Week 6 Blog: Group 4

This week group 4’s Rockin’ Raindrops had a blast! We started our action-packed week with some creative thinking at photography, where we learned how to tell a story with pictures. After lunch we made snails at Ceramics and practiced shooting some hoops at Basketball. On Tuesday, we did a crazy obstacle course at Gymnastics, at some fresh cucumbers at Gardening, and showed off our skills at Tennis. On Wacky Wednesday we had so much fun playing our safari-themed games and making our own zebra prints! On Thursday, we started our day singing and playing the drums to our favorite tunes. Then we used all of our energy at Soccer, and ended the day with a fun game of Ga-Ga. On Friday, we enjoyed building at Imagination Playground and then eating challah and grape juice at Shabbat! Group 4 had an amazing week full of laughs and energy! We can’t wait to see what happens next week!

Week 6 Blog: Group 3

The Astro Aliens blasted into a new week of camp with excitement as we practiced using our rackets and ran around at Tennis! Then, we cooled off at Tennis where we made snails and doughnuts. We ventured into Golf where we learned how to swing a golf club and get a bullseye. On Tuesday, we hit home runs and ran the bases at Baseball. Later, we learned about composting and we planted our very own green beans! Wacky Wednesday was so much fun as we enjoyed the games and activities at the booths, jumped in the bounce house, and dunked our counselors in the dunk tank! On Thursday, we made beautiful necklaces and bracelets at Jewelry Making and laughed so hard at Circus Arts. On Friday, we sang and danced at Shabbat and played a fun game of Kickball. It was another great week for the Astro Aliens at camp!

Week 6 Blog: Group 2

The Shining Stars were off to a great start this week when they played Golf on the field! They hit so many bullseyes and had so much fun watching their friends go up to swing. Then they marched on to Cooking where they made chocolate pretzel trees that were delicious and went to Pop Fit Kids where they played some very fun games of Hot Potato and Keep Away. On Tuesday they let their imaginations run wild at Imagination Playground and danced the chicken dance at Zumba! On Wednesday they got to enjoy all the carnival games, rides, and food all over again! They even got to dunk their counselors in the dunk tank which was hilarious. After a fun game of Kickball, they later got to plant their own pepper and cucumber seeds at Gardening. Thursday was a blast as they got to bounce on the trampoline during the obstacle course in Gymnastics. They ended the day with one of their favorite activities, Mini Zipline, and they had so much fun zooming around in the sky! On Friday, they enjoyed dancing around to their favorite Shabbat songs and can’t wait to see what the next week of camp brings!

Week 6 Blog: Group 1

The Happy Hot Air Balloons had another amazing week of camp! On Monday during Filmmaking, they did their silliest faces in the camera and at Arts & Crafts they made construction paper collages! Tuesday was a thrilling day, because the group had Low Ropes Course where they worked on their balancing skills and walked across the tight rope. In the afternoon, they cooled off by jamming out to some of their favorite music in the gazebo at Music with Nelson. Wacky Wednesday was so exciting because it was the second Carnival at camp! They jumped around in the disco bouncy house and dunked their counselors in the dunk tank. On Thursday, the group played Kickball for the first time and later decorated their own picture frames during Photography. On Friday, they danced and sang with all their friends at Shabbat and cooled off during swim. What a great week!

Week 5 Blog: Group 4

The Rockin’ Raindrops cannot believe we are in the fifth week of camp! We started the week off strong by making robots at Arts & Crafts. Then, after swim we made bug homes at Gardening and began practicing our Yomi Idol dance. Group 4 had so much fun completing an amazing obstacle course at Low Ropes.  When Wednesday came around we were so pumped to perform our dance to the song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles that we had practiced the whole week. After we performed we won 1st place in the entire unit, which meant that we got to perform in front of the whole camp! We danced and sang our hearts out in our superhero costumes and we won second place! On Thursday, we were so excited for our second late night at camp, where we got to make our very own stuffed tigers! Friday is always fun because we get to start our day off with Shabbat, singing our favorite songs and eating yummy challah and grape juice. It was such an exciting week for group 4 and we can’t wait for the next week of camp!

