Group 34 Week 7 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Basketball A Baseball @ Mets Krav Maga Field Zipline 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 Lego Robotics Evos UNIT: Wacky Wednesday Entertainter Basketball A Lunch
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim UNIT: Special Event
Period 6 Archery Yomi-lectives Wacky Wednesday Tennis B UNIT: Field Games / Shabbat
Period 7 Frisbee Yomi-lectives Wacky Wednesday Filmmaking 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 34 Blog

Week Six
Group 34 enjoyed yet another jam-packed week filled with exciting activities and new experiences! Beginning our week off, the campers enjoyed another period of Sports Club, this week’s sport was Basketball, which many of them were a fan of! The campers played several rounds of knock-out while also running drills, making their time on the court both fun and very fast-paced! On Tuesday, the campers enjoyed another period of Baseball, where they followed the directions of their coach and counselors to play a couple of intense innings. It was evident that the campers used the skills that they’ve learned throughout the summer to their advantage, with many of them scoring home-runs for their team! On Wednesday, we had our second Carnival Day of the summer. The campers spent their day visiting booths such as Pin the Tail, Cheetah Race, Face Paint, Glitter Tattoos, a Safari Photo-Booth, and other Safari-themed activities. Afterwards, the campers made their way to the other side of camp, where they enjoyed Carnival rides such as a disco-bouncy castle and a dunk-tank! Cotton candy, popcorn, and flavored ice-cones were offered as well! On Thursday, group 34 enjoyed another period of Newcomb/Volleyball,  where the campers enjoyed a different version of Newcomb known as Revenge Newcomb, which is when the person from the opposing team gets a player out, that player who gets out can come back into the game as soon as the opposing player gets out. Ending the second to last week of camp, we couldn’t be more excited to see how our last week of camp will be spent! We wish you and your family an amazing weekend.

Week Five
This week, Group 34 spent their 6th week at camp enjoying numerous activities and events that left the campers wanting more, leaving them excited for their next week at camp! On Monday, the campers enjoyed playing Lacrosse for the first time this summer. Being introduced to the exciting, fast-paced sport of Lacrosse meant being open to new experiences and challenges, which every camper handled amazingly well! On Tuesday, the campers enjoyed Baseball, a sport they’ve become to know and really love throughout this summer. On Wednesday, we had our annual Yomi Idol! The campers had numerous practices leading up to Yomi Idol, which involved, with the help of us (their counselors!), the opportunity to choreograph a dance routine to the song, Getcha’ Head in the Game, from the movie, High School Musical! Every camper was ecstatic to have a role in deciding how their dance would be performed on the day of Yomi Idol, and each camper handled the pressure of performing in front of their entire Unit very well, placing in 3rd overall! On Thursday, the campers enjoyed another opportunity at Lego Robotics, where they used computer coding to program a robot to move forward and backward, display certain sounds, such as a dog barking, and other interesting programming techniques. On Friday, with the return of the campers who hadn’t stayed for the Unit 4 Overnight on Thursday, were welcomed back with a game of Silent Disco! This involved campers and counselors all wearing headphones that played different channels of songs, displaying a shelter filled with laughter, joy and a whole lot of dancing! We couldn’t be more excited for week 7 to begin, and we wish you and your family an amazing weekend.

Week Four
As the amazing Ringleaders start reaching towards the end of camp, this week in particular was quite interesting. Despite all of the weather changes, group 34 has managed to still bring all of their energy to camp. Group 35 had an amazing time during sports club which was tennis this week. Everyone was practicing their volleys and aces. Group 34 had their own World Cup at camp yomi at soccer. The scores were tied up for 3 minutes and ended in an spectacular 8-8. Floor hockey was very interesting with all campers versus their counselors and even the instructor. Final score was 10-6 with the campers taking the victory. The rainy days usually bring people down but with group 34 was just another day at camp with having indoor activities such as doing lanyard, hosting a battleship competition and drawing and coloring. And finally this week wacky Wednesday theme was yomi bear’s birthday bash. We starting off with going to a hotel for the wacky Wednesday entertainer who were Djs. They played music that the campers absolutely adored. Everyone was dancing and having a good time. Than a limbo line started and everyone began to go under. Yomi bear finally made an appearance at his birthday bash. He even hopped onto the limbo line and did a round for all his friends. Group 34 has made the most for this week at camp.

