Group 16 Blog, Week 6

The Superstar Sailors had an amazing time during week 6! We started out the week with a crazy fun time at coding, by creating sequences for angry birds. Then we went onto having a terrific time at tennis and, later, scored some goals in soccer. Walking on over to the lake, we spent a brilliant time at boating and took turns moving the boat by peddling with our friends. We zipped on over to the mini zip line and drew beautiful and creative dinosaurs in painting and drawing! During Wacky Wednesday we showed off our wild sides by dressing up as animals for Yomi bear’s safari. All of us ended the week by having a spectacular shabbat and making our bean plants in gardening that we got to take home and share with you guys! We can’t wait for a great time next week in color war!

Group 16 Blog, Week 5

With only 3 weeks left the Group 16 Superstar Sailors jumped into week five with the excitement of Yomi Idol. We started off the week pounding out some chickpeas, salt, pepper and olive oil into delicious hummus that we enjoyed for the rest of the day. Next we ran over to baseball where we hastily hit strong home runs. As the rain started to pour down, we finally danced our way through Yomi Idol, where we killed it on the dance floor to the Zoe 101 theme song. We also had field zipline where we flew from side to side and made sure not to look down. Finally we bounced our way over to basketball and impressed coach with our jump shots. We wish everyone a great weekend, and can’t wait to reunite next week!

Group 16 Blog, Week 4

Week 4 started with a movie, movie The Emperor’s New Groove, which group 16 enjoyed very much! After the clouds cleared we took advantage of the sunshine and proceeded to take a dip in the pool. Tuesday, Group 16 improved upon our photography skills by learning the differences between a worm’s-eye view and a bird’s-eye view. Later we showed our sporty side in an intense game of volleyball. Campers felt confident in their ability and took on the counselors in a close match. On Wednesday the Superstar Sailors celebrated Yomi Bear’s birthday with a huge dance party. We dressed up in festive attire and took pleasure in being in each other’s company. Thursday we had another opportunity to practice our circus arts skills. Some of us were even asked to demonstrate our ribbon twirling and balancing acts. Ending the week, Group 16 practiced for the upcoming Yomi Idol competition. We look forward to competing but, more importantly, to having fun!

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 16 Blog, Week 3

The Group 16 Superstar Sailors knocked week 4 out of the park starting with some Herculean hits at baseball. Next we painted our particularly playful giraffe portraits at painting and drawing. After that we made our way over to the unit 1 field to indulge in some snow cones, popcorn, and cotton candy during the Wacky Wednesday carnival! We then ran tough and tight training in tennis and cooled off in the pool afterward. We ended the week off with a Shabbat sing-along and we can’t wait to see what kind of silly shenanigans are in store for the Superstar Sailors next week!

Group 16 Blog, Week 2

The Superstar Sailors sailed into week 3 with a bang at soccer, where Ashlyn,
Julia, Matthew and Sasha showed off their best World Cup impressions with thrilling goals. Max A., Ari, and Gabriela displayed their keen sense of smell in Gardening as they pointed out all the tasty mint leaves. Later that day, Leah and Mason made amazing bracelets and necklaces in Jewelry making. Everyone in Group 16 were sure to bring their best smile for our group picture on Monday. On Tuesday, Clara, Evelyn, and David showed how creative they are in Arts and Crafts. While Zachary, Sam, and Max. S. danced their way to winning red light green light, in Zumba. On Wacky Wednesday, Kasey and Violet demonstrated their incredible talent for trivia and hula hooping at the Unit 2 competition. The Superstar Sailors cruised through a week of jam packed fun, finishing it off with a highly anticipated activity of Archery, where Aidan and Anya both looked like Robin Hood as they hit bullseyes. We wish everyone 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 16 Blog, Week 1B

On Monday the Superstar Sailors made pinch pot turtles in Outdoor Ceramics and launched into a thrilling ride on the zipline. On Tuesday we exercised our musical talent in Music with Nelson, jamming out to variations of Pop Songs and numbers written by The Beatles. After our break for the Fourth of July, Group 16 practiced various circus skills including juggling, plate spinning, and ribbon dancing. This eventually led us to fill our appetite with the star-shaped cookies we decorated in Cooking. The Superstar Sailors ended the week honoring
the Shabbas and with an exciting, though friendly, game of Ga-Ga. We hope you all have an amazing weekend and we look forward to another fun-filled week at camp!

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 16 Blog, Week 1

The first week of camp was a load of fun for Group 16, the “Superstar Sailors”! Getting into the swing of things and getting to know each other was easy-peasy for superstars like us. First, we ran our way over to soccer where we played our hearts out in a competitive match; which ended in two swift goals from the red jersey team. Next up, we sat down to enjoy a delicious shabbat feast of grape juice and challah while listening to songs performed on stage. Shortly thereafter, we hopped and bopped our way over to pop fit kids, where we mastered red light green light one two three and fit fit run (duck duck goose). After lunch we dribbled our way over to basketball, and made buckets with coach Dion; plus, we picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. Finally, to top off a hot day, we jumped into the pool with a big refreshing splash, where we played all sorts of games with the counselors while taking our swim tests to find out what bracelet color we were. Sadly, week one is over, but we can’t wait to return well-rested and ready for all the excitement in week two!

Week 7 Group 16 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Frisbee Jewelry Making Gymnastics


Arts and Crafts Special Event
Per. 2 Outdoor Ceramics Floor Hockey Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 3 Sand Newcomb/ Volleyball Cooking Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 4 Circus Arts Improv – Laugh it Out Wacky Wednesday Baseball at Mets Field Lunch
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Swim
Per. 6 Basketball A Lacrosse Soccer A Tennis B 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