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Friday July 29

DATE: July 29, 2022

Chodesh Tov!

Every Friday is Hike Day here in machane!

After a shiur on zemirot-shabbat (many of which were written during the Golden Age of Spain!), each eidah gathered together at their morning mifkad site and left for their trip/hike/picnic lunch, while the tzevet (specialty staff) stayed back to clean up the camp l’chvod shabbat – each anaf of staff (the lifeguards, the art staff, the climbing wall/ropes course staff etc) is given a location or two that they must clean and set up for Shabbat.

The weather in Warren County today was perfect!! The eidot went to the following places;

Kaytana – berry picking (we will enjoy the fruit of their labor at seudah shlishit)

Alef– hike to “town” (the park and convenience-store near camp, in Sugar Grove)

Vav – a fun trail near camp that has a part where you crawl through a pipe

Bet – a hike that involves a stop at the Dollar General store

Gimmel– the beloved “purple mailbox” trail 🙂

Daled  – a water hike that includes a stop at Tops supermarket!!

Machal had the camp facilities to themselves and the banim and banot took turns using the ropes courses and swimming in the new pool!

Each bunk is having their nikayon-check now and bunk pictures are being photographed 🙂 Enjoy those when they are uploaded…everyone clean and dressed in the Friday-night blue and white dress code!

Looking forward to all of the ruach and fun this Shabbat will bring… Full report will follow 🙂 Shabbat Shalom!!

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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