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 3 – Schedule Group Gimmel – 7/16-7/20

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday 
Period 1 Flagpole Archery  STEM Event: World Ort Flagpole Zumba
Period 2 Ilanot Kehila Circus Arts  STEM Event: World Ort Arts & Crafts Gymnastics
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 Ceramics  STEM Event: World Ort Wacky Wednesday Baseball Soccer
Period 7 Floor Hockey  STEM Event: World Ort Ilanot Electives Ice cream party Ilanot Kehila
Period 8 Gardening  STEM Event: World Ort Ilanot Electives Cooking Shabbat

 

 

 

 

Week 3 Group 28 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Soccer Painting and Drawing/Sports Club Outdoor Ceramics Basketball/Sports Club Lacrosse
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Filmmaking Baseball Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Evos Climbing Tower
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Gardening Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Special Event  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Pop Fit Kids
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal

Week 3 Group 27 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Tennis Outdoor Ceramics/Sports Club Filmmaking Gymnastics/Sports Club Lego Robotics
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Coding Krav Maga Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Frisbee Evos
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Special Event Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Basketball  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Cooking
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal

Week 3 Group 26 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Basketball Soccer/Unit: Sports Club Nature Photography/Sports Club Sand Newcomb/Volleyball
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Field Zipline Special Event Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Tennis Pop Fit Kids
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Yoga Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Outdoor Ceramics  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Pioneering
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal

Week 3 Group 25 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Basketball Photography/Unit: Sports Club Gardening Outdoor Ceramics/Sports Club Climbing Tower
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Lego Robotics Yoga Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Pop Fit Kids Tennis
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Zumba Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Baseball  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Nature
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal

Week 3 Group 24 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Gardening Filmmaking/Unit: Sports Club Gymnastics Cooking/Sports Club Tennis
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Pop Fit Kids Special Event Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Baseball Painting and Drawing
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Archery Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Basketball  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Flying Squirrel
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal

Week 3 Group 23 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Tennis Special Event/Unit: Sports Club Yoga Floor Hockey/Unit: Sports Club Basketball
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Painting and Drawing Outdoor Ceramics Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Photography Pioneering
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Nature Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives Soccer  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Filmmaking
Period 8 Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal Snack/Dismissal

Week 3 Group 22 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1 Gardening Jewish Culture/Unit: Sports Club Ceramics Soccer/Unit: Sports Club Floor Hockey
Period 2 Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim Instructional Swim
Period 3 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Period 4 Baseball at Yomi Seniors Zumba Wacky Wednesday Entertainer Lego Robotics Photography
Period 5 Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim Free Swim
Period 6 Yomi-lectives Gaga/High Ropes Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Shabbat
Period 7 Yomi-lectives High Ropes  Unit: Wacky Wednesday Yomi-lectives Archery
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!