Group 12 Blog, Week 6

The second to last week of camp was a blast for the Silly Sightseers. The campers enjoyed every moment of this week. With a lot of counselors and campers leaving this week everyone made a couple of new memories to cherish and take along with them till next summer. Group 12 had an amazing time in gymnastics where they completed and obstacle course. Also in Zumba where they jammed out to wonderful music and did there silliest dance moves. In arts and crafts, the campers made their coolest robots. Photography turned out to be a sweet moment where campers printed out pictures from a previous photography class, and most campers went home with a group picture. Lacrosse and frisbee were fantastic, campers enjoyed their time and made many new games with the sport. Wednesday was the second carnival for Unit 2, and campers had a blast. The campers even dressed up in the cutest safari animals and they roamed all over camp. And, Thursday being a late night, the campers enjoyed an extra free swim where they were able to cool off and also participate in unit games. This week being extremely hot the campers had a chance to cool off in the pool at the end of the day. Group 12 enjoyed their week of camp and the campers are excited to see what the last week of camp has in store for them.

Group 12 Blog, Week 5

With camp being more than half way done, The Silly Sightseers are making the most out of the remaining few weeks. We kickstarted the week off with the campers favorite activities such as soccer, archery, ceramics, and many more. The excited campers enjoyed camp by creating creative and cool cars in ceramics, then scoring some amazing goals in soccer, and relaxing in yoga and improv where they played fun games. Throughout the week the campers enjoyed themselves by participating in the adventurous ropes obstacle course, and of course in Yomi Idol where Group 12 won 2nd place in the unit. The campers even took some wonderful pictures of their friends and nature in photography. The campers also played a cool challenging game in coding by using different codes to reach their target, and went on to hit some terrific targets in archery. The Silly Sightseers can’t wait to see what the rest of camp has in store!

Group 12 Blog, Week 4

Despite all that rain, the Silly Sightseers had a blast this week! Marvelous Monday started with extremely exciting shelter games. To stay warm and comfortable indoors, we had the chance to go to a hotel and watch a fun film. Everyone was on the edge of their seats, and besides, rainy days are the best to watch movies, right? Terrific Tuesday rolled around and The Silly Sightseers were energy filled. We participated in amazing activities all day. Starting with frisbee, the campers got to show off how far they can launch the frisbees. It was a relaxing way to start the cool morning. We then went over to ceramics where campers explored their creative sides and used their artistic minds to create frogs! Later, soccer was a great way to release some energy. Wacky Wednesday came around to celebrate Yomi Bears birthday! Everyone showed up in their best party outfits and dance dance danced. Thursday was a fun-filled day that consisted of hobby hour and we got our first chance to practice for Yomi Idol! We also showed off our flexibility in gymnastics. This week the Silly Sightseers were faced with rain, but nothing will ever stop us from having an amazing time at Camp Yomi!

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 12 Blog, Week 3

The Silly Sightseers have had an amazing and adventurous week so far in Unit 2! Starting on Monday, the campers learned the basics of Lacrosse and had a great time playing catch with eachother! It was so exciting to see the kids learn a new sport and be engaged with each other. After lacrosse the campers played a sport that many people are familiar with at Yomi; Gaga! They all had a fantastic time playing Gaga in a competitive but super fun and supportive environment! After Gaga was zip line time! Everyone in group 12 was so supportive and respectful of each other during zipline. Every camper got a chance to soar through the sky and experience the thrilling fun of zip line! After zipline the kids got the chance to play bongos, tambourines, and maracas with Nelson and sing along to songs like Stand By Me, the Shabbat song, and more! To end their day, the Silly Sightseers took very professional looking photos of nature and of each other outside and got to print them and put them in their own frames. Before we knew it, it was Wacky Wednesday, one of the most exciting days for all campers! This Wacky Wednesday was Carnival! Group 12 got to go in big bouncy houses and slides. Then, everyone got to eat some sweets and snacks! Group 12 got to eat snow cones with their own individual colors, as well as some tasty popcorn and cotton candy! After the amazing treats, the campers got to visit many different booths full of games and tricks. There was also face painting and colorful tattoos for the campers. Carnival was such an amazing experience for every camper at Yomi and especially the Silly Sightseers. Later, they all got to eat their tasty treats! To round off the day the Silly Sightseers learned about the Kiddush Cup in Jewish Culture! They learned that the Kiddish cup is filled with sweet grape juice and then they got to make beautiful drawings of anything they thought was sweet and tasty like the grape juice. This has been an especially amazing week for the Silly Sightseers and there is definitely more in store for this wonderful group!

