Week 6 Blog: Group 1

The Happy Hot Air Balloons had another amazing week of camp! On Monday during Filmmaking, they did their silliest faces in the camera and at Arts & Crafts they made construction paper collages! Tuesday was a thrilling day, because the group had Low Ropes Course where they worked on their balancing skills and walked across the tight rope. In the afternoon, they cooled off by jamming out to some of their favorite music in the gazebo at Music with Nelson. Wacky Wednesday was so exciting because it was the second Carnival at camp! They jumped around in the disco bouncy house and dunked their counselors in the dunk tank. On Thursday, the group played Kickball for the first time and later decorated their own picture frames during Photography. On Friday, they danced and sang with all their friends at Shabbat and cooled off during swim. What a great week!

Week 5 Blog: Group 1

Group 1 had another fantastic week of camp! On Monday, the group started off the week with a lot of laughs at Circus Arts. Everyone enjoyed hearing the funny jokes and playing the animal guessing game. Later on, we went to Arts & Crafts where we made our robots! On Tuesday, the group participated in an exciting game of soccer. We also had Pioneering where group 1 campers used their super speed to complete a challenging obstacle course.Tuesday was a very special day at camp because we got to have group 1 parents up at camp and play a fun game of baseball with them! Wednesday was the day we had all been waiting for….Yomi Idol! Group 1’s dance to Try Everything was amazing! The Happy Hot Air Balloons looked incredible on stage decked out in their Camp Yomi shirts and super cool dance moves. On Thursday we had a great time balancing, tumbling and jumping at Gymnastics! Thursday was so special because we had a chance to stuff our very own stuffed animal tigers in the Unit K shelter and have a silent disco dance party! On Friday we sang our favorite songs at Shabbat and enjoyed our delicious challah and grape juice at Shabbat. Later, we had basketball where we worked on our dribbling and shooting skills. We had an amazing week and can’t wait to see what comes next!

Blog: Week 4 Group 1

Bus Of The Week 

Have you ever wondered what it is like to ride a bus to camp? You should ask one of the buses that recently won bus of the week. Bus of the week can be earned for many different reasons, some of which include: being spirited, being organized, having fun, being friendly, and inclusive. Our “spies” ride the buses each week looking out for all of these different things. On Fridays at dismissal it is tradition that Yomi Bear appears at camp and helps announce the bus of the week winners. If your camper’s bus wins Bus of the Week, make sure to congratulate them – it’s a big deal in our world!

Group 1 Blog:

The Happy Hot Air Balloons made the most of this wonderful (and rainy!) week at Camp Yomi. They grooved their way into Monday watching The Emperor’s New Groove with their other friends at camp, and then they showed off their keen eyesight in the afternoon, looking for bugs at Gardening. On Tuesday, they let their imaginations run wild while they came up with new things to build in Imagination Playground. Later, they had the opportunity to relax and learn some new fun poses at Yoga. Group 1 celebrated Yomi Bear’s Bash on Wacky Wednesday, where they got to play freeze dance and make their own goodie bags. Thursday brought along more dancing as they learned the Yomi Idol dance to “Try Everything” from Zootopia. The group finished off the week with Israel day, where they learned all about Israeli culture through fun games and trying out new food.

Blog: Week 3, Group 1

Group 1, The Happy Hot Air Balloons, had a fantastic week of camp! On Monday, the group learned dribbling and shooting skills at Basketball. Many baskets were scored by our rockstar campers! After, everyone enjoyed hearing the hilarious jokes at Circus Arts, walking on stilts, and balancing spinning plates! On Tuesday, Group 1 had a great time jumping on the trampoline, hanging on the bars, and doing forward rolls in Gymnastics. Group 1 definitely has super strength! Wacky Wednesday this week was the eagerly awaited Carnival! Group 1 loved playing carnival games and getting glitter tattoos at the carnival booths in the morning. After lunch, everyone had so much fun eating cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones and then jumping in the bouncy castle! At the end of the day, we all had a chance to pick out our own carnival prizes to take home. On Thursday, we had an incredible time creating giraffes at Painting & Drawing. After another great instructional and free swim, the group had lots of fun playing soccer, where they showed their amazing sportsmanship by passing the ball to each other and cheering for their friends. On Friday, we started off the day by singing along to  all of our favorite Shabbat songs and had an amazing end to the week! Looking forward to the next week at camp!

Blog: Week 2 Group 1


“Actives” at Camp: 

Our beautiful campgrounds have over 50 acres of grass, courts, and fields to play on. With over 12 active activities, our campers are sure to get in the game! Our sports activities are coached by professional sports organizations and instructors such as; The Baseball Center, Tennis Innovators, and Super Soccer Stars.

This week, Fly Yoga instructors coached campers on how to create stories using only body movements. Campers dribbled down the court at basketball, learning special reasoning on the court.

Unit 3 and 4 campers have the option of joining the weekly Sports Club activity for even more sports in their schedule. During Sports Club, campers enhance their skills, receive extra practice time and specialized instruction.

 Counselor of the Week

Every week we choose an extraordinary staff member(s) from each unit who exemplifies all five of our camps’ core values. We look for someone who is compassionate, mindful, courageous, a leader, and most importantly an overall mensch! These individuals go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure smiling, laughter, and safe summer fun! These handful of super counselors get the esteemed honor of being Counselor of the Week.

Group 1 Blog: 

The Happy Hot Air Balloons flew into the second week of Camp Yomi! They used all their energy dribbling at Basketball and running the bases at Baseball–everyone did amazing even though it was some of their first time playing. On Tuesday, they showed off their best smiles at Picture Day and loved getting their very own Yomi Bear T-shirts. Group 1 danced into Wednesday when they had Jewish Music, where they got to learn all the spectacular songs that they were going to sing on Friday during Shabbat. Thursday brought the best of both worlds with the thrilling Mini Zip and then had some relaxing time under the Yoga tree where they shared their favorite activity at camp. Group 1 finished off the week singing and dancing together with all their friends at Shabbat, sipping on grape juice and enjoying delicious challah!

Blog: Group 1, Week 1B


Its been such a hot summer so far, we can’t wait to dive into even more summer fun at the pool! We started instructional swim this week and look forward to helping your camper build on their skills in the coming weeks.

Just as a reminder, each day campers have a free and instructional swim period. Campers receive swim instruction from American Red Cross Certified lifeguards and instructors. After each camper is evaluated on their swim skills, they are placed into their appropriate swim groups with respective bracelet color.

The swim levels are:

Blue: Wader, Splasher, Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, Killer Whale

To get more information on the objectives of each swim level, please check out the document section located on the left side of your parent portal  www.92y.org/mycamp. The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email  Nina, Swim Director, at CampSwim@92y.org or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext 3.

Group 1 Blog:

The Happy Hot Air Balloons flew into this week with a lot of energy! On Monday, we learned so many fun songs during Music with Nelson and then hit amazing volleys over the net at Tennis. On Tuesday, Group 1 had Pop Fit Kids, where we got to show off our jumping and running skills. At Ceramics, we made beautiful pinch pot turtles and then got to decorate them so that they will be a shiny green! When we got back to camp after the Fourth of July, Group 1 had an action packed day on Thursday. We started the day by learning how to hit the target at golf and then we had fun decorating star cookies with lots of frosting at Cooking! The incredible “Up in the Air” late night in Unit K began with an exciting third swim after snack! Then, the Happy Hot Air Balloons made kites and participated in an outer space obstacle course before eating a delicious dinner. On Friday, we had a very special Shabbat with the whole camp! Everyone enjoyed hearing their favorite Shabbat songs performed by the Shabbatones. We are so excited for what fun next week has to bring!

Blog: Group 1 Week 1

Group 1, the Happy Hot Air Balloons, had an amazing first week of camp! ON Wednesday, the group played getting to know you games during fun station! WE had so much fun learning about all of our new friends. Next, we had soccer where we played a silly “Pacman” game with the goals and played on the blue, rainbow, and red teams. The Happy Hot Air Balloons were good sports and showed off their awesome athletic skills. Later we had ceramics where we created and decorated beautiful pinch pots. On Thursday, we had an amazing time playing “Steal the Ball” because we got to run around on the field and see who is fastest! After lunch, we zoomed through the sky on the mini zip where we cheered our new friends on as they soared through the air. At Jewelry Making we all had so much fun making July 4th themed bracelets. On Friday, group 1 started off the day by learning some new Shabbat songs and snacking on grape juice and challah. On this hot Friday, we cooled off at the pool and then had a blast jumping on the trampoline at gymnastics! We can’t wait for all the fun to come next week!

Week 7 Group 1 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Special
Period 2 Gymnastics Jewish Culture Painting and Drawing Basketball Special
Period 3 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 4 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Ceramics Gardening Wacky Wednesday Music with Nelson Fun Station
Period 7 Tennis Baseball Pioneering Zumba Shabbat
Period 8 Ga-Ga Swim Soccer Jewelry Making Closing Ceremony