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Sunday July 16

DATE: July 16, 2017

Shavua Tov!!

Last night, after havdalah, while most eidot had the routine fun night peulot  – night swim (a favorite!), sports, climbing wall etc etc Machal met Eidah Daled on the basketball court for the annual highly-anticipated basketball game. The girls was a…total blowout…Machal really showed Eidah Daled girls something!! Kol Hakavod on an amazing game. The boys’ game was soooo close and came down to a missed free throw…Machal beat daled by 1 point. So exciting for the spectators!

Today was an unforgettable day in Machane. It was Yom Tochnit – a day all about Yerushalayim 🙂

We began with a marathon before lunch – great pictures!! Everyone got bright orange Jerusalem marathon t-shirts and a sticker with a number to put on the front. Each Eidah took a turn running under the balloon arch through the starting line/ribbon and about a kilometer. The finish line had judges looking for the winner in each eidah for each gender. Winners were given medallions at dinner. It was soooo fun and the chanichim had such a great time!

In the afternoon, after a lunch of falafel (of course)  the chanichim were given a chance to spend a couple of hours in Yerushalayim, going around to the most famous and beloved places – enjoying the sights, tastes and experiences of Yerushalayim:

-a tisch with a Chassidic Rebbe

-some pizza from Big Apple pizza

-a science experiment that they conducted at Hebrew U

-a visit to the Supreme Court to listen in on a case being judged

-the Kotel, where everyone watched the “live cam” of the kotel and wrote notes that will be brought to Israel

-Givat haTachmoshet, where the Chanichim climbed through trenches and learned about the 6-day war

-the Malcha Mall (to buy Stonewear)

-Rebar for some smoothies

-Hadassah Hospital to make care packages for the sick

-Teddy park to the sprinklers

and so on and son on….15 stations/stops/sites in total

It was an unbelievable immersive experiential educational afternoon and really was a great ending to the topic we studied this month.

Enjoy the pictures and ask your children about it…on Tuesday!!

Machal, meanwhile, was off-site on a hike that involved a challenge using a topographical map – sounds pretty immersive, experiential and educational too!! We are putting them to work until the last day, challenging them to work in groups and be self-sufficient and resourceful. They had a yummy BBQ at their chutz site after to celebrate their success!  


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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