Invest in Ramah

Our Story

In early August 2017, an electrical fire burned our lodge building, which housed our dining hall, kitchen, laundry, camp offices, and packout center. We evaluated our options and determined a plan that would enable us to move forward. Our generous community made it happen immediately after the fire and we need YOUR help to continue to make possible the impactful, high quality programming that is the signature of Ramah in the Rockies.

Our Community

Thanks to over 1,200 unique donations since our fire, we were able to raze the burned structures, build temporary facilities to welcome our campers and staff in 2018, and begin to sustain our long-term future. We have raised over $3,750,000 to rebuild our permanent, multi-purpose lodge, which will serve our community for 2020 and beyond!

Our Future

We are creating the next generation of passionate Jews and stewards of the Earth. Your generous support will keep this momentum going and enable us to continue providing necessary scholarships to campers in need.

 

Colorado Residents: Your gift of $500 or more may be eligible for a Colorado Childcare Tax Credit. To receive the form, please contact Lisa Holstein at 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

Matt Levitt, Chief Development Officer

matt@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x118

 

 

 

Discover more details and naming opportunities below:

Fall 2017

  • Raze old Lodge site – COMPLETE
  • Enroll atleast 350 campers for Summer 2018 – COMPLETE
  • Begin construction on the temporary facilities – COMPLETE

Spring  2018

  • Launch BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy – COMPLETE
  • Finish construction on our new art pavilion – COMPLETE
  • Register another 20 campers for Summer 2018 – COMPLETE
  • Complete major construction on the temporary facilities – COMPLETE

Summer 2018

  • Open camp with temporary facilities – COMPLETE
  • Inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders! – COMPLETE
  • Finalize design plans for our permanent dining hall – COMPLETE
  • Break ground on our new health center – COMPLETE
  • Reach final settlement with insurance company – ALMOST COMPLETE
  • Evaluate BaMidbar’s first season – COMPLETE

Fall 2018

  • Continue construction on our new health center – COMPLETE
  • Complete construction drawings and for our permanent dining hall – IN PROGRESS
  • Open BaMidbar again after a successful first spring season – COMPLETE with open enrollment

Project Goals: 

  • Health Center – Complete by Summer 2020
  • Permanent Dining Hall – Complete by Summer 2020

A Health Center that provides for the needs of our community and the best possible care to its members. 

Our intended facility will be able to house sixteen campers, allow privacy for evaluating care with two exam rooms, and provide indoor waiting space.

Upstairs nurse’s and doctor’s suites will enable us to attract and retain high-level medical professionals.

This winterized building will be available for retreat rentals and for BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy sessions.

Health Center Naming Opportunities

Name our Building: $750,000
A state-of-the-art facility providing triage, isolation, and sick care to our community

Infrastructure: $300,000
No building operates without the hidden pieces

Medical Staff Suites (3): $100,000
Help us attract and retain excellent medical staff

Patient Rooms (4): $75,000
Sometimes we need a little more time and space to recuperate

Exam Rooms (2): $50,000
The first step along the path to wellness is a welcoming space to receive care

Medical Staff Kitchen & Lounge: $36,000
Give our medical team space to re-energize during the fast pace of summer camp

Other Health Center Naming Opportunities
Porch: $36,000
Outdoor Seating Area: $18,000
Pathways: $10,000
Mezzuzah (10+): $1,800

A new multi-purpose lodge, 25% larger than our previous facility with necessary upgrades, will allow us to meet the needs of our growing community. Scheduled for completion by summer 2020, the building will also house a dairy and meat kitchen, bakery area, and include flush toilets.

Name Our Building $1,100,000 – COMPLETE
We want your name here!

Dining Halls (2) $750,000
Separate dining halls ensure smoother meal times for our campers.

Kitchens (2) $350,000
Expanding our kitchen and adding a small meat kitchen to better serve our growing camp community!

Packout Center $250,000
Campers and staff need a clean place to pack for backcountry excursions.

Wall of Windows $125,000 – COMPLETE
Glass windows will allow for natural lights and beautiful views.

Offices (5) $100,000
Dedicated office spaces for our camper care, administration, and logistics teams.

Technology $50,000
Sometimes it’s the little things that enhance the experience like music and slideshows.

Handwashing Stations (3) $36,000
Keep our community clean and healthy.

Garage Doors (4) $25,000
Create a truly indoor/outdoor dining experience by transforming our dining halls.

Outdoor Seating Areas (3) $18,000 – (1 of 3) COMPLETE
Learning and gathering in the outdoors creates stewards of the Earth.

Tree Grove and Kitchen Garden (1) $18,000 – COMPLETED by Michael and Carol Staenberg

Mezuzah (10+) $1,800
Complete our new sacred home and multi-purpose lodge.

Other naming opportunities available between $1,800 and $18,000

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 contact Lisa Holstein at 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

Matt Levitt, Chief Development Officer

matt@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x118