Group 17 Blog, Week 2

This week the courageous cruisers, group-17, were just that: Courageous and cruising. We conquered fears at zipline, met Maui, and had many other novel experiences. Like on Tuesday, when we went boating for the first time, and had a blast racing. We also explored our minds by engaging in creativity activities such as ceramics, and arts and crafts. Another new experience was archery, where we not only learned how to wield a bow and arrow, but learned of the responsibility to safety wielding such an instrument requires. Then there was the usual stuff, but that didn’t mean it was any less fun! At basketball we did our best Michael Jordon impressions, and at swim, we had a blast playing Marco Polo with our counselors. Week 2 was amazing; we can’t wait to see what week 3 has in store.

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 17 Blog, Week 1B

The Courageous Cruisers blasted into the second week with overwhelming energy and excitement. The group started out the week with laughs and giggles at Improv, where the campers and counselors could act out practically anything they could think of! On Tuesday, the camp week got even better, even though it seemed like it was the hottest day of the year. The group favorite activity was definitely Zumba, with the campers and counselors getting down and doing some crazy dances and stretches! One day, there was a storm, but that didn’t stop the entire group from having fun! The campers ran through the sprinklers and got to sing cheers in the shelter, and by the end of the day, despite swim’s being canceled, it seemed just a great a day as any. We all came back on Thursday and told stories about what amazing times we had with friends and family on the 4th of July, and jumped right into high-gear with the day starting out doing the zip line! Later, campers — for an exciting first time — got to swim with their instructional swim groups. The second week felt even more action-packed than the first, and we can’t wait for more fun activities and adventures to come!


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 17 Blog, Week 1

The Courageous Cruisers zoomed right into the first week! We started the week off with one of our favorites, Ceramics! There, we made some awesome 4th of July pots that we painted in red and blue! It really got us excited to see the fireworks on 4th of July! We also started the week geared up to play Tennis with the super cool coach, Mango! We learned to correctly hit the ball over the net with intense accuracy and even beat some of our counselors in a game! It rained hard this week, but that only pushed the counselors to get more creative with our activities! We cooked some deliciously amazing s’more nachos with bananas, Marshmellows, chocolate, and granola! On Friday we had Shabbat, where we enjoyed some tasty challah and grape juice. Then, together, we danced to the songs of the Shabbatoons! When it wasn’t raining, the sun was beaming. And so, since our frequent water breaks just weren’t enough, we topped off each day with a well-deserved swim! It felt so refreshing to walk into the pool and swim like dolphins! Courageous Cruisers had an amazing time this week at camp and can’t wait for the next one!

Week 4 Group 17 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Basketball A Painting and Drawing Gardening


Pop Fit Kids Filmm.
Per. 2 Circus Art Low Ropes Course Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Yomi Idol Practice
Per. 3 Lego Robotics Soccer C Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Israel Day
Per. 4 Nature Zumba Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Lacrosse Israel Day
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Per. 6 Jewelry Making Yoga Frisbee Outdoor Ceramics 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