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July 9th Color War Day 1

DATE: July 10, 2024

Color War Day 1 –  Reporting live:

Here in Machane Stone there are only two places/times one does not feel Color War: during tefilah (our focus is on our relationship with Hashem) and in the bunk (where everyone should feel comfortable and help one another). Otherwise, game on!!

Our two teams this year are Tosafot (red and yellow) and Rambam (purple and green). Let me explain:

We started off the summer learning about the Geonim and recently have been learning about the Rishonim, specifically about Tosafot and Rambam. Today in shiur we discussed one theme of Tosafot and tomorrow we will learn about one specific theme of the Rambam.  Today’s topic was resiliency through tragedy from the perspective of the different figures in the Ba’alei HaTosafot.  The campers walked away with examples of resiliency through the following means:

  1. through continuing normal life,
  2. through action,
  3. through commemoration
  4. through teshuvah.

After our regular morning routine of mifkad, tefilah, breakfast and shiur, there were team meetings followed by two peulot of sporting events.  Each eidah by gender had its own competition on a field, at the lake, in the pool, at the climbing wall or on the court.  Points are being tallied until Wednesday night. Team marches followed mincha, and each team sang and cheered to impress the Roshei Eidah. More competitions took place in the afternoon, including a camp-wide game of machanayim (similar to dodgeball).  Tonight, after team meetings, more marches, an EPIC competitive game of dodgeball, dinner then maariv, we enjoyed (and laughed a lot) at an Olympiada in Indoor World, where there were relay races and funny minute-to-win-it challenges.

All day, campers were getting involved in the projects and presentations that will be shown tomorrow night. These two days are a great opportunity for everyone’s creativity and talent to be showcased!! One of the best parts of Color War is that the campers get points for teaching camp about their themes: they do this through cheers, memes, divrei Torah, and even by painting a garbage can! A little competition is a great motivator for learning and internalizing new information.   

Can you fill in the blank of this old-school cheer?

How do you like your carrots? RAW, RAW, RAW!

How do you like your cabbage? SLAW SLAW SLAW

How do you like your _____? SWEET SWEET SWEET

How do you like the other team? BEAT BEAT BEAT!

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.

Sincerely,

Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors