Group 33 Week 4 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Improv, Laugh it Out / UNIT: Sports Club Gardening Filmmaking Arts & Crafts / UNIT: Sports Club UNIT: Israel Day
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Lego Robotics Outdoor Ceramics UNIT: Wacky Wednesday Entertainter Pop Fit Kids Shabbat
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Circus Arts Yomi-lectives Wacky Wednesday YOMI IDOL PRACTICE Yomi-lectives
Period 7 Jewelry Making Yomi-lectives Wacky Wednesday Photography Yomi-lectives
Period 8 Snack / Dismissal Snack / Dismissal Snack / Dismissal Snack / Dismissal Snack / Dismissal

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

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)
Insect Repellent
Long Sleeve Shirt & Long Pants
Change of clothes for the next day, including swimsuits for 3 Thursday and 3 Friday swims
Rain gear (optional)
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 .


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 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 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 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) or Maddy (Unit 4 Supervisor) at We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 12.


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 33 Blog

Week Three

Group 33 had a fantastic third week of camp! On Monday, we had Flying Squirrel! One at a time, a kid was placed in a harness and pulled by their fellow campers as high as possible. When the ground was daringly far, the campers released the rope, letting the kid swing in the air — it was thrilling! On Tuesday, we had cooking, in which we made ice-cream! We learned that whipped cream and condensed milk can serve as the base to any type of ice-cream! In filmmaking, we made a documentary about our group. We acted out our finest dance moves from Zumba, including the Macarena, our best strokes from swim, and our favorite gymnastics skills. On Wednesday, we had the carnival! We enjoyed many snacks, such as cotton-candy, popcorn, and snow cones. We jumped on the bouncy house, were face-painted, and earned prizes! On Thursday, we had gardening and made collages from leaves and sticks found on a nature walk. We also enjoyed making bracelets in Jewelry making. On Friday, we celebrated Shabbat and had a blast splashing around in the pool. This week was so much fun and we look forward to another amazing one at Camp Yomi!

Week Two
This week group 33 also known as The Flying 33, had a blast at camp! On Monday we had picture day and put on our best smiles. Later in the day we played soccer and were separated into three different teams. We learned that playing together as a team is at a lot more fun and exciting. Tuesday morning we headed to cooking. At cooking we made edible cookie dough, we each took turns putting in each ingredient. After we made the edible cookie dough we got to eat it and it was spectacular. Wednesday was our very first wackyWednesday. We went to the amphitheater where we were separated into two teams (the blue team and the red team), we put our minds to work and played trivia. Thursday morning we went to nature, at nature, we helped the nature specialists catch ants for her ant farm. After lunch we had Zumba. We had a blast dancing and exercising to the beat of the music. Later in Zumba, we played freeze dance and had even more fun. The Thursday night before we ate s’mores we played jeopardy and won first place! Friday morning we got ready for our extra morning. We had a blast at Shabbat singing along to the songs that Nelson and his group played. We each had so much fun during our Yomi-lectives. Group 33 had so much fun this week that we can’t wait to see how next week tops it off!

“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
Group 33 aka The Flying Acrobats had a wonderful second week of camp! Rain or shine, we let nothing ruin our fun. We started the week on Monday with a day full of painting robots, free swimming, and pop fit where we performed some obstacle courses and grew together as a team. On Tuesday, we made bracelets to celebrate the 4th of July, learned about angles and perspective in Photography, and we didn’t let a spontaneous thunderstorm from having a blast at our Yomi-lectives. There was no camp on Wednesday but we hope everyone had a great day relaxing and celebrating independence! On Thursday we came back together and had a friendly game of basketball, did some gymnastics courses, frosted and ate some wonderful star shaped cookies, and beautifully drew and painted our very own castles. On Friday we made our own jewelry and then celebrated Shabbat with music, scrumptious challah, and delicious grape juice. We ended this amazing week with another amazing evening of Yomi-lectives. Yet another event filled and fun week at Camp Yomi and we can’t wait to have loads more fun next week!


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 The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email  Nina, Swim Director, at or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext 3.

Week One

Group 33 had a fantastic first week at Camp Yomi! On Wednesday, we had a blast getting to know each other and making new friends. We danced our butts off in Zumba, and went swimming for the first time. In the pool, we played Stuck in the Mud and splashed around. On Thursday, we thought it would be a rainy day but it turned into the best sunny day ever! We enjoyed filmmaking and basketball outside – it was so much fun! We also made tasty chocolate apple nachos in cooking. On Friday, we celebrated Shabbat with music, grape juice, and challah. We ended the week doing our first Yomi-electives where the campers participated in their chosen favorite camp activity like ceramics, gymnastics, horseback riding, and more! This week was the best way to kick off the beginning of the summer and we look forward to the coming weeks at camp!