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Sunday June 26

DATE: June 27, 2022

Today, our shiur was about the destruction of the first Beit HaMikdash in 586 BCE and the subsequent exile into Bavel. Chanichim learned about the different responses the Jews had to this catastrophe. Some mourned, some turned to avodah zara, and some began to hope and pray for a redemption. And then we learned Yechezkel’s famous prophecy about the dry bones that were resurrected. We will begin learning about Jewish life outside of Eretz Yisrael tomorrow.

We knew rain was on the way, so our Roshei Sport who create the daily schedule, prepared a “rainy day schedule” on the back. When the rain eventually came, later on, we all just flipped the paper and knew where to go! We have many indoor and semi-indoor spots around camp that are perfect for these moments. Chanichim enjoyed activities such as ceramics, baking, basketball (on our covered Indoor World courts), a lip-sync battle, improv games, and music.

Tonight the night tochnit (program) involved taking down the walls of the Beit HaMikdash that we helped decorate on Day 1, burning them and having slow shira in the indoor Beit Knesset as a way to mark the end of an era. A feel of Tisha B’av is in the air…until they get back to their snacks and slumber parties in their bunks after.

Our tzevet (staff) has been enjoying “night seder” in our Beit Midrash, three times a week officially, with people who signed up to learn one of those three nights and tzevet members giving shiurim/chaburot. So we have about 30 members of the staff learning in our Beit Midrash. On other nights, staff come and go with their their own times that they have carved out for their Summer learning lishma.

Kaytana learned about the Imahot  today – – Sora, Rivka, Rochel, and Leah – and baked challah and made some surprise projects in Melechet Yad (You’ll see when they bring them home). They played ultimate frisbee today and had so much fun on our slip n’ slide (before the rain came).

Machal went on a hike today in the Allegheny National Forest and discussed the values that will be taught and cultivated this summer on the Machal program and they learned about chalutziut, being pioneers and creating something new from a dream/vision.

Our “Village” opened today and will be the focus of tomorrow’s blog 🙂

 

 

New Camper Registration Opens November 1.

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