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Friday Aug 22

DATE: June 22, 2018

Today we experinced a little mist at camp 🙂

Just enough to be refreshing but not enough to ruin our plans for everyone’s hikes. Phew!!

After making sandwiches and choosing snacks (done to a very beloved soundtrack of songs), the chanichim left breakfast for a shortened shiur period. Fridays will be a little different shiur with more of a focus on the thinkers from this time period we are studying and an example of their writings/philosophy.

On Fridays, each Eidah has its own hike/trip; today it looked like this:

Kaytana – big treat!! They all went to see Incredibles 2!! Great cloudy/misty day activity for these young campers!

Aleph – They walked “to town” (Sugar Grove town square) where they ate a picnic lunch in the park and were given some spending money for the supermarket (more like a “makolet”).

Vav – Berry picking which we will all benefit from at Seudah Shlishit! Yay! We are teaching them to be good sharers…

Bet – A hike which we call “the loop around the Chutz site”

Gimmel – a hike near camp which ends at our agam (lake). They approach it from the woods behind camp and are surprised to end up right here in camp!

Daled – These chanichim hiked a trail near…a Perry’s ice cream shack, so they enjoyed a treat/reward right away when they were done 🙂

Machal – They were divided into groups, each group with a few counselors, and dropped off at a random place and had to find their way to the end using maps. They love this activity- it is really bonding and fun! We, of course, knew where they were the whole time 😉 They couldn’t really get lost, but ssshhhh….just let them think it was a “real adventure” 😉

Shabbat Shalom from our little utopian corner of the world!!




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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