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, Group 34 enjoyed another week at camp filled with awesome and exciting activities, both new and old! On Monday, the campers tried their hand at Tennis for the first time this summer! The campers took turns volleying tennis balls over the net while running drills at high-speed, never letting up, even when things got difficult. Each camper pushed themselves to the best of their abilities, encouraging their friends along the way! On Tuesday, the campers begun their day with Krav Maga. Originating in Israel, Krav Maga is a style of military self-defense that utilizes techniques such as boxing, wrestling, judo, and karate. Although this activity required a great deal of physical contact, the campers respected one another’s boundaries and had a fun, energetic time while doing so. On Wednesday, the campers participated in another Wacky Wednesday! This week’s theme was Carnival Day, which consisted of booths, rides, and concession stands that had carnival foods such as popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones! While the food was definitely a fan-favorite among the campers, the sack races and face-paint were just a few of the memorable activities Carnival Day had to offer. On Thursday, the campers tried another new activity, Kickball! These campers combined their skills from Soccer and Baseball to play Kickball to the best of their abilities, making for an all-around awesome time. This week was spent participating in new and exciting activities, and we’re hoping that next week outshines the amount of fun that this week had to offer. We wish you and your family an amazing weekend!

Week Two
group 34 has successfully went through the most amazing activities such as riding the famous zip line camp Yomi has to offer. All of the campers were superstars during baseball with an amazing final score 7-7. Floor hockey has now become one of the most hyper and very active game group 34 has faced yet. The games are at high paste and the stakes are up for both the yellow and red team. Frisbees was very relaxing with all the campers and counselors playing catch and creating games for the perfect catch. Also we cannot forget about swim. Group 34 is one of the best teams when it comes to pool beach ball. The competition is up and the adrenaline is pumping for both poolside teams. And finally, the biggest day this week has offered was our first wacky Wednesday. The theme was story book day. Each camper may dress up as their favorite story book character for any of their favorite novels. We have seen many harry potters , the cat in the hat, and Disney princesses and queens.

 

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, Group 34 participated in many active and exciting activities! Starting our week off right, Monday morning began with Jewelery-Making, where campers weaved 4th of July themed bracelets and necklaces. In the afternoon, Group 34 made their way to the nearby lake, where they experienced boating for the first time this summer. Each boat made it necessary for two campers to be in the front pedaling,  resulting in every camper displaying excellent teamwork. On Tuesday, the campers took a nature walk around the baseball diamond and by the swimming pool, finding tree rings and (at a distance) poison ivy along the way! Taking Wednesday off for 4th of July, we came back to camp on Thursday full of energy and excitement. After lunch, Group 34 enjoyed their first encounter with Circus-Arts! The campers practiced using stilts, balancing a feather on one finger, juggling, and many more circus-related activities, with lots of funny jokes told throughout the period. Later in the day during free-swim, the counselors and campers all played an exciting game of pool volleyball! As we look forward to next week, we’re wishing you and your family an amazing weekend!

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
Group 34 had an awesome, fun-filled first week! Starting our week off, on Wednesday group 34 enjoyed the ins and outs of filming-making by learning how to use a green screen. Each camper then had the opportunity to use the green screen to mime an activity in their own way, making for some very funny performances! We then set off for instructional swim, where our campers were swim tested. Through the rain splattered water, each camper swam very well, showcasing their amazing swimming capabilities. We finished the day off with an energetic game of Gaga, where our campers played several rounds, displaying their competitive nature. They were so engrossed in their game that they didn’t even realize that it was time to go! Time goes by quickly at camp, all because of the fun games and activities we have here at camp Yomi. On Thursday, our campers tested their aim at archery with each camper performing impressively well, following all of the instructions and safety measures. They finished the day off with a resounding soccer scrimmage, both teams displaying great sportsmanship and teamwork. As the week draws to a close, we couldn’t be more excited to begin the next one! We wish you and your families a great weekend.