Camp Blog

Tuesday July 3

DATE: July 3, 2018

We’re off to the CHUTZ!!

We all knew it had to be today 😉

After shiur, they called everyone to Aruchat Eser  (morning snack) and “broke it out” by saying that the Jews in the pre-state were having trouble balancing the agricultural work and responsibilities that went along with farming and planting with their personal lives and family responsibilities…what could they do?? How about they head out and set up a Kibbutz! On a kibbutz, family and working the land go hand in hand naturally. This then became a chant (of course): “kibbutz at the Chutz! kibbutz at the Chutz.” The packing list had all the things one would expect…AND a “sickle & hammer” as well as “your socialist agenda” Ha!

Eidah Daled steps up into the leadership positions for the next 48 hours. A few Eidah Daled chanichim lead a group of about 15 campers (of all ages) around their fire pit at each meal and run a sicha one time too! The kids have such a good time!! This is every camp stoner’s home away from home (camp) away from home (yours!) 🙂

They arrived at the chutz site (a 15-min walk from camp) at lunch time and had a quick lunch provided by camp. They spent the next few hours bonding as a plugah (group around a fire pit), collecting firewood, setting up their sleeping bags (boys side and girls side to the field), davening mincha and eating shekem. Before they knew it, it was time to start their fire for dinner. Once they had a fire going, they received a crate of hot dogs, buns, corn in husks and some other ingredients for dinner. They had a great time cooking and eating together…and then made smores for dessert. Tonight’s night activity is a movie outdoors, projected on the side of a small shed: The Greatest Showman…in the Great Outdoors. Director Yakov Fkeischmann was out there helping chanichium make fires, and he will be sleeping out there with them tonight.

Enjoy the pictures!! Here is one below for a small taste 🙂 These 2 1/2 days are such a highlight of the month for so many chanichim.

Machal continues to have a fun week in DC. They had a great time in a bowling alley last night (see pictures) and made a huge Kiddush Hashem – the bowling alley put pictures on their website and tagged us 🙂 They did some advocacy today…details coming/stay tuned for more…

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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