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!

Welcome to Unit K!

Dear Unit K Families,

My name is Anna Ziemski and I will be the Unit K Supervisor this Summer 2018!

I’d like to be one of the first to welcome you to the Camp Yomi family. For many of our campers, the Unit K experience is a summer of firsts: first back float, first soccer goal, or first life-long friend. We take pride in fostering an environment in which each camper feels safe, confident, and enthusiastic during his or her new adventure!

Additionally, I am excited to announce the Unit K Theme for this summer: Up in the Air! Think helicopters, fireworks, clouds, birds, insects, and anything else that flies high! This theme will be reflected in our arts and crafts, games, costumes, and action-packed late-night activities, all throughout the summer! Our Late-Nights will be held up at the campgrounds on Thursday, July 5th and Thursday, August 2nd.

If you have any questions about Unit K or Camp Yomi in general, please do not hesitate to contact me at unitk@92Y.org or call the Camp Office at 212.415.5643 ext. 5. I am also working in the Camp Office during the months leading up to the camp season and will be available to speak on the phone or correspond via email with you if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s summer experience.

Finally, I’d like to mention two important upcoming Camp Yomi events. Sunday, June 10th from 10am to 3pm is our New Family Picnic at the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds in Rockland County. Buses will leave from the 92Y at 10am and return at around 3pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your campers to see the grounds and sample some of the exciting activities we offer. No RSVP necessary! June 26th from 5:30 to 7pm is Unit K’s Parent Night at the 92Y. At this event you’ll be able to meet your child’s counselors, Head Counselor, our Camp Director Ivy Manheim, other children in your camper’s group, and me. No RSVP necessary.

Looking forward to meeting your camper; we can’t wait for Summer 2018!

Warm Regards,

Anna Ziemski

Unit K Supervisor

Welcome to Unit 1!

Hi Unit 1 Families!

Camp Yomi is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited.

I am Julie Kline and will be the Unit 1 Supervisor for Summer 2018. I wholeheartedly believe in camp. Camp is a place where children can be themselves, make new friends, try a variety of activities, take risks, and grow physically, emotionally, and mentally. (Fun is obviously and always included!) We cannot wait for your camper to be surrounded by the positive energy of Unit 1’s committed and caring staff.

Unit 1’s theme for the summer is…(drumroll please)…UNDER THE SEA!!! Get your snorkels and fish faces ready because it’s going to be a SPLASH.

Important Dates:

  • May 15 – Medical Forms are due
  • June 10 – New Family Picnic (For more details, check out the flyer in the documents section, or contact the camps office at 212.415.5573 or campmail@92y.org.)
  • June 21 – Parent Night at 92Y (Bring your camper to the Y to meet his/her counselors and other campers in the group!)
  • July 5 – Late Night!
  • July 17 – Parent Night at Camp
  • August 2 – Late Night!

A little bit about me…I am entering my third (and final!) year at Bank Street College of Education, where I am pursuing my Master’s degrees in both General Childhood Education and Teaching Literacy. I received my Bachelor’s degrees in Human Development and English, with a minor in Education from Binghamton University.

My camp career started in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I was a kindergarten and first grade sports camp counselor for three years. Since working at the 92nd Street Y over the past four summers, I have been a Unit 4 Supervisor, Counselor, and Unit 1 Head Counselor. Outside of camp, I’ve had many experiences in a variety of schools, including teaching second grade at Bank Street School for Children, fifth grade at P.S. 234, and kindergarten at The Heschel School. I also worked alongside a third and fourth grade learning specialist at The Little Red School House.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or just want to say hi, please always feel free to email me at yomi1@92y.org.

Looking forward to an amazing summer ~Under the Sea~ with you and your camper!

Respectfully yours,

Julie Kline

Unit 1 Supervisor

Unit 2 Welcome Message 2018

Welcome Unit Two Friends & Families!

My name is Sarah Caro and I am thrilled to return as the Unit 2 supervisor for Summer 2018!  I have been a part of the Camp Yomi family since 2010 and my FAVORITE camp activities are Zipline & Ceramics!

I cannot wait to meet all of you and spend our summer together!  When I’m not at camp, I teach 8th grade English and Special Education in the Bronx throughout the year.  This is my fourth year teaching! In my personal time, I love to watch movies, play with my 3 AMAZING dogs, and indulge in creative projects.  I am also an avid traveller and have been to 12 different countries, hoping to go to many more. (Hint!) I most recently went to volunteer teach in India.

