Sunday evening: After a spectacular sunset, night has finally come to the Ramah in the Rockies ranch: our twenty-three WFR (Wilderness First Responder) participants are watching, Into the Void – a documentary about a climbing expedition that went disastrously wrong; our ducks, chickens and alpacas have all been placed safely in the barn for the evening; and, the forty or so volunteers who joined us on the ranch
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 camps. The JJF, FJC & NRC bet that if a Jewish camp could offer a high level of p
One of the core values of Ramah Outdoor Adventure is that Chalutzim (campers) will feel connected to the land and people of Israel, articulate how their lives are impacted by Israel and its citizens’ choices, and be able to engage in conversations about Israeli society. We accomplish this goal through a variety of methods: we hire a number of Chevrei Mishlachat (Israeli staff members) to work at camp. We bring
Our first full day of camp has drawn to a close. Chalutzim (pioneers/campers) were rock climbing, painting, playing Frisbee and so much more. While our oldest chalutzim chose their activities according to their interests, our younger ones went around as an ohel (tent) for most of the day. From the smiles on their faces, it seems that most of the chalutzim are making an easy transition into our community. Our mea
Ramah Outdoor Adventure is funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation, in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
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