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Sunday, July 29

DATE: July 30, 2018

Today was Bunk Day at Camp Stone!

Aligned with our theme of “Settling Israel”, each bunk is designated as a different shevet. Today, each bunk had the opportunity to explore their shevet and create signs, songs/ skits, and a flag that represents their bunk’s shevet. Tonight at the “big reveal” each bunk presented and displayed their creative representations to each other.

The theme of settling the land was explored through the re-enactment of the story of the שופט (judge) אאֵהוּד בֶּן־גֵּרָ

who strategically killed Eglon, the King of Moav, because he was left-handed and hid the sword by his right thigh, where it was undetected. The campers had to pass through a “Moabite Kingdom Sword Check-point” on their way into the Chadar Ochel for lunch – which only inspected their left side. They were hosted for lunch by King Eglon and excitedly watched his incredible defeat by Ehud.

We had a full day of activities, throughout the sunny morning which was followed by some rain – which did not dampen the incredible Stone Spirit. The campers enjoyed a wide range of activities – including sports (soccer, kickball, 9 square, hockey, basketball, gaga, beach volleyball, dodgeball . . .and more!!), dance, lemonana (from our own herbal garden), improv, cooking, animal farm, ceramics, tractor rides, high ropes & zipline, and Agam.

Today was the launch of Chugim. The campers enjoyed their choice of fun and diverse activities – including archery, horseback riding, dance, and so many more.

We also enjoyed the exciting launch of The Village!!! Can’t wait to share the incredible range of activities and creative outlets the campers will be enjoying in this very special part of camp – all connected to the theme of settling Israel. Stay tuned . . .

The Kaytana enjoyed a spirited and immersive day – including many sports and mud-sliding 🙂 The kids participated in Yitzchak & Rivkah’s wedding – the campers sang, danced to a live band, had a glow-light dance party, and finished with a cake-fight.

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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