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LEADERS GROW IN

THE OUTDOORS! Programs for Girl Scouts

FROST VALLEY YMCA

SEPT. 2019 - JUNE 2020


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BRING YOUR TROOP

TO FROST VALLEY YMCA When a girl becomes a Girl Scout, she makes a commitment to herself, her community, her world, and her fellow Girl Scouts—her sisters. Here at Frost Valley YMCA, we want to help your troop pave the way for a multi-faceted journey infused with leadership, personal growth, and the formation of strong, lifelong bonds. Our eight core values— Caring, Community, Diversity, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Respect, Responsibility, and Stewardship—are the foundation of the comprehensive programming we offer Girl Scout troops to assist them in building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Our Main Camp easily accommodates large councils while still providing a personalized experience for individual troops. Rates for the weekend start at $161 per person on select weekends for Girl Scouts and include programs, lodging, and meals. East Valley Ranch, just 12 miles from Main Camp, offers both a bed-and-breakfast style lodge that sleeps up to 35 guests, as well as Mongolian yurts that sleep an additional 60 guests. This secluded location allows for programs to be tailored specifically for your troop’s needs and goals. East Valley ranch offers a more private and personalized experience, and weekend rates start at $183 per person, varying with lodging and the addition of horse programming (when weather permits). All meals are included, and served in our lodge’s charming dining room. We also offer programs for Boy and Cub Scouts - please contact us for more details. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PROGRAMS: Main Camp: CALL: 845-985-2291 ext. 450 EMAIL: reservations@frostvalley.org East Valley Ranch: CALL: 845-985-2291 ext. 240 EMAIL: info@eastvalleyranch.org

Frost Valley YMCA is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Girl Scouts of the USA.


WEEKENDS FOR GIRL SCOUTS

SEPTEMBER 2019 - JUNE 2020 CALENDAR Programs at Main Camp

Programs at East Valley Ranch

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WEEKEND

LOCATION

Sept 13-15, 2019

Horsemanship Weekend

East Valley Ranch

Sept 27-29, 2019

Horsemanship Weekend

East Valley Ranch

Oct 4-6, 2019

Eco Explorers

Main Camp

Oct 18-20, 2019

Horsemanship Weekend

East Valley Ranch

Oct 25-27, 2019

Outdoor Adventure & Wildlife

Main Camp

Nov 1-3, 2019

Explore the Solar System & Change the Earth

Main Camp

Nov 8-10, 2019

Advanced Art & Adventure

Main Camp

Nov 8-10, 2019

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Dec 6-8, 2019

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Jan 3-5, 2020

Winter Exploration

Main Camp

Jan 24-26, 2020

First Aid & Stewardship

Main Camp

Jan 24-26, 2020

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020

Get Creative & Change the World

Main Camp

Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Feb 7-9, 2019

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Mar 6-8, 2020

Get Creative!

