"Family Staycations" offered at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville is hosting two great opportunities for families looking to escape within easy driving distance to the Catskill Mountain High Peaks this holiday period. Kids’ Winter Camp staffed by Frost Valley camp counselors will be held for ages 7 through 16 from Saturday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Jan. 1. Family Winter Camp is offered for 3-day and week-long packages during the same period.
Kids’ Winter Camp is a great “try it out” orientation opportunity for children planning to attend camp this summer. Activities include cross-country skiing, arts and crafts, ice skating, Broomball, a Slide Mountain Winter Expedition, Frost Valley’s “Winter Olympix,” snow tubing, extreme adventure high ropes climbing and one-day trip to Belleayre Mountain.
Family Winter Camp is tailored around all things that make Frost Valley a great getaway at this time of year. Outdoor activity choices will include snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hikes, ice fishing and Broomball. Indoors, crafts and games will be available. Offerings from Frost Valley’s nationally-known Environmental Education curriculum will also be offered, highlighting resident birds of prey in the Raptor Center, spotting native species as part of the Winter Ecology /Tracking Classes, and Outdoor Living Skills Class for keeping safe outdoors in any weather.
Adventure options range from indoor climbing wall to testing your courage on a cable bridge over frozen mountain streams. Meals and programming are included so that families can enjoy each other during busy days and join together each evening around a roaring fire with games or that good book.
Information and a full winter program schedule are available by contacting Frost Valley at 845 985-2291, info@frostvalley.org or visiting www.FrostValley.org.