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Wednesday June 21

DATE: June 21, 2017

And…we’re back 🙂 blogging here daily about your sons’ and daughters’ fun and meaningful days and nights at Camp Stone – this year the noseh is Yerushalayim! In honor of the 50th year since the reunification of Yerushalayim, we will celebrate the three thousand year relationship we have had with this holy city…in just one month 🙂 Ready…go!

As the chanichim (campers) got off the buses yesterday, they were greeted with an inspiring and educational (is it ever any other way here??) opening tochnit (program) with an experiential tour of some of the Jerusalem gates and well-known places around town, such as the Shuk.

Campers enjoyed the big welcome and, following Mincha, dinner and Maariv settled into their bunks – getting to know new bunkmates, reuniting with old friends and meeting their hadracha (counselors). This summer, the bunk names are all names of people related to Yerushalayim in one way or another…some easy ones are David HaMelech (king of), Nir Barkat (Mayor of) and Naomi Shemer (poet for) but some are a little harder. Try to figure it out!

Today was beautiful weather and a fun day of activities, unpacking and the Chugim (electives) fair. Three times a week, the campers will have a chance to enjoy their favorite activity at camp as an elective, with friends and siblings of all ages. Today they met the staff who will be running each chug and heard a little about them. Each camper filled out their first, second and third choice and will be assigned her/his thrice-weekly chug.

In Kaytana, the campers look like a bunch of old pros. They are adjusting well and receiving tons of attention and TLC from their very caring, attentive and responsible staff! For their two weeks here, they will be learning about the themes, events and major personalities of Chumash. Today was all about Avraham and his tent that welcomed guests. They, too, made food (brownies) and served it to people waking by (the rest of camp) in an effort to internalize this Jewish value of sharing and caring for those who pass by us.  They also had a scavenger hunt, where they found hints to people who lived in Eretz Canaan who were welcoming them as they entered Eretz Canaan…experiencing, in some small small way, the adventure Avraham had of arriving in a new land. 

Machal began their month of adventures with a hike in the Buckaloons, an area in the Allegheny National forest. They also learned from the beginning of Sefer Yehoshua and will continue through Sefer Shoftim over the course of the month.

Looking forward to reporting each day!

 

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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