Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Frost Valley YMCA is a camping, environmental education, and conferencing center located in Claryville, New York, part of the Catskill Mountains. Founded in 1901 as Camp Wawayanda, the camp moved to its present location in 1958.

During the summer, Frost Valley runs a camp for 6–15 year-olds, most of whom are from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Throughout the rest of the year, Frost Valley hosts school groups and other organizations for environmental education and conferencing activities.

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  • We called ahead for a tour of the mansion. They were very helpful and set the time and date that we wanted. We enjoyed the tour guide who gave us a full history of the mansion and the people who...  more »
  • Frost Valley is very picturesque and a beautiful place to stay. Frost Valley YMCA includes a few types of accommodations besides Strauss Center. Do not miss the monumental Frost Valley's Forstmann...  more »
  • Fantastic! Gorgeous time of the year to come. October Columbus weekend. We stayed in a 10 sleeper cabin. Very well heated! Bunk bed mattress could be softer so bring more bedding if you need. Staff delivered meals to cabin. Meals were delicious and vegan options were excellent! Not going to dining hall was ideal so we could save time, change and continue activities!
  • I come here every summer for sleep away camp. Its THE BEST! I love it here so much. Every body is super friendly, especially the counselors. I’ve also made some of my best friends here. Fun fact: I see one friend I met in 2017 every week now! At frost valley main camp We do super fun activities every day and there is a lot of ice cream eating! I’m not complaining though :) The food is okay and sometimes good in my opinion but it’s not 5 star dining obviously. Most of the cabins are very nice and they are not too small. I love wearing frost valley clothing too! It’s basically the only written thing I don’t mind having on a shirt. One thing I really love about frost valley though is that every one is accepting of who you are no matter who you are and they support you. ❤️ PS I did family camp for the first time this year because I just needed to be at frost valley this summer since main camp was canceled due to COVID-19. it was fun... there were a few mice in the cabin bathroom though. Country mice tend to be cleaner than city mice so I didn’t mind! They did go through my friends toiletries and chewed up her lip balm though .

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