Archive: March 2015

Meet Our Senior Staff

Posted on March 17, 2015

This past sunday we marked 100 Days until camp- so we thought this would be a good time to start introducing you to our 2015 Summer Staff!   From left to right: Ben Winter, Leora Perkins, Rafi Daugherty, and Moshe “Mushon” Samuels Hey, I’m Ben, and I’ll be your program director this summer. I’m looking forward Continue Reading »

Celebrating Shavuot at Camp

Posted on June 6, 2014

Dear 2014 Parents and Chalutzim, In a few hours we will welcome Shabbat for the first time this summer at Ramah in the Rockies. While our chalutzim  [campers] do not arrive for a few more weeks, the first group of tzevet [staff] arrived this past Sunday to begin summer preparations. Many of the tzevet are here for Continue Reading »

Ramah and the Field of Jewish Outdoor Education

Posted on March 20, 2014

Last week a study on the field of Jewish Outdoor and Environmental Education (JOFEE) was published by Hazon.  Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies is one of the few groups engaged in this field that is based West of the Mississippi.  We are proud to be leading the way in helping youth link Continue Reading »

Looking Back Fondly on a Ramah Outdoor Adventure Experience — Part II

Posted on March 10, 2014

For the past few years, we have had  a number of former chalutzim who have written about their time at Ramah Outdoor Adventure as part of their college admissions essays.  Over the next few weeks we will feature a few of these from our former chalutzim (and hopefully future tzevet members).  If you want your Continue Reading »

Staff Training at Ramah

Posted on January 22, 2013

Staff training at Ramah Outdoor Adventure

Words From the Ramah Dinner

Posted on December 6, 2012

Thoughts at Ramah Dinner.


Posted on November 28, 2012

We just added a new page to our website called BEING GREEN.  We were inspired to create this page after a conversation with Sybil Sanchez, Director of  COEJL.  She was musing  about the need for every Jewish organization to have a link on their website about ways in which they  are taking the enviroment into account Continue Reading »

Can online information sessions change the world?

Posted on November 12, 2012

One of the stated goals of Ramah Outdoor Adventure is to be a “green camp”.  Over the years, I have blogged about some of our greening initiatives, from reducing paper use in our year-round office to serving organic milk in the dining hall.  We have recently added a section to our website that we will Continue Reading »

Four years in. . .

Posted on October 28, 2012

In November of 2008, the Jim Joseph Foundation (JJF) and the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) made a big bet.  They awarded the National Ramah Commission (NRC) $1.1 million to create the first outdoor specialty camp in the country with an intensive Jewish focus.  Jewish children had been going in droves to numerous secular specialty Continue Reading »

Connecting with Jewish roots through the Ramah Animals

Posted on July 26, 2012

At the beginning of each camp season, a herd of horses and a number of farm animals are delivered to our ranch for us to use in our camp program.  For nine weeks, our tzevet (staff) and chalutzim (campers) care for these animals as their own pets.  They learn the value of tzar baalei hayim Continue Reading »

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