Group 13 Blog, Week 6

As the summer is fastly approaching the end, the Jazzy Jetsetters still maintained to make the best of their last days. As we jumped into this week, we landed right into improv where the campers showed their great listening skills. As we worked as a team, our great listening skills were demonstrated through a game where we had to clap when the specialist said “STOMP” and/or when he said “STOP” we had continue walking. It was hard, but each camper managed to ace the task. Group 13 then slid into zip-line where we all showed great excitement and participation. Each and every camper showed their courageous character by climbing the ropes to reach the top. The Jazzy Jetsetters are always full of joy when it comes to being at camp each and everyday. While being at Jewish Culture, group 13 were able to gather their thoughts and use it to tell some of their wonderful wishes that they came up with. Not only did they tell their wishes, but they learned about the how shabbat came to be and what time the candles should be lit. Nevertheless, the spirit of group 13 never dies, yet instead remains the high and proud. Our skills came out while playing soccer as each camper wanted to make a goal. The Jazzy Jetsetters not only showed their excitement at their activities, but also at Wacky Wednesday where we had a blast. While we enjoyed our safari theme, activities, we also enjoyed our different snacks that were presented to us. In fact, we won a game while attending carnival and had a lot of fun. As the week gradually comes to an end, group 13 cooled off in the pool everyday, while they enjoyed each others presence and the beach ball games that took place. Furthermore, all campers love showing their swimming skills off to one another, especially because of them moving up to different levels. (WOOHOO!) I can’t wait to see all of you next week for the last week of camp!

Group 13 Blog, Week 5

It’s week five and group 13, the Jazzy Jetsetters, are still full of energy, spirit and are ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. This week was no ordinary week for the Jazzy Jetsetters! We started off with some sports such as soccer and baseball! Group 13 played a friendly game against each other and then they got to put their skills to the test with a game against their counselors; they rocked the field! And that wasn’t all! The Jazzy Jetsetters then showed off their bravery in flying squirrel; we’ve never seen the group work so hard as a team and support each other to get through this obstacle. Though it rained on Wednesday, group 13 still managed to put on a great show at yomi idol. The smiles, dancing and singing joyfully spread through unit 2 and as a whole Camp, through the Marriott hotel! We’ve had such an exciting week and the week got even better as campers got to partake in an activity of their choice for an entire hour, coming back more excited then ever about their new skills and the goals they achieved! As the week came to a close, we enjoyed coming together as a family during Shabbat to sing and we brought our awesome jazzy moves to the dance floor once again for fun as a unit! We hope everyone enjoys their weekend and we’ll see everyone on Monday for another exciting week at camp!!!

Group 13 Blog, Week 4

The jazzy jetsetters jumped into week 4 with a bang. On Monday our group didn’t let the rain get in our way of the fun. We took a field trip to the movies and saw Coosco go on his amazing journey in the Emperors New Groove. On Tuesday the group had all sorts of fun at volleyball, got to hone our inner artistic skills at painting and drawing and became NBA all – stars at basketball. The rain also tried to ruin Wacky Wednesday but of course nothing could stop group 13. We got to make our very own bow ties and ties and took fun pictures with our new clothes. We then hopped on the buses for a field trip to our very own dance party! Thursday was a very productive day on our way to securing a yomi idol victory next week! We started practicing our very special dance to the Drake and Josh theme song “found a way”; we also got to do our hobby hour which is our time to choose our favorite activities. Shabbat was a great way to end the week. We sang songs and drank grapefruit juice. We even got to participate in Israeli day which is our time to learn about Israeli culture. Till next week group 13. Stay jazzy.

 

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 13 Blog, Week 3

On Monday the Jazzy Jetsetters of group 13 had an amazing time during kickball; the ball went flying everywhere and later, during baseball, everyone got some serious hits in. It feels as though the future athletes of America are right in front of us. On Wednesday group 13 probably had the most fun out of the entire summer so far, and grew even closer together having fun getting glitter tattoos, jumping all around in the bouncy house, and pushing their skills in the game booths. Now that’s what we call a Wacky Wednesday. Thursday was the day all of group 13 was waiting for. Because Thursday was when they finally got to do flying squirrels and zip line; risks were taken, fears were conquered, and it became a day they’d never forget. What a week for the Jazzy Jetsetters!

