July 20, 2018 / 8 Av 5778 
  Kol Ramah, Week 4
L'hitraot First Session Campers
We said goodbye to our first session campers this afternoon. We will miss you! We are incredibly grateful to have watched your children become more confident swimmers, skilled athletes, strong climbers, imaginative artists, and generous mitzvah-doers. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to seeing you back on the migrash for Kayitz 2019!

We are excited to welcome our second session campers on Monday as we continue our s ummer of fun, friendship, and growth.
 
Gifts in Honor of your Child(ren)'s Counselors
If you would like to acknowledge your child(ren)'s counselors or other staff members in a meaningful way, please consider a donation in their honor to Ramah Day Camp in Nyack.

Staff members will receive beautiful Rosh Hashanah e-cards containing the names of campers and families who recognized their work. 
To donate, please click on the link below. Todah rabah!
Important Dates
Session Extensions
If you plan on extending your child's stay, you can request an extension by filling out this form . Space is limited, so we would love to hear from you as soon as possible. 
General Camp News
Kids in the Kitchen
Our campers love to be creative in the kitchen. Throughout the summer we explore a variety of recipes that are accessible to our campers. Through our bishul program each camper has the opportunity to practice measuring, safe cutting techniques, Hebrew words and phrases, and even a touch of math! Some of our favorite recipes include Israeli salad, chunky hummus, banana muffins, and snickerdoodle cookies. Next week we will make our own homemade pickles! We modify all of our recipes to accommodate food allergies allowing all of our campers to gain an appreciation for fresh food that they prepare with their own hands. Not only do we enjoy the food we make, but we also take the opportunity to perform mitzvot, like baking challah to bring to residents at the Esplanade for Shabbat. We look forward to continuing the fun in the kitchen during second session.
Sports at Ramah



Our campers are having an amazing time this summer playing a wide range of sports! Guided by our professional sports tzevet (staff), they are playing camper favorites like basketball and baseball while also trying out yoga, tennis, volleyball, and more. Our highly talented sports staff also continues to engage campers in many other fun activities including Pickleball, kickball, and Ultimate frisbee. O ur professional Super Star Soccer staff is with us once again this summer working with our campers on sharpening their skills. All bunks worked as a team while practicing soccer techniques and exploring the rules of the game in a fun and spirited way. Kol Hakavod to all of our sports staff! Click on the image above to view video highlights of sports at Ramah.
Edah News
Every Friday, we will post highlights from each edah (division) on the Ramah Nyack website . Click on the name of an edah below to read this week's update.
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Announcements
Reminder
We provide our campers with snacks and meals throughout the day. For the safety of our campers and staff with food allergies, we ask that no food of any kind be sent to camp with your children .

Important Procedures
Your children are having so much fun here that we encourage you to keep them in camp until the regular dismissal time. We understand that there are extenuating circumstances that occasionally require you to pick up your child early. If so, please follow these procedures:
  • Your child may be picked up by a parent or by an authorized adult previously designated in your CampMinder account. For any changes, please email travel@ramahnyack.org.
  • Please call camp at (845) 358-6240 or email travel@ramahnyack.org before noon on the day of the change and let us know what time you will be picking up your child.The office staff will notify your child's counselor and bus driver of the revised dismissal plans.
  • Upon your arrival for early dismissal, please park in the Gould parking lot (across from the entrance to Nyack High School). Please obtain a visitor's pass from our security staff and proceed to the camp office where you will meet your child and sign him or her out. Please do not take your child out of camp without signing out.
  • All early pick-ups must take place BEFORE 3:00 p.m. After 3:00 p.m., pick-ups will be carpool pick-ups in the Gould parking lot at regular dismissal.
In Our Community
Join Us for Limmud Learning
Parents are invited to join our staff for weekly evening learning sessions. Click here to see our full summer schedule of classes . Sessions include a choice of multiple topics. Please call the office at (845) 358-6240 before 3 p.m. on the day of the learning to RSVP. This is essential for security purposes. Please park in the Gould parking lot. We hope you'll join us!
We are delighted to co-host Bim Bam Shabbat with PJ Library of Rockland County , a pre-Shabbat celebration for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and their grownups. Join us every Friday (rain or shine) through August 10, at 9:30 a.m. here at Ramah Nyack. 


All families with young children are invited to join us on Thursday, July 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a BBQ dinner, along with singing, stories, and swimming! Click here to RSVP . Please note that, while there will be lifeguards on duty, parents and caregivers are required to be in the water with their children at all times.
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