Camp Blog

Sunday, July 8

DATE: July 8, 2018

Shavua Tov!

Machal headed out last night for their few days of Algonquin hiking, canoeing and camping out. This is the experience chanichim here talk about for years before, anticipating this fun, bonding and challenging week. We know they will do great and can’t wait to hear from them when they come out on Thursday. Each group of 20 kids has 3-4 madrichim and a professional guide for the few days they are there.

Meanwhile, it’s been weird around here… the more “experienced” chanichim felt that color war breakout was around the corner. “Something’s been wrong with the water” and there was a sewage smell in a boys’ bunk today…the bathrooms by the chadar ochel weren’t working and the motorolas were abuzz with discussions about the guy coming to fix it. Sure enough, after Maariv, Estee and Yakov (the camp directors) came down holding a very dirty shirt in a zip-lock bag that they said was found in a pipe. They were so disappointed that someone would be so thoughtless and immature and put all of us through something inconvenient and dangerous. They felt like the only option was to send everyone home early!! But then  – out of nowhere – Yael and Aryeh (our Roshei Moshava this month) came running up to them with paint-water, screaming “no one is going home,” and dumped it all over Yaakov and Estee. Cheers and chants of “color war” erupted!! They announced the captains and who is on which time and then dismissed everyone to their first team meeting.

So, here we go – the two political parties HaTzohar and Mapai will battle it out over the next two days. These two parties represented two different ideologies in the 1940’s. Should we ignore the British and “get the job done” or work with the British to create the State?

You’ll see pictures from the pre-lunch skit today where the Irgun blew up the King David Hotel – smoke filled the air around the malon (where guests sleep on Shabbat) as a way to bring the chanichim into this time period and the drama unfolding between Jews at this time. Shiur today dealt with war ethics and what we learn from Torah about using violence.

We wil have a fun two days with races, sports, competitions, cheers, themed toranut in our chadar ochel, marches and team meetings. Eidah Daled captains will lead the chanichim and madrichim, as tzevet decides what team they want to be:)

Look for the very spirited pictures that will be posted over the next couple of days. Team blue and black is HaTzohar while all red and yellow means your child is on Mapai 🙂

Happy Color War!!

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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