YMCA Adventure Guides

Frost Valley YMCA is proud to partner with YMCA’s in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.  The Adventure Guide program develops strong bonds between parents and children which support self-esteem and communication skills, setting the foundation for positive lifelong relationships. A weekend retreat at Frost Valley YMCA is just one of the many ways that this program fosters strong relationships. If you are looking to begin an Adventure Guide program at your YMCA, please contact us. We would love to support you!

We recognize that raising a child takes love, patience guidance, and most of all, support.  Support for you as the parent, and support for your child.  We have paid close attention to the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets which have been described as the building blocks of experience and quality that help children grow up to become caring, responsible adults.  Our Silver Feather program highlights 7 of those relationship building steps.  Incorporate them into your weekend to deepen the experience you will have with your child.  You can earn a Silver Feather (shown below) for every weekend you join us – how many feather’s will you earn?

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YMCA Adventure Guide Alumni Fall Weekend

November 15-17, 2013
Dads, this weekend, set aside time to be with your children, to relish in the freedom, joy, and power of play. Those moments of quality time together will build a lifetime of trust and connection. Frost Valley’s 5,000 acres are a natural playground that brings out the adventurous spirits in us all. While here, you’re free to explore! Programming will include all of our traditional camp favorites: hiking, climbing, canoeing, sports and games, arts and crafts, stargazing, and telling stories by the fire.