Women's events, hunter safety on Sporting Weekend schedule


A Spring Sporting Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville from Friday, April 18 to Sunday, April 20 will include a two-day Hunter Safety Course as well “Women in the Outdoors” programming.

Activities on Saturday will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. The NYS Hunter Safety Course takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and attendance is required both days.  Advance registration is required for the Hunter Safety Course.

Spring Sporting Weekend events will include: fly fishing demonstrations, a wildlife hike, orienteering, tours of Frost Valley’s maple sugar house and instruction on the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for outdoor recreation and sporting outings.

Also featured will be a “Women in the Outdoors” program all day on Saturday. This event is sponsored by Sullivan County Longbeards, the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Included in this event will be: turkey calling lessons, gun safety instruction, a fly-fishing seminar and map and compass skills training. A certified pistol instructor will conduct a pistol and skeet shoot. All of these events are free.

Day guests must sign in at the Administration building (first on right at main entrance) before participating in the Spring Sporting Weekend. Admission is free.

Celebrating its 50th year in the Valley, Frost Valley YMCA Camp and Conference Center in Claryville, is just 2.5 hours drive from metro NY/NJ and about 1 hour from Kingston. Established in 1901 as one of the nation’s first summer camps, Frost Valley provides four seasons of outdoor, experiential and educational opportunities including summer camps for children, environmental education, year-round activities for families and conference and retreat facilities for groups and businesses.

For more information, call 845 985-2291, ext. 217, e-mail bsnyder@frostvalley.org or visit: FrostValley.org.