Blog: Week 3, Group 2

Group 2, The Shining Stars, started the new week off with a bang as we welcomed new faced to our group! Despite the hot weather, we got into our “Up In The Air” theme by making snowy winter collages during fun station. We then used some more of our creative ideas in Jewelry Making and making hand bowls in Ceramics. We got to learn about the green screen and get loud during Film Making where we pretended to be going on a huge roller coaster! Then, in an epic World Cup Final rematch, the campers took the counselors on and won once again! On Wednesday, we had so much fun at the Carnival, getting face paint, glitter tattoos and going on the wacky carnival rides. The day only got better from there because we got to go on the Mini Zip! Then on Thursday,  we learned how to dribble at Basketball. In the afternoon we got to plant our very own seeds in the garden, and then we had a blast learning how to drum during Jewish Music. Shabbat was as fun as ever on Friday as we listened to our favorite songs and ate delicious challah. We can’t wait to see what next week brings for The Shining Stars!

Blog: Week 2 Group 2

“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 2 Blog: 

The Shining Stars got this week started off soaring high in the sky as we welcomed new faces to our group and made our own hot air balloons! The pool was so much fun, because we got to show our new friends some of our favorite pool games to play. We marched into soccer where we scored goals left and right, and the campers took on the counselors, winning as per usual. On Tuesday, the highlight was cooling off at the water gun obstacle course! On Wednesday, we had so much fun dressing up as our favorite Storybook characters and made the silliest giraffe in Painting and Drawing! We kicked off Thursday by making the most amazing bracelets and had so much fun on our nature walk. The Shining Stars found themselves laughing uncontrollably during Circus Arts. We laughed so hard and got to balance feathers on our hand. Our spirits were higher than ever during Shabbat on Friday, where we got to dance along to our favorite songs and enjoy delicious grape juice and challah. The Shining Stars cannot wait to see what the summer brings next.

Blog: Group 2, 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 2 Blog:

The Shining Stars were glowing so bright as we zoomed into this week at camp! On Monday, we put our wings on and went on a fierce pollen hunt trying to catch as many pom-poms on the ground. We started off at Starter Golf, where we learned how to hit the bullseye and then cooled down in the pool where we started learning how to swim! We brought out our amazing musical talents at Music with Nelson and later we watched ourselves “disappear” into the background during Filmmaking with the cool green screen. On Tuesday, we got to make our own paper plate birds and practice hitting the ball in Tennis. We had a fun filled rest of the day when we learned the rules of Ga-Ga and tried out the exciting low ropes course. On Thursday we kicked off the day with Ceramics, where we made adorable turtles. We then had a blast jumping on the trampoline in gymnastics. It was a very special night on Thursday as we got to stay up at camp and have extra time at swim, fly our very own kites, and zoom to the moon and back in the outer space obstacle course! Friday was so exciting because we got to have a camp-wide Shabbat and we had so much fun jamming away to the Shabbatones. We cannot wait to see what fun next week brings!

Blog: Group 2 Week 1

Group 2, The Shining Stars, had an amazing first week of camp! The rain could not stop us from having a blast! We played lots of getting to know you games and a fun game of “Fishy Fishy Cross My Ocean”. At soccer we were all World Cup Champions, even beating our counselors in a game! On Thursday we played “What Time Is It Mr. Fox?” in the pool and had so much fun keeping cool! During jewelry making, we made 4th of July themed jewelry, and then cheered lots of our favorite new songs on our way to the next activity! Then, we got our best smiles on as we went to photography and took some wonderful pictures of the garden! On Friday, The Shining Stars celebrated Shabbat for the very first time at camp! We had a wonderful time singing songs and dancing with our counselors. Group 2 cannot wait to find out what new adventures we are going to have next week.

Week 4 Group 2 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Wacky Wednesday Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Ceramics Gymnastics Jewish Music Photography Shabbat
Period 3 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 4 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Music w/Nelson Low Ropes Course Wacky Wednesday Tennis Israel Day
Period 7 Basketball Gardening Starter Golf Yomi Idol Practice Israel Day
Period 8 Nature Soccer Improv-Laugh It Out Pop Fit Kids Cooking