Group 8 Blog – Week 3

Hey, families! This week The Super Starfish had an amazing week 3 of Camp Yomi.  We kicked off the blazing week with our hilarious Improv Laugh It Out activity which showcased our outstanding acting abilities.  We got to find out our favorite animals, season, and sport by acting it out without talking! Tuesday, as a group, we played a successful game of baseball, and, to be honest, our group is full of future MLB players!   Wacky Wednesday was utterly a blast for us, turning our campgrounds into a marvelous carnival!!! All of our campers enjoyed all the tasty snacks such as popcorn, cotton candy, and flavored ice cones while participating in carnival activities such as jumping in the big bouncy house, feeding an elephant, bag racing, receiving colorful tattoos, and ended the day with 2 new prizes!!! Thursday was kicked off by shooting some hoops during basketball and making jump shots like Stephen Curry!  To see everyone celebrating for one another is just amazing, because everyone is coming together like a true camp family. This week was so much fun!  We can’t wait to continue this great summer next week with all the fun activities we have lined up!  Have a great weekend!

Week 2 Blog – Group 8

This week group 8 has a ton of fun!  We learned how to shoot baskets in basketball and played a fierce game of Ga-Ga.  On Tuesday, we sang some of our favorite songs at Music with Nelson and got some exercise at Pop Fit Kids!  Wednesday was extra wacky this week, as we made puppets and dragon masks and completed a relay obstacle course as a group!  We also learned about our campgrounds at nature and played some games of soccer!  It was like the World Cup was taking place right next to Unit K! On Thursday, we got to roll like Olympic gymnasts in gymnastics and make desert-themed bracelets and necklaces in Jewelry Making.  To wrap the week up we got to go to the sprinklers, which no one walked away from dry!  We also got to celebrate Shabbat together, which is always a good time!  Group 8 had such a good week and we’re really looking forward to the next one! 

 

 

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 8 Blog-Week 1B

The second week of camp was a huge success for the Super Starfish! On Monday, we started off with the daring activity of the Flying Squirrel, where campers faced their fear of heights and had a great time! We also played a competitive game of Gaga, and made some stylish jewelry! On Tuesday, the Super Starfish played a fun game of baseball and learned to balance feathers on their fingers during Circus Arts. The group got very artsy when drawing their own self portraits in arts & crafts. Thursday, the group very much enjoyed a game of basketball, some photography lessons, and also a fun game of soccer as well!  Thursday was our late night, and we got to have an extra free swim, make oceans, and play under the sea games! Campers enjoyed a nice picnic on the field and a cheer-off to end our special day.  On Friday, we all enjoyed Shabbat as a camp and then got to swim to round out the week!  We hope all our group 8 friends have an awesome weekend, and we’re so excited for next week!

 

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 8 Blog – Week 1

The Super Starfish’s first week at camp went swimmingly! On the first day of camp, we played ice-breakers to get to know each other, and made super fashionable baskets out of clay. We also explored the wonderful garden containing fresh veggies and mint leaves! The weather may have been questionable, but as one of the group’s favorite cheers goes, we B-E-A-T beat em! beat em! The group was all smiles in the pool, playing with each other and the counselors. We let our creativity shine through as we drew what we’d like to find underground, tried tasty apple nachos in cooking, and played relay games in pop-fit kids on Thursday! We also had so much fun dancing at Shabbat, and showing off our awesome skills at soccer! We all left camp highly anticipating another fun week!

Week 4 Group 8 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 Lacrosse Yoga Soccer Yomi Idol Practice Israel Day
Period 5 Gardening Arts &  Crafts Wacky Wednesday Ceramics Israel Day
Period 6 Baseball Tennis Pioneering Jewish Culture Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim