Group 9 Blog – Week 3

Group 9’s third week went fabulously well, from going to carnival on Wacky Wednesday to playing baseball on Thursday. This week was just full of fun and amazing moments with the kids, we made bracelets at jewelry making on Monday and cheered the afternoon away while it was raining on Tuesday. Seeing the smiles on the campers faces is the highlight of every counselor’s day!  On Thursday, we got to put our creativity to the test at Arts & Crafts and practice our exercises at Pop Fit Kids! Friday has to be the most exciting day of the week, because it’s shabbat!! This is where the kids get to sing together and dance their little hearts out. The counselors in group 9 are excited to see what the remaining weeks have in store for us and the campers, and what fun lies ahead of us. We hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

Week 2 Blog – Group 9

Group 9, The Swimming Sea Dragons, had a great second week at Camp Yomi!  It went by flying with loads of energy and excitement! On Monday the Swimming Sea Dragons first started of with instructional swim where we had lots of fun doing different challenges with the lifeguard instructors and played games as well. We finished up the day with baseball and cooking. The Swimming Sea Dragons flew through the bases and hit many home runs, we also all loved frosting our cookies and eating them. We also had picture day at the end of the day where we all looked very sharp in our Camp Yomi t-shirts! On Tuesday we all had so much fun at painting and drawing using our wonderful imagination. We then went to Yoga and Outdoor Ceramics where we all listened for instructions and had so much fun building. On Wednesday we had Wacky Wednesday where we were all dressed in our favorite storybook characters and participated in a Brain Challenge gameshow! The Swimming Sea Dragons were a part of the blue team and won our very first Wacky Wednesday Brain Challenge. To finish off the day we had Zumba where we all danced our hearts out and went to soccer for a fun match amongst each other, which ended in a tie. On Thursday we had our first day of Gardening where we saw different foods growing and even got to taste one of them. We then headed off to Gaga where everyone had lots of fun trying to eliminate each other. To finish of the day we went to Mini Zip in which all of the campers were so brave and excited to participate in. We were all so excited to try pioneering and lacrosse on Friday. We had such a great time at Shabbat, dancing and singing with each other. We can’t wait for next week to experience new activities with full of excitement. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. See you all on Tuesday for our very first parent night! YAY!!

 

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 9 Blog-Week 1B

Group 9 started off their second week at camp Yomi with a big splash!! The Swimming Sea Dragons showed just as much enthusiasm as they did last week. They always have a warm welcome in the morning by talking to the new friends that they have made, as well as all of us playing games in the grass together. Despite the hot sun, The Swimming Sea Dragons continued to beat the odds not letting the heat stop them. Showing so much energy through this amazing week. We made the most of this week especially during Tuesday. The day was searing hot but we still managed to do our activities. One of the activities was Pop Fit Kids, where we would go through a series of mini obstacle courses and show off our strength! Then, we enjoyed jamming out in music with Nelson, where we played all sorts of instruments and sang many songs. And to end the day it began to rain, but did that stop us? Of course not! We kept up our positive energy by singing cheers as loud as we could in our shelter, while the rain passed. On Thursday after coming back from our one day break we enjoyed doing our low ropes course. We got to climb across a giant log and walk along a tightrope. After that we went to our jewelry making class and the campers and counselor made some amazing bracelets! We then ended our day with our first late night!  We got to go on a scavenger hunt for our missing counselor and make oceans!  We also got to act like sea creatures and play under the sea themed games!  We ended our late night off by eating some amazing food and cheering all the way on the bus home.  We had such a great 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 9 Blog – Week 1

Group 9’s first week at Yomi went swimmingly! The Swimming Sea Dragons dove into the first day of camp with gusto! We started off our Wednesday by turning our name/fun fact introductions into a game, where our counselors guessed each camper’s names and favorite color. Everyone was super excited about our game and it was such a fun way to get to know each other. Then our group went to the very first swim of this summer!  We all spent our pool time relaxing and having a great time in the water. In our Arts and Crafts period, our campers made self portraits so good, it was like looking into a mirror! We also had a great time in Soccer and Zumba where everyone worked up a sweat. On Thursday, we all went to film-making, where everyone got to be directors and make a special group 9 video! We then had some fun at the Jewish Culture station where we learned more about Shabbat!  On Friday, we got to celebrate Shabbat with all of Unit 1 and one of our very own counselors won counselor of the week!  We’re looking forward to next week! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Week 4 Group 9 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 Jewelry Making Lacrosse Outdoor Ceramics Soccer Israel Day
Period 5 Basketball Gardening Wacky Wednesday Yomi Idol Practice Israel Day
Period 6 Circus Arts Music with Nelson Yoga Jewish Music Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim