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Thursday July 8

DATE: July 9, 2021

After such a hard two days of color war, led by Eidah Daled chanichim, they were given a special trip today – white water rafting!! They left very early in the morning and had a great day!

Today was one of our last days of tochnit this session, and we spent shiur learning about Chizkiyahu, king of Malchut Yehuda. It was during his reign that Malchut Yisrael was besieged by Assyria…a few years later those 10 tribes were exiled. During his reign, two amazing things happened, which we relived in machane:

  1. Chizkiyahu removed so many private altars, which were forbidden, and destroyed idols that were being worshipped by the nation. We, too, smashed something…pinatas!! Similar feeling, yet very different outcome 🙂
  2. Chizkiyahu made a huge Pesach celebration and invited the 10 tribes from the other kingdom to join. The tribes of Asher, Menashe and Zevulun responded positively and came to serve Hashem in the Beit HaMikdash in Yerushalayim with Korban Pesach. In Sefer Divrei haYamim, we are told that there had not been this kind of celebration in Yerushalayim since the days of Shlomo haMelech. We had a lunch with meat and matza (well, technically, pita, but that is like the sefardi flat bread kind of matza!) and sat as small groups like families sat, eating Korban Pesach.

Besides that….normal day here at camp!

Towards the evening, we found out a very special night activity was planned!! Trip to Splash Lagoon water park in Eerie, PA. This place is amazing!! The girls and boys took turns using all the rides and slides and pools. Everyone was thrilled and had THE best time. Check out their website to see what the chanichim enjoyed there!

 

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.

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