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Wednesday, August 8

DATE: August 8, 2018

Greetings from Camp Stone!

Today was another beautiful day at Machane Stone! The campers were engaged in the usual range of diverse & engaging activities. The range of activities includes: ceramics, horseback riding, lake (slide, trampoline, boating), sweatshop (designing their own clothes), high ropes and zipline, 9 square, soccer, archery, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, beach volleyball, refet, swim, cooking and more . . .

Today, the campers watched a skit that related to the topic of Teshuva, reflecting Shmuel’s plea with Bnei Yisrael to do Teshuva in the beginning of Shmuel 1.  The campers were encouraged to write apology letters that they threw into a small pool and then they sang some songs about Teshuva.

Eidah Daled campers continued the experience they had on chutz – learning how to be leaders and responsible for the younger ones in their groups. They led Sichot for their plugot from Chutz on the topic of leadership.

Tonight the campers will enjoy an exciting night activity ice skating!! As usual in Camp Stone, where everything (actually, everything) is presented by a special “breakout”, the campers were surprised with the special announcement at Shekem.

*Machal* is enjoying their 4th day in beautiful Algonquin, hiking, portaging, canoeing, cooking, and connecting with each other.

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