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Staff training at Ramah Outdoor Adventure
Interested in learning more about camp? Beginning in October 2018, we be holding in-person information sessions in a variety of communities in Colorado, Oklahoma, New York, Washington DC, Seattle and Boston. Stay tuned for details! We will also be hosting weekly information sessions online.
With the end of the calendar year upon us, I wanted to send a recruitment update. We had a fantastic finish to our early bird registration earlier in the week. At the moment we have over 200 children enrolled in the 2013 season. As of Thursday December 20, 2012 we have Session I: Openings in Continue Reading »
At its core, the story of Chanukah is a story about the continuation of the Jewish people in a time when there was great pressure to assimilate into the secular society. There were those who advocated complete assimilation into the Hellenistic society, and those who advocated complete disengagement from the secular world. Ultimately, the answer Continue Reading »
Thoughts at Ramah Dinner.
We just added a new page to our website called BEING GREEN. We were inspired to create this page after a conversation with Sybil Sanchez, Director of COEJL. She was musing about the need for every Jewish organization to have a link on their website about ways in which they are taking the enviroment into account Continue Reading »
One of the stated goals of Ramah Outdoor Adventure is to be a “green camp”. Over the years, I have blogged about some of our greening initiatives, from reducing paper use in our year-round office to serving organic milk in the dining hall. We have recently added a section to our website that we will Continue Reading »
In November of 2008, the Jim Joseph Foundation (JJF) and the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) made a big bet. They awarded the National Ramah Commission (NRC) $1.1 million to create the first outdoor specialty camp in the country with an intensive Jewish focus. Jewish children had been going in droves to numerous secular specialty Continue Reading »
This was sent out as an email to our parent body. I am re-posting it on our blog, as many readers are not on our parent list. At Ramah Outdoor Adventure, we are constantly striving to improve our camp program. While we know that children and counselors have transformative experiences each summer, we understand that Continue Reading »
This summer, we doubled the size of our JOLI (Jewish Outdoor Leadership Institute) program for rising 11th and 12th graders. From the feedback we have received thus far from the JOLI participants, it was a terrific success. In the coming weeks we will share a few of the letters/ write ups we received about this Continue Reading »