Week 5 Blog: Group 3

The Astro Aliens started off the week strong by learning new skills on the bars in Gymnastics! Tuesday was full of sports and fun, and even included a counselor vs camper game of soccer…and the campers won! We cooled off in photography decorating frames the beautiful photos that we had taken. Wednesday was the day we had all been waiting for…Yomi Idol! Group 3 had a blast dressing up as the toys from Toy Story and dancing along to You’ve Got a Friend in Me for the whole unit! Our late night on Thursday was so special because we got to make our own tiger friends and dance in the Unit K shelter during a silent disco dance party. This helped us work up an appetite for dinner, which we thoroughly enjoyed before snuggling our tigers on the bus ride home. On Friday, our imaginations ran wild when we built our very own jungle gym in Imagination Playground. Shabbat was a great way to relax after this very busy week and we can’t wait to see what next week brings!

Week 5 Blog: Group 2

The Shining Stars began this new week of camp with such excitement and energy as we practiced our Yomi Idol dance during Zumba. We had a blast as we hit so many home runs in Baseball and then we kept that athletic energy up as we kicked the ball super high in Kickball. On Tuesday we were so excited because we got to make our very own slime! Then during Circus Arts we played a super fun animal guessing game and we drew maps of Israel during Jewish Culture. Tuesday was so special because we got to show our parents camp. We did a special jewelry making activity with our parents by making our very own lion bracelets. Wednesday was so cool because it was Yomi Idol and we got to show off our dance moves for everyone to see. On Thursday, we had a blast playing our favorite field games with our counselors. We then got to see our favorite pictures that we had taken in Photography and decorate our own frames! Later, we made our own super cool robots during Arts & Crafts! We had a blast during the late night making our own stuffed animal tigers and dancing in the Unit K shelter during a silent disco party! On Friday we had so much fun singing along to our favorite Shabbat songs and singing along with the Shabbatones! We can’t wait for the next week of camp!

Week 5 Blog: Group 1

Group 1 had another fantastic week of camp! On Monday, the group started off the week with a lot of laughs at Circus Arts. Everyone enjoyed hearing the funny jokes and playing the animal guessing game. Later on, we went to Arts & Crafts where we made our robots! On Tuesday, the group participated in an exciting game of soccer. We also had Pioneering where group 1 campers used their super speed to complete a challenging obstacle course.Tuesday was a very special day at camp because we got to have group 1 parents up at camp and play a fun game of baseball with them! Wednesday was the day we had all been waiting for….Yomi Idol! Group 1’s dance to Try Everything was amazing! The Happy Hot Air Balloons looked incredible on stage decked out in their Camp Yomi shirts and super cool dance moves. On Thursday we had a great time balancing, tumbling and jumping at Gymnastics! Thursday was so special because we had a chance to stuff our very own stuffed animal tigers in the Unit K shelter and have a silent disco dance party! On Friday we sang our favorite songs at Shabbat and enjoyed our delicious challah and grape juice at Shabbat. Later, we had basketball where we worked on our dribbling and shooting skills. We had an amazing week and can’t wait to see what comes next!

Blog: Week 4 Group 4

Bus Of The Week 

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 4 Blog:

Hey all you Yomi fans! Monday morning started off with an exciting trip to watch The Emperor’s New Groove with our friends and then we travelled back to camp to make necklaces in Jewelry Making! On Tuesday, we looked for worms in Nature and made our own treasure maps in Painting and Drawing. On Wednesday we celebrated Yomi Bear’s Bash by playing freeze dance and making our very own goodie bags! Thursday was a busy day as we made “wonder wands” in Gardening and had such a refreshing time in the pool! In the afternoon we had our first Yomi Idol practice and then made chocolate covered pretzels in Cooking. Friday was an exciting way to end the week as we celebrated Israel Day with carnival activities on the Unit 1 Field!

Blog: Week 4 Group 3

Bus Of The Week 

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 3 Blog:

Another week, another five fun-filled days at Camp Yomi! On Monday, Group 3 had so much fun watching The Emperor’s New Groove with all of our friends and then we laughed so hard at Improv and sang some of our favorite tunes in the gazebo at Music with Nelson. On Tuesday, we learned all about the different parts of Israel at Jewish Culture and we made clay snowmen in Ceramics. To celebrate Yomi Bear’s Bash on Wacky Wednesday, we had an awesome freeze dance and limbo party, and made our own goodie bags. Group 1 started off Thursday by learning the beginning to the amazing Yomi Idol dance–they were naturals! Later, we made treasure maps at Painting and Drawing and planted carrot seeds in the garden! Group 3 wrapped up this week with no ordinary Shabbat–it was Israel Day! The group enjoyed learned all about the different parts of Israel and participating in activities run by our amazing Israeli staff.

Blog: Week 4 Group 2

Bus Of The Week 

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 2 Blog:

The Shining Stars were glowing brightly as we headed into an exciting week 4 at Camp Yomi! The weather couldn’t stop us from having fun on Monday as we traveled to watch a hilarious movie with our friends. Later, we had so much fun singing in the gazebo with Music with Nelson and digging for worms in Nature. On Tuesday, we ran around and played field games with our friends and then showed off our balance and strength at the low ropes course. On Wednesday we celebrated Yomi Bear’s Bash for Wacky Wednesday and had so much fun playing freeze dance and making our own goodie bags. On Thursday, we kicked the day off with Photography where we took pictures of our friends and the amazing nature at camp. On Friday we had a blast singing and dancing with our friends during Shabbat. We then celebrated Israel Day where we ate pita bread and partied in Tel Aviv. After all the fun we had this week we can’t imagine what will happen in amazing Week 5.

Blog: Week 4 Group 1

Bus Of The Week 

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 1 Blog:

The Happy Hot Air Balloons made the most of this wonderful (and rainy!) week at Camp Yomi. They grooved their way into Monday watching The Emperor’s New Groove with their other friends at camp, and then they showed off their keen eyesight in the afternoon, looking for bugs at Gardening. On Tuesday, they let their imaginations run wild while they came up with new things to build in Imagination Playground. Later, they had the opportunity to relax and learn some new fun poses at Yoga. Group 1 celebrated Yomi Bear’s Bash on Wacky Wednesday, where they got to play freeze dance and make their own goodie bags. Thursday brought along more dancing as they learned the Yomi Idol dance to “Try Everything” from Zootopia. The group finished off the week with Israel day, where they learned all about Israeli culture through fun games and trying out new food.

Unit K Late Night–Thursday, August 2nd

Dear Unit K Families,

We are very excited for our second Unit K late night this Thursday, August 2nd! We will be making our very own stuffed-animal tigers, and having a silent disco!

Please pack an extra bathing suit since campers will have a third swim session during that evening. After the final swim, we will change, participate in an activity, and then enjoy dinner together.

We will assume your child is staying for the late night, unless you tell us otherwise. If you would like your child to go home at normal time on August 2nd, please call 212.415.5643, ext. 5 or email me at YomiK@92Y.org no later than Tuesday, July 31st, at 5 pm. There is no need to R.S.V.P. if your child will remain for the late night.  In addition, pickup will not take place at your regular bus stop. We will return to the 92nd Street Y at 7:45 pm, where all Unit K campers will be dismissed.

Do not hesitate to call (212) 415-5643 ext. 5 or email me if you have any questions about this event.

Sincerely,

Anna Ziemski

 

[Rescheduled] Unit K Family Visiting Evening

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

*THIS EVENT WAS RESCHEDULED. PLEASE RSVP FOR JULY 31 EVEN IF YOU ALREADY RSVP’D FOR THE EARLIER DATE. WE ARE ONLY USING RSVP’S FROM THIS LETTER!*

On Tuesday, July 31 we will be hosting our Units K, 1 and 2 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic). The GPS address for the campground is 44 Henry Kaufmann Rd. Orangeburg, NY 10962. Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 31 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 other 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to have them placed on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 30th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Anna (Unit K Supervisor) yomik@92y.org , Julie (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 31.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park in lot.

 

Blog: Week 3, Group 4

Group 4, The Rockin’ Raindrops, returned for the third week of camp with loads of energy and ready to have some fun! On Monday, we started off strong with learning dribbling skills at Basketball and laughing so hard in Improv. On Tuesday, we started the day off doing some cool exercises at Pop Fit Kids, and learning how to play the drums at Jewish Culture. Group 4 was so excited for our first carnival, and enjoyed our day that was filled with Wacky Wednesday fun, popcorn, games, cotton candy, bounce houses and snow cones! To help us save some energy for the rest of the week, we also had some fun relaxing activities like Ceramics and Painting & Drawing. On Friday, we had a blast dancing and singing at Shabbat, and then we got a special surprise production of “Annie” by Zoom-In Theater Camp. I don’t know about you, but after such a fun and exciting week, we are going to need to rest up for the next amazing week of camp!

