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Friday – Hike Day

DATE: June 21, 2024

On Fridays in Machane Stone, we wake up a little earlier to get a head start on a very busy day! After tefillah and breakfast, we have a “sandwich-making party” that your children will have to explain to you! Picture music, dancing and  singing – all while making cheese and wow-butter sandwiches. It is one of the highlights of the week here 🙂

Shiur today was about the Jewish calendar and how Eretz Yisrael and Bavel were at odds about who should be setting the calendar, when so many Jews were living in Bavel. The chanichim talked about important calendar dates in their families and what it would be like if families were celebrating on different days.

Next up: grab your water bottle, sunscreen and hat and meet up at the site being announced over the ram-kol (loudspeaker)!! While the chanichim are off on hikes and lunch picnics, the tzevet cleans the camp  – and is then rewarded with time to swim in the pool.

The hikes were as follows:

Kaytana – berry picking (we will enjoy the berries at seudah shlishit!)

Alef – a hike and a chance to buy ice cream at a Perry’s shack. Yum!!

Vav – a hiking trail near camp

Bet – a hike that brings them to the Dollar Store where they can spend a little money on some Shabbat snacks 🙂

Gimmel – a hike to the Chutz site

Daled – a hike which ends at a Tops supermarket where they can spend some money

Machal returned to camp this morning to grab their water shoes and then left for a 4-mile water hike.

Great day and we are psyched for Shabbat!!  Lots of spirited davening and eating, all with singing and dancing, await us! Shabbat Shalom from Sugar Grove, PA.

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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.

Sincerely,

Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors