Week 6 Blog – Group 23

In our second to last week of camp, Group 23 has had so many exciting events and activities that has kept our energy and enthusiasm going.  It all prepared us for Wednesday’s carnival and Thursday’s overnight!  We began with activities such as painting and drawing, where we created our own tropical birds, and coding, learning to create our own computer games through a software called Scratch.  We also made different types of shoes in ceramics and put our big imaginations to work in the evos playground.  Then came our Wacky Wednesday, and this week’s theme was Yomi Bear’s Safari Adventure and we had safari themed activities such as a lily pad relay.  Group 23 also enjoyed everyone’s favorite event: carnival!  We ate yummy snacks and played games and had fun in the bouncy houses.  The next day was the start of our second overnight, and everyone had a blast!  After our regular camp day ended, we had an extra swim and participated in an exciting game of Color Chase, collecting colors and trying to escape the green meanies!  Afterwards, we gathered around the campfire for s’mores and stories before going to sleep.  We then ended our week with some more relaxed activities like gardening and arts and crafts, and we left off on a super high note by winning Group of the Week!  We’re definitely going to keep up our energy for camp in our last week!

Week 6 Blog – Group 28

This week at camp Yomi was an exciting and eventful one. Not only was it Safari Wednesday but also Unit 3’s overnight. To kick off the week campers played some frisbee, after running around and having fun kids went into the pool to cool off. Campers then later got to be movie stars during filmmaking. On Tuesday kids got to do archery and even getting some bullseyes. Later in the day campers also got to hit some home runs during baseball. During arts and crafts campers got creative by creating masterpieces using tissue paper to add an extra effect. Goals were also scored during soccer. Wacky Wednesday was also safari themed. But before the wild activities could start, campers enjoyed their time playing gaga. After lunch campers got snacks and got to enjoy some games. After free swim, there were more games for kids to play. After all the fun and games campers created underwater animals with plates and other items. Thursday was the second overnight for unit 3. But because all the fun of overnight, kids got to show their basketball skills. During Jewish Culture, campers shared beautiful and inspiring words about the culture. After Yomi- lectives campers got ready for all the extra fun from overnight. First kids played different games including kickball, steal the bacon, and gaga. After that campers enjoy a friendly round of pizza relay. Once that was done one of the best games ever took place. Greenie Meanies, a race to try and find all 7 colors without getting caught by a greenie who has the power to wipe away all the colors. Once the game was over we all enjoyed dinner, then began to set up for the night. To end the night was a bonfire with of course s’mores. On Friday we all enjoyed breakfast together as a unit, then cleaned up our belongings and had free swim. After getting refreshed we had time to play kickball. After lunch group 28 learned about nature. To end such a busy week group 28 participated in Painting and Drawing, where they created exotic birds. 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!!!

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!!!

Week 6 Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxi’s zoomed their way into the sixth week of camp! We started off our Monday with painting and drawing where we made some terrific tropical birds. Afterwards, we headed to instructional swim where the taxi’s impressed with their spectacular swimming skills. We then headed off to coding where we had our turn at an activity about angry birds. We had a ton of fun and had smiles on our faces as we went over to free swim. We had a ball swimming and splashing with our friends in the pool! We ended our day with Yomi electives where we all learned a lot and had a bunch of fun. We went home with happiness in our hearts and excited for our next day. Tuesday started off with some incredible times in Krav Maga where we played a great game with zest and zeal. We then headed off to instructional swim where we learned a lot and played a little too! Afterwards, we had basketball where we learned some cool techniques and had a bunch of fun. Free swim came after where we had a ball splashing and playing with our friends. We then went to pop fits kids where we played a rousing game of jackpot. Nature followed and we dug for worms with happy hearts and eager hands. We ended our Tuesday with smiles plastered on our faces and excited for the next day. The theme for Wacky Wednesday this week was lagoon animals where we all channeled our inner lagoon creatures. We stunned everyone at camp with our amazing costumes! We started off our Wednesday with a rousing game of Gaga where we all had an incredible time. Instructional swim followed and we all worked on our strokes and kicks. Afterwards we had carnival where we dunked our counselors, jumped on a bouncy house and ate some deliciously snacks. We then bounded over to free swim where we all grew some gills and kicked and played. We then played some wonderful carnival games like find the Dino and feed the donkey. Afterwards, we had some fun in the unit where we played lily pad jump and made some super cool jellyfish, turtles and fish. We ended our days with big smiles and excited to be heading back to Camp the next day. Our Thursday began with soccer where we had a fantastic scrimmage game. We then went to instructional swim where our gills came back and kicked to our hearts content. Afterwards, we headed to ceramics where channeled our inner artist and made some terrific coil cups. Free swim rolled around next where we had kicked and splashed with joy in our hearts. We then had Yomi electives where we all had more fun than we thought possible. We then waved some of our friends goodbye, but the rest of us stayed at camp because we had the over night! We kicked off the night with some great field games. After, we had our second free swim where we all had a ball! Then, we had a NYC pizza race where we made pizza out of play doh and delivered it to our head counselor. We then had a delicious barbecue and chomped down on our yummy dinner.  We then played an exhilarating game of color chase where we tried to find colors without getting found by the greenie meanies. We ended our day with some scrumptious s’mores and bonfire songs. We went to bed with smiles on our faces and excited for the next day of camp. Our Friday started with a yummy breakfast and a morning free swim. We then greeted our friends who didn’t stay over night with us and started our day with some fantastic Frisbee. Then, it was instructional swim where we all had fun learning from our lifeguards. Afterwards, we channeled our inner Katniss Everdeen at archery where we got bull’s-eyes left and right. Then, we had free swim where we grew our gills once again and kicked and splashed a ton. Afterwards, we had Shabbat where we sang our hearts out and danced like crazy! We ended our week with climbing tower where our inner monkey came out and we scaled the wall in record times. We ended our sixth week with happy hearts and so excited to have one incredible week of camp left. Have a wonderful weekend and we’re excited to see you next week at wonderful Camp Yomi.

Week 6 Blog – Group 25

This was a very exciting week for Group 25, we swam, took pictures around the garden, sang songs at Music with Nelson, and played Improv games run by the people from Laugh it Out. We channeled our inner athlete and played intense sports games of Tennis, Lacrosse, and Baseball.

Safari Adventures was the theme for our Wacky Wednesday this week.  The safari included a carnival where we got to go in a bouncy house, eat treats, play many games at the table booths, and dunk different counselors in the dunk tank. We also drew different safari animals and did lilypad races. This Thursday was our second overnight for the summer. We kicked it off with a relay race where we had to make pizzas and deliver them. We also played a game called “Color Chase,” where we had to find as many colored paints around the camp without being discovered by the head counselors, aka the “greenie meanies.” We ended the night with smores and bedtime stories. We ended our week playing at the Evos playground, shooting many arrows in Archery, and singing and dancing to our favorite songs at Shabbat. It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over. It has been an incredible time so far, and we can’t wait for one more week filled with lots more fun!

Week 6 Blog – Group 24

HEY GROUP 24!!! Can you believe that next week is the last week of camp? We’re all so sad to be leaving so soon, but we’re not letting that stop us from having the best time we can at camp. We started off our week with by showing off our amazing soccer and hockey skills. We kept things sporty with Gaga later in the week. Group 24 had so much fun during the Wacky Wednesday activities!  We enjoyed playing around in the bouncy house, dunking some counselors in the dunk tank, and playing many really fun games. On Thursday we were all so excited for our second OVERNIGHT!!! We played Greenie Meanies with the unit and our team won! What made tour week even better was that we were able to go onto the zip-line for the 3rd time this summer! Everyone had a blast feeling the rush of wind on the way down. We finished off our week by showing our creativity in film making as well as playing volleyball together at the end of the day. We all had such a fun week together, and we hope to have an even better one next week!

Week 6 Blog – Group 22

The group 22 pigeons began another fantastic week with a friendly game of baseball where we hit home runs like we were in the big leagues. After cooling off during instructional swim, we headed to sand Newcomb for heated game played with our toes in the sand. We ended the day with a refreshing free swim and an hour and a half of fun filled yomi-lectives.
Tuesday began with a stupendous scavenger hunt during pioneering, where we meandered through camp searching for treasure. Our campers channeled their inner moneys in high ropes while swinging to the top of the climbing ladder, and later had a blast in boating while rowing through the obstacle course. The day came to a close with Frisbee, where we tossed discs until snack time.
Our campers came to camp on Wednesday filled with spirit and ready to face the wacky day. Group 22 put the “ball” in “Kickball” as we danced around the bases before getting into our wacky activities. We attended a crazy carnival, where we bounced in and out of the bouncy house, dunked our counselor in the dunk tank, and munched on yummy snacks. After lunch and free swim, we continued our wild, wacky day with awesome arts and crafts in the unit and leapfrog races on the field.
We had a joyous start to Thursday in jewelry making, where we created incredible inspirational bracelets and necklaces. We cradled and relayed our way through lacrosse before another fantastic free swim. We rounded off the day with another period of yomi-lectives, where we explored our passions in everything from farm-to-table to photography.
The last day of the week began with a period of superb ceramics, where we pounded and kneaded the clay with smiles all around. Instructional swim was followed by a fantastic cooking period, were we got our hands dirty in flour and sugar. We sang our hearts out in Shabbat, and ended the week with a spirited time in pop fit kids. 
We had a fantastic week, and we can’t wait for the next one!

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 28

It’s been a great week for Group 28 at camp! The highlight of this week was definitely Yomi Idol. Group 28 practiced hard and diligently to perfect their performance. The song we performed to was You’re the One That I Want from Grease, and the campers enjoyed every second of it! With their flashy dance moves and smooth transitions, Group 28 did so amazing and placed 3rd in the whole Unit! Group 28 also got to do many fun-filled activities this week. All the campers have been showing enormous amounts of improvement in tennis. The coach and counselors can surely see how passionate and competitive each camper gets during the drills and games. Group 28 also got to give Rock Climbing another shot this week. Unlike the first time we did Rock Climbing, most of the campers got all the way to the top this week as the whole group cheered them on! For the first time this summer, Group 28 got to do Lego Robotics. Here, the specialists told them a variety of tasks the robot must do and then the campers had to program the robot to do those tasks. Floor Hockey was another activity Group 28 tackled for the first time. This was surely a favorite. All you could see was the campers running back and forth, and goals being scored left and right. However, it had to be cut short because of the rain. Although the rain made Group 28 miss some activities this week, it definitely didn’t kill our spirit! During rainy days, we did such fun Unit activities in the shelter. It really showed what camp was all about… never a dull moment! Nevertheless, swim will never fail to put a smile on Group 28’s faces. All of the campers are showing exponential improvement during instructional swim, and free swim will always be enjoyable for Group 28. This week has been awesome! Next week is filled with so many fun things. We have Yomi Bear’s Safari Adventure for Wacky Wednesday and then the following day we have Unit 3’s second overnight! We are all excited and pumped for all the new memories the rest of the summer will give us!

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 5 Blog – Group 26

The gloomy weather this week couldn’t stop Group 26 from having a fantastic time at camp. On Monday we made super colorful and fantastic seahorse accessories perfect for Yomi Idol. The Terrific Taxis also played a game called Poison in basketball.  We continued practicing for Yomi idol learning dance moves to the song “Everything is Awesome” from the LEGO movie. In ceramics we made pancake sharks that looked so real you’d want to swim away! Later that day we had high ropes where we played a game called Jacobs Ladder. We climbed so high we could touch the clouds. On Wacky Wednesday we and were able to advance to the finals! We then performed in front of the WHOLE CAMP! We finished with the “Most N’Sync” award. Go Group 26!

Thursday we enjoyed a tasteful exploration of the world in photograph with our friends from Camp Tova. Later in the day we enjoyed playing tennis and going to our Yomi electives Friday had us enjoying some lovely cooking. We then found ourselves dancing in Shabbat. We sure can’t wait to see what’s in store for next week!

