Unit K, 1, and 2 Parent Night!

 

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 17 we will be hosting our Units K, 1 and 2 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). The GPS address for the campground is 44 Henry Kaufmann Rd. Orangeburg, NY 10962. 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 17 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 other 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 have them placed 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 Anna (Unit K Supervisor) yomik@92y.org , Julie (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 17.

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

Week 2 Blog – Group 5

Group 5 had a very successful 2nd week at camp, participating in many new and exciting activities. On Monday, we got to play field games with our group and counselors and learn how to shoot baskets during basketball!  We also got creative during arts and crafts. We were excited to take our group picture for picture day on Monday. On Tuesday, group 5 got to practice our pottery skills and play an awesome game of soccer.  For wacky Wednesday, this week, our theme was storybook characters. Campers and counselors got to dress up as their favorite story book character and participate in an exciting trivia game show in the morning! We also got to make dragon masks and puppets.  On Thursday, we got to show off our yoga poses and on Friday we all got to celebrate Shabbat and take some awesome pictures!  Overall, group 5 had an outstanding week and we can’t wait to dive into the next one!

 

Activities

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. 

            

Week 2 Blog – Group 8

This week group 8 has a ton of fun!  We learned how to shoot baskets in basketball and played a fierce game of Ga-Ga.  On Tuesday, we sang some of our favorite songs at Music with Nelson and got some exercise at Pop Fit Kids!  Wednesday was extra wacky this week, as we made puppets and dragon masks and completed a relay obstacle course as a group!  We also learned about our campgrounds at nature and played some games of soccer!  It was like the World Cup was taking place right next to Unit K! On Thursday, we got to roll like Olympic gymnasts in gymnastics and make desert-themed bracelets and necklaces in Jewelry Making.  To wrap the week up we got to go to the sprinklers, which no one walked away from dry!  We also got to celebrate Shabbat together, which is always a good time!  Group 8 had such a good week and we’re really looking forward to the next one! 

 

 

Activities

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. 

            

 

 

Week 2 Blog – Group 11

The Shining Sharks had an awesome week filled with loads of energy and excitement! We started the week with our group picture! On Monday, the campers played field games, and ended the day with a session of yoga. On Tuesday, the Shining Sharks learned about the different plants that are growing in our own camp. In the next activity, the campers turned into photographers, and took beautiful pictures of the camp. Lastly, they played an intense game of basketball. Our first Wacky Wednesday was a success! Many counselors and campers were dressed up as their favorite storybook character. We started the day with a game show in which the campers went up to answer trivia questions and complete different challenges. During our Wacky Wednesday activity, we made puppets, decorated dragons and completed an obstacle course. Some of the other activities we had during the day were soccer, painting and of course, swim. During soccer, the campers were divided into groups and played against each other. During painting, the campers painted their own wacky giraffe. At the end of the day, the Shining Sharks had a blast running around, chasing each other in the sprinklers. On Thursday, the campers had a busy day that consisted of filmmaking, pop fit kids, free swim and everyone’s favorite music. In filmmaking, the Sharks got to use a camera and make short movies of themselves. The campers enjoyed themselves in pop fit kids, playing different games such as fit, fit, run and roll the dice!. Pop fit kids is a fun way for the campers to stay active and healthy! During music, the Shining Sharks turned into Shining Artists as they played with many different instruments. On Friday, the campers enjoyed themselves at our weekly Shabbat celebration. The campers love Shabbat, they get to dance, sing, eat challah and drink grape juice. The campers had an amazing week! We all left camp on Friday with anticipation for the next week to start! Can’t wait to see what were doing next week!

Activities

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. 

