal out of an otherwise ordinary situation. Toward the west end of the property, along the Neversink River down there, there was an abandoned two-story house. Quite aside from the old house, this spot presented itself as the perfect site for overnight camping. When the camp opened here in 1958, and this site was prepared for campers, no doubt the staff sought a catchy name for it, looked up at the dilapidated structure, and came up with the name. Long after the house fell down and was removed in pieces, the site is still known as The Haunted House. I’m guessing most campers spending the night there have no idea why it has this name. I walked all over the site and its surroundings and here are some photos.

The little shed here stands just where the “Haunted House” did through the 1980s.

Not far from the Haunted House site along the Neversink is the Flyfishing Cottage—the house built c. 1910s for members of the Flyfisherwoman’s Club, part of the Connell Family property in those days.

The Neversink just below the campsite.

About the Author

Al Filreis

More posts by

Share This

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Transform Your Zoom Meeting With Exclusive Frost Valley Backgrounds!

    5/28/20

    Update on Summer Camp 2020

    5/5/20

    Talking to Your Child about Camp Being Cancelled

    5/5/20

    An Inside Look At Frost Valley’s New Young Women’s Leadership Maine Trail Builders Adventure Trip

    4/13/20

  • An Inside Look At Frost Valley’s New Young Women’s Leadership Adirondack Hike And Climb Trip

    4/6/20

    Frost Valley YMCA Announces Immediate Openings in Little Rainbows Daycare For Children of Essential Workers

    3/27/20

    Frost Valley YMCA Delivers Meals For Town of Denning Residents In Need of Assistance

    3/27/20

    Free Online Educational Resources for Children

    3/23/20

  • Overnight Camp Update – March 2020

    3/23/20

    Introducing Marina Esteve Wagstaff as The New Director of Community Programs

    3/10/20

    50 Years of Environmental Education at Frost Valley

    3/6/20

    Overnight Camp Availability Update – February 2020

    2/12/20

  • Frost Valley Announces Heidi Potter as Clinician for Certified Horsemanship Association Standard Instructor Clinic

    1/30/20

    Overnight Camp Availability Update – January 2020

    1/9/20

    Armenian counselors’ reunion to ring in 2020

    1/3/20

    Start The New Year Off Right at Frost Valley’s Health and Wellness Weekend – January 3-5, 2020

    12/19/19

  • Frost Valley YMCA Announces New Summer Day Camps in 2020

    11/22/19

    An Inside Look at Frost Valley’s New York Farm Tour Adventure Trip

    11/15/19

    One Family’s Annual Reunion at Frost Valley Spans 50 Years!

    10/29/19

    Frost Valley YMCA Introduces New Adventure Director Tori Staley

    10/18/19

  • Instagram

    #frostvalleyymca

     

    Frost Valley Around the Web