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Midway through Training

Posted on August 14, 2009

I just came in to Denver for a few hours to restock our food, but wanted to write a quick blog post to update everyone on our training week. In short, it is going amazingly well! As of Sunday night, we had 17 participants and staff on site. We hail from 10 states including Arizona, Continue Reading »

A Window into our Staff Training

Posted on August 14, 2009

We at Ramah Outdoors are gearing up for our first staff training session which begins on Sunday. I am heading o the Ranch this Friday with 3 other leaders for Shabbat before heading to the airport on Sunday to pick up all the participants. I thought I would post the letter I just wrote to Continue Reading »

Thoughts From the Ranch

Posted on August 14, 2009

I just returned from an amazing 36 hours at the Ramah Rockies Ranch. I had been there twice before, although never in the growing season. Wow, what a magical place! Although I have been telling people for some time that he ranch is 385 acres, I did not quite realize how big that was until Continue Reading »

Rafting in the Rockies

Posted on August 14, 2009

As things heat up here I will be returning to more regular blog posts so long as I am near an internet connection which is not something I take for granted out here: Greetings from Denver: I finally had a chance this week to get out into the Rocky Mountains! On Sunday I left the Continue Reading »

A Great Song

Posted on August 14, 2009

This weeks blog posting is VERY short. I am sure I am not the only one who gets odd looks when I say I involved in creating a Jewish camp focusing on outdoor adventure. People sometimes think I am crazy when I tell them that our camp will be have a primitive base camp, and Continue Reading »

Jesus Camp

Posted on August 14, 2009

I returned yesterday from another Foundation for Jewish Camp conference in NJ. I have to say, that these conferences are actually pretty interesting. For the most part, the sessions are useful and informative. For example, this past week we spent a day learning about recruiting and marketing. We also spent a day learning about presentation Continue Reading »

Top Ten Jewish Texts on the Environment

Posted on August 14, 2009

Last week an educator asked me to collect my ten favorite texts about the enviroment. I could have written way more than ten, but kept to that number. Below are the ones I have come up with. Feel free to comment on them and perhaps add your own favorite.

Alone with Nature

Posted on August 14, 2009

People are often surprised when I tell them that I never went to Jewish camp as a child. As a student at an Orthodox Day School and growing up in an observant family, my parents wanted me to get other experiences during the summers, and so I spent four summers in Boy Scout camp. For Continue Reading »

Repost of “Rancher Bob says stay true to your mission”

Posted on August 14, 2009

Greetings from Boulder Colorado! I am sitting here at my friend’s house, in Boulder watching the snow come down. So far there are about 6 inches. Ordinarily not such a big deal, except that I came out to Colorado with no boots(!!) and I have a tiny car that will probably act more sled than Continue Reading »

Back from the Tri-State Camping Conference

Posted on August 14, 2009

Today is my first day back in NYC after a few days down in Atlantic City at the ACA Tri State (American Camping Association) conference. Tri-State is the biggest camping conference in the world and happens annually in March. Technically Tri State is meant for camp professionals in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, in Continue Reading »

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