Group 20 Blog, Week 6

It was fun, it was hot, it was memorable this 6th week. We did so many fun, cool, and exciting things in this wave of heat. We had a blast from the past and took the stage at Improv. We were being silly and goofy while playing “walk, stop, clap, hop.” Laughter was constant from all the boys and girls. Some even grew wings when they went on the Flying Squirrel. We saw insects at Nature, some dead, some alive. We also went to Pioneering where we learned to survive (outdoors). Wacky Wednesday was hot which was fitting for Safari. So later that day we went to cooking and made smoothies. And boy were they YUMMY. We had an extra swim and activities at this night that was late. We were still active and thrilled even for the dinner we ate We did Tennis, Soccer, all those fun sports But this was the first week we didn’t go on the Basketball Court. We were in for a treat when we saw Ashley in the Dunk Tank. It was even funnier when she went down and sank. Oh Boy Oh Boy did we do a lot. So much we can’t type it all up so HAPPY SHABBAT!

Group 20 Blog, Week 5

The globtrotters jumped into week 5 with a bang. On Monday our group swung the week off with getting to fly high in the trees in flying squirrel. On Tuesday the group had all sorts of fun at soccer, got to have fun with nature at gardening, and became NBA Allstars at basketball. Wacky Wednesday was a ton of fun. We finally got to preform our amazing dance that we had been planning the whole week in front of the entire unit. Thursday we also got to do our hobby hour which is our time to chose our favorite activities. Shabbat was a great way to end the week. We sang songs and drank grapefruit juice. We even got participate in Israeli day which is our time to learn about Israeli culture. Til next week group 20.

Group 20 Blog, Week 4

This week’s gloomy weather didn’t stop group 20 from having a blast at camp! We kicked off the start of the week by watching a magical movie together, and leaving some time at the end of the day to squeeze in a quick refreshing swim! We also got to enjoy some fun activities as we danced our hearts out at Zumba and discovered cool new creatures at nature! As late night came along, we all got to work together as a team, flying through some kangaroo races, scavenger hunts, and other marvelous mini games. The night ended as we had a relaxing dinner on the field, enjoying our super yummy burgers and hot dogs! The next day, we got to be the spectacular stars of this week’s wacky Wednesday video! (We’re celebrities). For wacky Wednesday, we were all pumped to join Yomi Bear for his big birthday bash. We enjoyed many activities together like strutting our stuff down the runway, making goofy faces in the photo booth, and wrapping a huge, life-size present (literally!) for the birthday bear himself! Finally, we got to end the week by making some snuggly snowmen at ceramics, and getting our energy back during a much-needed period of gymnastics. We hope everyone had a wonderful week full of smiles and giggles and, as always, we can’t wait for the next one!

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 20 Blog, Week 3

The Greatest Globetrotters (Group 20) had a tremendous time at tennis while teetering their tennis balls on tottering rackets. Some stylish moves were shown on the soccer field as Messi incarnates ferociously fired their soccer balls into the goals. The Greatest Globetrotters gobbled up some good grub such as pancakes, turkey burgers, and tasty tatter tots swim was swamped with splishing and splashing but we had a day of swinging by the sprinklers swiftly. Lots of fun took place with lollipop — I mean lacrosse lances and some kids were pumped for pop fit. Some smiles were made as we broke the seriousness and silence at circus arts. All of the children were going to be doctors, but they ran out of patience. (Ha-ha). We jumped in gymnastics and did some funny antics and shenanigans while having a jolly ol’ time. Camp Carnival created lots of exciting rides and we popped lots of popcorn into our bellies. We beat the heat by slurping our snowcones and boyoyoinged in the bouncy house. We can’t wait for week 4!

Group 20 Blog, Week 2

It was yet another fantastic week for Group 20! We had an amazing start on Monday at Outdoor Ceramics where we carved, scratched, and attached our heart’s out creating our perfect pinch-pot baskets; and that was only the beginning. We all embodied our best majestic robots at Zumba, played like pros at Baseball, and became brilliant environmentalists at Nature. On Tuesday we sprang into action at Soccer and had a World Cup of our own. But wait, who could forget the afternoon jam session with Nelson?! Our Group 20 chorus could out-class even the greatest of symphonies! By the time Wednesday came around, we could hardly contain our excitement; it was mouse ears, capes, and crowns galore as we dressed up as our favorite storybook characters for Wacky Wednesday! From relay races, to a Unit 2-wide Scavenger Hunt, to even a live Quiz Game show in the Amphitheater, our Wacky Wednesday was action packed from the get-go. As if our week couldn’t get any more exciting already, Thursday brought more fun than we ever could have imagined. At Lacrosse we learned how to master shooting–seriously, every single person made a goal! Then, we picked up our water bottles, put on our Group 20 smiles, and headed off to Hobby Hour. From activity to activity we consistently showed off our Group 20 abilities–truly cementing our legacy as the Greatest Globetrotters.


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 20 Blog, Week 1B

Group 20’s week was a home run, starting with baseball on Monday. We split up into teams and played a good, clean game while cheering on our friends. At lego robotics we teamed up to program a robot to move back and forth (might have some potential engineers in the future)! On Tuesday we had archery, which seems to be the favorite activity among the boys of the group. Later that day we all grabbed a video camera to show off what group 20 is really all about and video taped us being our ridiculous and goofy selves. There was no shortage of excitement on Thursday, either. We kicked off the day by making some spectacular Sahara Desert themed bracelets. Then we picked up our cameras, chef hats, and water bottles as we showed off our Group 20 skills all around camp during Hobby Hour—afterall, we’re called ‘The Greatest Globetrotters’ for a reason. After lunch we headed over to the tennis courts where we learned how to hit some fantastic forehands. As you can see, there was no shortage of fun and laughter this week from Group 20 and we look forward to another great week ahead!

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 20 Blog, Week 1

The Greatest Globetrotters hopped into the first week of camp with enthusiasm as we started off with ice breakers and improv! We slowly got to know everyone’s names and lively personalities just as the sun slowly but surely came out to surprise us towards the end of the week! As the sun came out, we all had a blast splashing around in the pool and skipping happily to and from each activity! Luckily, we were able to relax and show off each of our quirky asanas at yoga. Afterwards, we were able to showcase our awesome artistic skills at arts and crafts and create spectacular self portraits! Also, we were able to end our successful week as we cheered our cheeriest cheer while we went to pioneer, and went googoo for a game of gaga in the sand! We squeezed in some time before the end of the day to test our growing photography skills as we snapped photos of the garden. Lastly, we played our hearts out in basketball and swam like beautiful fishes in the refreshing pool as our Friday came to an end. Not to mention we earned ourselves group of the week! Go group 20! We are all overjoyed by a fantastic first week and cannot wait to start off the next one with even more enthusiasm!

Week 7 Group 20 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Gaga @ Yomi Seniors Floor Hockey Gardening


Cooking Special Event
Per. 2 Tennis A Circus Arts Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 3 Field Zipline Painting and Drawing Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Special Event
Per. 4 Field Zipline Low Ropes Course Wacky Wednesday Basketball B Lunch
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Free Swim
Per. 6 Photog. Baseball at Mets Field Frisbee Music with Nelson 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