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  • #604648
    YOSSI151
    Participant

    Now that camp season has come to an end..(so sad) does anyone remember their camp Alma mater songs from years past? I was in Camp Torah Voddas in 1979,the year the dining room burnt down,and will never forget those great songs.. I actually saved my color war song sheets and have all the lyrics. Maybe we can post some songs to share..

    #893515

    Go camp Yachad go

    #893516
    Yatzmich
    Member

    I may be dating myself her, but. . .

    Moshe Rosner in Camp Agudah, “Zishe Edison. . .”

    #893517
    posek
    Member

    Camp Munk songs, nothing like them

    #893518
    oomis
    Participant

    Wow, I cannot believe it, but I DO. I was a counselor in Morasha for two years, and this was our camp song:

    Anu Bnei Morasha (bum, bum, bum, bum)

    Yerushateinu Hee haTorah (bym, bum, bum, bum)

    B’darcheha neileich kol yameinu

    U’nekayeim mitzvoteha.

    Rotz ka-tzvi

    Gibor ka-ari

    B’chol mitzvot haTorah (bum, bum, bum, bum)

    K’dei shenizkeh l’ziv HaShechinah

    B’Yerushalayim habenuyah.

    #893519
    YOSSI151
    Participant

    1979 Torah Voddas Alma Matter:

    The flames of the fire

    ignited a spark in my heart

    A spirit of Achdus

    That will never part

    Our feelings for you now

    Are stronger than we can belive

    Oh dear CTV,

    how can we leave….

    We had some great songwriters, Reb Motti Finkelman and his brothers Dovid & Shimon, Rabbi Nosson Newman, Reb Joey Langer, and lets not forget our great camp director, Mr. Newhouse, who always made a great entrance to the judges skit at the grand sing!!!

    PS Where were you while our dining room burnt down in 1979? It happened to be “Hike day” so most people were off camp grounds, mamish alot of Nissim that day!!!

    #893520
    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    YOSSI151 – CTV was the greatest camp in the mountains!! I was there much after you, but with guys like Shloime Dachs, Rabbi Finkelman, etc and how can we forget Mr. Newhouse! So many talented, great people, so many great memories…

    Yatzmich – was there too!! Do you remember “the french mirage” story?

    #893521
    TheGoq
    Participant

    The Campptown ladies sing this song,

    Doo-da, Doo-da

    The Camptown racetrack’s five miles long

    Oh, de doo-da day

    Goin’ to run all night

    Goin’ to run all day

    I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag

    Somebody bet on the gray

    Oh, the long tailed filly and the big black horse,

    Doo-da, doo-da

    Come to a mud hole and they all cut across,

    Oh, de doo-da day

    Goin’ to run all night

    Goin’ to run all day

    I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag

    Somebody bet on the gray

    I went down there with my hat caved in,

    Doo-da, doo-da

    I came back home with a pocket full of tin

    Oh, de doo-da day

    Goin’ to run all night

    Goin’ to run all day

    I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag

    Somebody bet on the gray

    #893522
    DaMoshe
    Participant

    I remember that one year I was in Chaim Day Camp (in Brooklyn), and the alma mater went like this:

    8 weeks in the summer

    the good times that I always had

    sports and activities

    they went by so fast

    Oh Chaim Day Camp

    the one thing I really will miss

    is the spirit of achdus

    and ruchniyus

    Some guys decided to make a spoof, and it went like this:

    8 weeks what a bummer

    the good times that we never had

    sports and activities

    thank G-d they went by so fat

    Oh Chaim Day Camp

    the one thing that we really missed

    was the spirit

    of Ruach-niyus

    (for those who don’t know, Ruach Day Camp was the “other” day camp in Brooklyn at the time. This was before Temimah, Ohr Shraga, and other were around.)

    #893523
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I don’t remember all the stanzas but here is one song I remember:

    TTTO Mimkomcha:

    Yossi, tomorrow will be your first time

    You’ll be in Camp Mogen Av

    Don’t worry, remember I was nervous too

    As I share sweet memories that I had.

    High part:

    Those summers as a child are trapped in my heart

    Fond memories still make me cry

    I give you this treasure, enrich your whole life

    You’ll never forget just like I I I…

    #893524

    BeHarim Harei Yehuda,

    Sham Timtzeu Ir Kol Yafa

    He Ha’ir shelanu Yerushalayim

    V’Im Eshkacha tishkach yimini

    Gam Ha’ir HaAtika,

    Gam Ha’ir hachodosha,

    He Ha’ir Ha Meuchada Yerushalayim

    Az Bo Kulanu Na’aleh

    El Makom hAchi Yafeh

    B’virotaynu Bo Nichyeh Yerushalayim.

