About

Camp Stone

Camp Stone is an Orthodox Jewish summer camp located on 500 acres in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania. It is affiliated with Bnei Akiva, the largest religious Zionist youth movement in the world. It was founded by Irving I. Stone, of blessed memory, in 1969, and it became a Bnei Akiva Moshava in 1972.

Machane

Camp Stone is a four week program for children entering 4th Grade – 9th Grade. Each session explores a different time period in Jewish History, and an educational curriculum surrounding that time period is woven into the fabric of camp in a variety of different ways. Below is a list of activities at camp as well as both the daily schedule and the Shabbat schedule.

Activities

9 square
basketball
dodgeball
kickball
slip-n-slide kickball
volleyball
beach volleyball
archery
football
ultimate frisbee

soccer
biking
hockey
gaga
baseball
agam (lakefront activities – canoeing, water trampolines, water slide)

swimming
babybach (baking activities)
melechet yad (arts & crafts)
ceramics
silk-screening
village activities:
blacksmithing, glassblowing, woodshop, and much more!

music
zumba
improv
high ropes & zipline
low ropes
climbing wall
teva (nature activities)
susim (horses)
refet (petting zoo)

Kaytana

Kaytana is a two week immersion program for children entering 3rd Grade and 4th Grade. It has a maximum capacity of 15 girls and 15 boys, and a staff of 10 counselors for those 30 children. The program functions independently from the rest of camp, however, Kaytana campers participate in all the activities available at camp and are fully integrated with the rest of camp on Shabbat.

PLEASE NOTE: Kaytana may not be attended twice. Therefore, if a camper elects to attend Kaytana going into 3rd Grade, then that child must go to the full 4 week program the following year. 

Machal

Machal is our graduating program for children entering 10th Grade. They spend Shabbat in camp, but during the week they are out of camp doing a variety of activities. At its core, Machal is an outward bound program where campers have the opportunity to hike in the Allegheny National Forest, canoe and portage in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, and, in the final week, learn about the growth and decline of Jewish communities in Pennsylvania as they travel to Washington D.C. This final week includes a trip to Hershey Park and SkyZone as well as intense educational programming about community development. The overall objective of the program is to build a community within Machal by challenging the campers to push themselves physically and cognitively. It is a major step campers take towards developing leadership skills and independence necessary for returning as staff two years later.

Meet the Directors

To learn more about any of these programs and better understand if Camp Stone is the right fit for your child, you may attend one of the many open houses held across the country each fall, or simply contact the Directors, Yakov & Estee Fleischmann. They would be happy to set up a time to speak with you.

Yakov Fleischmann
yakov@campstone.org

Estee Eisenberg Fleischmann
estee@campstone.org

About the Chanukah Raffle

Dear Camp Stone Community,

It is an incredible feeling to reconnect with everyone once again at the beginning of our 2021 camp season.

We are writing to you today, first and foremost, to express tremendous gratitude.

Hakarat HaTov, literally “recognizing the good”, is an important and fundamental principle in our community. We, at Camp Stone, want to express our Hakarat HaTov to everyone receiving this email for your unwavering support, especially this past summer. Whether you provided financial assistance through your donated tuition dollars, participated in Indoor World, or connected with the Camp Stone community in other ways, together we had an incredibly successful, albeit different, summer experience.

There is no substitute for being in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, and this summer, B’ezrat Hashem, we will be back at Camp Stone, in person, in full force.

To achieve that goal, we must continue to ensure the financial success of our home away from home that we all know and love so deeply. The logo on top, featuring the slogan “Stone. Forever.” also features a Ner Tamid, an “eternal flame.” The year 1969, etched into the logo, is the year camp was founded. Symbolically, the overall image represents the idea that Camp Stone began many years ago and must endure forever, always burning brightly, and always an integral part of our collective conscience.

On that note, we are excited to announce that our annual Chanukah Campaign will be a raffle taking place over all 8 nights of Chanukah with prizes for both campers and parents/alumni!!

Please go back to the web page  to purchase raffle tickets and help us achieve 100% participation from our entire camp community!

Looking forward to being in touch with all of you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors

Thank you so much for your interest in Camp Stone :) Please email Randi Mashmoor

with the name, age, and gender of your child AND whether you are interested in Session 1 or Session 2, and we will let you know if there is space available in that bunk.