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Monday July 4

DATE: July 5, 2021

Our camp is living through the division of the Jewish people into two kingdoms, in a very real way. We have Malchut Yehuda (Eidot Bet and Gimmel) led by Rechavam, son of Shlomo. And we have Malchut Yisrael (Eidot Aleph, Vav and Daled), led by Yeravam We are feeling color war in the air, but no real color war yet. This is the week though, so stay tuned…

Chugim met this afternoon, and everyone enjoyed the activity they had already signed up for.

Just as Yeravam created his own holiday for the people to celebrate, so too the chanichim had to work together, as a bunk, to create their own holidays. During their night tochnit, meeting by eidah, each bunk presented their holiday: its name, theme, ritual and special bracha. Some examples: Yom Water Sports, Yom Nap Time and Shreckot (a day pretty much all about…yup, Shreck)

Eidah Daled had their night activity early and then went out to Tops’ supermarket for a quick trip 🙂

Make-up Machal said goodbye to half of the group today and tomorrow the other half leave 🙁 This was an unbelievable success – they had a mini-machal experience and it was 110% worth the time here! They formed a wonderful bond that will be revisited next summer, by many, when they are working here as tzevet.  They discussed community, leadership and our camp values, and we look forward to their being madrichim, madrichot and tzevet in 1 year.

Machal left for their week in Virgina. They will spend the next few days hiking the Blue Ridge mountains and canoeing down the James River.

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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