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Friday Aug 2

DATE: August 4, 2019

Friday hikes were as follows:

Kaytana had a memorable morning with our Amish neighbors. They hiked to Irvin’s house down the road and heard about Irvin’s family – his 6 sons and 4 daughters. Their day starts at sunrise! Kaytana enjoyed a Q & A with Irvin and then helped him plant a little. As a reward he gave them horse and buggy rides 🙂 No pictures were taken, because the Amish do not allow that…so make sure you ask your children about “last Friday at the Amish house”!

Aleph – hiked to “town”, the main intersection of Sugar Grove. They ate their picnic lunches in the park and bought some Shabbat treats at the Kwik Fill “makolet” (They each received $10 to spend)

Vav – hiked to the Dollar Store in Warren. Each camper received $10 as spending money…which goes far there!!

Bet – hiked to the Perry’s ice cream shack! Perfect hike for the hot summer day we had.

Gimmel – hiked to Tops. Well technically they were bussed there, but they hiked for a while 😉 They each received money to spend on Shabbat treats at the supermarket.

Daled had their midnight hike!! Big moment for anyone who has grown up in camp. First real “only Daled” experience. Traditionally, the chanichim/ot are woken up at 2:30 am and hike in the dark until sunrise, when they have a beautiful shacharit davening and then breakfast. They returned to camp before everyone else woke up and slept in until lunch 🙂

Machal had a fun day here at Machane. The boys and girls flip-flopped being at the Agam/Ropes courses (they could one do or both) and swimming at the pool. They had so much fun at each activity – over an hour at each. It is always fun for them to be back on the main campus where many of them spent 5-6 summers.

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.