Group 32 Blog

Week Six
Week 6 of Camp Yomi has brought the Magnificent Magicians closer than ever! Group 32 started off the week climbing super high in Climbing Tower, where many campers were able to reach the top! We continued the day by showing off our programming skills by building some cool robots during LEGO Robotics, wrapping up the day with a fun game of basketball! Keeping it up with all the activeness, Group 32 made sure to score many shots and practice their defense during an exciting game of lacrosse and soccer! For Wacky Wednesday, Group 32 had a fun time during the Safari Booths and receiving prizes and snacks. They then played an exciting game of counselor vs campers tag to which they all out ran the counselors. The Magnificent Magicians wrapped up their week by learning how to garden beans during Gardening, running obstacles during gymnastics, and having a fun mash up of learning about Jewish Culture and singing cool songs during Music with Nelson!

Week Five
On our fifth week of camp, the Magnificent Magicians had quite an adventure. We got home runs at Baseball and scored goals at Soccer. The Magicians made sure to practice their Archer’s stance to hit that bullseye. Group 32 also made sure to show off their dance moves during Yomi Idol in which they won best dance! Though the rain tried to stop us from having a fun Overnight, we still had a great time and enjoyed a very relaxing move night. Group 32 also showed off their fabulous dance moves at Unit 4’s Silent Disco. Ending the week with drawing in their picture frames in Photography and celebrating with some Hala and Grape Juice during Shabbat!

Week Four
Although it was cloudy and rainy this week at Camp Yomi, Group 32 knew how to make everyday quite sunny! The Magnificent Magicians had an amazing time Versing each other in Tennis, Baseball, and Floor Hockey. On Wednesday, everyone was invited to Yomi Bear’s Birthday Bash! Group 32 was showing Yomi Bear how to boogie and have a great time especially with flossing. Once they got back to the shelter, the Magicians started to whip up some cool slime ending their day with a quick free swim. The Magnificent Magicians wrapped up their week with some fun by practicing their routine for Yomi Idol and having fun during Israel Day!

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
The Magnificent Magicians had a SPECTACULAR fourth week at Camp Yomi. Group 32 started the week off with a home run at Baseball. Continuing the theme of physical activity, they expressed their skills in their first Gymnastics lesson if that summer, with so many flips and tricks the counselors couldn’t keep up! On Wednesday, Cotton Candy, Popcorn and Snow Cones! Group 32 enjoyed this week’s Wacky Wednesday, as Camp Yomi was turned into a Carnival! Wrapping up the week with some creativity, Group 32 spent their Thursday in Arts and Crafts, Painting and Drawing and OUTDOOR CERAMICS! Group 32 finished off their week with learning about Camp Yomi’s Garden and enjoying some Hala Bread and Grape  Juice in Shabbat.

Week Two
The Magnificent Magicians expanded their horizon and sailed their way into the third week of camp beginning with boating. We then went dived in to Instructional Swim to practice our swimming. Group 32 then got fit over at Pop Fit Kids, we then took a quick dive in free swim. Finishing off Monday with controlling some Lego Robotics and jamming out in Music with Nelson. The Magnificent Magicians entered Tuesday morning by taking some nice pictures for Picture Day. We then played an intense game of Gaga in the pit. Group 32 continued to display their amazing skill set during an intense game of floor hockey. Showing off their creative side, campers had the opportunity to dress up as a character from their favorite book for this weeks Wacky WednesdayOn Thursday, Group 32 had their first Overnight in Unit 4! Campers celebrated their first overnight with a fun game of Color Chase, Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader Jeopardy style, and closing off the night with S’mores and story time. Come Friday morning, Group 32 had a wonderful time in Free Swim then had an intense game of Frisbee where they leaped and caught the Frisbee. Wrapping up their long week by celebrating Shabbat and Yomi-Electives!

“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
The Magnificent Magicians had a magical second week at Camp Yomi! Group 32 really showed off their athletic skills this week. They swung their hardest during tennis drills. The campers stole some bacon and scored points during lacrosse. During Soccer this week, the group shot so many goals making it a success for this lively group of magical campers. In Flying Squirrel, Group 32 reached to the top of the trees and swung back and forth really fast, making the campers and even the counselors fly all the way to the sky. Have you ever got to be pulled up to the top of a tree with the help of your friends? In Yomi Electives, Group 32 got to show off their skills in Ceramics, Baseball, Farm to Table, Horseback Riding, and much more! The Magnificent Magicians began instructional swim this week and showed off their moves during free swim speed racing and playing tag around the swim block. The Magnificent Magicians ended their week off with some yummy Grape Juice and challah at Shabbat!


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
It was an amazing week at Camp Yomi for Group 32! The Magnificent Magicians started off Camp  with a nice walk around the camp during Nature. We were able to discover different plants like tulip poplars. There were also many chipmunks running around that the campers got to giggle at. We then went to test our swimming skills over at swimming. Campers behaved really well while getting tested during their first instructional swim period of the season. After lunch, Group 32 stood in the shelter to play a fun game of uno and learn new stitches to create on lanyard. We then hopped back in the water for free swim. After free swim, Group 32 went into the big field and played an fun game of frisbee! To wrap up our day we finished by cracking some codes during coding. What a great first day at camp! On Thursday, we started off our day scoring some goals in soccer. After we cooled down playing a fun game of tag during instructional swim. After lunch, we shot some cool footage in filmmaking then went on over to play ‘Marco Polo’ in the pool. Group 32 wrapped up their day by relaxing with some poses in Yoga and drawing futuristic robots in Painting and Drawing. Group 32 finished off their week by swinging home runs in the Yankee field. The campers then went on over to instructional swim to learn new ways to swim. After lunch, Unit 4 headed on down to the Amphitheater to celebrate Shabbat with some Hala and grape juice! We cooled down from the hot weather by having a nice swim during free swim. Group 32 finished off their week with heading over to the big field after free swim and ending the day with their Yomi Electives!

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