Camp Blog

Monday, August 7

DATE: August 7, 2023

The second Shabbat of camp was amazing.

Shabbat was even more spirited than the first – everyone was looking forward to it: mifkad erev shabbat followed by – tefilah, meal, dancing, sleep. And then we woke up, went to tefilah, kiddush, learning, meal, dancing, tefilah, learning, game, meal, singing…havdalah. Ask your children to go through the schedule of Shabbat when they get home and teach you all of the songs and dances in which they participate over the course of a Shabbat. It is so unifying, uplifting and fun!

Shavua Tov! Third week of camp comin’ right up.

Yesterday the entire camp was immersed in the movement of Chassidut! We woke up hearing Yiddish on the Ram-kol (loudspeaker), and learned that we were in Medzhybizh, Ukraine in the 1700s. Throughout the day, chanichim encountered Chassidic thought and Chassidic experiences, which culminated in everyone coming to the “Tisch” of the Baal Shem Tov. A huge elevated table was placed at the front of the chadar ochel — and with lots of ruach, we met the founder of the Chassidic movement himself. This modern-day Baal Shem Tov, clad completely in Chassidic garb, including bekesha and streimel, turned out to be world renowned musician Rav Shlomo Katz! We experienced an authentic Rebbi’s Tisch at dinner!

The entire camp moved from dinner/Tisch to Indoor World for an incredible concert with Shlomo Katz — the entire camp was singing and dancing along. Shlomo raised the spiritual energy in camp to new heights, and the chanichim were right there with him! Our day of meeting Chassidut and the Baal Shem Tov was incredible!


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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.


Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors