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Thursday June 27

DATE: June 28, 2019

Our day started with a shiur presenting the decision Medinat Yisrael had to make about when to commemorate the 6 million who were killed in the Holocaust. The chanichim/ot leaned about the idea the Knesset put forth, – the 27th of Nissan because it was the date of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the day the Rabanut proposed, 10th of Tevet since that is a day on which we are already commemorating tragedies. Today, Israel has communities that mark it on one and communities that mark it on the other. Most of the chanichim knew their schools use the 27th of Nissan as Holocaust Remembrance Day -Yom haShoah.

Believe it or not, everyone was able to transition into a jam-packed day of fun after that 🙂 Eidah Daled girls had Fire Building (gotta get ready for the “Chutz”!) and Eidah Daled boys had Hakuna Matata…hmmm, look for pictures of that! Other bunks had slipnslide, dance party, baking and beach volleyball, in additon to all of the action going on in the village and at the lake and pool… The amazing week of weather has meant a really ideal backdrop for all of the outdoor sports too!

Before the evening Mifkad, we had our “301” – the optional 301 seconds of Torah in the Beit Midrash about the mitzvah “to love your fellow Jew”

After dinner, each Eidah had their own activity for Night Tochnit – spa night for Eidah Alef girls, a big human “Guess Who” game for Eidah vav, and a Bat Mitzvah party for a counselor in Eidah Gimmel were all just a few examples of the fun everyone was having tonight.

Tzevet was hosted by the Beit Midrash staff for “ChavrutaFest” where everyone learned about the high moral code/standard that the IDF follows. They were all given pita and hummos to hep create the right israeli tone!

Kaytana had a very exciting day: COLOR WAR! The teams were Moshe and Aharon. They had all the standard competitions and races and a special apache race. In the afternoon, they took a break from the competition and all went out for ice cream before finishing the day with the presentations that the chanichim/ot made.

Machal spent the day at their chutz site near camp, having the “neverending breakfast” where everyone has ingredients like eggs and bread and other breakfast basics… and an open fire…and all the time in the world. 🙂 After the breakfast was cleaned up, they spent time playing sports, talking and…writing letters home!! Keep an eye out for the mail 🙂

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.