Blog: Group 3, Week 3

Group 3, the Astro Aliens, blasted through another amazing week here at Camp Yomi! We kicked it off by channeling our inner zen at Yoga, mastering poses like downward dog, cat/cow, and more! Later on, we showed off our best dance moves at Zumba, free styling with our counselors and friends! Zooming through the week, we took a stop at Pioneering and explored a beautiful hydroponic garden, where we also learned about Israel and its water sources. This week in Photography, group 3 snapped some amazing portraits of each other. As the Astro Aliens drew closer to landing for the week, the campers dominated the counselors in an epic soccer showdown! Finally, we closed this week with an amazing send off from the Shabbatones, and we ate some yummy challah and grape juice! From wacky carnivals to splashing around in the pool to fun in the sun, it’s always a party in Unit K!

Blog: Week 3, Group 2

Group 2, The Shining Stars, started the new week off with a bang as we welcomed new faced to our group! Despite the hot weather, we got into our “Up In The Air” theme by making snowy winter collages during fun station. We then used some more of our creative ideas in Jewelry Making and making hand bowls in Ceramics. We got to learn about the green screen and get loud during Film Making where we pretended to be going on a huge roller coaster! Then, in an epic World Cup Final rematch, the campers took the counselors on and won once again! On Wednesday, we had so much fun at the Carnival, getting face paint, glitter tattoos and going on the wacky carnival rides. The day only got better from there because we got to go on the Mini Zip! Then on Thursday,  we learned how to dribble at Basketball. In the afternoon we got to plant our very own seeds in the garden, and then we had a blast learning how to drum during Jewish Music. Shabbat was as fun as ever on Friday as we listened to our favorite songs and ate delicious challah. We can’t wait to see what next week brings for The Shining Stars!

Blog: Week 3, Group 1

Group 1, The Happy Hot Air Balloons, had a fantastic week of camp! On Monday, the group learned dribbling and shooting skills at Basketball. Many baskets were scored by our rockstar campers! After, everyone enjoyed hearing the hilarious jokes at Circus Arts, walking on stilts, and balancing spinning plates! On Tuesday, Group 1 had a great time jumping on the trampoline, hanging on the bars, and doing forward rolls in Gymnastics. Group 1 definitely has super strength! Wacky Wednesday this week was the eagerly awaited Carnival! Group 1 loved playing carnival games and getting glitter tattoos at the carnival booths in the morning. After lunch, everyone had so much fun eating cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones and then jumping in the bouncy castle! At the end of the day, we all had a chance to pick out our own carnival prizes to take home. On Thursday, we had an incredible time creating giraffes at Painting & Drawing. After another great instructional and free swim, the group had lots of fun playing soccer, where they showed their amazing sportsmanship by passing the ball to each other and cheering for their friends. On Friday, we started off the day by singing along to  all of our favorite Shabbat songs and had an amazing end to the week! Looking forward to the next week at camp!

Blog: Week 2 Group 4

“Actives” at Camp: 

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 4 Blog:

 

Group 4’s Rockin’ Raindrops had an amazing week! They especially had so much fun at our first Wacky Wednesday. Their amazing experience didn’t start just then, as we had so much fun on Monday painting and drawing, saw some incredible circus stunts at Circus Arts, and learned how to shoot hoops at Basketball. We can’t forget one of the most favorite part of our day: swimming! Campers learned new swim strokes at instructional swim and played with our friends splashing around afterwards. On Tuesday we had Zumba, where we danced to our group’s favorite tunes. We also hit the ball out of the park playing baseball and ended the day with a little workout at Pop Fit Kids. On Wednesday, the campers had so much fun with the special Wacky Wednesday activities, such as being a part of a silly game show! They especially enjoyed seeing their counselors dressed up as Goldilocks and the Three Bears. On Thursday, we tumbled through gymnastics and then showed our creativity at Photography. On Friday, we especially enjoyed the delicious grape juice and challah at Shabbat. We were so happy that the Rockin’ Raindrops had a fun filled and energetic day and are looking forward to the next week!

Blog: Week 2 Group 3

“Actives” at Camp: 

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 3 Blog: 

This week started off great as the Astro Aliens observed and learned about difference plants in Gardening. All week long the pool served as our blissful escape from the heat and we swam like fish in the pool! We sang songs and played instruments at Music with Nelson and made sure to say “Cheese!” and give our best smiles during picture day. Wacky Wednesday was a blast as we came to camp dressed up in our best storybook costumes and participated in activities like searching for crayons in The Day the Crayons Quit Search and made our own Hungry Caterpillar Paper Chain! We had so much fun singing and dancing during Shabbat on Friday. The grape juice and challah was a delicious treat that helped us fuel up for a great morning. We can’t wait to continue to learn, explore and have fun next week!

Blog: Week 2 Group 2

“Actives” at Camp: 

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 2 Blog: 

The Shining Stars got this week started off soaring high in the sky as we welcomed new faces to our group and made our own hot air balloons! The pool was so much fun, because we got to show our new friends some of our favorite pool games to play. We marched into soccer where we scored goals left and right, and the campers took on the counselors, winning as per usual. On Tuesday, the highlight was cooling off at the water gun obstacle course! On Wednesday, we had so much fun dressing up as our favorite Storybook characters and made the silliest giraffe in Painting and Drawing! We kicked off Thursday by making the most amazing bracelets and had so much fun on our nature walk. The Shining Stars found themselves laughing uncontrollably during Circus Arts. We laughed so hard and got to balance feathers on our hand. Our spirits were higher than ever during Shabbat on Friday, where we got to dance along to our favorite songs and enjoy delicious grape juice and challah. The Shining Stars cannot wait to see what the summer brings next.

Blog: Week 2 Group 1

 

“Actives” at Camp: 

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 1 Blog: 

The Happy Hot Air Balloons flew into the second week of Camp Yomi! They used all their energy dribbling at Basketball and running the bases at Baseball–everyone did amazing even though it was some of their first time playing. On Tuesday, they showed off their best smiles at Picture Day and loved getting their very own Yomi Bear T-shirts. Group 1 danced into Wednesday when they had Jewish Music, where they got to learn all the spectacular songs that they were going to sing on Friday during Shabbat. Thursday brought the best of both worlds with the thrilling Mini Zip and then had some relaxing time under the Yoga tree where they shared their favorite activity at camp. Group 1 finished off the week singing and dancing together with all their friends at Shabbat, sipping on grape juice and enjoying delicious challah!

Family Visiting Evening

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 17 we will be hosting our Units K, 1 and 2 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic). The GPS address for the campground is 44 Henry Kaufmann Rd. Orangeburg, NY 10962. Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 17 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 other 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to have them placed on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 11th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Anna (Unit K Supervisor) yomik@92y.org , Julie (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 17.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

 

Blog: Group 4, Week 1B

Swim:

Its been such a hot summer so far, we can’t wait to dive into even more summer fun at the pool! We started instructional swim this week and look forward to helping your camper build on their skills in the coming weeks.

Just as a reminder, 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

To get more information on the objectives of each swim level, please check out the document section located on the left side of your parent portal  www.92y.org/mycamp. The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email  Nina, Swim Director, at CampSwim@92y.org or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext 3.

Group 4 Blog:

The Rockin’ Raindrops had such a fun, busy week! We started the week running the bases in Baseball and then cooled off in the pool. Then, we meditated in Yoga under the refreshing shade of the “Yoga Tree”. In Arts & Crafts we got creative making self portraits and then we made special Red, White and Blue yogurt parfaits in Cooking to celebrate the Fourth of July! When we got back to camp on Thursday, we were so excited to get two turns on the mini zipline! The day got better as we had our Unit K Late Night, where we had a wonderful time making kites and completing a special Outer Space Obstacle Course. On Friday, we ended the week with a special camp-wide Shabbat and had so much fun jamming out to the Shabbatones with our counselors and friends.

Blog: Group 3, Week 1B

Swim:

Its been such a hot summer so far, we can’t wait to dive into even more summer fun at the pool! We started instructional swim this week and look forward to helping your camper build on their skills in the coming weeks.

