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Friday – Shabbat #2

DATE: July 2, 2023

Friday we learned about the difference between the Rabbis who created new ideas/principles/rulings in learning and those that passed on what they learned. The former is described as having been an עוקר הרים, uprooter of mountains, and the latter was nicknamed סיני. Rav Yosef was a Sinai-type and Rabbah was an uprooter of mountains. We learned that Rabbi Yehoshua taught that there can never be a serious Beit Midrash without some sort of chiddush (new interpretation or teaching) happening.  For younger campers, we focused on the idea of quoting someone and passing on mitzvot but also sayings and advice from parents and grandparents.

Each eidah had their Friday hike:

Alef – berry picking

Vav – to “town” (Sugar Grove park and convenience store)

Bet – hike that loops around and brings them back to camp

Gimmel  – water hike that ends at Tops Supermarket

Daled – After a few hours of sleep Thursday night, they were woken up for the traditional “eidah daled night hike” that had them greeting the sunrise with shacharit. Upon returning to camp, they were able to return to their beds and sleep some more.

Kaytana – trip to Perry’s ice cream!

Machal – 6 mile canoe trip down the Allegheny River. They learned correct paddling techniques and how to work together to be most effective.

Shabbat was even more spirited than the first – everyone was looking forward to it: mifkad erev shabbat followed by – Tefilah, meal, dancing, sleep, tefilah,kiddush, learning, meal, dancing, tefilah, learning, game, meal, singing…havdalah. Ask your children to go through the schedule of Shabbat when they get home and teach you all of the songs and dances in which they participate over the course of a Shabbat. It is so unifying, uplifting and fun!

Shavua Tov! Third week of camp comin’ right up, and that means…Machane Chutz happening soon!!

Registration for summer 2024 is now closed.
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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