Camp Blog

Sunday July 28

DATE: July 29, 2019

Shavua Tov! We had such a perfect first Shabbat – from Kabbalat Shabbat through a beautiful slow shira at Seudat Shlishit, everyone enjoyed the time together. One special perk of having such a large tzevet is that our camper: staff ratio is almost 1.5 : 1 which means that we have a very unique opportunity to set up every madrich/a and staff member with 1 or 2 chanichim/ot for a chavruta on Shabbat afternoon, right after Birkat HaMazon. Everyone spreads out onto the fields, into gazebos, at all picnic tables and they learn. 1 to 2 campers per staff member. They met on Thursday and chose what they wanted to learn and had a great time on Shabbat with the attention and learning…and candy some brought 🙂

This morning everyone had “bunk night” on their schedule which meant time for the bunk to think about how to best represent their bunk name tonight during presentations. Everyone painted a shelet (sign on wood), plus they need to sing a song or do some sort of presentation. The bunk names being assigned this session come from the period of Jewish History we are experiencing – prophets from the first Beit haMikdash, cities that we are studying, mountains that are significant, leaders that changed the course of history etc.

Something new in Stone: Bunks have been enjoying a peulah called U.F.O. led by a visitor from Israel named Avihu. They are learning how to create very simple low-budget rockets that fly 30-50 ft. in the air due to pressurized water and air. Some physics, some creativity and some flying objects… Recipe for a great peulah!

Kaytana leaned about Yaakov and Eisav today, and so of course they made…lentil soup (and watched the selling of the birthright performed by the counselors)! They had a chance to go on a part of our ropes course and had a nature peulah where they made “lemonana” (mint-lemonade slushy with our very own home grown mint leaves!) They enjoyed a funny talent show with counselors doing talents that were challenges by other counselors, and the boys had some slip n- slide – turned – mud- slide fun after a brief rain shower this afternoon 🙂

Machal is out on a “short” 5 mile water hike in a gorge nearby and slept out at the campgrounds there.

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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