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Monday, August 2

DATE: August 2, 2021

“We’re taking this Torah to chutz la’aretz!”

This morning in shiur, the chanichim experienced the Mishnah in action as Rav brought Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi’s newly completed Mishnah to Bavel. After brainstorming as many Pesach rules and details as they could recall from their family Seder, the chanichim hunted for matches between this list of practices and the pesukim about the Pesach holiday in the Torah.  The matching game was tough, with so many details on their list missing or unclear!!! After peeking at the relevant Mishnayot, the chanichim gained an appreciation for how the Oral Torah functions in translating the written Torah into real life practice. 

The entire Machane witnessed the bringing of the Mishna to Bavel, as the Rosh Moshava (dressed as a giant book of Mishna) zip-lined across the agam — to Bavel. And bringing Torah she-ba’al Peh (Oral Torah) to chutz la’aretz (outside of Israel) means… the entire Machane is going on the CHUTZ! The campers packed their things and headed out of camp for our two-night overnight. After the campers settled into their temporary home in the great outdoors, the chanichim experienced a beautiful Chutz evening — featuring hot dogs and corn on the cob cooked over campfires, outdoor tefillah, an outdoor movie, and stargazing with views of the Milky Way, as well as Jupiter and Saturn through a telescope on a crystal clear night.

Kaytana spent their last full day in Machane Stone today! With the rest of the campers away on the Chutz, Kaytana ruled the camp! They picked activities across the entire camp, visited the “Stonewear Shop” to find a sweatshirt, pajama pants, or other Stonewear to take home, and they celebrated the end of an amazing two weeks with an evening carnival in “Indoor World.” It has been an amazing two weeks with this incredible group of kids, and we will be sad to see them go tomorrow! Nesiya tova, and see you next year!

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

Thank you so much for your interest in Camp Stone :) Please email Randi Mashmoor

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.

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