    (It was a zionist camp, we sang in hebrew)

    #893525
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    TTTO Nikadesh

    Camp Chabad, I love you so,

    how I’ll live I do not know.

    In my heart, in my soul,

    I will never let u go.

    Soon your field shore and lake,

    with Mashaich we will take.

    See you soon Camp Chabad.

    #893526
    YOSSI151
    Participant

    So Mod 42 – I have you at Mogen Av & Camp Chabad…. What was next in your illustrious summer carrer?

    #893527
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    From Camp Gan Yisrael:

    We’ve existed so long

    For the Torah kept us strong

    And the Torah will never disappear- oh,

    no

    Through the ages it was brought

    By the children, who were taught

    To follow it and constantly declare

    I’m a Jew and I’m proud

    And I’ll sing it out loud

    ‘Cuz forever that’s what I’ll be

    I’m a Jew and I’m proud

    And it’s without a doubt

    That [Hashem] (The Rebbe) is always

    Watching over me

    #893528
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    TTTO I’ts a Small World:

    It’s a camp of laughter, a camp of fun

    And for me Gan Yisrael is the only one

    It’s a camp for me, it’s a camp for you, it’s a camp for every Jew

    It’s a great camp after all

    We will miss you in the fall

    It’s a great camp after all

    Machaneinu Gan Yisrael!

    #893529
    zen3344
    Participant

    From my eight years (okay, maybe 7) at the Young Israel of Bedford Bay – and some 30 years later, I remember this (forgive me Rabbi Pollack):

    Fly paper, fly paper ooey, gooey goo.

    Fly paper, fly paper always sticks to you.

    A man was standing by the sewer

    And by the sewer he died.

    They didn’t know what to call it,

    So the called it “sewer-cide”.

    Fly paper, fly paper ooey, gooey goo.

    Fly paper, fly paper always sticks to you.

    A man was standing by his house,

    And by his house he died.

    They didn’t know what to call it,

    So the called it “home-i-cide”.

    Fly paper, fly paper ooey, gooey goo.

    Fly paper, fly paper always sticks to you.

    I woke up in the morning and looked upon the wall,

    The roaches and the bedbugs were playing a game of ball.

    The score was six to nothing, the roaches were ahead.

    The bedbugs hit a grand-slam that knocked me out of bed.

    Fly paper, fly paper ooey, gooey goo.

    Fly paper, fly paper always sticks to you.

    A man was standing by the tracks

    And didn’t see the train.

    Yisgadal v’yisgadach sh’mei rabah, amen.

    Hey, fly paper, fly paper ooey, gooey goo.

    Fly paper, fly paper always sticks to you.

    #893530
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    CHORUS

    Ain’t gonna work on Saturday

    Ain’t gonna work on Saturday

    Double, double, triple pay

    Won’t make me work on Saturday

    Ain’t gonna work on Saturday

    It’s shabbos kodesh

    Repeat chorus after each stanza.

    I’m big Gedalia Goomber

    I’m not exactly small

    But really not so very big

    Just seventeen feet tall

    I’m really rigged for working

    For that I’m very fit

    Six days a week I’m at it

    And on the seventh day I quit

    I once helped raise a building

    And on the hundredth floor

    I was carrying a load of bricks

    An easy ton or more

    And her, it’s late on Friday

    I knew I’d have to stop

    So I yelled, “Watch out below!”

    And let the whole thing drop

    At driving a locomotive

    I thought I’d take a crack

    I had the throttle wide open

    Zooming down the track

    And here it’s almost shabbos

    The sun’s about to set

    So I dove into a mud hole

    And the train is running yet

    I worked down in a coal mine

    And lost myself alright

    I couldn’t tell the days apart

    Because there was no light

    So I set myself to digging

    Just as fast as you may please

    And popped up in an hour

    Where the people speak chinese

    I had a job a dandy

    On a construction crew

    A great big mountain had us stuck

    We couldn’t dig it through

    And soon it will be shabbos

    But not say I’m proud

    I took that stubborn mountain

    And kicked it on a cloud

    I turned to deep-sea diving

    And took an awful chance

    On a sunken steamer’s deck

    I got caught by my pants

    And trapped beneath the ocean

    I couldn’t set me free

    But I went home for shabbos

    And dragged the boat with me

    I once was an explorer

    To Africa I went

    One shabbos hungry lions

    Came roaring round my tent

    My assistant held my rifel

    “Go Goomber shoot these pests.”

    But I called them in instead

    To be my shabbos guest

    Once to split an atom

    With effort I had learned

    Suddenly there was a blast

    boy did I get burned

    Everyone was so worried

    So the doctors I did tell

    That by keeping the shabbos holy

    I will soon be fit and well

    I worked at Cape Kennedy

    And things were going right

    A great big rocket ship was set

    On a launching site

    And here it’s getting dark

    Shabbos was coming soon

    So I pushed the starting button

    And spent shabbos on the moon

    I once was an astronaut

    And flying through the stars

    I came across a space ship

    Whose pilots were from Mars

    I said “Hello there Martians”

    And stayed with them

    Until I taught them to keep the shabbos

    And they’re keeping shabbos still

    I dress my best on shabbos

    Three meals I feast me fine

    I make a royal kiddush

    On a barrel full of wine

    And when I sing my zemiros

    For a thousand miles they know

    That I’m enjoying shabbos

    For hashem has told us so

    #893531
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    The little is calling, it wishes to return.

    The little bird is wounded, it cannot fly

    but yearn.

    It’s captured by the vultures, crying

    bitterly”

    “Oh, to see my nest again, oh to be

    redeemed.”

    The little bird of silver, so delicate and

    rare,

    Still chirps among the vultures,

    outshining all that’s there.

    How long, how long it suffers, how long

    will it be

    When will come the eagle and set the

    little bird free

    The little bird is yisroel, the vultures are

    our foes.

    The painful wound is golus, which we all

    feel and know.

    The nest is yerushalaim, where we yearn

    to be once more.

    And the eagle is moshiach, whom we are

    waiting for.

    #893532
    oomis
    Participant

    Mod 42, my all time favorite camp sung song was the Little Bird. In fact, I was a counselor at Camp HASC MANY MANY years ago, and used that song for our finale when my campers put on a special play about the zechus of the birds during Yetzias Mitzrayim, for flying over Bnei Yisrael and being a protective “umbrella” for them. When I wrote the play, I was searching for an appropriate song to end it, and this one just filled the bill perfectly. I still get teary-eyed whenever I hear it.

    #893533

    42 – You must be about my age.

    #893534

    TO: Yatzmich:

    Moshe Rosner is from Camp Rayim not Agudah.


    TO: This name is already taken:

    Which Camp Yachad?

    #893535

    Damoshe I was rolling at your post….we had a beautiful song we sang….though I need to find the lyrics, when i do I will post it

    #893536
    bygirl93
    Member

    Shopping- Raninu? 😉 tell me which song and ill write it out, I know all of them by heart…. lol….

    #893537
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Goq:

    “The Campptown ladies sing this song,

    Doo-da, Doo-da”

    Sounds like Kol isha

    I went down there with my hat caved in,

    Doo-da, doo-da

    Sounds like Camp Chabad 🙂

    #893538

    Same here but this was a one time thing they did for kinor bas mitzvah party one year….I’m pretty sure it wasn’t sang in camp raninu before or after that year….and it was actually not a song the camp made up…..

    #893539
    bygirl93
    Member

    Oh that one…. I remember it I just can’t remember all the words, and I can’t find my paper with it…… it was such a pretty song…..

    #893540

    Taken from classic.frumteens

    @ sadah. it was written by Mrs stefansy who is a teach at prospect. I dont know if it was ever recorder however, if it was it would be on a senior tape probably around 2000-2003

    13 April 2011 22:28

    Sadah- This song we sang in camp and I rlly need info. on it…this was also mentioned a few times on page 26 of this thread….someone said they thought the prospect park sing this

    HEY what’s the name of this song and whoose it by:

    High up on a mountain, far across the sea,

    all the busy creatures scurry frantically.

    Above them soars the eagle, flying towards the distant light,

    not a glance back at the shadows as he spreads his wings in flight.

    The world thats all around me calls me to join in.

    Its glamour seems to beckon but my beauty lies within.

    I want to soar like the eagleand live a better life.

    I want to be a bas yisroel, a mother, and a wife.

