Camp Blog

Thursday June 22

DATE: June 23, 2023

We learned about the Oral Law today, Torah sheBe’al Peh, and our chain of mesorah all the way back to the day Moshe received the 10 commandments at Har Sinai. After shiur, everyone had a full day of peulot with sports, swimming, archery, ceramics and water activities at the agam, our lake!  The Village will be opening next week for many new and exciting peulot…stay tuned!

Before dinner, we had the annual Chugim Fair, where many many many options where showcased for an elective peulah that the campers have three days a week. Chanichim can choose their favorite activity here in camp and know that they will have it three times a week with all others who chose it. This is a fun way to mix the ages and give everyone something to look forward to.  Some members of tzevet volunteer their time and offer fun activities like army boot camp or poetry reading or slip n’ slide!

Each day in camp, two bunks (one gender from an eidah) set up for meals, serve and then clean up; this is referred to as toranut. That is one way we all “pitch in” and create a feeling of community and equality. Today it was Eidah Daled boys, and we thank them for their service : )

Tomorrow is Friday…Hike Day!! More on that tomorrow…

Kaytana learned about Yitzchak and the ultimate sacrifice that he was ready to make. The campers talked about challenges in life and played minute-to-win-it for a chance to overcome their own challenges. The girls and the boys each had time in the agam today, our lake, where they jumped on the water trampoline and tried to climb up the water climbing wall. After dinner (which is always earlier than the rest of camp) they attended the wedding of Yitzchak and Rivka (played by our newleywed couple Roni and Ariella Etshalom!), officiated by Rav Adi Krohn, our Rav HaMachane. They enjoyed some “fancy foods,”  signed a guest book and danced with the chattan and kallah. Now that is some experiential education!! Pictures of the wedding are already on instagram – check it out!

Machal spent the day hiking a trail called Tracy Ridge – a nice ten mile hike in the Allegheny National Forest. They arrived at their campsite with plenty of daylight hours to pitch tents and make a hamburger dinner. Each day the Machal campers spend some time learning, in a small group with a counselor, from Sefer Yehoshua which teaches us about leadership and community building.

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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