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Monday June 24

DATE: June 25, 2019

Although everyone was a little tired today, after the late night fun of a lina (with a bonfire, singing and hanging out together), we maximized the day! We learned about what it means to be satisfied with a little, histapkut, since many of the immigrants coming into Israel lived with very little in terms of clothing and shelter and money. We talked about the famous mishna in Pirkei Avot “Who is rich? Someone who is satisfied with his/her lot”

We had a full day of Peulot, since the rain stayed away until dinner: cermaics, high ropes, horseback riding, activities in the lake (trampoline and the new “iceberg”), melechet yad (art), swim, volleyball, basketball, dance, zumba and improv to name a few 🙂

This evening, before dinner, we had sichot, not chugim (electives) which means each bunk sits (a few times a week) and has a meaningful discussion as a bunk with all the counselors. Today’s sicha was about “Who/what is a Jew?” The chanichim have been learning about The Law of Return and the many aliyot, and so they understand that many people could argue about what determines one’s Jewishness. Is it just a Jewish mom? is there a cultural element that some use to define themselves as Jews? Could there be other elements? They looked at pictures of many many different kinds of Jews and talked about “how do we define a Jew”

Kaytana learned about Yosef in Egypt (going out to their lina site was their “going down to Egypt”) and tonight watched Prince of Egypt for a fun night tochnit, after a full day of active peulot.

Machal had a long water hike today and then enjoyed a campfire for dinner, a kumzits (singing and instruments) and a discussion about leadership -all at their special Machal Chutz site, right outside camp. Tonight they have the special treat of sleeping in camp!

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