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topKol Ramah: The Newsletter of Ramah Nyack
Friday, July 29, 2016 / 23 Tammuz 5776

In This Issue

Dates and Announcements

Shabbat Shalom!
Candle lighting time: 7:56 p.m.
Parashat Pinchas

Enrollment Extensions
Click here to indicate your interest. Limited spots remain.

Monday, August 1-Friday, August 5
Ramah Outdoors 

Tuesday, August 2
PJ Library Pool Party. Register here.

Tuesday, August 9-Friday, August 12
Second session edah trips 

Monday, August 15
Festivale. Information coming soon!

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countdownMaccabiah 5776
We had a big surprise Tuesday morning on the migrash! As tzevet (staff) were debuting a new dance for Festivale, the music stopped, camp was quiet, and the Maccabiah breakout song was played! We danced and cheered as our 12 captains were announced. 

The next day the migrash was buzzing with energy as chanichim arrived at camp wearing their kvutzot (group) colors representing the four teams:

Tzafon (North)Kachol
Darom (South)
Mizrach (East)Yarok 
Ma'arav (West)Adom 

Everyone stayed busy with plenty of team-based activities including sports, wet and dry relay races, and a Jewish trivia chidon (contest). Maccabiah ruach (spirit) lasted the whole day through, as chanichim (campers) supported their fellow teammates and exuberantly sang their team cheers, composed by our very own Bogrim campers. 

Maccabiah Breakout
Maccabiah Video
Maccabiah Photos

We ended Maccabiah with a camp-wide relay race followed by a closing ceremony that had the entire camp up and dancing! We chanted our cheers, flew our team flags, and said "kol hakavod" to each other for a totally tutim Maccabiah 5776!

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)

scienceRamah Sport
A Week of Athletic Excellence 
Ramah Sport, now in its fourth year, is an intensive week-long sports experience which complements the incredible sports program here at camp. Campers (entering grades 3-8) sharpened their athletic ability while training under expert coaches. The week featured drills, instruction, and competitive play in baseball, basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, and more! 

Click here for more photos.

adventureSpotlight On: Outdoors & Adventure
Finding Fun & Inspiration All Around Camp
Every day in camp presents new and exciting challenges and adventures for our chanichim, whether it's climbing one of the many elements at migdal (high and low ropes course), soaring through the air on a zip line, learning how to safely make a fire in bishul bachutz (outdoor cooking), or gardening in teva (nature). Our beautiful camp setting invites campers to learn, explore, grow, and connect with nature in a meaningful way. Click here to see it all in action.

Our climbing wall
Scaling new heights at migdal
Balancing on a log at low ropes
Making spices in bishul bachutz

Digging for worms in teva

tripAugust Trip Information
Ramah on the Road
Tuesday, August 9th - Thursday, August 11th: CHALUTZIM & BOGRIM
(entering grades 6, 7 & 8)
Two-night out-of-camp trip with 6:00 p.m. dismissal on Thursday, August 11th

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

Thursday, August 11th - Friday, August 12th: TZEIRIM & NEVONIM
(entering grades 4 & 5)
Trip and overnight with regular dismissal on Friday, August 12th

Detailed trip information will be emailed closer to the date of the trip.

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
Enrollment Extensions
If you'd like to extend your child's enrollment, click here to indicate your interest. Please note that only a limited number of spaces are still available.
Reminder Regarding Food
Please do not send your child(ren) to camp with any food. We are a nut-free and kosher camp, and for the safety of our staff and campers with food allergies we cannot allow any outside food on buses, trips, or at camp.   

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.

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.

berkshiresRamah Family Trips to Israel 
Enjoy Israel With Ramah Families

Please click here for more information and to register. 

pjpoolPJ Library Pool Party
Kochavim and Shorashim Families, Please Join Us! 
Cool off from the summertime heat at a pool party here at camp with our friends from PJ Library of Rockland County. All families with Kochavim and Shorashim-aged campers (entering kindergarten and grade 1) are welcome to join us on Tuesday, August 2 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for a free barbecue, singing, stories, and swimming. Please note that while there will be lifeguards on duty, parents and caregivers are asked to be in the water with their children at all times. For more information, email Lara Epstein.

Click here to RSVP.


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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