Week 5 Blog – Group 25

Yet another awesome week at Yomi kicked off with gymnastics bright and early on Monday morning. The campers zoomed through a challenging obstacle course that even included a flip! After working on their swimming skills in instructional swim, the campers sat down to a delicious baked ziti! The campers practically devoured it! In painting and drawing after lunch each camper made a treasure map including obstacles such as sharks, mud pits, and even famous marvel villains that needed to be defeated. After free swim the campers headed to Yomi-lectives. They continued to work on their session two activities. Tuesday morning began with a lice check but the excitement of upcoming yomi idol was already in the air. We even chose to do extra Yomi idol practice instead of play Ga-ga. Our routine to a mashup of the two songs “Lose Yourself” and “All the stars” was growing better by the minute! After instructional swim we sat down to a lunch of chicken fries and veggies. Then we headed to one of the kids’ favorite activities: ceramics. It was so much fun! Each camper got to design their very own ceramic frog (though some chose to make turtles instead). After the usual free swim excitement we had a relaxing yoga session. We played yoga games and shared some new facts about ourselves. We then jumped into another yomi idol practice where we really started to see the performance coming together. The hard work the campers put in was definitely paying off! Wednesday morning began unfortunately with a rainstorm. We rushed to do our final practices in between bouts of rain. Then, before we knew it, it was time for the performance. We cheered on all of our fellow Unit 3 groups and waited nervously for our turn. We did awesome! The dance moves came together beautifully, but nothing was more amazing that the spirit all of our campers showed and the smiles that never left their faces as they danced their hearts out. For this, we were awarded the “most spirited” award. Though we didn’t advance to the finals, we couldn’t be more proud of our performance. We then had a quick lunch of pancakes and scrambled eggs (who doesn’t love breakfast for lunch?) and then hopped on a bus to a hotel where we would see the finals. In the vein of our incredible spirit, the campers showed up to the hotel ready to put aside the disappointment of not advancing in order to cheer as loud as they could for our fellow Unit 3 groups. We lost our minds with excitement when we saw our Group 24 friends come in 3rd place. After the excitement of yomi idol, we all piled back onto the bus and got ready to head home. Thursday morning began with some awesome arts and crafts where the campers made magnificent mosaics! We then went to instructional swim where we got to see some of our campers advance to the next level. We followed this success with a delicious lunch of rice and chicken stir fry then jumped straight into basketball. First came a spirited game of “poison” (a shooting game that the campers really enjoy) then we got to play some actual basketball games for the first time! It was so exciting to watch our campers run around the court as if they were all Michael Jordan. After this rousing game we rushed to free swim where we continued with our high-energy playful games. After swim, we calmed down with our yomi electives that unfortunately came at the same time as yet another rainstorm. Despite the storm, most campers were still able to do their activities and improve the skills they love most.

Week 5 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 had a great week! We began the week practicing our dance moves for Yomi idol. We soared through the skies while ziplining, and enjoyed our Yomi-lective activities.  Tuesday had us coding and perfecting our Yomi-idol performance during Music w/ Nelson. Finally, we found our chi at yoga where we learned new poses and relaxed (namaste). Wednesday was Yomi Idol where we won first place in our unit! We then had to perform for the whole camp where we came in 3rd place! Go group 24!!!  Thursday we had tennis where we hit backhands and forehands, then arts and crafts then Yomi electives. Friday we had pop fit kids, instructional swim, gardening, Shabbat and nature. Overall a great week!

Week 5 Blog – Group 23

Although we are now into August and camp is coming to an end, Group 23 has been having a blast with all the exciting activities! We went through our week with energizing sports, practicing our techniques in tennis and basketball and having an intense tournament in Gaga.

We learned about galaxies while creating jewelry.  In gardening we learned about the flowers and herbs we were planting and in Krav Maga we learned the art of meditation.

This all led up to this week’s exciting Wacky Wednesday: Yomi Idol!  Group 23 worked their hardest all week to perform “We’re All in This Together,” from High School Musical, a song about friendship and teamwork.  In the end, we won the award for Best Smiles!!! We were then so happy to support our friends in other groups that competed in the finals.  Overall, Group 23’s week has been thrilling, full of energy and spirits, and we hope to keep it up for the last few weeks of camp!

Week 5 Blog – Group 22

The first day of our fifth fantastic week began with loads of energy and anticipation for the days to come. Specifically, we were looking forward to a certain dance competition on Wednesday…Yomi Idol! With the performance looming ahead, we danced our way through archery, where we practiced our four archer’s stances and hit loads of bulls eyes. In instructional swim, we continued to work on moving up the levels, and in Lego robotics, we channeled our coding energies into creating traveling robots. Yomi-lectives allowed us to focus on our individual passions, and per usual, we wrapped up the day with a yummy snack.

 

Group 22 is gaga for Ga-ga! On Tuesday, we started off with some Ga-ga, which transitioned into a super spirited Yomi Idol practice filled with spectacular singing and delightful dancing. In free swim, we pretended to be sharks, minnows, cops, robbers, and narwhals while playing various pool games. We followed our rowdy swim period with some relaxing arts and crafts. Our mosaics were magnificent! Group 22 ended the day with a daring dash up the climbing tower. Who knew our kids were so adventurous and brave?

 

On Wednesday, we arrived at camp at the same time as some foreboding storm clouds that unfortunately prevented us from participating in our scheduled activities. Luckily, we were able to squeeze in a last-minute Yomi Idol rehearsal, and the rain had no effect on our excitement to showcase our hard work. The performance was absolutely fantastic. Broadway, here we come! Our dance was rewarded with the prestigious award, “best choreography” before we headed out to watch the fantastic finals.

 

While playing tennis on Thursday, it felt as though the sun was trying to compensate for its lack of appearance on Wednesday. We worked on hand-eye coordination and accuracy in the sweltering heat before heading to a refreshing instructional swim period, where we performed daring dives and beautiful backstroke. After devouring our delicious lunch, we all developed green thumbs in gardening, where we explored the wonders of worms and compost. We had a handful of new super-sliders during free swim, and ended the day with yomi-lectives, once again.

 

Friday began with a spectacular game of soccer and drills to improve our technique, followed by swim, the perfect activity to cool down. We were able to revisit our Yomi Idol dancing skills during zumba, where we had a blast before heading to free swim to continue our pool games. After participating in yet another spectacular Shabbat filled with singing, dancing, and c.o.w.s, we wrapped up another perfect week with painting and drawing.

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 4 Blog – Group 28

Hello group 28! It’s been another awesome week, we had a few bumps in the road with the weather but we still had so much fun even if we had to change our activity. On Monday morning it was raining a little bit so we stayed inside our unit. We played an awesome game called the moistest and WE WON! We had so much fun and time was flying by. After lunch the rain settled down so we were able to finish our day of activities. We had arts and craft free swim and then our first time at our new yomi electives. Tuesday was really exciting because for the first time this summer we went boating. We also had gymnastics where everyone was having an awesome time. Wednesday was another raining day but that didn’t stop us from having the best wacky Wednesday ever because of course, we couldn’t miss yomi bears birthday bash! So we went to a hotel and we had out activity there it was so much fun we were dancing and jumping around it was perfect. When we got back we were surprised to find out we could go swimming because the rain had died down which all the kids had so much fun at free swim. On Thursday we started the day with ceramics where the kids made snowmen that came out to look amazing. After lunch, we had tennis where we played a match and both teams did so well that we ended up having a tie by the time we had to go to free swim. On Friday we started the day with yomi idol practice, which all the kids were so excited to start practicing. And by the end of the day, we had Shabbat and participated in fun shelter games!

 

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 4 Blog – Group 26

Despite the gloomy weather this week, the Terrific Taxi’s had an awesome time at camp. On Monday we got into groups and showed off our coding skills. We then played games and did activities in the shelter. On Tuesday we played a competitive game of soccer and learned about Jewish culture. Yomi bears birthday was on Wednesday so Unit 3 and Unit 4 took the buses to a hotel and had an epic dance party. All the campers were excited to greet Yomi bear and give him a big hug. For the first time all week it didn’t rain on Thursday. We went boating and had a blast capturing rubber ducks in the lake. After that we practiced for Yomi idol then we had a good time splashing in the pool. Although the week ended in rain, the Terrific Taxis had fun singing at Shabbat and playing games in the shelter!

 

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 4 Blog – Group 25

Hello, friends and families of group 25! The Happy Hotdogs hurried into another exciting week at Camp Yomi despite the constant showers. We started the week off sheltered in the unit playing “The Mostest” and claiming second place. We then mixed things up from the usual schedule by seeing who could catch the most rubber duckies during boating. This week’s Wacky Wednesday was extremely exciting! We all boarded the busses and headed to the Marriot hotel where we had an EPIC dance party.  This week we bedazzled ourselves with bracelets and necklaces in jewelry making. We also wildly whacked balls at tennis impressing Coach Mango. We can’t wait for more fun to be had and bonds to be made in the weeks to come at Camp Yomi!

 

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 4 Blog – Group 24

Hey, Group 24! We can’t believe we’re already halfway done with camp. The weeks have been flying by way too fast! Though the weather this week may have been gloomy, we didn’t let that stop us from having as much fun as we possibly could. We started off our week with photography where everyone took some really cool pictures for the picture frames they had decorated. Although it was raining on Wednesday, we didn’t let that stop us from having a super fun party for Yomi bear’s birthday at a nearby hotel. Everyone was jumping and dancing all around. On Thursday, the campers began practicing for their big Yomi idol performance next week. They seem to love our song choice of “How far I’ll go” from the movie Moana. On Friday we took to Yankee’s Field where we participated in a rousing game of baseball and then later celebrated Shabbat! We hope to have an even better week next week with each other. This is the Empire State Timbs signing off!

 

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 4 Blog – Group 23

A week of dreary weather couldn’t stop Group 23 from having fun at Camp! The Subway Surfer’s have been having some really fun events and activities to keep the spirit going.  Although it’s been rainy, we have all been playing games and doing activities in the Unit shelter with other groups.  We played games like The Mostest, where a category such as “the camper with the coolest dance move” is called and the one with the “mostest” wins points for their team (Group 23 came in first place!), and did cheers as loud as we could.  We also celebrated Yomi Bear’s birthday bash by showing off our best moves at a dance party and making him birthday cards.  We also began our Yomi Idol practice — this year, Unit 3’s theme is songs from movies and Group 23’s song is “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical!  We hope next week will be full of sun and even more energy!

 

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 4 Blog – Group 22

Group 22 kicked off the week with shelter games as a storm raged outside. The rain didn’t stop us from having a blast playing the mostest and creating song parodies for Shabbat. We cheered our hearts out, laughing our way through the day until tennis, where we hit balls until the rain returned. After a rousing game of Candy Land in Unit Four, we ran over to a long awaited free swim. Afterwards, we headed off to our new yomi-lectives, where we had a blast learning about our new activities.
On Tuesday we made an exciting decision: our yomi idol song, Mamma Mia! We danced our way through duck duck goose and freeze tag, followed by a spirited instructional swim period learning about everything from flip turns to chicken-airplane-soldier. We flew through Frisbee, and practiced focus and strength during Krav Maga to round out another perfect day.
On Wednesday we were greeted by more thunderstorms, but that didn’t stop us from having an incredible dance party to celebrate Yomi Bear’s birthday bash. We learned some new dances like the Cha Cha Slide and practiced our favorites like the Limbo. We said “hi” to Yomi Bear before heading back to camp, where our shelter became our runway in another fantastic game of the mostest.
Thursday began with a productive yomi idol practice and some terrific tennis for our spectacular sports club participants. The pool felt extra refreshing after somersaulting and leapfrogging in gymnastics. The day wound down with another hour and a half of yomi-lectives, where we did everything from coding and cooking to photography filmmaking.
We were especially excited for Friday because we had boating, which had been looking forward to all week. We had a blast in the paddleboats, and the fun continued in outdoor ceramics and Shabbat, where we sang the Shabbat themed version of “Havana” that we created earlier in the week. Week four was an absolute pleasure, and we can’t wait for week five. Have a fantastic weekend!

 

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 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 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 3 Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxis zoomed into our third week of camp with zest and excitement. After an amazing second week, we were so excited to return and have a blast! We started off our week with basketball where we practiced shooting some hoops as a group. We then made our way to instructional swim where we learned a whole lot about different strokes and kicks. We had so much fun that we never wanted it to end. We then headed out to zip line where our taxis soared across our camp! Monday ended with Yomi electives where we all had a blast. We ended our day with smiles plastered on our faces! On Tuesday we started off our day with soccer where we showed off our skills in a friendly scrimmage. We worked so well as a team that I think we may be going to the world cup next year! We then headed off to swim where we all jumped and played. We then had a special event with our friends from ORT. We made a video with some super cool chalk and had such a fun time with our new friends. We went home that day excited for the festivities of wacky Wednesday, Our Wacky Wednesday theme this week was carnival, so we came all decked out in our unit color, blue. We started off our day with nature where we went to the lake and learned all about the plants that live in our beautiful camp. From there, we headed to swim where we had a blast as always. The, we started our Wacky Wednesday festivities with a trip to the carnival. We slid down the giant slide and bounced to our heart’s content in the bouncy house. We also got some super delicious snacks that we gobbled down in the field. We then went to do some fun carnival games. From pom-pom vacuum to hit the fish, we all had a ball at our Wacky Wednesday carnival. We went home with our belly’s full and our smiles wide. On Thursday we bounded to camp with a little extra pep in our step because Thursday was the day of our overnight! We started our day of with photography where we got to print out some of photos we had taken. We were very proud of all the photos we took because they all looked incredible! We then headed to instructional swim where we learned a lot from our lifeguards. After we waved them goodbye, we bounded to tennis where we knew a lot of fun was stored. We worked on our swings when we arrived and even got to try our hand at rallying the ball. After that, we had swim and Yomi electives where we had a whole ton of fun. We then waved our friends heading home goodbye and boarded buses to go bowling. We all had a ball at bowling and some of us even got a strike! Eventually, we got back to our buses and headed back to camp where an amazing barbecue awaited. We munched down on our food at the field and played a little as we waited for what was next in the store. Soon, we were told we were going on a tour of NYC and headed out to see the sights of the city. We travelled through camp and saw some pretty cool stuff, like the Big Apple Circus and Barclays. We even took a picture with Lady Liberty shot some hoops at MSG! We ended our tour with smiles on our faces and excited for what else the night had in store. We then headed to a bonfire where we all got some delicious s’mores sans the chocolate! We all thought they were amazing and wanted seconds even though there was no more. Afterwards, we sat around the camp fire and heard a story and sang a song. By then, we were tired and said goodnight. We went to bed in our lovely camp with smiles all over our faces and excited for what was to come. We woke up the next morning ready for the day! We started off with breakfast and then headed to our extra swim! We jumped around and had so much together at the start of our very nice day. We then went back to our unit where we met back with our friends who had not stayed the night with us. We went to volleyball where we had two rousing games. We cheered, hit and had a blast. We then went to our instructional swim where we all had a whole ton of fun. Then, we headed to pop fit kids where we played some very fun games. Swim was next and we splashed and played. Afterwards, we went to shabbat where we sang, drank grape juice and had some delicious Challah bread. Our day ended with pioneering where we learned about sustainability and played a few games. We went home with happy hearts and all so happy to have had such an incredible third week of camp. We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and are so excited to see you next week at camp.

Week 3 Blog – Group 25

Group 25 had an incredible last week of Session A. We started the week off with an intense Basketball game called “Poisson”. We also had many fun activities throughout the week such as crafting exquisite necklaces and bracelets at Jewelry Making, relaxing our bodies during Yoga, decorating and fixing up the garden, and creating Emojis at Ceramics. This Wacky Wednesday, we had our very first Carnival of the summer! It was filled with lots of fun rides, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and carnival games at the booths. Thursday night was also our very first Overnight! We kicked it off with bowling at the lanes. After our barbecue dinner, we went on a scavenger hunt around camp that had a New York City theme. We ended the night with s’mores, stories, and cheers at the campfire. On Friday, we ended our week climbing as high as we could at the Climbing Tower, practicing our strokes at Tennis, and dancing and singing to songs at Shabbat. It’s been an amazing session, and we can’t wait for lots of more fun at Session B.

Week 3 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 had a fantastic time at camp! Our first activity of the week was cooking where we got to make delicious cookie dough. We enjoyed learning how to pitch and work together as a team in baseball and perfecting our strokes during instructional swim. This week’s Wacky Wednesday was a carnival!
We were able to dress up in our units color and get face paint. We also were able to enjoy tasty treats such as cotton candy, snow cones, and delicious buttery popcorn! We were also able to go on exciting inflatable rides!
Everyone seemed excited for the overnight on Thursday! We ate hotdogs and chicken burgers even some chips! Later that night we had an NYC themed scavenger hunt, and our group won! Go Group 24! We then got to enjoy a late night snack of s’mores and were off to bed. The next morning, we had an extra free swim and enjoyed some more fun activities and of course, Shabbat! We can’t wait for what next week has in store!

Week 3 Blog – Group 23

Group 23’s summer just keeps on getting better as we continue to have event-filled weeks and spirited campers! The week began with energy, having tennis and Pop Fit Kids for our first activities. We continued on with activities such as painting and drawing and outdoor ceramics. Wednesday was our carnival, where we got to play games, go on rides, and have special treats! Throughout the day we jumped around in bouncy houses, played games for prizes, got our faces painted, and ate popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. Thursday was the start of Unit 3’s first overnight, full of fun and spirit! After our regular camp day activities, we went bowling, doing our best to play in teams and cheer each other on before going back to Camp for a barbecue dinner. We then participated in a scavenger hunt, and then came just about everyone’s favorite part — s’mores and stories around the campfire! After waking up the morning and having breakfast, we had an early swim period before going into the last day of the week. Group 23 ended this week on a bit more of a relaxed note with activities such as pioneering and filmmaking.

Week 3 Blog – Group 22

The Group 22 Pigeons had a spectacular third week. On Monday everybody arrived with a full tank of gas, ready to zoom our way through the week. There was one thing we were all looking forward to, and that was the overnight. Everyone was so excited and was already talking about what they had packed for the upcoming event. It all started with soccer where we practiced our footwork by doing a fun New Jersey snag drill in order to prepare us for the next competitive match.
Tuesday started amazingly at gardening where we picked weeds from the ground. We learned that the weeds take nutrients away from the plants that we want to grow. Even when it began to pour on our heads we remained positive while we did arts and crafts in the warmth of the shelter.
On Wacky Wednesday, we all came to camp dressed in blue in order to represent Unit 3. The Yomi carnival came to camp and we bounced in the bouncy house, slid on the slide and ate cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. After that, we played field games against other groups, and we defeated Group 25 in a game of Steal the “Challah.”
Thursday was the most exciting day of the week, as we anticipated our long-awaited overnight. It all began after our Yomi electives when we got on the buses that took us to Lucky Strike Bowling Alley. We had a lot of fun knocking down pins and getting high scores. We then came back to camp, which was remarkably empty. We enjoyed our picnic dinner, which consisted of hot dogs, chicken burgers and veggie burgers in the field at the center of camp. The boys and girls separated and we prepared for bedtime. Once our sleeping bags were set up and we put on our jammies, we headed to the bonfire where we sang and cheered while eating s’mores fresh out of the fire and watched our counselors face off in goofy sword fights. Finally, we headed off to our sleeping bags where we had story time before we hit the sack.
We awoke Friday morning to blazing sunshine. We enjoyed our breakfast before heading off to a swim in the pool. We headed back to the unit where we met up with our arriving friends before heading off to a fresh day of camp fun. At archery, we all took turns trying to shoot the bull’s eye like Robin Hood. Next, we had Shabbat where we settled down for the end of overnight. Nelson taught us a new Despacito Shabbat song while we ate challah and drank grape juice. Finally, we prepared for dismissal and said goodbye after a long 48 hours of camp togetherness. The Group 22 Pigeons will rest up this weekend and return to camp, arriving with even more spirit than last week.