Just as a reminder, 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

To get more information on the objectives of each swim level, please check out the document section located on the left side of your parent portal  www.92y.org/mycamp. The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email  Nina, Swim Director, at CampSwim@92y.org or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext 3.

Group 3 Blog:

The Astro Aliens blasted into this week of camp with loads of laughter at Circus Arts, as we balanced peacock feathers on our chins and twirled ribbons! We zoomed into Gymnastics on Tuesday, mastering our tumbling skills and tuck jumps. After an awesome soccer battle on Thursday, we fought off the heat with an extra refreshing trip to the pool! We all enjoyed have extra special time up at camp and loved the delicious hamburgers and hot dogs at the Unit K BBQ. During the late night we got into our unit theme, “Up in the Air”, as we flew around the planets with our rocket ships at the Outer Space Obstacle Course and got to fly our very own kites! We didn’t let the rain get us down on Friday, as we all got to enjoy a very special camp-wide Shabbat. Tune in next week to see what adventures the Astro Aliens go on next!

 

Blog: Group 2, Week 1B

Swim:

Its been such a hot summer so far, we can’t wait to dive into even more summer fun at the pool! We started instructional swim this week and look forward to helping your camper build on their skills in the coming weeks.

Just as a reminder, 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

To get more information on the objectives of each swim level, please check out the document section located on the left side of your parent portal  www.92y.org/mycamp. The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email  Nina, Swim Director, at CampSwim@92y.org or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext 3.

Group 2 Blog:

The Shining Stars were glowing so bright as we zoomed into this week at camp! On Monday, we put our wings on and went on a fierce pollen hunt trying to catch as many pom-poms on the ground. We started off at Starter Golf, where we learned how to hit the bullseye and then cooled down in the pool where we started learning how to swim! We brought out our amazing musical talents at Music with Nelson and later we watched ourselves “disappear” into the background during Filmmaking with the cool green screen. On Tuesday, we got to make our own paper plate birds and practice hitting the ball in Tennis. We had a fun filled rest of the day when we learned the rules of Ga-Ga and tried out the exciting low ropes course. On Thursday we kicked off the day with Ceramics, where we made adorable turtles. We then had a blast jumping on the trampoline in gymnastics. It was a very special night on Thursday as we got to stay up at camp and have extra time at swim, fly our very own kites, and zoom to the moon and back in the outer space obstacle course! Friday was so exciting because we got to have a camp-wide Shabbat and we had so much fun jamming away to the Shabbatones. We cannot wait to see what fun next week brings!

Blog: Group 1, Week 1B

Swim:

Its been such a hot summer so far, we can’t wait to dive into even more summer fun at the pool! We started instructional swim this week and look forward to helping your camper build on their skills in the coming weeks.

Just as a reminder, 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

To get more information on the objectives of each swim level, please check out the document section located on the left side of your parent portal  www.92y.org/mycamp. The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email  Nina, Swim Director, at CampSwim@92y.org or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext 3.

Group 1 Blog:

The Happy Hot Air Balloons flew into this week with a lot of energy! On Monday, we learned so many fun songs during Music with Nelson and then hit amazing volleys over the net at Tennis. On Tuesday, Group 1 had Pop Fit Kids, where we got to show off our jumping and running skills. At Ceramics, we made beautiful pinch pot turtles and then got to decorate them so that they will be a shiny green! When we got back to camp after the Fourth of July, Group 1 had an action packed day on Thursday. We started the day by learning how to hit the target at golf and then we had fun decorating star cookies with lots of frosting at Cooking! The incredible “Up in the Air” late night in Unit K began with an exciting third swim after snack! Then, the Happy Hot Air Balloons made kites and participated in an outer space obstacle course before eating a delicious dinner. On Friday, we had a very special Shabbat with the whole camp! Everyone enjoyed hearing their favorite Shabbat songs performed by the Shabbatones. We are so excited for what fun next week has to bring!

Late Night #1

Dear Unit K Families,

We are very excited for our first Unit K late night next Thursday, July 5! Our theme for the evening will be “Up in the Air!” and will feature active as well as creative endeavors for campers to enjoy.

Please pack an extra bathing suit since campers will have a third swim session during that evening. After the final swim, we will change, participate in an activity, and then enjoy dinner together.

