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What is the MAC program?

MAC (Mainstreaming at Camp) is a recreational summer camp program where the focus is having fun in a supportive and inclusive residential camp setting. MAC is run in partnership with Frost Valley YMCA, one of the nation’s largest residential summer camps.

Frost Valley YMCA and YAI are leaders in their fields and are able to bring together neurodiverse children and young adults (with and without developmental disabilities), in a way it does not happen anywhere else.

Campers in the MAC program are included in the larger camp population, while still maintaining a camaraderie and pride in their villages. Within the MAC villages, there is a ratio of 3:1 (camper:staff) maintained at all times. This allows for additional support with ADLs (activities of daily living), navigating social interactions, and flexibility for each individual’s specific needs. Most importantly, we see campers in the MAC program self-defining as a part of the larger camp community, developing pride in their experience.


Learn more about our intake process and submit an interest form. Someone from MAC will be in touch with you with more information.

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What makes MAC special? Our counselors.

The people who make the MAC experience so special are almost all people who fell in love with the Frost Valley YMCA as children. These former campers return year after year to help others enjoy the same magical experience.

To apply for a staff summer position in MAC:

Visit the Frost Valley application page

Our specially trained counselors provide additional support whenever necessary and are selected on the basis of their sensitivity, kindness and commitment to providing campers with a positive and joyful experience. All staff members have access to YAI’s acclaimed training and support programs.