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Sun. July 15

DATE: July 15, 2018

Big day!! Not only was it the last “real day” of camp, but  the U.N. voted on the Partition Plan – well, back on Nov 29, 1947 but it felt like it was happening again here in Camp Stone today!

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British Mandate. The UN General Assembly adopted the plan after a tense vote.

As the culmination of our Shivat Zion tochnit this session, where we have traveled through the years 1880 – 1947, each bunk tonight represented a country with their flag in hand. When it was their turn they voted or abstained. Ask your child(ren) how it felt to be determining The Jewish People’s future with a vote. The tally was made and we celebrated with 10 abstentions, 13 against and 33 for!! A celebration was in order…

All chanichim in Eidot Aleph-Daled were led to a fun carnival with a dunk tank for roshei eidah and the roshei moshava, 4 bouncy house/obstacle course/race inflatables, and some carnival treats: snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn.  Everyone enjoyed having fun together and creating a few last memories from this session.

Today was also the day for chanichim to come to the stoneware shack and buy stoneware!! Each bunk had a turn to come buy our t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Machal had a day of biking in Presque Isle State Park (a beautiful 3,200 acre park on a peninsula that juts out into lake Erie).

No wants to say the words packing, luggage or buses, but we will have to use all of those words tomorrow 🙁 The crying already started during seudah shlishit yesterday, as we enjoyed the beautful, inspiring and emotional “slow shira” for the last time this summer. It all went by soooo fast!!

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