August 2, 2019 / 1 Av 5779
  Kol Ramah, Week 6
Moosh Maccabiah!!!
We had a huge surprise on Tuesday morning as Maccabiah 5779 was announced! Thursday was a beautiful day filled with exciting Maccabiah activities, sports, swim races, dancing 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 positive competitive spirit our campers and staff showed throughout the day.
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!
Migrash - Our Field of Dreams
Our migrash is the heart of camp- it is where we gather each morning to dance and welcome Shabbat each Friday to close out the week. It is where we share the magic of Ramah. Below are links to two articles that illustrate the influence of the migrash. Valerie Weisler, Ramah Nyack alumna, shares the story of finding her love for Judaism right here on our migrash. Our director, Rabbi Ami Hersh, reflects on witnessing the migrash turn from a lush, green lawn to a dusty, brown patch of dirt after a full summer of walking, playing, and dancing together as a kehilah kedosha, a holy community.
Important Dates

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.
Session 2 Trips
Next week we hit the road for our camp-wide trips! Each edah has a unique and fun-filled trip planned.

All campers, except those in Tzeirim and Nevonim (entering 4th & 5th grades) who have a scheduled overnight, will be dismissed by bus and carpool at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8.

Please add two hours to your child's regular arrival time on Thursday, August 8.

Please click on the links below to find trip information for your child's edah.








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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 Sport
Ramah Sport specialty camp was held this week. Campers were placed in groups to practice skills and drills while getting to know each other. Each day, campers rotated through four core sports: baseball/softball, basketball, hockey, and soccer. They were provided with specialized instruction by professional staff from More Than Baseball and Super Soccer Stars. They enjoyed swimming each day, and cross-training stations with jump ropes, an agility ladder, push-ups, and planks. We were so proud to witness campers build fundamental skills and sharpen their techniques while deepening their love for the sports, game awareness, sports IQ, and teamwork in a fun, supportive environment. Limited space is available in Ramah Fine Art beginning next week.  Click here  for more information.
Adventure at Ramah

Every day our chanichim experience new and exciting adventures at Ramah allowing our campers to develop confidence, trust, and work as a team. Led by our talented tzevet, campers feel a deep sense of accomplishment, conquering new challenges each time they visit our adventure areas. As our campers explore the low ropes course, they develop a sense of teamwork while learning to trust their own physical abilities and strength, and test their balance. We love seeing our campers challenge themselves at migdal (high ropes course) on our many new and familiar elements. We see them beam with pride as they climb the spider web obstacle, soar through the air on the zip line, push themselves on the rock walls, and walk the tight rope. Our beautiful camp setting offers campers many opportunities to explore, gain self-confidence, and reach new heights!
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


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.

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