Group 21 Blog, Week 3

The Terrific Travelers soared into week 3 of camp with a competitive early morning Lacrosse outing! The girls teamed up to edge the boys out of the win in an early relay to ten goals. Later in the week the kids raced to snatch up weeds in Gardening and barreled through baseball batting up a storm. Wacky Wednesday was wonderfully wacky as group 21 went crazy for the carnival. Bouncing in the bouncy house, munching on popcorn and cotton candy, and punching in prizes in the game booths, they had a blast. Thursday morning Group 21 revealed their
artistic side with perfect portrayals of whacky Giraffes in painting and drawing. Lastly, campers enjoyed their choice of their favorite activity in hobby hour and made great strides in seriously improving their swimming skills. The Terrific Travelers are eager to rush into upcoming adventures in their fourth week of camp!

Group 20 Blog, Week 3

The Greatest Globetrotters (Group 20) had a tremendous time at tennis while teetering their tennis balls on tottering rackets. Some stylish moves were shown on the soccer field as Messi incarnates ferociously fired their soccer balls into the goals. The Greatest Globetrotters gobbled up some good grub such as pancakes, turkey burgers, and tasty tatter tots swim was swamped with splishing and splashing but we had a day of swinging by the sprinklers swiftly. Lots of fun took place with lollipop — I mean lacrosse lances and some kids were pumped for pop fit. Some smiles were made as we broke the seriousness and silence at circus arts. All of the children were going to be doctors, but they ran out of patience. (Ha-ha). We jumped in gymnastics and did some funny antics and shenanigans while having a jolly ol’ time. Camp Carnival created lots of exciting rides and we popped lots of popcorn into our bellies. We beat the heat by slurping our snowcones and boyoyoinged in the bouncy house. We can’t wait for week 4!

Group 13 Blog, Week 3

On Monday the Jazzy Jetsetters of group 13 had an amazing time during kickball; the ball went flying everywhere and later, during baseball, everyone got some serious hits in. It feels as though the future athletes of America are right in front of us. On Wednesday group 13 probably had the most fun out of the entire summer so far, and grew even closer together having fun getting glitter tattoos, jumping all around in the bouncy house, and pushing their skills in the game booths. Now that’s what we call a Wacky Wednesday. Thursday was the day all of group 13 was waiting for. Because Thursday was when they finally got to do flying squirrels and zip line; risks were taken, fears were conquered, and it became a day they’d never forget. What a week for the Jazzy Jetsetters!

Group 16 Blog, Week 3

The Group 16 Superstar Sailors knocked week 4 out of the park starting with some Herculean hits at baseball. Next we painted our particularly playful giraffe portraits at painting and drawing. After that we made our way over to the unit 1 field to indulge in some snow cones, popcorn, and cotton candy during the Wacky Wednesday carnival! We then ran tough and tight training in tennis and cooled off in the pool afterward. We ended the week off with a Shabbat sing-along and we can’t wait to see what kind of silly shenanigans are in store for the Superstar Sailors next week!

Group 12 Blog, Week 3

The Silly Sightseers have had an amazing and adventurous week so far in Unit 2! Starting on Monday, the campers learned the basics of Lacrosse and had a great time playing catch with eachother! It was so exciting to see the kids learn a new sport and be engaged with each other. After lacrosse the campers played a sport that many people are familiar with at Yomi; Gaga! They all had a fantastic time playing Gaga in a competitive but super fun and supportive environment! After Gaga was zip line time! Everyone in group 12 was so supportive and respectful of each other during zipline. Every camper got a chance to soar through the sky and experience the thrilling fun of zip line! After zipline the kids got the chance to play bongos, tambourines, and maracas with Nelson and sing along to songs like Stand By Me, the Shabbat song, and more! To end their day, the Silly Sightseers took very professional looking photos of nature and of each other outside and got to print them and put them in their own frames. Before we knew it, it was Wacky Wednesday, one of the most exciting days for all campers! This Wacky Wednesday was Carnival! Group 12 got to go in big bouncy houses and slides. Then, everyone got to eat some sweets and snacks! Group 12 got to eat snow cones with their own individual colors, as well as some tasty popcorn and cotton candy! After the amazing treats, the campers got to visit many different booths full of games and tricks. There was also face painting and colorful tattoos for the campers. Carnival was such an amazing experience for every camper at Yomi and especially the Silly Sightseers. Later, they all got to eat their tasty treats! To round off the day the Silly Sightseers learned about the Kiddush Cup in Jewish Culture! They learned that the Kiddish cup is filled with sweet grape juice and then they got to make beautiful drawings of anything they thought was sweet and tasty like the grape juice. This has been an especially amazing week for the Silly Sightseers and there is definitely more in store for this wonderful group!

Group 15 Blog, Week 3

The Valiant Voyagers hailing from Unit 2, group 15, jumped started the week 3 off with a combination of the arts and sports. Circus arts kept us laughing throughout the whole day, even during the downtime of basketball. Tuesday was filled with the arts, nature, and sports. We voyaged the camp grounds to capture sneaky ants, then calmed down with some music and, to start the fun up again, danced at Zumba. This was followed by a low rope course which was a piece of cake for the valiant voyagers. Wednesday was just a blast of fun as the carnival was filled with laughter and excitement, which we had no problem transferring into a concentrated archery session. Shabbat was filled with good memories and fun times, the weekly camp awards were the highlight of the day. Hope to see all my valiant voyegers exploring the mysteries that await us in week 4

Group 19, Week 3

The World Wanderers, group 19, started week three in fantastic fashion, with some super scores in soccer and sublime swishes in basketball. Alongside all the running around, we learned a lot in Jewish culture and coding, such as the complex yet cool computers and the merits of being a leader and a mensch. On wacky Wednesday the World Wanderers truly took to the sky, flying around the bases in kickball before the highly anticipated Carnival!! We ate delicious delicacies from different regions of the world dressed in our Unit 2 green before bouncing to the sky in the bouncy house and sliding back down on the mega-slide. At the many different booths, the World Wanderers got fantastic face paint and knocked down block towers that were sky high! But the fun and excitement this week didn’t end there; the World Wanderers flew through the air on the field zipline, a highlight for campers and counselors alike. It truly was an eventful and fun third week here at Camp Yomi for the world Wanderers!! Have a great weekend, and we can’t wait to see what amazing experiences will present themselves to us next week!!!

Group 17, Week 3

The Courageous Cruisers had an amazing week at camp! We started off with one of our favorite activities, Boating. We also had Circus Arts where we learned how to balance items and even how to juggle! We also had filmmaking where we learned all about green screens, especially how make ourselves disappear by using them. In Music with Nelson we sang lots of songs from The Beatles, Moana, and High School Musical while playing the drums, triangle, and tambourine. This Wednesday was Carnival! The kids got to enjoy cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, bouncy houses, face paint, and lots of carnival games. On Friday we had shabbat. We ate the delicious challah and grape juice and danced to the shabbatons lovely singing. We also had the Flying Squirrel ropes course which was a real thrill. The Courageous Cruisers had a jam-packed week and are excited to see what next week brings.

Group 18 Blog, Week 3

Group 18 had some terrific activities for the 3rd week of camp. The campers not only had one of their favorite sports, soccer, but archery as well. They cheered each other on through all the activities like the big family they are. Not to mention, each camper had a taste of the wonderful food Camp Yomi has to offer. Wacky Wednesday’s theme was carnival, which meant fun and smiles and green everywhere there was to look (green is our unit’s color). The bouncy houses and the thrilling booths made each and every camper happier than ever. Tasty cotton candy and refreshing snow cones with a hint of popcorn really made their day. We all can’t wait to see what next week holds! 

Week 3 Blog – Group 28

This week has been an exciting week for group 28, filled with many actives and new experiences for many of our campers. To kick off the week we showed off our soccer skills and learned some new tricks. Then we were able to enjoy our Yomi-lectives. On Tuesday Group 28 made home runs during baseball. We then showed some love and appreciation to mother nature during gardening. On Wacky Wednesday everyone showed off their Wackiness by dressing in all blue. We were also able to enjoy snacks, games, a bouncy house and slide during our carnival winning received stickers and some prizes. We used our handprints to make masterpieces during ceramics. Overnight, Overnight, Overnight Whoo! Overnight took place on Thursday. Before all the late afternoon actives could commence group 28 heading out to do some bowling. After that Group 28 enjoyed a scavenger hunt and then also had s’mores around a campfire and friends. Right before bed, we listened to a bedtime story, allowing for many of us to enjoy a new experience of being away from home for a night. At the end of the week, Group 28 was able to do tower climbing, having fun while being safe. And to close off the week we were able to do more exercising during pop fit kids. But one of everyone’s favorite actives is swimming which we got an extra period of. We are looking forward to seeing what the rest of the summer can bring us!

Week 3 Blog – Group 27

The Liberty Ballers had a blast in their fourth week of camp, with lots of exciting activities and loads of energy! This week we all got aboard the Group 27 train, and took a trip to the Liberty Baller stadium, in which each camper found their inner tennis superstar and Krav Maga skills. Next, Group 27 took on the heat we had this week by diving in and splashing through all of their instructional swim activities. We then had an exciting, tumbling time in our Gymnastics class, learning how to bear crawl, parkour across the bars and somersault down the “cheese block” mat. Group 27 found their “spidey senses” by having an amazing time on the spider web net at Evos playground, and enjoying a great game of “Lava” with all of our friends. The Liberty Ballers also enjoyed our first Carnival Wacky Wednesday, in which the whole unit dressed up in our cool blue unit color and enjoyed tons of carnival activities and snacks. Our Wacky-tastic activities included games, music, and bouncing around a bouncy castle slide! We finished up our week with our first camp overnight, in which we enjoyed a lovely BBQ dinner, s’mores, a NYC themed scavenger hunt, and awesome stories and cheers around the campfire. As exciting as our fourth week was, the Liberty Ballers can’t wait to zoom into next weeks activities which hold even more fun! We all hope you enjoy your weekends, and check in next week for more on our exciting camp experience!

Week 3 Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxis zoomed into our third week of camp with zest and excitement. After an amazing second week, we were so excited to return and have a blast! We started off our week with basketball where we practiced shooting some hoops as a group. We then made our way to instructional swim where we learned a whole lot about different strokes and kicks. We had so much fun that we never wanted it to end. We then headed out to zip line where our taxis soared across our camp! Monday ended with Yomi electives where we all had a blast. We ended our day with smiles plastered on our faces! On Tuesday we started off our day with soccer where we showed off our skills in a friendly scrimmage. We worked so well as a team that I think we may be going to the world cup next year! We then headed off to swim where we all jumped and played. We then had a special event with our friends from ORT. We made a video with some super cool chalk and had such a fun time with our new friends. We went home that day excited for the festivities of wacky Wednesday, Our Wacky Wednesday theme this week was carnival, so we came all decked out in our unit color, blue. We started off our day with nature where we went to the lake and learned all about the plants that live in our beautiful camp. From there, we headed to swim where we had a blast as always. The, we started our Wacky Wednesday festivities with a trip to the carnival. We slid down the giant slide and bounced to our heart’s content in the bouncy house. We also got some super delicious snacks that we gobbled down in the field. We then went to do some fun carnival games. From pom-pom vacuum to hit the fish, we all had a ball at our Wacky Wednesday carnival. We went home with our belly’s full and our smiles wide. On Thursday we bounded to camp with a little extra pep in our step because Thursday was the day of our overnight! We started our day of with photography where we got to print out some of photos we had taken. We were very proud of all the photos we took because they all looked incredible! We then headed to instructional swim where we learned a lot from our lifeguards. After we waved them goodbye, we bounded to tennis where we knew a lot of fun was stored. We worked on our swings when we arrived and even got to try our hand at rallying the ball. After that, we had swim and Yomi electives where we had a whole ton of fun. We then waved our friends heading home goodbye and boarded buses to go bowling. We all had a ball at bowling and some of us even got a strike! Eventually, we got back to our buses and headed back to camp where an amazing barbecue awaited. We munched down on our food at the field and played a little as we waited for what was next in the store. Soon, we were told we were going on a tour of NYC and headed out to see the sights of the city. We travelled through camp and saw some pretty cool stuff, like the Big Apple Circus and Barclays. We even took a picture with Lady Liberty shot some hoops at MSG! We ended our tour with smiles on our faces and excited for what else the night had in store. We then headed to a bonfire where we all got some delicious s’mores sans the chocolate! We all thought they were amazing and wanted seconds even though there was no more. Afterwards, we sat around the camp fire and heard a story and sang a song. By then, we were tired and said goodnight. We went to bed in our lovely camp with smiles all over our faces and excited for what was to come. We woke up the next morning ready for the day! We started off with breakfast and then headed to our extra swim! We jumped around and had so much together at the start of our very nice day. We then went back to our unit where we met back with our friends who had not stayed the night with us. We went to volleyball where we had two rousing games. We cheered, hit and had a blast. We then went to our instructional swim where we all had a whole ton of fun. Then, we headed to pop fit kids where we played some very fun games. Swim was next and we splashed and played. Afterwards, we went to shabbat where we sang, drank grape juice and had some delicious Challah bread. Our day ended with pioneering where we learned about sustainability and played a few games. We went home with happy hearts and all so happy to have had such an incredible third week of camp. We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and are so excited to see you next week at camp.