We will assume your child is staying for the late night, unless you tell us otherwise. If you would like your child to go home at normal time on July 5, please call 212.415.5643, ext. 5 or email me at YomiK@92Y.org no later than Tuesday, July 3, at 5 pm. There is no need to R.S.V.P. if your child will remain for the late night.  In addition, pickup will not take place at your regular bus stop. We will return to 92nd Street Y at 7:45 pm, where all Unit K campers will be dismissed.

Do not hesitate to call (212) 415-5643 ext. 5 or email me if you have any questions about this event.

Sincerely,

Anna Ziemski

Blog: Group 4 Week 1

Group 4 was super excited to start off our rockin’ summer with some getting to know you games on the Unit K field! Once we all got to meet our new summer friends, the Rockin’ Raindrops couldn’t wait to get in the pool! We practically swam like fishes even when it started to drizzle. After a delicious lunch, we danced like crazy at Zumba–we had so much fun we didn’t even break a sweat! Our next activity was improv, and it was super silly. We played a game called “Screenshot” and pretended to be things we find in pictures, like tall trees and sand at the beach! The next day we started making shooting stars to decorate the shelter. We absolutely loved Jamming at Music with Nelson, we sang so loud that the entire camp could hear us! We had so much fun at Shabbat, singing and dancing along to the Shabbatones and enjoying this special time with our counselors and new friends.

Blog: Group 3 Week 1

And so Yomi begins! Group 3, The Astro Aliens, soared into the week with some getting to know you games like “Where the Wind Blows”. They quickly realized how much they have in common with their summer friends! The campers were excited to then get in the pool and splash along with their counselors and new friends. Later in the day, the campers brought out their giggles at Improv Acting when they made silly animal noises. Group 3 showed off their green thumbs in gardening and then did some “movie magic” with the greenscreen in filmmaking! On Thursday we started the day with ceramics where the campers sculpted some beautiful pinch pots that they can take home in the next few weeks! We then swung into summer fun during baseball at the Mets field. After running around the bases like crazy, we had a blast making music and preparing for Shabbat at Jewish Culture. On Friday, we started off with imagination playground, where we got to play with huge blue foam blocks. The Campers went wild with their imaginations, building towers, slides, and whatever else they could think of. During Shabbat, we listened and sang along to some fun songs and danced with our counselors and friends. Everyone enjoyed the challah and grape juice snack! On this hot Friday, we enjoyed swiming in the nice cool pool! Zumba and soccer were great afternoon activities to cap off a great first week to what will be an amazing summer.

Blog: Group 2 Week 1

Group 2, The Shining Stars, had an amazing first week of camp! The rain could not stop us from having a blast! We played lots of getting to know you games and a fun game of “Fishy Fishy Cross My Ocean”. At soccer we were all World Cup Champions, even beating our counselors in a game! On Thursday we played “What Time Is It Mr. Fox?” in the pool and had so much fun keeping cool! During jewelry making, we made 4th of July themed jewelry, and then cheered lots of our favorite new songs on our way to the next activity! Then, we got our best smiles on as we went to photography and took some wonderful pictures of the garden! On Friday, The Shining Stars celebrated Shabbat for the very first time at camp! We had a wonderful time singing songs and dancing with our counselors. Group 2 cannot wait to find out what new adventures we are going to have next week.

Blog: Group 1 Week 1

Group 1, the Happy Hot Air Balloons, had an amazing first week of camp! ON Wednesday, the group played getting to know you games during fun station! WE had so much fun learning about all of our new friends. Next, we had soccer where we played a silly “Pacman” game with the goals and played on the blue, rainbow, and red teams. The Happy Hot Air Balloons were good sports and showed off their awesome athletic skills. Later we had ceramics where we created and decorated beautiful pinch pots. On Thursday, we had an amazing time playing “Steal the Ball” because we got to run around on the field and see who is fastest! After lunch, we zoomed through the sky on the mini zip where we cheered our new friends on as they soared through the air. At Jewelry Making we all had so much fun making July 4th themed bracelets. On Friday, group 1 started off the day by learning some new Shabbat songs and snacking on grape juice and challah. On this hot Friday, we cooled off at the pool and then had a blast jumping on the trampoline at gymnastics! We can’t wait for all the fun to come next week!

Swim Shoe Reminder

Dear Unit K Families,

I am so excited to have you join our camp family this summer!

Unit K campers are lucky enough to have their own changing room that is located a short walk from the pool. That means that every camper should be sent on the first day with a pair of flip flops, crocs, or any water-proof slip-on shoe to make the changing process as easy as possible. These shoes will be kept at camp in cubbies and sent home on your campers last day. Please label your campers’ shoes with their first and last name.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext. 5, or email me at yomik@92y.org.

Warmly,

Anna

Unit K Supervisor

Week 7 – Schedule Group K’ton – 8/13-8/17

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday 
Period 1 Flagpole Circus Arts Flagpole Flagpole Flagpole
Period 2 Ilanot Kehila Basketball Color War – Maccabiah Arts & Crafts Color War – Maccabiah
Period 3 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 4 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Outdoor Ceramics Krav Maga Color War – Maccabiah Color War – Maccabiah Closing Ceremony
Period 7 Gaga Ilanot Sifriya Soccer Baseball Ilanot Kehila
Period 8 Gardening Field Games Nature Kickball Shabbat

 

Week 7 Group 4 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Special
Period 2 Baseball Painting and Drawing Ceramics Basketball Special
Period 3 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 4 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Jewelry Making Tennis Wacky Wednesday Soccer Fun Station
Period 7 Circus Arts Starter Golf Nature Arts & Crafts Shabbat
Period 8 Kickball Swim Cooking Mini Zip Closing Ceremony

Week 7 Group 3 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Special
Period 2 Soccer Tennis Gymnastics Jewish Music Special
Period 3 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 4 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Cooking Pioneering Wacky Wednesday Baseball Fun Station
Period 7 Zumba Arts & Crafts Low Ropes Course Music with Nelson Shabbat
Period 8 Painting and Drawing Swim Photography Basketball Closing Ceremony

Week 7 Group 2 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Special
Period 2 Arts & Crafts Ceramics Outdoor Ceramics Photography Special
Period 3 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 4 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Zumba Basketball Wacky Wednesday Baseball Fun Station
Period 7 Nature Circus Arts Tennis Jewish Culture Shabbat
Period 8 Volleyball Swim Jewelry Making Music with Nelson Closing Ceremony

Week 7 Group 1 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Special
Period 2 Gymnastics Jewish Culture Painting and Drawing Basketball Special
Period 3 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 4 Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Ceramics Gardening Wacky Wednesday Music with Nelson Fun Station
Period 7 Tennis Baseball Pioneering Zumba Shabbat
Period 8 Ga-Ga Swim Soccer Jewelry Making Closing Ceremony

Welcome to Unit K!

Dear Unit K Families,

My name is Anna Ziemski and I will be the Unit K Supervisor this Summer 2018!

I’d like to be one of the first to welcome you to the Camp Yomi family. For many of our campers, the Unit K experience is a summer of firsts: first back float, first soccer goal, or first life-long friend. We take pride in fostering an environment in which each camper feels safe, confident, and enthusiastic during his or her new adventure!

Additionally, I am excited to announce the Unit K Theme for this summer: Up in the Air! Think helicopters, fireworks, clouds, birds, insects, and anything else that flies high! This theme will be reflected in our arts and crafts, games, costumes, and action-packed late-night activities, all throughout the summer! Our Late-Nights will be held up at the campgrounds on Thursday, July 5th and Thursday, August 2nd.

If you have any questions about Unit K or Camp Yomi in general, please do not hesitate to contact me at yomik@92Y.org or call the Camp Office at 212.415.5643 ext. 5. I am also working in the Camp Office during the months leading up to the camp season and will be available to speak on the phone or correspond via email with you if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s summer experience.

Finally, I’d like to mention two important upcoming Camp Yomi events. Sunday, June 10th from 11am to 3pm is our New Family Picnic at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Rockland County. Buses will leave from the 92Y at 11am and return at around 3pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your campers to see the grounds and sample some of the exciting activities we offer. No RSVP necessary!

June 26th from 5:30 to 7pm is Unit K’s Parent Night at the 92Y. At this event you’ll be able to meet your child’s counselors, Head Counselor, our Camp Director Ivy Manheim, other children in your camper’s group, and me. No RSVP necessary.

Looking forward to meeting your camper; we can’t wait for Summer 2018!

Warm Regards,

Anna Ziemski

Unit K Supervisor