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Wednesday, July 28

DATE: July 29, 2021

Despite an enthusiastic revolt, Bar Kochba and his followers were not able to regain sovereignty in Eretz Yisrael. This morning in shiur, the chanichim learned about how Chaz”al bravely and creatively reconstituted Jewish life and learning in a changed landscape. They also learned about how the Jews moved to new areas of Eretz Yisrael and developed strong communal centers.

The schedule is packed with eight activities daily, with one always being Shower Time, in the evening hours. The chanichim spend 50 minutes at each peulah. When they see “Ceramics” they know where to go; when they see “Swimming,” they know where to go for that too; but when they see “Tzipori,” what or where is that? “Tzipori” is this month’s VILLAGE! Each summer we have an opportunity for the campers to engage with the lost arts of a long time ago. In the woods at the edge of camp, there are buildings set up as different stations, and for this session, the village is set up as the Mishnaic town of Tzipori in northern Israel. Walking into Tzipori is like stepping back in time.  The campers can be seen in Tzipori pressing olives in an ancient olive press to make oil the old fashioned way, weaving and combing yarn to make a coaster, and blowing their own glass kiddush cup at our glass-blowing shop. They can also be heard banging metal into a bookend at the blacksmith shop, and sanding their own mezuzah at the woodshop.

Kaytana are celebrating their miraculous escape from the Egyptians through Kriyat Yam Suf (the splitting of the sea) by having a blast doing all kinds of water activities, like Wet Willy (a water slide in the agam) and Slip ‘N Slide.

Machal continued their adventures in the Allegheny National Forest with a hike along the Sugar Run Creek. They then spent the afternoon and evening setting up camp for their Chutz — a two-night overnight where they create their own camp, cook their own meals, and practice camping skills.

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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