Camp Blog

Tuesday July 11

DATE: July 11, 2017

Today’s fast day began with a late wake up and shacharit which included some skits to explain the slicha we say about the 5 things that we commemorate on this 17th of Tammuz. After the longer-than-usual tefilah, the chanichim had a short break while the tzevet got themselves ready for an elaborate program: each eidah went around to 5 stations run by tzevet. At each station they watched a dramatic presentation which compared the long-ago mourning right after the Beit HaMikdash was destroyed and Yerushalayim overrun with the continual mourning we engage in at weddings, on fast days and in our day-to-day lives. The chanichim were moved by the scenes from  2,000 years ago through the early 20th century and to today. This program was followed by Mincha, and then the camp had a menucha time, with movies being shown for those who wanted something more thought-provoking 😉

We ended the fast like we always do, with slow shira in the indoor beit knesset, a story and maariv together. May this be the last time we fast on an anniversary of a tragedy associated with the Beit haMikdash. As we learn from the prophet Zecharya: one day these fast days will all be days of joy and celebration. Amen!

Machal traveled from Silver Spring, MD into Washington DC and spent their day at the National Holocaust Memorial museum and then had a program aboout inclusion by Yachad. They will be doing some advocacy about this issue tomorrow. 

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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