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 The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email  Nina, Swim Director, at 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 4 Group 1 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Wacky Wednesday Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Painting & Drawing Yoga Gymnastics Jewish Culture Shabbat
Period 3 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 4 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Gardening Soccer Wacky Wednesday Mini Zip Israel Day
Period 7 Tennis Imagination Playground Cooking Filmmaking Israel Day
Period 8 Zumba Baseball Basketball Yomi Idol Practice Jewelry Making