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Tuesday July 5

DATE: July 6, 2022

Our Chutz was doing great through the night…and then right after the chanichim started waking up we felt a drizzle. We brought everyone back for tefilah, breakfast, shiur, some peulot, lunch, more peulot, shekem…and then rain seemed gone for good and we all went back out to our chutz site for another beautiful night and some time there in good weather on Wednesday.

The shiur we had in camp was actually four skits that the chanichim watched  – there were four representatives of the Jews from the Hellinized Jewish society. (remember, yesterday they all met Alexander the Great as he came to conquer Jerusalem!) Each Eidah met separately and met 4  individuals who had a chance to stand up and explain why and how they integrate Greek culture into their life, their Temple service and their Jewish routine and community. They spoke about the bribery going on in the temple and the effects Greek philosophy was having on their understanding of psukim in Torah. Pretty fascinating and definitely entertaining!

Tonight’s night tochnit at the Chutz was a movie (projected on a screen…feels like a drive-through movie theater out there!) and then a kumzits, followed by time to make smores!! Such a great evening, and we are so grateful we can continue to spend time outdoors with everyone together hanging out, learning, cooking, doing art under the Melechet Yad tent, and enjoying lots of fun games with the balls and frisbees we brought. We will spend at least half a day out there tomorrow, before heading back to finish the week in our regular routine.

Machal is in DC. They met with ADL representatives and were given a fascinating and empowering training session. Then they had time to go around and visit few of the memorials, followed by a fun trip to Sky Zone.

Registration for summer 2022 is temporarily closed. Please contact Randi Mashmoor at:

or 440-465-5486. Thank You!

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