Group 33 Blog

Week Six
The summer is winding down and with only 2 weeks left on the horizon, group 33 aka the flying acrobats make sure that each week is better than the last! This week was no exception as we began the week with photography, tennis, circus arts, and the kids even got to experience improv for the first time on Monday.Tuesday we started out the morning with painting and drawing and then an adventurous afternoon of pioneering before finishing off the day with our Yomi-lectives! Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday and we all came in dressed up as our groups animal theme: ELEPHANTS! We had a carnival stocked with bouncy houses, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, and fun games. Thursday was a relaxing day of ceramics, lego robotics, nature, and Zumba as well. We ended off our week celebrating Shabbat with challah and grape juice and music to end off an amazing week.

Week Five
This week group 33 had a blast at camp! On Monday morning we had lice check then in the afternoon we had ceramics afterwards we had Yomi idol practice. Tuesday afternoon we had high ropes and had an amazing time climbing Jacobs ladder. Wednesday’s theme was Yomi idol. Group 33 won first place in the unit competition then we also won first place in the Camp competition! We are extremely excited and happy we won, we also had great sportsmanship with the other groups presenting. Thursday morning we had gymnastics then later in the day we helped paint the rocks outside of painting and drawing. Friday morning we had pioneering, we pretended to be secret agents and tried to complete our mission as a team. Then we headed to Shabbat and sang along with Nelson. We can’t wait to see what fun and excitement next week brings us!

Week Four
Group 33 aka The Flying 33 had yet another amazing week of camp, in spite of the unpredictable weather. Even though most of Monday was spent in our shelter due to the rain, we had a wonderful morning of playing games, supporting our fellow campers in showcasing talents, and singing too! Tuesday followed the same suit as Monday but fortunately the rain cleared up in the afternoon, and the campers had a blast during their first days of their new Yomi-lectives. Wednesday was a very special Wacky Wednesday because it was Yomi Bear Bash, a celebration of Yomi Bear’s Birthday! We started off the day with a captivating news video segment. Due to more rain, we later drove to a hotel but had an eventful day dancing, cheering, conga lines, and even doing limbo. On Thursday, mother nature finally gave us a break and we had a whole day of fun activities including arts and crafts, swimming, and pop fit kids! In addition, The Flying 33 also began rehearsing for Yomi-Idol next week, and we are off to a marvelous start! Friday was spent in celebration of Israel Day, along with celebrating Shabbat with delicious challah and grape juice, our campers’ fan favorites. We are so proud of our campers for having so much enthusiasm and spirit this week regardless of the weather and the difficulties it brought, exactly what’s to be expected from the Flying Acrobats of Group 33! We look forward to seeing more wonderful spirit next week!

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 33 had a fantastic third week of camp! On Monday, we had Flying Squirrel! One at a time, a kid was placed in a harness and pulled by their fellow campers as high as possible. When the ground was daringly far, the campers released the rope, letting the kid swing in the air — it was thrilling! On Tuesday, we had cooking, in which we made ice-cream! We learned that whipped cream and condensed milk can serve as the base to any type of ice-cream! In filmmaking, we made a documentary about our group. We acted out our finest dance moves from Zumba, including the Macarena, our best strokes from swim, and our favorite gymnastics skills. On Wednesday, we had the carnival! We enjoyed many snacks, such as cotton-candy, popcorn, and snow cones. We jumped on the bouncy house, were face-painted, and earned prizes! On Thursday, we had gardening and made collages from leaves and sticks found on a nature walk. We also enjoyed making bracelets in Jewelry making. On Friday, we celebrated Shabbat and had a blast splashing around in the pool. This week was so much fun and we look forward to another amazing one at Camp Yomi!


Week Two
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!

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.


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!

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 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!

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