August 3, 2018 / 22 Av 5778 
  Kol Ramah, Week 6
Adventure at Ramah
Every day our chanichim experience new and exciting adventures at Ramah. We love seeing our campers challenge themselves at migdal (high and low ropes courses) including on our many new elements. We see them beam with pride as they soar through the air on our zip line, hike on the shvil (trail), learn how to safely make a fire in bishul bachutz (outdoor cooking), and garden in teva (nature). Our beautiful camp setting offers campers many opportunities to explore, gain self-confidence, and push themselves to reach new heights! 
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
  • Friday, August 3 - End 6-week session
  • Week of August 6 - Session 2 Trips
  • Wednesday, August 15 - 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.  
Trip Day is Coming!
Next week we hit the road for trip day! Each edah has a unique and fun-filled trip planned. Please  click here  to visit our trip information page and follow the link to your child's edah.

All campers, except those in Tzeirim and Nevonim (entering grades 4 & 5) who have a scheduled overnight, will be dismissed by bus and carpool at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9.

Please add two hours to your child's regular arrival time

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 there is still time to arrange for a tour by calling  (845) 358-6240 .
General Camp News
Ramah Sport
Ramah Sport specialty camp provided an action-packed week of professionally coached basketball, baseball, soccer, and topped off with kickball, flag football, capture the flag, and Ultimate Frisbee games. Our chanichim (campers) continued to build on their athletic skills and teamwork while gaining confidence and pride. Ramah Sport specialty camp was full of energy and a positive competite spirit all week!

Limited space is available in Ramah Video. Click here for more information.
Maccabiah 5778!

We had a huge surprise on Tuesday afternoon as we announced Maccabiah 5778! Wednesday was filled with exciting Maccabiah activities, sports, swim races, dance competitions, beautiful banner presentations, and, the highlight of our day, a camp-wide relay race. We are so proud of the leadership of our team captains, and the teamwork and integrity our campers and staff showed throughout the day.
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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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.

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
  • Please call camp at (845) 358-6240 or email 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 or 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
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 10, at 9:30 a.m. here at Ramah Nyack. 
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