Camp Blog

Tues. June 22

DATE: June 23, 2021

Today, the chanichim learned about the Mishkan – how it was a place for serious tefillah and connection with Hashem (through the story of Channa and her prayer for a son) as well as a place where people could lose sight of the utimate goal and get caught up in the physical aspects (through the story of the corrupt kohanim, Chofni and Pinchas). Many shiur teachers reported meaningful conversations about tefillah and the Beit Knesset.

These characters, from Tanach, made “special appearances” during the day: 1) Chofni and Pinchas (Roshei Eidah dressed in priest garb) were walking around taking food from bunks – just as “they” took from people’s sacrificial meat 2) Channa was at Mincha, davening fervently in a way that caused everyone to notice (shout-out to Yael Engelhart who played that role beautifully) The real shocker was later in the day when the Plishtim came to the Shekem Shack at 4:30 and stole the Aron Kodesh, escaping with it on a Kabota 🙁   Stay Tuned  for more adventures from the beginning of Sefer Shmuel!!

The schedule today featured spray-painting, smoothie-making (with strawberries and blueberries) and kitten-time, among the more well-known camp activities. In addition to kittens and their mommy cat, our refet (small petting zoo) contains sheep, goats, birds, donkeys, a llama, an alpaca, a Billy goat, two donkeys and a rooster. It is a sight to see!!

Tonight’s night tochnit was a fun and unique game for each eidah – glow-in-the-dark dodgeball, human Apples-to-Apples, and Bingo-with-prizes to name a few.

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Registration for summer 2023 is now closed. There are a few select spots remaining.
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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