Week 3 Blog – Group 25

Group 25 had an incredible last week of Session A. We started the week off with an intense Basketball game called “Poisson”. We also had many fun activities throughout the week such as crafting exquisite necklaces and bracelets at Jewelry Making, relaxing our bodies during Yoga, decorating and fixing up the garden, and creating Emojis at Ceramics. This Wacky Wednesday, we had our very first Carnival of the summer! It was filled with lots of fun rides, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and carnival games at the booths. Thursday night was also our very first Overnight! We kicked it off with bowling at the lanes. After our barbecue dinner, we went on a scavenger hunt around camp that had a New York City theme. We ended the night with s’mores, stories, and cheers at the campfire. On Friday, we ended our week climbing as high as we could at the Climbing Tower, practicing our strokes at Tennis, and dancing and singing to songs at Shabbat. It’s been an amazing session, and we can’t wait for lots of more fun at Session B.

Week 2 Blog – Group 25

The Happy Hot Dogs had a fantastic first full week of camp! There was much swimming and crazy fun activities under the hot summer sun. We did gymnastics, coding, Zumba, arts & crafts, pioneering, jewelry, basketball, and more! On Tuesday we put on our big smiley faces for picture day and had a blast at parent night. It was so great meeting many of the parents and decorating cookies at cooking. Wednesday surely was wacky! Group 25 disappeared and became an amazing squad of different storybook characters! We also answered the wacky Wednesday question correctly and won a prize! We ended our terrific week once again with a musical Shabbat and said goodbye for the weekend. We can’t wait for another incredible week at Camp Yomi!

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.

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 25

Wow! What an awesome week at Camp Yomi Group 25 has had! On Monday, we started off the week right with some relaxing yoga first thing in the morning. From there, we jumped straight into free swim. After lunch, the kids played a mean game of ga-ga then headed straight to lice checks. We were relieved to discover that everyone was louse free! We finished off the day with Yomi-lectives where the campers got to focus on what they love the most. Tuesday began with the ever-delightful circus arts. It was incredible! After watching the kids effortlessly balance feathers on their fingers (and some even on their noses), I think we’re ready for Cirque du Soleil. After this we had out first ever (drumroll please…) instructional swim! From tadpoles to dolphins, all of the kids thrived! We followed this up with an intense game of baseball. Despite the heat, each camper batted and caught like they were Babe Ruth. After that, we were lucky to have an great free swim period before a dramatic thunderstorm began. We were thrown into a bit of chaos by the tumultuous weather but the campers followed directions super well and we made the best of a difficult situation. We quickly learned that there’s nothing a good game of quackadilioso can’t fix! After a refreshing Fourth of July, the campers arrived at Yomi ready to dive right into painting and drawing where they designed their very own symmetrical robots. The imaginary battles that ensued were epic to say the least. After all the drawing excitement, we had our second instructional swim in which the campers really began to get the hang of the lifeguards’ lessons. Then came a quick lunch break followed by some awesome basketball shooting. The kids did layups like it was the NBA! Free swim was especially exciting on Thursday because it was the first day that the slide was open. Those campers with red bracelets got to zoom down the slide, while those of us in the swim block cheered them on and continued to play our usual games. Then came Yomi-lectives! The kids further honed their hobbies and passions. On Friday, all of camp Yomi Unit 3 gathered for a wonderful Shabbat featuring live music and (of course) more snacks! We ended the week with a free swim period. We were sad to see each other go for the weekend, but couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming week!

 

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 25

Group 25, The Happy Hot Dogs, had a phenomenal 1st week at camp. When we first arrived at camp, we got to meet all the campers and counselors in our group while taking a tour of the garden. We played many fun games in the pool such as Marco Polo and Volleyball against another group. We ended our first-day climbing unbelievable heights at the Climbing Tower. On Thursday, we created distinct self-portraits of ourselves and played an intense match of Soccer. We ended our week shooting stellar videos at Filmmaking, singing and dancing to many songs at Shabbat, and shooting arrows like Katniss Everdeen at Archery. We can’t wait for next week filled with lots more fun!

Week 4 Group 25 Schedule

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Ceramics Cooking/Unit: Sports Club Floor Hockey Soccer/Unit: Sports Club Archery
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Baseball Jewelry Making Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Filmmaking Yomi Idol Practice
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Boating Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Tennis  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Unit: Israel Day
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal