This week group 4’s Rockin’ Raindrops had a blast! We started our action-packed week with some creative thinking at photography, where we learned how to tell a story with pictures. After lunch we made snails at Ceramics and practiced shooting some hoops at Basketball. On Tuesday, we did a crazy obstacle course at Gymnastics, at some fresh cucumbers at Gardening, and showed off our skills at Tennis. On Wacky Wednesday we had so much fun playing our safari-themed games and making our own zebra prints! On Thursday, we started our day singing and playing the drums to our favorite tunes. Then we used all of our energy at Soccer, and ended the day with a fun game of Ga-Ga. On Friday, we enjoyed building at Imagination Playground and then eating challah and grape juice at Shabbat! Group 4 had an amazing week full of laughs and energy! We can’t wait to see what happens next week!
The Rockin’ Raindrops cannot believe we are in the fifth week of camp! We started the week off strong by making robots at Arts & Crafts. Then, after swim we made bug homes at Gardening and began practicing our Yomi Idol dance. Group 4 had so much fun completing an amazing obstacle course at Low Ropes. When Wednesday came around we were so pumped to perform our dance to the song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles that we had practiced the whole week. After we performed we won 1st place in the entire unit, which meant that we got to perform in front of the whole camp! We danced and sang our hearts out in our superhero costumes and we won second place! On Thursday, we were so excited for our second late night at camp, where we got to make our very own stuffed tigers! Friday is always fun because we get to start our day off with Shabbat, singing our favorite songs and eating yummy challah and grape juice. It was such an exciting week for group 4 and we can’t wait for the next week of camp!
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 4 Blog:
Hey all you Yomi fans! Monday morning started off with an exciting trip to watch The Emperor’s New Groove with our friends and then we travelled back to camp to make necklaces in Jewelry Making! On Tuesday, we looked for worms in Nature and made our own treasure maps in Painting and Drawing. On Wednesday we celebrated Yomi Bear’s Bash by playing freeze dance and making our very own goodie bags! Thursday was a busy day as we made “wonder wands” in Gardening and had such a refreshing time in the pool! In the afternoon we had our first Yomi Idol practice and then made chocolate covered pretzels in Cooking. Friday was an exciting way to end the week as we celebrated Israel Day with carnival activities on the Unit 1 Field!
Group 4, The Rockin’ Raindrops, returned for the third week of camp with loads of energy and ready to have some fun! On Monday, we started off strong with learning dribbling skills at Basketball and laughing so hard in Improv. On Tuesday, we started the day off doing some cool exercises at Pop Fit Kids, and learning how to play the drums at Jewish Culture. Group 4 was so excited for our first carnival, and enjoyed our day that was filled with Wacky Wednesday fun, popcorn, games, cotton candy, bounce houses and snow cones! To help us save some energy for the rest of the week, we also had some fun relaxing activities like Ceramics and Painting & Drawing. On Friday, we had a blast dancing and singing at Shabbat, and then we got a special surprise production of “Annie” by Zoom-In Theater Camp. I don’t know about you, but after such a fun and exciting week, we are going to need to rest up for the next amazing week of camp!
“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 4 Blog:
Group 4’s Rockin’ Raindrops had an amazing week! They especially had so much fun at our first Wacky Wednesday. Their amazing experience didn’t start just then, as we had so much fun on Monday painting and drawing, saw some incredible circus stunts at Circus Arts, and learned how to shoot hoops at Basketball. We can’t forget one of the most favorite part of our day: swimming! Campers learned new swim strokes at instructional swim and played with our friends splashing around afterwards. On Tuesday we had Zumba, where we danced to our group’s favorite tunes. We also hit the ball out of the park playing baseball and ended the day with a little workout at Pop Fit Kids. On Wednesday, the campers had so much fun with the special Wacky Wednesday activities, such as being a part of a silly game show! They especially enjoyed seeing their counselors dressed up as Goldilocks and the Three Bears. On Thursday, we tumbled through gymnastics and then showed our creativity at Photography. On Friday, we especially enjoyed the delicious grape juice and challah at Shabbat. We were so happy that the Rockin’ Raindrops had a fun filled and energetic day and are looking forward to the next week!
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 4 Blog:
The Rockin’ Raindrops had such a fun, busy week! We started the week running the bases in Baseball and then cooled off in the pool. Then, we meditated in Yoga under the refreshing shade of the “Yoga Tree”. In Arts & Crafts we got creative making self portraits and then we made special Red, White and Blue yogurt parfaits in Cooking to celebrate the Fourth of July! When we got back to camp on Thursday, we were so excited to get two turns on the mini zipline! The day got better as we had our Unit K Late Night, where we had a wonderful time making kites and completing a special Outer Space Obstacle Course. On Friday, we ended the week with a special camp-wide Shabbat and had so much fun jamming out to the Shabbatones with our counselors and friends.
Group 4 was super excited to start off our rockin’ summer with some getting to know you games on the Unit K field! Once we all got to meet our new summer friends, the Rockin’ Raindrops couldn’t wait to get in the pool! We practically swam like fishes even when it started to drizzle. After a delicious lunch, we danced like crazy at Zumba–we had so much fun we didn’t even break a sweat! Our next activity was improv, and it was super silly. We played a game called “Screenshot” and pretended to be things we find in pictures, like tall trees and sand at the beach! The next day we started making shooting stars to decorate the shelter. We absolutely loved Jamming at Music with Nelson, we sang so loud that the entire camp could hear us! We had so much fun at Shabbat, singing and dancing along to the Shabbatones and enjoying this special time with our counselors and new friends.
|Period 1||Fun Station||Fun Station||Fun Station||Fun Station||Special|
|Period 2||Baseball||Painting and Drawing||Ceramics||Basketball||Special|
|Period 6||Jewelry Making||Tennis||Wacky Wednesday||Soccer||Fun Station|
|Period 7||Circus Arts||Starter Golf||Nature||Arts & Crafts||Shabbat|
|Period 8||Kickball||Swim||Cooking||Mini Zip||Closing Ceremony|