Main Camp

Mar 6-8, 2020

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Mar 13-15, 2020

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Mar 20-22, 2020

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Mar 27-29, 2020

Adventures in Camping

East Valley Ranch

Apr 3-5, 2020

Making Friends & Wildlife Ecology

Main Camp

Apr 17-19, 2020

Down on the Farm

East Valley Ranch

Apr 24-26, 2020

Outdoor Art & Naturalist Weekend

Main Camp

Apr 24-26, 2020

Horsemanship Weekend

East Valley Ranch

May 1-3, 2020

Horsemanship Weekend

East Valley Ranch

May 8-10, 2020

Mother’s Day Weekend

East Valley Ranch

May 15-17, 2020

Space & Ecology

Main Camp

May 15-17, 2020

Horsemanship Weekend

East Valley Ranch

May 29-31, 2020

Horsemanship Weekend

East Valley Ranch

May 29-31, 2020

Space & Ecology

Main Camp

June 12-14, 2020

Horsemanship Weekend

East Valley Ranch

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MAIN CAMP

PROGRAMS FOR GIRL SCOUTS Our Main Camp easily accommodates large councils while still providing a personalized experience for individual troops. $161 per person on select weekends includes programs, lodging for 2 nights, and Friday night snack through Sunday lunch. ECO EXPLORERS OCTOBER 4 - 6, 2019 Explore the wonders of nature and learn to be a good steward of the Earth while working towards outdoor badges. BADGES*: Brownies: Outdoor Adventurer, Bugs, Eco Friend, Juniors: Horseback Riding, Flowers, Eco Camper, Cadettes: Archery, Trees, Eco Trekker, Seniors: Paddling, Sky, Eco Explorer ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Horseback Riding will be offered for an extra cost to Juniors first on a first-come, first-served basis. Eco Programming for each badge level, Fire Building, Shelter Building, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Map and Compass, Bug Hunt, Flower Exploration, Maple Sugar Hike, Observatory, Naturalist Art OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & WILDLIFE OCTOBER 25 – 27, 2019 Challenge yourself with thrilling ropes elements, outdoor sports, and more. Join us for our Haunted Trail and Halloween Party! BADGES*: Brownies: Hiker, Senses, Juniors: Camper, Animal Habitats, Cadettes: Trailblazing, Special Agent Seniors: Adventurer, Game Visionary ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Outdoor Living Skills, Wildlife Ecology, Night Hike, CSI: Frost Valley, Teambuilding, Rowing/Canoeing, Archery, Hikes, Low Ropes, Flying Fish, Zipline, Haunted Trail, Halloween Party

EXPLORE THE SOLAR SYSTEM & CHANGE THE EARTH NOVEMBER 1 – 3, 2019 Learn all about our solar system while working towards the new Space Science Badges. Plus, learn how you can become a good steward of the Earth. BADGES*: Journey “It’s Your Planet, Love It!” for all badge levels, plus: Brownies: Space Science Adventurer, Juniors: Space Science Investigator, Cadettes: Space Science Researcher, Seniors: Space Science Expert

ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Haunted Trail, Observatory, Space Science, and Journey time for all badge levels, Night Hike, Low Ropes, Flying Fish, Leap of Faith, Fire Building, Shelter Building, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Map and Compass ADVANCED ART & ADVENTURE NOVEMBER 8 – 10, 2019 Cadettes will especially enjoy participating in advanced art classes such as Paint and Cocoa, String Art, Needle Felting, Creative Book Folding, and much more! Be daring and try our most popular high elements – The Leap of Faith, Giant Swing, and the Zipline. WINTER EXPLORATION JANUARY 3 – 5, 2020 Explore the wonders of winter while hiking our trails, examining animal tracks and habitats, and learning outdoor preparedness skills. BADGES*: Brownies: Senses, Making Friends, Juniors: Animal Habitats, Simple Meals, Cadettes: Night Owl, The Science of Happiness, Seniors: Sky, The Science of Style ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Observatory, Night Hike, Teambuilding, Low Ropes, Wildlife Ecology, Winter Survival Skills, Tracking Hike, Mystery Room

*After completing a weekend, you’ll receive a Frost Valley patch (unique each year!) and work towards the indicated badges, which you can obtain from your home council.


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FIRST AID & STEWARDSHIP JANUARY 24 – 26, 2020

MAKING FRIENDS & WILDLIFE ECOLOGY APRIL 3 – 5, 2020

Learn basic to advanced first aid, plus explore the outdoors and learn about being a good environmental steward.

Explore the wildlife of the Catskills. Meet other Girl Scouts and build friendships through Teambuilding activities.

BADGES*: Legacy: First Aid for all Badge Levels, plus: Brownies: Eco Friend, Juniors: Eco Camper, Cadettes: Eco Trekker, Seniors: Eco Explorer

BADGES*: Brownies: Senses, Making Friends, Juniors: Animal Habitats, Geocacher, Cadettes: Night Owl, Special Agent, Seniors: Sky, Game Visionary

ACTIVITIES OFFERED: First Aid (classroom-style) and Eco Programming for each badge level, Snow Tubing, Cross Country Skiing, Guided Snowshoe Hike, Broomball, Indoor Archery  GET CREATIVE & CHANGE THE WORLD JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 2, 2020 Get creative working towards Art badges while discovering new ways that you can make a difference for your community and the planet.

ACTIVITIES OFFERED: GPS Scavenger Hunt, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Greenhouse Gardening, Teambuilding, Mystery Room, Low Ropes OUTDOOR ART & NATURALIST WEEKEND APRIL 24 – 26, 2020 Get outside and enjoy the spring weather! Get creative with art on the trails and work towards the Naturalist badges.

BADGES*: Brownies: Outdoor Art Creator, Bugs, Juniors: Outdoor Art Explorer, Flowers, Cadettes: Outdoor Art Apprentice, Trees, Seniors: Outdoor Art BADGES*: Journey “It’s Your World, Change Expert, Sky It!” for all badge levels, plus: Brownies: ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Painting, Juniors: Drawing, Cadettes: Comic Outdoor Art Programming for each badge level, Fire Book Artist, Seniors: Collage Artist Building, Shelter Building, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Map ACTIVITIES OFFERED: and Compass, Bug Hunt, Flower Exploration, Maple Art classes and Journey time for all badge Sugar Hike, Observatory, Naturalist Art levels, Ice Fishing, Ice Cutting, Cross Country Skiing, Guided Snowshoe Hike, Tubing, SPACE & ECOLOGY Broomball, Indoor Climbing MAY 15 – 17, 2020 MAY 29 – 31, 2020 GET CREATIVE! Learn how you can be a better environmental MARCH 6 – 8, 2020 steward of our planet. When the sun goes down, Discover new ways to express yourself and learn new skills while enjoying all of your Frost Valley favorites– climbing, archery, hikes, candle making, arts and crafts, and more!

BADGES*: Brownies: Snacks, Dancer, Juniors: Detective, Gardener, Cadettes: Woodworker, Special Agent, Seniors: Game Visionary, The Science of Style ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Fire Building, Shelter Building, Map and Compass, Hikes, Arts and Crafts, Candle Making, Indoor Archery, Climbing

study the stars at our Observatory and work towards your Space Science badges.

BADGES*: Brownies: Space Science, Adventurer, Eco Friend, Juniors: Space Science Investigator, Eco Camper, Cadettes: Space Science Researcher, Eco Trekker, Seniors: Space Science Expert, Eco Explorer ACTIVITIES OFFERED: Observatory, Eco and Space Science time for all badge levels, Night Hike, Low Ropes, Flying Fish, Leap of Faith, Fire Building, Shelter Building, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Map and Compass

To register for programs at Main Camp: CALL: 845-985-2291 ext. 450 EMAIL: reservations@frostvalley.org


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EAST VALLEY RANCH PROGRAMS FOR GIRL SCOUTS

East Valley Ranch, just 12 miles from Main Camp, offers an inn-style lodge that sleeps up to 35 guests, as well as seasonal Mongolian yurts that sleep an additional 60 guests. East Valley Ranch offers a more private and personalized experience, and weekend rates start at $183 per person, varying with lodging and the addition of horse programming when weather permits. All meals are included and served in our lodge’s charming dining room.


HORSEMANSHIP WEEKENDS SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2019 SEPTEMBER 27 - 29, 2019 OCTOBER 18 - 20, 2019 APRIL 24 - 26, 2020 MAY 1 - 3, 2020 MAY 15 - 17, 2020 MAY 29 - 31, 2020 JUNE 12 - 14, 2020 Get to know our horses! Learn about veterinary care, behavior, grooming, and nutrition. Enjoy a lesson and trail ride, as well as numerous non-equestrian activities. DOWN ON THE FARM APRIL 17 - 19, 2020 Visit our working farm and the animals there! Learn about livestock animals and their care, and discover how produce is grown, harvested, and prepared to make delicious, garden-fresh meals.

ADVENTURES IN CAMPING NOVEMBER 8 - 10, 2019 DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2019 JANUARY 24 - 26, 2020 JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 2, 2020 FEBRUARY 7 - 9, 2020 MARCH 6 - 8, 2020 MARCH 13 - 15, 2020 MARCH 20 - 22, 2020 MARCH 27 - 29, 2020

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Develop camping skills such as knot tying, fire building, ropes activities, and campfire cooking, as well as learning about wildlife during both day and night hikes. Winter weekends may include cross-country skiing and other snow activities, weather permitting. MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND MAY 8 - 10, 2020 The perfect opportunity for girl scouts to treat their moms to a relaxing getaway at East Valley Ranch! We take care of everything so moms can rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Highlights include conquering our ropes elements as a team and enjoying horseback riding through the Catskill mountains. Enjoy guided nature hikes, arts and crafts, delicious freshly-cooked meals, and so much more!

Ask us about which badges you can work towards while at an East Valley Ranch weekend!

To register for programs at East Valley Ranch: CALL: 845-985-2291 ext. 240 EMAIL: info@eastvalleyranch.org


TEL: 845-985-2291 ext. 450 EMAIL: info@frostvalley.org WEB: frostvalley.org

REGISTER YOUR TROOP TODAY!

2000 Frost Valley Road Claryville, NY 12725 TEL: (845) 985-2291 EMAIL: info@frostvalley.org WEB: frostvalley.org facebook.com/frostvalleyymca

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Leaders Grow in the Outdoors!  

Frost Valley YMCA Programs for Girl Scouts, September 2019 - June 2020

Leaders Grow in the Outdoors!  

Frost Valley YMCA Programs for Girl Scouts, September 2019 - June 2020