A BETTER SUMMER
FOR YOUR CHILD FROST VALLEY YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMPS
COME TO AN OPEN HOUSE:
APR 30 • MAY 21 • JUN 11
Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp Frost Valley YMCA offers a safe, fun, affordable Day Camp for children and families in Sullivan, Ulster, Delaware, and surrounding counties. Our Day Camp activities are based on healthy, hands on activities that help children grow in spirit, mind and body, as well as embrace the 8 core values of Frost Valley YMCA: caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility, and stewardship. Frost Valley YMCAâ€™s programs focus on building and maintaining healthy lifestyles that reflect the interests and needs of a dynamic community. We offer a range of options for children in pre-school through grade 10. We ensure enjoyable camping and recreational experiences for each child. Camp groups are coed and are divided into groups by age and grade. We offer nutritious lunch and snack options daily at no extra charge. Our counselors, who provide constant supervision and role modeling, are what make Frost Valleyâ€™s summer camp meaningful. Many are former campers who know our camp culture and are excited to share its traditions. Counselors complete extensive training in our policies and procedures, which stress health and safety first, in a fun environment. All Frost Valley staff and volunteers undergo criminal background checks and are scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. In compliance with NY State Health Department and ACA regulations, we maintain an impressive staff-to-camper ratio of an average of 1:5 for our explorers program, 1:8 for day campers and 1:4 for our horse programs.
SESSION DATES SESSION A 1 week
June 26 - 30
SESSION 1 2 weeks
July 3 - 14
SESSION 1a 1 week
July 3 - 7
SESSION 1b 1 week
July 10 - 14
SESSION 2 2 weeks
July 17 - 28
SESSION 3 2 weeks
July 31 - Aug 11
SESSION 4 2 weeks
Aug 14 - 18
SESSION 4a 1 week
Aug 14 - 25
SESSION 4b 1 week
Aug 21 - 25
SESSION B 1 week
Aug 28 - Sept 1
How To Register
Day Camp Contact Info
1. REGISTER ONLINE at frostvalley.org
DAY CAMP INQUIRIES: Katia Martin, Day Camp Director 845-985-2291, ext 305 email@example.com
2. REGISTER BY PHONE Call us at (845) 985-2291, ext 306 3. EMAIL us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions, or to receive registration forms by mail. 4. REGISTER BY MAIL You can mail your deposits and camp forms. Download our brochure and registration forms by going to frostvalley.org and clicking on camp > summer day camps > summer day camp forms. 5. CAMP TOUR Call (845) 985-2291 ext 305 to schedule a private tour 6. FAX FORMS to (845) 985-7925
Medical Forms Online For your convenience, Frost Valley uses “Camp Docs” for all camper medical forms. Once your camper is registered, you will receive an email from Camp Docs with a link to submit your medical forms. Please check your email for this link, as Camp Docs applies a late charge for all forms not submitted two weeks prior to your camper’s session.
HORSE CAMP INQUIRIES: Emily Gorman, Equestrian Director 845-985-2291, ext 240 email@example.com REGISTRATION & FINANCIAL INFO: Pat Grimley, Registrar 845-985-2291, ext 306 firstname.lastname@example.org HEALTH CENTER: Dawn D’Auria, Health Care Administrator 845-985-2291, ext 225 email@example.com
Financial Aid Our goal is to make Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp affordable for everyone through camperships. Please visit frostvalley.org and click on camp > summer day camps > summer day camp forms to download a Financial Assistance Application or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• DAY CAMPS • DAY CAMPS • DAY
The Explorers program is an “introduction” to Day Camp for our youngest campers. Small hikes, daily access to our supervised waterfront, games and camp crafts will fill your camper’s day – at a fun but relaxing pace! *Children must be toilet trained.
In addition to all the traditional camp activities, ’Tweens will take an off-site, action-packed trip and enjoy an overnight campout during each session. They will also have the opportunity to experience our many adventure and ropes courses like the zipline, the giant swing, and mountain boarding.
