Camp Blog

Sunday July 1 / 17 Tamuz

DATE: July 1, 2018

Today was our fast day commemorating the breaking through of the walls around Jerusalem, along with 4 other tragedies from history – including Moshe smashing the Luchot after seeing the golden calf.

The chanichim had a later-than-usual wake up and tefillat shacharit with some slichot. The slichot were chosen very carefully and explained before their recital with a short skit.

After shacharit, the campers all had shiur with their regular shiur teachers and then some menucha before our early Mincha at 1:00. After the Tefillat Mincha was over, Rabbi Jeremy Weider (our scholar in residence and a Rosh yeshiva at YU) explained to everyone that the heat and humidity made it dangerous to fast and that everyone needed to drink. This is the halacha for this fast in this weather. He made a bracha and took a drink and everyone was given juice boxes. He taught that IF you felt good with just drinking then you should keep drinking, but if you developed a headache or felt dizzy, you need to eat too. Estee Fleischmann stood up after and explained that drinking – and even eating – when necessary does not mean the day is any less significant and the “avirah” / atmosphere needs to be maintained and all programming will be related to the fast day.

Our day continued with our regular schedule for a fast day with round robin stations exploring the many themes of the day as well as movies for each eidah. We all had slow shira, a story and maariv to close the fast.

Kaytana joined aleph for their programming.

Machal was on the bus headed to DC. More on their itinerary tomorrow.

May we all be in a Camp Stone in Jerusalem celebrating a newly built Beit haMikdash at this time next year 😉

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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