    Can I rise above the glitter, continuing the chain?

    a thousand grandmothers before me, their mission not in vain.

    Will my children ever look at me and try to emulate?

    Will they take pride in their tradition, an inheritance so great?

    Will the shechina have a place inside the person I become?

    “v’asu li mikdash v’shachanti b’socham”

    Can I follow Das Yehudis as I was meant to be?

    Am i the link to the future; the answer lies in me.

    In my mind, I see a woman, a treasure in her heart.

    There’s a special air about her in the way she stands apart.

    Her fortress, bayis neeman, protects her family,

    and I know this is my future. This vision, yes, it’s me.

    I can rise above the glitter, continuing the chain,

    a thousand grandmothers before me, their mission not in vain.

    Yes, my children will look at me and try to emulate.

    They will take pride in their tradition, an inheritance so great.

    Yes, the shechina has a place inside the person I’ve become.

    “v’asu li mikdash v’shachanti b’socham”

    I can follow Das Yehudis as I was meant to be.

    I am the link to the future; the answer lies in me.

    I am the link to the future; the answer lies in me

    Bygirl- Guess were not the only ones who remember it……..does this song ring a bell? I REALLY want the tape if its on one…..if anyone has it PLEASE tell me the name of it!

    (Because this website does not have a recorder I cannot write a tune, but it is VERY beautiful)

    #893541
    bygirl93
    Member

    Shopping – that’s the 1! I know my lev bais yaakov campers knew it from school….. their teacher taught it to them… hope it helps you find it…

    #893542

    I thought it was a one year thing…..last past 2 years I don’t think kinor even HAD a bas mitzvah party……

    #893543
    posek
    Member

    Bnei Yissaschar upholding the world

    Immersed in the spring of Hashem

    Ki heim chayenu v’orech yamenu

    The candle burns to the end

    MUNK MUNK MUNK

    #893544

    sternberg your song, it echoes in our hearts, how can we forget, our home way from home way from home? we will never stop singing cuz sternberg your song…

    #893545
    YOSSI151
    Participant

    Camp Dora Golding:

    In the heart of the Poconos

    There is a camp that nobody knows

    Joy to all it brings, to her we will sing

    I’ts the great Camp Dora Golding

    The most beautiful fields and trees

    Malachim,Shevatim,LTP’S

    Every game has achdus, Torah Mitzvos we practice

    I’ts the great Camp Dora Golding !!!

    #893546

    Mincha Song -one of my camp raninu favorites!

    The sun will soon go down

    the day will soon be through

    There’s so much to accomplish still

    There’s so much more to do

    Though caught within our world

    We pause along the way

    Recharge our souls, uplift our world

    as joyfully we pray

    So join us we lift up our eyes

    and our heartfelt tefillos ascend to the skies

    And we focus on our purpose and then we will

    Daven the tefillah of mincha again

    So join us as we lift up our voices

    Cuz when we pray our neshama rejoices

    lets fill our lives with meaning and then we will

    Daven the tefilla of mincha again

    #893547
    yentingyenta
    Participant

    shopping613, do you have the lyrics to this song? I only remember the end. (do they still sing this at the end of each night activity?

    “so take each other by the hand and sing along with me

    although we’re from all over, we are one family

    created and united, each girl plays a part

    Raninu I will cherish you-deep inside my heart”

    and if you’re old enough, do you have the words to this song? it was the theme of the play one year and I only have the refrain from the end

    “I’m finding my way, i’m finding myself

    there is so much more to learn

    I look at my face, and I see a girl

    smiling in return

    Each one of us has our very own path

    a life that we must lead

    I no longer need to fill bigger shoes, in order to fee complete

    High:

    freed from the shadows hear my call

    i’m being the best that i can be

    now others cannot make me feel small

    I’m finally happy being me”

    thanx!!

    #893548

    Fellow raninu girl have no fear cuz shopping613 is now here!

    No I’m not THAT old but in last years end of the summer book they put in your first song!

    One of my favorite songs!

    Its two girls hand and hand, a smile on each face

    Its the thoughtful conversation, that you never will erase

    Its the friendship and the laughter, the ruach and the fun

    its the seperate individuals that together become ONE

    Its the achdus and the ruchniyus that help us grow each day

    its the constast dedication that is always sent our way

    Its the warm and dozy atmosphere whereever you may roam

    Its the place that we call RANINU our home away from home

    So take each other by the hand and sing along with me

    Cuz although were from all over we are family

    created and untied each girl played a part

    RANINU I cherish you deep inside my heart

    Did they have the shabbos song back then? You know…”there is a camp called raninu and every shabbos this is what they do…..”

