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Wednesday July 13

DATE: July 14, 2022

Color War Day 2:

The fun continued for another day here as Kohanim and Chachamim battled it out.

We woke up and had camp-wide mifkad again. Each team gave one of the divrei torah (the biur tefilah, halacha yomit, and the sha’at shu’t) at their respective minyanim. Breakfast was run by tzevet again, and they are having fun with a Kung Fu Panda theme, which has been extremely entertaining 🙂

Our shiur today was about Chachamim who emphasized opportunities to connect to God that existed outside of the Beit haMikdash, like tefillah and learning Torah.

The morning was competitive sporting events again (like I wrote above, this was “Day 2”!) but in the afternoon, we had some new activities today like Chidon (questions about all the shiurim the chanichim have learned this session) and our relay race, which involves so many chanichim all stationed at different places in camp ready to do the task they have.  Some examples are wheelbarrowing, potato sack jumping, arrange books in the beit midrash by chronological order of authorship, piggy-backing etc

Later in the evening, after dinner, we enjoyed “the final presentations”. Each team had to present a boys’ rikud (dance), a skit, a girls’ glow dance (so cool!!), a daglanut (“flag dance”), a team song and four Melechet yad projects: a wooden sign with their name (their “shelet”), paint a mechitza, paint a garbage can and a build and paint a set of cornhole boards  (an outdoor game…google it, you’ll see).

The energy in Indoor World during presentations was really high! The chanichim were really into it, with lots of team pride and impressive respect for the other team’s presentations! The night was long, and then it took a few minutes to finish tallying the scores, but….at the end of the day, it was NOT a tie: Team Kohanim for the win this year!!!

p.s. kids were all looking forward to Late Kima ( late wake-up) 🙂

 

New Camper Registration Opens November 1.

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