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Wednesday, August 15th

DATE: August 16, 2018

Colorwar continued with amazing ruach, sportsmanship, and creative energy!

The campers had an amazing time bonding with their teams, engaging in competitions, and crafting different art projects. Cheering and singing could be heard throughout the camp as Teams Shivtei Yisrael & Am Yisrael competed with high energy and great spirit. Every Eidah competed in sporting events that included Agam, Kickball, Climbing Wall, Football, Soccer, Baking, Swim, High Ropes, Ultimate Frisbee, & Swim.

Meanwhile, other team members worked diligently on their diverse creative presentations which encompass many different media forms – song writing, drawing, crafting, acting, dancing, and stomping. Additionally, each team had the opportunity to express their decorating talents as they transformed the Chadar Ochel to represent their theme. The dining experience entailed a Har Sinai theme in which Moshe came down during the meal to present the Asseret HaDibrot as well a Jerusalem experience, complete with a kotel and shuk. The most remarkable aspect of the creative projects is the degree to which the campers lead the entire creative process from beginning to end.

Each team built a sense of unity as they participated in a Chidon, Tug of War, Team Marches, and a huge camp-wide Apache Race, including a tunneling exercise across a big field and a slushee drinking contest . . . and everything in between 🙂 . The teams delighted in presenting their beautiful creations in the final presentations to the whole camp. They proudly showcased their theme-based Mechitza, decorated garbage cans (yes – that’s really a thing), shelet, and shulchan covers. The Bracha Boards were designed to be updated every day  – and placed outside the Chadar Ochel – to guide campers regarding which brachot will be recited that day.

The campers sang their final songs with great ruach! It was clear that they understood the values of their teams.  They genuinely demonstrated their understanding of the importance of being both loyal and contributing members of a shevet as well as of collective am yisrael. They balanced their identification with their designated team as well as a deep a sense of belonging to the all encompassing Machane Stone community. In short . . .

Everyone is a winner in Machane Stone Colorwar!

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.