Group 31 Week 7 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Nature Coding Boating Photography UNIT: Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch UNIT: Special Event
Period 4 Evos Kickball UNIT: Wacky Wednesday Entertainter Tennis B Lunch
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim UNIT: Special Event
Period 6 Lego Robotics Yomi-lectives Wacky Wednesday Cooking UNIT: Field Games / Shabbat
Period 7 Basketball A Yomi-lectives Wacky Wednesday Baseball @ Mets UNIT: Closing Ceremony
Period 8 Snack / Dismissal Snack / Dismissal Snack / Dismissal Snack / Dismissal Snack / Dismissal

WACKY WEDNESDAY 8/8

Good evening to all the Unit 4 Parents!

There has been both some confusion and questions regarding the attire for campers for this weeks wacky wednesday ! The theme is safari adventure & campers should be dressed in the following clothing for tomorrow:

group 29 – zebras

group 30 – lions

group 31 – jaguars

group 32 – parrots

group 33 – elephants

group 34 – black panthers

 

thank you so much,

Valade (:

OVERNIGHT NOTICE

To all of our Unit 4 Parents:

Often during the overnight, some of our campers may find it a bit difficult to fall asleep in such a different environment. So we’re asking that if possible, you send your child to overnight with book or another quiet time activity that will assist with the sleeping portion of the overnight. Also, we ask that you do not send your children with candy, it can become problematic and can work against the sleeping part of the night.

Thank you so much,
Maddy & Valade

Unit Four Overnight 2!

August 2018

 

Dear Unit 4 Families,

 

One of our most popular events at Camp Yomi is the OVERNIGHT and we have great news… the second Unit 4 Overnight is just around the corner! Your camper’s OVERNIGHT will take place on Thursday, August 2. 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 s’mores 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 1st 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 Maddy at yomi4@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 J
  • DO NOT send electronics (including cell phones) or 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                         Monica Brandwein                   Maddy Weinfeld

Director                               Programming Director                  Unit 4 Supervisor

Unit 4 Overnight!

July 2018

Dear Unit 4 Families,

One of our most popular events at Camp Yomi is the OVERNIGHT and we have great news… the first Unit 4 Overnight is just around the corner! Your camper’s OVERNIGHT will take place on Thursday, July 12. We will enjoy the pool all to ourselves for an extra swim in the late afternoon.  Our special day will continue into the early evening with fun-filled activities, a Kosher barbecue dinner and s’mores 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 (Maddy) by Wednesday, July 11th 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 Maddy at yomi4@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 next day, including swimsuits for 3 Thursday and 3 Friday swims
Rain gear (optional)
Flashlight
Your enthusiasm for a great night with camp friends J
DO NOT send electronics, including cell phones, or 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 or email Maddy at yomi4@92y.org .

Sincerely,​​​​

Ivy Manheim​​         ​​  Monica Brandwein ​​                   Maddy Weinfeld

Camp Yomi Director​​  Programming Director​​     Camp Yomi Unit 4 Supervisor

 

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.

Group 31 Blog

Week Six
This week was a total blast for the Soaring Falcons as we conquered the high ropes, swung our way through tennis, jumped our way through gymnastics, and had so much fun at our last Carnival for the summer! We even had a group pet caterpillar for a while named Beast! Even though there is only one week left of camp, we want this summer to last forever. We have created and cherished a countless number of great times and memories that will last a lifetime!

Week Five
This week was packed with so many awesome activities, and some not so awesome rain, but we still managed to have fun. On Monday, the Soaring Falcons got to help paint the brand new mural on the arts and crafts building. Our brightly painted fruits and vegetables will live on forever in Yomi history! On Tuesday, we had music with Nelson, where we all became incredible songwriters. Then we had a practice session for our upcoming performance of This Is Me. The group worked so well together that the next day we won the Yomi Bear award for our super spirit! On Thursday we got to experience our second overnight, and once again we missed some of our friends who got to sleep in their nice warm beds. We watched Coco, ate s’mores, and had a silent disco! We loved the silent disco so much that we had another one for everyone on Friday!

Week Four
We kicked the week off with some showers on Monday, so we stayed in the shelter and had music with Nelson. We got to sing and cheer along to all of Unit 4’s favorite songs and played some games. The rain then went away and we ended the day with some ceramics. Then on Tuesday we kicked the day off with our filmmaking class, bringing out cinematic dreams to life. On Wednesday we danced the rain away with yomi bear and friends in the hotel to stay dry from the rain. We wrapped our day up with making slime in the unit shelter. We made slime from using eye drops, baking soda, and glue. Then on Thursday we wrapped the week up with yomi idol preparation. Our yomi idol song of choice will be This is Me from the movie “The Greatest Showman”. Stay tuned for The Soaring Falcons yomi idol performance next week !

Newsletter: Bus of the Week!
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 Three
This week was a total blast for the Soaring Falcons as we kicked it off with soccer on Monday. Then we had baseball, followed up by the awesome Carnival where we went in the bouncy house, and munched on cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones! Brrrrrr!! After that, we made awesome necklaces at Jewelry making and ended the week with a flight down the zip line. Although the summer is almost halfway done, there are many more fun filled weeks to come for the Soaring Falcons!


Week Two
This week was filled with lots of first, the main one being the first full week of camp. It was tons of fun, with activities like basketball, ceramics, gymnastics, and many more!
There was the first Wacky Wednesday, whose theme was Story Book, which made for lots of cool costumes and a game show event after lunch. Later that day, we won the story book scavenger hunt by being the first group to find all of the parts of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
On Thursday was the much awaited first overnight. We missed some of our friends who went home early, but we’re sure they were cozy in their nice warm beds. Those of us who stayed at camp had an awesome time finding every color in color chase, roasting marshmallows, and telling some both spooky and funny stories by the campfire. Then on Friday, we all rose bright and early to go for an extra swim.
All these firsts have us looking forward to every second, third, and fourth for the coming Summer!

Newsletter:
“Actives” 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.


Week One B
This week at camp was a blast as we kicked the week off with our first instructional swim sessions. Then on Tuesday we played baseball hitting home runs in the early morning and wrapping the day up with our Yomi-Lectives. Although it rained and thundered during Yomi-Lectives, our Soaring Falcons kept good spirits in the Unit 4 shelter cheering their loudest. After the Fourth of July, our Soaring Falcons began the day with awesome Yoga in the morning and finished the day with a Zumba class to dance away the day.

SWIM NEWSLETTER:

Its been such a hot summer so far, 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, Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, 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.


Week One

Our first day at camp was a total blast as we splashed our way in the pool! Even in the rain! Then we climbed all the way up to some fun on the rock wall. Then on Thursday, we kicked off an awesome week at camp by playing Gaga, and ending the day with all of our superstar campers scoring big in soccer! This is however just the beginning to the best summer ever at Camp Yomi as Group 31, the Soaring Falcons!