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Tuesday, August 14th

DATE: August 14, 2018

Today is Machane Stone Color War!!!

Last night, the campers divided into their teams for an exciting colorwar kickoff between teams עם ישראל versus שבטי ישראל. The campers were surprised by an exciting breakout involving the very chic Stone bracelets that Yaakov has been distributing throughout the session.

The colorwar competition encompasses many different aspects of Machane Stone, including sportsmanship, ruach, marches, kima & mifkad, & toranut. The Eidah Daled campers are empowered to lead and guide many of these experiences. The “official” Stone Colorwar Guidebook instructs: “Sportsmanship is of utmost importance during Color War (and life).”

Learning and growing is an important part of Color War!! The campers are responsible to present the beurei tefilah, sha’at shut, halacha yomit, and divrei torah at every meal. They are also responsible to answer the she-eilat hasha’ah, a question regularly posted in the Bet Midrash. The teams receive a packet that includes an overview of their theme, including the background, main ideas, and important figures and characters.

Purposeful creative expression in different forms is a big part of Color War!! Each team has the creative opportunity to produce different useful pieces of art that are inspired by their theme, including a song, march, boy’s rikud (“a fan fav”), skit, girls’ stomp, and melechet yad projects.  These projects include a shelet (sign) including a pasuk, a painted garbage can (“Who doesn’t love seeing fun and creative garbage cans all around camp?” 🙂 ), a painted side of a mechitza, bracha board for outside the chadar ochel, and new covers for the shulchan in the Indoor and Outdoor Bet Knesset.

Of course, color war also includes many fun and exciting activities!! The campers compete in many different sports, agam, climbing wall, baking, high ropes, swim, and more. Today the teams participated in a spirited Dance Party! Tonight they will participate in a high energy Olympiada BH.

This is guaranteed to be a high energy, creative, and exciting Color War for all!!

Shalom from Machane Stone!!

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