Sha'ar Hebrew Immersion Program


Boker Tov Machaneh Ramah! Mah Nishma? (Good morning Camp Ramah! How are you?) For decades, children have been greeted with these iconic phrases each morning on the migrash (our main lawn). Ramah Day Camp in Nyack has a proud history of interweaving Hebrew language into the day's activities through the use of cheers, songs, and stories.

Ramah Nyack elevated Hebrew learning to an unprecedented level in Summer 2013 with Sha'ar, a unique Hebrew immersion program. We are proud to offer this popular program in Summer 2017 for five edot (age groups): Kochavim, Shorashim, Nitzanim, Solelim, and Tzeirim (entering kindergarten-fourth grade). 

Watch the Sha'ar video to get a taste of what Sha'ar has to offer! 
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Children in Sha'ar engage in the full Ramah Nyack schedule, including swim, sports, arts and crafts, and more--learning to understand and speak Hebrew naturally, by listening to and speaking with their counselors and peers. All aspects of the camp day are conducted solely in Hebrew from the very first day, giving the children an opportunity to gain proficiency as they participate in the myriad activities that make camp so magical!  


Your child must first be registered for the full summer in Kochavim (entering kindergarten), Shorashim (entering first grade), Nitzanim (entering second grade), Solelim (entering third grade), or Tzeirim (entering fourth grade) to be eligible to apply for Sha'ar.


Space will be limited to two groups of full season campers, who will be chosen by lottery. Please note that due to the nature of this program, we will be unable to honor any group placement requests.

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This program is made possible by the generous support and guidance of the Areivim Philanthropic Group with grants from The AVI CHAI Foundation and The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, and The Foundation for Jewish Camp. There is an additional tuition fee of $500 per camper, which will cover the costs of materials and professional staff.