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Friday July 23

DATE: July 23, 2021

Breakfast on Friday is one of our highlights all week. If you have had children here before, you probably know about the Friday morning playlist. We play songs as we make our sandwiches for the hikes we will be doing – certain things are just tradition, and this playlist is one of those “holy things” 🙂  The campers always start their “impromptu” – dancing, and it is just such a fun “end of the week/hike day/shabbat is coming” feeling for everyone!

Shiur today was about the things we do זכר למקדש – to remember the practices/activities/sacrifices in the temple and זכר לחרבן – to remember and mourn the destruction of the Temple, daily and annually. The campers discussed memory, mourning and holding on to people and places and things we love. Something everyone can relate to, no matter what age.

Clean- up was quick for now…since, later in the afternoon, there will be more time for that, before Shabbat!

Then off to the hikes!! Everyone filled up their water bottle, sprayed sun-screen, grabbed a hat and met at their morning mifkad site. This is a spot in camp where, each morning, the whole eidah meets before Tefillah to stretch and say good morning and sing HaTikvah and Yad Achim (the Bnei Akiva anthem)  – quick 10 minute warm-up for the day, by eidah. Fridays they report to this mifkad site and leave together with their two Roshei-Eidah for the “Friday hike”. Somewhere along the way they stop and have a picnic and enjoy the time together to chill and play some games and relax 🙂

Clean-up, pre-shabbat bunk pics and Camp-wide mifkad before Kabbalat Shabbat are coming up soon, and then we are sooooo excited for our first Shabbat together! Shabbat Shalom everyone! Next week will be fun-filled and jam-packed so we need this day of rest!

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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