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“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 »


Posted on March 27, 2015

We are incredibly grateful to our chalutzim [campers], parents, tzevet [staff], fans, supporters, and guest stars over the summer and year round who make Ramah in the Rockies the truly incredible place that it is. This could not happen without all of your support.  Here is a graphic we put together to show you what physical impact Continue Reading »

Meet Our Senior Staff

Posted on March 17, 2015

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 »

100 Days Until Camp!

Posted on March 17, 2015

On Sunday we marked 100 days until our first chalutzim arrive!

Why you should go to Adult Camp

Posted on February 24, 2015

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 »

Life on the Farm at Ramah

Posted on February 3, 2015

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 »

The Power of the Outdoors: A Spoken Word Poem

Posted on February 3, 2015

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 »

Ramah Service Corps Reflections

Posted on January 29, 2015

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 »

Reflections on Ramah Winter Training Institute

Posted on January 22, 2015

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 »