Special Programs

Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam Projects

Ramah campers are encouraged to give back to their community and to engage in the mitzvah of helping others. In the past, campers have woven blankets for victims of Katrina, recorded an original song for a young child with a life-threatening illness, buttered hundreds of sandwiches at a soup kitchen, and participated in a “Swim-a-thon” to raise money for charity.

 

Festivale

Festivale, a performing arts festival, is held during the last week of camp. Each edah (division) has its time in the spotlight, while presentations by tumbling, drama and dance groups round out the festive afternoon.

 

 

 

Maccabiah

Your camper will enjoy good-natured competition in sports, trivia, and ruach (spirit) during this camp-wide event. Our annual all-camp Apache relay brings this incredible day to a close.

 

Yom Yisrael

Planned by our mishlachat (Israeli staff corps), Ramah Nyack is transformed into the land of Israel during this camp-wide event. In a full day of activities, your child will experience Israel's culture, history, army, unique attractions and delicious food.

 

 

Yom Meyuchad (Theme Day)

Several times throughout the camp season, counselors plan special days that incorporate Jewish values and creative theme-related activities, such as: Yom Purim Bakayitz (a summer celebration of Purim), and Yom Teivat Noah (a day of appreciation for animals, rainbows and water, water everywhere).

Specialty Camps

Ramah Cooking and Ramah Tech are our latest additions to the specialty camp offerings! At Ramah Cooking, campers will learn to prepare, plate and of course eat tasty and healthy culinary creations while learning about cooking techniques, menu planning, utensil skills, kitchen safety and kashrut. Ramah Tech campers will have fun with robotics, coding, and video game design. For more information about these and our other specialty programs - Ramah Sport, Ramah Outdoors, Ramah Performs and Ramah Video - click here