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February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month

Posted on January 31, 2014

Written by: Elyssa Hammerman, Tikvah Director elyssah@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x103 The Tikvah Program at Ramah Outdoor Adventure continued to thrive in summer 2013.  While we continued our incredible programming from the previous summer, one of our highlights was the extended masa (overnight camping excursion), which we extended to two nights.  Before the overnight Tikvah campers Continue Reading »

Connecting Campers to Nature

Posted on January 14, 2014

By Nathaniel Eisen The Torah commands us to wait three years before harvesting from fruit trees. As we celebrate Tu B’shevat, the New Year for trees that marks the three years of waiting, there are still several months left to experience before spring arrives. But when spring does come, the camp staff and volunteers of Continue Reading »

Mexican Campers at Ramah Outdoor Adventure

Posted on January 12, 2014

This summer, Alan P. and David and Michelle F. represented a first for a young camp named Ramah Outdoor Adventure – campers from Mexico. David and Michelle live in Mexico City, where Alan, their cousin, was also born and lived until moving to San Diego three years ago. Alan and David, both aged 13, attended Continue Reading »

Lessons Learned at Ramah Outdoor Adventure

Posted on December 22, 2013

By Nathaniel Eisen   As a new year approaches, full of resolutions for personal growth and improvement, it is the perfect time to revisit some of the changes our campers and staff  made at Ramah during Kayitz 2013 and see how they have applied these changes back home. Jill Katz, solelim/frolf/duathlon staff: “I learned how Continue Reading »

A Ringing Endorsement

Posted on December 11, 2013

I wanted to share with all our readers an email sent by one of our camper parents, Barbara Gottesman.  Barbara sent this message to the parent list at her kid’s school.  I think she captures what we are about 100%. –Rabbi Eliav I’m not sure which Ramah you were considering but I highly recommend Ramah Continue Reading »

Let There Be Light: Solar Energy at Ramah Outdoor Adventure

Posted on November 26, 2013

By Nathaniel Eisen   In the legend of Hannukah, the Jewish people (with divine intercession) found a way to make one traditional day’s allotment of a non-renewable resource last for eight days. Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies, a Jewish outdoors camp located in Sedalia, CO, tries to do the same with respect Continue Reading »

Camp is not just for campers

Posted on November 26, 2013

By Elyssa Hammerman, Tikvah Director Ramah Outdoor Adventure has contributed so much to my semester in Israel.  While I work at Ramah during the summers, and part time throughout the year, I am a full time second and third grade teacher at Denver Academy of Torah (DAT).  I am currently taking a semester off from Continue Reading »

Climbing High

Posted on November 20, 2013

A camper profile on Josh Eakman By Nathaniel Eisen Etgar B’Ramah (Ramah Outdoor Adventure) leaves its mark on every chalutz (the word we use for campers that literally means “pioneer”), but it  has impacted few more than Josh Eakman. Josh, 16, has attended Etgar B’Ramah for three summers (2010, 2011 and 2013), and has travelled a long Continue Reading »

Getting To Know The Greenbergs

Posted on November 8, 2013

Richard and Eileen Greenberg cherish a strong commitment to creating Jewish community and preserving the environment. This commitment has led them to support the work of Ramah in the Rockies with their time and resources. Richard devoted his professional career to preserving the environment, opening the Colorado office of the  United States Environmental Protection Agency Continue Reading »

An ongoing conversation part 1

Posted on November 5, 2013

  Throughout the off-season, we engage a number of parents in interesting “conversations” online about various aspects of our camp program.  This year, we thought it would be a good idea to publicize some of these email exchanges for our broader camp audience.  We will always remove names and any identifying factors.  We will make Continue Reading »

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