Yomi 1 Blog Post- Week 4

Another week full of fun and laughter for Group 1!  To start the week, the super star Laughing Llamas dribbled and shot hoops at basketball.  We channeled our inner-Picasso and made masterpieces at Arts and Crafts, as well.

On Tuesday, the Llamas played an epic game of baseball- many home runs were scored!  Later on, Group 1 had fun climbing in the jungle gym and swinging like monkeys.  On top of that, we had circus arts, where the Llamas enjoyed balancing feathers on their foreheads and hearing hilarious jokes!

The Dr. Seuss-themed Wacky Wednesday was a huge hit with group 1!  First, we went to the “Simon Sez” show.  After an energetic game, we are happy to report that the Group 1 campers are Simon Says champions!  Later on, the Llamas played with oobleck and ran a “green eggs and ham” relay ray.  On Thursday, the Laughing Llamas got to soar through the skies during Minizip, followed by an amazing camp of Sand Newcomb!  Friday was another scorcher, but we still had a fantastic day, starting with a Shabbat celebration and a dip in the pool.  The Llamas cannot wait to see what is in store for week 5!

Yomi 3 Blog Post- Week 4

Making up for the downpour last Friday, The Goofy Goats galloped into Week 4 ready to fun in the sun!  We kicked off Monday by playing soccer before rocking out in Percussion in the afternoon.  In between, we cooled off in the pool and enjoyed some delicious baked ziti for lunch.  Tuesday began with a fun trip to the Cozy Corner and after lunch, we got some relaxation and exercise by practicing yoga and running an obstacle course at PopFit kids.  Tuesday was also Parent Night!  The Goats danced and played games like Hot Potato before parents arrived and then got to paint a New York City sunset with their grownups and friends.

The fun didn’t stop, as a Dr. Seuss-themed Wacky Wednesday followed!  In the morning we played an epic game of “Simon Sez” with campers and counselors and crafted Cats in Hats during Ceramics.  Later on, the Goats played with gooey Oobleck, made their own Truffula Trees from the Lorax, and “walked on eggshells” for a green eggs and ham relay race.

While the next day was a scorcher, we still managed to beat the heat and have fun in the sun!  The Goofy Goats had a blast zooming around on the mini-zipline (their first time!) and got their giggles from the circus performer, wrapping up the day with a much-needed water fun duel.  Finally, the campers had a fantastic Friday at Shabbat in the morning, followed by baseball; it was a whole new ball game for the Goats as they took centerfield and covered all of their bases.  The day closed with our little chef hats on, cooking scrumptious food in the kitchen.

Although by the end of the week the Goofy Goats were exhausted, they are looking ahead to the fun activities awaiting them in the sixth week!

Yomi 2 Blog Post- Week 4

The Heroic Horses galloped into the new week after a raining Friday last week.  We started the week with basketball, where everyone played with lots of energy and made plenty of shots!  We also had nature, where we looked for worms in the dirt and learned about various plants.  In Jewish Culture on Tuesday, we created spice bags to use when we celebrate Havdalah (the end of Shabbat).  Also on Tuesday, we learned how to balance feathers in Circus Arts!

Wednesday, we cooked our own popcorn in a fire during Pioneering and got to enjoy playing “Sion Sez” with Steve Max to celebrate Wacky Wednesday (Dr. Seuss Day).  On Thursday, we spent a lot of time indoors to take a break from the scorching sun!  We made our own movie in Filmmaking and mixed primary colors to make some beautiful paintings in Painting and Drawing.

We ended the super-hot week with Shabbat on Friday morning, followed by Gaga, PopFit kids and Lego Robotics.  The Heroic Horses can’t wait for another fun week of camp and hope that you and your family enjoy a relaxing, safe weekend!

Yomi 4 Blog Post- Week 4

The Party Pigs had yet another fantastic week at Camp Yomi!  On Monday, we kicked things off with an intense game of soccer.  On Tuesday, we took a trip to Israel during Jewish Culture, where we made our very own cinnamon-scented candles.  The following day, we enjoyed an extremely wacky “Dr. Seuss”-themed Wednesday- reading Green Eggs and Ham, making “oobleck” and playing an epic game of super “Simon Sez” with the incredible Steve Max!

As the week came to a close on Thursday, we made our way to Krav Maga, showing off our crazy martial arts moves.  The Party Pigs are proud to annouce that the week ended by winning Yomi’s “Group of the Week” on Friday!! We are so proud of all of our campers!  Stay tuned next week for our newest adventures!

Group 23- Week 3 Blog

Aloha Group 23 families! The Happy Hawaiians had another fun filled week of camp. Monday began with a trip into the woods for Nature, where we learned about bugs and Annabelle had a great time watching (and picking up) the worms! Next up was Krav Maga, where Finley learned new skills so fast that he became the specialist’s assistant! Monday continued full force with a kickball game. The competition was fierce and everyone played perfectly, with Nate even scoring a home run! Tuesday was another full day, kicking off with Soccer, where we were joined by Camp Tova. Sanni’s sports skills were put to use when she scored a goal! Then, we were off to Dance. Laila and Aurora had a fantastic time playing freeze dance and learning new moves! Up next was Painting and Drawing. We read the book “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, and then used oil pastels and watercolors to make our own dot filled creations! Alex had a great time painting dots and learning how pastels and watercolors make beautiful drawings. On Tuesday afternoon, we were off to Gardening. Joshua loved learning about ecosystems through a fun activity where we each were assigned a role in the ecosystem and learned how every part of an ecosystem is connected. Later that afternoon was Parent Night! We had a great time meeting all of the camper’s families, and loved the friendly competition at lacrosse!

Next, of course, was Wacky Wednesday! This week’s theme wasn’t a moose… or a goose… it was Dr. Seuss! The day began with Jewelry Making, where Sammy made a beautiful sailboat bracelet, and the rest of the day was filled with wacky, rhyming, activities, including a Horton Hears a Who scavenger hunt! Panther led the group to find the clues and puzzle pieces, and though our group didn’t win. we all had a blast working together. The whole week was super hot, so the whole group loved finishing every day with a trip to the pool! We can’t believe three weeks have gone by so fast, and we can’t wait to see what next week has in store. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Group 22- Week 3 Blog

The Valiant Voyagers rocked into week three with tons of energy! The week started out at jewelry, where Hadley made a beautiful bracelet with a sailboat as it’s token. But that wasn’t the only stop in the arts, because at arts and crafts Daniel made a beautiful drawing of a monster. Further along in the week, the kids went to the flying squirrel, where Harel soared amongst the highest trees as he flew on the swing. At soccer, we have some really good players in our group. Alex scored three goals and Keira played astounding defense, making it tough for some of the counselors to even the score. During Parent Night, we had pioneering as our activity. David made a giant tipi out of twigs to show he really knows how to use kindling. We had so much fun meeting everyones families! When the kids went to lacrosse, Tomas made an amazing save as a goalie, stopping the ball from going in with only seconds to react. Ethan was an amazing scorer at lacrosse and he aided his team to victory. Chase played basketball as his Hobby Hour activity, and he scored at least two jump shots to help his team. Arya continued to dazzle us in the pool as she got to go down the water slide. Grace also showed awesome improvement in her instructional swim group. Finally, the week ended with cooking, where Theodore was extremely helpful with adding ingredients to our food. We hope everyone enjoyed Parent Night and has a great weekend!

Group 21- Week 3 Blog

The Dashing Dolphins swam through this week and many new activities. Starting this week off with Jewish Culture, all campers were able to make little spice bags that had a smell so piquant, you’d have to smell it again. Continuing with Lacrosse, Saul and Tyler collected the most balls and brought them back to their cones! In golf, Adam Stern, the golf superstar, hit the target multiple times on his first try! May the course be with you, Adam. Tuesday was full of talent expressing and adventures. Dylan and Mia were two of the many dancing queens of group 21. Keep calm and dance on girls! Now that we’ve got our dancers, our singers expressed their voices during music with Nelson. Anna and Sienna sang proudly to “Call Me Maybe” and many other songs. Rachel sang her heart out as well, knowing nearly all the words. But she shared her drum with a fellow camper who didn’t get the chance to use it. What a team player! Back to your feet, Nicholas tried all of the different challenges and got through all of them during pop fit kids! Ending the day with the loving parents, Adam Ben-Shushan was the first up to ride the zip line. How exciting, after all those rain days! Wednesday was full of scavenger hunts, brain games, and costumes, for this weeks Wacky Wednesday was Dr. Seuss themed. Asher was able to see both images in one during the brain maze: the bunny and the duck, the male face and female face. What a strong occipital lobe. Aubrey was twinning with her sister as thing one, showing off her spirit. How cute! Thing one and thing two, was so very clever, but it’s not a surprise, for they are sisters forever. The fun hasn’t stopped, because our Wacky Wednesday entertainer, Steve Max, played Simon Says with everyone. Emme was showing off her listening skills in Simon Says as a volunteer in front of all of Unit 2! Finally, Thursday, the campers had gardening, where Aidan was truly excited to find and move the worms and plants. Friday is here, but camp is not over, the fun has just started, let’s keep our composure. Group 21 families, this week was so much fun, running through camp Yomi, and cheering in the sun.

Group 20- Week 3 Blog

The Silly Stingrays had another marvelous week at camp! We started our third week with a group favorite activity…dance! Gene showed off his acrobatic dance moves. Later that day, Asher was ecstatic to learn about the brain and make a brain neuron model in our STEM activity. On Tuesday, Mila tested her curiosity at Pioneering to see if we could make popcorn over a homemade fire. Then, Rachel made a clay heart in ceramics and master chef, Sarai created a tasty bean dip in cooking. Later at our baseball game, Dash dashed around the bases in his game winning home run. It wasn’t until the highly anticipated Dr. Seuss themed Wacky Wednesday when Dana was dubbed one of the best dressed as she came to camp as the Cat in the Hat. Tanii displayed his savvy musical ear with his creative beats at percussion with Greg. Not too long after, Group 20 cheered on Avner as he competed in a Simon Says game with our entertainer, Steve Max. Finally on that Wacky Wednesday, Julia led the Silly Stingrays to victory in a Dr. Seuss scavenger hunt/puzzle. On Thursday, Noah majestically went into zen mode during yoga. Then, Autumn took a dazzling picture of a sunflower at photography Hobby Hour. She even got to bring it home. Although there’s no question it was a hot and muggy week, Anna and Samantha quickly forgot about the heat as they went down the water slide for the first time ever. It’s safe to say that it was one of the Silly Stingrays most jubilant week!

Group 19- Week 3 Blog

The Electric Eels shocked Unit 2 into another week of camp! Starting off the week was soccer, where Vivian was being a wonderful leader and encouraging her friends to join in. Best of all, winning for her team, Oliver showed off his daring defense. During painting and drawing, Maxine and Dee Dee made the scariest monsters with so much detail and color! In gymnastics, Naima did all the activities, such as walking on the balance beam, even with a hurt toe. Also during gymnastics, Landon out-jumped the gymnastic specialist on the trampoline! Tuesday was Parent Night and it was so great meeting everyones families! We had so much fun welcoming everyone to our summer home for a night and getting to show off our moves at dance! Skylar was the winner of our dance off. Would you like Wacky Wednesday here or there? Would you like it anywhere? In a house? With a mouse? This week’s theme was Dr. Seuss Day, so many campers dressed to the theme! We played a super fun activity where we had to save the Truffula Trees by getting the most water into the bucket. Then, we had a Horton Hears a Who scavenger hunt, where we had to find the different Who’s that were spread around camp. Ruby lead the group through camp as we gathered the different puzzle pieces to make a Cat in the Hat puzzle, a Lorax puzzle, and a Horton Hears a Who puzzle. As the week continued, Molly showed off her electrified backstroke during instructional swim! During baseball Hobby Hour, Jojo and Noah showing off their skills, both hitting it out of the park with home runs. Sadie showed amazing sportsmanship in lacrosse by cheering on her friends and making it fun for everyone. As Sadie did that, Jacob was making incredible goals! Do you like minions? Well that’s what Zach did during ceramics Hobby Hour! At Jewish Dance, Lexie was rocking the rhythm of the music! In jewelry making, Alyssa made a beautiful blue beaded necklace for her counselor, Clarissa. In tennis, Hudson showed the Eels his fantastic footwork!

The Electric Eels want to thank families again for coming to Parent Night and having a fantastic time. We had a pretty full week and we can’t wait to see what is to come next week!

Group 18- Week 3 Blog

The Jumpy Jellyfish started off this week really strong. The group started off by doing filmmaking, where we created videos using special effects. Jack F had loads of fun and helped his friends complete the activity. Rex also enjoyed Filmmaking and learned new camera skills, such as how to record and stop a video. Next, The Jumpy Jellyfish were off to Jewelry Making.  Anatole made a bead necklace that he loved so much he wore it to camp every day this week. Later that afternoon, the group was ecstatic when they found out that they had zip-line. This activity is what the campers look forward to the most. Elza suited up and flew across the long zip-line. She had wonderful views of the camp. Tuesday’s first activity was Jewish Culture, where Arya made a bag of spices with lavender in it, while also learning about the history of the Havdalah candle. Then, the group moved to basketball, where Jack G. learned many new skills, while also making long distance shots. Next up was lacrosse, where one specific camper, Felix, showed off his impressive skills. He also helped his friends who weren’t as experienced as he was. Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday and this week’s theme was Dr. Seuss. Dylan enjoyed playing Simon Says against campers and counselors with our entertainer, Steve Max. Gabriella also enjoyed Wacky Wednesday, especially when she made a Dr. Seuss mask. Elliana showed off her skills at arts and crafts by painting leaves and putting them on a stick. Thursday started off with Circus Arts, which always makes the campers laugh. Oscar enjoyed making an animal pose and having his friends guess who he was. Athena also had fun making large circles with the pretty rainbow rope. Hobby Hour on Thursday was also a camper favorite. This week, Leo chose basketball and was thrilled to be able to play and improve his skills in one of his favorite hobbies! This concluded another fun and exciting week at camp with many more to come!

Group 17- Week 3 Blog

The Stellar Starfish dove into a fantastic week of camp! The week started with Alec, Markel, and Aspen having a splendid time playing soccer, rapidly running their way to scoring amazing goals. Jason and Nathaniel hit huge home runs during baseball, showing off their amazing baseball skills. Natan and Ori showed off their focus at archery, superbly shooting the arrow for a record breaking bullseye. Ella painted a perfect portrait of herself, showing her passion for painting and drawing. During basketball on Thursday, Greyson superbly shot hoops, making the  baskets and scoring points for his team. Sarrah enjoyed a marvelous time making a bird feeder. Mihiret showed off her magical musical talent during percussion, following the instructor and hitting the buckets with the drumsticks. It was definitely a stellar week for the Stellar Starfish of Group 17 and we can’t wait for the weeks to come!

Group 16- Week 3 Blog

We had so much fun getting to meet the group 16 parents on Tuesday! We had another awesome week and got to try more fun activities at camp. During basketball, Jackson made some awesome shots from far away. Adam was looking forward to soccer all week and he made an amazing goalie. Graham also had a lot of fun in soccer and played really well! Even though it was very hot out, Kayla gave it her all and made lots of goals during lacrosse. During yoga, Ava and Jacob worked together to make the yoga pose called “the cat.” In pioneering, Scott helped collect a lot of tinder for our fire. Also, Teddy made a pretty delicious looking s’more! In our Dr. Suess themed Wacky Wednesday this week, Allison E. and Alaina worked really hard to save the Truffula trees during our unit activity! During ceramics we made clay sharks and Parker made an awesome, creative shark car. Addie also made a beautiful shark and showed off her creativity. In gardening, Ethan was adventurous enough to try the spicy radishes! In photography, Zinnia and Evelyn had a lot of fun decorating their picture frames. Allison K. rocked out on the drums in music with Nelson. We are looking forward to having more fun with this great community of campers in the upcoming weeks!

Group 15- Week 3 Blog

The Cuddly Coconuts dove into this week with great cheer, ready to have a blast! Monday brought us to Yoga! We stretched, relaxed and played a game where we made fun shapes and objects with our bodies. Lia and Pilar worked together to create the best tabletop. Later, we went to Circus Arts, which was full of silly jokes and awesome circus toys. Casey helped balance a Chinese diablo, and Chloe H. held a spinning plate while standing on one foot! Tuesday took us down to archery where we tested our skills. Matthew hit the target on his first try! Later that day, we learned computer programming techniques through engaging games at Coding. Noah and Max worked hard to code Minecraft and made it all the way to Level 8. After lunch, we went to frisbee where Nathan had a great time tossing discs and running in the sun! On Wednesday, we played Ultimate Simon Says and had wacky fun with Doctor Seuss themed activities. Judah mastered Simon Says, Charlie made a beautiful Cat in the Hat mask and Leo helped solve the scavenger hunt puzzle! On Thursday, at Painting and Drawing, we read a book titled “The Dot” where a girl learned that everyone can make art — even if that art is just a dot on the page. So we all made incredible dotted masterpieces, experimenting with oil pastels and water colors. Chloe S. drew a wonderful rainbow dot that made everyone smile. Throughout the week we also splashed around at the pool, cheered our way from activity to activity, and welcomed our new camper Max. We can’t wait for next week!

All the best from your Cuddly Counselors!

Week 4 Recap & Week 5 Schedules

Our fourth week of camp flew by like a warm/HOT tropical breeze. Last week’s Wacky Wednesday was a success as we celebrated the incomparable Dr. Seuss up at camp. Campers came in decked out in their best Seussical outfits and ready for a Wacky time. Campers had a blast making masks and playing field games named after favorite Dr. Seuss books. A memorable highlight was the Simon Sez show. Our campers proved to be much better at Simon Sez than the counselors. The whole day was a great success.

A highlight of the week was finally seeing the sun on a Friday! Campers enjoyed the water slides and splashing around in all the water pools at Runaway Rapids. We look forward to what week 5 brings us!

 

Week 5 Schedules

Tova 1-Buckaroos – Week 5 7/24-7/28
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Archery Soccer A Tennis A Yoga
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Arts & Crafts Gardening Painting and Drawing Climbing Tower
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Lacrosse Gymnastics Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Jewish Music
 Lunch  Lunch  Lunch  Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Boating Outdoor Ceramics Jewelry Making Playground
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
STEM Visiting Scientist Pop Fit Kids Pioneering Playground
Tova 2-Diamondbacks – Week 5 7/24-7/28
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Boating Gaga @ Unit 4 Gymnastics Evos
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Indoor Filmmaking Cooking Photography with Graceanne Music w/Nelson
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Pioneering Sand Volleyball Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Yoga
Lunch  Lunch  Lunch  Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Playground Gardening The Coding Space Climbing Tower
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Playground Flying Squirrel Arts & Crafts Imagination Playground
Tova 3-Javelinas – Week 5 7/24-7/28
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Basketball A (by the Firetruck) Gymnastics Yoga Soccer C
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Archery Arts & Crafts Jewelry Making Baseball at Yomi Seniors
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Kickball Lacrosse Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Pop Fit Kids
 Lunch  Lunch  Lunch  Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Gardening Percussion Low Ropes Course Jewish Music
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Photography with Graceanne Sand Volleyball The Coding Space Nature
Tova 4-Coyotes – Week 5 7/24-7/28
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Baseball at Mets field Ga-Ga 2 (by Unit 3, Futher from the Road) The Coding Space Soccer A
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Lego Robotics Gardening Cooking Archery
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Evos Field Games Wacky Wednesday Kickball
 Lunch  Lunch  Lunch  Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Tennis B Field Zipline Sand Volleyball Circus Arts
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Painting and Drawing Outdoor Ceramics Yoga Photography with Graceanne
Tova 5-Mavericks – Week 5 7/24-7/28
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Pioneering Nature Boating Baseball at Mets field
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Field Zipline Yoga Starter Golf Jewish Music
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Sand Volleyball Soccer B Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Evos
 Lunch  Lunch  Lunch  Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Jewelry Making Archery Outdoor Ceramics Music w/Nelson
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Arts & Crafts Photography with Graceanne Percussion Climbing Tower

Unit 2 Late Night Letter – Riverdale

Yomi_Bear

July 2017

Dear Unit 2 Families,

We are very excited for the summer in Unit 2 and for our first late night, on Tuesday, July 25th! We will be visiting different Hawaiian islands & some of our favorite Moana characters will appear to help us through some fun challenges!

 

On the late night, campers will have a third swim. After our third swim, we will change, help Moana & her friends, and enjoy a BBQ dinner.

 

Camp Yomi will assume your child is staying for the late night unless you tell us otherwise.  If you would like your child to go home at normal time on July 25th, please call (212) 415-5643 ext. 1 or email me at yomi2@92y.org  and let me know.  Please call or email no later than Monday, July 24th at 5:00pm if you want your child to go home at regular time. There is no need to RSVP if you plan on having your child attend.  In addition, pick up will not be at your regular bus stop.  Riverdale campers will return to the Riverdale Jewish Center at 7:30.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to call (212) 415-5643 ext. 1 or email me at yomi2@92y.org .

 

Mahalo & Kind Regards,
Sarah Caro

Unit 2 Supervisor, Camp Yomi

 

Unit 2 Late Night Letter – Rockland

 

Yomi_Bear

July 2017

Dear Unit 2 Families,

 

We are very excited for the summer in Unit 2 and for our first late night, on Tuesday, July 25th! We will be visiting different Hawaiian islands & some of our favorite Moana characters will appear to help us through some fun challenges!

 

On the late night, campers will have a third swim. After our third swim, we will change, help Moana & her friends, and enjoy a BBQ dinner.

 

Camp Yomi will assume your child is staying for the late night unless you tell us otherwise.  If you would like your child to go home at normal time on July 25th, please call (212) 415-5643 ext. 1 or email me at yomi2@92y.org and let me know.  Please call or email no later than Monday, July 24th at 5:00pm if you want your child to go home at regular time. There is no need to RSVP if you plan on having your child attend.  In addition, pick up will not be at your regular bus stop.  All Rockland campers will return to the Rockland JCC at  7:15.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to call (212) 415-5643 ext. 1 or email me at yomi2@92y.org.

 

Mahalo & Kind Regards,
Sarah Caro

Unit 2 Supervisor, Camp Yomi

 

Unit 2 Late Night Letter – NYC

 

Yomi_Bear

July 2017

Dear Unit 2 Families,

 

We are very excited for the summer in Unit 2 and for our first late night, on Tuesday, July 25th! We will be visiting different Hawaiian islands & some of our favorite Moana characters will appear to help us through some fun challenges!

 

On the late night, campers will have a third swim. After our third swim, we will change, help Moana & her friends, and enjoy a BBQ dinner.

 

Camp Yomi will assume your child is staying for the late night unless you tell us otherwise.  If you would like your child to go home at normal time on July 25th, please call (212) 415-5643 ext. 1 or email me at yomi2@92y.org and let me know.  Please call or email no later than Monday, July 24th at 5:00pm if you want your child to go home at regular time. There is no need to RSVP if you plan on having your child attend.  In addition, pick up will not be at your regular bus stop.  All campers will return to the 92nd Street Y at  7:30.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to call (212) 415-5643 ext. 1 or email me at yomi2@92y.org.

 

Mahalo & Kind Regards,
Sarah Caro

Unit 2 Supervisor, Camp Yomi

 

Hershey Park Letter

Dear Camp Yomi Seniors Families,

Hershey Park here we come! This is the trip that campers look forward to the most! The buses will leave from their usual Yomi Seniors pick up stops on Thursday, July 27 and proceed to Hershey Park. We will be providing lunch for our trip, which will be cream cheese on a bagel with fruit and a cookie (soynut butter and jelly with also be available). Any camper who does not want our lunch should bring their own.

 

After an exciting day in the park, we will eat dinner (campers will choose their dinners) and journey over to the JCC in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the JCC, we’ll have a night activity and sleep over. After breakfast Friday morning (bagels and cereal), we’ll make our way to Chocolate World for a tour and to watch a 4-D movie. Lunch will be provided after the show back at Hershey Park (baked ziti, salad, chips and a drink) before we begin our trip home. Additionally, snack will be given on the bus ride home. Pick-up will be at regular time Friday at the normal pick-up sites. If your camper normally rides a Yomi bus, please pick them up at the Yomi Seniors site you dropped them off at Thursday morning since we will not be returning back to camp.

 

Please send your child to camp on Thursday wearing a Yomi Seniors shirt (any camper who has not yet received one will be provided with one). If your child takes medication, it is IMPERATIVE that you hand it to your bus counselor. All medication should be in their original containers or sealed in clearly labeled zip-lock bags. Include any instructions regarding the medication inside the bag, and make sure it is clearly written. If the medication needs to be refrigerated please include an ice pack, as we will not have access to a refrigerator for the majority of the trip.

 

Please DO NOT send your child with any electronics or phones. This trip is an opportunity for the campers to spend time with their friends. We will be sending updates throughout the trip and checking our email and voicemail. Please call or email us if you have any questions. We can be reached at 212-415-5620 ext 1 or by email: Meghan Cohen yomiseniors@92y.org or Emily Bencosme yomisenior1@92y.org

 

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Change of clothes and underwear for Friday
  • Sleepwear/ pajamas
  • Sneakers
  • Toiletries
  • Please do not send any electronics including cell phones.
  • If you choose to send your camper with money for souvenirs (no more than $20), please put it in a wallet or zip locked bag. We do not take responsibility for lost money. Campers may buy water at Hershey Park, but no other food or beverages due to allergies.

 

Sincerely,

Meghan Cohen        Yomi Seniors Director                                                                         Emily Bencosme   Unit 5 and Unit 6 Supervisor

Yomi 5 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 5 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Starter Golf Ga-Ga 2 (by Unit 3, Futher from the Road) Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Field Games Brain Maze
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Gardening Baseball at Yankees Field Unit: Wacky Wednesday Imagination Playground Evos
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Basketball A (by the Firetruck) Low Ropes Course Kickball Arts & Crafts Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 14 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 14 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Krav Maga Indoor Filmmaking Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Lego Robotics Dance
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Pioneering Soccer B Unit: Wacky Wednesday Pop Fit Kids Starter Golf
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Circus Arts Music w/Nelson Jewelry Making Gymnastics Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 13 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 13 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Flying Squirrel Lego Robotics Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Ceramics Tennis A
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Cooking Pop Fit Kids Unit: Wacky Wednesday Archery Imagination Playground
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Painting and Drawing Soccer A Boating Jewish Culture Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 12 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 12 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Jewish Culture Circus Arts Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Pioneering Imagination Playground
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Gymnastics Outdoor Ceramics Unit: Wacky Wednesday Tennis B Nature
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Dance Ga-Ga 1 (By Unit 3, closer to the Road) Basketball A (by the Firetruck) Cooking Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Group 20- Week 2 Blog

The Silly Stingrays swam right into the second week of camp! Gene showed off his phenomenal photography of nature and different kind of textures. Dana was soaring through the sky on the flying squirrel. Dash showed off his fantastic Frisbee throwing, getting through the hottest day we’ve had at camp yet. On Wednesday, The Silly Stingrays showed off our green outfits as we worked Wacky Wednesday carnival. We went to different booths like Tic Tac Toe, Animal Charades, and even jumped on the bounce castle. Rachel and Sarai both competed for who could pick up a rigatoni noodle with a dry piece of spaghetti at the carnival. Autumn showed off her amazing archery talents, and Julia sang Yellow Submarine and This Land is Your Land at the top of her musical pipes during music with Nelson. Avner scored almost all the goals during soccer! Samantha and Anna balanced their way on the balance beam during gymnastics. Tanii and Mila showed their incredible acting and directing talents as they both took on the roles as a wizard and the cameraman. We were so proud! Group 20 was also having a blast in the pool during free swim as we played Marco Polo and other water games. Even though it rained on Friday, it didn’t stop Group 20 from having a blast singing and dancing at Shabbat services. We even got to go bowling! Noah and Asher were missed by Group 20 but we can’t wait to see them again on Monday! The Silly Stingrays had another wonderful week of fun! We can’t wait to see what comes next! Have a wonderful weekend!

Yomi 11 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 11 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Soccer C Gardening Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Cooking Pioneering
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Circus Arts Percussion Unit: Wacky Wednesday Indoor Filmmaking Archery
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Gymnastics Baseball at Mets field Imagination Playground Krav Maga Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 10 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 10 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Outdoor Ceramics Gymnastics Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Yoga Photography with Graceanne
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Baseball at Yankees Field Jewish Culture Unit: Wacky Wednesday Nature Soccer B
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Archery Painting and Drawing Pioneering Circus Arts Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 9 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 9 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Percussion Arts & Crafts Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Indoor Filmmaking Gymnastics
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Basketball B (by the Firetruck) Soccer A Unit: Wacky Wednesday Krav Maga Ceramics
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Baseball at Mets field Gardening Tennis B Dance Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 8 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 8 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Photography with Graceanne Nature Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Tennis A Jewelry Making
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Archery Music w/Nelson Unit: Wacky Wednesday Dance Sand Newcomb/Volleyball
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
STEM Visiting Scientist Basketball A (by the Firetruck) Arts & Crafts Ceramics Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 7 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 7 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Pop Fit Kids Percussion Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Imagination Playground Cooking
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Nature Tennis A Unit: Wacky Wednesday Painting and Drawing Basketball B (by the Firetruck)
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Climbing Tower Brain Maze Starter Golf Yoga Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 6 Schedule – Week 4

Yomi 6 – Week 4 7/17-7/21 – 92nd Street Y
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Archery Basketball B (by the Firetruck) Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Gymnastics Baseball at Mets field
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Pop Fit Kids Painting and Drawing Unit: Wacky Wednesday Jewelry Making Gardening
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Percussion Jewish Culture Krav Maga Tennis B Unit: Shabbat
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 24

This week was another fantastic week for group 24! We started off the week at filmmaking, learning how to add special effects to our very own videos! On Tuesday, we were able to soar through the sky on the field zipline and ended the day showing off our moves in dance! This weeks wacky Wednesday was spent searching for Yomi bear, who went missing! Our search led us to the carnival where we were able to visit various carnival booths, rides and even ended the day with tasty treats and prizes! We wrapped up the week learning how to make our very own black bean hummus and scoring bullseyes in archery! It was yet another incredible week and we can’t wait to see what next week has in store!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 28

The Kool Koalas second full week of camp was a very fun and eventful time! Starting off the week with jewelry making, the campers made their very own bracelets. On Tuesday the campers made tiny bags of potpourri and had a fun time navigating themselves through the Brain Maze. With Tuesday also having been the parent night, the campers were eager to stay at camp a little while longer and eat with and introduce their parents to us counselors and had a great time making ceramic fish “bowls” alongside their parents. This week’s Wacky Wednesday’s theme was carnival and all the campers had a blast supporting their unit color, blue. Before the carnival began, the campers started the day with creating amazing drawings of sea creatures. Later, by the time the carnival began, they played fun games such as bowling and obstacle courses, enjoyed delicious snow-cones, cotton-candy, and popcorn, and had a great time jumping around in the bouncy house. They were much more excited to trade in the tickets they won from games in for cool prizes. On Thursday the campers began the day by showing off their incredible basketball skills before heading to safety for a bear drill. After lunch, they headed out to circus activities where they were mesmerized by the amazing and cool tricks that they saw. After their second swim, they finished off the day with their fun yomi-electives. The second full week of camp was a blast and hopefully the rest only get better.

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 31

Group 31, the Electric Elephants, had such a great week. The sun may have been bright but our two swims really helped to cool everyone down. This week the Electric Elephants made personalized bracelets in jewelry making and tried our hand at ceramics. We also worked our bodies in gymnastics, pop fit kids, and yoga; keeping us on our toes and ready to go. This Wacky Wednesday was Carnival! Everybody played games and earned tickets for prizes. There was a bouncy house and a giant obstacle course. And of course there was popcorn, cotton candy, and shaved ice. It was the best!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 30

On Monday, Group 30 started the week off with Painting and Drawing, learning about patterns as they decorated sea life scenes! On Tuesday the Stylin’ Sabers split into two groups with some doing baseball and others learning to juggle, ribbon twirl, and plate spin in Circus Arts. Wednesday was Carnival! Everyone started the day watching the Filmmaking Class’ Wacky Wednesday video, then enjoyed a day of games, rides, and sugary treats- everyone had a ball! On Thursday, Group 30 jumped, rolled, and balanced their way through Gymnastics and later took turns taking photos in the garden. On Friday, they had Outdoor Ceramics and later enjoyed Shabbat. The Stylin’ Sabers had a great week!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 33

Group 33 the Goof33 Gorillas had a ton of fun at their second week of camp! We started off the week with painting and art and the kids got to work on their lanyards. The main events for Unit 3 this week however was Parent Night. We got to meet the parents of all the kids in our group and the parents got a glimpse into the exciting days of a Yomi camper. The most fun day this week had to be Wednesday. This weeks Wacky Wednesday was… you guessed it, the carnival! With snacks like cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn and games like noodle race, bowling and an obstacle course the carnival was a huge success. There was even a bouncy house and inflatable slide for the campers to play on. On Thursday we went to the pond and explored nature. The group learned about the dam, took turns fishing things out with nets and even got to see a cute little duck family! It was also pretty hot so everyone had even more fun than usual in the pool. All in all it was a very good week and the Goof33 Gorillas are looking forward to the next one!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 27

The mighty Kung Fu Pandas  had an invigorating week full of fun, play, and laughter! We started off the week with a relaxing na-ma-ste in yoga as we got in touch with nature and gathered our energy for the exciting week ahead of us. Tuesday we had our very first game of ultimate frisbee and the campers came to play! They were energized and excited to learn about the rules and couldn’t wait to get started. Once they got the hang of things, it was game on! They played with such sportsmanship and excitement that time flew almost as fast as the frisbee did. That night, we had the opportunity of meeting some of the lovely parents of our campers and enjoyed picnicking with the families and a very intense dance competition between campers and parents. As we began to say goodnight, we received a very special visit from our good ol’ pal Yomi Bear! For our Wacky Wednesday, we had our very own Camp Yomi Carnival!  With bouncy houses, face painting, games, lots of cotton candy, and much more, the campers experienced an endless day of fun! With each game, the campers had the opportunity to win tickets and got to bring home some sweet prizes! We boogied into Thursday with our first activity of the day which was dance! Group 27 had the chance to show off their coolest dance moves and tricks in epic battles against one another. We cooled off at swim, had lunch, and then finally got to go zip-lining! This is an activity that is very popular amongst the Pandas. We got to watch the campers soar through sky, just like they soared into our hearts. The Kung Fu Pandas had a lovely week and are excited to start the next! Wishing all of you and your families a wonderful weekend!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 29

After winning Unit 3’s group of the week last Friday, Group 29 made sure to keep the fun and energy going all throughout our second week of camp!  From Parent Night to Wacky Wednesday, the Mighty Monkeys continued to have a great time in all our activities.  We started our week with floor hockey, basketball, and percussion, learning the importance of teamwork and communication.  Tuesday was our Parent Night, in which we all gathered to release ladybugs in the camp’s garden.  Some might have been hesitant at first, but everyone ended up loving it!  Wacky Wednesday was another highlight of the week.  Everyone loved the rides, games, and snacks at carnival!  Although our week ended in downpour, Group 29 made the best of it and carried on having fun and cheering!  We hope everyone has had a great two weeks here at Camp Yomi!!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 25

The Jazzy Jaguars leaped into the second week of camp with a lot of energy! On Wednesday we had so much fun at the carnival. We enjoyed snowcones, cotton candy and popcorn. We also participated in an array of games and the bouncy house and slide. Our first parent night was a blast. We enjoyed painting sea creatures using elaborate patterns and colors. Friday we lucked out due to the rain, we got to go bowling after Shabbat. Hope you guys have a great weekend. We can’t wait to see what wonderful activities we have in store next week!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 32

During the week of July 10 through July 14, Group 32 had a terrific time interacting with each other as well as creating bonds that will last a lifetime. We started off the week big with a great session of dance and showed our instructor and our counselors how we can make a mechanical machine with each other using dance moves. Later that day we had painting and drawing where we learned how to make consecutive patterns on a page. On Tuesday we had gardening where we learned all of the different types of plants growing at Camp. We even got to taste some! Then we had percussion where our instructor taught us our own Unit 3 rhythm.  During our tennis session on Wednesday, we learned our forehands and backhands and how to properly show off to our counselors. Wednesday was also Wacky Wednesday! This week’s Wacky Wednesday was Carnival where we all played games, jumped in bouncy houses and ate popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. For Thursday’s baseball session we learned how to scoop grounders then play a fun scrimmage where we all had a turn to play infield and outfield. We then had ceramics where we learned how to make stegosaurus rex’s out of a plain ball of clay. As usual, Free Swim is always fun and Instructional Swim is where we go to learn. All campers did exceptionally well in Instructional and were eager to show off their new skills. We all had so much fun this week and look forward to a new week at Camp Yomi!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 26

Group 26 had a fantastic second week of camp! We started off the week with some awesome activities. On Monday, we kicked off with learning how to shoot a bow in archery. Moving on to Tuesday, we got to jumped high on the trampoline in gymnastics. Tuesday night, Group 26’s parents were invited over to Camp Yomi for parent night and we got to show them how we get fit in Pop Fit Kids. Wednesday morning, we started off with a great game of Ga-Ga where we all laughed and ran so the ball wouldn’t catch us. By the afternoon, we were all super excited to play the games for this week’s Wacky Wednesday which was Carnival. We ended the day with eating snow cones, cotton candy, and popcorn! Thursday morning, we learned how to build robotic equipment using Legos and we saw how they would move according to the sensor. That’s it for this week in Group 26!

