Group 6 Blog – Week 3

Once again, the Jolly Jellyfish have had another amazing week at camp! We started the week zooming in the wind at our first activity of the week which was Flying Squirrel ! On Tuesday we started dribbling around the basketball court showing off our amazing skills. Wacky Wednesday came along and the Jolly Jellyfish were rocking the color red to represent Unit 1!!! After making our own ice-cream at cooking, we headed to the Wacky Wednesday activities. This Wacky Wednesday was Carnival Day! Campers bounced in the bouncy house like there was no tomorrow! We even ate some cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn. We ended our day with carnival games and won prizes! On Thursday the Jolly Jellyfish played around with the green screen at Filmmaking and learned how to make themselves invisible on the big screen! Finally, we ended our week with outdoor ceramics and another amazing celebration at Shabbat! Week 3 of camp was yet another success! The Jolly Jellyfish had a rocking week filled with cheers, laughter and lots of fun!

Week 2 Blog – Group 6

The Jolly Jellyfish couldn’t have had more fun this week! This week started out with a hot Monday, but our group still had fun during our numerous activities, including a fantastic game of Gaga. On Tuesday The Jolly Jellyfish truly expressed their inner musicians by playing awesome beats and singing during Music with Nelson. Group 6 took on this week by really enjoying all of their instructional swim and free swim activities. We then had an appetizing experience during our Gardening class in which each camper got the opportunity to taste the delicious fresh vegetables and herbs grown in our very own garden! On Wednesday morning the sun was out and about for our first Wacky Wednesday, the theme being “Storybook Characters!” Our whole unit dressed up as their favorite character. Our campers enjoyed many activities all centered around storybook characters and particularly enjoyed the puppet making where they each got to make a puppet of their favorite character. In the afternoon, Group 6 enjoyed a lovely class of yoga where they got the opportunity to demonstrate their flexibility and relax. We finished up our week with some awesome dance moves in Zumba where campers danced out all their spirit and energy while playing a FREEZE-tastic game of freeze dance! And we can’t forget Arts and Crafts where the Jolly Jellyfish made amazing sun catchers in hopes of hanging them on their windows. As exciting as our week was the Jolly Jellyfish can’t wait to swim into next week’s activities which will hold even more fun! We all hope you enjoy your weekend, and tune in next week for more on our exciting camp experience!

 

Activities 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 6 Blog-Week 1B

For their second week of camp the Jolly Jellyfish did even more new activities! We started off the week with basketball where we learned the fundamentals of passing and dribbling. With our skills sharpened, we can’t wait to play again next week. On Tuesday the Jolly Jellyfish had their very first arts and crafts session. Using oil pastels we drew scenery of nature and everyone had so many great ideas! From pigeons to trees to birds, there was so much to draw and endless possibilities! July 4th made us miss one day of camp but gave us so many stories to share on Thursday. Many of us celebrated with family and watched the fireworks live! On Thursday,  we took so many cool and silly photos during our scavenger hunt in Photography. Using digital cameras we captured birds eye and worm’s eye views of our friends, trees, buildings, and sneakily captured some counselors off guard! Our Thursday was jam packed as we had our very first Late Night and got to have an extra free swim that was arguably the most fun so far.  We also got to make oceans and play undersea baseball! On Friday, we got to celebrate Shabbat with the entire camp!  We had so much fun this week and we’re looking forward to the next one!

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

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

 

Group 6 Blog – Week 1

What a wonderful first few days of camp the Jolly Jellyfish had! On Wednesday, we played soccer with our new camp friends and even got to score against the counselors!  During gymnastics we jumped on a trampoline and in yoga, we did silly poses with our partners. On Thursday, we made self portraits and added something unique to them. Some of us added our parents, friends, and even pets in our portraits! Next, we took our baseball skills to the field and played a great game. Then we left our bats and gloves behind and started to learn about the different leaves and trees on our very own camp grounds! We even saw mushrooms growing right near our shelter! On Friday, we got to visit the garden and dance will all of Unit 1 at Shabbat.  Above all, we can all agree that swimming is the best part of the day. From racing from one end of the pool to the other, going underwater and practicing our swim skills with the life guards, it’s always a fun time! We can’t wait for more fun activities and cheers for next week.

Week 4 Group 6 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Zumba Basketball Tennis Photography Israel Day
Period 5 Soccer Gardening Wacky Wednesday Circus Arts Israel Day
Period 6 Ceramics Baseball Painting & Drawing Yomi Idol Practice Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim