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Monday June 21

DATE: June 22, 2021

This morning’s shiur focused on the end of Sefer Shoftim, as we fly through Jewish history here in Machane Stone.

The schedule is packed with 8 activites daily  -with one always being Shower Time in the evening hours. The chanichim have 50 minutes at each peulah, with 5 minutes to get to the next one. When they see zumba they know where to go, when they see swimming they know too, but when they see “Ir David” where/what is that?

Drum Roll please….. Welcome to this month’s VILLAGE: each summer we have an opportunity for the campers to engage with the lost arts of centuries a long time ago. We set up stations under the trees at the edge of camp. You have to see it to believe it! It is like stepping back into the Olden Days. This session, the campers will go to the Village and press olives, acquire navigation skills (by learning about the North Star), create bookends with a blacksmith and kiddush cups with a glassblower, make soap and parchment (the way they used to in the “olden days”) and of course bake in the brick oven, while learning about mitzvot and halachot connected to bread and wheat.

After dinner tonight, we all learned the shir haMachane, this session’s song that will be sung at mifkad twice a day, morning and evening. It is to the popular tune of “Am Yisrael Lo Mifached” and is about Jewish history from Yehoshua through the times when Eliyahu, Elisha and then Yeshayahu prophesized.

The chanichim are happy and exhausted by the time they are done with dinner, maariv and night tochnit. The days are long but the weeks fly by!  The younger eidot, aleph and vav, actually do the night activity before dinner, so they can go to sleep a little earlier.

Machal had bonding and activities in camp today, due to some rain on their hike, and then they went ice skating.

Make-up Machal hiked, went tubing and set up camp for a sleep-out.  They are so appreciative for the chance to be together and experience some of the machal magic and fun.

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.