Group 29 Blog

Week Six
Group 29, The Electric Elephants, had an fantastic week at Yomi!! On Monday, we started our day with an dynamic game of floor hockey  and ended our day with honing our skills at Krav Maga. While on Tuesday, in ceramics we explored the boundaries of our imagination through the creation of dioramas. During Carnival, we enjoyed the myriad of booths and various snacks such snow cones, popcorn, and cotton candy.On Thursday, we made delicious tropical smoothies to help us cool down in cooking!! Lastly, on Friday we enjoyed a classic game of basketball. We ended our week with an energetic Shabbat. It was a lot of fun working together as a group and solidifying our bonds. Hope you all have a restful weekend and enjoy!

Week Five
G29 started the week off with coding, and later rounded out the day by soaring through the air on the flying squirrel. We started the day off on Tuesday by using paint and oil pastels to make beautiful castles in painting and drawing. After swim, we played games in tennis before Yomi electives. We didn’t let the rain ruin the wacky Wednesday fun. Unit 4 practiced for, and then held our dance competition in the shelter where G29 won the award for best costumes. After that we went to a hotel to watch the Yomi wide competition where G33 from Unit 4 won the overall competition. G29 started Thursday off by getting a relaxing workout in yoga. Later, we got to enjoy a little Jewish music before the rain started and we headed to photography to picture frames for our photos in photography. G29 started off the overnight fun by having a silent disco
in the shelter. The fun continued with counselor trivia where campers tried to match pieces of trivia with the right counselor. We didn’t let the rain dampen the overnight fun and spent the evening watching “Coco” and eating s’mores. Friday started off with Zumba before we heldanother silent disco and then shabbat before the day ended with Yomi electives.

Week Four
Group 29 AKA The Electric Elephants had a fantastic week! The weather was really crazy but that didn’t stop us from having fun. We still got to go swimming every day this week. For this weeks Wacky Wednesday we celebrated Yomi Bear Bash so we got to celebrate his party and we got to dance for a while. In the afternoon, we got to make slime with the unit and we got very slimy! On Thursday we started preparing for Yomi Idol. On Friday, we celebrated Israel Day and end the Friday with Shabbat!
Newsletter: Bus of the Week!
Have you ever wondered what it is like to ride a bus to camp? You should ask one of the buses that recently won bus of the week. Bus of the week can be earned for many different reasons, some of which include: being spirited, being organized, having fun, being friendly, and inclusive. Our “spies” ride the buses each week looking out for all of these different things. On Fridays at dismissal it is tradition that Yomi Bear appears at camp and helps announce the bus of the week winners. If your camper’s bus wins Bus of the Week, make sure to congratulate them – it’s a big deal in our world!

Week Three
Group 29, The Electric Elephants, had an amazing week at Yomi!! On Monday, we started our day with making stellar goals during soccer and ended our day with the fun game of ‘’Lions and Humans’ at Krav Maga. While, on Tuesday we solidified our teamwork skills during high ropes since you are counting on your partner for support! During Carnival, we enjoyed the myriad of booths and various snacks such  snow cones, popcorn, and cotton candy. On Thursday, we made amazing versions of frogs in ceramics. Every single one was an original! Lastly, on Friday we enjoyed America’s favorite pastime- baseball!! We ended our week with an energetic Shabbat. It was a lot of fun working together as a group and strengthening our bonds. Hope you all have a restful weekend and enjoy!

Week Two
G29 started the week off by learning how to make robots move in Lego robotics, and after lunch,
we scrimmaged in soccer. After free swim, G29 practiced their camera skills in filmmaking to
make a video. With the videos filmed, G29 headed off to floor hockey to play some games and
scrimmage. After picture day on Tuesday, we went off to play games in tennis before free swim.
The first wacky Wednesday of the summer started off with a storybook character theme. G29
went off to photography in our costumes and practiced taking birds eye and worm’s eye pictures.
After that, the wacky Wednesday activities begun with an entertainer who lead the campers (and
counselors!) in games and competitions. The fun activities continued with a scavenger hunt
where G29 searched for clues and parts of a story which were hidden all around camp. Once all
of the pieces were gathered, we put the story together and wrote one of our own. G29 started
Thursday off by learning how to juggle at circus arts, and later made flowers in outdoor
ceramics. The fun continued where we played games at pop fit kids and shot bullseyes at
archery. After an extra swim to start off the overnight, G29 continued the fun by playing color
chase as we ran around the campground collecting colors. The overnight finished off with a
game of jeopardy and then a campfire, complete with stories and s’mores. Friday started off with
an extra swim before G29 continued on to swim and then shabbat.

Newsletter:
“Actives” at Camp
Our beautiful campgrounds have over 50 acres of grass, courts, and fields to play on. With over 12 active activities, our campers are sure to get in the game! Our sports activities are coached by professional sports organizations and instructors such as; The Baseball Center, Tennis Innovators, and Super Soccer Stars.
This week, Fly Yoga instructors coached campers on how to create stories using only body movements. Campers dribbled down the court at basketball, learning special reasoning on the court.
Unit 3 and 4 campers have the option of joining the weekly Sports Club activity for even more sports in their schedule. During Sports Club, campers enhance their skills, receive extra practice time and specialized instruction.

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 One B
Group 29 AKA The Electric Elephants, had an amazing second week!!! It was a very hot week but that didn’t stop us from having fun. We got to go tennis and learned how to play. During the week we combined with another group and we got to play lacrosse. On Thursday, we started the day with pop fit kids and we got do some exercises. We also got to look at the garden and looked at the grapes that were growing. At the end of the day Thursday, we got to go on the zip-line and we had a blast to end the day. On Friday, we celebrated Shabbat to end the week.

SWIM NEWSLETTER :

Its been such a hot summer so far, we can’t wait to dive into even more summer fun at the pool! We started instructional swim this week and look forward to helping your camper build on their skills in the coming weeks.

Just as a reminder, each day campers have a free and instructional swim period. Campers receive swim instruction from American Red Cross Certified lifeguards and instructors. After each camper is evaluated on their swim skills, they are placed into their appropriate swim groups with respective bracelet color.

The swim levels are:

Blue: Wader, Splasher, Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, Killer Whale

To get more information on the objectives of each swim level, please check out the document section located on the left side of your parent portal  www.92y.org/mycamp. The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

If you have any specific questions about swim, feel free to email  Nina, Swim Director, at CampSwim@92y.org or leave a voicemail at 212.415.5643 ext 3.


Week One 

Group 29, The Electric Elephants, had an amazing first week!! A little bit of rain could not keep our spirits down. Our first day we tapped into our inner World Cup Players and made all the goals. On Thursday, we prepared ourselves for Fourth of July by creating gorgeous USA bracelets. Lastly, on Friday we dabbled a bit in boating! Before we ended our week with an energetic Shabbat. It was a lot of fun getting to know each other. Hope we all have a restful weekend and enjoy!

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