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Our Path to the Next Normal

When we cancelled our 2020 season, we faced a steep financial cliff. Due to the generosity of our parents, who donated portions of their tuition and a few key funders, we raised $385,000 before the end of June 2020.

Simultaneously, we reduced numerous seasonal and year-round expenses, cut positions, and trimmed salaries internally. Even with all of these measures, however, we are still looking at a $500,000 deficit in our 2020 budget. Ending the year deep in the red will set us back for seasons to come, adversely affecting future programming.

During this time, when we feel isolated in our everyday lives, we see the need for camp more than ever. Ramah in the Rockies produces not only the leaders of tomorrow, but the intentional community of today. The Next Normal is going to require that our camp pivots to a new reality without threatening the sense of community, connection, and innovation that has been the hallmark of our success the past ten years.

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Multi-year pledges welcome. To make a pledge or discuss a donation please contact:

Rabbi Eliav Bock, Executive Director

eliavb@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x104

Discover more details and naming opportunities below:

Our Path to the Next Normal campaign will enable us to finish 2020 on strong enough financial footing so that we are able to endure the challenges and seek opportunities that come our way over the next 12 months. We seek to raise $500,000 by the end of the calendar year to:

  1. Ensure continuity of year-round operations and programs
  2. Continue needed investment on our ranch
  3. Plan for high quality summer programs in 2021 and beyond
  4. Fund our Fall scholarship allocations and needs 

Reservoir & Recreational Pond – $750,000 to $1,250,000 – (Estimated cost) 

In order to secure our water rights now and into the future, Ramah in the Rockies, must construct a 5-acre feet reservoir on the property by 2024. Once installed this reservoir opens the possibility for recreational programming including swimming and flat-water kayaking. We are in the beginning stages of accessing the feasibility with our engineers and local Water Commissioner.

Covered Horse Arena – $500,000 

Program Pavilions (2) – $325,000 each 

Infrastructure Expansion   – $150,000 

Including fresh water, wastewater, electrical capacity, and telecommunications

Senior Staff House/s (2) – $125,000 each 

 

Ramah in the Rockies is a Colorado not-for-profit 501(c)3 public charity and your donation may qualify for a tax deduction (Tax ID #20-4078988).

Colorado Residents: Your gift of $500 or more may be eligible for a Colorado Childcare Tax Credit. To receive the form, please email office@ramahoutdoors.org.

 

Multi-year pledges welcome. To make a pledge or discuss a donation please contact:

Rabbi Eliav Bock, Executive Director

eliavb@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x104