Group 21 Blog, Week 6

This week the campers of Group 21 explored the ocean in ceramics when we made wonderful whales. On Tuesday we mastered our volley and forehand shots in a uber fun relay at tennis. We also had a fantastic time at filmmaking where we used the green screen to disappear behind our own invisibility cloaks. Wacky Wednesday was our wildest one yet when we headed out on a safari and played Hungry Hippos and made hippo masks as we traveled from Canada to the Bahamas with our Yomi passports. Boating was a blast, we pedaled in our boats through a curtain of rainbow pool noodles and saw the true beauty of the nature Camp Yomi has to offer. We went back in time on Thursday when we drew dinosaurs with oil pastels in Painting and Drawing and conquered a Gymnastics obstacle course later in the day. We ended the week on Friday, soaring through camp in the flying squirrel and designing our ideal robots at Lego Robotics! See you next week!

Group 21 Blog, Week 5

The Terrific Travelers of Group 21 opened up the week with a bang. On Monday, the Terrific Travelers had their fun by hitting bomb shots at baseball, with both teams making home runs! We took our base running over to jewelry where we made spectacular seahorse necklaces. We jumped into Tuesday with some awesome musical lacrosse. The Terrific Travelers flew on over to photography and took pretty portraits at tons of different angles. We rocked out on Wednesday with our annual Yomi Idol and watched some of our unit 2 friends at the finals!  Thursday, we had a great time cooking and, later, practicing yoga. We ended our fun filled week at Shabbat with singing and dancing with all of our group. This week was so special, but next week is going to be even better.

Group 21 Blog, Week 4

Wow what a wonderful week at Camp Yomi! Since it was really rainy on Monday, we had to improvise! The terrific travelers traveled to the theater and watched an awesome movie! After our trip to the theater, we made the journey back to camp and with extreme luck, the weather cleared up and we got to go  swimming! On Tuesday the weather was nice and we started our day off with some great games of gaga! After gaga, the terrific travelers took a trip to the fun field and played baseball! Baseball was a home run! All of the terrific travelers  got on base! When we got out of baseball, we went down to photography and took our artsy pictures! After photography ended we got in our ninja mentality and conquered the low ropes course! Soon after, the terrific travelers rushed to the field and played some super fun games of soccer! Soccer was amazing! Once again, all of our talented travelers showed off their super sweet skills! After soccer, we rushed to the cool pool and finished our day off with some splashing fun! Wednesday was extra wacky this week! The rain was trying to stop us from having another awesome day at camp, BUT WE SAID NO! Wednesday was Yomi Bear’s birthday party! We got invited to his birthday party, so we had to get ready! We spent our morning dressing up, until it was time! We went to his party at the hotel and had loads of fun! On Thursday, we started our day off with so intense lacrosse! After that, we all broke off into to our hobby hour! When we met back up, we headed over to the great garden and got digging! All that gardening made us hot, so we headed to the lovely pool and took a dip! On Friday, frisbee was the first fun activity! We flung flying frisbees across the meadow and then headed to our Yomi Idol rehearsal! That was a blast! After we practiced, we celebrated Israel Day at camp! Then we sung some fun songs at shabbat! We so look forward to what next week brings!

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 21 Blog, Week 3

The Terrific Travelers soared into week 3 of camp with a competitive early morning Lacrosse outing! The girls teamed up to edge the boys out of the win in an early relay to ten goals. Later in the week the kids raced to snatch up weeds in Gardening and barreled through baseball batting up a storm. Wacky Wednesday was wonderfully wacky as group 21 went crazy for the carnival. Bouncing in the bouncy house, munching on popcorn and cotton candy, and punching in prizes in the game booths, they had a blast. Thursday morning Group 21 revealed their
artistic side with perfect portrayals of whacky Giraffes in painting and drawing. Lastly, campers enjoyed their choice of their favorite activity in hobby hour and made great strides in seriously improving their swimming skills. The Terrific Travelers are eager to rush into upcoming adventures in their fourth week of camp!

Group 21 Blog, Week 2

This week the terrific travelers of unit 2 flew through camp yomi on the fun filled flying squirrel and wowed each other with our amazing archery. Tuesday we scored in soccer, a game that rivaled the world cup in excitement. In cooking we baked and designed delectable cupcake treats. Wacky Wednesday was wild and wonderful with this week’s storybook theme; games like the hungry caterpillar and coin relay were crazy fun. Group 21 took home first place on the Camp Yomi scavenger hunt proving that we are the best of the best! Later, tricky trivia was no match for our wit, once again letting group 21 win the game. Thursday we clowned around at circus arts where we balanced peacock feathers on the tips of our fingers. Filmmaking was fantastic, we got to make a documentary about group 21 and every camper got to be a camera man! Friday went by like a whirlwind when we danced our hearts out at Zumba and saw a few homeruns at baseball. And we can’t wait to do it all again next week!

 

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 21 Blog, Week 1B

The Terrific Travelers jumped into our super second week of camp. We started off the week with some brilliant base running at baseball. Then headed on over to ceramics where we made some spectacular swan bowls. The Terrific Travelers had a tantalizing time at tennis on Tuesday, showing the whole group their amazing forearm stance. We also made uber cool underground drawings at painting and drawing! We came back from our lovely Fourth of July break on Thursday and enjoyed filmmaking by making super silly clips for next week’s wacky Wednesday video. At LEGO robotics, the whole group was wowed after we programmed our robots to move around and talk! The Terrific Travelers closed the week off at Shabbat on Friday where we danced around with the unit and enjoyed delicious challa and grape juice.

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.

 

Group 21 Blog, Week 1

Wow, what an incredible beginning to the “Terrific Travelers’” journey through Camp Yomi! On Wednesday, we started the day off with super silly stretches in Yomi Yoga! Next we went full ninja mode in the fantastic Rope course. After that, we created cool collages in awesome Arts and Crafts. When we were done, the terrific travelers took a terrific journey to the field and played Mr. Fox, with tons of close, exciting rounds. After we were done in the field, the Terrific Travelers trail blazed to the coding center where we solved super serious, tricky puzzles. At the end of the day the Terrific Travelers traveled to the pool and splish splashed in the super cool water! Thursday, we took charge in the the kitchen and made crunchy, yummy apple nachos. When we were done with our tasty treats, we journeyed over to the zapping zip-line and zipped over all of our camp Yomi friends. On Friday, the Terrific Travelers took a terrific trip to the field and got sweaty with some super fun soccer. After that, we got groovy with our dances moves at Zumba. When our daytime dances came to an end , we did the moonwalk over to jewelry making and made some dazzling USA-bracelets. Then, as usual, we concluded the day with two back-to-back periods in the pool. So sure, the weekends’ cool, but camp Yomi is awesome. And that’s why we can’t wait to do it all again, next week.

Week 6 Group 21 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Per. 1 Ceramics Tennis A Boating Painting and Drawing Jewelry Making
Per. 2 Nature Frisbee Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Soccer B
Per. 3 Basketball A Filmm. Wacky Wednesday Hobby Hour Shabbat
Per. 4 Circus Art Zumba Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Jewish Music Lego Robotics
Per. 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Per. 6 Pop Fit Kids Pioneering Arts and Crafts Gymnastics Flying Squirrel
Per. 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Per. 8 Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim Instruc. Swim