Camp Blog

If you would like to subscribe to our blog, please click here.

9,000 Gallons of Water!

Posted on April 7, 2020

To our Ramah in the Rockies kehillah kedosha, This year, as we prepare for our seders, we are thinking about numbers. We are thinking of the traditional Passover numbers – the eight days of Passover, four cups of wine, three matzot, and one Elijah’s cup. We are also thinking about the tragic numbers linked to Continue Reading »

Big Changes are Coming to Camp Ramah!

Posted on March 9, 2020

To our Ramah in the Rockies kehillah kedosha, I write this email having just returned from a week of winter camping on the chava (ranch) where the Ramah year-round team met to work on some preparations for Kayitz 2020. We are having a fantastically snowy winter (30 feet and counting), which we hope will make Continue Reading »

Giving New Life to Our Food-Waste

Posted on February 10, 2020

Ask any of our chalutzim (campers) and they will tell you that Ramah in the Rockies is an exceptionally green place. While many are simply drawn to camp’s natural greenery, as a camp, we are as equally proud of our “green” initiatives. We make a strong effort to limit our impact on the environment and Continue Reading »

February: Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Posted on February 3, 2020

By Moss Herberholz,Director of Inclusion Kayitz 2019 It’s Friday night at camp, and the singing after Shabbat dinner has begun. Chalutzim (campers), tzevet (staff) and orchim (guests) all stand up and move toward the center of the room enthusiastically to join in the celebration. As I watch from a table nearby, two young chalutzim come up Continue Reading »

Our Tzevet Keep the Lights of Ramah in the Rockies Burning

Posted on December 22, 2019

Chag Chanukkah Same’ach from Ramah in the Rockies! Without the chalutzim (campers) camp would be meaningless – each and every one of them is a light in our community. Every summer, our amazing tzevet (staff) work tirelessly to ensure that every chalutz and chalutzah have incredible and lifechanging experiences at Ramah in the Rockies. And Continue Reading »

A 10-Year Celebration Reflection

Posted on December 16, 2019

By Risa Isard *The following blog post was originally given as a speech during the Ramah in the Rockies 10-Year celebration in Denver, CO on December 7th, 2019. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I distinctly remember conversations from the 1990s about a new Ramah camp in Colorado. I waited. Dreamed. Looked forward to the Continue Reading »

Updates to the JOLI Program for Kayitz 2020!

Posted on December 5, 2019

We have an amazing “problem.” JOLI 2020 is filled for both sessions with waiting lists too! At the same time, we know that so many of you have expressed interest in joining the program and have yet to register. We do not want to turn away members of our community. On Wednesday, we sat and Continue Reading »

Reflections & Gratitude from Kayitz 2019

Posted on November 24, 2019

“From the second I was in the JOLI huddle with the rest of the ‘JOLIers,’ everything just felt right.”

We Asked. You Shared. We Listened.

Posted on October 18, 2019

Over the past six weeks we heard from hundreds of parents, chalutzim (campers), and tzevet (staff) about their experiences at Ramah in the Rockies during Kayitz 2019.  We asked for honest feedback and thank everyone for sharing so that we may learn about what went well and where we need to improve. Below are some Continue Reading »

The Camp Jacob Accords of Kayitz 2019

Posted on October 13, 2019

During our ten summers on the chava (ranch), Ramah in the Rockies has been the site of hail and wind storms, a fire, and even a helicopter landing, but now, after Kayitz 2019, we can also say that we have hosted peace talks.  As a camp and a community, we place a great deal of Continue Reading »