News

Wednesday, August 7

DATE: August 8, 2019

Today was a wonderful and active day with the signature Camp Stone wide-ranging peulot in the arts, sports, water activities, educational activities, nature, and more. There are many different types of activities offered at Camp Stone and we will start to highlight some in order to give you a small taste. For example, did you know that Camp Stone is home to a “refet” (petting zoo) with many different animals that the campers interact with and learn how to care for? Or, did you know that one of the most popular sports in camp is 9 Square in the Air? Did you know that several times per week – including today – the campers enjoy “Chugim” or an elective activity that they choose?The busy day was capped off with a special night activity of ice-skating!

The campers have shiur every morning in small groups led by a different member of staff. During shiur today, the campers learned about the relationship between Greek wisdom and the Talmud and the conflict regarding whether one is permitted to study sources or texts outside of the Torah. The campers were particularly engaged by the famous Talmudic story of 4 scholars who entered a “pardes” . . . They were entertained during the lunch & shekem skits which related to the rulership of Antiochus III and IV and were introduced to the beginning of the story of Chanukah.

Machal continued their visit in Washington, DC. Yesterday they followed up a visit to the Holocaust Museum with a visit to the Smithsonian and a fun night activity in Sky Zone. Today they visited AIPAC and learned about advocacy and then ended the night with rollerblading.

Layla Tov from Sugar Grove!

Michelle Sarna

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