Week 3 Blog – Group 28

This week has been an exciting week for group 28, filled with many actives and new experiences for many of our campers. To kick off the week we showed off our soccer skills and learned some new tricks. Then we were able to enjoy our Yomi-lectives. On Tuesday Group 28 made home runs during baseball. We then showed some love and appreciation to mother nature during gardening. On Wacky Wednesday everyone showed off their Wackiness by dressing in all blue. We were also able to enjoy snacks, games, a bouncy house and slide during our carnival winning received stickers and some prizes. We used our handprints to make masterpieces during ceramics. Overnight, Overnight, Overnight Whoo! Overnight took place on Thursday. Before all the late afternoon actives could commence group 28 heading out to do some bowling. After that Group 28 enjoyed a scavenger hunt and then also had s’mores around a campfire and friends. Right before bed, we listened to a bedtime story, allowing for many of us to enjoy a new experience of being away from home for a night. At the end of the week, Group 28 was able to do tower climbing, having fun while being safe. And to close off the week we were able to do more exercising during pop fit kids. But one of everyone’s favorite actives is swimming which we got an extra period of. We are looking forward to seeing what the rest of the summer can bring us!

Week 2 Blog – Group 28

This week has been filled with nothing but enjoyable and informative activities for Group 28! We started off the week showing off our best smiles when taking our group picture during Picture Day, and then got to showcase our creativity when making bracelets at Jewelry Making. On Tuesday, we had Gymnastics for the first time this summer! We engaged in a challenging obstacle course where we not only had fun, but also got the blood pumping through our whole body! Later that day, we had Filmmaking where we got to see the finished product of the green-screen skits we did last week. We also started a new documentary project that is still in the making! On Wednesday, Group 28 put their brains to the test during the Coding activity. It was also our first Wacky Wednesday of the summer! The theme was story book characters and many counselors and campers can be seen dressed as characters from the Three Little Pigs, Harry Potter, the Magic Tree House, and many more! Unit 3 also participated in various Wacky Wednesday events. For one event, the whole Unit was split into 2 groups, the red team and the blue team, and competed against each other in a game show that consisted of many challenges such as tug of war, a hula-hoop contest, and a questionnaire! The first Wacky Wednesday was a successful spearhead to all the upcoming Wednesdays this summer. On Thursday, we headed to the garden where we got to see all the plants that are currently growing by the day. Nonetheless, we can never forget about… SWIM! Not only do we cool off in the pool, we also are becoming better swimmers every day during our Instructional Swim where the lifeguards teach us the fundamentals of swimming. Group 28 is excited for what’s to come next week, including the Carnival on Wednesday and Unit 3’s overnight on Thursday! The summer is just getting started!

 

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 28

It’s been a busy week for Group 28, the Railroad Runners! On Monday, we made beautiful self-portraits in arts and crafts before swimming in the nice cool pool. We then headed off to the various Yomi-lectives, a camper favorite. Tuesday marked the first day of instructional swim, and we have quickly gotten into the groove and are enjoying our swim lessons. The afternoon was interesting as an unexpected thunderstorm led to a change plans away from the high ropes. Thankfully, Group 28 took this change in stride and helped keep the unit’s energy alive by drawing pictures, perfecting lanyard stitches, and most importantly cheering as loudly as we can. We took a break for the Fourth of July but came back on Thursday with renewed spirits to play sand Newcomb in the morning, swim throughout the day, learn how to be professional actors and actresses in filmmaking, and end the day at their Yomi-lectives. As we approach the end of the week, we are excited about weekly Shabbat and camper awards. It’s been a busy week, but the Railroad Runners are always ready to go with a smile on their faces! Stay tuned for next week’s blog!

 

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.

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 28

Week 1 was fun and full of thrilling activities for Group 28. Wednesday was such an exciting day, as we started off with pioneering where we learned how to navigate and survive in the woods! We then dived right into swim where we took our swim tests and then had fun playing in the pool. The rain couldn’t stop us at outdoor ceramics! We were so lucky there was no class inside the ceramics building so we got to go inside and make awesome pinch pot baskets. After free swim, Group 28 showed off our kickball skills! Thursday was expected to be a very cloudy raining day but luckily the weather was the total opposite once we arrived at camp! We got to go to all four activities without the interruption of the weather. In photography, we were put into groups of three’s and had to complete a photography scavenger hunt. We had so much fun taking pictures of nature and each other. We then Following an awesome free swim period, we proved that we were tennis pros. It was awesome seeing everyone enjoying the game. After sweating so much at tennis Group 28 was so excited to go to swimming again. Afterward, we ended the day with our first yomilectives. We talked about it all day and were so happy to go to the activities. Friday we showed our agility skills at pop fit kids!  It was like a mini obstacle course. We also showed off some of our best chef (and eating) skills at what some may call camps best activity: COOKING. We were excited to cook and eat the delicious snack. We, of course, like every Friday had Shabbat where we sang songs. We finished the day showing off our coolest dance moves at Zumba which the kids had a blast at. We can’t wait for next week and what it brings to group 28.

Week 4 Group 28 Schedule

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Lego Robotics Boating/Sports Club Archery Ceramics/Sports Club Yomi Idol Practice
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Arts & Crafts Gymnastics Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Tennis Photography
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Pioneering Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Yoga  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Unit: Israel Day
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal