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Tuesday June 29

DATE: June 30, 2021

Today’s shiur was about King David’s sin (we kept it pg-13 and just said he wanted to marry someone’s else’s wife, so he had that man killed in war by placing him on the front line) and the role of the navi in keeping the ego of a king in check. We learned about the analogy that the prophet Natan gave David and how that was the most effective and most gentle way of telling him that he had sinned. That a king is kept in line by a navi is a very powerful statement about the limits of a king in the Jewish nation. For younger campers, the conversation was about how to tell someone they did something wrong in a way where he/she won’t be defensive. For the older campers, the discussion focused more on ego and the dangers of a king and other powerful positions, when people thing they are above the law or are not capable of making mistakes.

After everyone had shiur and nikayon (clean-up in the bunk, which happens every day after breakfast) the chanichim made their way to aruchat-eser (quick morning snack, usually served around 11:00, not 10:00 but you get the point) when all of a sudden the drama between Shaul and David, that has been unfolding before our eyes, started up again….Shaul was chasing David at lunch yesterday, but now David had Shaul cornered (see Shmuel 1 perek 24) down at the agam and everyone had followed and was watching, and just when things were getting heated…a Rosh Eidah flew across the agam (our lake) on the zipline with a sign that read: We’re going to the CHUTZ!!

Campers started running back to their bunks to pack for the 2.5 day sleep-out where we relax, play in nature, cook some meals on the fire and have a great time! We were able to get through most of the day at our chutz site, and the chanichim were really enjoying it all, but then a rain storm rolled in and cut it short. Everyone retuned to camp quickly and dinner was served “back at home” The weather looks a bit rainy for the next few days, but if we can take the chanichim back out for a day, we will!

Make-up machal continued their hiking and canoeing in Virgina.

Machal went to a small amusement park in Altoona today (rented the whole thing out!) and then made dinner at their campgrounds.

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

Thank you so much for your interest in Camp Stone :) Please email Randi Mashmoor

with the name, age, and gender of your child AND whether you are interested in Session 1 or Session 2, and we will let you know if there is space available in that bunk.