As we near the end of camp group 18 just gets more and more energized and excited! We started off the week with outdoor ceramics and baseball. Everyone focused very well and made beautiful ceramic snails, some people even made monster snails and got very creative. Despite the heat, everyone tried their hardest and worked as a team in volleyball! This wacky Wednesday we had carnival again, a camp favorite! Everyone enjoyed eating cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones, as well as playing many different activities at different carnival booths. On Thursday we enjoyed our second and final late night! We munched on hotdogs and played many activities as a unit. We finally had boating after a whole summer of waiting!! We had so much fun and all split up the work to make sure we could paddle. It was another amazing week for group 18 and it is so sad that next week is our last!
Group 18, The Frequent Flyers, had an amazing week of camp. We raced over to Pop-Fit kids for a series of competitive exercises. We had an amazing time at soccer again and we also drew treasure maps at painting and drawing. We learned some new Hebrew words at Jewish culture, while talking about the geography of Israel. After this and Israel day last week, I think we have become experts on Israel. Parent night was also a blast. It was great to have dinner at camp with our parents. That day, we filmed a zombie movie at filmmaking with our counselors and parents. The next day we danced our way around Yomi Idol as we became the Fresh Prince of a town called Bel-Air. We did a great job dressing up. And we even won the award for best costumes! Although we didn’t win the entire competition, Yomi Idol was still a blast! We are entering the homestretch of camp and we are really excited for the last two weeks!
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 18 had some terrific activities for the 3rd week of camp. The campers not only had one of their favorite sports, soccer, but archery as well. They cheered each other on through all the activities like the big family they are. Not to mention, each camper had a taste of the wonderful food Camp Yomi has to offer. Wacky Wednesday’s theme was carnival, which meant fun and smiles and green everywhere there was to look (green is our unit’s color). The bouncy houses and the thrilling booths made each and every camper happier than ever. Tasty cotton candy and refreshing snow cones with a hint of popcorn really made their day. We all can’t wait to see what next week holds!
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!
|Per. 1||Gaga @ Unit 4||Tennis A||Arts and Crafts||Lacrosse||Special Event|
|Per. 2||Floor Hockey||Nature||Wacky Wednesday||Hobby Hour||Special Event|
|Per. 3||Photog.||Coding||Wacky Wednesday||Hobby Hour||Special Event|
|Per. 4||Ceramics||Kickball||Wacky Wednesday||Baseball at Yankees Field||Lunch|
|Per. 5||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Free Swim|
|Per. 6||Zumba||Krav Maga||Jewish Music||Lego Robotics||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|