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The Israel Trail at ROA

Posted on August 7, 2012

One of the core values of Ramah Outdoor Adventure is that Chalutzim (campers) will feel connected to the land and people of Israel, articulate how their lives are impacted by Israel and its citizens’ choices, and be able to engage in conversations about Israeli society.  We accomplish this goal through a variety of methods: we Continue Reading »

Thoughts on the first night of our last session

Posted on August 1, 2012

Dear Parents: Today we started the last session of the 2012 summer season by adding 50 more chalutzim (campers) to our 60 4-weekers. Laughter, hugs, and smiles filled the migrash as they unloaded from the HEA shuttle, the airport bus, and parent vehicles. The weather was definitely on our side today as we were unloading Continue Reading »

Lifting the veil with a chicken shechita

Posted on July 30, 2012

This morning was a first for Ramah Outdoor Adventure, and perhaps a first for the greater Ramah Movement.  In our effort to “lift the veil” on the food we produce at camp, we decided that this summer we would conduct a chicken Shechita (ritual slaughter) for any of the older chalutzim (campers/pioneers) and tzevet who Continue Reading »

Connecting with Jewish roots through the Ramah Animals

Posted on July 26, 2012

At the beginning of each camp season, a herd of horses and a number of farm animals are delivered to our ranch for us to use in our camp program.  For nine weeks, our tzevet (staff) and chalutzim (campers) care for these animals as their own pets.  They learn the value of tzar baalei hayim Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Orienteering

Posted on July 25, 2012

Orienteering at Ramah Outdoor Adventure

Aerobics at camp

Posted on July 19, 2012

Our first full day of camp has drawn to a close.   Chalutzim (pioneers/campers) were rock climbing, painting, playing Frisbee and so much more.  While our oldest chalutzim chose their activities according to their interests, our younger ones went around as an ohel (tent) for most of the day.  From the smiles on their faces, it Continue Reading »

Final Thoughts on Session I

Posted on July 18, 2012

Note: We were waiting to post this until our session slide show was ready with a hyperlink.  Due to copyright issues, we are not able to post the session slide show on Youtube at the moment. Tuesday Morning: Our session I chalutzim have left the chava(ranch).  Our Madrichim are preparing for our session II chalutzim Continue Reading »

Erev Shabbat #4

Posted on July 13, 2012

Friday afternoon: In a few hours we will once again gather as a community to welcome the Shabbat.  Over the past week our chalutzim (campers) have been spread out across central Colorado on their Massaot, biking, climbing, hiking, kayaking and more.  Our chalutzim have grown emotionally and physically this past week.  They have shared experiences Continue Reading »

Thought on spending a week at ROA

Posted on July 9, 2012

By Tammy Dollin Ramah in the Rockies Project Director July 9, 2012 It’s hard to describe the exhilaration of climbing a 70 foot rock wall and rappelling safely back to the ground.  My climb up Prospector Mountain offered two ‘firsts’:  one was my experience, and the other was for Simon L.  (JOLI camper and 3rd Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Yom Yisrael from our Chalutzim

Posted on July 8, 2012

This post was written by Sam Greenberg, Camp Ima and the Solelim Edah Today was Yom Yisrael, a day all about the Jewish homeland of Israel. As the day drew to a close, we asked our Solelim edah (7th/8th age group) to reflect upon their activities today and share with all of our readers.