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This past sunday we marked 100 Days until camp- so we thought this would be a good time to start introducing you to our 2015 Summer Staff! From left to right: Ben Winter, Leora Perkins, Rafi Daugherty, and Moshe “Mushon” Samuels Hey, I’m Ben, and I’ll be your program director this summer. I’m looking forward Continue Reading »
On Sunday we marked 100 days until our first chalutzim arrive!
Why you should go to Adult Camp By Alan Levitt I’m guessing you know a kid who’s been to Ramah in the Rockies. I’m guessing you’ve had that wonderful, enthusiastic encounter, when they try to describe their experience: they’re talking a-mile-a-minute about the fantastic adventures they had, telling you about a new friend or three, perhaps singing Continue Reading »
In celebration of Tu B’Shvat this week, we wanted to share these words about the farm from 2014 Chalutzah, Sophie. Tu B’Shvat celebrates the trees and is a planting holiday in Israel. In her piece, she talks about the greenhouse and garden, and the planting we do at camp. LIFE ON THE FARM AT RAMAH Continue Reading »
2014 Tzevet Tipus [Rock Climbing Staff], Noah Kaplan, wrote this spoken word poem this summer about the power of the Masa [backcountry excursion] experience. Words to the poem are below the video. We hope you will enjoy this! For five days we leave behind our phones, we forget about conventional conveniences, the clutter of the day, we Continue Reading »
Reflections on the Ramah Service Corps Fellows Conference: Who says summer camp is only in the summer? Ari Polsky A few weeks ago, I packed a bag, ready to escape the cold, and hopped on a flight to California. I attended the Ramah Winter Training Institute at Camp Ramah in California, as a part of the Continue Reading »
In early January, eight of our staff traveled to Camp Ramah in California for the National Ramah Winter Training Institute. Our tzevet participated in a wide array of sessions to strengthen their skills for the summer, and are excited to share what they learned: It was a great opportunity to attend thoughtful sessions and share ideas Continue Reading »
This post was originally featured on the Jewish News of the Greater Phoenix Area. Debbie was a guest of ours at Shavuot this past year, and we are touched and amazed at her words here. If you are interested in coming for Shavuot camp this year, please contact Matt Levitt. For one week in Continue Reading »
by Beth Hammerman In recognition of Shemini Atzeret, the holiday we just celebrated, we share with you the various ways in which Ramah Outdoor Adventure works on conserving its precious water resource. This holiday, which follows the Jewish festival of Sukkot, marks the beginning of the rainy season after the harvest in Israel. The prayer Continue Reading »