Camp Blog

Thursday July 13

DATE: July 14, 2023

We are coming to an end of our Tochnit (our topic for the month, which has been from 70 CE to 500)  – snif, snif – and so today we learned about  how Jewish communities need to adjust to living without their own autonomy. Living in a foreign land, in exile, means being subject to non-Jewish political rule. The question of how to interact with non-Jewish, governmental power arises… This is, of course,  still relevant today for Jews living across the globe with non-Jewish sovereignty. Goals: The morim discussed with their chanichin the importance of the role of political leaders, and the necessity of having leadership and structure in spheres that are not exclusively Jewish. Some of the older eidot discussed the complexity of how to interact with secular authority and the role that governmental rule plays for Jews living without autonomy. 

Eidah Daled left very early this morning for their annual post-color war white water rafting trip. It is a great day for them to move beyond the color war competition from these past two days and just all “be friends” again. It works like a charm!!

All of the chanichim are hoping to have some of their favorite peulot on their schedule these days, since it is their last few this session. Some have even gone over to our Rosh Sport to request : )  Chanichim are finishing projects in the Village and looking forward to showing you what they produced! Everyone was confused when they saw “not a carnival” on their schedule today.  Eaxch eidah took a turn walking over to indoor world –  and there they saw some fun inflatable bouncy houses etc. Just a fun activity so they could relax and laugh and have fun all together as an eidah. They loved it! True, it was not a full blown-out carnival, but it was the best part of one anyway!

Tonight was the long awaited (since the fake announcement Monday night) trip to Splash Lagoon. For the past few ywars, we have rented out this indoor water park (an hour away) after hours, and have THE best time. Girls and boys take turns – one group gets to play arcade games and hang out in the wave pool while the other enjoys the slides and pools in the main part of the park…and then they switch!! Great trip and enjoyed by everyone- tzevet and hadracha, too, of course.

We are looking forward to our fourth (for the tzevet and hadracha, fifth!) Shabbat together. But we are also, obviously, so sad that this means we have only a few days left.  We are enjoying every activity and every moment together. Shabbat Shalom from Sugar Grove!

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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