Group 10 Blog – Week 3

The Silly Seahorses dove into the third week of camp with a splash! All through the week campers learned a lot about swimming in instructional swim and put those skills to the test in extremely fun free swims! Monday, we had the flying squirrel where campers got the chance to soar high in the trees and have so much fun! We also had circus arts where we laughed along at silly jokes and learned how to balance peacock feathers on our fingertips! We also had ceramics where campers made pinch pots cradled by a clay model of their hand which we then painted pretty colors. Tuesday we shot hoops in basketball and learned cool new dance moves in Zumba. We also made collages in arts and crafts with foam stickers which was so exciting! Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday and we had a carnival that was so much fun! Campers got to go on rides and play games in booths, getting to snack on yummy cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn! Thursday we had Lacrosse, which was new for many of the campers but they all did a fantastic job! We also had cooking, in which we made delicious fruit tarts, and music with Nelson, where we sang songs and played drums, tambourines, sticks, and maracas. We finished the week with Shabbat, where we danced and sang to some of the songs we learned in music with Nelson as well as others. We’re super excited to dive into our fourth week of camp next week. Make sure to get plenty of rest over the weekend!

Week 2 Blog – Group 10

The Silly Seahorses had an amazing second week of camp. We had loads of fun on Monday as we made some awesome bracelets in jewelry making and had a blast swimming in the pool. We rounded off our Monday with soccer and nature. Tuesday was another awesome day for the Silly Seahorses. We had painting and drawing where we made some really wacky giraffes. We also had a super fun time at gymnastics were we completed a super fun obstacle course. Tuesday was also picture day for the Silly Seahorses. Wednesday was the first wacky Wednesday of the summer and it was storybook themed. The Silly Seahorses came prepared dressing in all kinds of awesome outfits. We participated in some specials wacky Wednesday activities including making dragon masks and some incredible puppets. We also got to race in a super fun obstacle course. The special wacky Wednesday activities weren’t the only awesome things we did on Wednesday.  We had a fantastic time at yoga and got to make pieces of fruit at outdoor ceramics! Thursday was a super fun day in which we had gardening, mini zip, and arts and crafts! We also had a super fun time splashing each other in the pool. We had an awesome last day of the week in which we had pioneering, baseball, and Shabbat, where we sung some really fun songs. We had a super fun second week of camp and we all can’t wait to have so much fun 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 10 Blog-Week 1B

After a short break, the Silly Seahorses came back with full energy to camp to enjoy more fun and interesting activities. On Monday, the Silly Seahorses started the day with active fun station, where the whole group got to play the game “Keep Away”. After swim and enjoying delicious macaroni and cheese with broccoli, the Silly Seahorses headed to play soccer. The Silly Seahorses were able to score three goals!!! In ceramics, the Silly Seahorses made their own swans and got to learn technique of “scratch to attach.”  We also enjoyed some obstacle courses at Pop Fit Kids. On Tuesday, the Silly Seahorses had tennis, followed by nature where we went on an adventure to discover our campgrounds and learn about different trees and insects that live in them. Yoga was so much fun because everyone was able to enjoy it and demonstrate their own yoga poses. We all left camp with excitement for Fourth of July and couldn’t wait to be back for more fun activities! On Thursday, the Silly Seahorses started with basketball, and our group learned and practiced their dribbling skills. Next stop on out journey was Jewelry Making! Yay! We got to make our own necklaces and come up with stories behind them. Jewish music was very entertaining because we got to play a game, learn some songs for Shabbat and get to play some drums. After free swim and delicious snack, we went for another swim because it was our first late night of the summer. After swim we had a rotation of activities where we got to make our own oceans, participate in a scavenger hunt to find our missing counselor, and play games such as Undersea Baseball!   We then had a delicious dinner with our dear friends on the Unit 1 field and a fun bus ride home. On Friday, we enjoyed a whole-camp Shabbat where the Silly Seahorses enjoyed some music, challah, and grape juice! We all left camp with excitement to be back on Monday to enjoy and try more activities!

 

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 10 Blog – Week 1

This week was our first week of camp, and group 10, The Silly Seahorses, has already done so many activities! First things first: swimming! The Silly Seahorses swim twice every day; all the campers are having a great time cooling off in the water. We know many of them are looking forward to being better swimmers by the end of the summer. We also had Zumba, and the group got to work off some of their energy by doing some cool dance-fitness. After Zumba, we had Gardening, where we got to know the Yomi Garden and see some different plants. We also had Cooking, which many of the campers said was their favorite part of the day! They made yummy apple “nachos” with fun toppings.

Every morning we start with fun station! For now, that means we’re all getting to know each other by doing some ice breakers. We also played some field games, and then had Music with Nelson, where everyone got to play different instruments! We got to try arts and crafts, where all the campers got to draw self-portraits to bring home with them; they had tons of fun using oil pastels and their imaginations.  We ended the week with Baseball, Filmmaking, and the celebration of Shabbat where everyone gets their share of Challah and grape juice!  The cherry on the top of this week was winning group of the week!  We’re so excited!  We had so much fun this week and we’re really looking forward to the next one!

Week 4 Group 10 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 Painting & Drawing Gardening Nature Outdoor Ceramics Israel Day
Period 5 Basketball Jewish Culture Wacky Wednesday Yomi Idol Practice Israel Day
Period 6 Filmmaking Tennis Jewelry Making Gymnastics Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim