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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 »

Shavuot Retreat Announcement

Posted on May 22, 2015

Dear Shavuoton participants, Unfortunately we regret to inform you but due to recent weather conditions our Shavuot Retreat is cancelled.  As you know we have received record rain fall in Colorado.  Our ranch has been hit particularly hard.  In the middle of the night, the stream by the front gate, overflowed its banks and washed Continue Reading »

“When I step off the bus each summer…I come alive”

Posted on May 6, 2015

We received this letter a few weeks ago from one of our amazing chalutzim, Ellery.  We are extremely grateful for this kind gesture, and amazed at the beautiful way she writes about the place we all call home.  Dear Rabbi Eliav, As you may recall, my bat mitzvah passed a couple months ago. For my bat Continue Reading »

Rafi’s Tips to Help Kids Have a Great Summer!

Posted on April 1, 2015

Rafi, our Director of Camper Care, has prepared this great list to help gear up for camp! If you think your kiddo might experience sadness or homesickness at camp, practice having more sleepovers at friends’ and family’s homes. Prepare your kid with ideas for self-soothing, bedtime routines that don’t include you, and how to get Continue Reading »