Camp Blog

Sunday, August 20

DATE: August 20, 2023

Shavua tov from Sugar Grove! It is a beautiful, sunny morning and the day at camp is fully underway.

What an elevating shabbat! From start to finish, the whole machaneh enjoyed a spirited, fun, and meaningful shabbat. Machal returned to camp after their epic trip to Virginia, and they brought phenomenal ruach back to camp. Though it was bittersweet to be the last shabbat together this summer, the campers know the routines so well that they could participate fully in all aspects.  No one wanted shabbat to end and the chanichim sang their hearts out in slow shira as shabbat ebbed away. Lots of hugging and crying throughout the circles of chanichim. The friendships and bonds they have formed this summer are beautiful to witness.  Before shabbat ended, Yakov told a riveting and powerful story that inspired the whole machaneh.

After Havdalah, the action started up again! Fun night peulot and energy throughout the machaneh. The summer is not over yet!

This morning in shuir, campers discussed the difficult reality of anti-semitism during the time period of Tochnit, in preparation for tomorrow’s final shiur on the birth of Modern Zionism.

Today, campers have a full day of peulot and activities planned. Packing does not begin until tomorrow 🙂


Registration for summer 2024 is now closed.
Please contact Randi Mashmoor with any questions at:

or 440-465-5486. Thank You!

All Meet the Director events have been postponed until further notice. Thank you.

Staff application opens on 11/17.

New camper application opens on 11/1. Returning campers can register now.

Available positions for Summer 2024 are very limited! Click on the button below to apply.

We are no longer accepting applications from current 11th graders.

For questions, please email:

Registration for summer 2023 is now closed. There are a few select spots remaining.
Please contact Randi Mashmoor at:

or 440-465-5486. Thank You!

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.


Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors