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REACH NEW HEIGHTS THIS SUMMER FROST VALLEY YMCA SUMMER CAMPS & ADVENTURE TRIPS

Last updated 1-26-21. Please check: www.frostvalley.org/summer-camp-brochure for the latest updates.


REACH NEW HEIGHTS THIS SUMMER! We know that summer 2021 will be a summer our campers will cherish. A summer to emerge triumphant. A summer to reconnect with friends and rediscover what it means to be a child or a teenager in our society. A summer to reach new heights. With that in mind, we are already planning how we will make summer 2021 our best summer yet! Numerous program offerings allow families to select from a broad range of options that appeal to each camper’s interests and needs. From traditional overnight camp, to horseback riding and farm camps, to survival and adventure programs, there’s truly something for everyone here. Although the safety and health of our camps has always been our number one priority, we recognize that summer 2021 may be quite different in terms of safety precautions. We’re already making preparations for what we can and will do if we need to continue with many of the new habits all of us have had to develop, from social distancing to mask wearing, to changes to our meals and cabin capacities, to new sanitation procedures and healthcare protocols. On the other hand, we know a sense of normalcy will also be needed. All of the programs within these pages are rich with long-treasured summer camp traditions and activities – such as storytelling around the campfire, hiking, archery, boating, and more. And as always, everything we do is, and always will be, guided by our signature core values: caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility, and stewardship. The most enduring aspect of Frost Valley summer camp is our commitment to ensuring that an engaging, growth-filled summer is available for all. Campers become bunkmates with new friends of varying backgrounds, abilities, and beliefs. They are guided by counselors and role models to help campers create a welcoming, lively community. Thanks to programs that focus on inclusiveness paired with our commitment to respecting and honoring everyone’s unique differences, we hear one phrase over and over again: “Frost Valley is my home away from home.” We believe all children deserve a place where they can safely unlock their potential, surrounded by a community that embraces them for who they are. That sense of belonging is crucial to building confidence and self-awareness, which is why a summer at Frost Valley allows children and teens to reach new heights.

We encourage you to register today – sessions are already filling! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff members are standing by to answer your questions!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 3

Overview

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Traditional Overnight Camp

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Daily Schedule • All-Camp Events

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Camp Dates • How to Register

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Registration Form

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Participation Agreement

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Adventure Camps

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Horse Camps

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Farm Camp

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Other Programs

OUR MISSION: 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.

OUR VALUES: In pursuit of this mission we strive to embody the following core values: caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility and stewardship.

HONESTY: Being true to yourself and others.

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SUMMER OVERNIGHT CAMP Imagine you’re here in the Catskills on a warm summer day. You hike up the trail toward the cool spray of High Falls. Later, you and your new friends start a game of gaga ball that you’ll be laughing about for the next week. Or maybe you, along with our experienced camp staff, choose to climb up the 40-foot Y Tower, soar down the zipline, join a choreographed dance routine or go for a horseback ride on the trails. By then you’ll want to cool off with a plunge in the refreshing waters of Lake Cole. Day turns to night and the air grows cooler, but the crackling campfire keeps you and your cabin-mates warm. You’re making s’mores and telling stories beneath a blanket of stars. New friends feel as comfortable as family. Counselors lead the sing-along. The summer seems perfectly endless. The night does, too. And soon dawn breaks. There are pancakes in the dining hall, the sleepy, smiling faces of all your friends, and you get to enjoy another day in the Valley all over again!

CAMP FOR ALL Every child deserves the opportunity to have the summer of a lifetime. Enrolling in a Frost Valley camp program opens a world of opportunities in leadership, skill building, and appreciation for the natural world. We believe the cost of summer camp should not be a burden on any family. For this reason, we offer the following options to make camp more affordable: •

As a non-profit, all programs are offered at cost

Tiered Pricing is available if the cost of camp is just out of reach (see page 12)

Scholarships are available! To apply, visit: www.frostvalley.org/for-all

If you have any questions or concerns about cost, please contact the registrars’ office at 845-985-2291 x203 or email campregistration@frostvalley.org

FROST VALLEY STAFF Frost Valley YMCA is dedicated to hiring only the most qualified and experienced counselors to care for our campers. Many have been with us since they were young, journeying from camper to counselor in training (CiT) to counselor. They know our history, culture, traditions, and terrain as if they have Frost Valley in their DNA. Before being hired, all Frost Valley YMCA staff over 18, including our counselors, are given background and criminal history checks. Counselors undergo extensive training in our policies and procedures, which stress health and safety. For more about our staff, see page 9.

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, & GLOBAL (DIG) INNOVATION STATEMENT Frost Valley YMCA strives to be a place where all people belong, where our ongoing work increases inclusion and diversity, where equity is evident in our decisions and actions, and where all are respected. We do this to ensure that all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

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MOMENTS LIKE THESE...

... LAST A LIFETIME! CARING: We go beyond ourselves to do what we can for all.

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TRADITIONAL OVERNIGHT CAMP

CAMP WAWAYANDA (GRADES 2-7)

Many young campers spend their first nights away from home in Camp Wawayanda, where they discover a cabin full of new friends waiting to meet them and form lifelong bonds. Our staff are specially trained to care for and address the needs of young children, especially in the areas of homesickness and developing new social skills. Children grow alongside one another and discover that differences can be celebrated and triumphs are often shared. Camp Wawayanda is a traditional overnight camp where, during two-week sessions, children build independence while choosing from a wide range of activities based on age, interest, and ability. Campers gain confidence, new skills, and good friends as they climb the Y-tower, hike to High Falls, canoe across Lake Cole, and learn from role models from around the world.

“Our twins had a wonderful time at Frost Valley! It was their first sleepaway camp experience and proved to be transformational for them both.� - Camper Parent

Campers live in villages according to age and gender. For more information about Camp Wawayanda, please email campdirector@frostvalley.org or call (845) 985-2291 ext. 271.

WAWAYANDA VILLAGES* *Learn more about our new village names: www.frostvalley.org/overnight-camp/new-village-names-for-2021

BARKABOOM MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

VLY MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

EAGLE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

RUSK MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

FIR MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

(Mini-MAC)

(boys, grades 5-6)

(girls/boys, grades 2-4)

(girls, grade 6-7)

(girls, grades 5-6)

(boys, grade 6-7)

AVAILABLE SESSIONS 1: JUNE 27 - JULY 9 2: JULY 11 - 23 3: JULY 25 - AUG 6 4: AUG 8 - 20

Every day is filled with growth!

Check out the Schedule & Activities listed on page 7.

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Home away from home!

Sleep in a cabin or lodge.

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Build Confidence!

Campers develop confidence while swimming in Lake Cole.

Make new friends!

Get ready to make memories and friendships to last a lifetime.


TRADITIONAL OVERNIGHT CAMP

CAMP HENRY HIRD (GRADES 8-10)

At Camp Henry Hird, teens come together for two weeks at a time to enjoy a wide range of camp offerings, including extended overnight camping trips on the trail, and adventure courses like the Giant’s Ladder and Leap of Faith. These experiences may seem like pure fun and excitement (and they are!) but our staff design each activity to promote lifelong traits of character, such as leadership skills, conflict resolution and problem solving skills as well as an attitude of embracing diversity and inclusion. On a daily basis, we witness the transformation from camper to young leader, as teens exceed their own expectations and become confident, socially responsible stewards of the natural world.

“Our experience as parents has been excellent. We couldn’t be happier with Frost Valley!” - Camper Parent

Campers are placed in villages according to age and gender. For more information about Camp Henry Hird, please email campdirector@frostvalley.org or call (845) 985-2291 ext. 301.

HENRY HIRD VILLAGES* *Learn more about our new village names: www.frostvalley.org/overnight-camp/new-village-names-for-2021

BALSAM LAKE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

PANTHER MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

PLATEAU MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

WITTENBERG MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

GRAHAM MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

PEEKAMOOSE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

HUNTER MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

SLIDE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

(MAC Girls)

(girls, grade 9)

(MAC Boys)

(boys, grade 9)

(girls, grade 8)

(girls, grade 10)

(boys, grade 8)

(boys, grade 10)

AVAILABLE SESSIONS 1: JUNE 27 - JULY 9 2: JULY 11 - 23 3: JULY 25 - AUG 6 4: AUG 8 - 20

Build skills and character! All Frost Valley activities are guided by our signature 8 core values.

Gain Confidence!

Teens reach new heights that build independence!

Unplug to make real connections! Campers thrive in our screen-free environment.

Join a Community!

Camp is a place where everyone belongs and experiences are shared!

COMMUNITY: We work together to create shared connections.

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SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

Schedule content will vary with village and is subject to change. Every camper enjoys an overnight camping experience on the trail. Cabin cleanup is complete before campers begin daily activities.

7:45 am for Wawayanda 8:30 am for Hird 9:30am

FLAG RAISING & BREAKFAST A great time for announcements, recognitions, and skits.

SPORTS & GAMES

Basketball, soccer, dodgeball, geronimo, capture the flag, USB, gaga ball, and more!

WATERFRONT

10:40am 11:50 am for Wawayanda 12:50 pm for Hird 2:00pm

Our staff lead this instructional and recreational program on our own Lake Cole, under supervision of certified lifeguards. We offer canoeing as well as rowing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and a ton of water sports!

LUNCH & REST HOUR FEELING GOOD

Activities for campers vary by age and include arts & crafts, hikes, gardening, yoga, etc.

SPECIALTIES

3:10pm 5:30 pm for Wawayanda 6:30 pm for Hird 7:30pm 9:30 pm for Wawayanda 10:00 pm for Hird 7

Experienced instructors teach these popular skill building sessions. Wawayanda campers choose two 4-day long specialties. Henry Hird campers choose one 8-day specialty. Choices vary and may include a variety of sports, theatre, music, cooking, gardening, nature, arts, high ropes and adventure courses, and hiking.

DINNER EVENING PROGRAMS

Campfires, overnights, hayrides, and dances are just a few things campers enjoy.

REFLECTION! GOODNIGHT! LIGHTS OUT! Gather together as a cabin group to reflect and get excited for the next day.

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“Frost Valley has changed my life and now my children’s. We shall be forever grateful and hold our hearts and souls over Lake Cole and Big Tree on misty mornings and dark cold nights.” - Cherished Alumnus


ALL-CAMP EVENTS

SMALL WORLD FAIR (1ST SESSION) The Fourth of July begins, like all other days, with a flag raising ceremony. However, for our Independence Day celebration, the entire camp joins together around the flagpole to sing a rousing happy birthday to America. During the day, campers participate in activities to celebrate this patriotic day. Later, we invite our summer staff to participate in a Small World Fair, where campers participate in sharing the history and traditions of a variety of cultures.

OLYMPIX (2ND SESSION) Every summer, the Olympix spirit sweeps through camp when Frost Valley hosts our annual Olympix championship. Competing countries vary from year to year and are represented by groups of campers. The opening ceremony commences the night before with dances, skits, and songs representing the cultural traditions of each country. Team unity and pride are on full display, but it’s the spirit of Frost Valley that rises strong. Let the games begin!

CARNIVALLEY (3RD SESSION) CarniValley is our Session 3 all-camp activity, the greatest carnival to ever take place at Frost Valley! At CarniValley, records will be set that will go down in camp history in our Frost Valley Book of World Records! The competition is always friendly and a wide range of carnival games will be enjoyed by all. Campers can earn tickets on behalf of their village. The village with the most tickets at the end will receive a special prize!

HIRDSTOCK (4TH SESSION) Hirdstock, a camp-wide music festival inspired by the original Woodstock, takes place during the fourth session. Campers participate in arts and crafts, games, an air guitar competition, and other activities on Hirdstock Field. But the main attraction is always the music. Performances and musical acts by campers and counselors draw the positive vibes of all present.

DIVERSITY: We promote a culture of respect and value diversity.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO SUPERVISES MY CHILD? Many of our summer staff members were campers who became CiTs and then counselors, so they know Frost Valley YMCA better than most. Others join us from around the world as international staff. Many return year after year, giving Frost Valley a family environment and a true sense of culture and tradition. Counselors undergo extensive training on our policies and procedures which stress health and safety first. In-depth background and criminal history checks are performed on all of our employees. We follow the American Camp Association standards by providing a 1 to 6 counselor to camper ratio. For younger campers, this ratio is often smaller. To ensure a welcoming and familiar community, roughly 70% of our staff return each summer.

WHAT IF MY CHILD WHERE WILL MY GETS SICK? CHILD SLEEP? The Guenther Family Wellness Center, located on camp, is staffed by registered nurses and emergency responders 24 hours a day. If your child gets sick, you will be notified immediately while your child receives the care they need. To learn more, email: ddauria@frostvalley.org

WHAT WILL MY CHILD EAT? Three hot, wholesome meals are served daily. Our dining hall offers a vast array of options from the typical kid fare to organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. Care is taken to meet the dietary needs of all of our campers. Fresh fruit is available for snacking all day long. Chartwells Educational Dining Service creates the menus, ensuring that each meal is nutritionally balanced. Candy and soda are not served nor sold in the Camp Store.

The majority of our campers reside in cabins and lodges, with some specialty programs - East Valley Ranch, Farm, and Adventure Camps - staying in yurts and tents. These arrangements all promise the opportunity for friendships to flourish naturally and with ease, while under the close supervision of counselors and village coordinators. We honor one mutual bunk request per camper.

IS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE? We offer bus transportation to and from camp in these neighborhoods: Brooklyn NY, Montclair NJ, and Manhattan! The cost is $80.00 per camper, one way. For more information, please contact us at campregistration@frostvalley.org.

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? Frost Valley YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign raises money for “camperships” to provide a Frost Valley experience for nearly 600 children who would not otherwise be able to join us. For more information about our camperships and to start the application process, email: campregistration@frostvalley.org.

COVID-19: As you know, our priority is always the health and safety of all campers and staff. As such, we will provide information about health and safety protocols regarding Covid-19 in the coming months. The Frost Valley staff collaborates on a regular basis and partners with local, state, national, and international agencies to remain informed and proactive as new information develops.

RENOWNED STAFF TRAINING! All Frost Valley camp staff, including returning staff, experience up to three weeks of rigorous training. Beyond First Aid and CPR, staff also receive training on child development, risk management, homesickness, and more. For example, in 2018 prominent parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa (as seen on the Today Show) inspired our staff with a thought-provoking, informative talk on character development.

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CANCELLATION

POLICY:

• All cancellations must be received in writing • Full refund if canceled by March 31 • Full refund minus $250 deposit (per camper, per session) if canceled by June 1 • NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1


CAMP DATES & HOW TO REGISTER

OPEN HOUSE DATES: FEB 21ST • MARCH 21ST • APRIL 18TH • MAY 16TH NOTE: These open houses could be virtual or in person. Keeping our community safe is our number one priority. We will be making a decision closer to the open house dates.

SESSION DATES: 1 2 3 4

JUNE 27 - JULY 9 JULY 11 - 23 JULY 25 - AUG 6 AUG 8 - 20

4 WAYS TO REGISTER: 11. 22.

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Register Online at www.frostvalley.org/register Fill out the Registration Form in this brochure and send it to: Camp Registrar Frost Valley YMCA 2000 Frost Valley Road Claryville, NY 12725 Fax the Registration Form to: 845-985-7925 Email a scanned copy of the Registration Form to: campregistration@frostvalley.org

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2021 FROST VALLEY YMCA SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION FORM * Please print legibly and complete ALL boxes on pages 11-13 YOUR CAMPER’S INFORMATION HERE Camper Information: Gender:_______________________________________________________ r Address and home phone are the same as Account Holder First Name:___________________________________________________________________________ Last Name:_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Email Address:____________________________________________________________________________________ How many years has camper attended camp at Frost Valley?_________________ *Please be sure that your email address is valid. You will receive all correspondence to this email. Add “campregistration@frostvalley.org” to your address book to ensure delivery. Your email is confidential information.

Street Address:______________________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ State:__________________ Zip/Postal Code:__________________County______________________________ Country (if outside USA):_______________________________________________________________ Home Phone:________________________________________________Birth Date:_________________________ Age at time of camp:_________________________ Grade Entering Fall 2021:__________ Cabinmate request: (Limited to one request per child. Must be mutual and in same grade)__________________________________________________________________________________

YOUR INFORMATION HERE Account Holder/Parent/Guardian #1 Information: (all information, correspondence and invoices will be sent to the “Account Holder” name) First Name:__________________________________________________Last Name:_________________________________________________ Occupation:_____________________________________________________ Email Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Please be sure that your email address is valid. You will receive all correspondence to this email. Add “campregistration@frostvalley.org” to your address book to ensure delivery. Your email is confidential information.

Street Address:______________________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ State:__________________ Zip/Postal Code:__________________Country (if outside USA):__________________________________________________________ County__________________________________ Home Phone:________________________________________________Work Phone:________________________________________________ Cell Phone:_______________________________________________________ Relationship to Camper: r Mother r Father r Guardian r Other:________________ __________ Custodial Parent? r Yes r No

Date Of Birth_____________________

Parent/Guardian #2/Non-Custodial Parent (Note: all information, correspondence and invoices will be sent to the “Account Holder” named above) Check this box if address and home phone are the same as Account Holder r First Name:__________________________________________________Last Name:_________________________________________________ Occupation:_____________________________________________________ Email Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Please be sure that your email address is valid. You will receive all correspondence to this email. Add “campregistration@frostvalley.org” to your address book to ensure delivery. Your email is confidential information.

Street Address:______________________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ State:__________________ Zip/Postal Code:__________________Country (if outside USA):__________________________________________________________ County__________________________________ Home Phone:________________________________________________Work Phone:________________________________________________ Cell Phone:_______________________________________________________ Relationship to Camper: rMother rFather rGuardian rOther:___________________ Custodial Parent?

rYes rNo

Date Of Birth_______________________________

Non-Custodial Parent: rShould be contacted in case of emergency and has permission to pick up camper

Emergency Contacts and Authorized Pick Up Persons: (In addition to parents/guardians) *Use this area to list the individual(s) we may contact in an emergency and you authorize to pick up your camper from camp or bus location at the end of a session in the event that you are unable to do so. 1. Name:_____________________________________________________2. Name:____________________________________________________ 3. Name:_________________________________________________________ Relationship to Camper:__________________________________Relationship to Camper:_________________________________ Relationship to Camper: _____________________________________ Home Phone:________________________________________________Home Phone:_______________________________________________ Home Phone: ___________________________________________________ Cell/Work Phone:___________________________________________Cell/Work Phone:__________________________________________ Cell/Work Phone:_______________________________________________

How did you hear about Frost Valley? Please check one and use the line below to write the name/place if applicable. r Friend, Who?

r Alumni, Who?

r Internet, Where?

r Camp Fair, Where?

r School, Which?

r Brochure

r TV

r Another YMCA, Which?

r Magazine, Which? r Other

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Camper Name (First and Last):

4 Check box(es) of session(s) you would like to attend (white boxes indicate available sessions): 1 2 3 4 SESSIONS

4 Check the tuition level you are choosing: TUITION

Level A

Level B

Level C

Traditional Overnight Camp

Traditional Overnight Camp

r $2470

r $2220

r $2070

Adventure Village

r $2640

r $2390

r $2240

Farm Camp

r $2790

r $2540

r $2390

Mustang Village

June 27-July 9

July 11-23

July 25-Aug 6

Aug 8-20

Adventure Village FULL*

Farm Camp

FULL*

FULL*

FULL*

FULL*

FULL*

Mustang Village East Valley Ranch (2 week sessions) FULL*

East Valley Ranch (4 week sessions) Horse Trails (1 week sessions) separate pricing >

FULL*

r $2660

r $2510

r $2955

r $2705

r $2555

East Valley Ranch (4 wk)

r $5000

r $4750

r $4600

$1800

*Sessions marked “FULL” are wait-list only. Register for open sessions now to reserve your spot!

ADVENTURE TRIPS

r $2910

East Valley Ranch (2 wk)

separate pricing

Adirondack Classic (4 week trip) (Grades 9-12)

$4270

Adirondack Hike & Climb (Grades 7-8)

$2100

Adirondack Hike & Climb (Grades 9-10)

$2100

Adirondack Hike & Climb (Grades 9-10) Young Women’s Confidence Trip

$2100

Adirondack Paddler (Grades 7-8)

$2100

Adirondack Paddler (Grades 9-10)

$2100

Adirondack Paddler (Grades 7-8) Young Women’s Confidence Trip

$2100

Adirondack Trail Builder (Grades 9-12)

$2100

Catskill Trail Builder (Grades 9-12)

$2100

WHY 3 TUITION FEES? Frost Valley serves families with different abilities to pay. Tuition A reflects the true cost of camp. Tuitions B & C have been created to help families that would like some financial assistance to send their child to summer camp. You choose the price – no extra paperwork needed! In the event that Tuition A, B, or C are out of your family’s budget, please contact us about financial aid. We believe every child should have a camp experience. Regardless of the tuition paid there is no difference in the camp experience for your child!

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Our goal is to make Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp affordable for everyone through camperships. Visit www.FrostValley.org or email campregistration@frostvalley.org for more information.

ADVENTURE SURVIVAL CAMP (ASC) separate pricing ASC for Grades 5-7 (1 week trip)

$1700

ASC for Grades 8-10 (1 week trip)

$1700

ASC Returners (Grades 7-10)

$2600

USE THIS TO CALCULATE YOUR FEE Total price of camp session(s), and/or Adventure Trip(s) Camp Store $50 per session suggested. Adding money to your store account must be in addition to deposit. Laundry $15 for unlimited loads for campers staying 2 or more consecutive sessions

PAYMENT INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION - please check appropriate box

Brooklyn Bus TO Camp

session: r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4

Brooklyn Bus FROM Camp

session: r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4

NYC Bus TO Camp

session: r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4

Account Number: _____________________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: _____________/____________

NYC Bus FROM Camp

session: r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4

Signature: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Montclair Bus TO Camp

session: r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4

Montclair Bus FROM Camp

session: r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4

I will drive my child to camp

session: r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4

I will drive my child home

session: r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4

Enclosed please find: $250 Deposit per session x ________________________ sessions = $ __________________________________ PAYMENT METHOD: o Check Enclosed (Made payable to Frost Valley YMCA) Charge To: o Visa o MasterCard o Discover o American Express

o I, _____________________________________ , authorize Frost Valley YMCA to charge the outstanding balance on my family’s Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp invoice to the credit card listed above on March 31, 2021. *If registering after March 31, Frost Valley will charge the full amount due upon receipt of this registration to the credit card listed above.

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN FOR CAMPERSHIPS Frost Valley YMCA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to support our Annual Campaign for Camperships, which offers opportunities for all children to attend summer camp regardless of their ability to pay. Will you help us build a lifetime of values for campers this summer? o Yes, I/we would like to help send a child to camp. Gift amount: o $500 o $250 o $100 o $50 o Other: $ ______________________________________ Thank You!

Bus Fee: $80 each way $40 credit card fee per session (Optional) Campership Gift (Optional) SUBTOTAL Less $250 deposit per session BALANCE DUE MAR 31 , 2021

Find information on New York State charities by calling the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-771-7755 or visit www.CharitiesNYS.com

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PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT & REFUND POLICY: PLEASE READ & SIGN THIS STATEMENT I hereby enroll my child in Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp. In signing this application, I certify that he/she is healthy and free of problems that could adversely affect his/her stay or that of other campers at Frost Valley YMCA. I agree to pay the balance of camp fees on or before March 31, 2021. I understand that reserved space may not be held past March 31, 2021 without full payment. I understand that on or after September 1, 2021 any outstanding balances are subject to a 1.5% monthly finance charge. REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund is available if canceled by March 31, 2021. A full refund less a $250 deposit (per session, per camper) is available if canceled from April 1 - June 1, 2021. No refunds if canceled after June 1, 2021. ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING. I grant permission for the applicant to participate in all planned camp activities. I hereby grant Frost Valley YMCA and its agents full authority to take whatever actions they deem necessary regarding my child’s health and safety, and I fully release Frost Valley YMCA from any liability in connection there within. In the event of an emergency, I understand that prudent attempts will be made to contact the undersigned immediately. I understand that I will be responsible for payment of all medical and medication bills. I understand that my child must comply with the camp’s rules and standards of conduct and that the organization may terminate my child’s participation in the camp program if he/she does not maintain these standards. Occasionally Frost Valley YMCA transports campers out of camp to participate in activities. Camp participants may be transported over to the East Valley of Frost Valley’s property and other areas within the Catskill region to enjoy programs. By signing below, I hereby give my permission for my child to be taken off site, supervised, and to take part in programs with the Frost Valley YMCA. If my child is registered for any of the Equestrian Camps, I understand that as with any sport there are inherent risks that can be minimized through preparation and training. Each rider will be required to wear protective attire. This includes long pants to protect the legs, socks, hard smooth-soled shoes with heels (preferably boots), and a properly fitted and secured helmet, provided by the camp. I understand the risks and release Frost Valley YMCA, and the directors, trustees, officers, volunteers and employees of Frost Valley YMCA, from all liability for damages or injuries resulting from all camp activities, negligence or defects in the preparation, instruction, or equipment involved in camp activities in or around Frost Valley YMCA. Frost Valley YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal articles. I authorize Frost Valley YMCA and the YMCA of the USA to own and have full right of disposition of any video film, footage, sound track recordings and photo reproductions of the camper named on this contract and/or his/her narrative account of his/ her experience within YMCA programming. Frost Valley YMCA shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of any video film, footage, sound track recordings and photo reproductions of the camper named on this contract and/or his/her narrative account of his/her experience for any purpose without compensation to him/her. I individually and corporately agree to hold harmless Frost Valley YMCA, its volunteers, agents, employees and officers irrespective of any negligent act or omission by Frost Valley YMCA and/or those individuals arising from or related in any way to this Frost Valley YMCA program. I acknowledge that the Courts of Ulster County, State of New York shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claims, legal dispute or cause of action arising out of my child’s stay at Frost Valley YMCA. I hereby agree that if I commence any legal proceedings, they will be held only in Ulster County, State of New York, and I hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Ulster County, New York.

Signature of Parent or Guardian: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Print name of Parent or Guardian: ________________________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________ Camper Name(s): ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mail your completed form with deposit or full payment if after March 31, 2021 to: Camp Registrar, Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, NY 12725 If you have questions, call the Camp Registrar: 845-985-2291, ext. 203 or email: campregistration@frostvalley.org

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ADVENTURE CAMPS

ADVENTURE VILLAGE (GRADES 5-9)

Adventure Village is organized into two minivillages, Woodwise (Grades 5-7) and Sequoia (Grades 8 & 9), both with the same mission: to help campers become lifetime lovers of the outdoors! Combining the best of Overnight Camp and Adventure Trips, campers choose their adventure from activities like climbing, day-long hikes exploring trails and creek beds, orienteering, ropes courses, and outdoor skills. Campers in the village will also experience a four to five day mini trip to either the Adirondacks for canoeing and backpacking, the Catskills for backpacking, the Shawangunks for climbing, or a backpacking trip across our 5,500-acre camp.

“I wanted to extend our gratitude and appreciation for a great session for our children. They had the most amazing time and can’t wait to come back.” - Parent of Adventure Campers

Adventure Village’s home base is tucked in the woods between two converging mountain creeks with a communal Mongolian Yurt in the center. Campers sleep in bunks in canvas platform tents where they drift off to the soothing sounds of frogs chirping in the cool mountain air beneath the brilliant starlight.

MINI VILLAGES WOODWISE

(girls/boys, grades 5-7)

AVAILABLE SESSIONS

SEQUOIA

(girls/boys, grades 8-9)

1: JUNE 27 - JULY 9 2: JULY 11 - 23 3: JULY 25 - AUG 6 4: AUG 8 - 20

For more information on any of our adventure programs, or to find out which program is the best fit for your child please call (845) 985-2291 or email adventure@frostvalley.org today!

