Group 11 Blog – Week 6

Group 11’s  sixth week went by flying as we approached week 7! On Monday, we went to Soccer where we scored so many goals. We also went to ceramics, where we made snails, and lacrosse, where we also scored a lot of goals and played as a team! On  Tuesday we went to Baseball where many of us hit home runs! We also went to gardening and painting and drawing where we had a lot of fun learning about plants and making dinosaurs! On Wacky Wednesday, we had a Safari Carnival where we did lots of activities like face paint, glitter tattoos, and trivia. On Thursday we had photography, kickball and nature. We got to pick the pictures that we took and design them. In nature we picked up worms and learned more about them. On Friday, we got to go on the Flying Squirrel, where we soared through the air! We had such a great time at Shabbat, too, where we sang and danced, had challah, and drank grape juice! Have a wonderful weekend!

Group 11 Blog – Week 5

This week, the Shining Sharks had a blast! On Monday we raced each other in pop fit kids and showed off our athletic abilities. Then, we collected wiggly worms in nature. On Tuesday we made really yummy hummus in cooking and enjoyed it with homemade pita chips!  It was so good On Wednesday, after a lot of practice, we preformed our Yomi Idol dance to “Surfing USA” in front of all of Unit 1! It was so awesome and we won the award for Best Choreography! On Thursday we played a great game of baseball  and scored a ton of home runs!  On Friday, we had an amazing time looking for more worms at gardening and singing and dancing with our unit at shabbat. After having amazing week at camp we can’t wait to see what next week brings!

Group 11 Blog – Week 4

The Shining Sharks had an amazing and eventful week at Camp Yomi!  Monday morning consisted of a movie day, due to the weather.  Fortunately, it cleared up and the Shining Sharks enjoyed a friendly game of soccer and a period of free swim!  On Tuesday, we were so lucky to have sunny weather.  We had both swims!  On Wednesday, we got to go to Yomi Bear’s bash!  In the morning, we got to participate in some wacky games and decorated our own party hats.  Then, we got to go to a huge dance party for Yomi Bear’s birthday!  On Thursday, the Shining Sharks showed off our moves during Zumba and practiced for the much-anticipated Yomi Idol!  On Friday, we got to celebrate Israel by learning so much about it!  We also got to sing and dance at Shabbat.  The Shining Sharks had an awesome week and we’re looking forward to the next one!

 

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 11 Blog – Week 3

The Shining Sharks had a ton of fun this week!  Our week started off with a bang with Lacrosse where everyone had a great time playing steal the bacon.  Then we went to Circus Arts, which no one left without a smile on their face. On Tuesday we hit home runs at baseball before rolling into Gymnastics where we became mini American Ninja Warriors on an obstacle course!  Finally, we roamed the campgrounds taking beautiful pictures and just managed to beat the storm. Wacky Wednesday was awesome! Our whole unit was wearing red and everyone loved the bouncy house and huge slide!  Campers also got to eat yummy snacks, like popcorn and cotton candy!  After the rides, we went and played a ton of carnival games, everything from sack races to sand art. We even got glitter tattoos! Thursday was just as fun, it started with arts and crafts, and after that everyone got a thrill on the mini zip.  The day ended perfectly with a nice refreshing swim in the pool.  We all ate well on Friday, when we made fruit tarts at cooking and learned about water at pioneering.  We finished our amazing week off with Shabbat! We can’t wait for next week!  Have a great weekend! 

Week 2 Blog – Group 11

The Shining Sharks had an awesome week filled with loads of energy and excitement! We started the week with our group picture! On Monday, the campers played field games, and ended the day with a session of yoga. On Tuesday, the Shining Sharks learned about the different plants that are growing in our own camp. In the next activity, the campers turned into photographers, and took beautiful pictures of the camp. Lastly, they played an intense game of basketball. Our first Wacky Wednesday was a success! Many counselors and campers were dressed up as their favorite storybook character. We started the day with a game show in which the campers went up to answer trivia questions and complete different challenges. During our Wacky Wednesday activity, we made puppets, decorated dragons and completed an obstacle course. Some of the other activities we had during the day were soccer, painting and of course, swim. During soccer, the campers were divided into groups and played against each other. During painting, the campers painted their own wacky giraffe. At the end of the day, the Shining Sharks had a blast running around, chasing each other in the sprinklers. On Thursday, the campers had a busy day that consisted of filmmaking, pop fit kids, free swim and everyone’s favorite music. In filmmaking, the Sharks got to use a camera and make short movies of themselves. The campers enjoyed themselves in pop fit kids, playing different games such as fit, fit, run and roll the dice!. Pop fit kids is a fun way for the campers to stay active and healthy! During music, the Shining Sharks turned into Shining Artists as they played with many different instruments. On Friday, the campers enjoyed themselves at our weekly Shabbat celebration. The campers love Shabbat, they get to dance, sing, eat challah and drink grape juice. The campers had an amazing week! We all left camp on Friday with anticipation for the next week to start! Can’t wait to see what were doing 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 11 Blog-Week 1B

On Monday, the kids had a ton of fun playing soccer. Many of them scored goals and some of them even managed to get a Hat trick!  Tuesday was a day like no other, during the middle of the day it started pouring cats and dogs.  However, we were able to overcome the rain by gathering around in the shelter and singing wonderful cheers which each group participated in. We even held a dance off battle among the counselors and the campers we loudly cheering us on!  Thursday was another great day!  During late night we had a scavenger hunt.  We had to find our missing counselor!  The campers had so much fun.  Lastly, after some more activities like making a ocean out of a bottle and playing under the sea tag we all gathered around and ate dinner on the Unit 1 field.  On Friday, we all had Shabbat as a camp and even got to go swimming in the afternoon!  Group 11 had such a great week and we’re really 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 11 Blog – Week 1

WOW! The first week of camp was an amazing one for Group 11, The Shining Sharks. On Wednesday we showed our creativity by making our own bracelets/necklaces in jewelry making. We also had our very first swim!  On Thursday we were able to use our “artistic eye” in taking pictures of the garden and broke a sweat during Pop Fit Kids. And on Friday, Group 11 showed off our dribbling skills at basketball and had an amazing time at Shabbat, where we really were able to come together as a group and a unit! We know this week was a short one, but it was packed with so much fun. And, we know that all of us us here in group 11 will have an even better week this coming week. Have a great weekend!

Week 7 Group 11 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 Sand Newcomb/Volleyball Zumba Gardening Mini Zip Special Event
Period 5 Gymnastics Soccer Wacky Wednesday Jewish Culture Fun Station
Period 6 Arts & Crafts Filmmaking Baseball Sand Newcomb/Volleball Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Closing Ceremonies