Week 2 Blog – Group 10

The Silly Seahorses had an amazing second week of camp. We had loads of fun on Monday as we made some awesome bracelets in jewelry making and had a blast swimming in the pool. We rounded off our Monday with soccer and nature. Tuesday was another awesome day for the Silly Seahorses. We had painting and drawing where we made some really wacky giraffes. We also had a super fun time at gymnastics were we completed a super fun obstacle course. Tuesday was also picture day for the Silly Seahorses. Wednesday was the first wacky Wednesday of the summer and it was storybook themed. The Silly Seahorses came prepared dressing in all kinds of awesome outfits. We participated in some specials wacky Wednesday activities including making dragon masks and some incredible puppets. We also got to race in a super fun obstacle course. The special wacky Wednesday activities weren’t the only awesome things we did on Wednesday.  We had a fantastic time at yoga and got to make pieces of fruit at outdoor ceramics! Thursday was a super fun day in which we had gardening, mini zip, and arts and crafts! We also had a super fun time splashing each other in the pool. We had an awesome last day of the week in which we had pioneering, baseball, and Shabbat, where we sung some really fun songs. We had a super fun second week of camp and we all can’t wait to have so much fun next week!

Activities 

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. 

            

Week 2 Blog – Group 9

Group 9, The Swimming Sea Dragons, had a great second week at Camp Yomi!  It went by flying with loads of energy and excitement! On Monday the Swimming Sea Dragons first started of with instructional swim where we had lots of fun doing different challenges with the lifeguard instructors and played games as well. We finished up the day with baseball and cooking. The Swimming Sea Dragons flew through the bases and hit many home runs, we also all loved frosting our cookies and eating them. We also had picture day at the end of the day where we all looked very sharp in our Camp Yomi t-shirts! On Tuesday we all had so much fun at painting and drawing using our wonderful imagination. We then went to Yoga and Outdoor Ceramics where we all listened for instructions and had so much fun building. On Wednesday we had Wacky Wednesday where we were all dressed in our favorite storybook characters and participated in a Brain Challenge gameshow! The Swimming Sea Dragons were a part of the blue team and won our very first Wacky Wednesday Brain Challenge. To finish off the day we had Zumba where we all danced our hearts out and went to soccer for a fun match amongst each other, which ended in a tie. On Thursday we had our first day of Gardening where we saw different foods growing and even got to taste one of them. We then headed off to Gaga where everyone had lots of fun trying to eliminate each other. To finish of the day we went to Mini Zip in which all of the campers were so brave and excited to participate in. We were all so excited to try pioneering and lacrosse on Friday. We had such a great time at Shabbat, dancing and singing with each other. We can’t wait for next week to experience new activities with full of excitement. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. See you all on Tuesday for our very first parent night! YAY!!

 

Activities 

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. 

Week 2 Blog – Group 7

The Golden Guppies stormed into this second week of camp with a bang! We entered this week hitting home runs out of the park in baseball, and learned about the plants and trees around us. Tuesday we came back energized for a full and exciting day at camp with one of our favorite actives which is soccer than we cheered our way over to gaga where we played competitive but fun matches like campers vs counselors and campers vs campers. Wednesday was of course our amazing Wacky Wednesday, the theme was Storybook Character day. Many campers came dressed as superheroes and athletes. We started our first activity with a entertainer who quizzed us on our knowledge of math, science, and history; then we made dragon masks and hand puppets. We closed the day making delicious cookie dough with chocolate chips! Thursday the Golden Guppies took on the day molding our mini elephants in ceramics and practicing our serves in tennis. We also had such an amazing time taking pictures in photography. With Friday speeding in we danced and sang our way into shabbat and we closed the week with an amazingly fun free swim. Week two is officially over as we head into our weekend excited for the next week of camp. Enjoy your weekend and rest up for next week!

 

Activities

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. 

            

Week 2 Blog – Group 6

The Jolly Jellyfish couldn’t have had more fun this week! This week started out with a hot Monday, but our group still had fun during our numerous activities, including a fantastic game of Gaga. On Tuesday The Jolly Jellyfish truly expressed their inner musicians by playing awesome beats and singing during Music with Nelson. Group 6 took on this week by really enjoying all of their instructional swim and free swim activities. We then had an appetizing experience during our Gardening class in which each camper got the opportunity to taste the delicious fresh vegetables and herbs grown in our very own garden! On Wednesday morning the sun was out and about for our first Wacky Wednesday, the theme being “Storybook Characters!” Our whole unit dressed up as their favorite character. Our campers enjoyed many activities all centered around storybook characters and particularly enjoyed the puppet making where they each got to make a puppet of their favorite character. In the afternoon, Group 6 enjoyed a lovely class of yoga where they got the opportunity to demonstrate their flexibility and relax. We finished up our week with some awesome dance moves in Zumba where campers danced out all their spirit and energy while playing a FREEZE-tastic game of freeze dance! And we can’t forget Arts and Crafts where the Jolly Jellyfish made amazing sun catchers in hopes of hanging them on their windows. As exciting as our week was the Jolly Jellyfish can’t wait to swim into next week’s activities which will hold even more fun! We all hope you enjoy your weekend, and tune in next week for more on our exciting camp experience!

 

Activities at Camp

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 11 Blog-Week 1B

On Monday, the kids had a ton of fun playing soccer. Many of them scored goals and some of them even managed to get a Hat trick!  Tuesday was a day like no other, during the middle of the day it started pouring cats and dogs.  However, we were able to overcome the rain by gathering around in the shelter and singing wonderful cheers which each group participated in. We even held a dance off battle among the counselors and the campers we loudly cheering us on!  Thursday was another great day!  During late night we had a scavenger hunt.  We had to find our missing counselor!  The campers had so much fun.  Lastly, after some more activities like making a ocean out of a bottle and playing under the sea tag we all gathered around and ate dinner on the Unit 1 field.  On Friday, we all had Shabbat as a camp and even got to go swimming in the afternoon!  Group 11 had such a great week and we’re really looking forward to the next one!

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 10 Blog-Week 1B

After a short break, the Silly Seahorses came back with full energy to camp to enjoy more fun and interesting activities. On Monday, the Silly Seahorses started the day with active fun station, where the whole group got to play the game “Keep Away”. After swim and enjoying delicious macaroni and cheese with broccoli, the Silly Seahorses headed to play soccer. The Silly Seahorses were able to score three goals!!! In ceramics, the Silly Seahorses made their own swans and got to learn technique of “scratch to attach.”  We also enjoyed some obstacle courses at Pop Fit Kids. On Tuesday, the Silly Seahorses had tennis, followed by nature where we went on an adventure to discover our campgrounds and learn about different trees and insects that live in them. Yoga was so much fun because everyone was able to enjoy it and demonstrate their own yoga poses. We all left camp with excitement for Fourth of July and couldn’t wait to be back for more fun activities! On Thursday, the Silly Seahorses started with basketball, and our group learned and practiced their dribbling skills. Next stop on out journey was Jewelry Making! Yay! We got to make our own necklaces and come up with stories behind them. Jewish music was very entertaining because we got to play a game, learn some songs for Shabbat and get to play some drums. After free swim and delicious snack, we went for another swim because it was our first late night of the summer. After swim we had a rotation of activities where we got to make our own oceans, participate in a scavenger hunt to find our missing counselor, and play games such as Undersea Baseball!   We then had a delicious dinner with our dear friends on the Unit 1 field and a fun bus ride home. On Friday, we enjoyed a whole-camp Shabbat where the Silly Seahorses enjoyed some music, challah, and grape juice! We all left camp with excitement to be back on Monday to enjoy and try more activities!

