Group 14 Blog, Week 6

The extraordinary explorers flew into week 6 with excitement and energy! On Monday we continued to make new friends and started off with the Flying squirrel which everyone enjoyed and swung high in the trees. Our next couple of activities were music with Nelson and Basketball! At music with Nelson group 14 got to sing fun songs like song from Moana and beetles songs! Everyone was having fun and got involved! Next we had a delicious lunch and everyone was smiling and having fun in the grass after eating. Next we went to swim where everyone had fun at free swim as always and after got to learn how to perfect their swimming skills at instructional swim. Later in the week on Wednesday we went to archery and filmmaking where we aimed for the bulls eye and then made a cool movie about the Olympics! Lastly to end off the week on our late night day on Thursday we made amazing smoothies at cooking and made emojis at ceramics!! Later we had an extra swim at late night and went around the world with fun activities! Overall Group 14, the Extraordinary Explores, had an amazing 6th week and don’t want this fun summer to end any time soon!

Group 14 Blog, Week 5

The Extraordinary Explorers went into this week smiling and ready for action. As camp is coming closer to it’s end, the Extraordinary Explorers are determined to enjoy every second of camp! On Monday we learned how to play lacrosse. We learned how to scoop the ball and how to score a goal. On Tuesday we learned how to play some field games at PopFit Kids. We learned to play a game of soccer without our feet and using only our hands. On Wednesday we had an amazing time at Yomi Idol! We won number one in the entire unit, and even made it to the finals to dance in front of the entire camp! We were super nervous but ended up having so much fun! On Thursday we had cooking and made some delicious hummus to go with our pretzels! On Friday we enjoyed riding our boat on the pond at Boating and we even had a race with each other. Week 5 was amazing, but we have a feeling week 6 is going to be even better!

Group 14 Blog, Week 4

Despite all the rain, group 14 had an extraordinary week! On Monday we headed over to the hotel to watch The Emperors New Grove.  We all sat and watched in anticipation waiting to see what would happen to Cusco next! On Tuesday we were overjoyed to see sunny skies — especially for our late night! We started our day at nature, where we got to see a real robins’ egg and played with worms! Next we headed to kickball and then soccer! After that we had time to chill out at photography where we decorated frames for future photographs we would take home. Since it was late night, we had swim 3 periods in a row! After our third swim, we played lots of fun games; during the scavenger hunt we got stamps from different countries for our passports after we found a clue! Wednesday, Yomi Bears birthday, was a total blast! Again, the rain couldn’t ruin our day, so we headed to the hotel. We even listed to music and danced in our seats on the way! When we arrived, the party was just getting started. Units K, 1, and 2 all danced and sang together with a live entertainer! On Thursday, we made beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and keychains! Then we had our very first Yomi Idol practice! We learned and practiced our skills at tennis- loudly cheering each other on! Group 14 agreed, Friday came way too fast this week! We happily enjoyed Israel Day and all its festivities! Shabbat, as always, was lively and fun. It was such a great way to end a great week. We wish you all a great weekend and can’t wait for Monday!

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 14 Blog, Week 2

The extraordinary explorers had an amazing week at camp! We started off the fun filled week with archery. The group showed off their super skills with all of the campers hitting the target! Later, the group turned into animals at circus arts. The campers each pantomimed a different animal while the rest of the group tried to guess what it was. On Tuesday the group had a blast hitting home runs at baseball. The campers also became perfect programmers at coding! They gave coded instructions to a character of their choice in a minecraft coding game. This week was our first Wacky Wednesday of the summer: storybook character day! We started off the day at zumba where our campers displayed impressive dance moves. One of our super fun Wacky Wednesday activities was a Winnie the Pooh themed scavenger hunt. Our group got second place and learned the valuable lesson of “slow and steady wins the race.” Later in the day, many of our stunningly smart campers were aces during trivia. At boating on Thursday the campers had an amazing time having paddle boat races and singing the “rock the boat” cheer. We also had our second hobby hour of the summer this week. All the campers got to choose one of their favorite activities to do for one hour! Everyday the campers had a splashing time at the pool! This week we played many group games like sharks and minnows, stuck in the mud, and water sardines. We are so excited for camp next week! And hope everyone has a great weekend.

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 14 Blog, Week 1B

Group 14 had a great time this week. We started off the week by having a zesty time zip lining. Even campers who were a little nervous, at first, ended up going with the help of their counselors running through the field by their side. We also had a dazzling time drawing self portraits and pictures of the world above and below. Group 14 then had a glorious time at gaga and gymnastics where the campers beat the counselors! Later in the week we had hobby hour where each camper chose a hobby that made them most happy hearted. Overall, group 14 had an utterly fantastic week.


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 14 Blog, Week 1

The Extraordinary Explorers launched into the first week of camp with enormous enthusiasm. The first day was fun packed with lots of games, including many that helped us get to know all of Group 14s awesome new friends! One of them was the fun name game where all of the campers did a dance and said their names, but it was also challenging because you not only had to repeat and remember all the names of every camper in the group! This fun game, with just a touch of difficulty, made sure that counselors and kids alike learned each other’s names in no time. Next, we had a fun first couple of activates, Nature and Improv. At Nature we learned about all the cool maple trees and mushrooms and other parts of nature on our beautiful campgrounds. As the kids marveled at the trees above, you would have thought they were under a spell. Later, we had a delicious lunch of chicken fries and string beans. And at the end of the day, we went swimming everyone was tested and everyone also had a fun time with the pool beach balls. Later that week we enjoyed even more activities and, although there was rain, it didn’t stand a chance against the fun we were having! The Extraordinary Explores had an amazing first week and can’t wait for those to come!

Week 7 Group 14 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Evos Kickball Tennis B Lacrosse Special Event
Per. 2 Photog. Arts and Crafts Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 3 Soccer A Floor Hockey Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 4 Gardening Basketball A Wacky Wednesday Baseball at Mets Field Lunch
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Swim
Per. 6 Jewelry Making Coding Pioneering Archery 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