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.

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.

Week 2 Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxis had a very active and fun first full week of camp! We started off the day by being creative with ceramics.  We had a lot of fun practicing our strokes at the swimming in the pool. We zoomed to Yomi-lectives so we could enjoy our preferred activities. This week some campers started sports club and enjoyed a nice game of baseball. The Terrific Taxis showed their smiles for the camera for picture day.

We showed our strength in gaga, we may have the strongest arms in the unit! The Terrific Taxis enjoyed scoring goals at soccer and created necklaces in jewelry. We enjoyed our first Wacky Wednesday by showing our green thumb in gardening. We were able to participate in a scavenger hunt,  potato sack races, and a challenging obstacle course. Towards the end of the week, we had a relaxing yoga period. After that, we got our blood pumping in floor hockey. This week was chock full of fun activities. We can’t wait for next weeks overnight!

 

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.

Week 2 Blog – Group 25

The Happy Hot Dogs had a fantastic first full week of camp! There was much swimming and crazy fun activities under the hot summer sun. We did gymnastics, coding, Zumba, arts & crafts, pioneering, jewelry, basketball, and more! On Tuesday we put on our big smiley faces for picture day and had a blast at parent night. It was so great meeting many of the parents and decorating cookies at cooking. Wednesday surely was wacky! Group 25 disappeared and became an amazing squad of different storybook characters! We also answered the wacky Wednesday question correctly and won a prize! We ended our terrific week once again with a musical Shabbat and said goodbye for the weekend. We can’t wait for another incredible week at Camp Yomi!

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.

Week 2 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 had a great week! On Monday we started off with Krav Maga then headed to instructional swim and then had improv after lunch! Finally we had Yomi electives. On Tuesday we had jewelry making where we made bracelets or sports club. We also made self-portraits in arts and crafts and played Gaga and then had picture day! Wednesday was wacky Wednesday (story book character themed) where we had a special game show, potato sack races and an obstacle course! On Thursday we had outdoor ceramics where we made fruit wedges, then went to LEGO robotics and finally had Yomi electives. On Friday we had tennis, painting and drawing, Shabbat and basketball! Every day we had free swim and had an amazing time! Overall a great week for group 24!

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 2 Blog – Group 23

Group 23’s first full week of Camp held a ton of exciting activities and new events! This included staying cool in the pool and sprinklers, having picture day, having our first wacky Wednesday, and of course, our Parent Night, all being the highlights of our week, along with welcoming a few new friends into our group!  During our Parent Night, we had the opportunity to have time to meet all of Group 23’s families and engage in exciting tennis games.  Leading into Camp Yomi’s first Wacky Wednesday of the summer, we participated in activities and games based on our favorite storybook characters.  For example, we built sturdy houses that the Big Bad Wolf wouldn’t be able to knock down and helped Little Red Riding Hood find her way to her grandmother’s house through an obstacle course.  The rest of the week was spent learning and trying new things, from dance exercises in Zumba to climbing the rock wall.  We hope everyone in Group 23 had a great Parent night while we look forward to the upcoming week, especially our first overnight!

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.

Week 2 Blog – Group 22

Hi, group 22 superstars! We had another amazing week filled with joy and laughter. We started off on Monday with an exciting craft making activity in arts and crafts! From there, we jumped right into instructional swim, where we practiced and learned new swimming skills. We then made our way to play Gaga and then to take our group picture. After free swim, we finished the day with an hour of Yomi-lectives, where the kids explored their passions and let their talents shine. We had a creative start to Tuesday when we happily created ceramic monsters or creatures. Afterward, we had instructional swim, which was super exciting and rewarding. We can already see improvement! We continued the day with coding, where our campers flapped through each level of flappy bird. After free swim, we played a game of knock out at basketball. We shot over to a relaxing period of music with Nelson, where the kids helped make beautiful instrumental music. We enjoyed seeing you all and playing improv games on parent night. Our first ever Wacky Wednesday was a blast. Everyone’s costumes were incredible. Our day was filled with potato sack races, game challenges and more. Unit 3 was in for a treat as we were able to play lots of games (like kickball) and had fun running through the field and sprinklers. On Thursday, we practiced photography, learning new skills such as using birds-eye perspective with a scavenger hunt. We then headed off to sprinklers for more fun and games. After lunch, we were able to unwind with some jewelry making. At free swim, we played a giant game of tag with the whole group. Friday was filled with enthusiastic singing at our Shabbat service and exciting activities such as gymnastics, cooking and pop fit kids. Overall, we had an amazing and creative week, and we are looking forward to even better weeks to come.     

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

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

Week 1B Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxis zoomed into their second week of camp! We started our week of in gardening where we all grew some green thumbs and learned all about the incredible plants Yomi has to offer. From there, we headed to swim where we splashed and played! We wished we could stay there all day, but we headed to gymnastics where we had a ball doing an obstacle course. We ended our day with our very fun electives and went home with smiles stuck to our faces! We started off Tuesday with nature where we learned all about the trees on our beautiful campgrounds. Then, swim came around again and the taxis suddenly grew some gills! After that, we had a great lunch and then went to arts and crafts where the taxis made some incredible self portraits. And, when the rain came around, we still had a ball in the shelter making lanyard, drawing and cheering! We ended our day with smiles as we headed to our buses. On Wednesday, we missed Camp, but were happy to celebrate July fourth! On Thursday, we bounced back to camp with zeal! We started off our day with ceramics where we made either a turtle or a dinosaur! They looked so good and we had a whole lot of fun! Then, we headed to swim where we had a ball, as always. We then had Jewish culture where we learned a new song and heard a great story! We ended our day with our incredible Yomi electives and went home excited for the next day of Camp. On Friday, we started off with a camp wide Shabbat and had a whole ton of fun! We all danced and sang and, also celebrated our incredible second week at camp. We went home with smiles glued to our faces and incredibly excited for the next week of camp. We hope that you all have an incredible weekend and we’ll see you next week!

 

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

Week 1B Blog – Group 25

Wow! What an awesome week at Camp Yomi Group 25 has had! On Monday, we started off the week right with some relaxing yoga first thing in the morning. From there, we jumped straight into free swim. After lunch, the kids played a mean game of ga-ga then headed straight to lice checks. We were relieved to discover that everyone was louse free! We finished off the day with Yomi-lectives where the campers got to focus on what they love the most. Tuesday began with the ever-delightful circus arts. It was incredible! After watching the kids effortlessly balance feathers on their fingers (and some even on their noses), I think we’re ready for Cirque du Soleil. After this we had out first ever (drumroll please…) instructional swim! From tadpoles to dolphins, all of the kids thrived! We followed this up with an intense game of baseball. Despite the heat, each camper batted and caught like they were Babe Ruth. After that, we were lucky to have an great free swim period before a dramatic thunderstorm began. We were thrown into a bit of chaos by the tumultuous weather but the campers followed directions super well and we made the best of a difficult situation. We quickly learned that there’s nothing a good game of quackadilioso can’t fix! After a refreshing Fourth of July, the campers arrived at Yomi ready to dive right into painting and drawing where they designed their very own symmetrical robots. The imaginary battles that ensued were epic to say the least. After all the drawing excitement, we had our second instructional swim in which the campers really began to get the hang of the lifeguards’ lessons. Then came a quick lunch break followed by some awesome basketball shooting. The kids did layups like it was the NBA! Free swim was especially exciting on Thursday because it was the first day that the slide was open. Those campers with red bracelets got to zoom down the slide, while those of us in the swim block cheered them on and continued to play our usual games. Then came Yomi-lectives! The kids further honed their hobbies and passions. On Friday, all of camp Yomi Unit 3 gathered for a wonderful Shabbat featuring live music and (of course) more snacks! We ended the week with a free swim period. We were sad to see each other go for the weekend, but couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming week!

 

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

Week 1B Blog – Group 24

Hey group 24!!! Us campers and counselors had a terrific first (almost full) week at camp Yomi this week. We started of the week calmly with some painting and drawing where all the campers drew some really cool robots. After swim, we had a silly and fun time at circus arts and ended off the day with yomi-lectives. On Tuesday, we started off strong with lacrosse where everyone showed off their amazing skills of throwing and catching the ball. We moved onto the climbing tower, the most exciting activity by far. We hoped to end off the day with some games of tennis and soccer, but the rain unfortunately stopped us. After our day off for the Fourth of July, we resumed camp with Zumba, which was so exciting and fun for all the campers and counselors as well. We later experienced an incredible adventure in nature, and then ended off the day with yomi-lectives once again. Unfortunately because of the rain on Friday we weren’t able to spend much time at the campgrounds as we hoped to, but we still had a great time nonetheless as we had a camp wide Shabbat! We can’t wait for even more fun next week. That’s all for now, Empire State Timbs signing off!!

 

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

Week 1B Blog – Group 23

Group 23’s second week of Camp was full of fun and spirit!  Throughout the week we kept up the energy by doing cheers and participating in exciting activities.  We began our instructional swim sessions, learning new strokes and skills that we could use during free swim.  We then played competitive games of soccer, gaga, and baseball, cheering on our teammates and doing our best.  Even though a thunderstorm swept Camp right before the holiday, we stayed in our unit shelter and drew picture books and learned new lanyard stitches.  We picked the week right back up in LEGO robotics, where we learned how to code sequences to control our robots’ actions.  We continued with Yomi-lectives and cheer offs, and although our week ended in rain, Group 23 knew just how to keep up our enthusiasm and continue the fun.  We hope everyone has had a great Fourth of July as we look forward to our upcoming parent night!

 

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

Week 1B Blog – Group 22

It has been an amazing week filled with fun and laughter for our group 22 superstars! We kicked it off on Monday with a rousing game of baseball with so many homeruns we thought we were at a Yankee game! From there, we jumped right into free swim, of which we had two periods and double time to play Sharks And Minnows and Stuck In The Mud. We then made our way to jewelry making, where we honored Independence Day by creating beautiful red, white, and blue jewelry. We finished the day with an hour of Yomi-lectives, where the kids explored their passions and let their talents shine. We had a sweet start to Tuesday, which we happily shared with our friends at Tova during cooking. Afterwards, we had our first instructional swim, which was super exciting and rewarding. We can see improvement already! We continued the day with coding, where our crafty campers defeated 12 levels of Minecraft coding with ease. After free swim, we had a relaxing period of Krav Maga, where the kids handled the foreboding storm clouds wonderfully. Although we were caught in a storm towards the end of the period, there’s nothing like a great game of Follow The Leader to make a rainy day feel bright. We hope you had a lovely 4th of July off, which we followed up with a relaxing morning in the garden tasting mint and learning about herbs and spices on Thursday. We then headed off to another productive instructional swim period, where we worked on our strokes and even had time for games after the lesson. We were able to unwind after the excitement of swim and lunch with a period of yoga, where we learned all sorts of cool poses like downward dog and tree. Free swim brought the opening of the slide and a very fun game of freeze tag. With tons of rain in the cards for Friday, we remained positive and had tons of fun playing indoor games and activities until it subsided. We continued our normal scheduled Shabbat service, where we had a blast singing our hearts out and left camp with yet another fantastic week behind us, and looking forward to the amazing weeks to come.

 

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 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 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 1 Blog – Group 26

The terrific taxis bounded into their first week of camp! We started our first day back with baseball where the taxis zoomed their way around the field and practiced batting, as well. Then, we headed our way to swim where our taxis suddenly grew some gills! We all had a blast together in the water and were so glad to cool off. At jewelry, we got to make some cool USA bracelets and they all looked super cool. We went home super happy and excited for Camp. Even though it rained at first on Thursday, we couldn’t be held down. We dashed to Camp and had quite a ball! And, when the sun came out the day got even better. We showed off our soccer skills and made some far out robots on painting and drawing. We all went home with gigantic smiles on our faces. Once Friday rolled around, we were so excited to get back to Camp. We had a blast in the pool as we cooled off from the hot sun! We also went to Shabbat where we listened to some great tunes and sang along, as well. Now, that the week is over we are so happy to be back at camp. It has been the greatest first week ever and we are so excited to be coming back this Monday! Have a good weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!

