B5 Blog Week 4

The Meteorites beat the clouds this week and despite some rainy days had an amazing time! We started off the week with some indoor electives including floor hockey and improv to test our competitive skills and laugh a little. Since our first two days were a bit rained out, we had a great time in the shelter with some group activities and games. When we had another rainy day on Wednesday, we decided to head up to Dave and Busters and play some games together instead of letting the rain get us down! The Meteorites made the absolutely best of our rainy days and made it to our first Theme Day and celebrated our Mad Scientist Day with some funky costumes, a science show, and some DIY slime time and Jeopardy fun! We wrapped up the week with some great Shabbat songs, Filmmaking around the camp, and an intense game of baseball to finish. We all had a blast this week and can’t wait to continue our camp fun on Monday!

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!

-B5

 

B4 Blog Week 2

The third week of camp kicked off with an intense but fun game of ultimate frisbee which the kids put a lot of energy and excitement to the game. Afterwards we had baseball, it was a match where kids and counselors excelled at bat. This was also the second week of majors which the kids enjoyed. On Tuesday we had picture day, which took full advantage of and showed their large smiles while “cheesing” to the flash of cameras. On Wednesday, the group had archery first period, where they improved their skills of reloading and shooting an arrow from the quiver, in second period the group had pioneering; this unique experience was a teaching moment for the kids to use games to teach them important skills in communication, accommodating to different ideas, and teamwork in complicated situations. Because the pool was drained near the end of the day, the kids took to running into the sprinklers (while trying to pull counselors toward the cold water), and even started playing touch football. On Thursday we all left to camp Piemere where we enjoyed dance classes, swimming in the lake, tennis, and rope courses. On Friday we enjoyed the water rides an t camel-beach. Overall; the kids grew closer together and enjoyed every moment to the fullest.

B3 Blog Week 4

This week at camp did not start the way we anticipated. Heavy clouds emerged and tried to ruin our week of fun. However, we did not let that stop us! Instead we took whatever Mother Nature handed to us and made the best of it. We began the week with an electrifying floor hockey tournament. Campers were divided into four teams and faced off head to head to see which team would come out on top. The championship match came down to penalty shots, and team 1 came out victorious by out scoring team 3 by one point! On Tuesday, B3 made there way to jewelry making, where we made extravagant necklaces or bracelets. Afterwards, we headed over to soccer where the boys of B3 got the opportunity to improve the skills. The next day, the weather was too much to handle at camp so, the staff of Yomi Seniors surprised all the campers and took them to Dave & Buster’s! We had a blast playing games such as Mario Kart and skee ball. The next day, was our first Theme day of the summer, Mad Scientist day. Many dressed up as the favorite mad scientist or experiment and enjoyed an amazing science performance. Afterwards, campers got the opportunity to make their own slime to take home. Even though the weather was not the best this week, we still managed to have a great time at camp. Can’t wait to see what is in store for B3 and the rest of Yomi Seniors next week!

Have you ever wondered what it is like to ride a bus to camp? You should ask one of the buses that recently won bus of the week. Bus of the week can be earned for many different reasons, some of which include: being spirited, being organized, having fun, being friendly, and inclusive. Our “spies” ride the buses each week looking out for all of these different things. On Fridays at dismissal it is tradition that Yomi Bear appears at camp and helps announce the bus of the week winners. If your camper’s bus wins Bus of the Week, make sure to congratulate them – it’s a big deal in our world!

-B3

B2 Blog Week 4

Despite not such great weather, Group B2 enjoyed yet another amazing week at camp. Since our schedule was re-arranged due to the rain, the group participated in indoor activities like Krav Maga, Floor Hockey, and Improv. Floor Hockey was intense with campers turning on their friendly competitive and Krav Maga was an outlet for the group to express their energy in a focused manner. Swim continues to be one of the highlights of the camp week for the Pterodactyl group as campers immersed themselves in volleyball and general pool shenanigans with the counselors ever so lively.
On Thursday, it was the mad scientist theme day and for many counselors and campers, scientist attire such as lab coats, goggles, makeup and hair dye was the norm for the entire day. Additionally, the group got to participate in a science lesson with a professional which got the campers very enthusiastic about how cool science can be. Overall, it was a week of fun and games for B2 and the campers added countless, memorable experiences to their summer at Yomi Seniors!

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!

-B2

B1 Blog Week 4

Hello once again B1 Omegaladons!

We started off this week with a partially rainy day on Monday. Yomi Seniors held indoor/in shelter electives during the morning to keep campers dry. By lunchtime, we were lucky enough to have clear skies so we all hopped in the pool for free swim before heading back to the city. On Tuesday, we started off our day with soccer, followed by a coding lesson. We all then headed to the pool for instructional swim. For lunch we had chicken nuggets, which the campers ate happily. After lunch we had our minors, followed by free swim once again. Unfortunately on Wednesday it rained once again, so we once again had indoor/ in shelter electives. We had an early lunch of pizza, then we all got on our buses for a fun time at Dave and Buster’s! Thursday was our first official theme day of Mad Scientist! We all gathered for our themed activities, such as science Jeopardy. After instructional swim we had lunch, followed by archery and Basketball. Finally we wrapped up the day with free swim.

Summer with B1 has been incredible, I am always looking forward to the next day with campers!

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!

-B1

G5 Blog Week 4

Camp has been awesome this week with the lovely ladies of G5! On Monday, we started off our week with majors. On Tuesday, we had our minors, and those ranged from Improv to Photography. On Wednesday, we had a blast at Dave and Busters! The girls were able to enjoy three hours of unlimited games. How cool is that? The girls played almost every game in D&B. On Thursday, we started the day off with a mad scientist show. This was the coolest show ever! Later that day, we made slime and played jeopardy. On Friday, we wrapped up the week with Laugh it Out. The girls enjoyed this new activity. I can’t wait to see what next week has in store for G5.

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!

-G5

G4 Blog Week 4

Hey hey terrific triceratops!! Even though the weather wasn’t on our side this week, it was still a great end to the first session!! On Monday the triceratops were allowed to pick a rainy day activity for the morning, which included improve where they created stories together and dance around! On Tuesday the triceratops had ceramics, they created their own mugs and customized them to make it their own. After, the triceratops headed to high ropes and beat the camp record with a whomping 16 seconds! On Wednesday the triceratops headed to Dave and busters where they played games! Thursday was Mad Scientist day!! The triceratops dressed up as minions, as apart of our group costume! They watched a mad scientist show and was able to show off their skills by making SLIME!! On Friday, the triceratops enjoyed their time at Shabbat and swimming in the pool! For the triceratops leaving us this week, enjoy the rest of your summer and good luck in school!!! Hope to see you next summer!

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!

-G4

G3 Blog Week 4

This week G3 was really great with adjusting to weather. They had so much fun with the activities this week such as pop fit, having a garden lesson in the kitchen, baseball and more. The highlight of their week by far was going to Dave and Buster’s. The trip went off without a hitch because the girls listened, communicated and stayed with their buddies. They made this week run so smoothly due to their cooperation and adaptability and we couldn’t be more proud of them.

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!

-G3

G2 Blog Week 4

Yet another successful week! One would think that rain would dampen the mood for camp, but not for our dinos! On Monday, even in the pouring rain, these dinos had fun at their respective pseudo-minors. They got to choose between: Improv, Krav Maga, and floor hockey. Then, on Tuesday Zumba became a viable option. After these pseudo-majors, the dinos participated in yet another thrilling game of pool volleyball. Shout out to our counselors who tried their very best despite aiming the ball towards the wrong block! Wednesday was the highlight of the week. Although we did not have an overnight this week, we did get to go on a trip to Dave and Busters. Nothing beats playing some awesome games inside on a rainy day! There were some fan favorites like Typhoon, the almost roller coaster, the claw machine in which many campers and counselors surprisingly won some cute prizes, Mario Kart, and indoor basketball! What a fun time we had! Looks like we’re all going to celebrate our next birthday(s) at Dave and Busters! Later on in the week on Thursday was our first theme day of camp: Mad Scientist Day! The camp was suddenly flooded with so many PhD having lab coat cladded individuals! To set the theme for the day, Yomi Seniors got to watch a wonderful science show in which the entertainer poured dry ice bubbles onto our heads. Dry ice is so cool! We also got to make some colorful slimeeeeeee. Last but not least, on Friday, we finished our wonderful week with Shabbat. So proud of the counselors who won COW! Until next time!

