Camp Blog

Friday July 5

DATE: July 7, 2019

Hike Day began with a shiur about Israel’s struggle with public policy and health when it comes to Shabbat…what services can be run/provided on Shabbat? On the one hand we have the mitzvah to be safe/healthy and take care of our physical and psychological health; on the other hand we are sometimes not allowed to do certain melachot (acts of work/labor) on Shabbat. The chanichim/ot learned about the principle – Pikuach Nefesh Docheh Shabbat, which means that the mitzvah about health/safety can trump the mitzvah of Shabbat. It is eye-opening for the children to think about halacha in the context of running a country.

The rainy weather meant we had indoor “hikes” –

Aleph and Vav went ice skating!!

Bed, Gimmel and Daled went to see Toy Story 4!

In other news…Welcome Home Machal!! They look…um…great and like there were lots of mosquitos 🙂 These young adventurers said “it was awesome” and “so much fun” and “really hard” – they look more mature, competent, responsible and reliable than they did just a few days ago! Amazing what a trip like this can do for character-building. They have a glow and look of pride and accomplishment that only a hard challenge can produce! We are so happy to have them home safe and sound. They stopped at Niagara Falls on their way back to camp on Friday and really enjoyed the beauty and power of those waterfalls!

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.


Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors