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Returning To The Camp That Started This Awesome Adventure

Posted on September 17, 2015

Reflections on a long awaited return trip to Ramah Canada. After my first summer as Director of Ramah Outdoor Adventure, I had a chance in November 2009 to return to the place where I started my Ramah career as a 17 year old lifeguard. Driving past the Palmer exit on the Massachusetts Turnpike, I decided to Continue Reading »

Ducks, Geese, Goats, and Alpacas (Oh My!)

Posted on September 4, 2015

This past summer our camp grew in a number of ways not just the size of our staff and the number of chalutzim [campers].  We also improved and expanded several of our basecamp activities, particularly our farm program. One of the first things our chalutzim both noticed was that our dilapidated “Red Shed” in the Continue Reading »

Weekly Email #8, Shabbat Shalom!

Posted on August 14, 2015

Shabbat Shalom Ramah Family and Friends! It seems like just yesterday, our chalutzim were arriving at the ranch and now we are about to start the last Shabbat of the 2015 camp season.  Our chalutzim are back from their masa’ot [backcountry excursions], and changing into their Shabbat whites. After the frenzied morning and afternoon of Continue Reading »

Weekly Update #7

Posted on August 7, 2015

Photos –  Youtube –  Facebook Shabbat Shalom Ramah Family and Friends! For the last time this kayitz [summer], a group of our tzevet [staff] made the trek to Denver International Airport, and picked up 41 chalutzim [campers] that were coming in from all corners of North America (and Israel too!) for our final two weeks at camp. Continue Reading »

Weekly Update #6

Posted on August 4, 2015

Shabbat Shalom Ramah Families, This has been an unseasonably warm and dry week here at the Chava, leading to a similarly pleasant masa [backcountry excursion] week for all of our chalutzim [campers].  Ironically, last Friday night was the first one where we gathered under our Ohel Mo’ed for dancing and t’ffilot because of the rain. Continue Reading »

A Full Sensory Experience!

Posted on July 27, 2015

The new sensory tent at Ramah in the Rockies is a huge success! Thanks to a grant from the Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Foundation, we were able to build a new space filled with therapeutic equipment for use by campers with special needs. Shai, a counselor in Amitzim [the division for campers with developmental/intellectual disabilities] Continue Reading »

Weekly Update #5

Posted on July 24, 2015

Shabbat Shalom Ramah Friends! First session flew by, and here we are already a few days into second session!  After a rejuvenating inter-session, we are all back at the chava [ranch], our chalutzim [campers] are here, and we are ready to have another awesome four weeks! On Wednesday, we welcomed chalutzim from all over the Continue Reading »

Weekly Email- Shabbat #4

Posted on July 17, 2015

–Written earlier today, but sent once ALL chalutzim have returned from Masa– Each Friday morning, when I sit down to write these letters, I wonder where the week went. They say that each day of camp is like three in the “real world” which makes these weekly updates more like 21-day summaries. This past week Continue Reading »

Shabbat Shalom: Week 1

Posted on June 26, 2015

Shabbat Shalom for our first Shabbat of 2015! The year-round team has been working towards this moment for 9 months: the moment we get to welcome back our chalutzim [campers] from their 11-month masa [excursion]– or what some refer to as the “off season.” Our chalutzim are finally here, arriving from all over the United Continue Reading »

Introducing our Summer Communications Team

Posted on June 21, 2015

Ari Polsky (l) is a member of our year-round team, and has been speaking with many of you this year about registration, transportation, and other camp logistics. Photography is a passion of his, and will be supervising the communications via email, website, and social media. He is a 17-year Ramah veteran, and excited to be welcoming Continue Reading »