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Monday June 28

DATE: June 29, 2021

Today, we learned about the complicated relationship that David haMelech had with Shaul, his predecessor, and Shaul’s son Yonatan (who would have been king after Shaul). David and Yonatan were best friends, as Shaul was chasing David and even tried to kill him. And yet, still, David was loyal to Shaul’s family and rewarded those who were loyal to Shaul and punished those who crossed him. David shows us that one can put aside his own needs and feelings for the sake of the nation and its stability. The drama came off the page, of course, at lunch and at shekem – in true Camp Stone style – with a big fight between David and Shaul in the Chadar Ochel (that ended with Shaul chasing David out of the Chadar Ochel) and then later with the “famous” Rosh Chodesh meal where David is missing and Yonatan gives him the sign to run from his paranoid father. It is intense here, as we watch the stories of Sefer Shmuel unfold before our very eyes.

The schedule today was normal (some creative and fun peulot were thrown into the schedule, like “hula-hooping” for Eidah alef girls and “Batman’s sidekick” for Daled boys), and then after shekem we enjoyed CHUGIM. That means the chanichim get to choose an activity (for the month) that they love doing in camp (swimming, basketball, horse-back riding, baking etc etc ) and they have that activity twice a week in this slot, with other campers from other eidot. Anyone who enjoys it signs up, and they enjoy it together! Of course, there is also creativity here...tzevet can offer any activity, so we have Tzaha”l and Poetry-reading too!

Tonight after dinner, we enjoyed singing old (and some newer) Israeli folk songs with camp-wide Shira. The slides with the words were projected on the screen, in the Chadar Ochel, so everyone was able to sing along.  One of the best moments in the week for many chanichim and members of tzevet! 

Machal went white-water rafting today and barbecued dinner.

Make-up Machal split into two groups, when they arrived in Virginia. Half went canoeing and half went hiking…and then they will switch.

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.