This year Unit 2’s theme is… (drumroll please)

Passport to Unit 2…. World Travelers!!!

But I’m sure you already guessed that! This summer will be filled with passport stamps, cultural explorations, and we will definitely travel the world from the comfort of camp this summer!  We’ve got a ton of adventures planned and I cannot wait for you to join our Unit 2 family!

Dates to remember:
New Family Picnic
– June 10th
Unit 2 Parent Night – 
@92Y – June 24th; @Camp – July 17th
Late Night 1 – July 24th
Late Night 2 – August 9th

 

Bon Voyage & See You Soon,

Sarah Caro

Unit 2 Supervisor

Yomi Unit 4 letter

Dear Yomi Unit 4 Families,

As the most senior campers we offer something special for Unit 4. Campers can enroll in programs aligned to their interests. We have developed three tracks for this upcoming summer:

Active Track: This track is perfect for your energetic, sports loving campers! Active groups will have 3 actives and one creative daily. Campers will still have their choice of Yomi-lective (creative or active).

Actives Include:

Kickball                                 Yoga

​​​​​Gaga                                      Flag Football

​​​​Floor Hockey                      Soccer

Basketball                           ​​​​Baseball

​​​​​Sand Volleyball                  Field Games

Krav Magra                         ​​​​Lacrosse

Tennis​​​​​                                   Frisbee

​​​Dance                                   Gymnastics

​​​​PopFit Kids                          ​​​Zumba

Creative Track: This track is for our Yomi campers who enjoy the arts and music. Creative groups will be scheduled for 3 creatives and 1 active daily. Campers will still have their choice of Yomi-lective (creative or active).

Creatives Include:

Percussion                          ​​Ceramics

​​​​Art & Art Bash                   Coding​​

​​​Film Making                       ​​​​Cooking​

Painting & Drawing          ​​​Music with Nelson

​​​Jewelry Making                 Jewish Studies

​​​​Nature​​                                  ​​​Gardening​

Dance                                   ​​​​​Pioneering​​​

Traditional Track: This will be a traditional Yomi camp group, with a balance of actives and creatives throughout the day and week.

Campers will be grouped based on their tracks. We will only be able to accommodate group friend requests for campers participating in the Traditional Track.  Additionally, we will not be able to guarantee that groups will be 50% male and female.

Below are some questions and answers we hope you find helpful when choosing the best track for your camper:

  • Q: Will campers still have a chance to participate in rope activities?
    A: All campers will get two rope activities this summer, regardless of track
  • Q: What are the elective choices?
    A: Campers will have their choice of elective, regardless of track
  • Q: How will Wacky Wednesday affect tracks?
    A: Wacky Wednesday is a neutral day, as Units will develop activities and special events
  • Q: Will there be Shabbat for all campers?
    A: All campers will participate in Shabbat and Shabbat activities on Friday
  • Q: How will group requests be considered this summer?
  • A: Please see above

We are very excited about the diversity of choice and the individualization these programs will give to our campers and families. Please indicate on your child’s parent portal if you want to enroll in the Active or Creative track.

Should you have any questions about the track program, please do not hesitate to contact the camps office at 212-415-5573 or e-mail Ivy Manheim, Camp Yomi Director at IManheim@92Y.org.

 

Lauren Wexler                                                   ​​​​Ivy Manheim​​​​

Director of Camps                                             ​​​Yomi Director​​​

 

Yomi Directors Message

Welcome Families!

I am so thrilled to be returning to Camp Yomi for a fabulous summer 2018. We have been working hard all year to plan a wonderful summer experience for your camper – including Wacky Wednesdays & special events, new activities and hiring outstanding counselors.

As we continue to strive to be innovative and increase experiences for all children, I am excited to share that this summer we will be expanding our inclusion program to help build the gap between Camp Tova and Camp Yomi. This summer, one period three days a week some Camp Tova campers will join a Camp Yomi group. Our goal is aligned with 92Y as a place of community, growth, and a positive learning environment.

During the school year, I work in an elementary school in Queens as a school counselor.If you have any questions or information to share with me, you can contact me at imanheim@92y.org. I check my email regularly and will get back to you at my earliest opportunity. If it is an urgent matter, please contact the camp office at 212-415-5573 where one of my full time colleagues will be able to assist you.

Please be sure you log onto the health form by May 15th.

Please check back on the parent portal to get more updates for Camp Yomi Summer 2018.

I’m excited for a fun, cheerful and spirited summer with you and your camper!

Bring your camp spirit,

Ivy Manheim
Director, Camp Yomi