Week 6 Blog – Group 24

HEY GROUP 24!!! Can you believe that next week is the last week of camp? We’re all so sad to be leaving so soon, but we’re not letting that stop us from having the best time we can at camp. We started off our week with by showing off our amazing soccer and hockey skills. We kept things sporty with Gaga later in the week. Group 24 had so much fun during the Wacky Wednesday activities!  We enjoyed playing around in the bouncy house, dunking some counselors in the dunk tank, and playing many really fun games. On Thursday we were all so excited for our second OVERNIGHT!!! We played Greenie Meanies with the unit and our team won! What made tour week even better was that we were able to go onto the zip-line for the 3rd time this summer! Everyone had a blast feeling the rush of wind on the way down. We finished off our week by showing our creativity in film making as well as playing volleyball together at the end of the day. We all had such a fun week together, and we hope to have an even better one next week!

Unit 3 Overnight

August 2018

Dear Unit 3 Families,

One of our most popular events at Camp Yomi is the OVERNIGHT and we have great news… the second Unit 3 Overnight is just around the corner! Your camper’s OVERNIGHT will take place on Thursday, August 9, 2018. We will enjoy the pool all to ourselves for an extra swim in the late afternoon.  Our magical day will continue into the early evening with fun-filled activities, a Kosher barbecue dinner and ‘smores with songs by a campfire. Our fun continues the next morning with an additional swim! Breakfast the next morning is also provided, along with lunch on Friday. Campers return home the next day at the normal bus site and scheduled time.

Overnight programming is an optional activity, though well over 90% of our campers choose to participate. There is no need to call if your child will be joining us; however, please notify your child’s Unit Supervisor by Wednesday, August 8th at 5pm if your child wishes to return to your usual drop-off site at the regular time (5:00pm) on Thursday.  You can reach Jeremy at Yomi3@92y.org

What to bring on the overnight (we recommend sending everything in a duffle bag or a second backpack – wheeled suitcases are not ideal for the campgrounds terrain) :

  • Sleeping Bag (Required)
  • Toiletries
  • Insect Repellent
  • Pajamas
  • Long Sleeve Shirt & Long Pants
  • Change of clothes for the following day, including swimsuits for three Thursday and three Friday swims
  • Rain gear (optional)
  • Flashlight
  • Your enthusiasm for a great night with camp friends ☺
  • DO NOT send electronics, including cell phones, as well as CANDY

If your child takes medication that needs to be administered to your child while on the overnight, you should give the medication to your child’s bus counselor Thursday morning. Please include written authorization from the parent/guardian along with the name of the medication, condition for which the medication is being used, the required dosage and frequency with which it is to be dispensed. All medication must be in the original prescription container.

If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance prior to this event, please contact the camp office at (212) 415-5643 ext.2.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim                  Alexa Kinney                            Jeremy Burgess

Director                           Assistant Director                   Unit 3 Supervisor

Week 5 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 had a great week! We began the week practicing our dance moves for Yomi idol. We soared through the skies while ziplining, and enjoyed our Yomi-lective activities.  Tuesday had us coding and perfecting our Yomi-idol performance during Music w/ Nelson. Finally, we found our chi at yoga where we learned new poses and relaxed (namaste). Wednesday was Yomi Idol where we won first place in our unit! We then had to perform for the whole camp where we came in 3rd place! Go group 24!!!  Thursday we had tennis where we hit backhands and forehands, then arts and crafts then Yomi electives. Friday we had pop fit kids, instructional swim, gardening, Shabbat and nature. Overall a great week!

Week 4 Blog – Group 24

Hey, Group 24! We can’t believe we’re already halfway done with camp. The weeks have been flying by way too fast! Though the weather this week may have been gloomy, we didn’t let that stop us from having as much fun as we possibly could. We started off our week with photography where everyone took some really cool pictures for the picture frames they had decorated. Although it was raining on Wednesday, we didn’t let that stop us from having a super fun party for Yomi bear’s birthday at a nearby hotel. Everyone was jumping and dancing all around. On Thursday, the campers began practicing for their big Yomi idol performance next week. They seem to love our song choice of “How far I’ll go” from the movie Moana. On Friday we took to Yankee’s Field where we participated in a rousing game of baseball and then later celebrated Shabbat! We hope to have an even better week next week with each other. This is the Empire State Timbs signing off!

 

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!

Week 3 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 had a fantastic time at camp! Our first activity of the week was cooking where we got to make delicious cookie dough. We enjoyed learning how to pitch and work together as a team in baseball and perfecting our strokes during instructional swim. This week’s Wacky Wednesday was a carnival!
We were able to dress up in our units color and get face paint. We also were able to enjoy tasty treats such as cotton candy, snow cones, and delicious buttery popcorn! We were also able to go on exciting inflatable rides!
Everyone seemed excited for the overnight on Thursday! We ate hotdogs and chicken burgers even some chips! Later that night we had an NYC themed scavenger hunt, and our group won! Go Group 24! We then got to enjoy a late night snack of s’mores and were off to bed. The next morning, we had an extra free swim and enjoyed some more fun activities and of course, Shabbat! We can’t wait for what next week has in store!

Week 2 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 had a great week! On Monday we started off with Krav Maga then headed to instructional swim and then had improv after lunch! Finally we had Yomi electives. On Tuesday we had jewelry making where we made bracelets or sports club. We also made self-portraits in arts and crafts and played Gaga and then had picture day! Wednesday was wacky Wednesday (story book character themed) where we had a special game show, potato sack races and an obstacle course! On Thursday we had outdoor ceramics where we made fruit wedges, then went to LEGO robotics and finally had Yomi electives. On Friday we had tennis, painting and drawing, Shabbat and basketball! Every day we had free swim and had an amazing time! Overall a great week for group 24!

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.

Unit 3 Overnight

Dear Unit 3 Families,

One of our most popular events at Camp Yomi is the OVERNIGHT and we have great news… the first Unit 3 Overnight is just around the corner! Your camper’s OVERNIGHT will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2018. We will go bowling, enjoy the pool all to ourselves for an extra swim in the late afternoon.  Our magical day will continue into the early evening with fun-filled activities, a Kosher barbecue dinner and ‘smores with songs by a campfire. Our fun continues the next morning with an additional swim! Breakfast the next morning is also provided, along with lunch on Friday. Campers return home the next day at the normal bus site and scheduled time.

Overnight programming is an optional activity, though well over 90% of our campers choose to participate. There is no need to call if your child will be joining us; however, please notify your child’s Unit Supervisor by Wednesday, July 18th at 5pm if your child wishes to return to your usual drop-off site at the regular time (5:00pm) on Thursday.  You can reach Jeremy at Yomi3@92y.org

 

What to bring on the overnight (we recommend sending everything in a duffle bag or a second backpack – wheeled suitcases are not ideal for the campgrounds terrain) :

  • Sleeping Bag (Required)
  • Toiletries
  • Insect Repellent
  • Pajamas
  • Long Sleeve Shirt & Long Pants
  • Change of clothes for the following day, including swimsuits for three Thursday and three Friday swims
  • Rain gear (optional)
  • Flashlight
  • Your enthusiasm for a great night with camp friends ☺
  • DO NOT send electronics, including cell phones, as well as CANDY

 

If your child takes medication that needs to be administered to your child while on the overnight, you should give the medication to your child’s bus counselor Thursday morning. Please include written authorization from the parent/guardian along with the name of the medication, condition for which the medication is being used, the required dosage and frequency with which it is to be dispensed. All medication must be in the original prescription container.

If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance prior to this event, please contact the camp office at (212) 415-5643 ext.2.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ivy Manheim                     Alexa Kinney                               Jeremy Burgess

Director                              Assistant Director                       Unit 3 Supervisor

Week 1B Blog – Group 24

Hey group 24!!! Us campers and counselors had a terrific first (almost full) week at camp Yomi this week. We started of the week calmly with some painting and drawing where all the campers drew some really cool robots. After swim, we had a silly and fun time at circus arts and ended off the day with yomi-lectives. On Tuesday, we started off strong with lacrosse where everyone showed off their amazing skills of throwing and catching the ball. We moved onto the climbing tower, the most exciting activity by far. We hoped to end off the day with some games of tennis and soccer, but the rain unfortunately stopped us. After our day off for the Fourth of July, we resumed camp with Zumba, which was so exciting and fun for all the campers and counselors as well. We later experienced an incredible adventure in nature, and then ended off the day with yomi-lectives once again. Unfortunately because of the rain on Friday we weren’t able to spend much time at the campgrounds as we hoped to, but we still had a great time nonetheless as we had a camp wide Shabbat! We can’t wait for even more fun next week. That’s all for now, Empire State Timbs signing off!!

 

It has been such a hot summer so far and we can’t wait to dive into even more summer fun at the pool! We started instructional swim this week and look forward to helping your camper build on their skills in the coming weeks.

Just as a reminder, 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, and Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and Killer Whale

To get more information on the objectives of each swim level, please check out the document section located on the left side of your parent portal www.92y.org/mycamp. The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email Nina, Swim Director, at CampSwim@92y.org or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext. 3

Unit 3 & 4 Parent Night

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 10 we will be hosting our Units 3 and 4 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic).Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 10 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units K, 1 or 2 or from another 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to get their name on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 11th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Jeremy (Unit 3 Supervisor) yomi3@92y.org or Maddy (Unit 4 Supervisor) at yomi4@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 12.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park in lot.

Week 1 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 was super excited for the first week of camp! We began by completing exciting icebreaker activities so we could learn more about each other.  Our first activity was ceramics where we made beautiful baskets for the Fourth of July. This week, we also enjoyed gymnastics where all of us learned to do rolls while also working together as a team to complete tricky obstacles. Group 24 got technical at   Lego Robotics where we built and operated our own robots! Even though this week was short, we sprinted into our yomilective classes such as Farm-to-Table, Horseback Riding, Baseball, and many more!   We showed our green thumb at gardening and learned about the grape vines camp Yomi is growing. Soon the grapes will be red and we can eat them. Yum!  We stayed nice and cool by swimming our way around the pool.  We swam, and played pool games such as water volleyball! Group 24 ended the week celebrating Shabbat where we all got to eat challah and drink juice. We can’t wait for what next week has in store!

Week 7 Group 24 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Gymnastics Arts & Crafts Archery Basketball Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Tennis Gardening Unit: Wacky Wednesday Filmmaking Field Games
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Special Event
Period 6 Yomi-lectives High Ropes Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Free Swim Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Closing Ceremony
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal