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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.

Pre shabbat Update from Camp

Posted on July 6, 2012

This post was written by Sam Greenberg, Camp Ima. Today, I am covered in mud. This of course, doesn’t normally sound so pleasant, but it’s a happy sign that the rain we so desperately have needed in Colorado has arrived. From metayalim to JOLI to tzevet (staff), few faces are mud-free. This is a GREAT Continue Reading »

Update from Camp

Posted on July 4, 2012

This blog post was written by Zach Usmani, program director at Ramah Outdoor Adventure. Yesterday, we said goodbye to 15 chalutzim (pioneers/campers) who came to camp for two weeks. Today, we welcomed 13 new chalutzim to our chava (ranch) for the next half of session I. We have 70 chalutzim who are staying for the Continue Reading »

Preshabbat, post masa letter

Posted on June 29, 2012

Dear Parents: As I write this the squeals of excitement from our chalutzim (campers/pioneers) who returned from massaot (trips/excursions) are emanating from the gear shed outside my office window.  All the massaot are now safely back in camp or on a bus on the verge of getting to camp.  From the initial reports it seems Continue Reading »

update from camp– with fire information

Posted on June 28, 2012

Dear Parents: As I write this letter, our Bogrim and Sollelim chalutzim (campers) are out on their massaot (trips). We have groups kayaking, climbing, hiking, biking and white water rafting, and engaging in service projects in Buena Vista. Our Metayalim chalutzim are spending the morning at a wolf preserve and are heading to Wellington Lake Continue Reading »

Community at camp

Posted on June 24, 2012

Sunday morning: If I had to choose one word to describe Shabbat at Ramah Outdoor Adventure, it would be “Kehillah”  “[community]”  One feels this sense of Kehillah, when we gather, all recently showered and wearing white clothing, in the Kfar (tent area) for Israeli dancing on erev Shabbat.  One feels this sense of community, when Continue Reading »

The difference a name makes

Posted on June 20, 2012

Our first full day of programming has come to a close.  As I write this, all of our chalutzim (campers/pioneers) are fast asleep in their ohalim (tents).  I, like so many of our chalutzim, have spent most of the year dreaming about being back in camp, and then in a blink of an eye we Continue Reading »