Special Programs

Sports Clinics

Your child can participate in our optional basketball, softball and soccer sports clinics. These are offered free of charge to children (in first grade and up) who are interested in further developing their skills through intensive instruction and coaching provided by camp sports instructors and outside sports professionals.

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.

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).