Camp Blog

Friday June 28

DATE: June 28, 2019

The Hike Day began very early here at Machane Stone – with Eidah Daled being woken up in the middle of the night for the traditional “midnight hike” (more accurately, the 4:00 am hike) They enjoyed a beautiful hike through sunrise and then had a meaninfgul tefillah. They were able to return “home” and sleep until the afternoon and then have some eidah time until Shabbat prep time.

The other, more standard, hikes looked like this:

Gimmel – hike amd then Perry’s ice cream at the Perry’s store in Busti, NY

Bet – Water hike and then some time to buy Shabbat treats at the nearby Top’s grocery store 🙂

Vav – Hike and then some time to buy Shabbat treats in the Warren, PA Dollar General store

Alef – the hike “to town” (Sugar Grove center!) with a picnic lunch and some time to buy Shabbat treats in the Kwik Fill market (are you sensing a theme to the hikes?)

Kaytana – they were given a special trip to the movie theater nearby for Toy Story 4!! Lucky for them -air conditioning on this hot day 🙂

Machal had a great day in camp. While everyone was out at the hikes, they had free reign to use the ropes courses and the Agam trampoline and new iceberg cimbing wall. What a fun day to be “back at camp” like when they were little 😉

Looking forward to another beautiful Shabbat with each other – let the singing, davening and dancing begin! 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