Week 3 Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxis zoomed into our third week of camp with zest and excitement. After an amazing second week, we were so excited to return and have a blast! We started off our week with basketball where we practiced shooting some hoops as a group. We then made our way to instructional swim where we learned a whole lot about different strokes and kicks. We had so much fun that we never wanted it to end. We then headed out to zip line where our taxis soared across our camp! Monday ended with Yomi electives where we all had a blast. We ended our day with smiles plastered on our faces! On Tuesday we started off our day with soccer where we showed off our skills in a friendly scrimmage. We worked so well as a team that I think we may be going to the world cup next year! We then headed off to swim where we all jumped and played. We then had a special event with our friends from ORT. We made a video with some super cool chalk and had such a fun time with our new friends. We went home that day excited for the festivities of wacky Wednesday, Our Wacky Wednesday theme this week was carnival, so we came all decked out in our unit color, blue. We started off our day with nature where we went to the lake and learned all about the plants that live in our beautiful camp. From there, we headed to swim where we had a blast as always. The, we started our Wacky Wednesday festivities with a trip to the carnival. We slid down the giant slide and bounced to our heart’s content in the bouncy house. We also got some super delicious snacks that we gobbled down in the field. We then went to do some fun carnival games. From pom-pom vacuum to hit the fish, we all had a ball at our Wacky Wednesday carnival. We went home with our belly’s full and our smiles wide. On Thursday we bounded to camp with a little extra pep in our step because Thursday was the day of our overnight! We started our day of with photography where we got to print out some of photos we had taken. We were very proud of all the photos we took because they all looked incredible! We then headed to instructional swim where we learned a lot from our lifeguards. After we waved them goodbye, we bounded to tennis where we knew a lot of fun was stored. We worked on our swings when we arrived and even got to try our hand at rallying the ball. After that, we had swim and Yomi electives where we had a whole ton of fun. We then waved our friends heading home goodbye and boarded buses to go bowling. We all had a ball at bowling and some of us even got a strike! Eventually, we got back to our buses and headed back to camp where an amazing barbecue awaited. We munched down on our food at the field and played a little as we waited for what was next in the store. Soon, we were told we were going on a tour of NYC and headed out to see the sights of the city. We travelled through camp and saw some pretty cool stuff, like the Big Apple Circus and Barclays. We even took a picture with Lady Liberty shot some hoops at MSG! We ended our tour with smiles on our faces and excited for what else the night had in store. We then headed to a bonfire where we all got some delicious s’mores sans the chocolate! We all thought they were amazing and wanted seconds even though there was no more. Afterwards, we sat around the camp fire and heard a story and sang a song. By then, we were tired and said goodnight. We went to bed in our lovely camp with smiles all over our faces and excited for what was to come. We woke up the next morning ready for the day! We started off with breakfast and then headed to our extra swim! We jumped around and had so much together at the start of our very nice day. We then went back to our unit where we met back with our friends who had not stayed the night with us. We went to volleyball where we had two rousing games. We cheered, hit and had a blast. We then went to our instructional swim where we all had a whole ton of fun. Then, we headed to pop fit kids where we played some very fun games. Swim was next and we splashed and played. Afterwards, we went to shabbat where we sang, drank grape juice and had some delicious Challah bread. Our day ended with pioneering where we learned about sustainability and played a few games. We went home with happy hearts and all so happy to have had such an incredible third week of camp. We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and are so excited to see you next week at camp.

Week 2 Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxis had a very active and fun first full week of camp! We started off the day by being creative with ceramics.  We had a lot of fun practicing our strokes at the swimming in the pool. We zoomed to Yomi-lectives so we could enjoy our preferred activities. This week some campers started sports club and enjoyed a nice game of baseball. The Terrific Taxis showed their smiles for the camera for picture day.

We showed our strength in gaga, we may have the strongest arms in the unit! The Terrific Taxis enjoyed scoring goals at soccer and created necklaces in jewelry. We enjoyed our first Wacky Wednesday by showing our green thumb in gardening. We were able to participate in a scavenger hunt,  potato sack races, and a challenging obstacle course. Towards the end of the week, we had a relaxing yoga period. After that, we got our blood pumping in floor hockey. This week was chock full of fun activities. We can’t wait for next weeks overnight!

 

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 26

The Terrific Taxis zoomed into their second week of camp! We started our week of in gardening where we all grew some green thumbs and learned all about the incredible plants Yomi has to offer. From there, we headed to swim where we splashed and played! We wished we could stay there all day, but we headed to gymnastics where we had a ball doing an obstacle course. We ended our day with our very fun electives and went home with smiles stuck to our faces! We started off Tuesday with nature where we learned all about the trees on our beautiful campgrounds. Then, swim came around again and the taxis suddenly grew some gills! After that, we had a great lunch and then went to arts and crafts where the taxis made some incredible self portraits. And, when the rain came around, we still had a ball in the shelter making lanyard, drawing and cheering! We ended our day with smiles as we headed to our buses. On Wednesday, we missed Camp, but were happy to celebrate July fourth! On Thursday, we bounced back to camp with zeal! We started off our day with ceramics where we made either a turtle or a dinosaur! They looked so good and we had a whole lot of fun! Then, we headed to swim where we had a ball, as always. We then had Jewish culture where we learned a new song and heard a great story! We ended our day with our incredible Yomi electives and went home excited for the next day of Camp. On Friday, we started off with a camp wide Shabbat and had a whole ton of fun! We all danced and sang and, also celebrated our incredible second week at camp. We went home with smiles glued to our faces and incredibly excited for the next week of camp. We hope that you all have an incredible weekend and we’ll see you next 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 26

The terrific taxis bounded into their first week of camp! We started our first day back with baseball where the taxis zoomed their way around the field and practiced batting, as well. Then, we headed our way to swim where our taxis suddenly grew some gills! We all had a blast together in the water and were so glad to cool off. At jewelry, we got to make some cool USA bracelets and they all looked super cool. We went home super happy and excited for Camp. Even though it rained at first on Thursday, we couldn’t be held down. We dashed to Camp and had quite a ball! And, when the sun came out the day got even better. We showed off our soccer skills and made some far out robots on painting and drawing. We all went home with gigantic smiles on our faces. Once Friday rolled around, we were so excited to get back to Camp. We had a blast in the pool as we cooled off from the hot sun! We also went to Shabbat where we listened to some great tunes and sang along, as well. Now, that the week is over we are so happy to be back at camp. It has been the greatest first week ever and we are so excited to be coming back this Monday! Have a good weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!

Week 4 Group 26 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Circus Arts Soccer/Unit: Sports Club Zumba Boating/Sports Club Lacrosse
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Coding Painting and Drawing Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Yomi Idol Practice Gardening
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Archery Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Jewish Culture  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Unit: Israel Day
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal