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Wednesday July 3

DATE: July 4, 2024

Today we spent half a day at the chutz and half a day back at machane.

Shacharit, breakfast and shiur was out at the chutz, followed by extensive clean up! Everyone packed up their stuff and picked up garbage. Together we closed down the chutz for summer 2024 session 1! We walked back to camp, and had shower time before lunch, mincha and menucha. By the early afternoon we were ready to enjoy our peulot at camp 🙂 Early dinner and maariv was followed by our very beloved Erev Shira! Our Rosh Music, Dvir, did a great job involving musiscians from our staff. We sang classic songs and more modern favorites….and then got into bed early…. We need some good sleep to make up for sleeping bags on the ground.

Tzevet had a chavruta-fest limmud (which they have weekly) and then were given time to sit with Rachaelli Frankel and hear her personal retelling of the events of June and July 2014, when her son Naftali and two other fellow high schoolers were kidnapped and went missing for three weeks until their bodies were found. Again, as stated earlier, Rabbanit Rachaelli is a pillar of positivity, gratitude and emunah. Although the Frankel’s story is a trajedy and hard to hear, we left feeling inspired and strengthened. It was unforgettable.

Machal spent today at the Holocaust museum in DC and then went to the Washington memorial. Next stop: Hershey park!!

(Note from blogger: We will be switching bloggers for a week, as my son Asher – who spent 20 summers in Camp Stone had a baby girl today! Mazal Tov! We will find a sub for a few days while my husband and I travel back to Israel to meet our granddaughter and be with the new parents. Stay tuned for Week #3 from Moshevet Rishonim)

Registration for summer 2024 is now closed.
Please contact Randi Mashmoor with any questions at:

or 440-465-5486. Thank You!

All Meet the Director events have been postponed until further notice. Thank you.

Staff application opens on 11/17.

New camper application opens on 11/1. Returning campers can register now.

Available positions for Summer 2024 are very limited! Click on the button below to apply.

We are no longer accepting applications from current 11th graders.

For questions, please email:

Registration for summer 2023 is now closed. There are a few select spots remaining.
Please contact Randi Mashmoor at:

or 440-465-5486. Thank You!

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.


Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors