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Ask any of our chalutzim, and most will tell you that the highlight of their camp experience was going on their “masa,” or excursion. These masa’ot were a chance for a small group of chalutzim to go out into the backcountry and experience the magic of the outdoors and the bonds that one makes with peers when one Continue Reading »
How to green a camp
Recap of the summer, in one final blog post.
update from camp #13
Final thoughts on session II
What a wonderful first week at Ramah Outdoor Adventure!
What an amazing first full day of programming!Â Today began at 6:00am when our chalutzim awoke for the first time at the Chava.Â It was a relatively warm morning (60s) with crystal clear blue skies.Â We began with Teffilot (prayers) followed by a relatively light Shmirat Hagoof (physical exercise).Â Today, our chalutzim had a full Continue Reading »
On Monday night we sat around our camp fire on our closing night of first session.Â Our chalutzim hamiyasdim (founding campers) and tzevet (staff) had an opportunity to stand up and place two rocks around the base of the fire pit.Â One rock represented a hope that had come true during their time at Ramah Continue Reading »
It was a bitter sweet morning. Â All of our chalutzim have safely left the Chava. Â Many are arriving at the airport as I type this, others are already at their homes in Denver. Â It was a wonderful session, filled with growth and adventure, but it is also sad to see this empty camp without our Continue Reading »
This morning we celebrated the bat mitzvah of one of our chalutzim, Josh. Â This was Josh’s first summer in Jewish summer camp. Â His parents, siblings and grandmother were here to celebrate. Â We will post pictures later today or tomorrow, but in the meantime, I wanted you to enjoy the poem our assistant director, Sarah Shulman, Continue Reading »