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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 »

Shabbat Update – August 9th

Posted on August 9, 2019

We kicked off the final full week of the Kayitz (Summer) 2019 with Yom Sport. Everyone in camp was decked-out in kachol (blue), adom (red), or yarok (green), and the atmosphere on the chava (ranch) shifted to intense competition and fun which progressed throughout the day. The day was filled with a lot of sweat Continue Reading »

Shabbat Update – August 2nd

Posted on August 2, 2019

As we finish the second full week of Session 2, I have enjoyed watching the rhythm of camp life kick in as our chalutzim (campers/pioneers) have had days of exciting “regularly” scheduled activities. As they skip to chugim (activities), and enjoy a variety of tefillot (prayer) options each morning, I see them building kesharim (connections) Continue Reading »

Shabbat Update – July 26th

Posted on July 26, 2019

As our session 2 kehillah (community) has settled into life on chava, it has been such a joy to get to know and learn from all of your children this past week. While it has been a quiet week at basecamp due to our masa’ot, today I was delighted to watch the stream of our Continue Reading »

Shabbat Update – July 19th

Posted on July 19, 2019

Session 2 of our 10th year at Ramah in the Rockies has officially arrived! The hot July day did not dampen the excitement felt by all as we welcomed our chalutzim (pioneers/campers) to the chava (ranch). Returning chalutzim happily reunited with friends and tzevet (staff) from past years, and new campers quickly experienced the warmth Continue Reading »