Group 12 Blog, Week 2

The Silly Sightseers continued week 2 with the same, huge amount of energy and spirit they had during week 1. Monday started off with a lot of rhythm in music. Group 12 then was able to practice their accuracy during archery. Circus Arts was funny as always, as jokes were made while the campers had the opportunity to play fun animal games. Basketball was a blast, where campers got a chance to improve their jump shot. Tuesday baseball was an all-around success; everyone got to show off their powerful swings. At gardening we got a chance to see just what grows in that garden. During Pop Fit Kids, all the campers participated in relay races, and got to show off how fast they could run. Wednesday was Storybook character day and all the campers came dressed up as their favorite character. They also partook in theme games and were certainly entertained by this week’s entertainer. Thursday, campers got a chance to enjoy their favorite activity during Hobby Hour. Campers’ soccer skills were on full display when they enjoyed a game of campers vs. counselors! As always the days ended with free and instructional swim, where campers were happy and playful! We very much look forward to the many camp days still yet to come.

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 12 Blog, Week 1B

The Silly Sightseers started off their second week of camp with many fun new activities. The campers worked together as a team and showed tremendous support to each other in every activity. They began magnificent Monday with the Flying Squirrel where they went super duper high into the air and cheered their way down. Later on in improv, the campers and counselors all worked together to have a silly and relaxed time. Lastly, they showed off their pro-like tennis skills. Terrific Tuesday was started in the glamorous garden where the campers learned fantastic facts about plants, and even got to water some as well. Next came yoga, where everyone got to relax and show off their marvelous yoga moves. Then in lacrosse and soccer, the campers learned all about the sport and played amongst themselves where they made some spectacular scores. The campers made some lovely jewelry for Fourth of July in jewelry making. Thrilling Thursday was a relaxed day for the campers where they showed some amazing Zumba moves and were able to participate in an activity of their choosing. Each day ended with a chance to cool off in the pool with sweet splashes. But of course to cool off from the humid heat throughout the day, the campers and counselors all played their favorite game, Mickey! This week the Silly Sightseers has a blast, and we’re looking forward to the weeks to come and what camp Yomi has in store for us next!

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 or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext 3.

Group 12 Blog, Week 1

The Silly Sightseers had a super first week of camp! Our days were filled with fun and teamwork! Starting on wondrous Wednesday, the Silly Sightseers had a chance to show off their bold baseball skills! Later, coding was a fantastically fun way for the campers to use their insightful brains to crack the clues of the Minecraft game. At our nature activity, the campers successfully studied the different kinds of trees that live with us on our campgrounds! Shortly thereafter, Thursday rolled around during which the campers got to explore the symbolic, meaningful messages locked away in art in Arts & Crafts. They also got a chance to draw their very own self-portraits, and the counselors marveled at the diversity of artistic choices they made. Later at Archery, they were taught how to successfully shoot a bow and arrow! All of the days ended with a splash, as campers eagerly rushed over to swim, where campers and counselors alike played games fun water games! The Silly Sighters can’t wait to see what next week has in store!

Week 7 Group 12 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Ga-Ga 1 by Unit 3 Gardening Nature Tennis B Special Event
Period 2 Lacrosse Soccer A Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Period 3 Cooking Music with Nelson Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Period 4 Baseball at Mets Field Sand Newcomb/ Volleyball Wacky Wednesday Basketball B Lunch
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Swim
Period 6 Ceramics Circus Arts Basketball A Jewish Music Field Games
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Shabbat
Period 8 Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Closing Ceremony