Campers kick off their day with group games, silly songs, and morning round up. After helping to create their schedule, the rest of their days at camp are spent participating in activities that include arts & crafts, sports of all sorts, Incredible Edibles, science, music, camp-wide events, and daily trips to the waterfront (just to name a few!)
Our Inclusion Program provides children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience the outdoors, create long-lasting friendships, and participate in our popular Summer Day Camp programs. The Inclusion Program strives to create awareness of the diversity of individuals with disabilities and the possibilities that inclusion can bring. *Children must be toilet trained.
Entering Pre-K & K, min. age 4 Session A: $180 1 Week Program: $209 2 Week Program: $299
Entering Grades 1-6 Session A: $180 1 Week Program: $209 2 Week Program: $299
Entering Grade 7 Session A: $195 1 Week Program: $225 2 Week Program: $325
Entering Grades K-7, min. age 5 Session A: $180 1 Week Program: $209 2 Week Program: $299
CAMPS • DAY CAMPS • DAY CAMP Just us Girls
Girls Entering Grades 5 & 6 Sessions 2 & 4: $299 This unique, female-only program provides girls with the ideal atmosphere to express themselves, set and achieve personal goals, explore their leadership style and just be girls. With the guidance of positive female role models, campers will grow through ropes and challenge activities, fun fitness options that include hip-hop dance and yoga, and learning about successful women across cultures with art. Campers will also experience a variety of exciting day camp activities.
Boys in the Woods Boys Entering Grades 1 & 2 Sessions 1 & 3: $299
Farm Day Camp
Entering Grades K-8 Session B: $209 Limited bus transportation Enjoy a week on Frost Valley’s 515-acre working farm tending to our barn full of animals, harvesting crops from our bountiful garden, enjoying a wide array of traditional camp activities, and gaining a stronger appreciation for what it means to be a steward of the earth.
Designed for our younger male campers who are still developing their individuality, this program provides boys with the opportunity to play, learn, and grow in a safe and positive environment. With the help of friendly and responsible male role-models, boys will enjoy a full day of fun, active outdoor activities that encourage them to think for themselves, create friendships, and try new things. Activities include daily swimming, shelter building, climbing tower, archery, and a large variety of games.
SPECIALTY CAMPS • SPECIALTY C
«NEW: SPECIALTY CAMPS« Fish, Frogs & Amphibians
Entering Grades 1-3 Session 1A: $209
Entering Grades 1-3 Session 1B: $209
Campers will explore nature, build secret forts, hunt for frogs and other wild amphibians, take a mud hike and learn to fish on Lake Cole!
Roll up your sleeves and let your imagination soar! Campers will enjoy watercolors, nature collages, beginner pottery, an introduction to acrylic painting and more!
Rods and Reels
Entering Grades 4-6 Session 1A: $209
Entering Grades 4-6 Session 1B: $209
From land, boat and riverbank, campers will learn fundamental fishing skills such as baiting, casting, and setting their hooks as they try to catch the "big one!" Campers will also receive an introduction to the time-honored anglers' tradition of fly fishing and the opportunity to study fish habitats!
Calling all budding artists! From screen printing and paper mâché to acrylic painting and pottery, creative activities will be hands-on as campers learn new art mediums and fun techniques every day!
AMPS • SPECIALTY CAMPS • SPEC «NEW: SPECIALTY CAMPS« Secret Agents of Summer
Green Thumb Camp
Our newest class of Secret Agents will earn their stripes by completing daily missions of wilderness survival and awareness, writing and breaking codes and mastering the art of disguise!
Experience the greenhouse and garden from every angle. Planting and harvesting are just the start as campers learn to create delicious meals from their handpicked fruits and vegetables.
Entering Grades 1-3 Session 4A: $209
Entering Grades 1-3 Session 4B: $209
The Ultimate Camp Survivor
Entering Grades 4-6 Session 4A: $209
Entering Grades 4-6 Session 4B: $209
Earning team points along their journey, campers learn survival skills in the rugged Catskill wilderness. Shelter building, orienteering, fire building, fishing, and outdoor cooking are needed to succeed in this game of survival.
Moving through and beyond the garden, campers will become stewards of the environment as they harvest produce, experience wild habitats, take part in sustainability challenges, and participate in a true farm-to-table experience.
TEEN PROGRAMS • TEEN PROGRA
TEEN 1: Thrill Seekers TEEN 3: Outdoor Adventures Entering Grades 8-10 Session 1: $395.00
Entering Grades 8-10 Session 3: $395
Treat your wild side and join us for two weeks of thrilling teen adventures! Guided rock climbing in the Catskill Mountains, high ropes, an offsite zipline adventure with an overnight and more!
Under the guidance and supervision of our counselors, learn to use a compass or GPS! Destination hikes, orienteering, rock climbing, outdoor cooking, archery, and a two-day camping trip are just a few of the highlights of this action-packed session!
TEEN 2: Wet N’ Wild Entering Grades 8-10 Session 2: $395
Make sure to pack extra sunscreen! Whitewater rafting, river hikes, beach parties, swimming holes, and the wettest, wildest water park around!
TEEN 4: Summer Sampler Entering Grades 8-10 Session 4: $395
Your last chance to get everything you wanted out of summer and have some fun before you hit the books! Join us for a trip to SplashDown Beach Waterpark, a late night zipline adventure and other high ropes adventures, an overnight camping trip, s’mores around the campfire, and a special off-site adventure trip!
Counselor in Training
Entering Grades 9 & 10 Session 1: $405 per camper, includes transportation Bring out the leader inside of you! This two-week program is designed to develop the leadership skills you will need as part of a successful future. Led by our Leadership and Adventure GURU, you will earn First Aid and CPR Certifications, develop your communication skills on teambuilding and high ropes courses, be responsible for the delivery of inclusive all-camp programs and enjoy a rewarding overnight wilderness camping experience to top it all off! (Must pass tests to earn certifications. No refunds if certification is not obtained.) If you are interested in our Wrangler in Training program please contact email@example.com.
A• HORSE CAMPS • HORSE CAMPS Pony Camp
Entering Grades K-2, Ages 5-8 Session A & B: $295
Entering Grades 3-9, Ages 8-14 Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: $445
This is a one-week camp designed to give younger campers the chance to spend time with horses. Each day, campers enjoy pony rides and learn about grooming, horse care, and how much fun horses can be. Horsey crafts, treats, and games make this a week to remember. Campers will also go to the waterfront and play games each day. Designed for campers with little or no horse experience.
Hoof-Beats is a two-week specialty day camp program for youth who want to spend time with horses. Campers will spend half of each day at the barn riding and learning all about horse health and care. They will have the chance to truly connect with a horse and gain a sense of ownership throughout the session. The remainder of the day will be spent doing other traditional camp activities including: arts & crafts, waterfront, and games. Designed for campers of all skill levels.
Entering Grades 7+, min. age 12 Session 2 - 4, July 17 - August 25: $1500 Campers who are looking to really progress and improve their riding skills and horsemanship abilities should join us for this program. They will enjoy presentations and guest speakers to give them a more in-depth look at the variety of ways in which horses are used. This is designed as a six-week progression based program and campers will learn new skills each week. Highlights include: creating, practicing and performing a drill team, horse trail ride to overnight site, advanced anatomy lessons, bareback riding, vaulting & driving. Western Adventurers will still enjoy waterfront and a few traditional camp activities, however, the focus of the program will be horses! Previous horse experience required! Campers must have director’s approval prior to registration.
BUS 1: Liberty/Claryville
Transportation Fees & Bus Schedule 1-Week Session: $62 2-Week Session: $97 Campers utilizing this service should be at their pick-up point 5-10 minutes before schedule. Parents must wait with their children and must be at return points when the bus arrives. A Frost Valley YMCA staff member will supervise the release of all campers. If you miss the return, please proceed to the next stop. If you missed us all together, please proceed to the Gershowitz Bus Garage in Neversink on Route 55. For the Big Indian & Phoenicia bus, your child will be returned to the Frost Valley YMCA Welcome Center. Campers will wait with a staff member until they are picked up. For the safety of all concerned, discipline problems on any vehicle will not be tolerated and may result in termination from using the bus or the program.
