COVID-19: Update

February 15, 2021

Dear All,

The “Ask Laura” Sessions

There will be 7 opportunities to meet with Dr. Laura Blaisdell – two for staff / staff parents and five for camper parents. During these sessions, you may ask Dr. Laura Blaisdell anything you want about Covid-19 protocols at Camp Stone this summer. Fire away!! Please review the times below and click HERE to sign up for one of the meetings. There is a limit of 100 participants per meeting. We will not be collecting questions in advance. Please write down all of your questions and bring them to the meetings.

STAFF
Ask Dr. Laura Blaisdell – Covid-19 Questions – Tzevet Meeting #1
Time: Feb 21, 2021 – 9:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM Jerusalem

Ask Dr. Laura Blaisdell – Covid-19 Questions – Tzevet Meeting #2
Time: Feb 21, 2021 – 3:00 PM EST / 10:00 PM Jerusalem

CAMPERS
Ask Dr. Laura Blaisdell – Covid-19 Questions – Parent Meeting #1
Time: Feb 28, 2021 – 10:30 AM EST / 05:30 PM Jerusalem

Ask Dr. Laura Blaisdell – Covid-19 Questions – Parent Meeting #2
Time: Feb 28, 2021 – 3:00 PM EST / 10:00 PM Jerusalem

Ask Dr. Laura Blaisdell – Covid-19 Questions – Parent Meeting #3
Time: Mar 7, 2021 – 9:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM Jerusalem

Ask Dr. Laura Blaisdell – Covid-19 Questions – Parent Meeting #4
Time: Mar 7, 2021 – 3:00 PM EST / 10:00 PM Jerusalem

Ask Dr. Laura Blaisdell – Covid-19 Questions – Parent Meeting #5
Time: Mar 7, 2021 – 6:00 PM EST / 1:00 AM Jerusalem (March 8)

Masking

Campers, staff members and parents are all wondering – will masks have to be worn at Camp Stone this summer?
Answer: YES and NO 🙂
Campers and staff members will be required to travel to camp with a mask and hand sanitizer. The type of mask that must be worn during travel will be explained closer to the start of camp. Once campers and staff members arrive at camp, they will be divided into different cohorts based upon their age/gender. When campers are in those cohorts – either in the bunk or at activities – they will NOT have to wear masks. However, when interacting with other cohorts during the initial 10 days of camp, they will have to wear masks. If, and only if, we are able to get through the first 10 days of camp with negative Covid-19 test results and a healthy camp, then we will be able to relax standards further and require mask wearing less frequently. ALL of this will be explained in more detail in our Covid-19 Handbook.

COVID-19 Handbook

The first draft of our Covid-19 Handbook will be released to the Camp Stone community on or before February 25, 2021. Following all 7 “Ask Laura” sessions, we will make revisions and updates to the handbook and release a new version. We will continue revising and updating it and releasing new versions as we get closer to the summer.

Thank you and we look forward to continuing to keep all of you informed

Sincerely, Yakov & Estee

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.

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