Summer Day Camps

Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp provides a magical summer experience to children, ages 4-15, from the local community. Counselors experienced in childcare and recreation lead kids through days of adventure and excitement. Bus transportation is available from several locations in Sullivan, Ulster, and Delaware Counties.


Pre-K to K, minimum age 4
The Explorers program is an “introduction” to Day Camp for our youngest campers. Small hikes, daily access to our supervised waterfront, and games and crafts fill the day—at a fun, but relaxing pace!


Grades 1-6
Campers kick off their day with songs and games at morning meeting. Then, they their participate in activities including arts and crafts, sports of all sorts, Incredible Edible, science, music, crazy camp-wide events, and daily trips to the waterfront.

Just Us Girls:

Girls, Grades 4-7
This unique female-only program provides girls the ideal atmosphere to express themselves, free of peer pressure; they set and achieve personal goals, and explore leadership through a variety of ropes and challenge activities. With the guidance of positive female role models, campers grow through daily journaling; they learn about successful women across cultures, and they enjoy daily fitness activities, including yoga and hip-hop dance. Campers also enjoy a variety of traditional camp activities.

Boys in the Woods:

Boys Entering Grades 1&2
Designed for our younger male campers who are still developing their individuality, this program provides boys the opportunity to play, learn, and grow in a safe and positive environment. With the helpful hand of friendly and responsible male role-models, boys will enjoy a full day of fun, active outdoor activities that encourage them to think for themselves, create friendships, and try new things. Activities include swimming, hiking, climbing tower, archery, and a large variety of sports and games.

‘Tween Camp:

Grade 7 (must have completed grade 6)
In addition to all the traditional camp activities, ‘Tweens take a trip during each session. They also have the opportunity to experience our many adventure and ropes courses like the zip line, giant swing, and mountain boarding.

Teen Adventures:

Grades 8-10
Teen Adventures focus on building leadership skills, confidence, and opportunities for positive socialization. Campers choose their own adventures from a range of options shown here.

Counselors in Training:

Entering Grades 9&10
Bring out the Leader inside you! A two-week program designed to develop the leadership skills you need for a successful future. Led by our Leadership and Adventure GURU, you will earn First Aid and CPR Certifications, develop your communication skills on teambuilding and high ropes courses, be responsible for the delivery of an inclusive all- camp program and enjoy a rewarding overnight wilderness camping experience, to top it all off! (Must pass tests to earn certification. No refunds if certification is not obtained.)