PICK-UP 8:00am Liberty Elementary School 8:35am Claryville Church RETURN 4:45pm Claryville Church 5:00pm Liberty Elementary School BUS 2: Kiamesha, Fallsburg & Woodbourne PICK-UP 8:00am Kiamesha Lanes 8:15am Benjamin Cosor Elementary School 8:25am Woodbourne Church RETURN 4:55pm Woodbourne Church 5:10pm Benjamin Cosor Elementary School 5:25pm Kiamesha Lanes BUS 3: Ellenville, Neversink & Grahamsville PICK-UP 7:45am Ellenville Central School 8:15am Neversink Town Hall 8:30am Neversink Bus Garage RETURN 4:50pm Neversink Bus Garage 5:00pm Neversink Town Hall 5:30pm Ellenville Central School BUS 4: Margaretville, Fleischmanns & Big Indian PICK-UP 8:05am Margaretville Dollar General 8:20am Fleischmanns, Peabody Pet & Feed 8:30am Big Indian Park RETURN 4:50pm Big Indian Park 5:00pm Fleischmanns, Peabody Pet & Feed 5:15pm Margaretville Dollar General BUS 5: Phoenicia PICK-UP 8:05am St. Frances Church RETURN 5:15pm St. Frances Church
Day Camp Upgrade To ensure that Frost Valley YMCA delivers our commitment to nurture the potential of every child, our Day Camp program now more intentionally fosters Achievement, Relationships, and Belonging. We know that with the right building blocks for healthy development, children gain the skills they need to be active, thriving and contributing members of society. Achievement, Relationships, and Belonging are essential dimensions of well-being that Frost Valley cultivates through our Day Camp programs.
Tokyo Homestay Program For Local Families The Tokyo-Frost Valley YMCA Partnership sponsors a homestay program every year. Families are needed to host Japanese children July 29-30, 2017. Participating families receive a stipend for each child for the weekend for food and provisions. If you are interested in hosting one or more children, or would like to know more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
USAI Fellowships Cultural Immersion Program for Local Families USAI is a local not-for-profit organization offering fellowships to attend Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp for free to families interested in participating in their international cultural immersion program. Local families benefit from this program as they welcome into their home an international student. In return, both the international students and our local kids benefit from the opportunity to learn about each other’s cultures while attending Day Camp together. If you would like to find out more about the USAI-Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp Fellowship, please call USAI at (845) 688-2434. You can also contact them at email@example.com.
Blue Hill Lodge & Café Premiere Sponsor Frost Valley YMCA would like to thank the Blue Hill Lodge & Café, and all of our Day Camp sponsors, for their generosity. Because of their support, more than 100 children benefited from a day camp experience in 2016. In addition to being a part of a caring, diverse, and inclusive community at Frost Valley, these children were also given a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment during the summer months.
Frost Valley YMCA is a values-driven organization that fosters youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through outdoor educational and recreational programs for all. As a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization we rely on the support of our donor community to help to provide this crucial financial assistance and to continue to advance our programs and services. For more information or to make a gift, please visit www.frostvalley.org/donate
Join us for a FREE, fun-filled day of activities designed to promote healthy kids and families.
April 30, 2017: 1-4pm, Free for all ages!
Healthy Kids Day
Daily activities include hiking, sports, crafts, climbing, a trip to a local pool, and much more. Price includes transportation, lunch and snacks.
April 10-14, for kids ages 4-15 4-Days: $160/camper 5-Days: $185/camper
Spring Break Camp
Join Frost Valley YMCA in providing “camperships” (scholarships) to children who would not otherwise be able to attend. Contact us at (845) 985-2291 or donate online: frostvalley.org/donate
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WEB: frostvalley.org TEL: (845) 985-2291
*Frost Valley YMCA won a River Reporter Readers’ Choice Award for Best Kids Camp!
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