Week 1 Blog – Group 25

Group 25, The Happy Hot Dogs, had a phenomenal 1st week at camp. When we first arrived at camp, we got to meet all the campers and counselors in our group while taking a tour of the garden. We played many fun games in the pool such as Marco Polo and Volleyball against another group. We ended our first-day climbing unbelievable heights at the Climbing Tower. On Thursday, we created distinct self-portraits of ourselves and played an intense match of Soccer. We ended our week shooting stellar videos at Filmmaking, singing and dancing to many songs at Shabbat, and shooting arrows like Katniss Everdeen at Archery. We can’t wait for next week filled with lots more fun!

Week 1 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 was super excited for the first week of camp! We began by completing exciting icebreaker activities so we could learn more about each other.  Our first activity was ceramics where we made beautiful baskets for the Fourth of July. This week, we also enjoyed gymnastics where all of us learned to do rolls while also working together as a team to complete tricky obstacles. Group 24 got technical at   Lego Robotics where we built and operated our own robots! Even though this week was short, we sprinted into our yomilective classes such as Farm-to-Table, Horseback Riding, Baseball, and many more!   We showed our green thumb at gardening and learned about the grape vines camp Yomi is growing. Soon the grapes will be red and we can eat them. Yum!  We stayed nice and cool by swimming our way around the pool.  We swam, and played pool games such as water volleyball! Group 24 ended the week celebrating Shabbat where we all got to eat challah and drink juice. We can’t wait for what next week has in store!

Week 1 Blog – Group 23

What an exciting start to our summer! Although we started off Camp with less than desired weather, Group 23, the Subway Surfers, made sure to bring on the energy have a great time in all of our activities. We began with painting and drawing, creating stories for our robot friends out of oil pastels and had yoga, where we learned moves included in the sun salutation and became “one with nature”.  We also participated in flying squirrel, facing our fears and flying high. Our week continued with cooking, where we incorporated some healthy fruits into making delicious nachos, along with Jewish culture, learning about the meaning of Shabbat and its blessings. Our swim periods have been filled with tons of fun pool games and cheer-offs as we cooled off from the heat. Group 23 ended our first week at camp with more athletic activities such as gymnastics and Pop Fit Kids, all while keeping hydrated and sun screened in the heat.  We look forward to having our first full week of camp soon, and hope that everyone in Group 23 has a blast this summer!

Week 1 Blog – Group 22

The first week of camp was a blast of fun for the Group 22 Pigeons! We were all super excited to dive into camp and get to know each other! First, we flew our way to basketball where we learned to improve our ball handles through drills and exercises while also hitting some amazing shots from way downtown! After that, we splashed our way through the swim tests to know which swim groups everyone was going to for instructional swim throughout the summer. Next, we kicked our way onto the soccer field where we had an electrifyingly competitive match. The Yellow Jersey team hit a crazy buzzer beater at the last second to tie the game! Painting and drawing rolled by, where we all released our inner Michaelangelos and painted some amazingly detailed symmetrical robots. We also got to play floor hockey, where the Orange and Yellow teams clashed off against one another. Finally, we ended the week with a Shabbat celebration, where we sang and danced our hearts out to spirited cheers while eating delicious challah and drinking thirst quenching grape juice. With week one complete, we are all super excited to rest up and get ready for our second week of Camp Yomi fun!

Week 7 – Schedule Group Gimmel – 8/13-8/17

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday 
Period 1 Flagpole Ceramics Flagpole Flagpole Flagpole
Period 2 Ilanot Kehila Archery Color war – Maccabiah Floor Hockey Color war – Maccabiah
Period 3 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 4 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 5 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 6 Circus Arts Baseball Color war – Maccabiah Color war – Maccabiah Closing Ceremony
Period 7 Frisbee Jewish Culture Ilanot Electives Basketball Ilanot Kehila
Period 8 Krav Maga Tennis Ilanot Electives Israeliness Shabbat

 

 

 

 

Week 7 Group 28 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Tennis Krav Maga 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 Ceramics High Ropes Unit: Wacky Wednesday Jewelry Making Field Games
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Special Event
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Archery 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

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

Week 7 Group 26 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Jewelry Making Music w/ Nelson Pioneering Soccer Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Lacrosse Climbing Tower Unit: Wacky Wednesday Circus Arts Field Games
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Special Event
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Kickball 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

Week 7 Group 25 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Boating High Ropes Jewish Music Basketball Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Floor Hockey Coding Unit: Wacky Wednesday Arts & Crafts Field Games
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Special Event
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Gardening 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

Week 7 Group 24 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Gymnastics Arts & Crafts Archery Basketball Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Tennis Gardening Unit: Wacky Wednesday Filmmaking Field Games
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Special Event
Period 6 Yomi-lectives High Ropes 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

Week 7 Group 23 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Gymnastics Arts & Crafts Archery Basketball Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Tennis Gardening Unit: Wacky Wednesday Filmmaking Field Games
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Special Event
Period 6 Yomi-lectives High Ropes 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

Week 7 Group 22 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Music w/ Nelson Archery Baseball Soccer Special Event
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Free Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Basketball Arts & Crafts Unit: Wacky Wednesday Field Zipline Field Games
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Special Event
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Tennis 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

Welcome to Unit 3!!

Hey Unit 3 Families!

As you know by now, I’m Jeremy Burgess, the Unit 3 Supervisor. I will be returning for my 13th summer at Camp Yomi, and my 2nd summer as the Unit 3 Supervisor. During the school year, I am a 3rd grade teacher.

I love working at Camp Yomi and enjoy coming back each and every summer. Something I’m super excited for this summer is the overnight. I’ve been a part of many overnights in the past and they are always tons of fun. It’s like one huge sleepover with all of your friends! In the beginning of every summer, I watch the campers and counselors meet at camp not knowing each other quite well, and then, they leave the summer having made a best friend or a memory that lasts forever.

This summer Unit 3’s theme will be the greatest city in the world, New York. We have fun activities planned, so get ready!!

Upcoming Important Dates:
Sunday, June 10- New Family Picnic
Monday, June 25- Parent Night at 92Y
Tuesday, July 10- Parent Night at the campgrounds
Thursday, July 19- First Overnight
Thursday, August 9- Second Overnight

You contact me by phone at 212-415-5643 ext. 2 or email at yomi3@92y.org.

I’m looking forward to an incredible summer together!