    #893549
    yentingyenta
    Participant

    what?!?!?!? they stopped singing that song after night activity????? they should be ashamed! it was a Beth classic!

    oh well. but I will def check back for the lyrics. Thanks!

    #893550

    Beth was around back then! Btw I found the lyrics look at my above post! No I meant the second song I don’t kknow they still sing that song after night activity to this day, I can assure you

    #893551
    bygirl93
    Member

    Yentingyenta and Shopping613- yes they sing BOTH of those songs….. and Beth is STILL there, she was just not there for like a year or two….. those two songs are from the first few years of raninu….

    and although the song was WRITTEN that way…. we had a few changes that made it fit a little better…

    #893552

    Yes I know but in the packets they give out they never bothered to change it…no I know beth is still there what I’m saying in I am still in raninu/rina so I know that but I haven’t been there that long and I had no idea how long shes been in the camp for…is it true Tzivia has only been there for 3 years? She has so much authority in the camp I would of never guessed it but someone told me she was there before she was…..

    #893553
    bygirl93
    Member

    shopping- yup, I believe this was Tzivi’s 3rd year, maybe 4th

    #893554
    yentingyenta
    Participant

    Shopping-sorry I was out then doing school work so I just saw your post.

    thanks for the lyrics. Beth was there from at least year 5-I think she wrote that song in year 5. the version I remember is a little different but very similar. now the question is do you know the mosquito spoof?

    and they were singing the shabbos song in year 6 and it was well known then too so its an older one

    1 is be quiet, dont start a riot

    2 is OD, how good can you be

    3 is ruach singing and cheering

    4 is kavana in your davening

    5 is on time and thats the rhyme

    be quiet, ____, ____, be on time and sing!

    the mincha song is also nice, IMHO nicer than the shacharis song

    BYgirl, the still sing ‘freed from the shadows?’ or are you referring the the night activity song and mincha song?

    #893555
    Yatzmich
    Member

    To Nisht Ahe Nisht Aher,

    Some of us went to Camp Agudah before Camp Rayim was even a thought. Mose Rosner was still a bochur.

    #893556
    Health
    Participant

    Nisht Ahe Nisht Aher -“TO: Yatzmich:

    Moshe Rosner is from Camp Rayim not Agudah.”

    He was probably talking about when Rosner was a camper or a counselor, not nowadays as a camp owner.

    #893557
    bygirl93
    Member

    shopping/yentingyenta- I am writing this from memory so feel free to correct it.. I regret not saving my booklet with the songs…

    and yenting- I meant about 2 girls hand in hand, the shabbos song, the mincha song….. (i dont remember the shachris song…..)

    The sun will soon go down

    the day will soon be through

    theres so much to accomplish still

    theres so much more to do

    so join us as we lift up our voices

    for when we pray our neshama rejoices

    lets focus on the meaning

    and then we can daven the tefillah of mincha again

    we pause along the way

    _________________

    recharge our ________, uplift our souls

    as joyfully we pray

    so join us as we lift up our eyes

    and our heart felt tefillos are sent to the skys

    let us focus on the meaning and then we can daven the tefillah of mincha again

    #893558

    I already posted it on this thread, but here it is again! This is the correct order of the stanzas:

    Mincha Song -one of my camp raninu favorites!

    The sun will soon go down

    The day will soon be through

    There’s so much to accomplish still

    There’s so much more to do

    Though caught within our world

    We pause along the way

    Recharge our souls, uplift our world

    as joyfully we pray

    So join us we lift up our eyes

    and our heartfelt tefillos ascend to the skies

    And we focus on our purpose and then we will

    Daven the tefillah of mincha again

    So join us as we lift up our voices

    Cuz when we pray our neshama rejoices

    lets fill our lives with meaning and then we will

    Daven the tefilla of mincha again

    If anyone needs lyrics to ANY raninu song I have all the packets! I even stole one of the ones with a bunch of songs that you weren’t supposed to keep (they use them every year) I also have the packet of the nine days songs I believe they only started that around 7 years back…..

    My most prized raninu possetions is my raninu cup collection, they use them at the washing station and only make a few extra every year, they are VERY hard to get since your not suppposed to take them!

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