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Wednesday, August 1

DATE: August 1, 2018

Today the whole camp celebrated Rut & Boaz’s wedding!!!

The campers returned to Machane this morning for tefila, energized after an incredible overnight. They enjoyed the typical (atypical for anywhere but here!) Camp Stone programming – a mix of art, nature, outdoor adventure, wildlife, sports, and immersive experiential learning.

In the evening, the campers received beautiful invitations to the wedding celebration of “Boaz Gibbor HaChayil” and “Rut HaMoavia”. The campers all dressed up beautifully and prepared for the Chatan & Kallah’s tisch (in separate locations) with a beautiful spread and stirring speeches by Naomi Marah (former mother-in-law of the bride – yes, this is a bit confusing 🙂 among others. Following the bedekken, which was spirited and ruach-dik, the entire camp preceded to a gorgeous lake-side wedding, complete with every step of an actual wedding, intentionally curated to reflect the special couple (enthusiastically portrayed by Yaakov & Estee). For example, Ploni Almoni was called for a kibbud (no hard feelings :)), the stirring speech described how the couple met and their wonderful character traits, and the ceremony ended with a cup being constructed – in honor of Yerushalyim which was yet to be built. The ceremony was followed by a very lavish and ruach-dik dance party.

*Kaytana Spotlight* – Kaytana continued their exploration of the stories of Tanach. Yesterday they wrapped themselves up as mummies and dramatized what it was like to live in Egypt (OK – that part may not be %100 historically accurate – but it was fun :). Today, they returned from an amazing Lena (overnight) for an exciting surprise – – – COLORWAR BREAKOUT! The teams עמוד ענן vs עמוד אש signified the different ways Hashem protected בנ״י when they left מצרים. The campers enjoyed their typical range of exciting activities through the lens of a very friendly competition related to the theme. For example, the apache race consisted of many challenges that paralleled slavery through all of the מכות. Colorwar ended with winners all around for sportsmanship, friendship, and cheering and a special ice-cream trip. The campers returned just in time to prepare for the beautiful wedding!!

*Machal Spotlight* – Machal enjoyed a hike in Minister Creek and engaged in an intense dialogue about the significance of being a חלוץ (pioneer).  In part, they explored the famous quote of Joseph Trumpledor, who introduced the pioneer movement: “We need men and women who are ready for everything, everything the land of Israel will demand . . .” Tonight they are putting their pioneering spirit into action and sleeping outdoors in the Machal overnight site.

Layla Tov & Mazal Tov from Sugar Grove!

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.

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