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Tuesday, August 6

DATE: August 7, 2019

Today was Day # 3 at the Chutz! The campers were blessed to have 3 glorious days & 2 nights under sunny, beautiful, & (mostly) clear skies camping, bonding, creating, & exploring in nature. Last night, the campers gathered for a spirited kumzitz, led by Yaakov and stargazing with different equipment, led by Benji. The stars were extra bright without competing artificial light.

The campers woke up to the warm rays of the sun & davened. They then prepared breakfast & learned a shiur in their plugot. Each shiur was an interactive session in which they were visited by 4 different historical characters who provided – in costume – different perspective & insights on the translation of the Torah into Greek. These characters included King Ptolemy, an average Hellenized Jew, a Rabbinic scholar coerced to translate the Torah, & a modern academic who still studies the Septuagint today.

The campers returned to camp for an afternoon of engaging Camp Stone peulot, ranging from Ceramics, sports, horseback riding, Climbing Wall, Ropes Course, Music, Cooking, Sports, & Slip N’ Slide. Eidah Daled exhibited their leadership skills & stayed behind to clean up. Feel free to remind your children in Eidah Daled of these amazing leadership (cleaning) skills they learned when they return home :-). The campers were relieved that the light rain had “waited” until they returned from the chutz. Even so, it did not deter them from enjoying a full afternoon of camp activities.

We said good-bye to our youngest (and most adorable) campers today as Kaytana returned home after a fabulous 2 week immersion in the magic of Camp Stone & exploration of the stories of Tanach. We hope to see them all next summer in Eidah Aleph BH!

Machal continued their visit to Washington DC with a day full of activities, including visiting the Holocaust Museum.

Layla tov from Sugar Grove!

Michelle Sarna

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