Camp Blog

Wednesday June 27

DATE: June 27, 2018

Rain, rain go away; come again another day…preferably, after camp is over!!

If you’ve been following the weather pattern in Sugar Grove, PA you know that it was a wash-out today!

The good news:

Kima (wake-up) was a half hour later 🙂

The rainy day schedule that we have ready each day on the back of the schedule was finally implemented!

Everyone had such a fun day doing all the activities and art and sports and music that we can do in our indoor facilities, including of course INDOOR WORLD 😉 Even The Village has covered stations so glass blowing and blacksmithing and brick-oven baking were moving full-steam ahead (of course, pun intended).

Three girls’ bunks had M.A.S.T. (= Meet a Sefer Torah) with yours truly, where we talked about the mitzvah of writing a sefer torah, and then took one out of the Aron Kodesh and looked inside at the beautiful calligraphy, and the absence of any vowels or punctuation or notes for laining. We talked about what a Torah is made of and saw the crowns on some letters etc. Great rainy day activity for girls, who often have never seen a “real torah” before. They had wonderful questions and were so enthralled!

Again, I can’t say much…but there was also continued prep happening for our big musical surprise…

And last but certainly not least – rainy days are great for… “Lyp-Sync battles” in the Chadar Ochel, which many bunks enjoyed!

Kaytana learned about Kriyat Yam Suf (after yesterday’s Color War Apache Race creatively reviewed the 10 plagues) and had to go through the “blue waves” (read: part the blue tarp) on the way to lunch 🙂 #experiential

The chanichim in Kaytana made Chumash covers as they prepared for Matan Torah and then went to celebrate this historic revelation with a trip to Friendly’s Ice Cream!! After all, there IS that minhag of eating dairy on Shavuot 😉

Machal had a really fun “chill” day with a movie and rollersakting…can’t really hike in the pouring rain so they had a little break from their normal rouitne 🙂 And yes, of course, they are sleeping in camp in their bunks and not in the Great Outdoors tonight.

Looking forward to the VERY green grass! As a famous adorable red-head once sang: the sun will come out tomorrow!!


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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