Group 15 Blog, Week 6

Group 15, the Valiant Voyagers, blasted into week 7 with a ton of excitement and energy. Group 15 zoomed past monday by singing with Nelson in his gazebo, cooking in the kitchen, playing baseball on the mets field, and playing a fun game of kickball. On tuesday, they climbed their way past an obstacle course on low ropes, played a game in floor hockey, jumped around in gymnastics, took beautiful pictures in photography, and playing volleyball in the sand. On wednesday, Yomi Bear’s birthday, all the campers filmed many creative videos for filmmaking and they then  enjoyed an awesome carnival filled with many treats, activities, and even a bouncy castle. On thursday, they went to outdoor ceramics, where they made cups that they could actually drink out of, they went to their chosen hobby hour activity, they planted seeds in the garden, and they learned about Jewish culture. On the last day of the week, they played many fun activities in lacrosse, made amazing necklaces in jewelry making, celebrated shabbat, played tennis, and ran around in pop fit kids. Overall, group 15 had an amazing week! Have a great weekend and we cannot wait to see you for the last week of camp!

Group 15 Blog, Week 5

The valiant voyagers, group 15, kicked this week off at jewelry making by crafting colorful seahorse necklaces before flying over to frisbee. We cheered our way over to gaga where we played a friendly game of campers vs. Sarah. We laughed our way through circus arts where we practiced our balancing and Chinese yo-yo skills. After that we flew down mini zip, but not before having a yummy lunch. We ended our day splashing around in the pool for free and instructional swim. We ran into Tuesday’s first period soccer by splitting into two groups, each group playing against group 20! After, we helped out in the camp garden by pulling out weeds and planting our own seeds. We then continued to practice our yomi idol dance that would be preformed the next day. Next, we went through a challenging obstacle course in pioneering before heading back to the shelter for lunch. At painting and drawing we made our very own colorful and creative treasure maps decorated with everything from crocodiles to an evil octopus named mr. Troublemaker. After we found the treasure we went over to the pool where it seemed as if some of our campers turned into fish!  Wednesday’s rain didn’t stop us from having our final practice before our performance. We may not have gotten first place, but our group did get the award for best lip syncing the song! That day we also got to have breakfast for lunch with warm pancakes and eggs. After lunch, all units headed over to a hotel to watch the first and second place winners from each unit perform their dances in front of the whole camp! We cheered so loud when our friends from unit two went up to preform. Thursday morning we programmed our way into Lego robotics before heading back to the unit for hobby hour. When the group got back together we went over to Yankees field for an awesome game of baseball. After lunch we had Jewish music where we got to drum on buckets and play many fun games! Unfortunately, swim was cut short due to the rain, but it didn’t stop us from playing a great human bingo game with the whole unit. Have a great weekend, and see you soon!

Group 15 Blog, Week 4

This week the Valiant Voyagers traveled near and far. We had a lot of rain but that didn’t stop us from having lots of fun. We started our week by watching an amazing movie, The Emperor’s New Groove. We laughed at the funny scenes and we were fascinated by the mysterious ones! On Tuesday we had a day filled with adventure from baseball to coding, and from Minecraft to running around in Pop Fit Kids. We also can’t forget our amazing late night where we played games like scavenger hunt, and another where we tried to dodge counselor mummies! Our wacky Wednesday was still wacky, even in the rain. We had an Awesome dance party with MC Mel and DJ Frank! We jumped and danced with our counselors, it was a great time. Then we finished our wacky Wednesday by reading a great book by Dr. Seuss, named wacky Wednesday. We ended our week by taking some cool photos at photography, dancing away at Zumba, and shooting our amazing baskets at basketball. Group 15 is so ready to have fun next week and for the rest of this awesome summer!

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 15 Blog, Week 3

The Valiant Voyagers hailing from Unit 2, group 15, jumped started the week 3 off with a combination of the arts and sports. Circus arts kept us laughing throughout the whole day, even during the downtime of basketball. Tuesday was filled with the arts, nature, and sports. We voyaged the camp grounds to capture sneaky ants, then calmed down with some music and, to start the fun up again, danced at Zumba. This was followed by a low rope course which was a piece of cake for the valiant voyagers. Wednesday was just a blast of fun as the carnival was filled with laughter and excitement, which we had no problem transferring into a concentrated archery session. Shabbat was filled with good memories and fun times, the weekly camp awards were the highlight of the day. Hope to see all my valiant voyegers exploring the mysteries that await us in week 4

Group 15 Blog, Week 2

Group 15, the Valiant Voyagers, quickly started out week 2 by traveling around the camp having fun and enjoying the sun. Starting off the week, the voyagers explored Pop Fit Kids, which provided the children with various exercises and drills. Just after, they rolled their way through gymnastics, smiled for the camera on picture day, soared on the zipline, and closed out the day with swim. On Tuesday, group 15 energetically whacked yellow balls in tennis, relaxed in yoga, created cool and exciting videos in filmmaking, and even beat the counselors in a game of soccer. Wacky Wednesday came along and all the kids enjoyed creating characters with googly eyes, playing games, having a huge scavenger hunt, and participating in a wacky game show. Later that day, the kids played frisbee and then swam. The next day, they visited the vibrant garden, went to an activity of their choosing at hobby hour, and created delicious cookies and frosting in cooking. The Valiant Voyagers couldn’t have hoped for a better Week 2. And we can’t wait to say the same of week 3!

 

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 15 Blog, Week 1B

The Valiant Voyagers (group 15) flipped into our second week at camp at
gymnastics where we learned to jump to the stars and crawl like a
bear! We took all of that energy and excitement to improv where we created
our own crazy skits to act out to the group. While flying through
filmmaking, we turned invisible! Soon after we landed in the sandy
beaches of volleyball where we played an awesome game of newcomb just
before heading to lunch. We cheered all the way to Mets field before
docking at the cool waters of the pool. Tuesday we started off at
outdoor ceramics where we made heart bowls that we decorated with our
own beautiful individual designs. We soared down to basketball where
we practiced our dribbling skills and ran some drills. We sang our way
over to cooking where we decorated sugar cookies in red, white, and
blue sprinkles in honor of the 4th of July! We made a pit stop at
pioneering before making our way back to the shelter for lunch. We
jammed out with Nelson and his instruments singing can’t stop the
feeling, count on me, and despacito until it was time to take off to
our final destination for the day, the pool. Unfortunately, thunder
stopped us from getting into the pool, but it didn’t stop us from
splashing in the sprinklers with all of our friends from the entire
unit! Wednesday was the 4th of July where we hope all campers had  a
relaxing day off and enjoyed the fireworks! It was like group 15 had
time traveled when we also began Thursday with ceramics where campers
made everything from sea turtles to flying turtles! Each camper flew
to their own destination for hobby hour and came back with incredible
stories about what they had done. We came back together as a group to
learn new skills in lacrosse before it was time for a delicious lunch.
Kickball was a blast as we raced around the bases kicking home runs!
As we started to get closer to the end of our day, we played with a
beach ball in the refreshing water of the pool until we had our first
instructional swim period of the summer! We can’t wait for another
week of having fun and eating popsicles and hope all of our amazing
campers and their families have a wonderful weekend!

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 15 Blog, Week 1

This week group 15, the “Valiant Voyagers,” traveled around camp to some awesome activities! We started our week off with gardening, where we learned about plants and vegetables like celery and onions. Then we flew around on the flying squirrel and had a blast! Charles and Max went super high and Leila was able to face her fear of heights and get on as well; she ended up having so much fun! Next we made our way to painting and drawing after lunch and made drawings of what’s above and below ground. We drew roots, trees, and lava! We had campers like Lydea who were great at helping clean up every time we were at our table. Throughout the week we splashed around in the pool. Aiden, Madeline, and Nora played with beach balls and were thrilled by the refreshing water at the end of each hot day. At soccer, Syler, Jacob, and Eric played hard and scored impressive goals and even made stupendous saves. Sienna and Adam helped demonstrate at Circus arts; Adam did great on the Chinese yo-yo; and Sienna balanced a spinning plate on a stick with one foot up! Later at archery, our very own Isabella scored a bullseye! Zumba was a blast and Allison impressed us all with her great moves. At nature, Maya helped find a lot of bugs and seeds! We had a great time this week at Camp Yomi and we cannot wait until next week!

Week 7 Group 15 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Ga-Ga 2 by Unit 3 Painting and Drawing Basketball A Lego Robotics Special Event
Per. 2 Gardening Coding Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 3 Ceramics Arts and Crafts Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 4 Gymnastics Soccer A Wacky Wednesday Baseball at Yankees Field Lunch
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Swim
Per. 6 Tennis B Nature Archery Circus Arts 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