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ADVENTURE SURVIVAL CAMP (ASC) If your camper is up for a thrilling challenge and wants to learn how to camp primitively, our Adventure Survival Camp is a great option for them. They will focus on how to camp and hike as people did hundreds of years ago, with a deep knowledge and appreciation for the environment around them and without modern gear and equipment. Under careful supervision, your camper will gain valuable outdoor survival skills, as they’re encouraged to grow in scenarios such as: •

Creating shelters from resources found in nature

Foraging for food and learning to set traps

Building fire to cook over and stay warm

Start fires without much material

Navigating waterways and rough terrain

Employing various methods of self-rescue and rope techniques

This is the only Frost Valley program where campers rappel down a 50-foot waterfall!

To register for this or any of our summer programs, please follow the instructions on page 10.

ASC 1-WEEK

(boys & girls, grades 5-7) SESSION 1B: 7/4-7 SESSION 4A: 8/8-13 SESSION 4B: 8/15-20 Start your Adventure Survival experience off with a one-week course in teambuilding, stargazing, water crossing, shelterbuilding, and more. By the end of the week, you’ll be calling the Catskill woods your natural home!

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ASC 1-WEEK

(boys & girls, grades 8-10) SESSION 1A: 6/27-7/2 SESSION 2A: 7/11-16 SESSION 3B: 8/1-6 For our older kids starting their adventure survival experience, this is your program! Start your Adventure Survival experience off with a one-week course in team-building, stargazing, water crossing, shelter-building, and more. By the end of the week, you’ll be calling the Catskill woods your natural home!

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ASC RETURNERS

(boys & girls, grades 7-10) SESSION 2B-3A: 7/18-30 If you have done one of our oneweek ASC programs, or a similar program, and are ready to take it to the next level, come join us for a two-week ASC camp! You will review and build upon navigation and technical skills learned in the one-week program while you lead your group (under counselor supervision) across and through some of the Catskills most beloved peaks.


ADVENTURE TRIPS

YOUNG WOMEN’S CONFIDENCE TRIPS

“The trip took all of my daughter’s natural attributes and amplified them. She came home elated! She had this glow on her face like I’ve never seen before.” - Adventure Trip Parent

Building off our successful Young Women’s Leadership Trips, this set of trips is designed to build a camper’s self-confidence through wilderness challenges, growth experiences, and empowering interpersonal relationships with same-gender* peers. We will also facilitate and engage in intentional conversations about gender roles in the leadership and the outdoors. *These trips are led by same-gender counselors and are open to any female identifying camper.

ADIRONDACK PADDLER

ADIRONDACK HIKE & CLIMB

The Adirondack Paddler is for the waterloving adventurer looking to develop their paddling skills and their confidence as a team member. From paddling small streams to large lakes to whitewater this trip offers opportunities to empower young women in addition to mastering paddling skills. Come join us for the experience of a lifetime making lasting memories and connections while calling some of the clearest waters in the country your home for two weeks.

The Adirondack Hike and Climb trip is an entry-level trip for the adventurer at heart. Campers will learn backcountry camping skills like orienteering, fire building and backcountry cooking. Campers will also test their limits and find the value of teamwork. They will spend half their time backpacking in the remote wilderness of the Adirondacks, summiting high peaks and camping by pristine lakes, and the other half of their time will be spent learning to rock climb on some of the Adirondacks’ most celebrated crags.

(girls only, grades 7-8) SESSION 3: 7/25-8/6

**Participants must be comfortable in water and know how to swim**

(girls only, grades 9-10) SESSION 2: 7/11-23

INCLUSIVENESS: We open our hearts and minds to all people.

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LEADERSHIP TRIPS In our Leadership Track, participants will gain experience and confidence in the technical skills of backcountry camping while developing their leadership skill. From cooking a meal over a stove, reading a map and compass, or managing a campsite, participants will gain a deeper comfort and appreciation for nature and the outdoors. With guidance from our Trip Leaders, campers will begin taking on different roles amongst their trip mates and become decision makers of the trip. These trips are for campers who have had experience with wilderness camping or have a strong desire to participate in it.

ENTRY LEVEL TRIPS: ADIRONDACK HIKE & CLIMB (boys & girls) For Grades 7-8: For Grades 9-10: SESSION 2: 7/11-23 SESSION 1: 6/27-7/9 SESSION 4: 8/8-20 SESSION 3: 7/25-8/6 The Adirondack Hike and Climb trip is an entry-level trip for the adventurer at heart. Campers will learn backcountry camping skills like orienteering, fire building and backcountry cooking. Campers will also test their limits and find the value of teamwork. They will spend half their time backpacking in the remote wilderness of the Adirondacks, summiting high peaks and camping by pristine lakes, and the other half of their time will be spent learning to rock climb on some of the Adirondacks’ most celebrated crags.

ADIRONDACK PADDLER (boys & girls) For Grades 7-8: For Grades 9-10: SESSION 1: 6/27-7/9 SESSION 2: 7/11-23 SESSION 3: 7/25-8/6 SESSION 4: 8/8-20 The Adirondack Paddler is for the water-loving adventurer looking to develop their paddling skills and their leadership. From paddling small streams to large lakes to whitewater this trip offers opportunities to build confidence and teamwork in addition to mastering paddling skills. Campers will get to experience rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. Come join us for the experience of a lifetime making lasting memories and connections while calling some of the clearest waters in the country your home for two weeks. **Participants must be comfortable in water and know how to swim**

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ADVANCED TRIP:

This trip requires a willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle. Camping experience at Frost Valley YMCA or similar experience with other programs required. Please reach out to the Adventure Director at adventure@frostvalley.org if you are unsure or interested.

ADIRONDACK CLASSIC (boys & girls, grades 9-12) SESSION 2-3: 7/11-8/6 (4 WEEKS) This trip, for the adventure camper ready to take on real leadership responsibilities, has it all; backpacking, climbing, and paddling in New York’s biggest state park. As a camper who has built up their leadership skills across other trips or programs, you will have the opportunity to make some of your own route, gear, cooking, and group management decisions while you bond with a small group of campers who will be life-long friends. This trip sets you up well for an AiT experience.


ADVENTURE TRIPS

SERVICE TRIPS Our service trips are for campers who want to make a difference and see the amazing impact that service can have on the world and on themselves. We offer four very different service trips so campers can connect to a type of service that is meaningful to them. Campers who participate in our service trips will receive a signed letter recognizing them for at least 35 hours of service per trip.

ADIRONDACK TRAIL BUILDERS

(boys & girls, grades 9-12) SESSION 4: 8/8-20 Join us on an adventure that gives back to a place that we visit frequently: the Adirondacks. Last summer, over 60 participants went on this journey for 100+ days all throughout the Adirondacks so this is an amazing opportunity to help maintain the trails we use so often. This trip will entail different projects such as clearing brush, building bridges, and digging water dams. Campers will receive 35 hours of community service for their volunteer work.

CATSKILL TRAIL BUILDERS

(boys & girls, grades 9-12) SESSION 1: 6/27-7/9 | SESSION 3: 7/25-8/6 Join us in the Forever Wild Catskill Mountains as we help maintain our trails and complete service work for our local community. Campers will learn all about trail building and gain knowledge and skill in digging water trenches, clearing overgrown brush, creating vista points and doing other projects on the nearby trails. Campers will earn up to 35 hours of community service. On days off, they’ll explore the best vista points in the area and visit the local fire towers.

RESPECT: We listen to each other.

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HORSE CAMPS “The time my son spent at horse camp helped him to build up his confidence. He had a great experience. Thank you very much!” - Parent of a Horse Camper

HORSE PROGRAM AT MAIN CAMP (GIRLS, GRADES 2-5)

Frost Valley YMCA’s horse programs are ideal for campers who want to live the life of an equestrian, but also participate in traditional camp activities. Campers spend half of each day learning the basics of horsemanship and developing riding skills, while the remainder of the day is devoted to a wide range of other camp activities, including swimming in the lake, hiking, arts and crafts, climbing, overnight camping trips, and more. Campers live in a lodge or cabin with counselors who have exceptional skills with horses and childcare. No previous riding experience is required.

MAIN CAMP HORSE PROGRAM MUSTANG VILLAGE

(girls, grades 2-5, ages 7-10)

AVAILABLE SESSIONS 1: JUNE 27 - JULY 9 2: JULY 11 - 23 3: JULY 25 - AUG 6 4: AUG 8 - 20

For more information on any of our horse programs at Main Camp, or to find out which program is the best match for your child please contact Jessie Emmons at (845) 985-2291 ext. 305 or email jemmons@frostvalley.org today!

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HORSE CAMPS

EAST VALLEY RANCH PROGRAMS HORSE TRAILS boys & girls, grades 8+, min. age 13

AVAILABLE DATES

1B: JULY 4 - 9 2B: JULY 18 - 23 3B: AUG 1 - 6 4B: AUG 15 - 20 Saddle up and hit the trail for this exciting horse trekking adventure through pristine Catskill Mountain trails. Spend full days exploring nature on horseback and cozy nights sitting by the fire reflecting on the day, making memories with new friends, and sleeping under the stars. Riders will have full responsibility for caring for their horse while on the trail. Learn outdoor wilderness skills while packing out at campsites. In addition to polishing equestrian skills, there will be plenty of non-horse adventures! This challenging yet fun excursion requires that riders be confident walking/ trotting a horse and comfortable in the great outdoors. Participants must have previous riding experience, preferably in Frost Valley’s equestrian programs. Call to find out if Horse Trails is a good fit for your camper.

Located just one mile from Farm Camp, East Valley Ranch is set in a picturesque location dedicated to providing campers with an exceptional experience working with horses and enjoying summer camp. This program is designed for campers with all levels of horse experience from all disciplines and our highly knowledgeable and passionate staff are eager to help them develop confidence in their abilities both in the saddle and in life. The East Valley Ranch programs teach primarily Western style horseback riding techniques, but experience from all backgrounds and disciplines are welcome. Campers sleep in yurts arranged by age and enjoy their own private dining hall and a variety of program areas.

2 WEEK PROGRAM

girls only, grades 5+, ages 10+

SESSION DATES

SESSIONS ARE FULL!

1: JUNE 27 - JULY 9 2: JULY 11 - 23 3: JULY 25 - AUG 6 4: AUG 8 - 20

Young equestrians will learn not only how to ride, but also the responsibility that comes along with caring for horses. Campers are assigned a horse for the whole session and spend half of their day at the barn, focusing on their riding technique and learning about grooming, tacking, veterinary care, and training techniques. Another portion of each day is spent hiking, completing high and low ropes elements, boating, and making arts and crafts. Campers will enjoy swimming several times each week, an overnight camping experience, and an all-camp day focused on a theme.

During their second week, campers can choose a specialty program either trail riding, where they spend the week exploring on our 14-mile network of trails or in the arena, focusing on progressing through the fundamentals of riding and good horsemanship.

4 WEEK PROGRAM

girls only, grades 8-11, ages 13-16

SESSION DATES

For more information on any of our horse programs at East Valley Ranch, or to find out which program is the best match for your child please contact Megan Cheney at (845) 985-2291 ext. 348 or email mcheney@frostvalley.org today!

SESSIONS ARE FULL!

SESSION 1-2: JUNE 27 - JULY 23 SESSION 3-4: JULY 25 - AUG 20

For older girls, this month-long adventure provides new challenges and opportunities to further advance their riding technique and gain a deeper knowledge of horses. Girls spend half of their day with the horses, working on horse training techniques and learning about what it takes to own your own horse. Throughout the month they will design and practice their own drill team show and prepare and head out on an overnight under the stars with their horses. Four-Week Campers will also get the chance to take part in traditional camp activities. This program helps build strong, independent, and experienced equestrians.

RESPONSIBILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for what we do.

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FARM CAMP

FARM CAMP (GRADES 2-10)

Farm Camp is a working farm set on 515 acres, with a barn full of animals and a colorful garden, both of which are tended to daily by our campers. Here, children learn to care for all kinds of animals and cultivate and harvest the garden. At farm camp, children learn on a deep level what it means to live a healthy life, by eating the very foods they’ve grown and how important it is to be stewards of the earth. Frost Valley Farm Camp’s Mongolian yurts are arranged by age and gender, and campers spend their days integrated as a united community. This gives campers of all ages the chance to learn from one another, mentor others, and develop skills at their own pace.

“When I picked up my daughter from Farm Camp she immediately said, ‘Can I please go to two sessions next summer?’” - Parent of a Farm Camper

Campers also enjoy the simple pleasures of summer camp: swimming, boating, playing games and sports, making arts and crafts, and bonding with friends over the campfire. Farm Camp sows the seeds of our core values: Caring, Community, Diversity, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Respect, Responsibility, and Stewardship.

FARM ACTIVITIES:

Learn about the care of a variety of livestock including goats, sheep, alpacas, chickens, pigs, cows, and rabbits. Pick berries, learn where your food comes from, harvest, prepare, cook, pickle, make jams, compost, plant, save seeds, be a steward of our 3-acre garden space, and don’t forget your appetite for homegrown, healthy foods! Collect eggs, milk goats, muck stalls, harvest veggies, and enjoy family-style meals. Learn blacksmithing, wool arts, sheep shearing, candle making, soap making, yogurt and cheese making, and cooking in the kitchen. For more information, email farm@frostvalley.org or call (845) 985-2291 ext. 327.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL! SESSION DATES 1: JUNE 27 - JULY 9 2: JULY 11 - 23 3: JULY 25 - AUG 6 4: AUG 8 - 20

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OTHER PROGRAMS AT FROST VALLEY

RUTH GOTTSCHO DIALYSIS & CHILDREN’S KIDNEY PROGRAM** In partnership with the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, campers with chronic kidney disease benefit from the solace of nature and the carefree pleasures of summer camp, alongside the wider Frost Valley YMCA community. Supported by experienced staff and the encouragement of other campers, kidney campers do things they never thought possible. They conquer the Giant Swing, row boats across Lake Cole, scale the climbing tower, enjoy tasty s’mores, make new friends, laugh and be silly, and sleep beneath a canopy of stars. Frost Valley YMCA provides unparalleled service and medical attention to these young campers. Dialysis treatments take place in the state-of-the-art Guenther Family Wellness Center, overseen by our caring medical staff. For more information, please visit www.frostvalley.org/kidney **Last year the decision was made to cancel this program in the best interest of our campers. The Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation is assessing the feasibility of running camp for 2021. Check back for updates about this program.

MAINSTREAMING AT CAMP (MAC) In partnership with the Young Adult Institute, Frost Valley YMCA welcomes children with developmental disabilities to join the wider camp community during daily activities. In integrated groups, children experience the joys of play and the abundance of the natural world where no two things are alike. This program benefits both the campers in it and their peers in other villages as children and young adults come to appreciate one another in new ways. The MAC Program fosters development, independence, and joy in all of the campers who attend Frost Valley. For more information, visit www.yaicamping.org

THE TOKYO-FROST VALLEY YMCA PARTNERSHIP The Tokyo-Frost Valley YMCA partnership, a unique global collaboration between our YMCA associations, provides a home base for Japanese families living in America to take respite from the stresses of life in a foreign country. Coordinated programming with YMCAs in Westchester and New York City offer families the support they need on a regular basis. This partnership helps children from Japan build strong identities as global citizens with friendships that span cultures and continents. For more information, please call (914) 705-5434, email tokyopr@frostvalley.org, or visit http://www.ymcatfv.org/

DAY CAMP

EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL TRIPS

Perfect for local residents and second-homeowners, our safe and affordable Day Camp is available for children ages 4-16. Along with our traditional day camp sessions, we offer equestrian and farm day camps, exciting programs for tweens and teens, and other specialty camps.

Our school programs department partners with educators to design and conduct day-long and overnight field trips in our vast, outdoor classroom, where learning is always experiential and student-centered.

FAMILY RETREATS

Overnight campers stay free when they come with family!* Your family and loved ones are invited to join us nearly every weekend September through June! Activities vary with the season and include: archery, apple picking, hiking, canoeing, crosscountry skiing, snow-tubing, woodworking, ziplining, arts and crafts, and so much more!

TEAMBUILDING PROGRAMS Corporate groups, colleges, religious organizations, and sports teams are among the many groups that come to Frost Valley each year for unique, customized, and effective teambuilding retreats. Challenge yourselves on our high ropes courses or take advantage of our breakout rooms for strategizing. Contact us today to organize a retreat that will bring your group closer together and help you achieve your goals!

For information about any of these programs as well as our many others, please call (845) 985-2291 or email info@frostvalley.org today! *some restrictions apply; call for details

Contact us about Holiday Family Camp: (845) 985-2291 ext. 213

STEWARDSHIP: We strive to be caretakers and not just takers.

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FROST VALLEY YMCA

HOUSES

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Claryville

Join us for a weekend tour during our Open Houses listed above or call to book a time that’s better for you. Attend an informative slideshow, Q&A and a walking tour. Call (845) 985-2291 ext. 203 or email campregistration@frostvalley.org for information and reservations. *NOTE: These open houses could be virtual or in person. Keeping our community safe is our number one priority. We will be making a decision closer to the open house dates.

EAST VALLEY RANCH FARM CAMP

Kingston

DENNING ROAD

Liberty

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CATSKILL STATE PARK Big Indian

New Paltz Ellenville

Bethel

NY State Thruway

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