Today marks 65 days until we welcome our first chalutzim (campers) to the chava (ranch). Just as we reflect on the various numbers mentioned during the seder – 3 matzot, 4 sons, and 10 plagues – I want to share some of the key numbers we think about as we prepare for summer.
27,000 Gallons of clean drinking water available at any moment in our four above-ground tanks
6,065 Gallons of wastewater influent flowing daily into our system (Ever wonder how much is from showers versus flushing toilets?)
363 Campers currently registered for Kayitz 2019
105 Staff members working at camp this summer
104 Campers coming to Ramah in the Rockies for the first time!
70 Masa’ot (excursions) going out over four masa weeks (or 17-18masa’ot per week!!!)
40 New mountain bikes ordered
35 More campers we hope to enroll before opening day
20 Israeli mishlachat (emissary) staff joining our mishpacha (family)
18 Hens laying eggs at camp this summer
12 12-passenger vans on site at any one time during the summer
9.1 Acre feet of water owned by Ramah in the Rockies, of which we use .22 annually. (Under the laws governing water use in the west, we need to build a pond by 2024 to access the unused amount or lose almost all of it.)
3 New primitive campsites being built
2 Dogs of camp living with us this summer – Welcome, Murphy and DovBer!
1 Camper coming from each of these states this summer: Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, and Alabama
– Rabbi Eliav and the Ramah in the Rockies Team