Raising the Bar for Children and Families: Northeast YMCA Camping Conference

Here at Frost Valley we just wrapped another Northeast YMCA Camping Conference and we are so honored to have hosted this event once again. The learning and development that takes place at this conference ensures that YMCA Camps set the standard for the industry of camping. 

The event kicked off with an inspiring and informative keynote from the Connecticut Camp Guys, a professional consulting group that focuses on camp consulting, camp trainings, professional workshops, teambuilding sessions, leadership workshops, and inspiring keynote addresses like the one they shared with us Monday evening! We learned the top ten camp staff training ideas, which are so vital for fostering a successful camp environment.

The past three days have been FILLED with sessions on topics like:

  • increasing youth character outcomes
  • bullying prevention
  • magical dining hall experiences
  • first day of camp orientations
  • fostering achievement through engaging programming
  • effectively leading young staff
  • risk management
  • waterfront and ropes course safety
  • and so so so much more!

The event wrapped up with an inspiring talk from Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a.k.a. Ask Doctor G. Dr. Gilboa is renowned parenting and youth development expert, speaker and author, and hearing her speak about developing confidence, competence, responsibility, and relationships at camp inspired everyone to put into action everything they learned at this incredible conference.

It’s professional development opportunities like these that make choosing YMCA Camps like Frost Valley’s such a smart decision. World-class training and a laser-sharp focus on both safety and youth development are what makes YMCA camps so distinctive, and Frost Valley is incredibly honored to have hosted and attended this inspiring event!


Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA is a 5,500-acre, year-round camp - There's something for everyone here in the Valley. From group and family retreats to overnight camps to horse camps to teambuilding, we've got you covered. School groups love taking a three-night field trip to explore the natural world and learn about the environment and their classmates. Family weekends are the perfect getaway for the young and the young at heart. Teambuilding retreats afford corporate, collegiate, religious, and other groups the opportunity to challenge themselves and effectively work toward common goals. In the summertime we're where kids and teens gain independence, explore the world, and make lifelong friends through various camps such as traditional sleepaway camp, farm camp, horse camp, adventure trips, survival camp, and day camp. Call (845)985-2291 or email info@frostvalley.org to learn more today!

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