Today marks our 75 day countdown until we welcome our first Chalutzim(pioneers/campers) to the Ramah in the Rockies Ranch. In this time of Pesach, when we think about 4 cups of wine, 3 matzot and the numbers in “Who Knows One,” I want to reflect on some of the key numbers we are thinking about as we prepare for the summer.
27,000 Amount of clean drinking water (in gallons) available at any moment in 4 holding tanks
438 Campers currently registered for the 2017 summer season
146 Campers who are coming to Ramah in the Rockies in 2017 for the first time
200 Maximum number of campers at camp at any one time
103 Staff members who are working at camp this year
95 Liters of grape juice we will use on this summer for Kiddush on Friday nights
40 Additional campers we hope to enroll before opening day
21 Israeli staff members coming as part of our mishlachat (up from 9 in 2014)
15 Hens who will be laying eggs at camp this summer
10 New folding cafeteria tables we have ordered for the summer
8 12 passenger vans we will have on site at any one time this summer
3 Dogs we will have living with us on the ranch (the smallest number in a while)
2 Goats coming to camp this summer (on loan from a local goat farmer)
1 Registered campers coming from: Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia,
Wyoming, Kansas, Hong Kong and The Netherlands.