 

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 9 Blog-Week 1B

Group 9 started off their second week at camp Yomi with a big splash!! The Swimming Sea Dragons showed just as much enthusiasm as they did last week. They always have a warm welcome in the morning by talking to the new friends that they have made, as well as all of us playing games in the grass together. Despite the hot sun, The Swimming Sea Dragons continued to beat the odds not letting the heat stop them. Showing so much energy through this amazing week. We made the most of this week especially during Tuesday. The day was searing hot but we still managed to do our activities. One of the activities was Pop Fit Kids, where we would go through a series of mini obstacle courses and show off our strength! Then, we enjoyed jamming out in music with Nelson, where we played all sorts of instruments and sang many songs. And to end the day it began to rain, but did that stop us? Of course not! We kept up our positive energy by singing cheers as loud as we could in our shelter, while the rain passed. On Thursday after coming back from our one day break we enjoyed doing our low ropes course. We got to climb across a giant log and walk along a tightrope. After that we went to our jewelry making class and the campers and counselor made some amazing bracelets! We then ended our day with our first late night!  We got to go on a scavenger hunt for our missing counselor and make oceans!  We also got to act like sea creatures and play under the sea themed games!  We ended our late night off by eating some amazing food and cheering all the way on the bus home.  We had such a great week and we’re looking forward to the next one!

 

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 8 Blog-Week 1B

The second week of camp was a huge success for the Super Starfish! On Monday, we started off with the daring activity of the Flying Squirrel, where campers faced their fear of heights and had a great time! We also played a competitive game of Gaga, and made some stylish jewelry! On Tuesday, the Super Starfish played a fun game of baseball and learned to balance feathers on their fingers during Circus Arts. The group got very artsy when drawing their own self portraits in arts & crafts. Thursday, the group very much enjoyed a game of basketball, some photography lessons, and also a fun game of soccer as well!  Thursday was our late night, and we got to have an extra free swim, make oceans, and play under the sea games! Campers enjoyed a nice picnic on the field and a cheer-off to end our special day.  On Friday, we all enjoyed Shabbat as a camp and then got to swim to round out the week!  We hope all our group 8 friends have an awesome weekend, and we’re so excited for next week!

 

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 7 Blog-Week 1B

The Golden Guppies had a glorious second week together at Camp Yomi! We started our week off with a camp favorite, the flying squirrel. Our campers soared high and wide and truly showcased all their camp spirit cheering their fellow group mates on. On Tuesday we swam into the start of Instructional swim and it became clear that we really do have amazing little guppies in the water. After we took our time apart to celebrate the Fourth Of July we regrouped on Thursday for our first l late night in Unit 1! We embarked on under the sea themed activities, such as making oceans and playing “under the sea” baseball, and even got to indulge in a dinner together on the Unit 1 Field. On Friday we all got to celebrate Shabbat together, as a camp! The spirit of Group 7 only seems to grow with each day that passes we really are creating friendships that last a lifetime.

 

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 6 Blog-Week 1B

For their second week of camp the Jolly Jellyfish did even more new activities! We started off the week with basketball where we learned the fundamentals of passing and dribbling. With our skills sharpened, we can’t wait to play again next week. On Tuesday the Jolly Jellyfish had their very first arts and crafts session. Using oil pastels we drew scenery of nature and everyone had so many great ideas! From pigeons to trees to birds, there was so much to draw and endless possibilities! July 4th made us miss one day of camp but gave us so many stories to share on Thursday. Many of us celebrated with family and watched the fireworks live! On Thursday,  we took so many cool and silly photos during our scavenger hunt in Photography. Using digital cameras we captured birds eye and worm’s eye views of our friends, trees, buildings, and sneakily captured some counselors off guard! Our Thursday was jam packed as we had our very first Late Night and got to have an extra free swim that was arguably the most fun so far.  We also got to make oceans and play undersea baseball! On Friday, we got to celebrate Shabbat with the entire camp!  We had so much fun this week and we’re looking forward to the next one!

 

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 11 Blog – Week 1

WOW! The first week of camp was an amazing one for Group 11, The Shining Sharks. On Wednesday we showed our creativity by making our own bracelets/necklaces in jewelry making. We also had our very first swim!  On Thursday we were able to use our “artistic eye” in taking pictures of the garden and broke a sweat during Pop Fit Kids. And on Friday, Group 11 showed off our dribbling skills at basketball and had an amazing time at Shabbat, where we really were able to come together as a group and a unit! We know this week was a short one, but it was packed with so much fun. And, we know that all of us us here in group 11 will have an even better week this coming week. Have a great weekend!

Group 10 Blog – Week 1

This week was our first week of camp, and group 10, The Silly Seahorses, has already done so many activities! First things first: swimming! The Silly Seahorses swim twice every day; all the campers are having a great time cooling off in the water. We know many of them are looking forward to being better swimmers by the end of the summer. We also had Zumba, and the group got to work off some of their energy by doing some cool dance-fitness. After Zumba, we had Gardening, where we got to know the Yomi Garden and see some different plants. We also had Cooking, which many of the campers said was their favorite part of the day! They made yummy apple “nachos” with fun toppings.

Every morning we start with fun station! For now, that means we’re all getting to know each other by doing some ice breakers. We also played some field games, and then had Music with Nelson, where everyone got to play different instruments! We got to try arts and crafts, where all the campers got to draw self-portraits to bring home with them; they had tons of fun using oil pastels and their imaginations.  We ended the week with Baseball, Filmmaking, and the celebration of Shabbat where everyone gets their share of Challah and grape juice!  The cherry on the top of this week was winning group of the week!  We’re so excited!  We had so much fun this week and we’re really looking forward to the next one!

Group 9 Blog – Week 1

Group 9’s first week at Yomi went swimmingly! The Swimming Sea Dragons dove into the first day of camp with gusto! We started off our Wednesday by turning our name/fun fact introductions into a game, where our counselors guessed each camper’s names and favorite color. Everyone was super excited about our game and it was such a fun way to get to know each other. Then our group went to the very first swim of this summer!  We all spent our pool time relaxing and having a great time in the water. In our Arts and Crafts period, our campers made self portraits so good, it was like looking into a mirror! We also had a great time in Soccer and Zumba where everyone worked up a sweat. On Thursday, we all went to film-making, where everyone got to be directors and make a special group 9 video! We then had some fun at the Jewish Culture station where we learned more about Shabbat!  On Friday, we got to celebrate Shabbat with all of Unit 1 and one of our very own counselors won counselor of the week!  We’re looking forward to next week! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Group 8 Blog – Week 1

The Super Starfish’s first week at camp went swimmingly! On the first day of camp, we played ice-breakers to get to know each other, and made super fashionable baskets out of clay. We also explored the wonderful garden containing fresh veggies and mint leaves! The weather may have been questionable, but as one of the group’s favorite cheers goes, we B-E-A-T beat em! beat em! The group was all smiles in the pool, playing with each other and the counselors. We let our creativity shine through as we drew what we’d like to find underground, tried tasty apple nachos in cooking, and played relay games in pop-fit kids on Thursday! We also had so much fun dancing at Shabbat, and showing off our awesome skills at soccer! We all left camp highly anticipating another fun week!

Group 7 Blog – Week 1

For the first week of camp, group 7 (A.K.A The Golden Goldfish) got to know each other with a name game. Each camper said their name and a few things about themselves. The Golden Goldfish also played a game of soccer with everyone split up into three teams! Next, The Golden Goldfish also made some amazing nature collages in arts and crafts. Group 7 had fun making fourth of July themed bracelets and necklaces in jewelry making and hit many home-runs in baseball! We then had fun bouncing on the trampoline and balancing on the balance beam during gymnastics. The Golden Goldfish also learned about calming their mind and body in yoga. On Friday, The Golden Goldfish danced and celebrated Shabbat together with all of Unit 1! We can’t wait for next week and the new exciting activities to come! Have a good weekend!

Group 6 Blog – Week 1

What a wonderful first few days of camp the Jolly Jellyfish had! On Wednesday, we played soccer with our new camp friends and even got to score against the counselors!  During gymnastics we jumped on a trampoline and in yoga, we did silly poses with our partners. On Thursday, we made self portraits and added something unique to them. Some of us added our parents, friends, and even pets in our portraits! Next, we took our baseball skills to the field and played a great game. Then we left our bats and gloves behind and started to learn about the different leaves and trees on our very own camp grounds! We even saw mushrooms growing right near our shelter! On Friday, we got to visit the garden and dance will all of Unit 1 at Shabbat.  Above all, we can all agree that swimming is the best part of the day. From racing from one end of the pool to the other, going underwater and practicing our swim skills with the life guards, it’s always a fun time! We can’t wait for more fun activities and cheers for next week.

Group 5 Blog – Week 1B

What a wonderful second week of camp it has been at Camp Yomi, especially for Group 5! The Popping Puffer Fish started off the week right by making swans that were made out of clay, and by having an extra free swim, making it two for the day. Instructional swim started on Tuesday. Tuesday was a great day at Camp Yomi for group 5 even though it rained! The group did enjoy a great time doing gymnastics. On Wednesday, the 4th of July there was no camp as everyone was out and celebrating the holiday. Group 5 hopes everyone had a well spent day off and enjoyed time with their families!  Thursday was an incredible day as it marked our first late night as a group and as a unit. With three swim periods, a scavenger hunt, making oceans, and having a picnic on the field, we, as the Popping Puffer Fish, would say we had a terrific second week here at Camp Yomi. On Friday we enjoyed Shabbat as a whole unit and sang songs to celebrate the holiday. Every camper in group 5 loved basketball, and it was even recognized as one of the best sports that every camper in the group has played.  We hope all our group 5 families have a great weekend and we’re really looking forward to next week!

 

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.

Late Night 1: Unit 1

Dear Unit 1 Families,

We are very excited for our first Unit 1 late night next Thursday, July 5! Our theme for the evening will be “Under the Sea” and will feature active as well as creative endeavors for campers to enjoy.

Please pack an extra bathing suit since campers will have a third swim session during that evening. After the final swim, we will change, participate in an activity, and then enjoy dinner together.

We will assume your child is staying for the late night, unless you tell us otherwise. If you would like your child to go home at normal time on July 5, please call 212.415.5643, ext. 1 or email me at Yomi1@92Y.org no later than Tuesday, July 3, at 5 pm. There is no need to R.S.V.P. if your child will remain for the late night.  In addition, pickup will not take place at your regular bus stop. We will return to 92nd Street Y at 7:45 pm, where all Unit 1 campers will be dismissed.

Do not hesitate to call (212) 415-5643 ext. 1 or email me if you have any questions about this event.

Sincerely,

Julie Kline

Unit 1 Supervisor, Camp Yomi

Week 3 – Schedule Group Aleph 2 – 7/16-7/20

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday 
Period 1 Flagpole Zumba Gardening Flagpole Filmmaking
Period 2 Ilanot Kehila Baseball Wacky Wednesday Ceramics Arts & Crafts
Period 3 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 4 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Nature Krav Maga Yoga Gymnastics Tennis
Period 7 Circus Arts Photography Coding Ice cream party Ilanot Kehila
Period 8 Flying Squirrel Soccer Basketball Gaga Shabbat

 

 

Week 3 – Schedule Group Aleph 1 – 7/16-7/20

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday 
Period 1 Flagpole Pioneering Krav Maga Flagpole Painting and Drawing
Period 2 Ilanot Kehila Soccer Wacky Wednesday Baseball Basketball
Period 3 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 4 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Starter Golf Frisbee Mini Zip Lacrosse Photography
Period 7 Nature Jewelry Making Gaga Ice  Cream Party Ilanot Kehila
Period 8 Tennis Ilanot Sifriya Ceramics Kickball Shabbat

 

