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Sunday July 14

DATE: July 15, 2019

Shavua Tov! Our last Shabbat together was perfect in every way – full of ruach, dancing, singing, tefillah, fun and games and learning. It has been a very exciting and memorable last “real day” here at machane. The big news from here is that Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin have worked out a plan for peace!! We saw it ourselves (and so will you in the camp pics) when Sadat stepped out of his limo to come here from Egypt and meet with Begin. It was a very special moment in Jewish history and we witnessed it…right before lunch 🙂

All day we had our Stonewear sale going strong- each bunk had a chance to come and buy their Stone swag – sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, flannels, zip-ups, dry fits, water bottles, hats and even pop sockets (for those phones they will be getting back soon!) Tonight’s mifkad had many many chanichim in their new clothes and looking so happy!

After dinner tonight, we all watched a video, in the Chadar Ochel, that all of our Roshim made with the help of our Chan staff (the music and dance staff – named for the Chan theater in Jerusalem) We will send out the link soon. It was made in the same style as a very famous Israeli song/video put out this year in honor of yom haAtzma’ut – whose tune (and some words) we sang all summer as our “shir machane” this month. Your children will be singing it in their sleep on Tuesday night, so listen closely.

Tonight’s night tochnit was a big carnival celebration in honor of the Peace Accords signed with Egypt! Bouncy rides, popcorn, etc is a great way to celebrate the beginning of “peace with our neighbors” that we are anticipating, here in the late 70’s 🙂

Machal had a fun last day as well; they went biking and had a camp fire at their Machal site. While all of the campers were having their regular hikes on Friday, Machal was involved in a significant and inspiring chessed. They all spent some time in the Corry cemetary neraby (which they visited last week, before DC) and cleaned up the grounds and some grave stones. Kol haKavod!

Tomorrow will be sad as we pack our bags and start our goodbyes…We all feel that pit in our stomachs, as we bid farewell to this amazing experience we all had watching (and living it out ourselves!!) as our nation settle in to our homeland, after 2,000 years.

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.