Group 30 Blog

Week Six
Group 30’s Swinging Monkeys had a spectacular week!  On Monday, we went on a scavenger hunt in the garden, then painted some beautiful birds at painting and drawing!  The next day, we ran through a crazy obstacle course at gymnastics, and climbed the rock climbing wall like pros–while cheering on our friends!  On Wednesday, we played a great game of volleyball in the morning, just before heading over to the Wacky Wednesday carnival for some super fun rides and games.  Thursday, we had a ball at basketball, and played some magnificent music at Jewish music!  Finally on Friday, we splashed around at swim, and had a terrific Shabbat with all our Unit 4 friends!

Week Five
This week in The Greatest Unit 4 , group 30 the Swinging Monkey’s started the week off shooting arrows and bullseyes in archery which the fun doesn’t stop there for group 30 . Group 30 created these creative wacky whales in ceramics which lead into later into a very intense gaga game between campers and counselors. No brainer campers out did the counselors. Leading into our famous YOMI IDOL 2018, group 30 couldn’t stop their beat when we made into the finals and won the award for the Best Group With Smiles. Unfortunately the rain doesnt’ fail to stop group 30 when we had a super loud cheer off between groups, counselors and campers.  Then leading to our last overnight of the summer for Unit 4, group 30 showed their moves not only in Yomi Idol but at our silent disco party. Finally ending the fun in the sun with making a yummy hummus out of chickpeas, watch out group 30’s our newest chefs in Yomi.

Week Four
This week in the The  Greatest Unit 4 , group 30 the Swinging monkeys started the rainy week with doing  a sing along with Nelson and a fun game with each group including both campers and consuelors. Then ending off the day on Monday with an intense tie game at the Mets field girls vs. boys! The fun doesn’t stop there for Group 30 we spent the next day scoring 3 pointer shots at basket ball  Watch out Michael Jordan here comes Group 30 . As everyone played in the playground we ended the day with our electives ! Group 30 got invited to the best party out there  Yomi’ Bear Birthday Bash ! dancing, doing conga line and limbo . Can’t get any better than that well we finished off that fun birthday bash with making slime . Ending the week with celebrating Israel day and eating off with challah bread and grape juice.

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 30’s Swinging Monkeys swung into their third week of amazing activities at Camp Yomi!  On Monday, we played a terrific game of tag at Pop Fit Kids before going head to head in a heated game of soccer.  Tuesday, we all played “Stuck in the Mud” together at swim, and hit some fierce forehands at tennis!  Then on Wednesday, everyone had the best time at carnival going on the bouncy house and beating the games at every booth.  On Thursday, Group 30 showed what awesome archers we were at archery, and ended the day with a fun game of floor hockey!  Finally on Friday, we had a cool time at cooking and a spectacular Shabbat, closing out another great week at Yomi!

Week Two
Group 30s Swinging Monkeys crashed into Week 2 full force passing and scoring in soccer, the spirit matched the FIFA games ! FIFA to MLL, Group 30 scooped up ground balls and assisted each other during lacrosse. And to top off the trifecta, all campers competed in a bouncy game of basketball! From sports to the outdoors, Group 30 peddled and paddled through a pond in boating for the first time. A great change of pace from team sports and the arts. And to end an ever campers went all out in Trivia and Color Chase, dipped in the pool for two extra periods of swim, and sang away at Shabbat.

“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.

Week One B
This week in the The  Greatest Unit 4 , group 30 the Swinging monkeys started the week batting home runs in Camp Yomi’s extreme heatwave at the Yankees field. Then scoring goals in a intense game of soccer. Who will win this years Yomi’s FIFA? Group 30 !!  Our swinging monkeys cooled off by having a swim while also having an intense competition between campers vs their counselors at our volleyball game . Thursday , we took a nature walk discovering the different types of insects that they dug up at the Yomi camp group. Taking  a trip to  Camp Yomi’s circus art where they were taught how to juggle , balance, and discover new riddles . the swinging monkeys took a break from swinging around and became more zen at our karate martial arts class. Sadly ending our half week at camp Yomi with our famous Shabbat eating our hala bread and grape juice in our rainy day


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 The levels are listed under “Swim Information 2018”.

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

Week One

Group 30’s Swinging Monkeys flew into their first week of camp!  After getting to know one another, we made some crazy cool clay stars at ceramics for the Fourth of July, after which we showed off our spectacular swimming skills at the pool for swim.  Later, we took some perfect portraits of our friends at photography, at ended the day with a fun game at soccer, where everyone was a winner! On Thursday, we had the best time at baseball, then ended an amazing day of activities zipping down the zipline.  Finally on Friday, Group 30 munched on Challah and sang and danced with all our new friends at Shabbat, finishing out our first days of camp!

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