This week group 33 also known as The Flying 33, had a blast at camp! On Monday we had picture day and put on our best smiles. Later in the day we played soccer and were separated into three different teams. We learned that playing together as a team is at a lot more fun and exciting. Tuesday morning we headed to cooking. At cooking we made edible cookie dough, we each took turns putting in each ingredient. After we made the edible cookie dough we got to eat it and it was spectacular. Wednesday was our very first wackyWednesday. We went to the amphitheater where we were separated into two teams (the blue team and the red team), we put our minds to work and played trivia. Thursday morning we went to nature, at nature, we helped the nature specialists catch ants for her ant farm. After lunch we had Zumba. We had a blast dancing and exercising to the beat of the music. Later in Zumba, we played freeze dance and had even more fun. The Thursday night before we ate s’mores we played jeopardy and won first place! Friday morning we got ready for our extra morning. We had a blast at Shabbat singing along to the songs that Nelson and his group played. We each had so much fun during our Yomi-lectives. Group 33 had so much fun this week that we can’t wait to see how next week tops it off!
“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
Group 33 aka The Flying Acrobats had a wonderful second week of camp! Rain or shine, we let nothing ruin our fun. We started the week on Monday with a day full of painting robots, free swimming, and pop fit where we performed some obstacle courses and grew together as a team. On Tuesday, we made bracelets to celebrate the 4th of July, learned about angles and perspective in Photography, and we didn’t let a spontaneous thunderstorm from having a blast at our Yomi-lectives. There was no camp on Wednesday but we hope everyone had a great day relaxing and celebrating independence! On Thursday we came back together and had a friendly game of basketball, did some gymnastics courses, frosted and ate some wonderful star shaped cookies, and beautifully drew and painted our very own castles. On Friday we made our own jewelry and then celebrated Shabbat with music, scrumptious challah, and delicious grape juice. We ended this amazing week with another amazing evening of Yomi-lectives. Yet another event filled and fun week at Camp Yomi and we can’t wait to have loads more fun next week!
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.
Group 33 had a fantastic first week at Camp Yomi! On Wednesday, we had a blast getting to know each other and making new friends. We danced our butts off in Zumba, and went swimming for the first time. In the pool, we played Stuck in the Mud and splashed around. On Thursday, we thought it would be a rainy day but it turned into the best sunny day ever! We enjoyed filmmaking and basketball outside – it was so much fun! We also made tasty chocolate apple nachos in cooking. On Friday, we celebrated Shabbat with music, grape juice, and challah. We ended the week doing our first Yomi-electives where the campers participated in their chosen favorite camp activity like ceramics, gymnastics, horseback riding, and more! This week was the best way to kick off the beginning of the summer and we look forward to the coming weeks at camp!