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Monday July 29

DATE: July 30, 2019

Today was an exciting day at Machane with the big teshuva movement going on! You didn’t hear? King Yoshiyahu found a Sefer Torah as they were cleaning up the Beit haMikdash. We haven’t seen one of those in a while!! We learned all about it in shiur (and the king’s role in an appropriate response, i.e. being an example for responding with teshuva for all the mitzvot we have abandoned) and then actually experienced it at the beginning of Mincha – we danced and sang with the Sefer Torah 🙂

Well, all of that excitement led to a massive hunt for all of the altars and idols around…which look like pinatas to us 😉 The camp-wide scavenger hunt for each eidah, right after shekem today, led everyone to the avodah zarah we were looking for…and to the papers that announced LINA TONIGHT! Each eidah has its own camp-out at its own site in the woods around camp (we actually own hundreds of acres here in Sugar Grove, PA). They all had the traditional cook-out and singing around the camp fire.

Of course, we had all of our regular peulot today too – and eidah bet boys even had their dream come true with…triple agam (that means 3 peulot of activities at the lake!). Archery, swim, beach volleyball, ceramics and hockey were some of the favorites enjoyed by everyone today!

Kaytana learned about Eisav threatening Yaakov’s life, after he found out that their father was tricked into giving Yaakov the blessing. Yaakov had to run away, right? So they left camp to their own LINA!! Just like all the big kids, they are eating hot dogs and sleeping out 🙂 Their day of peulot consisted of music, sports, slip n’ slide and ultimate tag!

Machal is on another water hike today, this time they are doing approx. 8 miles. Their sleep-out tonight is at our Machal Chutz site. Aaaahhh, home sweet home for them 🙂

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.