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Thursday June 17

DATE: June 18, 2021

Here in Camp Stone, we weave the topic of the day into the day’s activities – for instance, today in shiur we spoke about the story of Achan taking from the spoils of Yericho, after G-d specifically prohibited doing that! The consequence/punishment was that Bnei Yisrael lost the next battle at Ai (pronounced EYE) The shiur conversation was about collective vs. individual responsibility. Later in the day, at lunch, someone ran in announcing that a battle with Ai had begun and then after Mincha a “voice from heaven” (a.k.a. the intercom) announced that Bnei Yisrael lost the battle because someone took from the spoils. During afternoon shekem time (snack/canteen at 4:00) the Roshei Eidah  (division heads) were running around asking “do you know who took the spoils?”

Tonight’s night tochnit (activity) was a scavenger hunt  – each bunk ran around camp to various stations. At each station, they received a clue that eventually led to their figuring out who the guilty member of Am Yisrael was– Achan, son of Carmi from the tribe of Yehuda!! The bunk worked together to figure it out!

Each bunk had eight activities today (one of which is always official shower time, don’t worry about that!) including drama, ceramics, ropes course, zumba, slip n’ slide, volleyball and baking 🙂 The weather has been gorgeous!!

Tomorrow is hike day!! Each eidah will pack a lunch in the morning and then head out for a short hike and picnic, before getting ready for Shabbat.

Machal has been busy too, of course!! Yesterday, they went on a hike in Allegheny national forest with a beautiful overlook. They had their first sleep-out and cook-out and learned how to pitch tents and light lanterns. Today they went on a water hike, followed by another sleep-out. Tomorrow they will spend the day in camp, enjoying some of the facilities while the campers are all out on their hikes.

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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