Camp Blog

Monday, August 21

DATE: August 21, 2023

It is so hard to believe that today is the last day of camp at Machane Stone summer 2023!

Last night, the whole machaneh met in Indoor World for two hours of fun at homemade carnival booths (including ice cream, popcorn and cotton candy!! ) and some very exciting Machal vs. Daled basketball!  Machal won both the girls’ and boys’ games. The tension was high, the crowd was super into it and the players were impressive! We had some new bleacher seating which our Amish neighbors built for us and entertaining running commentary by some Tzevet members. It was a really fun second-to-last-night. Check out the action photos soon!

Yesterday and today’s schedules have some of the regular peulot and then some time to buy “Stonewear” – always a favorite last-day activity 🙂 Bringing home swag makes the goodbye a little easier.

The Village is busy packing up all of the campers’ amazing projects they made throughout the month. Your children are so excited to share with you how they made each item, and to tell you how the Village’s hands-on approach to learning brought the Tochnit to life. (Ask them about the empanadas they made and ate, and whether or not they sampled fried artichoke!)

This afternoon is packing time 🙁  This fun, inspiring, meaningful month is coming to end, and we are all feeling so grateful, bonded and…yes of course, exhausted!!!

Registration for summer 2024 is now closed.
Please contact Randi Mashmoor with any questions at:

or 440-465-5486. Thank You!

All Meet the Director events have been postponed until further notice. Thank you.

Staff application opens on 11/17.

New camper application opens on 11/1. Returning campers can register now.

Available positions for Summer 2024 are very limited! Click on the button below to apply.

We are no longer accepting applications from current 11th graders.

For questions, please email:

Registration for summer 2023 is now closed. There are a few select spots remaining.
Please contact Randi Mashmoor at:

or 440-465-5486. Thank You!

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