Summer 2020

Wednesday July 8

Congrats Team Am Segulah on their Color War win!!

We hope everyone had so much fun with the activities and presentations yesterday! And a HUGE “yasher koach” to our Eidah Daled chanichim who led the color war teams and helped make the day such a success!! Back to our regular chugim, daily challenges and bunk time!

Tomorrow’s fast day, the 17th of Tammuz, will mean special programming for all chanichim. Stay tuned and check the website for the schedule. Special learning opportunity for adults – at 12:00 noon Rav Moshe Lichtenstein, from Yeshivat Har Etzion, will give a shiur over Zoom. Please join us with this link:

https://zoom.us/j/99833657682

Machal, Shevet Sinai,  has been having a very unique and meaningful online program this Summer as well. They have been enjoying challenges and time together daily, as well as learning and a care package of their own! They have also been thinking about racial justice and inequality three times a week in a group shiur and now, this week, with some unbelievable speakers and discussions. On Monday night they spoke with Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein who was just appointed as a consultant for the Jewish Federations of America, specifically regarding racial issues in Jewish communites. He spoke with our Machal Chanichim about the basic concepts, questions and Jewish sources on the topic.

Tonight, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, from Detroit, has organized a special evening with a pastor from the inner city who is bringing some teens from his church. They will speak to Machal about their lives and struggles with injustice and inequality. This thought-provoking session will give the chanichim a chance to hear from a population they do not know so much about! They will have breakout rooms after the zoom panel, so they can ask questions and get a little more personal.

The Machal counselors will be working with the chanichim on an “action plan” that they can bring back to their high schools and communities. They have discussed how important it is for them to share some of what they learned this summer. We are so proud of them!

Thank you to Aleeza Berkowitz and Akiva Goldberger, our Roshei Machal, for this special summer 🙂 They have put so much thought and effort into this program – very different than a summer of hiking and camping out, but it is meaningful and fun and making the most of these two weeks!!

 

One response to “Wednesday July 8”

  1. Michelle says:

    Hi,
    I was looking over the website and I just want to let you know that I am SOOOOO IMPRESSED and wish so badly that I can be in camp this summer! My life has already been impacted and I can only imagine how the magic of Machaneh stone is impacting the chanichim. As someone in informal education, I truly appreciate all of the efforts that you have put in and the creativity involved. The programs are amazing, and look like they are being run by an all star crew!! I regret never having gone to camp stone, and while my friends have told me all about it, I never have been able to appreciate it until now. I hope it’s not too late!
    Thank you for all that you are doing! Keep up the good work! Tizku L’mitzvos!

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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.

Sincerely,

Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors

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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.