Week 3 Blog – Group 25

Group 25 had an incredible last week of Session A. We started the week off with an intense Basketball game called “Poisson”. We also had many fun activities throughout the week such as crafting exquisite necklaces and bracelets at Jewelry Making, relaxing our bodies during Yoga, decorating and fixing up the garden, and creating Emojis at Ceramics. This Wacky Wednesday, we had our very first Carnival of the summer! It was filled with lots of fun rides, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and carnival games at the booths. Thursday night was also our very first Overnight! We kicked it off with bowling at the lanes. After our barbecue dinner, we went on a scavenger hunt around camp that had a New York City theme. We ended the night with s’mores, stories, and cheers at the campfire. On Friday, we ended our week climbing as high as we could at the Climbing Tower, practicing our strokes at Tennis, and dancing and singing to songs at Shabbat. It’s been an amazing session, and we can’t wait for lots of more fun at Session B.

Week 3 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 had a fantastic time at camp! Our first activity of the week was cooking where we got to make delicious cookie dough. We enjoyed learning how to pitch and work together as a team in baseball and perfecting our strokes during instructional swim. This week’s Wacky Wednesday was a carnival!
We were able to dress up in our units color and get face paint. We also were able to enjoy tasty treats such as cotton candy, snow cones, and delicious buttery popcorn! We were also able to go on exciting inflatable rides!
Everyone seemed excited for the overnight on Thursday! We ate hotdogs and chicken burgers even some chips! Later that night we had an NYC themed scavenger hunt, and our group won! Go Group 24! We then got to enjoy a late night snack of s’mores and were off to bed. The next morning, we had an extra free swim and enjoyed some more fun activities and of course, Shabbat! We can’t wait for what next week has in store!

Week 3 Blog – Group 23

Group 23’s summer just keeps on getting better as we continue to have event-filled weeks and spirited campers! The week began with energy, having tennis and Pop Fit Kids for our first activities. We continued on with activities such as painting and drawing and outdoor ceramics. Wednesday was our carnival, where we got to play games, go on rides, and have special treats! Throughout the day we jumped around in bouncy houses, played games for prizes, got our faces painted, and ate popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. Thursday was the start of Unit 3’s first overnight, full of fun and spirit! After our regular camp day activities, we went bowling, doing our best to play in teams and cheer each other on before going back to Camp for a barbecue dinner. We then participated in a scavenger hunt, and then came just about everyone’s favorite part — s’mores and stories around the campfire! After waking up the morning and having breakfast, we had an early swim period before going into the last day of the week. Group 23 ended this week on a bit more of a relaxed note with activities such as pioneering and filmmaking.

Week 3 Blog – Group 22

The Group 22 Pigeons had a spectacular third week. On Monday everybody arrived with a full tank of gas, ready to zoom our way through the week. There was one thing we were all looking forward to, and that was the overnight. Everyone was so excited and was already talking about what they had packed for the upcoming event. It all started with soccer where we practiced our footwork by doing a fun New Jersey snag drill in order to prepare us for the next competitive match.
Tuesday started amazingly at gardening where we picked weeds from the ground. We learned that the weeds take nutrients away from the plants that we want to grow. Even when it began to pour on our heads we remained positive while we did arts and crafts in the warmth of the shelter.
On Wacky Wednesday, we all came to camp dressed in blue in order to represent Unit 3. The Yomi carnival came to camp and we bounced in the bouncy house, slid on the slide and ate cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. After that, we played field games against other groups, and we defeated Group 25 in a game of Steal the “Challah.”
Thursday was the most exciting day of the week, as we anticipated our long-awaited overnight. It all began after our Yomi electives when we got on the buses that took us to Lucky Strike Bowling Alley. We had a lot of fun knocking down pins and getting high scores. We then came back to camp, which was remarkably empty. We enjoyed our picnic dinner, which consisted of hot dogs, chicken burgers and veggie burgers in the field at the center of camp. The boys and girls separated and we prepared for bedtime. Once our sleeping bags were set up and we put on our jammies, we headed to the bonfire where we sang and cheered while eating s’mores fresh out of the fire and watched our counselors face off in goofy sword fights. Finally, we headed off to our sleeping bags where we had story time before we hit the sack.
We awoke Friday morning to blazing sunshine. We enjoyed our breakfast before heading off to a swim in the pool. We headed back to the unit where we met up with our arriving friends before heading off to a fresh day of camp fun. At archery, we all took turns trying to shoot the bull’s eye like Robin Hood. Next, we had Shabbat where we settled down for the end of overnight. Nelson taught us a new Despacito Shabbat song while we ate challah and drank grape juice. Finally, we prepared for dismissal and said goodbye after a long 48 hours of camp togetherness. The Group 22 Pigeons will rest up this weekend and return to camp, arriving with even more spirit than last week.

Blog: Week 3, Group 4

Group 4, The Rockin’ Raindrops, returned for the third week of camp with loads of energy and ready to have some fun! On Monday, we started off strong with learning dribbling skills at Basketball and laughing so hard in Improv. On Tuesday, we started the day off doing some cool exercises at Pop Fit Kids, and learning how to play the drums at Jewish Culture. Group 4 was so excited for our first carnival, and enjoyed our day that was filled with Wacky Wednesday fun, popcorn, games, cotton candy, bounce houses and snow cones! To help us save some energy for the rest of the week, we also had some fun relaxing activities like Ceramics and Painting & Drawing. On Friday, we had a blast dancing and singing at Shabbat, and then we got a special surprise production of “Annie” by Zoom-In Theater Camp. I don’t know about you, but after such a fun and exciting week, we are going to need to rest up for the next amazing week of camp!

Blog: Group 3, Week 3

Group 3, the Astro Aliens, blasted through another amazing week here at Camp Yomi! We kicked it off by channeling our inner zen at Yoga, mastering poses like downward dog, cat/cow, and more! Later on, we showed off our best dance moves at Zumba, free styling with our counselors and friends! Zooming through the week, we took a stop at Pioneering and explored a beautiful hydroponic garden, where we also learned about Israel and its water sources. This week in Photography, group 3 snapped some amazing portraits of each other. As the Astro Aliens drew closer to landing for the week, the campers dominated the counselors in an epic soccer showdown! Finally, we closed this week with an amazing send off from the Shabbatones, and we ate some yummy challah and grape juice! From wacky carnivals to splashing around in the pool to fun in the sun, it’s always a party in Unit K!

Blog: Week 3, Group 2

Group 2, The Shining Stars, started the new week off with a bang as we welcomed new faced to our group! Despite the hot weather, we got into our “Up In The Air” theme by making snowy winter collages during fun station. We then used some more of our creative ideas in Jewelry Making and making hand bowls in Ceramics. We got to learn about the green screen and get loud during Film Making where we pretended to be going on a huge roller coaster! Then, in an epic World Cup Final rematch, the campers took the counselors on and won once again! On Wednesday, we had so much fun at the Carnival, getting face paint, glitter tattoos and going on the wacky carnival rides. The day only got better from there because we got to go on the Mini Zip! Then on Thursday,  we learned how to dribble at Basketball. In the afternoon we got to plant our very own seeds in the garden, and then we had a blast learning how to drum during Jewish Music. Shabbat was as fun as ever on Friday as we listened to our favorite songs and ate delicious challah. We can’t wait to see what next week brings for The Shining Stars!

Group 11 Blog – Week 3

The Shining Sharks had a ton of fun this week!  Our week started off with a bang with Lacrosse where everyone had a great time playing steal the bacon.  Then we went to Circus Arts, which no one left without a smile on their face. On Tuesday we hit home runs at baseball before rolling into Gymnastics where we became mini American Ninja Warriors on an obstacle course!  Finally, we roamed the campgrounds taking beautiful pictures and just managed to beat the storm. Wacky Wednesday was awesome! Our whole unit was wearing red and everyone loved the bouncy house and huge slide!  Campers also got to eat yummy snacks, like popcorn and cotton candy!  After the rides, we went and played a ton of carnival games, everything from sack races to sand art. We even got glitter tattoos! Thursday was just as fun, it started with arts and crafts, and after that everyone got a thrill on the mini zip.  The day ended perfectly with a nice refreshing swim in the pool.  We all ate well on Friday, when we made fruit tarts at cooking and learned about water at pioneering.  We finished our amazing week off with Shabbat! We can’t wait for next week!  Have a great weekend! 

Blog: Week 3, Group 1

Group 1, The Happy Hot Air Balloons, had a fantastic week of camp! On Monday, the group learned dribbling and shooting skills at Basketball. Many baskets were scored by our rockstar campers! After, everyone enjoyed hearing the hilarious jokes at Circus Arts, walking on stilts, and balancing spinning plates! On Tuesday, Group 1 had a great time jumping on the trampoline, hanging on the bars, and doing forward rolls in Gymnastics. Group 1 definitely has super strength! Wacky Wednesday this week was the eagerly awaited Carnival! Group 1 loved playing carnival games and getting glitter tattoos at the carnival booths in the morning. After lunch, everyone had so much fun eating cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones and then jumping in the bouncy castle! At the end of the day, we all had a chance to pick out our own carnival prizes to take home. On Thursday, we had an incredible time creating giraffes at Painting & Drawing. After another great instructional and free swim, the group had lots of fun playing soccer, where they showed their amazing sportsmanship by passing the ball to each other and cheering for their friends. On Friday, we started off the day by singing along to  all of our favorite Shabbat songs and had an amazing end to the week! Looking forward to the next week at camp!

Group 10 Blog – Week 3

The Silly Seahorses dove into the third week of camp with a splash! All through the week campers learned a lot about swimming in instructional swim and put those skills to the test in extremely fun free swims! Monday, we had the flying squirrel where campers got the chance to soar high in the trees and have so much fun! We also had circus arts where we laughed along at silly jokes and learned how to balance peacock feathers on our fingertips! We also had ceramics where campers made pinch pots cradled by a clay model of their hand which we then painted pretty colors. Tuesday we shot hoops in basketball and learned cool new dance moves in Zumba. We also made collages in arts and crafts with foam stickers which was so exciting! Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday and we had a carnival that was so much fun! Campers got to go on rides and play games in booths, getting to snack on yummy cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn! Thursday we had Lacrosse, which was new for many of the campers but they all did a fantastic job! We also had cooking, in which we made delicious fruit tarts, and music with Nelson, where we sang songs and played drums, tambourines, sticks, and maracas. We finished the week with Shabbat, where we danced and sang to some of the songs we learned in music with Nelson as well as others. We’re super excited to dive into our fourth week of camp next week. Make sure to get plenty of rest over the weekend!

Group 9 Blog – Week 3

Group 9’s third week went fabulously well, from going to carnival on Wacky Wednesday to playing baseball on Thursday. This week was just full of fun and amazing moments with the kids, we made bracelets at jewelry making on Monday and cheered the afternoon away while it was raining on Tuesday. Seeing the smiles on the campers faces is the highlight of every counselor’s day!  On Thursday, we got to put our creativity to the test at Arts & Crafts and practice our exercises at Pop Fit Kids! Friday has to be the most exciting day of the week, because it’s shabbat!! This is where the kids get to sing together and dance their little hearts out. The counselors in group 9 are excited to see what the remaining weeks have in store for us and the campers, and what fun lies ahead of us. We hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

Group 8 Blog – Week 3

Hey, families! This week The Super Starfish had an amazing week 3 of Camp Yomi.  We kicked off the blazing week with our hilarious Improv Laugh It Out activity which showcased our outstanding acting abilities.  We got to find out our favorite animals, season, and sport by acting it out without talking! Tuesday, as a group, we played a successful game of baseball, and, to be honest, our group is full of future MLB players!   Wacky Wednesday was utterly a blast for us, turning our campgrounds into a marvelous carnival!!! All of our campers enjoyed all the tasty snacks such as popcorn, cotton candy, and flavored ice cones while participating in carnival activities such as jumping in the big bouncy house, feeding an elephant, bag racing, receiving colorful tattoos, and ended the day with 2 new prizes!!! Thursday was kicked off by shooting some hoops during basketball and making jump shots like Stephen Curry!  To see everyone celebrating for one another is just amazing, because everyone is coming together like a true camp family. This week was so much fun!  We can’t wait to continue this great summer next week with all the fun activities we have lined up!  Have a great weekend!

Group 7 Blog – Week 3

The Golden Guppies had a fantastic third week at Camp Yomi! Through cheer and laughter, each camper is creating friendships that indeed will last a lifetime. On Monday we welcomed back our campers with a day filled with glorious activities, and we showed our true World Cup spirit and scored numerous goals in soccer! In fact, the rain created a unit-wide cheer off that really brought all camp spirit to light. On Tuesday we enjoyed a day filled with outdoor activities including Lacrosse and the oh-so-special Low Ropes Course! Our Carnival Wacky Wednesday was a huge success, all our Unit 1 spirit was showcased as we ate carnival snacks and participated in all the booths on the field! Thursday was a day packed with laughs and giggles as we all enjoyed Circus Arts and Zumba, a group 7 favorite. We closed the week off strong with Shabbat, the best time to sing dance and bring the whole unit together! We had the best third week and can’t wait to spend the rest of summer together here at Camp Yomi!

Group 6 Blog – Week 3

Once again, the Jolly Jellyfish have had another amazing week at camp! We started the week zooming in the wind at our first activity of the week which was Flying Squirrel ! On Tuesday we started dribbling around the basketball court showing off our amazing skills. Wacky Wednesday came along and the Jolly Jellyfish were rocking the color red to represent Unit 1!!! After making our own ice-cream at cooking, we headed to the Wacky Wednesday activities. This Wacky Wednesday was Carnival Day! Campers bounced in the bouncy house like there was no tomorrow! We even ate some cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn. We ended our day with carnival games and won prizes! On Thursday the Jolly Jellyfish played around with the green screen at Filmmaking and learned how to make themselves invisible on the big screen! Finally, we ended our week with outdoor ceramics and another amazing celebration at Shabbat! Week 3 of camp was yet another success! The Jolly Jellyfish had a rocking week filled with cheers, laughter and lots of fun!

Group 5 Blog – Week 3

Group 5 had a very fun and exciting week at camp! On Monday, we had our first cooking session where campers got to make (and eat!) their own Fruit tarts! Following Monday’s fun activities, Tuesday, campers got to have fun with starter golf and do cool obstacle courses! Wacky Wednesday was as sweet as all the icees, cotton candy, and popcorn campers got to eat along with the exciting carnival games and rides they got to experience! On Thursday, campers brought out their inner clowns and practiced silly circus acts! To end the sweet and silly week, campers got to practice their lacrosse skills with some fun games and drills and celebrate Shabbat with all our friends!  We are so excited for what the next week has to bring for Group 5 at Camp Yomi!! Can’t wait to see you there!

Unit 2 Late Night 7/24

Dear Unit 2 Families,

We are very excited for our first Unit 2 late night which will be on July 24th! Our theme for the evening will be “Around the World” where we’ll travel to countries on the Eastern side of the globe. The night will feature active as well as creative endeavors for campers to enjoy.

Please pack an extra bathing suit since campers will have a third swim session during that evening. After the final swim, we will change, participate in activities, and then enjoy dinner together.

We will assume your child is staying for the late night, unless you tell us otherwise. If you would like your child to go home at normal time on July 24th, please call 212.415.5643, ext. 1 or email me at Yomi2@92Y.org no later than Friday, July 20th, at 5 pm. There is no need to R.S.V.P. if your child will remain for the late night. In addition, pickup will not take place at your regular bus stop. We will return to 92nd Street Y at 7:45 pm, where all Unit 2 campers will be dismissed.

Do not hesitate to call (212) 415-5643 ext. 1 or email me if you have any questions about this event.

Sincerely,

Sarah Caro
Unit 2 Supervisor, Camp Yomi

Group 18 Blog, Week 2

Group 18 had a fantastic 2nd week of camp! We flew all around camp all the way from tennis down to archery. We had a blast in the pool, since we just started instructional swim. We had a great time on Wacky Wednesday; the entire group was dressed in their favorite storybook character’s costumes. Our counselors were even wearing matching costumes! They were One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, and Blue Fish. We also won the caterpillar race against Groups 16 and 17. Our entire group was also in the trailer video for wacky Wednesday on the bus, just like the movie stars that we are! Week 2 was amazing, and we’re hoping for an even better week 3!

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.

Group 17 Blog, Week 2

This week the courageous cruisers, group-17, were just that: Courageous and cruising. We conquered fears at zipline, met Maui, and had many other novel experiences. Like on Tuesday, when we went boating for the first time, and had a blast racing. We also explored our minds by engaging in creativity activities such as ceramics, and arts and crafts. Another new experience was archery, where we not only learned how to wield a bow and arrow, but learned of the responsibility to safety wielding such an instrument requires. Then there was the usual stuff, but that didn’t mean it was any less fun! At basketball we did our best Michael Jordon impressions, and at swim, we had a blast playing Marco Polo with our counselors. Week 2 was amazing; we can’t wait to see what week 3 has in store.

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.

Group 16 Blog, Week 2

The Superstar Sailors sailed into week 3 with a bang at soccer, where Ashlyn,
Julia, Matthew and Sasha showed off their best World Cup impressions with thrilling goals. Max A., Ari, and Gabriela displayed their keen sense of smell in Gardening as they pointed out all the tasty mint leaves. Later that day, Leah and Mason made amazing bracelets and necklaces in Jewelry making. Everyone in Group 16 were sure to bring their best smile for our group picture on Monday. On Tuesday, Clara, Evelyn, and David showed how creative they are in Arts and Crafts. While Zachary, Sam, and Max. S. danced their way to winning red light green light, in Zumba. On Wacky Wednesday, Kasey and Violet demonstrated their incredible talent for trivia and hula hooping at the Unit 2 competition. The Superstar Sailors cruised through a week of jam packed fun, finishing it off with a highly anticipated activity of Archery, where Aidan and Anya both looked like Robin Hood as they hit bullseyes. We wish everyone a great weekend!

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.

 

Group 14 Blog, Week 2

The extraordinary explorers had an amazing week at camp! We started off the fun filled week with archery. The group showed off their super skills with all of the campers hitting the target! Later, the group turned into animals at circus arts. The campers each pantomimed a different animal while the rest of the group tried to guess what it was. On Tuesday the group had a blast hitting home runs at baseball. The campers also became perfect programmers at coding! They gave coded instructions to a character of their choice in a minecraft coding game. This week was our first Wacky Wednesday of the summer: storybook character day! We started off the day at zumba where our campers displayed impressive dance moves. One of our super fun Wacky Wednesday activities was a Winnie the Pooh themed scavenger hunt. Our group got second place and learned the valuable lesson of “slow and steady wins the race.” Later in the day, many of our stunningly smart campers were aces during trivia. At boating on Thursday the campers had an amazing time having paddle boat races and singing the “rock the boat” cheer. We also had our second hobby hour of the summer this week. All the campers got to choose one of their favorite activities to do for one hour! Everyday the campers had a splashing time at the pool! This week we played many group games like sharks and minnows, stuck in the mud, and water sardines. We are so excited for camp next week! And hope everyone has a great weekend.

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.

Group 12 Blog, Week 2

The Silly Sightseers continued week 2 with the same, huge amount of energy and spirit they had during week 1. Monday started off with a lot of rhythm in music. Group 12 then was able to practice their accuracy during archery. Circus Arts was funny as always, as jokes were made while the campers had the opportunity to play fun animal games. Basketball was a blast, where campers got a chance to improve their jump shot. Tuesday baseball was an all-around success; everyone got to show off their powerful swings. At gardening we got a chance to see just what grows in that garden. During Pop Fit Kids, all the campers participated in relay races, and got to show off how fast they could run. Wednesday was Storybook character day and all the campers came dressed up as their favorite character. They also partook in theme games and were certainly entertained by this week’s entertainer. Thursday, campers got a chance to enjoy their favorite activity during Hobby Hour. Campers’ soccer skills were on full display when they enjoyed a game of campers vs. counselors! As always the days ended with free and instructional swim, where campers were happy and playful! We very much look forward to the many camp days still yet to come.

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.

 

 

Group 13 Blog, Week 2

Coming back from a fabulous weekend group 13 returned to embrace plenty of new faces. We landed right into a fierce, affectionate and energetic game of lacrosse where each camper learned different skills, but showed off their own. The jazzy jetsetters then continued with their high spirit and energy on the way to baseball. Group 13 shows the true definition of sportsmanship to one another, and cheered on both teams. Soon enough the new campers settled in and began to see that they were joining a group full of amazing returning campers in unit 2 and the yomi family. This Wednesday was, as always, a wacky one. And even though not all campers were dressed up, we all participated in the goofy activities. The counselors were also filled with a huge amount of spirit, support, and energy, which contributed to success in all games, but also at just making each camper have an amazing time. Later, during the day, group 13 had a blast as we all splashed in the pool and played with beach balls, playing games like marco polo, shark in the pool, and the dolphin races. The jazzy jetsetters then used their creativity in painting and drawing where they drew their own giraffe and then painted it. As the days go on I can say that group 13 is turning into a family rather than just a group. We can’t wait to see the other fun and amazing activities that Camp Yomi has to offer!

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.

 

Group 15 Blog, Week 2

Group 15, the Valiant Voyagers, quickly started out week 2 by traveling around the camp having fun and enjoying the sun. Starting off the week, the voyagers explored Pop Fit Kids, which provided the children with various exercises and drills. Just after, they rolled their way through gymnastics, smiled for the camera on picture day, soared on the zipline, and closed out the day with swim. On Tuesday, group 15 energetically whacked yellow balls in tennis, relaxed in yoga, created cool and exciting videos in filmmaking, and even beat the counselors in a game of soccer. Wacky Wednesday came along and all the kids enjoyed creating characters with googly eyes, playing games, having a huge scavenger hunt, and participating in a wacky game show. Later that day, the kids played frisbee and then swam. The next day, they visited the vibrant garden, went to an activity of their choosing at hobby hour, and created delicious cookies and frosting in cooking. The Valiant Voyagers couldn’t have hoped for a better Week 2. And we can’t wait to say the same of week 3!

 

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.

Group 20 Blog, Week 2

It was yet another fantastic week for Group 20! We had an amazing start on Monday at Outdoor Ceramics where we carved, scratched, and attached our heart’s out creating our perfect pinch-pot baskets; and that was only the beginning. We all embodied our best majestic robots at Zumba, played like pros at Baseball, and became brilliant environmentalists at Nature. On Tuesday we sprang into action at Soccer and had a World Cup of our own. But wait, who could forget the afternoon jam session with Nelson?! Our Group 20 chorus could out-class even the greatest of symphonies! By the time Wednesday came around, we could hardly contain our excitement; it was mouse ears, capes, and crowns galore as we dressed up as our favorite storybook characters for Wacky Wednesday! From relay races, to a Unit 2-wide Scavenger Hunt, to even a live Quiz Game show in the Amphitheater, our Wacky Wednesday was action packed from the get-go. As if our week couldn’t get any more exciting already, Thursday brought more fun than we ever could have imagined. At Lacrosse we learned how to master shooting–seriously, every single person made a goal! Then, we picked up our water bottles, put on our Group 20 smiles, and headed off to Hobby Hour. From activity to activity we consistently showed off our Group 20 abilities–truly cementing our legacy as the Greatest Globetrotters.

 

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.

Group 19 Blog, Week 2

The World Wanderers, Group 19, began the week by flying in style to the flying squirrel. The group flew higher and faster than any plane in the sky! But the excitement did not stop there. Later we traveled to frisbee and volleyball, where the energy and participation was as high as the sky. In ceramics we made the most perfect and crazy pinch pot monsters you will ever see! On Wacky Wednesday the costumes took us to a diverse land of storybook characters. Group 19 took home the gold medal in the “Chair for My Mother” Coin Relay Race in both speed and spirit! This week came to an end with many activities like archery, where bullseyes were being shot left and right. We wish everyone a great weekend, and can’t wait for next week to see where else the World Wanderers will explore!

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.

         

Group 21 Blog, Week 2

This week the terrific travelers of unit 2 flew through camp yomi on the fun filled flying squirrel and wowed each other with our amazing archery. Tuesday we scored in soccer, a game that rivaled the world cup in excitement. In cooking we baked and designed delectable cupcake treats. Wacky Wednesday was wild and wonderful with this week’s storybook theme; games like the hungry caterpillar and coin relay were crazy fun. Group 21 took home first place on the Camp Yomi scavenger hunt proving that we are the best of the best! Later, tricky trivia was no match for our wit, once again letting group 21 win the game. Thursday we clowned around at circus arts where we balanced peacock feathers on the tips of our fingers. Filmmaking was fantastic, we got to make a documentary about group 21 and every camper got to be a camera man! Friday went by like a whirlwind when we danced our hearts out at Zumba and saw a few homeruns at baseball. And we can’t wait to do it all again next week!

 

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.

Unit K, 1, and 2 Parent Night!

 

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 17 we will be hosting our Units K, 1 and 2 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic). The GPS address for the campground is 44 Henry Kaufmann Rd. Orangeburg, NY 10962. Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 17 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 other 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to have them placed on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 11th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Anna (Unit K Supervisor) yomik@92y.org , Julie (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 17.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

 

 

 

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park

Week 2 Blog – Group 5

Group 5 had a very successful 2nd week at camp, participating in many new and exciting activities. On Monday, we got to play field games with our group and counselors and learn how to shoot baskets during basketball!  We also got creative during arts and crafts. We were excited to take our group picture for picture day on Monday. On Tuesday, group 5 got to practice our pottery skills and play an awesome game of soccer.  For wacky Wednesday, this week, our theme was storybook characters. Campers and counselors got to dress up as their favorite story book character and participate in an exciting trivia game show in the morning! We also got to make dragon masks and puppets.  On Thursday, we got to show off our yoga poses and on Friday we all got to celebrate Shabbat and take some awesome pictures!  Overall, group 5 had an outstanding week and we can’t wait to dive into the next one!

 

Activities

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 2 Blog – Group 8

This week group 8 has a ton of fun!  We learned how to shoot baskets in basketball and played a fierce game of Ga-Ga.  On Tuesday, we sang some of our favorite songs at Music with Nelson and got some exercise at Pop Fit Kids!  Wednesday was extra wacky this week, as we made puppets and dragon masks and completed a relay obstacle course as a group!  We also learned about our campgrounds at nature and played some games of soccer!  It was like the World Cup was taking place right next to Unit K! On Thursday, we got to roll like Olympic gymnasts in gymnastics and make desert-themed bracelets and necklaces in Jewelry Making.  To wrap the week up we got to go to the sprinklers, which no one walked away from dry!  We also got to celebrate Shabbat together, which is always a good time!  Group 8 had such a good week and we’re really looking forward to the next one! 

 

 

Activities

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 2 Blog – Group 11

The Shining Sharks had an awesome week filled with loads of energy and excitement! We started the week with our group picture! On Monday, the campers played field games, and ended the day with a session of yoga. On Tuesday, the Shining Sharks learned about the different plants that are growing in our own camp. In the next activity, the campers turned into photographers, and took beautiful pictures of the camp. Lastly, they played an intense game of basketball. Our first Wacky Wednesday was a success! Many counselors and campers were dressed up as their favorite storybook character. We started the day with a game show in which the campers went up to answer trivia questions and complete different challenges. During our Wacky Wednesday activity, we made puppets, decorated dragons and completed an obstacle course. Some of the other activities we had during the day were soccer, painting and of course, swim. During soccer, the campers were divided into groups and played against each other. During painting, the campers painted their own wacky giraffe. At the end of the day, the Shining Sharks had a blast running around, chasing each other in the sprinklers. On Thursday, the campers had a busy day that consisted of filmmaking, pop fit kids, free swim and everyone’s favorite music. In filmmaking, the Sharks got to use a camera and make short movies of themselves. The campers enjoyed themselves in pop fit kids, playing different games such as fit, fit, run and roll the dice!. Pop fit kids is a fun way for the campers to stay active and healthy! During music, the Shining Sharks turned into Shining Artists as they played with many different instruments. On Friday, the campers enjoyed themselves at our weekly Shabbat celebration. The campers love Shabbat, they get to dance, sing, eat challah and drink grape juice. The campers had an amazing week! We all left camp on Friday with anticipation for the next week to start! Can’t wait to see what were doing next week!

Activities

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 2 Blog – Group 10

The Silly Seahorses had an amazing second week of camp. We had loads of fun on Monday as we made some awesome bracelets in jewelry making and had a blast swimming in the pool. We rounded off our Monday with soccer and nature. Tuesday was another awesome day for the Silly Seahorses. We had painting and drawing where we made some really wacky giraffes. We also had a super fun time at gymnastics were we completed a super fun obstacle course. Tuesday was also picture day for the Silly Seahorses. Wednesday was the first wacky Wednesday of the summer and it was storybook themed. The Silly Seahorses came prepared dressing in all kinds of awesome outfits. We participated in some specials wacky Wednesday activities including making dragon masks and some incredible puppets. We also got to race in a super fun obstacle course. The special wacky Wednesday activities weren’t the only awesome things we did on Wednesday.  We had a fantastic time at yoga and got to make pieces of fruit at outdoor ceramics! Thursday was a super fun day in which we had gardening, mini zip, and arts and crafts! We also had a super fun time splashing each other in the pool. We had an awesome last day of the week in which we had pioneering, baseball, and Shabbat, where we sung some really fun songs. We had a super fun second week of camp and we all can’t wait to have so much fun next week!

Activities 

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. 

            

Blog: Week 2 Group 4

“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.

Group 4 Blog:

 

Group 4’s Rockin’ Raindrops had an amazing week! They especially had so much fun at our first Wacky Wednesday. Their amazing experience didn’t start just then, as we had so much fun on Monday painting and drawing, saw some incredible circus stunts at Circus Arts, and learned how to shoot hoops at Basketball. We can’t forget one of the most favorite part of our day: swimming! Campers learned new swim strokes at instructional swim and played with our friends splashing around afterwards. On Tuesday we had Zumba, where we danced to our group’s favorite tunes. We also hit the ball out of the park playing baseball and ended the day with a little workout at Pop Fit Kids. On Wednesday, the campers had so much fun with the special Wacky Wednesday activities, such as being a part of a silly game show! They especially enjoyed seeing their counselors dressed up as Goldilocks and the Three Bears. On Thursday, we tumbled through gymnastics and then showed our creativity at Photography. On Friday, we especially enjoyed the delicious grape juice and challah at Shabbat. We were so happy that the Rockin’ Raindrops had a fun filled and energetic day and are looking forward to the next week!

Week 2 Blog – Group 28

This week has been filled with nothing but enjoyable and informative activities for Group 28! We started off the week showing off our best smiles when taking our group picture during Picture Day, and then got to showcase our creativity when making bracelets at Jewelry Making. On Tuesday, we had Gymnastics for the first time this summer! We engaged in a challenging obstacle course where we not only had fun, but also got the blood pumping through our whole body! Later that day, we had Filmmaking where we got to see the finished product of the green-screen skits we did last week. We also started a new documentary project that is still in the making! On Wednesday, Group 28 put their brains to the test during the Coding activity. It was also our first Wacky Wednesday of the summer! The theme was story book characters and many counselors and campers can be seen dressed as characters from the Three Little Pigs, Harry Potter, the Magic Tree House, and many more! Unit 3 also participated in various Wacky Wednesday events. For one event, the whole Unit was split into 2 groups, the red team and the blue team, and competed against each other in a game show that consisted of many challenges such as tug of war, a hula-hoop contest, and a questionnaire! The first Wacky Wednesday was a successful spearhead to all the upcoming Wednesdays this summer. On Thursday, we headed to the garden where we got to see all the plants that are currently growing by the day. Nonetheless, we can never forget about… SWIM! Not only do we cool off in the pool, we also are becoming better swimmers every day during our Instructional Swim where the lifeguards teach us the fundamentals of swimming. Group 28 is excited for what’s to come next week, including the Carnival on Wednesday and Unit 3’s overnight on Thursday! The summer is just getting started!

 

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 2 Blog – Group 27

Week three was a big for the Liberty Ballers as it was our first full week of camp! Group 27 gained some new campers and we all got along great! We showcased our acting skills in improv alongside campers from Camp Tova. We designed our own castles in arts & crafts, showed our world cup worthy skills in soccer, competed in an obstacle course for pop fit kids, and found our chi in yoga. Tuesday’s parent night saw The Liberty Ballers taking on parents in an exciting game of basketball. Storybook characters were brought to life for our first Wacky Wednesday.  The Liberty Ballers joined the rest of Unit 3 in the amphitheater to compete against other groups in a game show featuring trivia, games of Simon says, and tug-of-war. Afterward, the Liberty Ballers helped Little Red Riding Hood make her way through an obstacle course and home to grandma’s house. Swim time was a splash as campers continued to hone their swimming skills. The Liberty Ballers continued to explore their Yomi-lectives this week, which include pioneering, ceramics, robotics, horseback riding and more! Our first full week of camp was a blast and next week will be even better with our very first overnight! We hope that you have a great weekend and we can’t wait to tell you all about another memorable week of camp for the Liberty Ballers!

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 2 Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxis had a very active and fun first full week of camp! We started off the day by being creative with ceramics.  We had a lot of fun practicing our strokes at the swimming in the pool. We zoomed to Yomi-lectives so we could enjoy our preferred activities. This week some campers started sports club and enjoyed a nice game of baseball. The Terrific Taxis showed their smiles for the camera for picture day.

We showed our strength in gaga, we may have the strongest arms in the unit! The Terrific Taxis enjoyed scoring goals at soccer and created necklaces in jewelry. We enjoyed our first Wacky Wednesday by showing our green thumb in gardening. We were able to participate in a scavenger hunt,  potato sack races, and a challenging obstacle course. Towards the end of the week, we had a relaxing yoga period. After that, we got our blood pumping in floor hockey. This week was chock full of fun activities. We can’t wait for next weeks overnight!

 

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 2 Blog – Group 25

The Happy Hot Dogs had a fantastic first full week of camp! There was much swimming and crazy fun activities under the hot summer sun. We did gymnastics, coding, Zumba, arts & crafts, pioneering, jewelry, basketball, and more! On Tuesday we put on our big smiley faces for picture day and had a blast at parent night. It was so great meeting many of the parents and decorating cookies at cooking. Wednesday surely was wacky! Group 25 disappeared and became an amazing squad of different storybook characters! We also answered the wacky Wednesday question correctly and won a prize! We ended our terrific week once again with a musical Shabbat and said goodbye for the weekend. We can’t wait for another incredible week at Camp Yomi!

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 2 Blog – Group 9

Group 9, The Swimming Sea Dragons, had a great second week at Camp Yomi!  It went by flying with loads of energy and excitement! On Monday the Swimming Sea Dragons first started of with instructional swim where we had lots of fun doing different challenges with the lifeguard instructors and played games as well. We finished up the day with baseball and cooking. The Swimming Sea Dragons flew through the bases and hit many home runs, we also all loved frosting our cookies and eating them. We also had picture day at the end of the day where we all looked very sharp in our Camp Yomi t-shirts! On Tuesday we all had so much fun at painting and drawing using our wonderful imagination. We then went to Yoga and Outdoor Ceramics where we all listened for instructions and had so much fun building. On Wednesday we had Wacky Wednesday where we were all dressed in our favorite storybook characters and participated in a Brain Challenge gameshow! The Swimming Sea Dragons were a part of the blue team and won our very first Wacky Wednesday Brain Challenge. To finish off the day we had Zumba where we all danced our hearts out and went to soccer for a fun match amongst each other, which ended in a tie. On Thursday we had our first day of Gardening where we saw different foods growing and even got to taste one of them. We then headed off to Gaga where everyone had lots of fun trying to eliminate each other. To finish of the day we went to Mini Zip in which all of the campers were so brave and excited to participate in. We were all so excited to try pioneering and lacrosse on Friday. We had such a great time at Shabbat, dancing and singing with each other. We can’t wait for next week to experience new activities with full of excitement. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. See you all on Tuesday for our very first parent night! YAY!!

 

Activities 

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 2 Blog – Group 24

Group 24 had a great week! On Monday we started off with Krav Maga then headed to instructional swim and then had improv after lunch! Finally we had Yomi electives. On Tuesday we had jewelry making where we made bracelets or sports club. We also made self-portraits in arts and crafts and played Gaga and then had picture day! Wednesday was wacky Wednesday (story book character themed) where we had a special game show, potato sack races and an obstacle course! On Thursday we had outdoor ceramics where we made fruit wedges, then went to LEGO robotics and finally had Yomi electives. On Friday we had tennis, painting and drawing, Shabbat and basketball! Every day we had free swim and had an amazing time! Overall a great week for group 24!

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 2 Blog – Group 23

Group 23’s first full week of Camp held a ton of exciting activities and new events! This included staying cool in the pool and sprinklers, having picture day, having our first wacky Wednesday, and of course, our Parent Night, all being the highlights of our week, along with welcoming a few new friends into our group!  During our Parent Night, we had the opportunity to have time to meet all of Group 23’s families and engage in exciting tennis games.  Leading into Camp Yomi’s first Wacky Wednesday of the summer, we participated in activities and games based on our favorite storybook characters.  For example, we built sturdy houses that the Big Bad Wolf wouldn’t be able to knock down and helped Little Red Riding Hood find her way to her grandmother’s house through an obstacle course.  The rest of the week was spent learning and trying new things, from dance exercises in Zumba to climbing the rock wall.  We hope everyone in Group 23 had a great Parent night while we look forward to the upcoming week, especially our first overnight!

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 2 Blog – Group 22

Hi, group 22 superstars! We had another amazing week filled with joy and laughter. We started off on Monday with an exciting craft making activity in arts and crafts! From there, we jumped right into instructional swim, where we practiced and learned new swimming skills. We then made our way to play Gaga and then to take our group picture. After free swim, we finished the day with an hour of Yomi-lectives, where the kids explored their passions and let their talents shine. We had a creative start to Tuesday when we happily created ceramic monsters or creatures. Afterward, we had instructional swim, which was super exciting and rewarding. We can already see improvement! We continued the day with coding, where our campers flapped through each level of flappy bird. After free swim, we played a game of knock out at basketball. We shot over to a relaxing period of music with Nelson, where the kids helped make beautiful instrumental music. We enjoyed seeing you all and playing improv games on parent night. Our first ever Wacky Wednesday was a blast. Everyone’s costumes were incredible. Our day was filled with potato sack races, game challenges and more. Unit 3 was in for a treat as we were able to play lots of games (like kickball) and had fun running through the field and sprinklers. On Thursday, we practiced photography, learning new skills such as using birds-eye perspective with a scavenger hunt. We then headed off to sprinklers for more fun and games. After lunch, we were able to unwind with some jewelry making. At free swim, we played a giant game of tag with the whole group. Friday was filled with enthusiastic singing at our Shabbat service and exciting activities such as gymnastics, cooking and pop fit kids. Overall, we had an amazing and creative week, and we are looking forward to even better weeks to come.     

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.

Blog: Week 2 Group 3

“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.

Group 3 Blog: 

This week started off great as the Astro Aliens observed and learned about difference plants in Gardening. All week long the pool served as our blissful escape from the heat and we swam like fish in the pool! We sang songs and played instruments at Music with Nelson and made sure to say “Cheese!” and give our best smiles during picture day. Wacky Wednesday was a blast as we came to camp dressed up in our best storybook costumes and participated in activities like searching for crayons in The Day the Crayons Quit Search and made our own Hungry Caterpillar Paper Chain! We had so much fun singing and dancing during Shabbat on Friday. The grape juice and challah was a delicious treat that helped us fuel up for a great morning. We can’t wait to continue to learn, explore and have fun next week!

Week 2 Blog – Group 7

The Golden Guppies stormed into this second week of camp with a bang! We entered this week hitting home runs out of the park in baseball, and learned about the plants and trees around us. Tuesday we came back energized for a full and exciting day at camp with one of our favorite actives which is soccer than we cheered our way over to gaga where we played competitive but fun matches like campers vs counselors and campers vs campers. Wednesday was of course our amazing Wacky Wednesday, the theme was Storybook Character day. Many campers came dressed as superheroes and athletes. We started our first activity with a entertainer who quizzed us on our knowledge of math, science, and history; then we made dragon masks and hand puppets. We closed the day making delicious cookie dough with chocolate chips! Thursday the Golden Guppies took on the day molding our mini elephants in ceramics and practicing our serves in tennis. We also had such an amazing time taking pictures in photography. With Friday speeding in we danced and sang our way into shabbat and we closed the week with an amazingly fun free swim. Week two is officially over as we head into our weekend excited for the next week of camp. Enjoy your weekend and rest up for next week!

 

Activities

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. 

            

Blog: Week 2 Group 2

“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.

Group 2 Blog: 

The Shining Stars got this week started off soaring high in the sky as we welcomed new faces to our group and made our own hot air balloons! The pool was so much fun, because we got to show our new friends some of our favorite pool games to play. We marched into soccer where we scored goals left and right, and the campers took on the counselors, winning as per usual. On Tuesday, the highlight was cooling off at the water gun obstacle course! On Wednesday, we had so much fun dressing up as our favorite Storybook characters and made the silliest giraffe in Painting and Drawing! We kicked off Thursday by making the most amazing bracelets and had so much fun on our nature walk. The Shining Stars found themselves laughing uncontrollably during Circus Arts. We laughed so hard and got to balance feathers on our hand. Our spirits were higher than ever during Shabbat on Friday, where we got to dance along to our favorite songs and enjoy delicious grape juice and challah. The Shining Stars cannot wait to see what the summer brings next.

Blog: Week 2 Group 1

 

“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.

Group 1 Blog: 

The Happy Hot Air Balloons flew into the second week of Camp Yomi! They used all their energy dribbling at Basketball and running the bases at Baseball–everyone did amazing even though it was some of their first time playing. On Tuesday, they showed off their best smiles at Picture Day and loved getting their very own Yomi Bear T-shirts. Group 1 danced into Wednesday when they had Jewish Music, where they got to learn all the spectacular songs that they were going to sing on Friday during Shabbat. Thursday brought the best of both worlds with the thrilling Mini Zip and then had some relaxing time under the Yoga tree where they shared their favorite activity at camp. Group 1 finished off the week singing and dancing together with all their friends at Shabbat, sipping on grape juice and enjoying delicious challah!

Week 2 Blog – Group 6

The Jolly Jellyfish couldn’t have had more fun this week! This week started out with a hot Monday, but our group still had fun during our numerous activities, including a fantastic game of Gaga. On Tuesday The Jolly Jellyfish truly expressed their inner musicians by playing awesome beats and singing during Music with Nelson. Group 6 took on this week by really enjoying all of their instructional swim and free swim activities. We then had an appetizing experience during our Gardening class in which each camper got the opportunity to taste the delicious fresh vegetables and herbs grown in our very own garden! On Wednesday morning the sun was out and about for our first Wacky Wednesday, the theme being “Storybook Characters!” Our whole unit dressed up as their favorite character. Our campers enjoyed many activities all centered around storybook characters and particularly enjoyed the puppet making where they each got to make a puppet of their favorite character. In the afternoon, Group 6 enjoyed a lovely class of yoga where they got the opportunity to demonstrate their flexibility and relax. We finished up our week with some awesome dance moves in Zumba where campers danced out all their spirit and energy while playing a FREEZE-tastic game of freeze dance! And we can’t forget Arts and Crafts where the Jolly Jellyfish made amazing sun catchers in hopes of hanging them on their windows. As exciting as our week was the Jolly Jellyfish can’t wait to swim into next week’s activities which will hold even more fun! We all hope you enjoy your weekend, and tune in next week for more on our exciting camp experience!

 

Activities 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. 

            

Unit 3 Overnight

Dear Unit 3 Families,

One of our most popular events at Camp Yomi is the OVERNIGHT and we have great news… the first Unit 3 Overnight is just around the corner! Your camper’s OVERNIGHT will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2018. We will go bowling, enjoy the pool all to ourselves for an extra swim in the late afternoon.  Our magical day will continue into the early evening with fun-filled activities, a Kosher barbecue dinner and ‘smores with songs by a campfire. Our fun continues the next morning with an additional swim! Breakfast the next morning is also provided, along with lunch on Friday. Campers return home the next day at the normal bus site and scheduled time.

Overnight programming is an optional activity, though well over 90% of our campers choose to participate. There is no need to call if your child will be joining us; however, please notify your child’s Unit Supervisor by Wednesday, July 18th at 5pm if your child wishes to return to your usual drop-off site at the regular time (5:00pm) on Thursday.  You can reach Jeremy at Yomi3@92y.org

 

What to bring on the overnight (we recommend sending everything in a duffle bag or a second backpack – wheeled suitcases are not ideal for the campgrounds terrain) :

  • Sleeping Bag (Required)
  • Toiletries
  • Insect Repellent
  • Pajamas
  • Long Sleeve Shirt & Long Pants
  • Change of clothes for the following day, including swimsuits for three Thursday and three Friday swims
  • Rain gear (optional)
  • Flashlight
  • Your enthusiasm for a great night with camp friends ☺
  • DO NOT send electronics, including cell phones, as well as CANDY

 

If your child takes medication that needs to be administered to your child while on the overnight, you should give the medication to your child’s bus counselor Thursday morning. Please include written authorization from the parent/guardian along with the name of the medication, condition for which the medication is being used, the required dosage and frequency with which it is to be dispensed. All medication must be in the original prescription container.

If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance prior to this event, please contact the camp office at (212) 415-5643 ext.2.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ivy Manheim                     Alexa Kinney                               Jeremy Burgess

Director                              Assistant Director                       Unit 3 Supervisor

Unit 2 Parent Night @ Camp Yomi: July 17th 2018

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 17 we will be hosting our Units K, 1 and 2 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic). The GPS address for the campground is 44 Henry Kaufmann Rd. Orangeburg, NY 10962. Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

E-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 17 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 other 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to have them placed on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 11th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Anna (Unit K Supervisor) yomik@92y.org , Julie (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 17.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi ________________________________________________________________________

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park in lot.

Family Visiting Evening

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 17 we will be hosting our Units K, 1 and 2 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic). The GPS address for the campground is 44 Henry Kaufmann Rd. Orangeburg, NY 10962. Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 17 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units 3 or 4 other 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to have them placed on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 11th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Anna (Unit K Supervisor) yomik@92y.org , Julie (Unit 1 Supervisor) at yomi1@92y.org or Sarah (Unit 2 Supervisor) at yomi2@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 17.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

 

Group 18 Blog, Week 1B

Even though it was only 4 days, this was a packed and exciting week for group 18! On Monday we started off by going to the flying squirrel, a camp favorite. All the kids cheered each other on as everyone took a turn. We had a fun time at painting and drawing where everyone made self portraits that represented how they see themselves. After lunch on Monday, we were able to make 4th of July themed cookies in cooking, where the kids got to decorate the cookies themselves with sprinkles, melted chocolate, caramel and many more goodies. On Tuesday all the kids really engaged in coding and had a great time dancing their hearts out in zumba! Despite being a rainy day on Tuesday we were able to splash around and have a good time in the sprinklers. We are looking forward to more awesome memories with this great group of kids!

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

 

Group 21 Blog, Week 1B

The Terrific Travelers jumped into our super second week of camp. We started off the week with some brilliant base running at baseball. Then headed on over to ceramics where we made some spectacular swan bowls. The Terrific Travelers had a tantalizing time at tennis on Tuesday, showing the whole group their amazing forearm stance. We also made uber cool underground drawings at painting and drawing! We came back from our lovely Fourth of July break on Thursday and enjoyed filmmaking by making super silly clips for next week’s wacky Wednesday video. At LEGO robotics, the whole group was wowed after we programmed our robots to move around and talk! The Terrific Travelers closed the week off at Shabbat on Friday where we danced around with the unit and enjoyed delicious challa and grape juice.

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

 

Group 20 Blog, Week 1B

Group 20’s week was a home run, starting with baseball on Monday. We split up into teams and played a good, clean game while cheering on our friends. At lego robotics we teamed up to program a robot to move back and forth (might have some potential engineers in the future)! On Tuesday we had archery, which seems to be the favorite activity among the boys of the group. Later that day we all grabbed a video camera to show off what group 20 is really all about and video taped us being our ridiculous and goofy selves. There was no shortage of excitement on Thursday, either. We kicked off the day by making some spectacular Sahara Desert themed bracelets. Then we picked up our cameras, chef hats, and water bottles as we showed off our Group 20 skills all around camp during Hobby Hour—afterall, we’re called ‘The Greatest Globetrotters’ for a reason. After lunch we headed over to the tennis courts where we learned how to hit some fantastic forehands. As you can see, there was no shortage of fun and laughter this week from Group 20 and we look forward to another great week ahead!

Hey All You Yomi Fans! 

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

Group 16 Blog, Week 1B

On Monday the Superstar Sailors made pinch pot turtles in Outdoor Ceramics and launched into a thrilling ride on the zipline. On Tuesday we exercised our musical talent in Music with Nelson, jamming out to variations of Pop Songs and numbers written by The Beatles. After our break for the Fourth of July, Group 16 practiced various circus skills including juggling, plate spinning, and ribbon dancing. This eventually led us to fill our appetite with the star-shaped cookies we decorated in Cooking. The Superstar Sailors ended the week honoring
the Shabbas and with an exciting, though friendly, game of Ga-Ga. We hope you all have an amazing weekend and we look forward to another fun-filled week at camp!

Hey All You Yomi Fans! 

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

Group 12 Blog, Week 1B

The Silly Sightseers started off their second week of camp with many fun new activities. The campers worked together as a team and showed tremendous support to each other in every activity. They began magnificent Monday with the Flying Squirrel where they went super duper high into the air and cheered their way down. Later on in improv, the campers and counselors all worked together to have a silly and relaxed time. Lastly, they showed off their pro-like tennis skills. Terrific Tuesday was started in the glamorous garden where the campers learned fantastic facts about plants, and even got to water some as well. Next came yoga, where everyone got to relax and show off their marvelous yoga moves. Then in lacrosse and soccer, the campers learned all about the sport and played amongst themselves where they made some spectacular scores. The campers made some lovely jewelry for Fourth of July in jewelry making. Thrilling Thursday was a relaxed day for the campers where they showed some amazing Zumba moves and were able to participate in an activity of their choosing. Each day ended with a chance to cool off in the pool with sweet splashes. But of course to cool off from the humid heat throughout the day, the campers and counselors all played their favorite game, Mickey! This week the Silly Sightseers has a blast, and we’re looking forward to the weeks to come and what camp Yomi has in store for us next!

Hey All You Yomi Fans! 

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

Group 14 Blog, Week 1B

Group 14 had a great time this week. We started off the week by having a zesty time zip lining. Even campers who were a little nervous, at first, ended up going with the help of their counselors running through the field by their side. We also had a dazzling time drawing self portraits and pictures of the world above and below. Group 14 then had a glorious time at gaga and gymnastics where the campers beat the counselors! Later in the week we had hobby hour where each camper chose a hobby that made them most happy hearted. Overall, group 14 had an utterly fantastic week.

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

Group 19 Blog, Week 1B

Despite the wacky weather over the past week, the World Wanderers (Group 19) dove into it with full force and smiles all over their faces shining brighter than the sun that failed to join us on Tuesday. During archery, the World Wanderers put on their bravest face and met their target head on. The bullseye had no chance against the mighty wanderers of the world. In lacrosse, the World Wanderers put on their game faces as they played steal the bacon. During pop fit kids, the World Wanderers became olympic track athletes as they participated in multiple relay races across the ginormous grass fields. The World Wanderers joyfully jumped into our next activity, swim. From volleyball to camper swim races, the World Wanderers had a splashing time in the pool. This week was one full of unforgettable memories and World Wanderers cannot wait to embark on many, many more. Week 3, here we come!

Hey All You Yomi Fans! 

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

Group 17 Blog, Week 1B

The Courageous Cruisers blasted into the second week with overwhelming energy and excitement. The group started out the week with laughs and giggles at Improv, where the campers and counselors could act out practically anything they could think of! On Tuesday, the camp week got even better, even though it seemed like it was the hottest day of the year. The group favorite activity was definitely Zumba, with the campers and counselors getting down and doing some crazy dances and stretches! One day, there was a storm, but that didn’t stop the entire group from having fun! The campers ran through the sprinklers and got to sing cheers in the shelter, and by the end of the day, despite swim’s being canceled, it seemed just a great a day as any. We all came back on Thursday and told stories about what amazing times we had with friends and family on the 4th of July, and jumped right into high-gear with the day starting out doing the zip line! Later, campers — for an exciting first time — got to swim with their instructional swim groups. The second week felt even more action-packed than the first, and we can’t wait for more fun activities and adventures to come!

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

 

Group 15 Blog, Week 1B

The Valiant Voyagers (group 15) flipped into our second week at camp at
gymnastics where we learned to jump to the stars and crawl like a
bear! We took all of that energy and excitement to improv where we created
our own crazy skits to act out to the group. While flying through
filmmaking, we turned invisible! Soon after we landed in the sandy
beaches of volleyball where we played an awesome game of newcomb just
before heading to lunch. We cheered all the way to Mets field before
docking at the cool waters of the pool. Tuesday we started off at
outdoor ceramics where we made heart bowls that we decorated with our
own beautiful individual designs. We soared down to basketball where
we practiced our dribbling skills and ran some drills. We sang our way
over to cooking where we decorated sugar cookies in red, white, and
blue sprinkles in honor of the 4th of July! We made a pit stop at
pioneering before making our way back to the shelter for lunch. We
jammed out with Nelson and his instruments singing can’t stop the
feeling, count on me, and despacito until it was time to take off to
our final destination for the day, the pool. Unfortunately, thunder
stopped us from getting into the pool, but it didn’t stop us from
splashing in the sprinklers with all of our friends from the entire
unit! Wednesday was the 4th of July where we hope all campers had  a
relaxing day off and enjoyed the fireworks! It was like group 15 had
time traveled when we also began Thursday with ceramics where campers
made everything from sea turtles to flying turtles! Each camper flew
to their own destination for hobby hour and came back with incredible
stories about what they had done. We came back together as a group to
learn new skills in lacrosse before it was time for a delicious lunch.
Kickball was a blast as we raced around the bases kicking home runs!
As we started to get closer to the end of our day, we played with a
beach ball in the refreshing water of the pool until we had our first
instructional swim period of the summer! We can’t wait for another
week of having fun and eating popsicles and hope all of our amazing
campers and their families have a wonderful weekend!

Hey All You Yomi Fans! 

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

 

Group 13 Blog, Week 1B

Group 13 had an amazing time this week! We started off the week with archery, where we showed our skills with a bow and arrow. We had a early Fourth of July celebration in cooking and made red white and blue sugar cookies; they were delicious! Later we relaxed with some wonderful yoga and batted hard at baseball! Sure, it rained. But that can hardly be said to have stopped us! We had a great time running around in the sprinklers and we cheered the LOUDEST even with thunder and lightning in the background! Jumping to gymnastics we had a blast, we got to hobby hour and did activities like basketball, gardening, and ceramics. We then went to kickball and it was so much fun to kick around and play games with our group. But let’s not forget one of the best parts of camp: THE POOL. We splished and splashed and played with beach balls. It’s was refreshing and so much fun! We can’t wait for the weeks to come!

Love, group 13

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

Group 11 Blog-Week 1B

On Monday, the kids had a ton of fun playing soccer. Many of them scored goals and some of them even managed to get a Hat trick!  Tuesday was a day like no other, during the middle of the day it started pouring cats and dogs.  However, we were able to overcome the rain by gathering around in the shelter and singing wonderful cheers which each group participated in. We even held a dance off battle among the counselors and the campers we loudly cheering us on!  Thursday was another great day!  During late night we had a scavenger hunt.  We had to find our missing counselor!  The campers had so much fun.  Lastly, after some more activities like making a ocean out of a bottle and playing under the sea tag we all gathered around and ate dinner on the Unit 1 field.  On Friday, we all had Shabbat as a camp and even got to go swimming in the afternoon!  Group 11 had such a great week and we’re really looking forward to the next one!

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

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

Group 10 Blog-Week 1B

After a short break, the Silly Seahorses came back with full energy to camp to enjoy more fun and interesting activities. On Monday, the Silly Seahorses started the day with active fun station, where the whole group got to play the game “Keep Away”. After swim and enjoying delicious macaroni and cheese with broccoli, the Silly Seahorses headed to play soccer. The Silly Seahorses were able to score three goals!!! In ceramics, the Silly Seahorses made their own swans and got to learn technique of “scratch to attach.”  We also enjoyed some obstacle courses at Pop Fit Kids. On Tuesday, the Silly Seahorses had tennis, followed by nature where we went on an adventure to discover our campgrounds and learn about different trees and insects that live in them. Yoga was so much fun because everyone was able to enjoy it and demonstrate their own yoga poses. We all left camp with excitement for Fourth of July and couldn’t wait to be back for more fun activities! On Thursday, the Silly Seahorses started with basketball, and our group learned and practiced their dribbling skills. Next stop on out journey was Jewelry Making! Yay! We got to make our own necklaces and come up with stories behind them. Jewish music was very entertaining because we got to play a game, learn some songs for Shabbat and get to play some drums. After free swim and delicious snack, we went for another swim because it was our first late night of the summer. After swim we had a rotation of activities where we got to make our own oceans, participate in a scavenger hunt to find our missing counselor, and play games such as Undersea Baseball!   We then had a delicious dinner with our dear friends on the Unit 1 field and a fun bus ride home. On Friday, we enjoyed a whole-camp Shabbat where the Silly Seahorses enjoyed some music, challah, and grape juice! We all left camp with excitement to be back on Monday to enjoy and try more activities!

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

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

 

Group 9 Blog-Week 1B

Group 9 started off their second week at camp Yomi with a big splash!! The Swimming Sea Dragons showed just as much enthusiasm as they did last week. They always have a warm welcome in the morning by talking to the new friends that they have made, as well as all of us playing games in the grass together. Despite the hot sun, The Swimming Sea Dragons continued to beat the odds not letting the heat stop them. Showing so much energy through this amazing week. We made the most of this week especially during Tuesday. The day was searing hot but we still managed to do our activities. One of the activities was Pop Fit Kids, where we would go through a series of mini obstacle courses and show off our strength! Then, we enjoyed jamming out in music with Nelson, where we played all sorts of instruments and sang many songs. And to end the day it began to rain, but did that stop us? Of course not! We kept up our positive energy by singing cheers as loud as we could in our shelter, while the rain passed. On Thursday after coming back from our one day break we enjoyed doing our low ropes course. We got to climb across a giant log and walk along a tightrope. After that we went to our jewelry making class and the campers and counselor made some amazing bracelets! We then ended our day with our first late night!  We got to go on a scavenger hunt for our missing counselor and make oceans!  We also got to act like sea creatures and play under the sea themed games!  We ended our late night off by eating some amazing food and cheering all the way on the bus home.  We had such a great week and we’re looking forward to the next one!

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

 The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

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

Group 8 Blog-Week 1B

The second week of camp was a huge success for the Super Starfish! On Monday, we started off with the daring activity of the Flying Squirrel, where campers faced their fear of heights and had a great time! We also played a competitive game of Gaga, and made some stylish jewelry! On Tuesday, the Super Starfish played a fun game of baseball and learned to balance feathers on their fingers during Circus Arts. The group got very artsy when drawing their own self portraits in arts & crafts. Thursday, the group very much enjoyed a game of basketball, some photography lessons, and also a fun game of soccer as well!  Thursday was our late night, and we got to have an extra free swim, make oceans, and play under the sea games! Campers enjoyed a nice picnic on the field and a cheer-off to end our special day.  On Friday, we all enjoyed Shabbat as a camp and then got to swim to round out the week!  We hope all our group 8 friends have an awesome weekend, and we’re so excited for next week!

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans! 

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

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

Group 7 Blog-Week 1B

The Golden Guppies had a glorious second week together at Camp Yomi! We started our week off with a camp favorite, the flying squirrel. Our campers soared high and wide and truly showcased all their camp spirit cheering their fellow group mates on. On Tuesday we swam into the start of Instructional swim and it became clear that we really do have amazing little guppies in the water. After we took our time apart to celebrate the Fourth Of July we regrouped on Thursday for our first l late night in Unit 1! We embarked on under the sea themed activities, such as making oceans and playing “under the sea” baseball, and even got to indulge in a dinner together on the Unit 1 Field. On Friday we all got to celebrate Shabbat together, as a camp! The spirit of Group 7 only seems to grow with each day that passes we really are creating friendships that last a lifetime.

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

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

 

Group 6 Blog-Week 1B

For their second week of camp the Jolly Jellyfish did even more new activities! We started off the week with basketball where we learned the fundamentals of passing and dribbling. With our skills sharpened, we can’t wait to play again next week. On Tuesday the Jolly Jellyfish had their very first arts and crafts session. Using oil pastels we drew scenery of nature and everyone had so many great ideas! From pigeons to trees to birds, there was so much to draw and endless possibilities! July 4th made us miss one day of camp but gave us so many stories to share on Thursday. Many of us celebrated with family and watched the fireworks live! On Thursday,  we took so many cool and silly photos during our scavenger hunt in Photography. Using digital cameras we captured birds eye and worm’s eye views of our friends, trees, buildings, and sneakily captured some counselors off guard! Our Thursday was jam packed as we had our very first Late Night and got to have an extra free swim that was arguably the most fun so far.  We also got to make oceans and play undersea baseball! On Friday, we got to celebrate Shabbat with the entire camp!  We had so much fun this week and we’re looking forward to the next one!

 

Hey All You Yomi Fans!

The swim team is so excited to dive into summer, and into the pool! We’ve had so much fun at the pool already; we can tell it’s going to be a super sunny and sensational summer at Camp!

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

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

 

Blog: Group 4, Week 1B

Swim:

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 4 Blog:

The Rockin’ Raindrops had such a fun, busy week! We started the week running the bases in Baseball and then cooled off in the pool. Then, we meditated in Yoga under the refreshing shade of the “Yoga Tree”. In Arts & Crafts we got creative making self portraits and then we made special Red, White and Blue yogurt parfaits in Cooking to celebrate the Fourth of July! When we got back to camp on Thursday, we were so excited to get two turns on the mini zipline! The day got better as we had our Unit K Late Night, where we had a wonderful time making kites and completing a special Outer Space Obstacle Course. On Friday, we ended the week with a special camp-wide Shabbat and had so much fun jamming out to the Shabbatones with our counselors and friends.

Blog: Group 3, Week 1B

Swim:

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 3 Blog:

The Astro Aliens blasted into this week of camp with loads of laughter at Circus Arts, as we balanced peacock feathers on our chins and twirled ribbons! We zoomed into Gymnastics on Tuesday, mastering our tumbling skills and tuck jumps. After an awesome soccer battle on Thursday, we fought off the heat with an extra refreshing trip to the pool! We all enjoyed have extra special time up at camp and loved the delicious hamburgers and hot dogs at the Unit K BBQ. During the late night we got into our unit theme, “Up in the Air”, as we flew around the planets with our rocket ships at the Outer Space Obstacle Course and got to fly our very own kites! We didn’t let the rain get us down on Friday, as we all got to enjoy a very special camp-wide Shabbat. Tune in next week to see what adventures the Astro Aliens go on next!

 

Blog: Group 2, Week 1B

Swim:

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 2 Blog:

The Shining Stars were glowing so bright as we zoomed into this week at camp! On Monday, we put our wings on and went on a fierce pollen hunt trying to catch as many pom-poms on the ground. We started off at Starter Golf, where we learned how to hit the bullseye and then cooled down in the pool where we started learning how to swim! We brought out our amazing musical talents at Music with Nelson and later we watched ourselves “disappear” into the background during Filmmaking with the cool green screen. On Tuesday, we got to make our own paper plate birds and practice hitting the ball in Tennis. We had a fun filled rest of the day when we learned the rules of Ga-Ga and tried out the exciting low ropes course. On Thursday we kicked off the day with Ceramics, where we made adorable turtles. We then had a blast jumping on the trampoline in gymnastics. It was a very special night on Thursday as we got to stay up at camp and have extra time at swim, fly our very own kites, and zoom to the moon and back in the outer space obstacle course! Friday was so exciting because we got to have a camp-wide Shabbat and we had so much fun jamming away to the Shabbatones. We cannot wait to see what fun next week brings!

Blog: Group 1, Week 1B

Swim:

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 1 Blog:

The Happy Hot Air Balloons flew into this week with a lot of energy! On Monday, we learned so many fun songs during Music with Nelson and then hit amazing volleys over the net at Tennis. On Tuesday, Group 1 had Pop Fit Kids, where we got to show off our jumping and running skills. At Ceramics, we made beautiful pinch pot turtles and then got to decorate them so that they will be a shiny green! When we got back to camp after the Fourth of July, Group 1 had an action packed day on Thursday. We started the day by learning how to hit the target at golf and then we had fun decorating star cookies with lots of frosting at Cooking! The incredible “Up in the Air” late night in Unit K began with an exciting third swim after snack! Then, the Happy Hot Air Balloons made kites and participated in an outer space obstacle course before eating a delicious dinner. On Friday, we had a very special Shabbat with the whole camp! Everyone enjoyed hearing their favorite Shabbat songs performed by the Shabbatones. We are so excited for what fun next week has to bring!

Week 1B Blog – Group 28

It’s been a busy week for Group 28, the Railroad Runners! On Monday, we made beautiful self-portraits in arts and crafts before swimming in the nice cool pool. We then headed off to the various Yomi-lectives, a camper favorite. Tuesday marked the first day of instructional swim, and we have quickly gotten into the groove and are enjoying our swim lessons. The afternoon was interesting as an unexpected thunderstorm led to a change plans away from the high ropes. Thankfully, Group 28 took this change in stride and helped keep the unit’s energy alive by drawing pictures, perfecting lanyard stitches, and most importantly cheering as loudly as we can. We took a break for the Fourth of July but came back on Thursday with renewed spirits to play sand Newcomb in the morning, swim throughout the day, learn how to be professional actors and actresses in filmmaking, and end the day at their Yomi-lectives. As we approach the end of the week, we are excited about weekly Shabbat and camper awards. It’s been a busy week, but the Railroad Runners are always ready to go with a smile on their faces! Stay tuned for next week’s blog!

 

It has been such a hot summer so far and 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, and Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and 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 1B Blog – Group 27

The Liberty Ballers had a great second week of camp, starting with Krav Maga and Soccer. Group 27 began instructional swim, along with all of Unit 3. And during free swim some splashed their way to the water slide. In the kitchen, we whipped together red, white, and blue yogurt parfaits to celebrate the 4th of July. Group 27 learned how hit balls on the Tennis court, and in the gaga pit. We flipped our way through gymnastics and made turtles in Ceramics. We are so excited to see what next week brings the Liberty Ballers. 

 

It has been such a hot summer so far and 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, and Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and 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 1B Blog – Group 26

The Terrific Taxis zoomed into their second week of camp! We started our week of in gardening where we all grew some green thumbs and learned all about the incredible plants Yomi has to offer. From there, we headed to swim where we splashed and played! We wished we could stay there all day, but we headed to gymnastics where we had a ball doing an obstacle course. We ended our day with our very fun electives and went home with smiles stuck to our faces! We started off Tuesday with nature where we learned all about the trees on our beautiful campgrounds. Then, swim came around again and the taxis suddenly grew some gills! After that, we had a great lunch and then went to arts and crafts where the taxis made some incredible self portraits. And, when the rain came around, we still had a ball in the shelter making lanyard, drawing and cheering! We ended our day with smiles as we headed to our buses. On Wednesday, we missed Camp, but were happy to celebrate July fourth! On Thursday, we bounced back to camp with zeal! We started off our day with ceramics where we made either a turtle or a dinosaur! They looked so good and we had a whole lot of fun! Then, we headed to swim where we had a ball, as always. We then had Jewish culture where we learned a new song and heard a great story! We ended our day with our incredible Yomi electives and went home excited for the next day of Camp. On Friday, we started off with a camp wide Shabbat and had a whole ton of fun! We all danced and sang and, also celebrated our incredible second week at camp. We went home with smiles glued to our faces and incredibly excited for the next week of camp. We hope that you all have an incredible weekend and we’ll see you next week!

 

It has been such a hot summer so far and 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, and Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and 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 1B Blog – Group 25

Wow! What an awesome week at Camp Yomi Group 25 has had! On Monday, we started off the week right with some relaxing yoga first thing in the morning. From there, we jumped straight into free swim. After lunch, the kids played a mean game of ga-ga then headed straight to lice checks. We were relieved to discover that everyone was louse free! We finished off the day with Yomi-lectives where the campers got to focus on what they love the most. Tuesday began with the ever-delightful circus arts. It was incredible! After watching the kids effortlessly balance feathers on their fingers (and some even on their noses), I think we’re ready for Cirque du Soleil. After this we had out first ever (drumroll please…) instructional swim! From tadpoles to dolphins, all of the kids thrived! We followed this up with an intense game of baseball. Despite the heat, each camper batted and caught like they were Babe Ruth. After that, we were lucky to have an great free swim period before a dramatic thunderstorm began. We were thrown into a bit of chaos by the tumultuous weather but the campers followed directions super well and we made the best of a difficult situation. We quickly learned that there’s nothing a good game of quackadilioso can’t fix! After a refreshing Fourth of July, the campers arrived at Yomi ready to dive right into painting and drawing where they designed their very own symmetrical robots. The imaginary battles that ensued were epic to say the least. After all the drawing excitement, we had our second instructional swim in which the campers really began to get the hang of the lifeguards’ lessons. Then came a quick lunch break followed by some awesome basketball shooting. The kids did layups like it was the NBA! Free swim was especially exciting on Thursday because it was the first day that the slide was open. Those campers with red bracelets got to zoom down the slide, while those of us in the swim block cheered them on and continued to play our usual games. Then came Yomi-lectives! The kids further honed their hobbies and passions. On Friday, all of camp Yomi Unit 3 gathered for a wonderful Shabbat featuring live music and (of course) more snacks! We ended the week with a free swim period. We were sad to see each other go for the weekend, but couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming week!

 

It has been such a hot summer so far and 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, and Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and 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 1B Blog – Group 24

Hey group 24!!! Us campers and counselors had a terrific first (almost full) week at camp Yomi this week. We started of the week calmly with some painting and drawing where all the campers drew some really cool robots. After swim, we had a silly and fun time at circus arts and ended off the day with yomi-lectives. On Tuesday, we started off strong with lacrosse where everyone showed off their amazing skills of throwing and catching the ball. We moved onto the climbing tower, the most exciting activity by far. We hoped to end off the day with some games of tennis and soccer, but the rain unfortunately stopped us. After our day off for the Fourth of July, we resumed camp with Zumba, which was so exciting and fun for all the campers and counselors as well. We later experienced an incredible adventure in nature, and then ended off the day with yomi-lectives once again. Unfortunately because of the rain on Friday we weren’t able to spend much time at the campgrounds as we hoped to, but we still had a great time nonetheless as we had a camp wide Shabbat! We can’t wait for even more fun next week. That’s all for now, Empire State Timbs signing off!!

 

It has been such a hot summer so far and 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, and Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and 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 1B Blog – Group 23

Group 23’s second week of Camp was full of fun and spirit!  Throughout the week we kept up the energy by doing cheers and participating in exciting activities.  We began our instructional swim sessions, learning new strokes and skills that we could use during free swim.  We then played competitive games of soccer, gaga, and baseball, cheering on our teammates and doing our best.  Even though a thunderstorm swept Camp right before the holiday, we stayed in our unit shelter and drew picture books and learned new lanyard stitches.  We picked the week right back up in LEGO robotics, where we learned how to code sequences to control our robots’ actions.  We continued with Yomi-lectives and cheer offs, and although our week ended in rain, Group 23 knew just how to keep up our enthusiasm and continue the fun.  We hope everyone has had a great Fourth of July as we look forward to our upcoming parent night!

 

It has been such a hot summer so far and 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, and Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and 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 1B Blog – Group 22

It has been an amazing week filled with fun and laughter for our group 22 superstars! We kicked it off on Monday with a rousing game of baseball with so many homeruns we thought we were at a Yankee game! From there, we jumped right into free swim, of which we had two periods and double time to play Sharks And Minnows and Stuck In The Mud. We then made our way to jewelry making, where we honored Independence Day by creating beautiful red, white, and blue jewelry. We finished the day with an hour of Yomi-lectives, where the kids explored their passions and let their talents shine. We had a sweet start to Tuesday, which we happily shared with our friends at Tova during cooking. Afterwards, we had our first instructional swim, which was super exciting and rewarding. We can see improvement already! We continued the day with coding, where our crafty campers defeated 12 levels of Minecraft coding with ease. After free swim, we had a relaxing period of Krav Maga, where the kids handled the foreboding storm clouds wonderfully. Although we were caught in a storm towards the end of the period, there’s nothing like a great game of Follow The Leader to make a rainy day feel bright. We hope you had a lovely 4th of July off, which we followed up with a relaxing morning in the garden tasting mint and learning about herbs and spices on Thursday. We then headed off to another productive instructional swim period, where we worked on our strokes and even had time for games after the lesson. We were able to unwind after the excitement of swim and lunch with a period of yoga, where we learned all sorts of cool poses like downward dog and tree. Free swim brought the opening of the slide and a very fun game of freeze tag. With tons of rain in the cards for Friday, we remained positive and had tons of fun playing indoor games and activities until it subsided. We continued our normal scheduled Shabbat service, where we had a blast singing our hearts out and left camp with yet another fantastic week behind us, and looking forward to the amazing weeks to come.

 

It has been such a hot summer so far and 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, and Guppy

Orange: Tadpole, Minnow, and Goldfish

Red: Catfish, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Shark, and 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

Unit 4 Overnight!

July 2018

Dear Unit 4 Families,

One of our most popular events at Camp Yomi is the OVERNIGHT and we have great news… the first Unit 4 Overnight is just around the corner! Your camper’s OVERNIGHT will take place on Thursday, July 12. We will enjoy the pool all to ourselves for an extra swim in the late afternoon.  Our special day will continue into the early evening with fun-filled activities, a Kosher barbecue dinner and s’mores with songs by a campfire. Our fun continues the next morning with an additional swim! Breakfast the next morning is also provided, along with lunch on Friday. Campers return home the next day at the normal bus site and scheduled time.

Overnight programming is an optional activity, though well over 90% of our campers choose to participate. There is no need to call if your child will be joining us; however, please notify your child’s Unit Supervisor (Maddy) by Wednesday, July 11th at 5pm if your child wishes to return to your usual drop-off site at the regular time (5:00pm) on Thursday.You can reach Maddy at yomi4@92y.org

What to bring on the overnight (we recommend sending everything in a duffle bag or a second backpack (wheeled suitcases are not ideal for the campgrounds terrain):

Sleeping Bag (Required)
Toiletries
Insect Repellent
Pajamas
Long Sleeve Shirt & Long Pants
Change of clothes for the next day, including swimsuits for 3 Thursday and 3 Friday swims
Rain gear (optional)
Flashlight
Your enthusiasm for a great night with camp friends J
DO NOT send electronics, including cell phones, or CANDY

If your child takes medication that needs to be administered to your child while on the overnight, you should give the medication to your child’s bus counselor Thursday morning. Please include written authorization from the parent/guardian along with the name of the medication, condition for which the medication is being used, the required dosage and frequency with which it is to be dispensed. All medication must be in the original prescription container.

If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance prior to this event, please contact the camp office at (212) 415-5643 ext.2 or email Maddy at yomi4@92y.org .

Sincerely,​​​​

Ivy Manheim​​         ​​  Monica Brandwein ​​                   Maddy Weinfeld

Camp Yomi Director​​  Programming Director​​     Camp Yomi Unit 4 Supervisor

 

Unit 3 & 4 Parent Night

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 10 we will be hosting our Units 3 and 4 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic).Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 10 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units K, 1 or 2 or from another 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to get their name on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 11th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Jeremy (Unit 3 Supervisor) yomi3@92y.org or Maddy (Unit 4 Supervisor) at yomi4@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 12.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park in lot.

Unit 3 & 4 Parent Night

July 2018

Dear Camp Yomi Parents,

On Tuesday, July 10 we will be hosting our Units 3 and 4 Family Visiting Evening at camp.  Visiting Evening is always special as it is an opportunity to meet your child’s counselors, join the group for an activity period and find out what has made Camp Yomi such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Please bring a picnic dinner. We will provide a cold drink and dessert.

All visitors traveling by our Academy Buses should assemble on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (around the corner from the 92nd Street Y) between 3:45pm and 4:00pm.  We will begin the boarding process at 3:50pm and our last bus will depart from 3rd Avenue at 4:05pm. Parent buses will depart from the Campgrounds beginning at 6:45pm.  If you are driving you should plan to arrive at 5:00pm (the drive is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in light traffic).Please be aware if you arrive before 5:00pm, you will need to wait in the parking lot as campers and staff will still be preparing for your arrival. Directions to the campgrounds are included below.

Please respond to this e-mail or e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let us know if you’ll be joining us this evening and if your camper should remain at camp. Please include your child’s name, unit, and your plans for July 10 in the e-mail. If you have another child from Units K, 1 or 2 or from another 92nd Street Y Camp this summer that you would like to have stay with their sibling, please e-mail campmail@92Y.org and let them know. If you are driving, please bring a photo ID to get into the campgrounds. If someone other than you or your child’s legal guardian will be attending, please email their name to get their name on the security list.

As an alternative, your child can return at the regular time to their usual bus stop, just email campmail@92Y.org to let us know. Please email us by Monday, July 11th at 5:00pm.  If your situation changes between the time that you contact us and the event, please inform your camper’s Unit Supervisor at 212.415.5643 regarding the changes.

If you have any questions concerning visiting evening, please feel free to contact us at the Camp Office at 212.415.5573 or e-mail Jeremy (Unit 3 Supervisor) yomi3@92y.org or Maddy (Unit 4 Supervisor) at yomi4@92y.org. We look forward to seeing you at the campgrounds on Tuesday, July 12.

Sincerely,

Ivy Manheim

Director, Camp Yomi

Directions from New York City to Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds:

-Take Upper Level of GW Bridge.

-Get on the Palisades Parkway (stay right immediately on other side of GW Bridge).

-Take Palisades Parkway to Exit 7 Townline Road and make a LEFT onto Townline.

-Proceed to stop sign and make a RIGHT at the stop sign onto Sickletown Road.

-Take Sickletown Road for about 1.5 miles (you will go under a one-lane stone bridge) until you see a sign on the right for “HENRY KAUFMANN CAMPGROUNDS, MILDRED GOETZ SITE”

-Make a right up the driveway and park in lot.

Group 34 Blog

Week Six
Group 34 enjoyed yet another jam-packed week filled with exciting activities and new experiences! Beginning our week off, the campers enjoyed another period of Sports Club, this week’s sport was Basketball, which many of them were a fan of! The campers played several rounds of knock-out while also running drills, making their time on the court both fun and very fast-paced! On Tuesday, the campers enjoyed another period of Baseball, where they followed the directions of their coach and counselors to play a couple of intense innings. It was evident that the campers used the skills that they’ve learned throughout the summer to their advantage, with many of them scoring home-runs for their team! On Wednesday, we had our second Carnival Day of the summer. The campers spent their day visiting booths such as Pin the Tail, Cheetah Race, Face Paint, Glitter Tattoos, a Safari Photo-Booth, and other Safari-themed activities. Afterwards, the campers made their way to the other side of camp, where they enjoyed Carnival rides such as a disco-bouncy castle and a dunk-tank! Cotton candy, popcorn, and flavored ice-cones were offered as well! On Thursday, group 34 enjoyed another period of Newcomb/Volleyball,  where the campers enjoyed a different version of Newcomb known as Revenge Newcomb, which is when the person from the opposing team gets a player out, that player who gets out can come back into the game as soon as the opposing player gets out. Ending the second to last week of camp, we couldn’t be more excited to see how our last week of camp will be spent! We wish you and your family an amazing weekend.

Week Five
This week, Group 34 spent their 6th week at camp enjoying numerous activities and events that left the campers wanting more, leaving them excited for their next week at camp! On Monday, the campers enjoyed playing Lacrosse for the first time this summer. Being introduced to the exciting, fast-paced sport of Lacrosse meant being open to new experiences and challenges, which every camper handled amazingly well! On Tuesday, the campers enjoyed Baseball, a sport they’ve become to know and really love throughout this summer. On Wednesday, we had our annual Yomi Idol! The campers had numerous practices leading up to Yomi Idol, which involved, with the help of us (their counselors!), the opportunity to choreograph a dance routine to the song, Getcha’ Head in the Game, from the movie, High School Musical! Every camper was ecstatic to have a role in deciding how their dance would be performed on the day of Yomi Idol, and each camper handled the pressure of performing in front of their entire Unit very well, placing in 3rd overall! On Thursday, the campers enjoyed another opportunity at Lego Robotics, where they used computer coding to program a robot to move forward and backward, display certain sounds, such as a dog barking, and other interesting programming techniques. On Friday, with the return of the campers who hadn’t stayed for the Unit 4 Overnight on Thursday, were welcomed back with a game of Silent Disco! This involved campers and counselors all wearing headphones that played different channels of songs, displaying a shelter filled with laughter, joy and a whole lot of dancing! We couldn’t be more excited for week 7 to begin, and we wish you and your family an amazing weekend.

Week Four
As the amazing Ringleaders start reaching towards the end of camp, this week in particular was quite interesting. Despite all of the weather changes, group 34 has managed to still bring all of their energy to camp. Group 35 had an amazing time during sports club which was tennis this week. Everyone was practicing their volleys and aces. Group 34 had their own World Cup at camp yomi at soccer. The scores were tied up for 3 minutes and ended in an spectacular 8-8. Floor hockey was very interesting with all campers versus their counselors and even the instructor. Final score was 10-6 with the campers taking the victory. The rainy days usually bring people down but with group 34 was just another day at camp with having indoor activities such as doing lanyard, hosting a battleship competition and drawing and coloring. And finally this week wacky Wednesday theme was yomi bear’s birthday bash. We starting off with going to a hotel for the wacky Wednesday entertainer who were Djs. They played music that the campers absolutely adored. Everyone was dancing and having a good time. Than a limbo line started and everyone began to go under. Yomi bear finally made an appearance at his birthday bash. He even hopped onto the limbo line and did a round for all his friends. Group 34 has made the most for this week at camp.

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
This week, Group 34 enjoyed another week at camp filled with awesome and exciting activities, both new and old! On Monday, the campers tried their hand at Tennis for the first time this summer! The campers took turns volleying tennis balls over the net while running drills at high-speed, never letting up, even when things got difficult. Each camper pushed themselves to the best of their abilities, encouraging their friends along the way! On Tuesday, the campers begun their day with Krav Maga. Originating in Israel, Krav Maga is a style of military self-defense that utilizes techniques such as boxing, wrestling, judo, and karate. Although this activity required a great deal of physical contact, the campers respected one another’s boundaries and had a fun, energetic time while doing so. On Wednesday, the campers participated in another Wacky Wednesday! This week’s theme was Carnival Day, which consisted of booths, rides, and concession stands that had carnival foods such as popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones! While the food was definitely a fan-favorite among the campers, the sack races and face-paint were just a few of the memorable activities Carnival Day had to offer. On Thursday, the campers tried another new activity, Kickball! These campers combined their skills from Soccer and Baseball to play Kickball to the best of their abilities, making for an all-around awesome time. This week was spent participating in new and exciting activities, and we’re hoping that next week outshines the amount of fun that this week had to offer. We wish you and your family an amazing weekend!

Week Two
group 34 has successfully went through the most amazing activities such as riding the famous zip line camp Yomi has to offer. All of the campers were superstars during baseball with an amazing final score 7-7. Floor hockey has now become one of the most hyper and very active game group 34 has faced yet. The games are at high paste and the stakes are up for both the yellow and red team. Frisbees was very relaxing with all the campers and counselors playing catch and creating games for the perfect catch. Also we cannot forget about swim. Group 34 is one of the best teams when it comes to pool beach ball. The competition is up and the adrenaline is pumping for both poolside teams. And finally, the biggest day this week has offered was our first wacky Wednesday. The theme was story book day. Each camper may dress up as their favorite story book character for any of their favorite novels. We have seen many harry potters , the cat in the hat, and Disney princesses and queens.

 

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

This week, Group 34 participated in many active and exciting activities! Starting our week off right, Monday morning began with Jewelery-Making, where campers weaved 4th of July themed bracelets and necklaces. In the afternoon, Group 34 made their way to the nearby lake, where they experienced boating for the first time this summer. Each boat made it necessary for two campers to be in the front pedaling,  resulting in every camper displaying excellent teamwork. On Tuesday, the campers took a nature walk around the baseball diamond and by the swimming pool, finding tree rings and (at a distance) poison ivy along the way! Taking Wednesday off for 4th of July, we came back to camp on Thursday full of energy and excitement. After lunch, Group 34 enjoyed their first encounter with Circus-Arts! The campers practiced using stilts, balancing a feather on one finger, juggling, and many more circus-related activities, with lots of funny jokes told throughout the period. Later in the day during free-swim, the counselors and campers all played an exciting game of pool volleyball! As we look forward to next week, we’re wishing you and your family an amazing weekend!

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 34 had an awesome, fun-filled first week! Starting our week off, on Wednesday group 34 enjoyed the ins and outs of filming-making by learning how to use a green screen. Each camper then had the opportunity to use the green screen to mime an activity in their own way, making for some very funny performances! We then set off for instructional swim, where our campers were swim tested. Through the rain splattered water, each camper swam very well, showcasing their amazing swimming capabilities. We finished the day off with an energetic game of Gaga, where our campers played several rounds, displaying their competitive nature. They were so engrossed in their game that they didn’t even realize that it was time to go! Time goes by quickly at camp, all because of the fun games and activities we have here at camp Yomi. On Thursday, our campers tested their aim at archery with each camper performing impressively well, following all of the instructions and safety measures. They finished the day off with a resounding soccer scrimmage, both teams displaying great sportsmanship and teamwork. As the week draws to a close, we couldn’t be more excited to begin the next one! We wish you and your families a great weekend.

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!

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!

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
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!

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
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!

Group 31 Blog

Week Six
This week was a total blast for the Soaring Falcons as we conquered the high ropes, swung our way through tennis, jumped our way through gymnastics, and had so much fun at our last Carnival for the summer! We even had a group pet caterpillar for a while named Beast! Even though there is only one week left of camp, we want this summer to last forever. We have created and cherished a countless number of great times and memories that will last a lifetime!

Week Five
This week was packed with so many awesome activities, and some not so awesome rain, but we still managed to have fun. On Monday, the Soaring Falcons got to help paint the brand new mural on the arts and crafts building. Our brightly painted fruits and vegetables will live on forever in Yomi history! On Tuesday, we had music with Nelson, where we all became incredible songwriters. Then we had a practice session for our upcoming performance of This Is Me. The group worked so well together that the next day we won the Yomi Bear award for our super spirit! On Thursday we got to experience our second overnight, and once again we missed some of our friends who got to sleep in their nice warm beds. We watched Coco, ate s’mores, and had a silent disco! We loved the silent disco so much that we had another one for everyone on Friday!

Week Four
We kicked the week off with some showers on Monday, so we stayed in the shelter and had music with Nelson. We got to sing and cheer along to all of Unit 4’s favorite songs and played some games. The rain then went away and we ended the day with some ceramics. Then on Tuesday we kicked the day off with our filmmaking class, bringing out cinematic dreams to life. On Wednesday we danced the rain away with yomi bear and friends in the hotel to stay dry from the rain. We wrapped our day up with making slime in the unit shelter. We made slime from using eye drops, baking soda, and glue. Then on Thursday we wrapped the week up with yomi idol preparation. Our yomi idol song of choice will be This is Me from the movie “The Greatest Showman”. Stay tuned for The Soaring Falcons yomi idol performance 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
This week was a total blast for the Soaring Falcons as we kicked it off with soccer on Monday. Then we had baseball, followed up by the awesome Carnival where we went in the bouncy house, and munched on cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones! Brrrrrr!! After that, we made awesome necklaces at Jewelry making and ended the week with a flight down the zip line. Although the summer is almost halfway done, there are many more fun filled weeks to come for the Soaring Falcons!


Week Two
This week was filled with lots of first, the main one being the first full week of camp. It was tons of fun, with activities like basketball, ceramics, gymnastics, and many more!
There was the first Wacky Wednesday, whose theme was Story Book, which made for lots of cool costumes and a game show event after lunch. Later that day, we won the story book scavenger hunt by being the first group to find all of the parts of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
On Thursday was the much awaited first overnight. We missed some of our friends who went home early, but we’re sure they were cozy in their nice warm beds. Those of us who stayed at camp had an awesome time finding every color in color chase, roasting marshmallows, and telling some both spooky and funny stories by the campfire. Then on Friday, we all rose bright and early to go for an extra swim.
All these firsts have us looking forward to every second, third, and fourth for the coming Summer!

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
This week at camp was a blast as we kicked the week off with our first instructional swim sessions. Then on Tuesday we played baseball hitting home runs in the early morning and wrapping the day up with our Yomi-Lectives. Although it rained and thundered during Yomi-Lectives, our Soaring Falcons kept good spirits in the Unit 4 shelter cheering their loudest. After the Fourth of July, our Soaring Falcons began the day with awesome Yoga in the morning and finished the day with a Zumba class to dance away the day.

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

Our first day at camp was a total blast as we splashed our way in the pool! Even in the rain! Then we climbed all the way up to some fun on the rock wall. Then on Thursday, we kicked off an awesome week at camp by playing Gaga, and ending the day with all of our superstar campers scoring big in soccer! This is however just the beginning to the best summer ever at Camp Yomi as Group 31, the Soaring Falcons!

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.

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
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

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 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!

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!

Group 15 Blog, Week 1

This week group 15, the “Valiant Voyagers,” traveled around camp to some awesome activities! We started our week off with gardening, where we learned about plants and vegetables like celery and onions. Then we flew around on the flying squirrel and had a blast! Charles and Max went super high and Leila was able to face her fear of heights and get on as well; she ended up having so much fun! Next we made our way to painting and drawing after lunch and made drawings of what’s above and below ground. We drew roots, trees, and lava! We had campers like Lydea who were great at helping clean up every time we were at our table. Throughout the week we splashed around in the pool. Aiden, Madeline, and Nora played with beach balls and were thrilled by the refreshing water at the end of each hot day. At soccer, Syler, Jacob, and Eric played hard and scored impressive goals and even made stupendous saves. Sienna and Adam helped demonstrate at Circus arts; Adam did great on the Chinese yo-yo; and Sienna balanced a spinning plate on a stick with one foot up! Later at archery, our very own Isabella scored a bullseye! Zumba was a blast and Allison impressed us all with her great moves. At nature, Maya helped find a lot of bugs and seeds! We had a great time this week at Camp Yomi and we cannot wait until next week!

Group 16 Blog, Week 1

The first week of camp was a load of fun for Group 16, the “Superstar Sailors”! Getting into the swing of things and getting to know each other was easy-peasy for superstars like us. First, we ran our way over to soccer where we played our hearts out in a competitive match; which ended in two swift goals from the red jersey team. Next up, we sat down to enjoy a delicious shabbat feast of grape juice and challah while listening to songs performed on stage. Shortly thereafter, we hopped and bopped our way over to pop fit kids, where we mastered red light green light one two three and fit fit run (duck duck goose). After lunch we dribbled our way over to basketball, and made buckets with coach Dion; plus, we picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. Finally, to top off a hot day, we jumped into the pool with a big refreshing splash, where we played all sorts of games with the counselors while taking our swim tests to find out what bracelet color we were. Sadly, week one is over, but we can’t wait to return well-rested and ready for all the excitement in week two!

Group 14 Blog, Week 1

The Extraordinary Explorers launched into the first week of camp with enormous enthusiasm. The first day was fun packed with lots of games, including many that helped us get to know all of Group 14s awesome new friends! One of them was the fun name game where all of the campers did a dance and said their names, but it was also challenging because you not only had to repeat and remember all the names of every camper in the group! This fun game, with just a touch of difficulty, made sure that counselors and kids alike learned each other’s names in no time. Next, we had a fun first couple of activates, Nature and Improv. At Nature we learned about all the cool maple trees and mushrooms and other parts of nature on our beautiful campgrounds. As the kids marveled at the trees above, you would have thought they were under a spell. Later, we had a delicious lunch of chicken fries and string beans. And at the end of the day, we went swimming everyone was tested and everyone also had a fun time with the pool beach balls. Later that week we enjoyed even more activities and, although there was rain, it didn’t stand a chance against the fun we were having! The Extraordinary Explores had an amazing first week and can’t wait for those to come!

Group 12 Blog, Week 1

The Silly Sightseers had a super first week of camp! Our days were filled with fun and teamwork! Starting on wondrous Wednesday, the Silly Sightseers had a chance to show off their bold baseball skills! Later, coding was a fantastically fun way for the campers to use their insightful brains to crack the clues of the Minecraft game. At our nature activity, the campers successfully studied the different kinds of trees that live with us on our campgrounds! Shortly thereafter, Thursday rolled around during which the campers got to explore the symbolic, meaningful messages locked away in art in Arts & Crafts. They also got a chance to draw their very own self-portraits, and the counselors marveled at the diversity of artistic choices they made. Later at Archery, they were taught how to successfully shoot a bow and arrow! All of the days ended with a splash, as campers eagerly rushed over to swim, where campers and counselors alike played games fun water games! The Silly Sighters can’t wait to see what next week has in store!