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 4 Group 14 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Filmmaking Nature Outdoor Ceramics Jewelry Making Gardening
Per. 2 Coding Kickball Wacky Wednesday Gaga @ Unit 4 Baseball at Yankees Field
Per. 3 Zumba Arts and Crafts Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Israel Day
Per. 4 Frisbee Soccer B Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Yomi Idol Practice Israel Day
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Per. 6 Yoga Photog. Basketball B Tennis A Shabbat
Per. 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Per. 8 Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim