Week 6 Blog – Group 27

The Liberty Ballers are finishing up their last weeks of camp, with tons of fun and amazing activities, as well as making lasting memories for the summer! This week Group 27 made it big in Basketball, and found their true ballers playing with their friends and landing some super shots. These champions left victorious, having earned the titles Kings and Queens of the court. Instructional swim has become yet another activity our talented campers have mastered, and improved in. We then found skills in Archery, learning how to find our true aim, and land the target with a bull’s-eye. The Liberty Ballers also enjoyed Safari Carnival Wacky Wednesday, in which the whole unit dressed up as lagoon animals and enjoyed face paint, glitter tattoos, games, music, and bouncing around a party bouncy castle! Our campers also had the pleasure of dunking their favorite counselors in a dunk tank, playing pin the tail on the Zebra, Cheetah Chase, and so much more! We finished up our week with our second camp overnight, in which we enjoyed another lovely BBQ dinner, s’mores, and campfire fun. Campers had a blast playing Color Chase, trying to get all the colors of the rainbow, and escaping from the “Meanie Greenie’s”. With our last few days of camp, our campers have made it their mission to have as much fun as they possibly can. Whether that’s soaring the skies on Flying Squirrel, singing songs and dancing at Shabbat, or making new friends and masterpieces in Ceramics, the Liberty Ballers can’t wait to take on each new day which holds even more fun! We all hope you enjoy your weekends, and tune in next week for the excitement that’s in store for our last week of camp with all our friends!!!

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 27

It was a wet n’ wild week for the Liberty Ballers! The week began with Group 27 tackling obstacle courses in Pop Fit Kids!The Liberty Ballers began session B of their Yomi-lectives. Tuesday saw Group 27 showing off their best serves in Tennis and drawing their own treasure maps in Painting and Drawing.

We learned the art of Krav Maga and geared up for their big performance in Yomi Idol. Not even rain could keep the Liberty Ballers from taking to the stag. Group 27 performed a dance routine to “Gonna Fly Now”, the theme song from “Rocky.” We took home the prize for best costumes! The Ballers got in touch with nature, molding lizards from clay in Outdoor Ceramics. We also played a fierce game of Floor Hockey, which ended in a tie. Group 27 flew into the Friday with Flying Squirrel that morning. Baseball at Mets Field was a home run, with the Liberty Ballers swinging for the fences! The week ended on a high note as we learned the Macarena in Zumba. As exciting as this week has been, next week will be even better as Group 27 enjoys their second overnight of the summer! We hope you all enjoy your weekend and we can’t wait to see you next week!

Week 4 Blog – Group 27

Group 27 made the most out of the rainy week. We enjoyed scoring lots of goals in soccer. We also had tons of fun celebrating Yomi Bear’s birthday! Our group boarded the buses and had an epic dance party at a hotel. We practiced our Yomi Idol routine and cannot wait to perform it next Wacky Wednesday! We look forward to next week and will make the most out of it, rain or shine!

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 27

The Liberty Ballers had a blast in their fourth week of camp, with lots of exciting activities and loads of energy! This week we all got aboard the Group 27 train, and took a trip to the Liberty Baller stadium, in which each camper found their inner tennis superstar and Krav Maga skills. Next, Group 27 took on the heat we had this week by diving in and splashing through all of their instructional swim activities. We then had an exciting, tumbling time in our Gymnastics class, learning how to bear crawl, parkour across the bars and somersault down the “cheese block” mat. Group 27 found their “spidey senses” by having an amazing time on the spider web net at Evos playground, and enjoying a great game of “Lava” with all of our friends. The Liberty Ballers also enjoyed our first Carnival Wacky Wednesday, in which the whole unit dressed up in our cool blue unit color and enjoyed tons of carnival activities and snacks. Our Wacky-tastic activities included games, music, and bouncing around a bouncy castle slide! We finished up our week with our first camp overnight, in which we enjoyed a lovely BBQ dinner, s’mores, a NYC themed scavenger hunt, and awesome stories and cheers around the campfire. As exciting as our fourth week was, the Liberty Ballers can’t wait to zoom into next weeks activities which hold even more fun! We all hope you enjoy your weekends, and check in next week for more on our exciting camp experience!

Week 2 Blog – Group 27

Week three was a big for the Liberty Ballers as it was our first full week of camp! Group 27 gained some new campers and we all got along great! We showcased our acting skills in improv alongside campers from Camp Tova. We designed our own castles in arts & crafts, showed our world cup worthy skills in soccer, competed in an obstacle course for pop fit kids, and found our chi in yoga. Tuesday’s parent night saw The Liberty Ballers taking on parents in an exciting game of basketball. Storybook characters were brought to life for our first Wacky Wednesday.  The Liberty Ballers joined the rest of Unit 3 in the amphitheater to compete against other groups in a game show featuring trivia, games of Simon says, and tug-of-war. Afterward, the Liberty Ballers helped Little Red Riding Hood make her way through an obstacle course and home to grandma’s house. Swim time was a splash as campers continued to hone their swimming skills. The Liberty Ballers continued to explore their Yomi-lectives this week, which include pioneering, ceramics, robotics, horseback riding and more! Our first full week of camp was a blast and next week will be even better with our very first overnight! We hope that you have a great weekend and we can’t wait to tell you all about another memorable week of camp for the Liberty Ballers!

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 27

The Liberty Ballers had a great second week of camp, starting with Krav Maga and Soccer. Group 27 began instructional swim, along with all of Unit 3. And during free swim some splashed their way to the water slide. In the kitchen, we whipped together red, white, and blue yogurt parfaits to celebrate the 4th of July. Group 27 learned how hit balls on the Tennis court, and in the gaga pit. We flipped our way through gymnastics and made turtles in Ceramics. We are so excited to see what next week brings the Liberty Ballers. 

 

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 27

Group 27, The Liberty Ballers had a blast in their first week of camp, with lots of exciting activities and loads of energy! This week the sun was out and about and shining down on all our happy campers. We all got to play fun icebreakers and “get to know you games” where each camper told a little bit about themselves and what made them true New Yorkers. Next, Group 27 took on both the rain and heat wave we had this week by streamlining through swim testing and exciting free swim activities. We then had an exciting time in our Indoor Ceramics class, making our own 4th of July baskets in honor of Independence Day. Group 27 found their inner superstar athlete skills in Lacrosse this week, by showing off their footwork and catching skills. We also enjoyed playing Newcomb Volleyball in the cool summer breeze. The Liberty Ballers also took on their first round of Yomi-lectives, in which campers got to enjoy specific activities, of their choosing, in more depth. These included Farm to Table, horseback riding, Pioneering, Coding/Lego Robotics, and many more! We finished up our week with some awesome Arts and Crafts, and our energetic cheering with our newfound friends at camp. As exciting as our first week was, the Liberty Ballers can’t wait to bounce on into next week’s activities which hold even more fun! We all hope you enjoy your weekends and tune in next week for more on our exciting camp experience!

Week 7 Group 27 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Krav Maga Climbing Tower Coding Sand Newcomb/Volleyball Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Zumba Outdoor Ceramics Unit: Wacky Wednesday Filmmaking Field Games
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Special Event
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Boating 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