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Spring in to Summer Plan Now for Summer Camp at Frost Valley

Here at Frost Valley YMCA, we’ve been hosting summer camp for over 100 years.Generations of campers respond, every year, with the same unbridled joy in our timeless traditions, whether they attend Resident Camp, Horse Camp, Farm Camp or Adven- ture Camp. Deep in the heart of the Catskill Mountains “forever wild land,” our 5,000 acres beckon for exploration and provide a safe, and inspiring, home away from home, a family-full of new friends, and a summer to remember.

Adventure Trips During Frost Valley YMCA’s Adventure Programs, campers choose from action-based activities, service-oriented trips, like working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those in need, and rugged adventure excursions to beautiful and chal- lenging locations around the United States. From these new experiences, campers find in themselves confidence and strength they never knew they had. They learn how to trust in themselves, and each other, as they work together to explore, problem-solve, and achieve common goals. An em- powering experience for all!

Horse Camp Frost Valley YMCA is home to two special Summer Horse Camps: Mustang Village at our Main Camp and East Valley Ranch, just twelve miles away in a serene and seclud- ed valley unto itself. Both locations and their programs are dedicated to

providing the opportunity for developing equestrians to become more confident in their abilities and comfortable within a com- munity of riders as, together, they develop lasting friendships while learning the fundamentals of riding and horse care. From the beginning rider to the advanced, girls grow leaps and bounds during their sessions, gaining confidence, independence, and leadership skills.

Farm Camp Farm Camp, located just a hayride away from East Valley Ranch and twelve miles away from Main Camp, is a working farm set on 515 acres, with a barn full of animals and a large organic gar- den, both of which are tended to by our campers. Here, children learn to care for animals. They cultivate and harvest vegetables. And they learn what it means to live a healthy life, and how important it is to take good care of the earth. As they experience the power of community and a shared work ethic, they become interdependent, confident, socially-responsible young leaders. A profound experience, Farm Camp sews the seeds of

responsibility, respect, community and stewardship. Campers reap the rewards for a lifetime. While there is a focus on farm- ing, campers will also have a well-rounded camp experience participating in activities like arts and crafts, swimming, boating, playing sports and games, and making lifelong friends.

Traditional Sleepaway Camp Summer camp offers children a magical world of play. There is nothing to turn on, re-charge, or re-boot; nature does that all on her own. Our imaginations do the rest. At Frost Valley YMCA, we offer sports, arts and crafts, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, singing, storytelling around the campfire, and sleeping underneath a canopy of stars. Our tradi- tions-hoopla, stories, songs, and cheers, the annual Olympix ceremony, and the Hirdstock music festival-introduce camp- ers to whim, and flight of fancy, and to the roles that creativity and imagination play in sports, education, and of course, play. Here, kids revel in the wonders of childhood. In this environment, friendships are quickly-made and long-lasting. The expe- rience far exceeds anything a power cord could ever supply.

For more information on any of Frost Valley YMCA’s Summer Camps Contact: 845-985-2291 ext. 203, email or go online:

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