Camp Blog

Sunday July 9

DATE: July 9, 2017

Yes, the rumors are true!! Color War is here… Bira (blue and yellow) vs Mikdash (red and black) Day 1 was busy and fun and…sunny!! 

Breakfast was set up by our tzevet (known as Team Avacado…don’t ask!) but breakfast and lunch had to be set up creatively and served by Team Mikdash and Team Bira, respectively. This gave them the morning to plan 😉

After regular daily shiur, the teams had time for team meetings.  And then…let the games began!! Each eidah, by gender, had to compete team against team. They played soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, football, kickball and had swimming races. 

Team marches preceded lunch, with a few fun and creative cheer-offs led by the roshei eidah and roshei moshava before we all went in to eat. After mincha and some menucha, there were more sports. 

This evening, after team meetings, marches again before dinner, and maariv the whole machane went to Indoor World to enjoy the traditional Olympiada with silly, zany and hysterical relay races!! 

Everyone get some sleep tonight, because tomorrow is going to require lots of energy, team spirit and creativity. The teams are spending time painting, writing a song, practicing a dance and getting ready for many more presentations which will all be tomorrow night. 

Machal, meanwhile, has left us again, on their way to washington DC to do some advocacy for Inclusion… They began their trip with a stop at the nearby Corry, PA cemetery and discussed community (what creates it, what maintains and what destroys it). They moved on to Pittsburgh, a few hours away, and rented bikes for a fun afternoon. Some Machal chanichim did not know how to ride bikes, but the shop owner taught them! They are sleeping in Pittsburgh tonight – thank you to Sha’arei Torah for their hospitality 🙂


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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