August 10, 2018 / 29 Av 5778 
  Kol Ramah, Week 7
Shiur: Learning Through Fun
Shiur, our unique and interactive Jewish education program, guides chanichim through an exploration of Jewish tradition, history, Israel, and holidays through performance arts, hands-on games, and crafts. This summer, our younger chanichim focused on kindness, gratitude, and cooperation, and also explored the history, culture, and geography of Israel. Our older chanichim chose from a variety of Shiur bechirot (electives) allowing them to customize their shiur experience. They chose from established favorites and new additions to our bechira offerings, including the Jewish connection to nature and the principle of ba'al taschit (do not waste), fusing Jewish learning with building and engineering, and expressing our Jewish values through art. Our shiur experience has something for everyone.
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
  • Tuesday, August 14 - Festivale (camper event) Campers should wear camp t-shirts
  • Wednesday, August 15 - Last Day of Camp
Exciting Announcement Ahead!
We are already planning for Kayitz 2019! Stay tuned for an exciting announcement on Monday!
General Camp News
Ramah Video

Campers in Ramah Video specialty camp got hands-on experience with all forms of video production including filming with DSLR cameras, exploring stop motion animation, working with green screens, learning creative methods for shooting digital still images, and more. We joined our Nevonim friends on a mitzvah hike up Hook Mountain to learn about documentary filmmaking. We had a great time getting to know each other in front of and behind the camera. Click here or on the image above to see highlights of our week.
Ramah By Numbers
Around camp
- 48 Israeli flags
- 135 benches

Each summer we use
- 20 gallons of paint for camper projects
- 24 pounds of chocolate spread
- 90 pounds of flour, 5 pounds of gluten-free (GF) flour, & 5 pounds of GF cereal
- 472 sports balls
- 782 parent phone messages returned
- 2,000 pounds of clay
- 3,000 keychain hooks
- 50,000 beads
- 288,000 yards of lanyard
We are so proud of our camper and staff members who are making Aliyah to Israel in the coming days and weeks. We wish them b'hatzlacha in their new home.
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
Camper Directory
We will be sending a directory to all of our camper families at the end of camp. This directory will provide contact information for all campers who attended Ramah Nyack this summer. 

If you wish to be excluded from the directory and did not complete an opt out form, please do so by Monday, August 13. To opt out,  log in to your CampMinder account . Click on "Forms & Documents" and complete an opt out form. A form should be completed for each camper you wish to exclude from the directory. Directories will be distributed to those families whose listings are included.
In Our Community
Ramah Sports Academy   (RSA), Ramah's 10th overnight camp, opened this summer on the beautiful campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. It's been a wonderful inaugural summer for RSA, where campers choose to major in one of six signature sports (baseball, basketball, girls volleyball, soccer, swimming, and tennis). If your family is considering overnight camp for next summer, please contact Yoni Shear, Associate Director, at  yoni@campramah.org  or (855) 577-7678 for more information or to arrange for a tour. And if you register by September 1, you will lock in the 2018 tuition rate for summer 2019.    
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