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Thursday July 6

DATE: July 7, 2017

Today in camp we declared the state of Israel!!

The chanichim watched the November 1947 UN vote reenacted and sang haTikvah. Shiur was about the mixed feelings of gratitude, on the one hand, for an autonomous state after 2,000 years of Galut but sadness and frustration that Yerushalayim was not a part of it…yet.

The night tochnit tonight was camp-wide, all eidot, playing a game where groups of chanichim needed to find the roshei eidah to get their signatures (they were hiding all over camp!) and each signature represented something found to help them win the War of Independence that broke out once the British left in May. If they got everything they needed, they would all be able to conquer Yerushalayim…yup, you guessed it – the Shekem Shack 🙂

But, alas, they were unsuccesful and the War of Independence was won without Yerushalayim.

Spoiler alert: wait for 1967!

Besides all of that excitement, it was a pretty routine day here with lots of fun peulot, projects in the Village, swimming and conqering the climbing wall, charades, ceramics and even tie dye! 

Eidah Daled, for the third week, had Thursday night mishmar (optional!) after night tochnit. About 30 chanichim showed up to hear Rav Adi teach the halachot of when a mezonot food needs the bracha of HaMotzi! Kol HaKavod to the many Eidah Daled chanichim for choosing to come and learn at night!

And Tzevet had their ChavrutaFest on the topic of “friendship” 🙂

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

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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.