Yomi 2 Blog Post- Week 3

Another great week for the Heroic Horses!  We kicked off our Monday by swinging bats at our Yomi Mets field, relaxing in some calming poses at yoga, learning about edible plants at gardening and learning the Unit K beat at percussion!  Tuesday started with some outdoor ceramics, where we crafted some clay dinosaurs – we can’t wait to take them home after they get fired in the kiln.

On Wednesday, we flew across camp on the mini zipline and just when we thought the day couldn’t get more fun, we got to participate in the Wacky Wednesday Carnival!  There was a bouncy house, cotton candy, and game booths where we could win tickets and cash them in for prizes.  We kept up our enthusiasm for a fun Thursday, when we learned Krav Maga, played on the imagination playground, and explored the camp with our cameras at photography.

The sun didn’t stay for Friday, but have no fear, bowling is here!! We went to the bowling alley and hit some strikes with our friends after our weekly Shabbat celebration.  Onto another fun week at camp!

Yomi 4 Blog Post- Week 3

The Party Pigs had an amazing third week of camp!  We kicked off the week by roasting marshmallows and eating delicious s’mores at pioneering!  On Tuesday, we enjoyed some peace and quiet while perfecting our downward facing dog at yoga.  The next day was Wacky Wednesday and we had a blast at Carnival, eating cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones, and jumping in the bouncy house!  On Thursday, we tried eating some fresh plants at gardening and channeled our inner-actor for filmmaking.  Our awesome week ended with our Shabbat celebration and an exciting trip to the bowling alley to stay out of the rain.  Overall, it was a jam-packed, fun-filled week for the Party Pigs and we cannot wait for another one!

Yomi 3 Blog Post- Week 3

The Goofy Goats galloped into the third week of camp with style, as we grouped together to take a picture for the camp Yomi 2018 calendar.  As our wonderful Monday continued Group 3 got in touch with nature during pioneering.  The Goofy Goats searched through the trees to find sticks in order to create a roaring fire on which the group roasted some delicious marshmallows!  Tuesday arrived and Group 3 was pumped up to shoot some hoops during basketball.  Later in the day, the Goofy Goats made some dapper dinosaurs at outdoor ceramics.

Wacky Wednesday was a blast as the Goats became extra goofy at Carnival!  Group 3 enjoyed some cotton candy, popcorn and snowcones in the sun’s bright rays and the serious heat didn’t stop us from having fun!  We enjoyed a water bottle game of Mickey Mouse and continued our fun on Thursday.  We were able to make stellar stinky feet bracelets at jewelry making and we were peppy campers at PopFit Kids!  On Friday, the clouds came out and the rain came down but we still had the best day!  We are heading home a little wet but we still had a great week at camp- enjoy your weekend!

Yomi 1 Blog Post- week 3

The Laughing Llamas had an action-packed week of camp, filled with lots of swimming, an amazing Wacky Wednesday carnival and plenty of activities!  On Monday, the group went to cooking and learned how to prepare pesto hummus.  Everyone enjoyed assisting in and tasting our delicious creation!  Later on, Group 1 had fun playing different beats at drumming and after learning the basics of percussion, we created our own marching band and played the special Unit K beat around camp.

On Tuesday, Group 1 had a blast jumping on the trampoline and perfecting our log rolls at gymnastics.  Later on, the Llamas attended pioneering, where they built stick shelters, roasted marshmallows and made pinecone wishes around the fire.

This week’s carnival-themed Wacky Wednesday was a huge hit with the Laughing Llamas!  Everyone enjoyed bouncing in the bouncy castle, eating carnival snacks, getting face paint and playing games.  Group 1 can’t wait until the second carnival later on in the summer!  Carnival was followed by an equally fun but even hotter Thursday, when Group 1 went all the way back to the Mesozoic Era and made clay dinosaurs in outdoor ceramics!  Later on in the day, learned new poses at yoga, like cat-cow and downward dog- Namaste!

Finally…Friday!  The Laughing Llamas had a wonderful time dancing with all their friends and counselors at Shabbat and enjoyed some delicious Challah and grape juice.  We cannot believe how much fun we are having at camp…onto the next one!

Group 23- Week 2 Blog

Aloha Group 23 families! We had a terrific first full week of camp! We kicked off our second week of camp with Photography on Monday where Sanni took a bunch of fantastic flower pictures! Later that day, Joshua blew us away with a home run during baseball. On Tuesday at Arts & Crafts, Panther stunned us all with his spectacular skyline painting. We then joined other Unit 2 groups for picture day by the shelter before we headed off to coding where Finley showed off his critical thinking skills. Also on Tuesday, everyone had an amazing time at Archery where Nate and Laila hit the bullseye! Of course our week wouldn’t have been the same without Wacky Wednesday; this week our theme was carnival! There was never a dull moment as we gathered for some snacks, bouncy castles, and game booths – which gave everyone the opportunity to win some awesome prizes. Aurora emerged with fabulous face paint of a tiger! On Thursday, we started off the day with Gardening, where Sammy relished in picking some cucumbers and observing plants like the Venus Flytrap. We then proceeded to our Hobby Hour activities where Annabelle had a gleeful time at gymnastics jumping on the trampoline and baffling the crowd with her impeccable balance on the beam. We ended each sunny day by cooling off in the pool where Alex excelled at a game of Cops and Robbers. The Happy Hawaiians finished off the week with Shabbat on Friday. We didn’t let the rainy weather discourage us as we danced and sang to some tunes while sharing some Challah and grape juice. Carina wowed us with her magnificent moves as our wonderful performers played some sensational songs.
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to making more magical memories together in the upcoming weeks of camp!

Group 22- Week 2 Blog

The Valiant Voyagers ventured off into their first full week of fun at Camp Yomi!  On Monday at dance, Ethan showed off some delightful dance moves, while David dazzled everyone with his fantastic freeze dance skills.  Later that day at gymnastics, Theo was outstanding at the obstacle course and completed it in no time, and Alexander skillfully solved all the stations at the Brain Maze like a pro!  Tuesday at pioneering, Chase and Daniel proved their proficient pioneer skills and collected so much firewood.  Later at music, Keira was a masterful musician as she determinedly drummed away the entire period!  Then at basketball, Jacqueline was a terrific team player and also cheered on her Group 22 friends.  The next day at the low ropes course, Tomas and Grace bravely balanced their way through!  Later that morning at the Wacky Wednesday carnival, Hadley got a fantastic face painting, while Alex R. won almost every game and scored so many cool prizes!   Then on Thursday at golf, Harel hit the target with the ball on the first try!  Finally at swim, Arya played the part of a scary shark during a grand game of “sharks and minnows” and tagged everyone!  Group 22 had loads of fun this week and everyone is so excited for the awesome activities to come!  See you next week!

Group 21- Week 2 Blog

The Dashing Dolphins sprung into their second week with endless enthusiasm! In tennis, Adam B hit the tennis balls so hard, they almost flew out off the tennis court! In Painting and Drawing, Rachel made an amazing abstract drawing of a monster, and Simon blew people away with his monster, which turned out to be really scary! Coding was the next activity, and Saul got near the end of the challenge with his good friend Asher’s help. Another amazing pair was Aubrey and Sienna, because they nailed the entire challenge. Moving into Tuesday, Yoga was first, and Aidan connected with his inner self like never before. Anna taught the group some new yoga poses that amazed everyone. In cooking we made pesto with vegetable dippers! In this activity, Rachel helped out adding ingredients, and gave the food what it needed. Along with this, Aidan also was super psyched to eat what he made, and so was Asher! After that, the bellies were full but the energy was through the roof! In Gardening, Dylan helped rip up some nasty weeds to make the garden look even better! Mia also was an amazing help by expanding the compost area. The Wacky Wednesday theme this week was carnival! The amazing day started off with Ceramics, where Tyler made his own version of a dinosaur, and it looked so realistic! Simon also created a clay dinosaur which looked even better than the one created by the Specialist. Aubrey was a superstar in carnival, even with a cast! She won so many tickets in the booths, she could barely count them all! Anna also crushed it in the obstacle course, and got an incredible glitter tattoo on her hand. It was a rocking carnival! On Thursday, the group had a fantastic time in Frisbee. Tyler was an all star in it, who taught the specialist how to throw a Frisbee a new, different way. Nicky was also an amazing sport, because he tried out all the different types of Frisbee’s. In swim, Emme moved up a swim level, and Saul went down the water slide for the first time. Adam S also had bunches of fun playing with the beach balls in the pool. Our second week of camp was even more fun than the first! This summer is sure to be a blast! We look forward to next week!

Group 18- Week 2 Blog

The Jumpy Jellyfish swam into the second week of camp! We started off the week at “the coding space,” where Athena made it to a super high level in the Angry Birds coding game! On Monday at golf, Oscar was a natural pro golfer and scored multiple “bulls-eyes” during a golfing game! Group 18 welcomed our newest camper, Eliana, this week and with Gabby, learned how to throw a Frisbee and played a long game of catch together! At dance, Dylan showed Group 18 some of his awesome break dance moves, encouraging counselors and campers to dance along!  On Tuesday at gardening, Elza identified and ate edible flowers and shared some with her counselors, while Felix helped pull lots of weeds from the garden! At our Wacky Wednesday carnival, Jack F. played lots of games (winning almost all of them!) and won lots of tickets to get a fun prize! On Thursday at Hobby Hour, Jack G. and Leo showed off their Derek Jeter skills and hit home runs, helping their team win 10-1! During ceramics, Rex and Anatole made awesome looking frog sculptures, impressing the counselors and the ceramics specialist! Group 18 had a terrific week of camp and we can’t wait to see you all at parent night on Tuesday! Have a great weekend!

Group 17- Week 2 Blog

Sailing through this week’s spectacular schedule, it goes without saying that the Stellar Starfish had a sensational week! Both Alec and Markel shocked everyone with their superb soccer skills and showed us what teamwork is all about, while Nathaniel stormed onto the basketball court leaving everyone speechless with his dazzling dribbling techniques. Aspen’s knack at jewelry making surely left many in awe as they marveled over the patterns she made for her bracelets. Both Jason and Greyson produced picture perfect s’mores at pioneering this week while Ella and Romy picked the perfect pieces of firewood to get the fire going! Natan and Ori wowed us all during the Wacky Wednesday carnival activities, racking up some cool prizes by earning a ton of tickets, along with Mihiret, who was able to trade in her tickets for a breathtaking butterfly tattoo. Last, but certainly not least, Sarrah swam her way up the ranks and earned a new bracelet during swim time- congrats buddy! The Stellar Starfish can’t wait to see what’s in store for this unstoppable crew next week!

Group 15- Week 2 Blog

The Cuddly Coconuts had the most captivating second week at camp! On Monday, the group ventured out to the climbing tower where Nathan was the only camper to make it all the way to the top of the rock wall! Soon after, Chloe S. made an amazing airplane in Lego robotics with wings and wheels! Also, Chloe H. made a super cool robot shredder to help defend everyone’s creations! Later in the day, we played Ga-Ga, a group favorite, where Noah saved himself from being tagged out by hopping over and out of the ball’s way with his amazing ball dodging skills. On Tuesday, Matthew scored two goals for his team during an intense lacrosse game. Go Matthew! The Cuddly Coconuts learned more about Shabbat in Jewish Culture, and Leo made a spice bag filled with lavender, rosemary, and other spices. It smelled wonderful! Although she was pulled out to do a Camp Yomi interview, Pilar still managed to make an amazing dinosaur in outdoor ceramics. On Wednesday morning, Judah showed off his fancy dribbling skills in basketball. Do we have a future basketball star on our hands? What was this weeks Wacky Wednesday you ask? Carnival! Games, face paint, prizes and more! Here, Charlie showed her bravery by overcoming her fear of sliding down the inflatable slide! On Thursday we made our own bracelets and necklaces at Jewelry Making and Lia made a beautiful multicolored necklace. Swim is everyone’s favorite part of the day, especially when we get to play with beach balls. Casey helped the counselors out by being super kind and helpful during free swim. She shared the beach ball with all of her friends so that everyone could have a turn playing. The Cuddly Coconuts are looking forward to another creative week at camp!

Group 16- Week 2 Blog

The Spunky Surfers started out the week strong with three new spectacular additions to the team. Everyone enjoyed themselves in all the activities and it was delightful to see all of the campers interacting in each event. On Monday, Ethan amazed the crowd by balancing a plate on a stick while on one foot during circus arts. Also during circus arts, Kayla wowed everyone with her impression of a dolphin. While playing frisbee, Zinnia and Adam showed off their skills by keeping a streak of ten passes with no interruptions. Evelyn splashed her way through instructional swim on Tuesday in a fun game of stuck-in-the-mud. Allison K. showed enjoyment while copying the beat of the drum during percussion. Although everyday was amazing this week, the group seemed to be especially enthusiastic on carnival themed Wacky Wednesday! We started off the day in arts and crafts where Jack and Ava painted beautiful sunsets. Later on, Teddy, Allison E., and Graham were delighted to make their way down the huge blow up slide. To end the day off, group 16 participated in many different carnival booths. Scott worked very hard on making an eye-catching crown, Parker was intrigued by trivia, and Addy impressed everyone by stacking cups in only 20 seconds. On Thursday, Alaina was amazing in archery and hit the target with all three arrows. During hobby hour, Adam showed off his goalie skills in soccer by saving four goals. On Friday, everyone gathered for Shabbat and enjoyed singing along with all their friends. This week was filled with spectacular events for group 16 and everyone is ecstatic to see what is next to come!

Group 19- Week 2 Blog

The Electric Eels slithered into the second week of camp and started with a bang! Hudson and JoJo showed off their amazing MLB level skills in baseball as they led their team to victory! We finished the day with warm and toasty smores at pioneering where Alyssa and Zach really shined by picking the most amazing firewood for our campfire! On Tuesday everyone looked their best for picture day and cheesed their way to yoga where the group learned about being one with the Earth. We even played a game where we had to pass a bell around the circle without it making a noise, which everyone excelled at, especially Maxine, Vivian, and Landon, who really show their inner-zen. After yoga we namasted to pop fit kids where we did various relay races and really worked out our legs with lunges and leg lifts. Ruby, Skyler, and Noah really show their amazing teamwork skills, as well as their team spirit by cheering their teammates on and working with their friends to finish before the other team. We all showed our Unit 2 pride by wearing green this wacky Wednesday, which was carnival themed! We began the day with an amazing game of kickball where Clarke and Sadie ran the bases faster than Yomi Bear! With all of the excitement from the thrilling game of kickball, we went to our wacky Wednesday carnival where the campers enjoyed delicious sweet treats, bounced in the bouncy house, and slid down the slide, which Lexie and Naima really enjoy doing. After lunch, we enjoyed more wacky Wednesday activities where the campers got the chance to collect tickets from various carnival booths in order to redeem prizes at the end! The excitement of Wacky Wednesday led us to an amazing new day of camp where we had ceramics and made totally awesome dinosaurs. Jacob expressed his creativity by painting a gorgeously sculpted dinosaur red, blue and yellow. Next, we cheered our way to Hobby Hour where all of the campers thoroughly enjoyed their favorite camp activity. Dee Dee really took charge during her hobby hour of gardening and picked the most raspberries, which takes a really good eye! Lastly, Oliver showed his amazing bravery at our last activity by doing his best at zip line and we were all so proud of him! The Electric Eels left that day with huge smiles and full of excitement for the weeks to come!

B4 Blog Week 3

The second full week of camp was certainly an eventful and fun-packed one; the All Star Travelers took amazing group pictures that will be displayed on this year’s camp calendar, participated in interesting major and minor activities, and went on a fabulous trip to White Water Challengers in Pennsylvania! On Monday, the group participated in a competitive Kickball game, took pictures for the camp calendar, and of course enjoyed relaxing free swim in the pool. Tuesday was also a great day for the All Star Travelers as they got to participate in their minors for the first time this summer. From Lego Robotics to Coding to Soccer, the individuals in the group enjoyed a diverse range of camp activities. Wednesday featured the group taking on the Low Ropes Course at camp. It was a great sight to see each camper cheer each-other on to complete every part of the course one by one. Wednesday was a day where, as a group, the All Star Travelers truly bonded and took on challenges in a collaborative manner. Last, but not least, on Thursday through Friday the All Star Travelers went on a camp-wide overnight field trip to Pennsylvania to go white water rafting. This was an amazing trip for the group as myself, counselor Jason, and counselor Derrell took groups of six down the Lehigh Valley river in a 4-hour white water rafting extravaganza! We made tent names and cheers: “The Jasoneers” and the “Moestafa Likes…”, and together the group ventured out on a white water rafting adventure. Overall, this week of camp could turn out to be one of the highlights of this summer at Camp Yomi Seniors for the All Star Travelers! Stay tuned as next week, the group will embark on an entire new set of adventures, learning experiences, and camp fun!!!

-Jason, Derrell, Claude, and Emily

G3 Blog Week 3

G3 has been keeping busy at Camp Yomi Seniors! We began Monday by practicing identifying trees around camp with our nature specialist. After, we spiffed up and had our group photo taken for picture day. We also got to welcome new campers with group bonding activities. In the afternoon, we went to our Major activities. On Tuesday morning, we were led in a percussion activity by our percussion specialist, where we learned several new rhythms and paraded around camp. We then played a lively game of soccer. In the afternoon, we participated in our Minor activities. On Wednesday morning, we went to Ceramics where we shaped frogs out of clay and painted them. We can’t wait to see them once they come out of the kiln! We then played Floor Hockey. In the afternoon, we again participated in our Major activities. On Thursday morning we left for our overnight trip to go whitewater rafting and camping in Pennsylvania. Once we got to the campgrounds, we suited up in life vests and paddled down nearly four miles of the Lehigh river. It rained, but we still managed to have a lot of fun! Once we got back to the campground, we ate dinner and had a travel-themed evening activity. We slept in tents, and overall had a wonderful time being in nature. After breakfast on Friday, we drove back to camp where we partook in Shabbat festivities and escaped more rain with Arts and Crafts and a STEM activity. We hope everyone had a good week!

-Anna, Adina, Diana, and Emily

G4 Blog Week 3

This was the first full week for the Subways surfers and everyday was just as fun as the last. We welcomed a few new campers and everyone is getting along great! On Monday we started the day off with some tennis, where we got to participate in a friendly relay competition of who could hit the ball over the net and get to the cone on the other side faster. On Tuesday we started with soccer, with the Super Soccer Stars instructors. Everyone worked so well as a team scoring goals left and right. We then headed to painting and drawing where some kids started and some finished their paintings centered around the topic of hunger, everyone’s painting looked great and were all super creative! On Wednesday we had a more relaxing day, beginning with Gardening where we got to pick various vegetables like round zucchini, cucumbers, and onion plants. We were able to taste all the different vegetables and they were amazing! Shortly after we had some downtime with yoga. We split up into groups of three and each group came up with creative stories incorporating 3 different yoga poses. Throughout the week we had free and instructional swim. During instructional everyone broke off into their respective groups and practiced various strokes as well as some diving. During free swim some kids headed to deep end to dive and/or to go down the water slide. Where as others stayed in our block and played various games such as Marco Polo, held handstand contests, and of course stuck-in-the-mud! Our trip to white water rafting starting on Thursday morning, however, was hands down the highlight of our week. Even though it did begin to rain towards the end of our journey down the river, everyone was participating in either splashing wars or just relaxing in the water during the safe zone where it was okay to hop into the water. Everyone took turns switching from the back to the front of the raft, that way everyone got the chance to be in the front during the rapids! We ended the night with refreshing showers and various card games. It was an exhausting day but extremely fun. We could not have asked for a better trip. We ended our Friday back at camp making it in time for Shabbat and then a STEM challenge in the unit shelter. Looking forward and can’t wait for the next few weeks to come!

-Lucy, Lauren, Dani, and Emily

B3 Blog Week 3

The third week of Camp was accompanied with excitement stemming from new experiences and coming together more as a group. Monday began with an action-packed, focused activity of Krav Maga followed by our respective majors and a fun-filled session of free swim! On Tuesday, we crafted bracelets and necklaces made from beads in Jewelry-Making and then played a couple of 6 on 6 matches at Floor Hockey! On Wednesday G3  played a spirited basketball game and then cooled off after the game with a walk at Nature where we studied the different species of trees around camp. The highlight of the week was definitely the entirety of Thursday’s Whitewater Rafting trip as B3 boys were tasked with paddling down the Lehigh River for four miles. The overnight trip was a fun-filled success as both counselors and campers enjoyed an unforgettable experience. Regardless of the rain, all of B3 campers were clad with smiles on Friday as we finished off the week with a sing-along at Shabbat. The week was by far the most eventful and exciting for Yomi Seniors, as tired faces were out-muscled with joyful smiles on the way home.

-Adrian, Alejandro, Charles, Claude, and Emily

G1 Blog Week 3

This week of camp for Yomi Seniors G1 was very exciting, especially leading up to the water rafting trip. From the start of the week everyone was buzzing about what would ‘go down’ during the trip and what minors everyone would get, making it a very active and energized Monday. On Picture day, G1 was very participating and eager. Kids were jumping around and posing, voguing to be specific, to get the right look for the group photograph. Tuesday, G1 quickly lined up to participate in their minors for the first time. Wednesday, G1 was showing off all the basketball tricks, enough to be drafted into the WNBA. Finally, Thursday rolled around and it was time to set off to Pennsylvania to conquer the WhiteWater Challenge. This would make for a very exciting two days, filled with excitement, adventure, and exploration. The river was full of quick dodges to avoid rocks and tree branches and, of course, awesome 360 turns making an even more scary, but also more fun, ride. Friday rolled around and it was time to return back home, everyone was tired but eagerly awaiting for the next adventure to start.

-Elena, Mary, Dani, and Emily

B1 Blog Week 3

This week was a really exciting and fun week. On Monday we learned to play some lacrosse. We worked on scooping the ball and shooting it on the goal. On Tuesday we got to learn about gardening and eat some healthy snacks from the camp’s garden. On Wednesday we got to learn how to play some tennis. We learned how to hit the ball across court and how to smash the ball, which is the equivalent of a spike in volleyball. Thursday was a really exciting day because B1, along with the rest of Yomi Seniors, got to go white water rafting in the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania. Later in the evening, after conquering the river, we got to hang out as a group and play games based on our theme of travel. On Friday we returned to camp to finish our week off with Shabbat and a STEM activity in the unit shelter. We are looking forward to next week with our campers and anticipating all the fun we will have.

-Zach, Jassiah, Diana, and Emily

G2 Blog Week 3

This week, the girls got to go to their majors on Monday and Wednesday and finally got to participate in their minors on Tuesday. As the second week of camp came to a close, the Rapid Rafters had their first overnight trip! We went to White Water Challengers in Pennsylvania. The girls enjoyed great team building on the rafts as we journeyed down the Lehigh river for four miles (talk about a workout!). After the rafting trip, we showered and changed into dry clothes and had game stations to play at with the rest of the Yomi Seniors. The Rapid Rafters (G2) tied for FIRST PLACE with G4!! Let’s go team! Night time was very calm as lights out happened around 9:30. In the morning, the staff at WWC prepared a very tasty breakfast that included pancakes, eggs, potatoes, cereal, and milk, yum! Once we arrived back at camp we went to Jewelry-Making and then came back to the shelter for a game of STEM trivia. It was a great second week and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for week three!

-Maya, Jessica, Diana, and Emily

Bogrim Blog Week 3

Bogrim had a blast during their third week! Monday morning we joined Ilanot for their amazing flag-pole Jewish holiday theme for the first time, having a great time cheering for the group and winning one of the competitions! On Tuesday Bogrim got their smiles ready for our group picture while wearing our unique group camp shirts! Later that day Bogrim kept smiling all the way to our first minors of this summer. Wednesday Bogrim and B4 went together to Krav Maga and ended up as Bogrim ninjas! Thursday was an extremely special day for the Bogrim because we had our first overnight going all the way to Pennsylvania! There, Bogrim bravely paddled through the rain! Later that night Bogrim and B4 rocked the 5th place of the scoreboard at the around-the-world competitions!
On Friday the Bogrim got back to camp and ended the week perfectly, winning group of the week and getting the group of the week bracelet!

-Sagiv, Elya, and Emily

השבוע הרביעי של הבוגרים היה מצוין!
בבוקר יום שני הצטרפו הבוגרים למסדר מחנה של מחנה אילנות בנושא חגים יהודיים תוך עידוד חברי הקבוצה שאף ניצחו באחת התחרויות.
בשלישי הבוגרים הכינו את החיוכים לתמונה קבוצתית כלבשו את החולצה הייחודית שקיבלו. מאוחר יותר במהלך היום הבוגרים שמרו על החיוכים בדרך לminiors הראשונים הקיץ!
ברביעי הבוגרים וקבוצה B4 הכינו את עצמם לקרב נינג’ות בקרב מגע ודילגו בקלילות בLow Ropes.
חמישי היה יום מאד מיוחד מפני שזהו הלילה הטיול הדו יומי הראשון של הבוגרים הקיץ, כל הדרך עד לפנסילבניה! שם חתרו הבוגרים באומץ דרך שמש אל בעיקר גשם! בערב של אותו היום הבוגרים ובB4 כבשו את המקום ה5 בתחרות בנושא העולם!
בשישי חזרו הבוגרים למחנה לסיום שבוע נהדר כשזכו בתואר קבוצת השבוע, בציפייה לשבוע חדש ומהנה!

Tova Week 3 Recap and Week 4 Schedules

Camp Tova has been busy beating the heat with lots of fun-filled activities this week. Campers have all been enjoying our time at camp, and trying out many different activities. From Brain Maze, Coding, and Yoga, to the Flying Squirrel, and Lego Robotics. We have all been learning new things and making lots of new friends as we spent activity periods with Yomi groups, and most importantly, having a great time doing it.

We waited long enough, and finally this week, we got a turn to bravely go down the water slide at the pool. Wacky Wednesday was a blast as we enjoyed some carnival games with our friends in Yomi. Also, campers got a turn in the inflatable obstacle course and moon bounce. We then, pushed up our sleeves and dove into the buckets of dye to tie-dye our t-shirts. On Friday, we did not let rain get in the way of our fun. We had a blast at the Norwalk Aquarium, where we got to touch and feel the sting rays, learn about sharks, jelly fish, watch the seals get fed and take in an Imax movie about our national parks.

We look forward to Week 4 and hope you all have a great weekend!

 

 

Buckaroos – Week 4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Baseball at Mets field Basketball A (by the Firetruck) Dance Lego Robotics
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Circus Arts Cooking Jewish Music Indoor Filmmaking
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Soccer C

Lunch

Tennis A

Lunch

Wacky Wednesday

Lunch

Imagination Playground

Lunch

Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Starter Golf Sand Newcomb/Volleyball Gymnastics Mini Zip
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Pioneering Percussion Tova/BT Music Photography with Graceanne
Diamondbacks – Week 4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Kickball Starter Golf Soccer A Arts & Crafts
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Ceramics Jewelry Making Gardening Archery
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Nature

Lunch

Soccer B

Lunch

Wacky Wednesday

Lunch

Jewish Music

Lunch

Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Painting and Drawing Tennis B Flying Squirrel Percussion
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Circus Arts Basketball B (by the Firetruck) Yoga Circus Arts
Javelinas – Week 4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Ceramics Kickball Lego Robotics Baseball at Mets field
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Cooking Indoor Filmmaking Gardening Music w/Nelson
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Evos

Lunch

Brain Maze

Lunch

Wacky Wednesday

Lunch

Soccer B

Lunch

Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Climbing Tower Pop Fit Kids Ga-Ga 2 (by Unit 3, Futher from the Road) Tennis B
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Archery Imagination Playground Pioneering Sand Newcomb/Volleyball
Coyotes – Week 4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Basketball A (by the Firetruck) Outdoor Ceramics Climbing Tower Ga-Ga 1 (By Unit 3, closer to the Road)
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Percussion Pop Fit Kids Photography with Graceanne Pioneering
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Sand Volleyball

Lunch

Yoga

Lunch

 Wacky Wednesday

Lunch

Soccer C

Lunch

Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Jewelry Making Baseball at Yankees Field Nature Dance
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Lacrosse Indoor Filmmaking Playground Arts & Crafts
Mavericks – Week 4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
The Coding Space Basketball B (by the Firetruck) Evos Tennis B
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Baseball at Mets field Gardening Painting and Drawing Pop Fit Kids
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Dance

Lunch

Gymnastics

Lunch

Wacky Wednesday Lunch Lego Robotics

Lunch

Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Circus Arts Soccer C Cooking Music w/Nelson
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Kickball Lacrosse Indoor Filmmaking Percussion

Week 3 Newsletter & Week 4 Schedule

Dear Bari Tov Families,

Week 3 is in the books!  Bari Tov campers had a blast with awesome activities, fabulous friends, and terrific times!  On Monday and Tuesday we tried our hand at everything from painting cityscape sunsets to shooting hoops on the court, and whipping up some pesto hummus in the kitchen.  On Wacky Wednesday, we celebrated Rainbow Day with bold and bright colors, tie-dyeing with our Tova friends, and throwing a dance party – we even got to check out the carnival with Yomi! Thursday was a hit with zip-lining through the trees, a trip to the playground, and special sprinkler time out on the field!  Check out some of our campers’ highlights this week:

 

Elvin the Fearless enthusiastically climbed up and slid down the blow-up slide at the carnival!

Jeremiah was a champ and showed off his krazy good kicking skills at kickball!

Matthew rocked the beat at one of his favorite activities – percussion!

Henry dazzled us with his super high jumping on the trampoline at gymnastics!

Ai Ling went absolutely wacky and made a beautiful tie-dye shirt!

Ethan was so brave and went on the zipline for the first time!

Alejandro channeled his inner artist and got some beautiful shots in photography!

Christine was the life of the party and lead Bari Tov in our dance party conga line!

Stanley got soaked and had a blast running through the sprinklers!

Maude faced her fears and flew down the big zipline with her counselor!

Tyler laughed himself silly watching the magic show at circus arts!

Caleb was an expert archer and used his bow and arrows all on his own at archery!

Leah whizzed down the water slide and made a splash at swim!

 

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!

 

Love,

Bari Tov

 

 

WOCKETS – Week 4:

7/17-7/21

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: RUNAWAY RAPIDS!
Indoor Filmmaking Sand Newcomb/Volleyball Yoga Gymnastics
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Gardening Painting and Drawing Flying Squirrel Imagination Playground
 Wacky Wednesday
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Soccer B Pioneering Climbing Tower Playground
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Field Games Tennis B WACKY WEDNESDAY Playground

 

LORAXES – Week 4: 7/17-7/21
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: RUNAWAY RAPIDS!
Pop Fit Kids Field Games Sand Newcomb/Volleyball Starter Golf
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Imagination Playground Flying Squirrel Dance Soccer C
 Wacky Wednesday
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Yoga Gardening Archery Playground
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Outdoor Ceramics Baseball WACKY WEDNESDAY Playground

 

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Christine Caleb
Leah Jeremiah
Ai Ling Elvin
Maude Stanley
Tyler Henry
Alejandro

Matthew

Ethan

Matthew

Overnight Letter – Unit 3

Dear Unit 3 Families,

One of our most popular events at Camp Yomi is the OVERNIGHT and we have great news…our first Unit 3 Overnight is just around the corner! On Thursday, July 20th campers will go bowling, have the opportunity to join and engage with their counselors in fun-filled thematic activities, a barbecue dinner, campfire treats, and awesome morning activities, including a morning swim on Friday. Breakfast the next morning is also provided, along with a regular camp lunch on Friday. Campers return the next day at their normally scheduled times and at their normal bus sites. Overnight programming is an optional activity, though well over 90% of our campers choose to participate. There is no need to call if your child will be joining us: however, please notify me by Wednesday, July 19th at 5pm if you wish your child to return to your usual drop-off site at the regular time (5:00pm) on Thursday.

What to bring on the overnight:

  • Sleeping Bag (Required)
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Insect Repellent (We recommend one that contains at least 20% deet.)
  • Pajamas
  • Long Sleeve Shirt & Long Sleeve Pants
  • Change of Clothes for the Following Day
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Swimsuit (campers will have an extra swim Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, in addition to the regular swim schedule on Thursday and Friday)
  • Enthusiasm for a great night with camp friends☺

If your child takes medication that needs to be administered to your child while on the overnight, you should give the medication to your child’s bus counselor Thursday morning. Please include written authorization from the parent/guardian along with the name of the medication, condition for which the medication is being used, the required dosage and frequency with which it is to be dispensed. All medication must be in the original prescription container. If you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance prior to this event, please don’t hesitate to reach out by calling (212)-415-5643, ext. 2 or emailing Yomi3@92y.org.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Burgess Unit 3 Supervisor

Unit 2 Parent Night

July 2017

 

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

 

On Tuesday, July 18 we will be hosting our Units K, 1, and 2 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

 

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic). Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

 

Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 18 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 or from another 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to get their name on the security list.

 

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 17th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

 

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Anna (Unit K Supervisor) at yomik@92y.org or Stacey (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 18.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

 

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park in lot.

Trailblazers Club Getaway Overnight Trip July 18-21

Club Getaway Overnight Trip – 92Y Camp Trailblazers- July 18-21, 2017

 

Suggested Packing List

Clothing

  • T Shirts, Shorts, Underwear, Socks, Pajamas: Enough for 4 days and 3 nights
  • Sneakers (at least one pair)
  • Flip flops/Sandals for water activities (at least one pair)
  • A sweatshirt and sweatpants/long pants (for chilly days/nights)
  • A rain poncho/coat (in case of rain)
  • Bathing Suits (at least two)
  • Hat/ head protection
  • A plastic bag (for storing wet/dirty clothing)

 

Toiletries and other Necessities

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen (we supply)
  • Bug spray (optional)
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Comb or brush and any needed hair ties/ hair clips
  • Towels (at least two for water activities and showering)
  • Any medication with dosage instructions (Please alert Frankie and Matt Prior to the Trip)

 

*No bedding or sleeping bags necessary.

*Campers will be filling out bunk requests at camp on Tuesday July 11th and we will be building the rooming lists with the Club Getaway Staff as per the bunks reserved for 92Y camps. If you have concerns, please reach out to Frankie and Matt at Trailblazers@92y.org

Unit K Family Visiting Night!

July 2017

Dear Unit K Families,

On Tuesday, July 18 we will be hosting our Units K, 1, and 2 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic). Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

Please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 18 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 or from another 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to get their name on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 17th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Anna (Unit K Supervisor) at yomik@92y.org or Stacey (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 18.

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park in lot.

Unit 1 Family Visiting Evening

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 18 we will be hosting our Units K, 1, and 2 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic). Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

 Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 18 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 or from another 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to get their name on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 17th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Anna (Unit K Supervisor) at yomik@92y.org or Stacey (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 18.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park in lot.

Yomi 23 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Nature Soccer B Jewelry Making Pop Fit Kids Pioneering
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
 Krav Maga Dance Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Gymnastics Painting and Drawing Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour Frisbee
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Kickball Gardening Unit: Wacky Wednesday Outdoor Ceramics Field Zipline
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 22 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Jewelry Making Photography with Graceanne Tennis B Lacrosse Baseball at Mets field
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Sand Newcomb/Volleyball Lego Robotics Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Painting and Drawing Frisbee Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour Cooking
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
STEM Visiting Scientist Flying Squirrel Unit: Wacky Wednesday Arts & Crafts Ga-Ga 2 (by Unit 3, Futher from the Road)
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 21 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Jewish Culture Dance Brain Maze  Krav Maga Jewelry Making
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Lacrosse Music w/Nelson Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Starter Golf Pop Fit Kids Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour Baseball at Mets field
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Indoor Filmmaking Archery Unit: Wacky Wednesday Gardening Kickball
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 20 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Dance Pioneering Percussion Yoga Starter Golf
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Photography with Graceanne Outdoor Ceramics Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
STEM Visiting Scientist Cooking Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour Arts & Crafts
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Frisbee Baseball at Mets field Unit: Wacky Wednesday Kickball Tennis A
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 19 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Painting and Drawing Nature Lacrosse Jewelry Making Indoor Filmmaking
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Dance Gymnastics Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Jewish Culture Tennis B Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour  Krav Maga
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Soccer B Brain Maze Unit: Wacky Wednesday Jewish Music Basketball A (by the Firetruck)
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 18 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
 Krav Maga Jewish Culture Arts & Crafts Circus Arts Pop Fit Kids
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Indoor Filmmaking Basketball A (by the Firetruck) Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Jewelry Making Lacrosse Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour Lego Robotics
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Field Zipline Photography with Graceanne Unit: Wacky Wednesday Soccer A Ga-Ga 1 (By Unit 3, closer to the Road)
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 17 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Boating Gymnastics Ceramics Archery Low Ropes Course
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Pop Fit Kids Circus Arts Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Cooking Nature Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour Indoor Filmmaking
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Dance Starter Golf Unit: Wacky Wednesday Percussion Baseball at Yankees Field
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 16 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Baseball at Yankees Field Lacrosse Pioneering Photography with Graceanne Nature
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Climbing Tower Gardening Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Ceramics Music w/Nelson Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour Dance
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Yoga Basketball A (by the Firetruck) Unit: Wacky Wednesday Soccer C Gymnastics
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 15 – Week 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Arts & Crafts Archery Tennis A Painting and Drawing Dance
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Yoga Starter Golf Unit: Wacky Wednesday Unit: Hobby Hour Unit: Shabbat
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Circus Arts The Coding Space Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Hobby Hour Gardening
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
 Krav Maga Frisbee Unit: Wacky Wednesday Photography with Graceanne Brain Maze
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim

Yomi 4 Blog Post- week 2

The Party Pigs’ first full week of Yomi was awesome!  On Monday, Group 4 had an incredible time playing tennis and learning how to do volleys with our rackets.  Wacky Wednesday was Western-themed and made for a super fun day; we made pool noodle horses and cowboy/cowgirl bandanas, and even learned to square dance!  The groups had an awesome time on the mini-zip line and did tons of spectacular tricks in gymnastics.  On Thursday, our late night made the day extra special, with activities ranging from a farm-themed obstacle course to planting seeds in our own decorated pots, to farm freeze dance!  Friday was a rainy day, but that didn’t stop the Party Pigs from enjoying a wet nature walk and a Shabbat celebration filled with singing and dancing.  The group cannot wait to have another amazing week and hope that you and your families enjoy your weekend!

Yomi 3 Blog Post- week 2

The Goofy Goats galloped into our first week at camp with smiles on our faces and fun on our minds.  We started this week off with gardening, where our little goats got green thumbs!  We looked in awe at the carrots, corn and caterpillars that roamed the garden, and at the end of the period, we got to eat some freshly-picked veggies!  At the pool, we were sure that our goats had sprouted gills because they swam with ease.  We ended the day by jamming at drumming, where we learned the special Unit K beat.

On Wednesday, we showed up to camp in our best western attire for Wacky Wednesday!  We had a blast making dinosaur jewelry, doing square dancing and playing kickball.  As the day camp to a close, we made our own bandannas, played ring-around-the-horse and made our very own pool noodle horses!  The Goofy Goats also had the pleasure of playing golf, where we showed off our new golf club swinging skills.

On Thursday, we started the day at Arts and Crafts, where we made flowers out of coffee filters, and then went to music and nature for even more fun.  Thursday was EXTRA special because when camp came to a close, Unit K stayed for the late night!  We kicked off the evening with an extra swim and after, played “Fill the Barn” and decorated pots for our magic seeds.  Our cheers echoed all through camp and could be heard from the pool to pioneering.  Even though the sun did not shine on Friday, we put on our ponchos and headed out for the day, leaving camp excited for Monday to come around!  We hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Yomi 2 Blog- week 2

The Heroic Horses galloped into the first week of camp with smiles on their faces and water bottles in hand! The super hot weather didn’t stop our horses from having lots of fun- we learned the basics of golf and soccer on Monday.  On Wednesday, we celebrated our first Wacky Wednesday- “Western Day”- with our entire group filled with cowboys and cowgirls.  We played tons of games and got to make pool noodle horses and bandanas!  On Thursday, we started our day with basketball and ended it with kickball…our horses were pros!  We ended the day with our first late night and each of our heroes were beyond-excited to stay for an extra few hours at camp.  Unit K went for a third swim in the pool and joined in a bunch of farm-themed activities, including a relay race, flower pot decorating, and planting our own pea seeds!  Despite the rain on Friday, we managed to still have a great time participating in Shabbat celebration and luckily, a free-swim period when the sun finally came out!

Yomi 1 Blog Post- week 2

What a stupendous first week for Group 1!  On Monday, the Laughing Llamas kicked off the day with an adventurous nature walk, and closed it by weaving through a tricky brain maze.  And then of course, there was Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday, that is! Campers had a blast customizing their little horses (made out of pool noodles) and riding them around, their faces masked by decorated cowboy/cowgirl bandanas.  Yesterday was our late-night with the theme of “Farm Fest”, and it seemed that the longer our campers stayed at camp, the less they wanted to leave!  Our head counselor, Natalie, set up a ton of engaging activities- including a ‘fill the barn’ relay race and an epic story-corner; Group 1 campers could be seen jumping and laughing when we asked if they were ready for the next activity.

This brings us to Friday, an incidentally rainy day, but an all the more adventurous one because of it!  Campers trekked bravely through the downpour and mud until they reached a shelter of Challah bread and Shabbat songs.  The Group 1 counselors couldn’t be prouder of how the kids made a great day out of yucky weather.

Yomi 4 Schedule- Week 5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Fun Station Unit: Shabbat
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Jewish Culture Lego Robotics Imagination Playground Nature Israel Day
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Cozy Corner Music w/Nelson Unit: Wacky Wednesday Kickball Pop Fit Kids
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Photography with Graceanne Jewelry Making Gymnastics Arts & Crafts Indoor Filmmaking
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Tennis B Gaga @ Unit 4 Cooking Yoga Dance

Yomi 3 Schedule- Week 5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Fun Station Unit: Shabbat
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Dance Baseball at Mets field Gymnastics Indoor Filmmaking Israel Day
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Painting and Drawing Outdoor Ceramics Unit: Wacky Wednesday Jewish Culture Nature
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Basketball B (by the Firetruck) Gaga @ Unit 4 Arts & Crafts Cozy Corner Sand Newcomb/Volleyball
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Jewelry Making Percussion Tennis B Jewish Music Photography with Graceanne

Yomi 2 Schedule- Week 5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Fun Station Unit: Shabbat
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Gardening Tennis A Arts & Crafts Sand Newcomb/Volleyball Israel Day
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Gymnastics Photography with Graceanne Unit: Wacky Wednesday Pioneering Indoor Filmmaking
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Soccer B Brain Maze Playground Percussion Dance
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Outdoor Ceramics Starter Golf Playground Basketball B (by the Firetruck) Jewelry Making

Yomi 1 Schedule- Week 5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1: Period 1:
Unit: Fun Station Unit: Fun Station Unit: Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Unit: Fun Station Unit: Shabbat
Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2: Period 2:
Basketball B (by the Firetruck) Outdoor Ceramics Tennis B Pioneering Israel Day
Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3: Period 3:
Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim Unit: Instructional Swim
Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4: Period 4:
Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim Unit: Free Swim
Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5: Period 5:
Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch Unit: Lunch
Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6: Period 6:
Dance Painting and Drawing Unit: Wacky Wednesday Gymnastics Baseball at Mets field
Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7: Period 7:
Jewish Culture Starter Golf Yoga Cooking Pop Fit Kids
Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8: Period 8:
Music w/Nelson Ga-Ga 1 (By Unit 3, closer to the Road) Photography with Graceanne Brain Maze Arts & Crafts

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 24

Spending the first few days this summer with Group 24 (a.k.a. The Poppin’ Panthers) has been such a blast! After meeting and getting to know everyone in our group, we participated in many different activities around the campgrounds. Our first activity was the Climbing Tower, where we climbed as high as we can on a 50 foot tall rock wall. We went to the garden to observe how different plants grow, and took cool pictures of different patterns. There were also some intense games of Soccer, Gaga, Baseball, and Lacrosse that we played. This Wednesday was Western Day, which was our first Wacky Wednesday for the summer. Everyone had a terrific time learning how to line dance, decorating WANTED signs, and exploring around camp for our scavenger hunt. These past few days have been an awesome way to start the summer, and all of us can’t wait to see you next week!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 30

Group 30 AKA the Stylin Saber’s had an amazing and exciting first week of camp! On the first day of camp we played some games in the grass like red light green light, these games helped get us warmed up and ready to have an awesome summer! On Thursday and Friday, we played some activities like floor hockey, and tennis and also got swim tested during our first swim period. On Monday, we started off the day with some frisbee. Later we participated in Brain Maze that helped us learn a bit more about our brains. We played a brain game where we got in a line and started off with a phrase like a “dog eating chocolate ice cream” and whispered that phrase down the line, we ended up with a “dog eating ice cream” which was pretty good! On Wednesday which was our first WackyWednesday, we started off with the theme Western Day. The first activity was cooking where we learned how to make cookies which of course we ended up eating our freshly baked cookies! Now that’s a great way to start off the first Wacky Wednesday of the summer. Following cooking we all got our swim bracelets and headed out to our first instructional swim. After lunch, we had a WackyWednesday entertainer teach us some dance moves! Towards the end of our first Wacky Wednesday we had a massive scavenger hunt around Camp Yomi! On Thursday, we started the day off with Baseball where we each got a chance to hit a home run! After lunch, we all went zip lining! At free swim, we got a beach ball out and passed it around our swim block and finished the day with some Yomi-lectives. Friday, we started the day strong with some soccer followed by instructional swim. We ended our first exciting week with nature and archery. What a first week of Camp Yomi can’t wait to see you all next week have a great weekend Stylin Saber’s!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 31

Although we only started off with two days of camp, that did not stop the Electric Elephants from having an eventful first week ! Buzzing with energy and super excited to spend the summer with their friends, Group 31 began camp by playing some icebreakers just so that we could all get to know one another, both campers & counselors alike. To get out of the hot sun, we made our way to swim, and luckily we had free swims for two days straight! So we had all the fun playing pool games and showing off our skills from summer! On Monday, We did tons of physical activity, like tennis and krav maga, learning all about skills like good sportsmanship and listening. This Wednesday we had our first Wacky Wednesdayas Western Day! The campers showed up in their finest cowboy boots and hats, alongside tons of sheriffs to keep us safe on the campgrounds. One of our last activities of the week was the brain maze and showed off everything we learned in school in this year, teaching all our friends some new things about the body we haven’t learned yet. This week passed by so quickly and we’re so ready to start the next week of camp with all new activities in sight!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 32

This was a great week at camp for group 32! We started off the week with an amazing soccer game , every camper in our group scored a goal. We also had a awesome wacky Wednesday, we not only learned how to square dance, but also found out our swim groups! On Thursday we made delicious chocolate chip cookies in cooking class. We’re having a terrific summer as the terrific tigers! We can’t wait to see how great the rest of the summer is going to be.

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 27

We are so excited that camp has started and cannot believe the amazing first week we’ve had! This week the Kung Fu Panda’s participated in soccer, basketball, and gaga. Group 27 has started to expand their comfort zones, and it has been such a pleasure to watch everyone laughing and growing closer together through new friendships! In fact, we broke the high score for the number of hoops each group made, winning with a high score of 13! Go Kung Fu Pandas! Campers also started their electives and were able to meet other campers that are not in their groups. We came together with our unit and cheered so loud that the whole camp could hear us! The energy and the enthusiastic tone of group 27 has been incredible especially on western day on Wednesday! Dancing with their peers, the Kung Fu Pandas did the Do-Si-Do and learned how to do the Cotton Eye Joe. After being in the hot sun, everyone cooled off during swim and we were able to grow closer together through a game of Red Light Green Light. We are so sad that this week is coming to a close, but we are so pumped for what’s coming next! Enjoy your weekends and we’ll see everyone on Monday!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 33

The first three days of camp were amazing. The campers had so much energy. They were excited to do all the activities. Every morning they were happy to see their counselors. Since our group 33 has the most campers, we cheer louder and everyone is happy. Everyday all of our campers come with huge smiles on their faces until they leave to go to their bus. We are so happy and excited to spend the next 7 weeks with them.

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 26

Group 26 started the week at PopFit Kids, and campers had a lot of fun hopping around the obstacle courses and laughing with the instructor and counselors. On Monday we also threw around some frisbees across the soccer field, and campers started their Yomi-lectives. When camp resumed on Wednesday, Group 26 went to Ceramics and made some Wacky Western cowboy hats. Wednesday was also the first day of instructional swim, where the campers had fun learning new sensational strokes and various water skills, like the flutter kick. We learned some exciting classic Old West dances, and gave the new moves a try with our friends! We finished the day with Western Day games and a scavenger hunt. Thursday, Group 26 learned about the different parts of the brain in the Brain Maze, and bumped the ball in the summer sun at beach volleyball. We also had the second day of our Yomi-lectives. Group 26 is really looking forward to the first full week of camp next week!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 25

The Jazzy Jaguars pounced into our first week of camp with abundant enthusiasm! On Thursday,  we started our day off by playing a few games to help introduce everyone. Later on, we expanded our imaginations by making pinch bird pots in ceramics, some birds featured included penguins and a mythical two headed bird. On Friday, we had a blast cooling off in the pool and showing off our swimming skills! On Monday, we had an action packed day including lacrosse and Gaga (which we rocked!!). We all had a great time being active together. Then, we had our first Wacky Wednesday which was Western Day! We galloped through the day full of fun activities like a scavenger hunt. Thursday we got to spring right into Archery and had an awesome time. Hope you guys have a great weekend, we can’t wait to see what this summer has in store for us!

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 28

Welcome to Group 28, the Kool Koalas! Hope you’re all as excited as we are for this summer. We started off our first full week of camp with ceramics! The group had a blast pounding away at some clay and shaping them into flags that they then painted for the 4th of July! In the afternoon, every camper got a turn on the climbing tower. Everyone was very supportive in encouraging their friends to do their best to get to the top. On Wacky Wednesday – Western theme, Group 28 enjoyed playing “Steal the bacon” at floor hockey. The Kool Koalas had their first day of instructional swim where they were split up into their swim levels and began working on different strokes, while learning new techniques to better their swimming skills! The kids this week loved to participate in the Wacky Wednesday activities including square dancing, coloring and decorating farms and horseshoes and going on a scavenger hunt for “gold” around the camp. Many of our campers came in some great western themed costumes, yeehaw!!! Thursday morning may have been cloudy, but that didn’t stop the Kool Koalas from having fun! Campers broke off into pairs and played frisbee. In the afternoon, we went to photography where we took photos of the garden at camp, can’t wait to see how the photos turn out!

Thanks for a great first week Group 28! Can’t wait for many more to come!

 

Camp Yomi: Unit 3 Group 29

What a great start to a fun summer at Camp Yomi!!  Group 29, the Mighty Monkeys, has been having a great time swimming, doing activities, making friends, and learning so many new things during our first week of camp.  From playing our favorite sports like ga-ga to creating our very own boats in pioneering, everyone has been enjoying many different aspects of Yomi so far.  We began our first day by by getting to know our new friends in our group as well as learning rules from the counselors that will make sure we will continue having fun while being safe all summer.  We then spent our swim periods improving our deep water skills while playing many games in the pool.  Our time so far at camp continued with sports such as soccer, tennis, and archery and other awesome activities like ceramics, nature, and arts & crafts.  Our Wacky Wednesday – this week’s theme being Western – was filled with Group 29’s energy and spirit as we learned to line dance and made our very own farms.  Group 29’s first full week of camp has come to a close and it’s safe to say that we are all looking forward to the ones ahead with our new friends, counselors, and favorite activities!

Yomi 14 Blog-Week 4

Our fourth week of camp flew by with the Groovy Guitarists playing, exploring, and trying new, exciting activities! Starting the week off with Krav Maga, we got to practice our meditation and focusing skills while playing some fun games. Next, we jetted off to Pioneering, where we experimented with popcorn, and got some yummy surprises to eat. Finally, we headed over to Circus Arts, where we practiced balancing peacock feathers, juggling, and spinning plates before making our way over to the pool for some fun free swim! Tuesday zoomed by with highlights like Indoor Filmmaking, Soccer, and Music with Nelson, where we used drums, maracas, and more to create a musical masterpiece! Wacky Wednesday was Dr. Seuss Day, and the Groovy Guitarists were ready. We all came to camp prepared to have some fun in our wacky outfits, and battled it out in a Unit One game of Simon Says, followed by a Green Eggs and Ham Relay, a Bean Bag Toss, and a Cat in the Hat Mask decorating activity. Before any of us knew it, Thursday had arrived, and we were able to try our hand at Lego Robotics, jump around at Pop Fit Kids, and show off our skills at Gymnastics. Although we are all sad that the week is over, we are bursting with excitement to see what’s in store come Monday!

Yomi 13 Blog-Week 4

Despite a heat wave, the Zoomin’ Zeppelins showed up with a ton of enthusiasm for an amazing week at Camp Yomi. To stay cool, the entire group had an awesome time in the pool for both Free and Instructional Swim. This week at camp our campers were right on the mark with a great time at Archery. We also learned how to stay active and healthy in Pop Fit Kids while doing some fun fitness games. We got to go to Ceramics again this week, sculpting and painting our very own cats. On Tuesday, we showed our families what an awesome time we have at camp with a blastin’ time at Percussion. This was followed by the Dr. Seuss Wacky Wednesday, which could not have been better. Everyone got to dress up like their favorite Dr. Seuss character, and we had awesome Dr. Seuss related activities, such as making our own Cat in the Hat hat and a green egg carry. In addition to the awesome Dr. Seuss activities we got to play Super Simon Sez (says) where all of the campers and counselors got to show off their great focus and listening skills. It was a great week, and we can’t wait to have even more fun times at camp!

Yomi 12 Blog-Week 4

The Bouncin’ Bowies had a spunky start to their fourth week of camp! This week has been a week full of cheering, laughing, and smiles as we dove into each new adventure. We started off the week with a brand new activity that showcased some great talent, spunky moves, and wiggly bodies. All of the campers got their groove on at Dance, where we showed off some secret hidden talents. We continued on our week with a brand new sport for most of our campers and it was an amazing time, Group 12 had a fantastic time challenging each other to games of Gaga. Our entire group showcased their athletic ability with smiles lasting all day afterwards. Next came Wacky Wednesday. Oh, the places we went as we celebrated Dr. Seuss Day with a Unit game of Simon Says during our entertainer period. Campers really showed us counselors who the true masters of the game are! We then returned to our Unit shelter where we teamed up with Group 10 for some fun, themed games. We ended our week strong in Cooking, where we learned to make delicious black bean hummus, which the campers ate all up! This week was full of great memories and fun giggles here in Group 12, and we look forward to the weeks to come!

Yomi 11 Blog-Week 4

The Buzzin’ Beatles had an extraordinary, fun-filled, amazing fourth week at camp! We kicked off this week with Soccer, and all of the Buzzin’ Beatles were super soccer stars! Just after soccer the Buzzin’ Beatles found their way to Circus Arts, where they all laughed at super silly jokes while learning how to balance feathers on their fingers and spin plates on sticks! After Circus Arts, all of our Buzzin’ Beatles turned into beautiful gymnasts at Gymnastics where they walked across balance beams, swung on bars, and jumped on the trampoline! After our jam-packed day on Monday, the Buzzin’ Beatles buzzed their way over to Gardening on Tuesday. Here we saw some super cool worms, ate some fresh food, such as cucumbers, zucchini, and other delicious treats! Following Gardening, the Buzzin’ Beatles cheered all the way to Percussion where we got to make some sick beats and bang on awesome bucket drums! The Buzzin’ Beatles topped the day off by hitting some balls out of the park at Baseball. They ran the bases, made some amazing plays and looked like major league players! On our very wacky Dr. Seuss Day, the Buzzin’ Beatles played the silliest game of Simon Says ever. The campers were all Simon Says masters! When Thursday came buzzin’ along, the Buzzin’ Beatles found their way to Cooking where they made the most amazing black bean hummus ever! Afterwards, the Buzzin’ Beatles went next door to Filmmaking where we turned into wizards and made our friends disappear and appear again! The Buzzin’ Beatles ended their day at Krav Maga where they got to run around and play some super cool games! To finish this amazing week the Buzzin’ Beatles got to make the best s’mores at Pioneering, shot bulls eyes at Archery, and sing and dance at the best Shabbat in the world! We can’t wait to see what the Buzzin’ Beetles are going to be up to next week!

Yomi 10 Blog-Week 4

Week 4 was an amazing and fun-filled week for the Silly Superstars! On Monday, the group played Baseball at our “Yomi Yankee Stadium,” which was great for the kids. They had so much fun hitting home runs and using gloves to catch the ball. On Tuesday, the group had fun at Gymnastics, where we played a game of Campers vs. Counselors on the balance beam and trampoline. Then we had Painting and Drawing, during which we used water colors to paint all the white space in our drawing. We had a Dr. Seuss themed Wacky Wednesday complete with the Simon Sez expert, Steve Max. It was filled with many laughs, smiles, and Simon Sez champions from our group. On Thursday, the Silly Superstars learned poses at Yoga, learned to how to identify some bird calls during Nature, and weres entertained by one of the funniest people on campus during Circus Arts. It has been an awesome week for the Silly Superstars, and we can’t wait to see what fun things are in store for Week 5!

Yomi 9 Blog-Week 3

Group 9 was super excited to jump into the third week of camp! Throughout the week the sun was shining bright on the campgrounds. On Monday, we started off with a few fun games such as: “What Time is it Mister Fox?” and “Telephone.” We had Instructional Swim for our first swim of the day and were able to learn a ton of new moves to use. We finished the rest of the day with more exciting activities, including Archery, GaGa, and Photography where the campers learned new skills to use in the outside world. On Tuesday, we started off with Picture Day and continued the day with learning how to Golf. Turns out all of the Group 9 are golf stars! After Starter Golf, we went to Music with Nelson where we learned some of the songs that we got to sing at Shabbat. Carnival was the second Wacky Wednesday and was as fun as ever! The campers participated in rides and games to earn tickets and prizes while getting to eat some yummy Cotton Candy and Popcorn. We sure showed our Unit 1 Spirit and looked like awesome rockstars in all of our red! Finally, we finished off the week showing off our fantastic sports’ skills during Soccer, Baseball, and Field Games. Our rainy Friday didn’t stop us from having a fun time at Bowling and celebrating Shabbat with yummy Challah. Group 9 left camp super excited about all the fun activities that we will enjoy next week. Happy weekend for all of Group 9 and their families!

Yomi 8 Blog-Week 4

The Daring Drummers dived into Week 4 with a splash. We began the week off with photography, taking pictures of all the beautiful and unique flowers we saw in our camp garden!  We stopped, stared, and snapped pictures as our professional photographer sides kicked in. On Tuesday, we became rock stars, from drums to maracas, we really got to explore new and exciting forms of expression during Music! We also got to sing along to the different beats we created. Wacky Wednesday came next and everyone looked awesome dressed up in their best Dr. Seuss costumes! The Wacky Wednesday entertainer had us all play simon says while teaching us about the importance of listening and how it demonstrates respect. After the entertainer we were able to create Cat-in-the-Hat masks! When Thursday finally came around we were able to perfect our talents in both Tennis and Dance. Tennis tested our abilities to think and act fast while Dance helped us get in tune with our feelings. By the time Friday came around we were more than excited to go to Shabbat where it’s fun to dance and feel united as a group. We are able to celebrate all of our successes from throughout the week!