News

Monday July 5

DATE: July 6, 2021

It has been so weird around here – the schedule is saying crazy things, like aruchat eser (10:00 am snack) at 4:00 pm and shekem (afternoon treat) at 10:00. Plugah and Mitbach have been starting up with each other about which is the more important anaf in camp, and everyone just knows it is going to be color war any minute….

And then it happened. Color War was announced today in the afternoon – and it was announced that the two teams are PLUGAH and MITBACH, with campers on each team/side. The staff members were assigned the role of captains, instead of the traditional Eidah Daled captains. Some couldn’t believe it, but most got into the competition. Kids wore their colors (blue – mitbach, red-plugah), but the eidah daled campers wore black! They rebelled and demanded the color war they grew up with… The “fake-out” was working!!

The night tochnit was something we always do during color war – the Olympiada in Indoor World, a series of races and challenges. And then…they announced REAL COLOR WAR! It had all been a practical joke 🙂 Some said “I knew it” but most were shocked and surprised and just excited and happy to go back to the way it always has been!

We now have two days with eidah daled campers in charge – Melech vs. Navi (King vs. Prophet) – as the campers will present and build on many of the themes and stories we have been learning every day this month. They are pretty much experts on kings and prophets, so let the competition begin!! Campers with creative talent will be needed to write songs and short fun cheers, choreograph a boys’ rikud, create a stomp and paint signs and camp projects. Everyone is needed and will be enlisted!

Tomorrow’s schedule is full of games, sports, team meetings, marches, creative toranut designs for the Chadar Ochel  and of course shiur. Everything is for points now!! Stay tuned for the play-by-play….Pictures are going to get wild!! Enjoy!

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.