Frost Valley YMCA

About Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley is located on about 6,000 acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, about 2 hours north of New York City.

Each summer, Frost Valley YMCA provides exceptional outdoor experiences for over 4,000 children through day and overnight camp programs that include but are not limited to: equestrian camp, farm camp, adventure trips, a “Kidney Camp” for children with kidney disease or transplants, and of course the traditional overnight camp that Frost Valley has provided since 1885.

During the school year, Frost Valley serves more than 35,000 school children, college groups, families, Scouts, religious organizations, corporate teams, and others on its 5,500-acre property. Educational school field trips bring science lessons to life in the most natural of learning environments – the great outdoors. Teambuilding retreats strengthen bonds while challenging participants to move out of their comfort zones and into their growth zones. Weekend retreats and family reunions provide the foundation for lifelong memories and traditions that span generations. Community programs such as after-school care, seasonal free events, daycare, outdoor sporting programs, and so much more ensure that our neighbors have ample opportunity for experiences and resources that make living in the Catskills the best choice for families.

Guided by a mission to serve all, Frost Valley provides financial assistance and full scholarships to thousands of children and families who otherwise might not experience the great outdoors. As can often be heard in the dining hall or on the scenic trails of this exceptional camp, “There’s something for everyone in the Valley.”

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. We are guided in this pursuit by our eight core values, which serve as pathways for our guests as they bond with nature and each other. They are Caring, Community, Diversity, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Respect, Responsibility, and Stewardship.

As a member of the YMCA’s DIG Innovation Network, we are honored to be guided in our pursuits for a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable society by upholding the following board-approved statement in all we do:

“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.”

TL:DR; We are really cool. Come work for us!


Assistant Day Camp Director

June 2018 Claryville, NY
“Everything, I’ve been working for this organization since 2007.”

leadership coordinator

June 2019 - August 2019 Claryville, NY
“It was a great working environment for someone who is interested in leadership and mentoring. Frost Valley is a very safe working space that only supports growth and enhancement of one's strengths and weaknesses. ”
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