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Wednesday, July 25: First Full Day of Machane!

DATE: July 25, 2018

Today was the first day of camp and it was jam-packed with Camp Stone ruach, experiential learning, and engaging and diverse peulot (activities)!

At Camp Stone, the campers are immersed in learning about Torah and Jewish History in a creative and immersive way throughout the day. Whether at morning Mifkad, Aruchat Esser, pre-Lunch skit, evening Mifkad, or night activity, the theme from the session is presented in a dynamic, relevant, and engaging way. For example, before Shekem (afternoon snack), the campers heard that it was time to conquer the city of Yericho (or the Shekem Shack :)). It was surrounded by strong walls and inside the walls, the king of Yericho was taunting Bnei Yisrael (the campers) who circled the city. Rachav also waited inside, holding out a red string to remind the people of their promise to save her. Led by Yehoshua, the campers circled the walls, carrying the Aron, and blowing the shofar (kazoos). Finally, the walls crumbled and Bnei Yisrael easily captured the city (and got their snack from the Shekem Shack :)).

The campers also had the opportunity to create bunk norms, complete unpacking, and begin fun peulot (activities), including sports, Refet (animal farm), ceramics, swim, and Agam (lake). During last peula, they enjoyed the “Chugim Fair”, where they had the chance to choose between different elective activities that they will enjoy on a weekly basis. There were dozens of diverse choices, including:  horseback riding, frisbee, drama, cooking, hockey, and dance party. The campers are excited about their opportunity to spend extra time on the activities they love and/or have the chance to explore new hobbies.

Layla 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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