Important Changes For
Next summer (2018), Tisha B’av (“the ninth of Av”) falls on Sunday, July 22. Tisha B’Av commemorates the anniversary of a number of disasters in Jewish history, most notably the destruction of both the First and Second Temple. The observance of the day includes five prohibitions, most notably, a 25-hour fast. While an important educational day on the camp calendar, we recognize that it has significant implications for how we structure our 2018 summer.
At our May 23 Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved the following three important changes to our 2018 summer calendar:
CHANGE #1 – VISITORS’ DAY
Will take place on Sunday, July 15, 10:00–3:00 pm. This will be the 3rd Sunday of camp, not the 4th Sunday (as many may be accustomed to).
CHANGE #2 – CHANGEOVER FROM FIRST TO SECOND SESSION
Will take place Tuesday, July 24 (first session departure) – Wednesday, July 25 (second session arrival).
While there is no prohibition against traveling or packing on Tisha B’av, we believe that this schedule is necessary in order to provide the opportunity for first session campers to have proper closure on their Ramah experience.
CHANGE #3 – FIRST SESSION WILL BE 27 DAYS
(Wed, June 27- Tuesday, July 24, 2018)
& SECOND SESSION WILL BE 22 DAYS
(Wed, July 25 – Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018).
OTHER SESSIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Full Season: Wednesday, June 27 – Thursday, August 16
Tikvah: Wednesday, June 27 – Sunday, August 16
Gr. 3-4 Adventure: Wednesday, July 25 – Sunday, August 5
Gr. 2 Taste Session 1: Wednesday, June 27 – Sunday, July 8
Gr. 2 Taste Session 2: Sunday, August 5 – Thursday, August 16
Mini Taste: Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12