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!

-G2

G1 Blog Week 4

The G1 Radiant Raptors rocked it out during this rainy week! On Monday we took part in some indoor activities and acted in improv. The sun came out in the afternoon so everyone could go to their majors and enjoy an amazing free swim! To start off Tuesday our girls headed to Outdoor Ceramics to make jugs that they decorated with faces of their own design, and practiced their skills in Circus Arts. Later, they went to the minors that they chose for this week. Our Wednesday began with an indoor activity that the campers chose before heading off to Dave & Buster’s for some rainy day fun. The raptors had an amazing time battling each other and other kids in all the games. On theme Thursday we took part in mad scientist day! The morning schedule had a cool scientist presenter impressing everyone with his tricks, while in the afternoon we made different colored slimes and answered some tough science Jeopardy questions. To finish off the week, we put our bow and arrow skills to the test in archery, learned new strokes during Instructional Swim and celebrated Shabbat! We can’t wait to see how fun next week will be!

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!

-G1

Adventure Park Letter

Dear Yomi Seniors Parents,

On Thursday, July 5th Yomi Seniors will be going to Adventure Park in Storrs, Connecticut. We will be leaving from our assigned bus stops and returning to the 92nd St Y at 8pm. A lunch of Bagel w/ cream cheese with a fruit & cookie will be provided. We will also be providing dinner, your camper can choose from an: Egg Salad wrap, tuna wrap, or veggie wrap; with a fruit, cookie, chips, & pretzels. We will also be providing a snack during the day and for the bus ride back.

Please make sure that your child WEARS well fitting clothing and sneakers or hiking shoes.  NO flip flops or sandals. Please make sure your camper brings the following:

  • Red t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen

Please be advised that if the online waiver was not filled out that your child will not be able to participate in the trip activities. You can access the online waiver via parent portal.

**In the case of inclement weather, we will make other plans (ie movies, bowling, etc).  Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately.

As always, feel free to contact us at 212-415-5602 ext 1 or e-mail at yomiseniors@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

    Emily Bencosme                 Jonathan Rockoff

Yomi Seniors Director   Unit 5 & Unit 6 Supervisor

Yomi Seniors Welcome from Director

Dear Yomi Seniors Families,

For those families who I have not had the pleasure of meeting, my name is Emily Bencosme and I am super excited to be the Director of Yomi Seniors this summer. I am thrilled to be working with many families from past summers and to meet all the new families joining our camp. The exciting part of Yomi Seniors is the sense of adventure with the trips we take; varying from white water rafting to the high flying ropes courses in Adventure Park to our week long sleep away in Nah-Jee-Wah.

During the year, I am a Pre-K teacher at the St. Lucy’s School, where I have worked for the past 4 1/2 years.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Hunter College. As for my camp career, I began my journey as a counselor in Unit 3, then as Programming Head Counselor in Unit 4, then as Yomi Seniors Unit Supervisor, and now have the privilege of returning as a Yomi Seniors Director for summer 2018.

Please remember to update and complete the medical forms for your camper by May 15th to ensure campers are ready for the summer. I will be periodically posting on the Parent Portal throughout the spring, so please check back for updates and additional information. Should you have a specific question or wish to contact me, I can be reached at yomiseniors@92Y.org.

Have a wonderful rest of the school year and I look forwarding to meeting each of you soon.

I look forward to meeting all new families at our new family picnic on Sunday, June 10th. For more details about this event, check out the flyer in the documents section. For more information please call the camps office at 212.415.5573 or email campmail@92y.org.

I look forward to meeting all of you at our parent night on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-7 pm. Parent Night is an opportunity to meet your camper’s counselors, other campers and learn more about the program.

As your children prepare to embark on the journey into middle school, I feel honored to join them in my 8th summer at camp. I cannot wait to travel to new places, make amazing memories, and have endless laughs with many new and familiar faces!

Best,
Emily Bencosme
Yomi Seniors Director