Palmer Wins the Day!

JV Yom Roo was a resounding success as rising 8th and 9th graders (Magshimim and Bogrim campers) from Camp Ramah New England and Camp Ramah in the Berkshires displayed remarkable athleticism and ruach (spirit) throughout the day. Even with a little rain, the atmosphere was charged with excitement as campers gathered on the sports field to participate in a range of sports, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and Ultimate frisbee. While the competition was fierce, ultimately, Palmer came out on top, winning many of the competitions and showing incredible ruach throughout the events.

JV Yom Roo is meant to foster friendly competition and camaraderie among the participants from Camp Ramah New England and Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. Participants from both camps displayed their unique talents, making the event a delight to witness. In addition to traditional sports, Scrabble remains a popular competition each year. For the first time this year, a flag football match was added to the line-up, which has quickly become a crowd favorite.

One of the most impressive parts of Roo each year is the work of our madrichim (counselors) who serve as coaches for each team. It is always so special to see counselors connect with different campers than they might have in their tzrif (bunk). From the sidelines, they are guides and cheerleaders for our campers, promoting participation and pride among all our chanichim (campers).

We are so grateful to Ramah Berkshires for hosting us, and are looking forward to welcoming them to our community in a just a few short weeks for the 40th annual Yom Roo competition.