Camp Blog

Thursday June 28

DATE: June 29, 2018

Thursday already?? This week fleeeewww….

The whole camp had shiur this morning about the question: do we care what other nations/people think about us and Israel? Starting with the Balfour Declaration, they talked about what everyone else’s role might be in OUR destiny and plans for Eretz Yisrael. So thought-provoking and, of course, relevant to kids who spend so much timing thinking about what others think of them.

Ok, I can share the big surprise now…we did a “koolulam”!! Know what that is? It was all the rage in Israel this year – huge groups of people singing a song together with harmonies etc. Check one out at

We ALL got together, the whole machane,  and with the help of Jordan Gorfinkel (music producer from Cleveland) and Yehuda Cik (otherwise known as Yehuda!),  created an amazing performance and production. There will be a lot of editing and work by the videographers and Jordan before you see the final version, but you can see pictures in the Koolulam folder 🙂 It was so fun to make and will be so beautiful to watch 🙂

That took the whole afternoon!!

In celebration of their Kabbalat haTorah yesterday, Kaytana had the activity M.A.S.T. today where they were able to crowd around a “real” Torah and appreciate the calligraphy and how hard it is to read! We talked about the unbroken chain we have had since Moshe wrote the first Sefer Torah. They had a full day of peulot and then had a special night tochnit: a birthday party for a counselor, a girl and a boy. A birthday party for three 🙂 They sang, ate cake and wrote birthday cards – some of which were read out loud.

Machal had such a fun day out on lake Chautauqua pontooning (put it into google images…it’s so cool!) and even jumping in and swimming.

We cannot believe we are back to a Friday tomorrow!! Time sure does fly when you’re having this much fun!


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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