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Thursday June 29

DATE: June 30, 2017

The weather was wonderful last night as the campers all slept out at their various lina sites.  They were all back in camp for tefillah, breakfast and shiur… Today in camp, we learned about sectarianism – big word, right? The campers heard about Jews who branched off of the mainstream tradition, like Tzidukim and later, Christians. They had a day, packed with peulot and with Chugim (electives) before dinner! Some of the Eidot  (divisions) have already found artifacts in the archaeological dig area – shards of pottery, a sword, and a Menorah lamp oil cup. Fascinating!! 

Kaytana experienced Matan Totah today, and they all made luchot. But…just as the Torah tells us: Moshe smashed luchot and so did all of the kids. They had a happier moment at the outdoor Beit Knesset where they enjoyed a special activity we call MAST = Meet a Sefer Torah. The kids (first boys before lunch and then girls after lunch) learned about a sofer, the scribe who writes a sefer torah, the materials that are used, etc Then they took out a Torah, opend and looked inside up close. The children were so enamored by the beautiful letters and all of the detail, including the lines that get scraped into the parchment to keep all lines and columns straight. Great experience! Tonight they played a human version of the board game Guess Who? Ask your children about it…hard to explain if you don’t know the game but so so fun to play “live”.

Machal had a day of canoeing down the Allegheny, followed by a BBQ at their “chutz site” and a Chavruta-Fest night activity. The topic was “Or L’goyim,” and the young men and women of Machal discussed the role Jews play in the world and the reponsibility we have for representing G-d. Sources were handed out and everyone learned in pairs, and then a wrap-up discussion was led by one of the Roshei Chinuch college students, Yael Lilianthal.

Cannot believe it’s Friday again!! The days are so long and busy here, but the weeks fly by 🙂

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.