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Sunday July 17

DATE: July 17, 2023

Shavua Tov! We had a beautiful last Shabbat together with our routine of singing, tefillah, dancing, learning and eidah time together. It was so bittersweet knowing this was the last Shabbat for all of our chanichim and for many many tzevet too. We hope the chanichim will take the ruach home and  keep singing all year until we meet again next Summer. We had the honor of hearing a personal story at seudah shlishit from our very own Estee Flesichmann – ask your children about Estee’s father , why her parents married one year, to-the-date, after their original planned wedding date and what amazing coincidence awaited her at her first home in Israel. It was a special “real life” story that they will not forget.

Shiur today was a wrap-up and look-back at all the shiurim this month – we talked about leadership, change, halacha, and more! Each shiur teacher decided how to review – some with a game and some with a discussion. Moshevet Torah sheBe’al Peh, from 70 to 500, taught all of us such an important part of our shared history. We know the chanichim are walking away with names, places, concepts and a sense of the timeline – and they had such an enjoyable time learning with their young shiur teacher each day!

Today’s schedule had some of the regular peulot and then some time to buy “stonewear” – always a favorite last-day activity 🙂 Bringing home swag makes the goodbye a little easier.

Machal went biking today on a long trail and then made grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner – one more chance to grill!

At 9:00 pm we ALL met in Indoor World for two hours of fun at homemade carnival booths (including free ice cream and cotton candy!! ) and some very exciting Machal vs. Daled basketball! In the girls’ game, Machal won and in the boys’ game Daled won. The tension was high, the crowd was super into it and the players were impressive! We had some new bleacher seating which the Amish build for us and entertaining running commentary by some Tzevet members. It was a really fun second-to-last-night. Check out the action photos soon – from the basketball as well as from the apple bobbing and ring-tossing 🙂

Can’t believe tomorrow is packing day 🙁  This fun, inspiring, meaningful month is coming to end, and we are all feeling so grateful, bonded and…yes of course, exhausted!!!

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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