Thousands Head to the Catskills for Visiting Day


visiting-dayThousands of families are heading to the Catskills today for the first visiting day of summer 2010. All drivers are urged to leave ample time for traveling. Drivers are encouraged to follow posted speed limits, as State Police troopers are on patrol on the highways. The troopers sit with their radar guns, and drivers who do not follow the reduced speed-limits in certain zones will be ticketed. would like to remind its readers to help Catskills Hatzalah, which needs our help to continue its lifesaving work. Checks can be made payable to Catskills Hatzalah and mailed to POB 50, Monticello, NY 12701.

Also, the Catskills Hatzalah GPS Project is available for the general public. There is no charge for the use of these files. The goal of this project has been to allow those who respond to medical emergencies in the Catskills to utilize GPS to save time and get there safely. For more info, click here.

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable visiting day.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. It’s amazing how Hatzalah provides for everyone. What’s also amazing is that kids get to see their parents for the first time in like two weeks. Kol Hakavod to all the parents, grandparents and siblings that trek up to the catskills and poconos to see their children! Espeically in this heat!

  2. I’m a bubby now and have no reason to go up on visiting day. But I always loved going up to visit when my kids were in camp. Believe it or not, I wanted to see where and with whom my children were spending their summers. I actually enjoyed the trip! And I also wanted to thank the staff personally, in additon to the tips. When I was in camp, my European parents, who didn’t drive, came by bus to visit me. Never heard any complaints then either. WHy did everyone become so grouchy about visiting day lately?

  3. Visiting day should be abolished. If the child goes to camp for a month they dont need visiting day. For those children that stay all summer – Visiting day should be the day they change trips.
    I think all camps should consider this.

  4. Please remember to make a Kiddush Hashem as we live here all year round! Please respect our towns!!!!

  5. Bubby, two reasons I can think of
    – this year it fell out on erev Rosh Chodosh which put a big burden on the mothers.
    – the roads may not have been as good in your time. Or maybe they were the same. But there were certainly fewer people on the road, which made it less of a hassle.

  6. we went to see our son who is working there; it was worth the whole trip just to see his smiling face even in spite of the shlep