Camp Blog

Sunday, June 25

DATE: June 25, 2017

Shavua Tov!

Shabbat Parshat Korach, our first of 4 very special Camp Stone Shabbatot, was exactly what everyone has been waiting for since last summer: beautiful tefillot full of ruach (spirit) and dancing, great Shabbat food (how does the mitbach cook all of that food? For over 800 people!), fun peulot (activities) and… and inspiring slow shira (singing) at Seudah Shlishit. Plus, this week we had an original story by Rav Adi Krohn, our Rosh Beit Midrash, about King David’s great great great (etc.) grandson whose life paralleled his famous ancestor’s and who becomes mayor of Jerusalem just as the newest building project begins…for the third Beit HaMikdash 🙂

Today was a great start to the week…and to the month: Chodesh Tov everyone 🙂 After a Shacharit with hallel and musaf, we had a fun day of peulot but a “sad” night tochniut where we experienced the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash, walked into exile and heard Megillat Eicha. After just a few minutes (Camp Stone time for 70 years), King Cyrus came to announce that we are allowed to return and build the second Beit haMikdash. As you can see, we are up to the second century CE in Yerushalayim’s history!

Kaytana learned about Yosef and how to be an effective leader (one who does not make others jealous). They had a special peulah where they made dreamcatchers and tie-dyed shirts – all in honor of Yosef 🙂 Tonight, after dinner they celebrated King Pharoah’s birthday, with cake and games and even streamers! 

Machal, after enjoying home-cooked food, cozy beds and seeing the rest of camp over Shabbat,  began their week with the famous hike in The Gorge. 

Looking forward to our full first week in camp!



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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