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Thoughts on Staff Week

Posted on June 17, 2012

One week ago, forty five individuals showed up at the Ramah Chava (Ranch) to begin forming our 2012 community.  Some had been to the Chava previously, while most were new to Ramah Outdoor Adventure.  Staff members came from as far away as Israel and England and as nearby as Greenwood Village and Greely, Colorado.  All Continue Reading »

Update from the end of WFR/WFA

Posted on June 7, 2012

It is hard to believe that we have been at the Ramah Ranch for over a week.  Last Thursday a large group of counselors from across the URJ (Reform) & Ramah camping movements arrived for Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training.  During this time, we switched off between intensive first aid Continue Reading »

Shavua Tov from Kivun

Posted on June 2, 2012

Shavua Tov- I am sitting in my log cabin writing this blog post on Saturday night.  Outside are over thirty Ramah and URJ staff members sitting around a campfire singing songs together.  We made havdallah together and then used the light of the candle to light our camp fire. What an amazing way to end Continue Reading »

A note from our Tikvah Director

Posted on May 16, 2012

Elyssa Hammerman is returning for her fourth summer at Ramah Outdoor Adventure as the director of our inaugural Tikvah program, for children with developmental special needs.  Elyssa wrote the post below: “Everyone should be able to go to sleep away camp, it’s the most amazing place in the world.” I remember thinking this to myself Continue Reading »

Exemplifying Challenge by Choice

Posted on May 9, 2012

As I have written many times on our camp blog, the secret behind the success of Ramah Outdoor Adventure is the unbelievable group of passionate & talented staff members who come to our ranch each summer to create a magical experience for our chalutzim (campers/pioneers).  As we move into the final few weeks before opening Continue Reading »

2012 Volunteer Days

Posted on April 30, 2012

volunteer days

Core Values Revisited

Posted on April 10, 2012

Ramah Outdoor Adventure’s core values

Incubator II

Posted on April 1, 2012

New incubator starting based on success of Ramah Outdoor Adventure and other Jewish specialty camps

75 Days ’till camp opens: A look at our numbers

Posted on March 26, 2012

Camp by the numbers

Hyper aware of disposable cups

Posted on March 18, 2012

Aware of using paper cups