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Friday July 26 -hikes!!

DATE: July 26, 2019

Our Fridays are fun! #fridayfun And they start with quite the breakfast party, as we make our sandwiches with some traditional “zmirot” about peanut butter and Jelly. No joke! (Even though we are nut-free here!!) Ask your children when they come home to run through the sandwich-making songs from Friday.

After that, shiur is a bit shorter on Fridays – 25 min instead of the usul 40. We use Fridays this month to discuss larger/theme ideas (meta concepts) of the month. Today, we all talked about Nevuah. What is a Navi’s role? We looked at psukim where a Navi rebukes the nation, psukim where he rebukes the leader (a king, for example) and lastly where the Navi gives the description of the idyllic moral/ethical/religious utopia. Some morim started the shiur by asking “what message do you think you would give if you were asked to be a Navi?” while some began with “What question would you ask a Navi if you met one?” Each chanich/a walked away with a new appreciation for all that a Navi did/could provide and the link to Hashem we are missing without one.

Kaytana learned about Yitzchak and Yaakov and next week will continue to learn about all the grandchildren that Yitzchak had through Yaakov and the sad story of the fighting and Yosef’s descent to Egypt. They went on their first hike to… a Perry’s ice cream store! Great treat on the warm day we had.

Everyone else had the following hikes:

Alef – A hike that ends at… a Perry’s ice cream store 🙂

Vav – A hike that takes them under a river near camp – a really fun trail!!

Bet – went to Town!! (i.e. Sugar Grove park and Kwik Fill market, where the campers can spend a $10 allowance on shabbat food and treats)

Gimmel – The Warren, PA Dollar Store ( It’s amazing how far their $10 allowance went there)

Daled – a hike that ends at Top’s supermarket – and again, each camper received some money to spend – but because they are older and it was a huge supermarket, $20 felt right 🙂

Machal had a fun day canoeing and enjoyed their return to camp – back to their beds!!

We are so so excited for erev shabbat mifkad, followed by a very energy-filled and inspiring Kabbalat Shabbat and of course lots of singing, dancing, learning, talking and eating all Shabbat long. And our favorite: slow shira at seudah shlishit! Shabbat Shalom from our Machane!!

p.s. Erev Shabbat pictures are taken by bunk – everyone in their “kachol v’lavan” attire

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.