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Thursday July 12 – Trip Day

DATE: July 12, 2018

Today the kids knew something was up when they saw a schedule that had ridiculous activities like…making paninis with plugah and gossiping with Rav Adi and chasing animals back into the Refet. Ha!

Midway Day!!

The chanichim left after aruchat eser to Midway, the best small-size amusement park, about 40 minutes away!! Rides, bumper cars, potato sack race down huge slides, and a train ride 🙂 An arcade, kosher ice cream and a beautiful grassy area on Lake Chautaqua. It was a fun and bonding way to spend one of our last days together. We had a boat taking chanichim across the lake to Palestine Park at the Chautaqua Institute – a topographical map of Eretz Yisrael that exists on the banks of this summer institute, created in 1874 by Methodists for “vacation learning” for Sunday school teachers. This was our own recreation of The Exodus ship pulling up to Israel back in 1947 (on July 11th!!) from France.  (Google Chautauqua Institute to learn more about this fascinating 750-acre educational center)

After a few hours at Midway, buses took us all for a picnic dinner at Lakeside Park, another spot along Chautauqua Lake! We enjoyed a fleishig meal before “the 9 days” started at 7:50 pm camp time 🙂

Meanwhile, since Eidah Daled chanichim have grown out of Midway, they had their own “big kid” trip…white water rafting!! It is sooo fun and one of THE best parts of Eidah Daled’s summer here.

Machal is out of Algonquin Park and on their way home, b”h!!

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