Week 3 Group 11 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Lacrosse Baseball Painting and Drawing Arts & Crafts Cooking
Period 5 Jewelry Making Gymnastics Wacky Wednesday Mini Zip Pioneering
Period 6 Circus Arts Photography Wacky Wednesday Mini Zip Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim

Week 3 Group 10 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Ceramics Basketball Improv Lacrosse Tennis
Period 5 Circus Arts Arts & Crafts Wacky Wednesday Music with Nelson Photography
Period 6 Flying Squirrel Zumba Wacky Wednesday Cooking Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim

Week 3 Group 9 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Jewelry Making Filmmaking Nature Baseball Ceramics
Period 5 Soccer Tennis Wacky Wednesday Pop Fit Kids Basektball
Period 6 Photography Low Ropes Wacky Wednesday Arts & Crafts Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim

Week 3 Group 8 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Improv Baseball Yoga Basketball Flying Squirrel
Period 5 Cooking Music with Nelson Wacky Wednesday Painting and Drawing Flying Squirrel
Period 6 Tennis Pop Fit Kids Wacky Wednesday Soccer Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim

Week 3 Group 7 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Filmmaking Lacrosse Outdoor Ceramics Zumba Baseball
Period 5 Soccer Low Ropes Course Wacky Wednesday Circus Arts Jewelry Making
Period 6 Music with Nelson Arts & Crafts Wacky Wednesday Jewish Culture Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim

Week 3 Group 6 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Flying Squirrel Basketball Cooking Filmmaking Outdoor Ceramics
Period 5 Flying Squirrel Jewish Culture Wacky Wednesday Tennis Pop Fit Kids
Period 6 Jewelry Making Starter Golf Wacky Wednesday Nature Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim

Week 3 Group 5 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station Fun Station
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Nature Gardening Ceramics Mini Zip Lacrosse
Period 5 Tennis Starter Golf Wacky Wednesday Ga-Ga Gymnastics
Period 6 Cooking Painting and Drawing Wacky Wednesday Circus Arts Shabbat
Period 7 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim

Welcome to Unit 1!

Hi Unit 1 Families!

Camp Yomi is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited.

I am Julie Kline and will be the Unit 1 Supervisor for Summer 2018. I wholeheartedly believe in camp. Camp is a place where children can be themselves, make new friends, try a variety of activities, take risks, and grow physically, emotionally, and mentally. (Fun is obviously and always included!) We cannot wait for your camper to be surrounded by the positive energy of Unit 1’s committed and caring staff.

Unit 1’s theme for the summer is…(drumroll please)…UNDER THE SEA!!! Get your snorkels and fish faces ready because it’s going to be a SPLASH.

Important Dates:

  • May 15 – Medical Forms are due
  • June 10 – New Family Picnic (For more details, check out the flyer in the documents section, or contact the camps office at 212.415.5573 or campmail@92y.org.)
  • June 21 – Parent Night at 92Y (Bring your camper to the Y to meet his/her counselors and other campers in the group!)
  • July 5 – Late Night!
  • July 17 – Parent Night at Camp
  • August 2 – Late Night!

A little bit about me…I am entering my third (and final!) year at Bank Street College of Education, where I am pursuing my Master’s degrees in both General Childhood Education and Teaching Literacy. I received my Bachelor’s degrees in Human Development and English, with a minor in Education from Binghamton University.

My camp career started in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I was a kindergarten and first grade sports camp counselor for three years. Since working at the 92nd Street Y over the past four summers, I have been a Unit 4 Supervisor, Counselor, and Unit 1 Head Counselor. Outside of camp, I’ve had many experiences in a variety of schools, including teaching second grade at Bank Street School for Children, fifth grade at P.S. 234, and kindergarten at The Heschel School. I also worked alongside a third and fourth grade learning specialist at The Little Red School House.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or just want to say hi, please always feel free to email me at yomi1@92y.org.

Looking forward to an amazing summer ~Under the Sea~ with you and your camper!

Respectfully yours,

Julie Kline

Unit 1 Supervisor