July 16, 2021 / 7 Av 5781
  Kol Ramah, Week 3
Celebrating Yom Yisrael
On Wednesday camp was filled with blue and white, Israeli music, and incredible ruach (spirit) as we celebrated our annual Yom Yisrael - Israel Day. The theme of the day, which was planned by our talented mishlachat, was, "The People and Places of Israel," and showcased the broad diversity of Israeli society. Each edah participated in different activities including: milking cows and making chocolate milk on a kibbutz, listening to Israeli music and discussing the meaning of the lyrics, designing and creating Israeli flags, and learning about Israeli innovations (like Waze!) and creating their own, to name a few. Chanichim went fishing in Ashdod, visited the Elite Chocolate Factory in Ramat Gan, went canoeing down the Jordan River, and raced the dolphins in Eilat. They explored famous Israeli artists and athletes, made stained glass windows in Tzfat, wrote notes for the Kotel, and participated in an interactive program called: Find Your Way Through the Maze with Waze.

Click here or on the image above to watch a video highlighting this special day in camp.

We wish you a Shabbat Shalom and an easy fast and meaningful Tisha B'Av.
Important Dates

  • Tuesday, July 20 - Yom Ma'asim Tovim

Next Tuesday we will celebrate Yom Ma'asim Tovim - Camp Kindness Day! We will be joining with camps across the US to highlight the value of kindness that is a foundation of camp. Please send your camper wearing their camp t-shirt on Tuesday.
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Keep up with all the fun we're having during Kayitz (Summer) 2021! Like the Ramah Day Camp in Nyack Facebook page and follow us on Instagram! And don't forget to join your child(ren)'s edah Facebook Group!
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
Spotlight on Swim
We have been staying cool in our four pools this week and all summer! Our incredible lifeguards, all American Red Cross certified, are instructing campers in skills ranging from blowing bubbles underwater for our beginners, to practicing strokes and diving techniques for our more advanced swimmers. Every camper enjoys one instructional and one free swim period each day, and extra free swims on especially hot days. Everyone has a chance to strengthen their skills, cool down, and have a lot of fun. Click here or on the image above to see campers enjoying our pools.
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.
Join National Ramah for Eicha on Tisha B'Av
Join the Ramah Nyack staff for their live reading of Eicha this Saturday night, July 17, at 9:45 pm ET. Click here to join us.
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