July 2, 2021 / 22 Tammuz 5781
  Kol Ramah, Week 1
Katan Aleinu - We Got This!
And The Word of the Summer Is...

During the pandemic, a group of top Israeli musicians came together to create this song, Katan Aleinu (We Got This), to help everyone get through this challenging time. What a fitting phrase for this summer's word of the summer! Our first week of camp since 2019 was just incredible. Chanichim (campers) are getting to know their counselors, reconnecting with friends, meeting new friends, building pod unity, and enjoying all of the activities at camp. From the heat to the geshem (rain), our chanichim and tzevet (staff) have been shouting out katan aleinu! We danced together this afternoon for our first Shishi al Ha'Migrash and wish our Ramah family a Shabbat Shalom!
Important Dates

  • Monday, July 5 - No Camp- Independence Day
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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.
General Camp News
Camp Is Back!
We spent this past year preparing to reopen camp and counting down with anticipation to our first day. In order to accommodate for COVID-19 restrictions, we built a brand new open-air eating pavilion, colorful tenting for our new shiur area, and other new structures to enable chanichim (campers) to do as many of our activities outdoors, as possible. Chanichim were overjoyed to be back at camp and dove right into our first week, enjoying all of our hallmark activities: swimming in the pools, learning about their first Israeli artist in ma'ayan (they will spotlight a different one each week), planting seeds in teva (nature), baking soft pretzels in bishul (cooking), roasting marshmallows and making s'mores at bishul bachutz (outdoor cooking), archery, low ropes, and more. We are grateful to the many individual donors and foundations who supported all of our physical upgrades this year and who supported us throughout the pandemic. Todah Rabah!
Announcements
Reminders
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.

Please send your child(ren) everyday with:
  • 2-3 masks in ziplock bags, one gallon size and one quart size, both labeled with your child's name (these will be used for storing masks during outdoor activities).
  • A refillable water bottle from home so that your child(ren) can refill it throughout the day with water to stay hydrated.
  • A bottle of sunscreen (labeled). Please apply sunscreen before your child departs for camp. We will reapply it throughout the day and the labeled bottle of sunscreen will be kept in your child’s changing area.
  • While not required, we highly recommend sending a hat for your child to wear, especially on hot days.

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) and let our security staff know your name and your camper's name and they will call the office to let us know you have arrived. A staff member will escort your child to Gould to meet you, where you will sign him/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
Bim Bam Shabbat Returns!

We are delighted to host Bim Bam Shabbat virtually this summer with PJ Library and The Leffell School. All families with young children are welcome. We will meet on Zoom on Fridays, July 2 - August 13, at 10:00 am for a pre-Shabbat celebration for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and their grownups. Please register here and we will send you a zoom link each week.
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