Group 7 Blog – Week 6

In this week of camp, the Golden Guppies went swimming on Monday and they continued to learn different ways to swim and get around in the pool by swimming on their own. They swam through the use of freestyle (front crawl) and backstroke. Along with that, they played games such as “Red-light Green-light” and “What Time Is It Mr. Fox?” which really helped them get moving! On Tuesday, the Golden Guppies played golf.  They were really good at cheering each other on!.= On Wacky Wednesday, group 7 dressed up in clothing for Safari Carnival as tourists. They played games such as “Dunk Tank” and “Dance Party Dome”. The Golden Guppies were also given some snacks (such as popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones) and even got glitter tattoos! On Thursday, we played soccer and played on teams. On Friday, the Golden Guppies had Shabbat. They sang some of the favorite songs such as “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana and “Soup Shabbat.” After Shabbat, they drank grape juice and ate challah. Group 7 is really excited and looking forward to the activities next week! We hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Group 7 Blog – Week 5

This week, Group 7 started off strong with Yomi idol practice! Next, we went to Music with Nelson where we made up new lyrics to the Shabbat songs. Then, at photography, we took pictures of nature and our friends. On Tuesday we started off with basketball where we improved our amazing skills. Afterwards, we cooled off at arts and crafts where we made collages. Next we did the extremely hard obstacle course and had a blast! Next was Wacky Wednesday! This week was Yomi idol where we performed our amazing dance to the Spongebob Theme Song. We got to take home the best sportsmanship award! Then, because it rained, we went to the hotel to see the finals. We enjoyed watching the other groups dance while cheering them on! On Thursday we played Ga-Ga with campers versus counselors where the campers won! Next we zoomed off to the mini zip and had a blast. On Friday we played an intense game of tennis. Afterwards we went to gardening where we had a friendly competition of who could pick the most weeds. At Shabbat we drank grape juice and ate challah while singing the songs we learned at music with Nelson.  We had an amazing week and we’re really looking forward to the next one!

Group 7 Blog – Week 4

In this week of camp, group 7 went swimming on Monday and they continued to learn different ways to float get around in the pool using kickboards to lay and swim on their back and stomach. On Tuesday, Group 7 learned some places in Israel in pioneering. In that activity, they worked together as a team and find out the cities in Israel such as Jerusalem. On Wacky Wednesday, group 7 dressed up in their party clothes for the Yomi Bear bash! During the day, they made party hats and created cards for Yomi Bear. Later on, group 7 went to the celebrate Yomi Bear’s birthday and played freeze dance. On Thursday, Group 7 played baseball and did some drills to improve on their skills in the sport. Group 7 practiced hitting the baseball and were timed for running all the bases. On Friday, we celebrated Shabbat by singing songs, drinking grape juice and eating challah. Group 7 are looking forward and can’t wait for the fun activities next week! We hope you and your family have a great weekend!

 

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 7 Blog – Week 3

The Golden Guppies had a fantastic third week at Camp Yomi! Through cheer and laughter, each camper is creating friendships that indeed will last a lifetime. On Monday we welcomed back our campers with a day filled with glorious activities, and we showed our true World Cup spirit and scored numerous goals in soccer! In fact, the rain created a unit-wide cheer off that really brought all camp spirit to light. On Tuesday we enjoyed a day filled with outdoor activities including Lacrosse and the oh-so-special Low Ropes Course! Our Carnival Wacky Wednesday was a huge success, all our Unit 1 spirit was showcased as we ate carnival snacks and participated in all the booths on the field! Thursday was a day packed with laughs and giggles as we all enjoyed Circus Arts and Zumba, a group 7 favorite. We closed the week off strong with Shabbat, the best time to sing dance and bring the whole unit together! We had the best third week and can’t wait to spend the rest of summer together here at Camp Yomi!

Week 2 Blog – Group 7

The Golden Guppies stormed into this second week of camp with a bang! We entered this week hitting home runs out of the park in baseball, and learned about the plants and trees around us. Tuesday we came back energized for a full and exciting day at camp with one of our favorite actives which is soccer than we cheered our way over to gaga where we played competitive but fun matches like campers vs counselors and campers vs campers. Wednesday was of course our amazing Wacky Wednesday, the theme was Storybook Character day. Many campers came dressed as superheroes and athletes. We started our first activity with a entertainer who quizzed us on our knowledge of math, science, and history; then we made dragon masks and hand puppets. We closed the day making delicious cookie dough with chocolate chips! Thursday the Golden Guppies took on the day molding our mini elephants in ceramics and practicing our serves in tennis. We also had such an amazing time taking pictures in photography. With Friday speeding in we danced and sang our way into shabbat and we closed the week with an amazingly fun free swim. Week two is officially over as we head into our weekend excited for the next week of camp. Enjoy your weekend and rest up for next week!

 

Activities

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 7 Blog-Week 1B

The Golden Guppies had a glorious second week together at Camp Yomi! We started our week off with a camp favorite, the flying squirrel. Our campers soared high and wide and truly showcased all their camp spirit cheering their fellow group mates on. On Tuesday we swam into the start of Instructional swim and it became clear that we really do have amazing little guppies in the water. After we took our time apart to celebrate the Fourth Of July we regrouped on Thursday for our first l late night in Unit 1! We embarked on under the sea themed activities, such as making oceans and playing “under the sea” baseball, and even got to indulge in a dinner together on the Unit 1 Field. On Friday we all got to celebrate Shabbat together, as a camp! The spirit of Group 7 only seems to grow with each day that passes we really are creating friendships that last a lifetime.

 

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 7 Blog – Week 1

For the first week of camp, group 7 (A.K.A The Golden Goldfish) got to know each other with a name game. Each camper said their name and a few things about themselves. The Golden Goldfish also played a game of soccer with everyone split up into three teams! Next, The Golden Goldfish also made some amazing nature collages in arts and crafts. Group 7 had fun making fourth of July themed bracelets and necklaces in jewelry making and hit many home-runs in baseball! We then had fun bouncing on the trampoline and balancing on the balance beam during gymnastics. The Golden Goldfish also learned about calming their mind and body in yoga. On Friday, The Golden Goldfish danced and celebrated Shabbat together with all of Unit 1! We can’t wait for next week and the new exciting activities to come! Have a good weekend!

Week 7 Group 7 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Painting & Drawing Pioneering Jewish Music Baseball Special Event
Period 5 Tennis Basketball Wacky Wednesday Ga-Ga Fun Station
Period 6 Sand Newcomb/Volleyball Circus Arts Jewelry Making Mini Zip Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Closing Ceremonies