Group 19 Blog, Week 6

The World Wanderers (Group 19) have completed another adventure-filled week! We began with activities like nature, photography, and gardening. In nature we walked around our beautiful camp as explorers and discovered new plants. We printed out our fantastic family photos in photography. We then head off to gardening where everyone made a unique collage out of leaves and pine cones! Our terrific Tuesday started with arts and crafts where the whole group used their imaginations to make a magnificent masterpiece out of tissue paper. We later moved on to basketball where every camper was an NBA star in multiple games of poison. At late night we had an extra enjoyable swim as well as activities that took us to places like Mexico, the Bahamas, and Canada. The impressive Group 19 even took home a huge win at a Bahamas themed relay race by being faster than all the jets and working wonderfully as a team! On Wacky Wednesday we flew to the land of fun with Carnival. We ate superb snacks, got glamorous glitter tattoos, and fabulous face paint! We also had some unit activities that really made us feel like we were in the safari like making hippo masks and playing life sized Hungry, Hungry Hippos! Later on we had Frisbee and all the campers ran faster than any safari animal around the field. On Thursday the group split up and flew to various activities of their choice around the world of Unit 2! We later joined up for Zumba and danced our hearts out to super silly songs like “Pancake Robot” and “It’s Raining Tacos”. After lunch our survivalist sides shined in pioneering when hunting for things we would need to survive outdoors. The week ended as strong as it started. We began our Fantastical Friday with Tennis. All of us perfected our swings and every single person impressively hit the ball over the net with no hesitation. We then zoomed to archery and there was absolutely no shortage of bullseyes from the group. Our Final destination was cooking. There we made smoothies that incorporated tasty flavors from every tropical country! We wish everyone a great weekend and we can’t wait to see what next week has in store for us all! See you all soon for our next adventure!

Group 19 Blog, Week 5

The world Wanderers (group 19) flew frantically into week five, building beautiful sharks in outdoor ceramics and blasting bullseyes in archery. Alongside these brilliant activities, group 19 engaged in exciting educational endeavors, becoming beasts at beating drums in music with some special yomi idol practice sprinkled sporadically into the schedule. On wacky Wednesday the highly anticipated Yomi Idol competition was held, with the World Wanderers’ Spongebob theme song soaring above the competition, placing third in the Unit contest!!! It truly was a tremendously triumphant day, with group 19 cheering compassionately for our Unit 2 comrades. While the hype of Yomi idol had worn off in the final days of the week, group 19 kept up its amazing attitude and desire to discover new things, flying frisbees sky high in frisbee and joyfully juggling in circus arts. We even got another chance to freely fly through the air on the field zip line! We had an absolutely amazing week five in group 19, and can’t wait for whatever exciting opportunities are waiting for us in week 6!! Have a great weekend!!

Group 19 Blog, Week 4

Despite the wacky weather over the past week, the World Wanderers joyfully jumped into all that Camp Yomi had in store. We started our week off right with the hilarious movie, Emperors New Groove. The excitement did not stop there, however, as we flew into our fantastic late night. We served in tennis and played catch in lacrosse. Following our terrific triple swim periods, we participated in so many creative late night activities. We traveled around the world to India, Australia & Egypt in just one day! We created Rangoli artwork in India, played kangaroo potato sack races in Australia and ran relay races past mummies in Egypt. Our late night ended with a massive Unit 2 dinner, where we shared lots of hugs and laughter. On Yomi Bears Birthday (Wacky Wednesday) we created playful photo booth props, dressed our counselors into lovely presents and strutted our stuff down the party runway. Our week ended with many more eventful activities such as Ceramics, where we made silly sharks and in Cooking where we made scrumptious chocolate covered pretzels. Before we knew it, our camp week came to an end. (Time flies when you’re having fun). We can’t wait for the next!

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 19 Blog, Week 3

The extraordinary explorer explored camp this week starting with fantastic flying squirrel. We then flew to lacrosse and went through some drills and played a few games. Later we sailed to cooking where we made ice cream. We then scrambled over to tennis where we worked on our serves. We had our carnival day where the extraordinary explorers played in a bouncy house and played an array of games. We then bounced over to soccer where we worked on our dribbling and shooting skills. After soccer we swam on over to swim where we played a game of sharks and minnows. Then the extraordinary explorers finished out the week with an amazing Shabbat where we all shared challa and grape juice. We can’t wait for next week to begin!

Group 19, Week 3

The World Wanderers, group 19, started week three in fantastic fashion, with some super scores in soccer and sublime swishes in basketball. Alongside all the running around, we learned a lot in Jewish culture and coding, such as the complex yet cool computers and the merits of being a leader and a mensch. On wacky Wednesday the World Wanderers truly took to the sky, flying around the bases in kickball before the highly anticipated Carnival!! We ate delicious delicacies from different regions of the world dressed in our Unit 2 green before bouncing to the sky in the bouncy house and sliding back down on the mega-slide. At the many different booths, the World Wanderers got fantastic face paint and knocked down block towers that were sky high! But the fun and excitement this week didn’t end there; the World Wanderers flew through the air on the field zipline, a highlight for campers and counselors alike. It truly was an eventful and fun third week here at Camp Yomi for the world Wanderers!! Have a great weekend, and we can’t wait to see what amazing experiences will present themselves to us next week!!!

Group 19 Blog, Week 2

The World Wanderers, Group 19, began the week by flying in style to the flying squirrel. The group flew higher and faster than any plane in the sky! But the excitement did not stop there. Later we traveled to frisbee and volleyball, where the energy and participation was as high as the sky. In ceramics we made the most perfect and crazy pinch pot monsters you will ever see! On Wacky Wednesday the costumes took us to a diverse land of storybook characters. Group 19 took home the gold medal in the “Chair for My Mother” Coin Relay Race in both speed and spirit! This week came to an end with many activities like archery, where bullseyes were being shot left and right. We wish everyone a great weekend, and can’t wait for next week to see where else the World Wanderers will explore!

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 19 Blog, Week 1B

Despite the wacky weather over the past week, the World Wanderers (Group 19) dove into it with full force and smiles all over their faces shining brighter than the sun that failed to join us on Tuesday. During archery, the World Wanderers put on their bravest face and met their target head on. The bullseye had no chance against the mighty wanderers of the world. In lacrosse, the World Wanderers put on their game faces as they played steal the bacon. During pop fit kids, the World Wanderers became olympic track athletes as they participated in multiple relay races across the ginormous grass fields. The World Wanderers joyfully jumped into our next activity, swim. From volleyball to camper swim races, the World Wanderers had a splashing time in the pool. This week was one full of unforgettable memories and World Wanderers cannot wait to embark on many, many more. Week 3, here we 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 19 Blog, Week 1

In our first week of camp, Group 19, the “World Wanderers,” waltzed right into Wednesday, or, to be more precise, pioneering, where we learned how to work as a team to solve tricky puzzles. Afterwards, we bounced over to baseball and coach showed us how to hold, swing, and release a bat just right. Not to mention how to make a crazy dash to first base! We all played like superstars during soccer and learned a ton about robots in lego robotics; we also learned about coding during Lego robotics. On Thursday the kids had a blast — a messy one at that — making little buckets during ceramics. Later, during swim, the kids laughed and yelled with excitement as we passed around a big bouncy ball. On Friday we all did our best Michael Jordan impression during basketball and drew like Picasso during painting and drawing. Naturally, when Shabbat came around, and the music began, “The World Wanderers” were among the first to jump up and dance. We all left camp on Friday with anticipation for next week, and we just can’t wait to see each other again.

Week 7 Group 19 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Sand Newcomb/ Volleyball Basketball B Outdoor Ceramics Tennis B Special Event
Per. 2 Filmm. Jewelry Making Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 3 Lego Robotics Circus Arts Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 4 Baseball at Yankees Field Pioneering Wacky Wednesday Painting and Drawing Lunch
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Swim
Per. 6 Field Zipline Gardening Photog. Gymnastics 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