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topKol Ramah: The Newsletter of Ramah Nyack
Friday, July 8, 2016 / 2 Tammuz 5776

In This Issue

Dates and Announcements

Shabbat Shalom!
Candle lighting time: 8:11 p.m.
Parashat Korach

Mon., July 11-Fri., July 15
Ramah Performs. Limited spaces remain. Register here.

Wednesday, July 13

Tuesday, July 19 - Thursday, July 21
First session edah trips 

Thursday, July 28
Ramah Family Picnic in Manhattan

Tuesday, August 2
PJ Library Pool Party--details to come!

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countdownYom Yisrael
Painting Camp Blue & White
At yesterday's Yom Yisrael, programs included adventure courses, a visit to the shuk, art exploration, Israeli games, kayaking down the Jordan River, and swimming at the "Tel Aviv" beach. We are grateful to our amazing mishlachat who planned the day and remind us that every day at Ramah is a celebration of Israel!

Yom Yisrael

newEdah News
Highlights from each edah (division) are posted 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) 

circusThe Ramah Circus Comes to Town
Human Pyramids, Hula Hooping, and More!
Ramah Circus, in its first year at camp, engaged campers in incredible activities that gave them a taste of what it is like to be circus stars! Campers explored their flexibility and creative expression while gaining confidence, new skills, and meeting some new friends from other edot along the way!

auctionBid on Amazing Auction Items
Sports Tickets, Shabbat in Camp, and Much More!
Want to spend a Shabbat in camp? Take in a Yankees game or a Broadway show? Want a delicious Shabbat dinner sent home from camp? Then be part of the bidding that's going on right now as part of our second annual online auction! The auction supports camper scholarships and special programs and is live until Thursday, July 14 at 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Ora Warmflash, Development Director, at ora@campramah.org.

zimriyahZimriyah is Coming!
An Incredible Musical Evening
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, July 13th at Rockland Lake State Park for what promises to be an incredible evening! 

Please click here for detailed Zimriyah information.

videosVideos From the Week
In Case You Missed These... 

Yom Cham

Yom Yisrael

Remembering Elie Weisel

"Kvish Hachof"

tripJuly Trip Information
Ramah on the Road
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).  
israeliBe a Host to Our Israeli Staff
Shabbat Hospitality is a Mitzvah
Our talented and creative mishlachat (Israeli staff) bring energy and a love of Israel to camp every day. If you are 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! 

notesNotes 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.

Enrollment Extensions
If you'd like to extend your enrollment, click here to indicate your interest. Please note that only a limited number of spaces are still available.

Camp Tours for Prospective Families
Parents, you are our best recruiters! If you know friends, families, or neighbors who would enjoy being part of the Ramah Nyack family, let them know they can call (845) 358-6240 to arrange for a tour.

Lost & Found
A valuable piece of jewelry has been found at camp. If you are missing something, please call Cortney Kuperman at (845) 358-6240.

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 team. Bring a dairy or parve dinner for your family and we'll provide dessert and drinks.

Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Ora Warmflash, Development Director, at ora@campramah.org.
berkshiresCamper 2017 Day at Ramah Berkshires
Be a Ramahnik for a Day!
For prospective campers and families interested in Kayitz 2017.
pjPJ Library Bim Bam Shabbat
Bim Bam Shabbat is Back!
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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