Enrollment is now open for RTC, a premier travel camp for boys entering ninth and 10th grade.
Camp Founder and Director Avi Rosalimsky came up with the idea for Camp RTC after being approached by rebbeim, parents and kids who were interested in a travel camp for boys during the second half of the summer.
“I decided to start RTC at the behest of many parents and rebbeim in both Teaneck/Bergenfield and the Five Towns,” explained Rosalimsky. “They felt that for ninth and 10th grade boys, there was a need for a ‘frum and fun’ choice for the second month of the summer. I have already planned much of the program, and I am very excited about what promises to be an unforgettable experience,” he said.
The program will run for three consecutive weeks in August 2019, from Sunday through Thursday. Campers will be taken by a coach bus each Sunday to different regions in the Northeast, including Scranton/The Pocono Mountains, Philadelphia/South Jersey and Baltimore. They will participate in daily trips, such as white-water rafting, amusement parks, paintball, water tubing, stadium tours, MLB games, NFL pre-season games, swimming, intense sports leagues and much more. After what will surely be a fun-filled day, each night all camp participants will stay at a hotel. In addition to Rosalimsky, the staff will include an EMT, fun and experienced counselors and highly respected rebbeim. The buses will return on Thursday night, and the boys will be home on Friday and Shabbat with their families, before they depart again on Sunday for another fun-filled week.
Rosalimsky has extensive experience working with kids of all ages. In recent years, he has served as a rebbe, a mentor/advisor, a division head, a baseball league commissioner, a youth director and a program director for junior high school and high school boys. Through his various positions, Rosalimsky has worked with and impacted the lives of hundreds of kids in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area. Rosalimsky’s students and campers have described him as warm, fun, caring and someone who will always go above and beyond for them. Rosalimsky is currently attending the Yeshiva University semicha program as well as the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.
Rabbi Chaim Marcus, rav of Congregation Israel in Springfield, New Jersey, will be joining the camp and is eager to spend quality time learning and developing meaningful relationships with the campers. Rabbi Marcus is a beloved rebbe at both Bruriah High School and Camp Kaylie.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this great new travel camp that is being headed by Avi Rosalimsky. With Avi at the helm, it will surely have real ruach and amazing experiences for the boys. B”EH it will be a camp that everyone will gain from in many ways,” said Rabbi Marcus.
Also joining the program will be Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, rav of Beis Haknesses of North Woodmere, senior rebbe in both Landers College for Men and DRS High School for Boys and head of the Masmidim Program in Camp Kaylie.
“RTC is a much-needed camp option for those who want their sons to have an incredibly fun, yet unshakably frum summer experience. I am very much looking forward to being involved with this very special camp,” said Rabbi Lebowitz.
Joining the all-star line-up of counselors for RTC will be Moshe Bennett. Bennett is currently learning at Yeshivat Sha’alvim in Israel and is a graduate of DRS High School, where he was a well-known basketball star. Bennett is also a counselor at Camp Kaylie and enjoys learning and playing ball with his campers.
“I am really excited about joining the staff of RTC. It’s going to be an awesome experience and tons of fun for the campers. This is a truly great program for anyone looking for an amazing second month option this summer,”said Bennett.
Teaneck residents Eva and Mordy Rothberg registered their son Avi for RTC.
“We are really excited that Avi Rosalimsky has decided to start RTC as a second month option. Avi is amazing with the boys and he knows exactly how to facilitate fun and exciting programs, while maintaining a truly frum and wholesome environment.” The Rothbergs believe that RTC will provide high school boys with a winning combination of entertainment, growth and relationships to last a lifetime.
Registration is currently open for summer 2019. There is an early bird incentive of a $100 discount for those who enroll by Sunday, October 14. For more information or to register your son, please email Avi Rosalimsky at [email protected]
By Andrea Nissel