Kol Ramah, Week 6
August 4, 2017 / 12 Av 5777 

Mitzvot Around Camp

On any given day, our chanichim perform mitzvot around camp and in our surrounding community. Each edah has engaged in g'milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) to beautify camp and help the people around us. Campers have been showing their appreciation for the hard work of our support staff, donating goods to a food pantry, collecting tzedakah for those in need, and more. We are so proud of the mitzvot our campers do each day!
Important Dates

  • Week of August 7 Session 2 Trips
  • Tuesday, August 8 - PJ Library Pool Party
  • Wednesday, August 16 - Final Day &
    Enrollment for Kayitz 2018 Begins!

Stay Connected
Grandparents and extended family are part of the Ramah mishpacha. Please click here  if you would like them to receive Kol Ramah! 

Become a Fan
Keep up with all the fun we're having during Kayitz (Summer) 2017! Like the Ramah Day Camp in Nyack Facebook page!
  Ramah Gear
Show your Ramah Nyack pride all year long! Click here or on the image above to see our full selection of clothing, water bottles, blankets, accessories, and more. Order your Ramah gear while supplies last!
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.

Camp News
Ramah Outdoors 
Ramah Outdoors specialty camp had an active and busy week of hiking, trail exploration, fire building, fishing, shelter building, and an overnight camping trip in Harriman State Park--the highlight of our week! Guided by Saul Zebovitz, an Eagle Scout and experienced outdoorsman, along with our Ramah Outdoors staff, our campers gained confidence while developing their outdoors skills. 
Swimming, Swimming
Our campers have made fantastic progress during instructional swim. Our staff of 36 lifeguards guide our chanichim through our accredited American Red Cross instructional program. We love watching all chanichim, from our emerging swimmers to our more experienced swimmers, practice basic water safety, test their endurance, try various swim strokes, and work on diving in our four heated pools. You might even catch us doing our migrash dances in the water! Click here or on the image above to check out video highlights of swim at camp.
Gifts in Honor of your Children'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. If you have already made a donation in honor of your child(ren)'s counselors, your names will be included.

To donate, please click on the name of your child(ren)'s edah listed below. Todah rabah!

Catered Shabbat Dinners
from Camp

Details will be available soon about how to order a catered, Ramah-style Shabbat dinner this fall. 
Ramah Sports Academy
The Ramah Sports Academy (RSA), the newest Ramah overnight camp, will open next summer! The mission of RSA is to provide a premier sports program that empowers campers to achieve their greatest potential as confident athletes, and that fosters increased Jewish pride and a love for Jewish life and Israel. RSA is located on the beautiful campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, approximately 1.5 hours from NYC and 2.5 hours from Boston.  Click here to request more information, or contact Yoni Shear, camp director, at  yoni@campramah.org.

Session Extensions

If you are interested in extending your child's stay at camp, please click here.  

Camp Tours for Prospective Families
Parents are our best recruiters! If you have friends, families, and neighbors who are interested in being part of the Ramah Nyack family, let them know they can call (845) 358-6240 to arrange for a tour.   
"Book and a Buck"
Please help us with our book drive supporting Operation Paperback, which provides books for men and women deployed in the US armed services so they can read a story aloud to their children via webcam. We encourage each camper to bring in one children's paperback book and $1 to support this cause.
In Our Community

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 11 at 9:30 a.m. here at Ramah Nyack. 

We invite families with young children to join Ramah Nyack along with PJ Library in Rockland County for a pool party & BBQ on

Tuesday, August 8

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP please email bimbam@ramahnyack.org

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