Group 13 Blog, Week 2

Coming back from a fabulous weekend group 13 returned to embrace plenty of new faces. We landed right into a fierce, affectionate and energetic game of lacrosse where each camper learned different skills, but showed off their own. The jazzy jetsetters then continued with their high spirit and energy on the way to baseball. Group 13 shows the true definition of sportsmanship to one another, and cheered on both teams. Soon enough the new campers settled in and began to see that they were joining a group full of amazing returning campers in unit 2 and the yomi family. This Wednesday was, as always, a wacky one. And even though not all campers were dressed up, we all participated in the goofy activities. The counselors were also filled with a huge amount of spirit, support, and energy, which contributed to success in all games, but also at just making each camper have an amazing time. Later, during the day, group 13 had a blast as we all splashed in the pool and played with beach balls, playing games like marco polo, shark in the pool, and the dolphin races. The jazzy jetsetters then used their creativity in painting and drawing where they drew their own giraffe and then painted it. As the days go on I can say that group 13 is turning into a family rather than just a group. We can’t wait to see the other fun and amazing activities that Camp Yomi has to offer!

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 13 Blog, Week 1B

Group 13 had an amazing time this week! We started off the week with archery, where we showed our skills with a bow and arrow. We had a early Fourth of July celebration in cooking and made red white and blue sugar cookies; they were delicious! Later we relaxed with some wonderful yoga and batted hard at baseball! Sure, it rained. But that can hardly be said to have stopped us! We had a great time running around in the sprinklers and we cheered the LOUDEST even with thunder and lightning in the background! Jumping to gymnastics we had a blast, we got to hobby hour and did activities like basketball, gardening, and ceramics. We then went to kickball and it was so much fun to kick around and play games with our group. But let’s not forget one of the best parts of camp: THE POOL. We splished and splashed and played with beach balls. It’s was refreshing and so much fun! We can’t wait for the weeks to come!

Love, group 13

 

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 13 Blog, Week 1

After a thrilling parent night on Thursday, group 13, The Jazzy Jetsetters, reunited on Wednesday and the excitement hasn’t stopped since.  We leapt right into a friendly, yet competitive game of soccer. The amount of sportsmanship, and energy was amazing to see in the first hours of camp. The Jazzy Jetsetters then cooled off and relaxed in Yoga and got to know each other by sharing their favorite yoga poses. Returning and new campers quickly became part of The Jazzy Jetsetters and Unit 2 family at Camp Yomi. Group 13 was able to bring all their energy and excitement to a thrilling game of baseball! The counselors couldn’t be prouder of this group because regardless of the skill level of each camper, The Jazzy Jetsetters never stopped supporting and motivating each other to succeed in hitting some really great home runs! After this really great game, the group got to cool off in the pool and get to know each other in a fun game of water tag as well as Marco Polo! On Thursday, group 13 bonded even more through name games as well as a game of Red Light Green Light and What Time is it Mr. Fox? The Jazzy Jetsetters then went to art and created imaginary underground scenes. We then got into a action-packed, surprising game of kickball where the campers beat the counselors by 10 points! It was incredible! We’ve never seen group 13 be more of a team! Friday, The Jazzy Jetsetters got to show off their jazzy dance moves and spirit at Shabbat! We are so sad week one came to a close, but we hope everyone has an amazing weekend and we’ll see you on Monday for an exciting and spirited second week!

Week 7 Group 13 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Basketball B Frisbee Gardening Baseball at Mets Field Special Event
Per. 2 Painting and Drawing Photog. Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 3 Gymnastics Pioneering Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 4 Archery Nature Wacky Wednesday Jewish Music Lunch
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Swim
Per. 6 Coding Floor Hockey Kickball Tennis A Field Games
Per. 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Shabbat
Per. 8 Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Closing Ceremony