Group 18 had a fantastic 2nd week of camp! We flew all around camp all the way from tennis down to archery. We had a blast in the pool, since we just started instructional swim. We had a great time on Wacky Wednesday; the entire group was dressed in their favorite storybook character’s costumes. Our counselors were even wearing matching costumes! They were One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, and Blue Fish. We also won the caterpillar race against Groups 16 and 17. Our entire group was also in the trailer video for wacky Wednesday on the bus, just like the movie stars that we are! Week 2 was amazing, and we’re hoping for an even better 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.
Even though it was only 4 days, this was a packed and exciting week for group 18! On Monday we started off by going to the flying squirrel, a camp favorite. All the kids cheered each other on as everyone took a turn. We had a fun time at painting and drawing where everyone made self portraits that represented how they see themselves. After lunch on Monday, we were able to make 4th of July themed cookies in cooking, where the kids got to decorate the cookies themselves with sprinkles, melted chocolate, caramel and many more goodies. On Tuesday all the kids really engaged in coding and had a great time dancing their hearts out in zumba! Despite being a rainy day on Tuesday we were able to splash around and have a good time in the sprinklers. We are looking forward to more awesome memories with this great group of kids!
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.
As Group 18, “The Frequent Flyers,” know better than anyone, time flies when you’re having fun. Which is why our first week passed in the blink of an eye! We started our summer by taking a short trip from the unit to yoga, where the kids learned tons of new poses and exercises. The campers then blasted off to soccer, where they showed off their super soccer moves. Even though it started to rain, nothing was going to stop us from giving the activities our all. In Photography, we split up in groups and went on a picture scavenger hunt. We learned how to pull weeds at gardening and topped the day off with swim! There, we played Red light green light, water-style, and the kids had blast. At archery, every camper cheered along for their friends and their counselors as loud as they could. Next, a game of Gaga with all the campers and counselors got the energy for the group higher than ever. Finally, we tight-roped our way over to circus arts — the specialist of which was hilarious — and, of course, on our way to each activity, we sang our favorite cheer, “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.” This is only the beginning of what will be an amazing camp experience this summer at Camp Yomi!