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topKol Ramah: The Newsletter of Ramah Nyack
Friday, July 1, 2016 / 25 Sivan 5776

In This Issue

Announcements &
Important Dates

Shabbat Shalom!
Candle lighting Time: 8:13 p.m.
Parashat Sh'lach

Monday, July 4: No Camp
Happy Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 13: Zimriyah
Please check your email for detailed information.

Thursday, July 28: Manhattan Family Picnic

Tuesday, August 2: PJ Pool Party

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countdownA Tutim Start to Camp
The Word of the Summer is...
Tutim! Tutim means sweet (or strawberry), and being back on the migrash our first week was just that. Chanichim (campers) are getting to know their counselors, meeting new friends, reconnecting with old friends, and jumping into all of the incredible activities at camp.

Ma Nishma? Tutim!

Watch Rabbi Ami Hersh make the big "word of the summer" announcement by clicking here or on the image above.

newEdah News
Every Friday, we'll 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. 

(entering K) 
(entering grade 1) 
(entering grade 2) 
(entering grade 3) 

(entering grade 4) 
(entering grade 5) 
(entering grade 6) 
(entering grades 7 & 8) 

transportationHappy Fourth of July!
Steve Max Entertains
We kicked off the July 4th holiday by welcoming the Master of Simon Sez Steve Max. His high-energy, camp-wide game of Simon Sez had the chanichim laughing while following his sometimes wacky instructions! Click here or on the image below to watch our video. 

Remember that camp is closed on Monday, July 4th. Have a very happy and safe Independence Day!

specialtySports at Ramah Nyack
Sports are Tutim 
Baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, hockey, and yoga--we did it all! Our talented sports staff and professional coaches are here to guide your children and help them reach new heights. Click here or on the image to the right to watch our video highlighting the first few days of sports at camp. 

ramahkorehNotes from the Office
Important Procedures for Early Pick Up
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 only by a parent or by an adult listed on our Pick-Up Authorization Form. The form can be found at the bottom of the Forms and Documents section on your Camp-In-Touch account
  • Please advise your child of the change in schedule and that he/she will be picked up at the camp office.
  • Please email us at travel@ramahnyack.org before noon on the day of the change and let us know what time you will be picking up your child. PLEASE DO NOT SEND NOTES OR INFORM BUS COUNSELORS OF TRANSPORTATION CHANGES. The office staff will notify your child's counselor and bus counselor of the revised dismissal plans. 
  • Upon your arrival, please park in the Gould parking lot (across from the entrance to Nyack High School). Please obtain a visitor 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 at the office must take place BEFORE 3:30 p.m. After 3:30 p.m., pick-ups will be carpool pick-ups in the Gould parking lot at regular dismissal.  

Direct Line to Nurses' Office
During regular camp hours, please contact the nurses by calling their direct line at (845) 358-4307. If that line is busy, please call the main office number at (845) 358-6240. After hours, please leave messages for our nurses on our voicemail.

Photo and Video Release
We are very excited to have the following friends of Ramah Nyack visit us this summer:
  • Diller Tikkun Olam Awards - July 5
  • Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County - July 8
  • The Covenant Foundation - July 11
Our guests will be filming video and using still photography at camp on the dates listed above. Please note that on the camp application you submitted, you granted permission for images of your children in all camp publications including web, video, and audio formats. Children will not be mentioned by name, in English or in Hebrew. If you prefer that images of your children not be used please notify the office by calling (845) 358-6240.

zimriyahZimriyah is Coming!
An Incredible Musical Evening
Earlier today you received a Zimriyah email to your inbox containing all details and important information. Should you have any questions, please contact the office at (845) 358-6240.  We look forward to seeing you on July 13 at Rockland Lake State Park!


israeliOur Amazing Israeli Staff
Bringing Israel to Nyack
A powerful part of the Ramah experience is the presence of talented shlichim (Israeli staff members) who join our community each summer. These outstanding young Israelis, many of whom have just completed their service in the Israel Defense Forces, work in all areas of camp, bringing their endless ruach (spirit) and love of Eretz Yisrael to our campers each and every day. 

Meet some of our amazing
shlichim in this video!

Interested in Hosting Shlichim This Summer?
If you would be interested in welcoming any of our shlichim to your home for a Shabbat this summer, please click here. We thank you in advance for your hospitality! 

tripJuly Trip Information
First Session
Tuesday, July 19th - Thursday, July 21st: CHALUTZIM & BOGRIM
(entering grades 6, 7 & 8)
Two-night out-of-camp trip with 6:00 p.m. dismissal on Thursday, July 21st

(entering grades K, 1, 2, & 3)
Trip and dinner in camp. Buses & carpools depart at 6:00 p.m. 

Thursday, July 21st - Friday, July 22nd: TZEIRIM & NEVONIM
(entering grades 4 & 5)
Trip and overnight with regular dismissal on Friday, July 22nd

  • You may fax the prescription medicine form and your doctors' written instructions to (845) 358-6284. 
  • All medications must be handed directly to the bus counselor or carpool staff, who will give medications to the nurses.
  • Please also call the Nurses' Office at (845) 358-4307 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to let us know to expect the medication (or if you have questions).  
nycpicnicRamah Family Picnic in Riverside Park
Annual Manhattan Family Picnic
All Ramah families are invited to join us for an evening picnic after camp on Thursday, July 28th at 6 p.m. in Riverside Park on the field above the 79th Street ball field.

This is a great chance to meet and mingle with other camper families and get to know members of our leadership. Bring a dairy or parve dinner for your family and we'll provide dessert, drinks, and fun for the campers. 

Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Ora Warmflash, Development Director, at ora@campramah.org.
swimCamper Day 2017 at Ramah Berkshires
Be a Ramahnik for a Day!
For prospective campers and families interested in Kayitz 2017.
pjPJ Library is Back
Bim Bam Shabbat!
We are delighted to co-host Bim Bam Shabbat again this summer with PJ Library of Rockland County. All young families are welcome! For more information, email Lara Epstein.

Please note:
  • Please park in Gould lot and proceed to security for a visitor's pass.
  • 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.  

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