July 26, 2019 / 23 Tammuz 5779
  Kol Ramah, Week 5
Nature and Cooking at Ramah
At Ramah Nyack, campers have many opportunities to enjoy our beautiful surroundings and immerse themselves in nature. In teva (nature), chanichim explore our stream searching for wildlife, observing animals in their natural habitat, and collecting tadpoles and frogs to examine more closely before releasing them back to nature. We cook in nature during bishul bachutz (outdoor cooking)! We practice various cooking techniques safely over the fire to create pita bread from scratch, cook fresh vegetables, and taste myriad spices and seasonings. A camper favorite is, of course, roasting moosh mallows. Bogrim made "tzedakah s'mores" to give to staff around camp as a way of showing appreciation for the work they do. We also bring our culinary interest to our traditional kitchen setting in bishul (cooking) where we make confetti hamantaschen, chips and salsa, with fruit kebobs and pickles on the menu for next week, all modified for our campers with food allergies.
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
  • July 26 - Last day of 5-week session
  • July 26 - Sha'ar Lunch
  • August 2 - Last day of 6-week session
  • August 6 - 9 - Session 2 Trips
  • August 14 - Last Day of Camp
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. 





Families who register before August 14 will receive a cozy Ramah Nyack fleece blanket - in addition to the $100 early registration discount.

Click here  for 2020 dates and rates, and to register.
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Edah News
Every Friday, we 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
Ramah Outdoors
Ramah Outdoors specialty camp had an exciting week of experiencing all that our surroundings have to offer under beautiful skies and ideal temperatures. We had many opportunities for hiking, trail exploration, fire building, shelter building, boating, and the highlight of our week- an overnight camping trip here at camp! During the week we learned the importance of planning and preparation. As a group we decided what our meals would be, and what supplies we would need. After we cooked the dinner we had planned under the moonlight, we roasted marshmallows for s'mores over our campfire. Guided by Saul Zebovitz, an Eagle Scout and experienced outdoorsman, along with the Ramah Outdoors staff, our campers gained confidence while developing their outdoors skills. Limited space is available in Ramah Sport beginning next week.  Click here  for more information.
Building Friendships
Throughout the summer we have the joy of watching our campers build lasting friendships and meaningful relationships. As we welcomed our second session campers, we got to know new friends while reconnecting with our returning campers. We spent the week creating bunk unity and cohesiveness during various activities and exercises. All areas of camp offer opportunities for our campers to work together, develop trust and confidence while building upon the foundation of friendship nurtured by our tzevet (staff). Through their exploration of the low ropes course, campers develop invaluable teamwork skills while learning to trust their own physical abilities and strength. In the makers space campers collaborate and share ideas to develop unique creations. Even on the sports fields and courts we witness campers encouraging and supporting each other. We are filled with naches (pride) when we see chanichim lend each other a helping hand.
Announcements
Important Reminders
Please label all articles of clothing, hats, swimsuits, water bottles, and sunscreen your child wears or brings to camp. If an item gets separated from your child it allows us to return it quickly.

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/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 3:00 p.m. on the day of the session 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 host Bim Bam Shabbat again this summer with PJ Library. All families with young children are welcome. Please join us here at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, June 28 - August 9, rain or shine for a pre-Shabbat celebration for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and their grownups. 
  • Please note: All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
  • We respectfully request that you do not visit your older children while you are at camp. This will help avoid interruptions in their daily routine as well as the routines of other campers. Thank you for your cooperation. 
  • Please RSVP to BimBam@ramahnyack.org.

Join us in Israel 
this December on the
Prospective Camper Open Houses

Join Ramah Sports Academy for a prospective camper open house on Sunday, July 28. Click here or on the image below for more information.
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