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Thursday July 22

DATE: July 23, 2021

Today in shiur we discussed what the Gemara means when it says that “after the Beit haMikdash was destroyed, we find G-d within the four cubits of halacha” – the chanichim began to discuss the idea of the development of halacha and machloket and learning as a way to connect to Hashem, when service in the Temple is gone.

The beautiful weather gave us a full day of outdoor activities – High Ropes course gives chanichim a chance to overcome fears, the climbing wall gives them a chance to be amazed at their own physical strength, and Susim (horse back riding) gives campers a chance to get out of their comfort zone and work on trust. Some of the younger bunks had “bunny time” at our refet, our very own petting zoo with bunnies, birds, goats, a llama and many more animals that we take care of in the summer. Archery, dance and improv are some other activities the campers enjoyed, enjoying the opportunity to be active, creative and expressive. It just feels so good to be back here! And we are so happy to have so many first-time campers, especially in the younger eidot, since they couldn’t come last summer for Kaytana or Eidah Alef.

The night tochnit (activity) tonight was as follows –

Aleph – a fun scavenger hunt around camp

Vav – Lip-synching for girls / dodge ball for boys

Bet – Glow-in-dark machanayim (dodgeball-type game)

Gimmel – pre-Shabbos dance party, practicing the dances we do at Shabbat meals 🙂

Daled – “Human Apples to Apples” (so fun to play…ask your children to explain), followed by the special privilege of Mishmar with Rav Adi Krohn.

Looking forward to the Friday hikes tomorrow! And to “peanut butter jelly time” at breakfast 🙂

Kaytana learned about Akeidat Yitzchak and heard Hashem over the ram-kol (camp intercom). They boys had some time on the water trampoline today and the girls had swim at the pool.

Machal did the Gorge Hike, which is such a fun water hike! They slept at a campsite afterwards, which is starting to feel pretty cozy:)  Although, to be honest, they ARE excited to reunite with camp tomorrow night at pre-shabbat mifkad.

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.

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