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Sunday July 11

DATE: July 12, 2021

Shavua Tov!

We had SUCH a beautiful, inspiring, fun Shabbat with hours and hours of singing and dancing! By the fourth shabbat, the chanichim know exactly what to do and when, and so they gave it their all. Davening Hallel together for Rosh Chodesh (and reading a double-parsha!)  also made it special and memorable. The weather was beautiful, so everyone had their fourth and last chavruta-time, finishing up whatever they had learned together and friends could hang out, on the grass, and play board games.  We sang our favorite song (Adon Olam) at seudah shlishit, and chanichim of all ages – and both genders – were crying and hugging, thinking about how sad they would be to go home.

The much-anticipated Machal vs. Eidah Daled basketball games took place in Indoor World, after havdallah…Machal won by a lot!! Congrats!! (They also beat the make-up Machal group, kids who are older than they are, two weeks ago. )

Today we had to follow a rainy day schedule, but the chanichim all had their requests for last peulot they wanted – and our Roshei sport, who plan the schedule each day, gave them their requests –  so some played games in the rain. They did not want to go to Plan B.  It was actually kind of fun 🙂 Others had special art activities or the indoor activities like zumba and dance.

Each bunk was given a peulah to go shopping at the “Stonewear Shack” and purchase camp swag/merch – sweatshirts, t-shirts, pants, water bottles, string bags, hats and more! They had no trouble spending the $40 that was put into their account – and they were all in their new clothes for dinner:) They were so excited and cozy!!

Since we learned today about King Chizkiyahu standing up to the Assyrians (who had exiled the 10 tribes) and fighting off a siege, we celebrated tonight!! What would the kingdom of Yehuda have done the night after the Assyrians left? Had a carnival, probably!! So that is what we did – bouncy house and blow up slide, etc. A fun night in Indoor World to celebrate a victory! And a great month of camp 🙂

Tomorrow is our last full day here. We are so grateful for the amazing month we all had and so sad to be leaving this incredible place where experiential education works like magic and is so much fun, we each developed new talents and enjoyed summer activities, friendships were started and deepened, and a real family-feel was created.

כי בנפשנו הוא – מחנה סטון

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.

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