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Sunday, June 20

DATE: June 21, 2021

Shavua Tov! Or as we sing here: Sha-sha-shavua tov!!

Shabbat was beautiful, with all the cohorts/capsules davening together in Indoor World, outside as the sun was setting.  The scene could not have been more picturesque. The zemirot and dancing were there too, so we could all be together in a covid-safe way.  The fresh air and wide space made it all so fun and even more spirited than usual. This Shabbat, all chanichim enjoyed their first meeting with their chavrutot (literally “study partner”). The high staff-camper ratio gives us a unique opportunity, at Machane Stone, for each tzevet member and madrich/a to be assigned 2 campers to learn with, after lunch, Shabbat afternoon. It is a highlight of the week for so many!

This morning in daily shiur, we learned about leaders like Devorah and Gidon from Sefer Shoftim. We discussed what qualities are necessary for effective leaders, like humility and responsibility. Our “real-life Devorah” sat under the tree, near the Shekem shack, all day with “open hours” giving advice and greeting people (Thank you Maayan, Rosh Eidah daled for that!)

Today’s schedule assigned each bunk a peulah to prep for “Bunk Night” which is tonight’s night tochnit. Each bunk learned about their name and then made a wooden sign (a shelet) and a song to represent their group. They will present and perform tonight for their eidah. This is where all the creativity comes out!

Machal had such a fun day pontooning on Lake Chautauqua, and “make-up Machal” arrived and is kicking off their two weeks of hiking and camping tonight! Welcome!

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.