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Announcing our new Greenhouse!

Posted on July 13, 2017

With the help of a most supremely generous gift of $20k from the OREG Foundation and an anonymous donor, we are excited to announce the completion of our newest addition to our farm: an 18-by-26-foot Farmtek hard sided polycarbonate greenhouse! Over the past week, our chalutzim (campers) have been able to witness the construction of Continue Reading »

Rick Recht Concert

Posted on July 6, 2017

This past Tuesday, Ramah in the Rockies was honored to welcome Rick Richt to our chava (ranch) for a Fourth of July concert! Rick Recht is known nationally for utilizing the power of song to foster communities, create unforgettable memories, and develop Jewish pride in audiences of all ages. Throughout Recht’s hour long set, he Continue Reading »

An Interview with Michael Harlow, Rosh Shira

Posted on June 30, 2017

I had the chance to sit down with Michael Harlow, musician, performer, and Rosh Shira at Ramah in the Rockies. With his signature afro in braids, his feet bare, and his head spinning with new ideas, Harlow was the image of the next generation of musical creativity. How did he get here? I wondered the Continue Reading »

Opening Day: Kayitz 2017

Posted on June 22, 2017

You could feel the anticipation in the air as nearly 20 staff members departed the ranch at 6am and headed to Denver International Airport. Weeks of preparation had led us to this point. Everyone from our incredible kitchen staff to our camper care team to our counselors was prepared and excited. We were ready. It Continue Reading »

Introducing our 2017 Senior Staff

Posted on May 18, 2017

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes leaders and elders to help set the tone for the community.  Ramah in the Rockies is a magical village that opens its doors for nine weeks each summer and transforms the lives of the hundreds of youth who walk through our gates.  And, Continue Reading »

2017 Camp By the Numbers

Posted on April 6, 2017

Today marks our 75 day countdown until we welcome our first Chalutzim(pioneers/campers) to the Ramah in the Rockies Ranch. In this time of Pesach, when we think about 4 cups of wine, 3 matzot and the numbers in “Who Knows One,” I want to reflect on some of the key numbers we are thinking about Continue Reading »

JDAIM: A Recap from Kayitz 2016

Posted on February 13, 2017

Masa 2016 Mushon Samuels, Tikvah Summer Director For chalutzim (campers) at Ramah in the Rockies, the masa (outing) is an integral part of camp. This summer, our Tikvah campers spent three days and two nights at Chatfield State Park, a very well-organized site with all of the necessary facilities for our campers, including showers, toilets, lake, playground, Continue Reading »

Introducing Our Summer Theme: People of the Book

Posted on February 6, 2017

Deena Cowans, Rosh Chinuch (Head of Education)  You’ve heard it before, “Jews are the People of the Book”. Our religion is transmitted through books. Our religious practices rely on books. Our ethnicity values book smarts. But how many of us spend any significant time with “our” books? Modern Judaism is a practice of rabbinic Judaism, Continue Reading »

Ramah Rockies at the Weinstein Conference

Posted on January 26, 2017

 In early January, seven of our staff and Rabbi Eliav traveled to Camp Ramah in California to attend National Ramah’s Weinstein Winter Training Conference.  This is just one part of our ongoing commitment to staff training and education throughout the year.    Here is what some of our participating staff had to say about the conference:  Continue Reading »

2017 Travel Update

Posted on January 11, 2017

Dear Camp Families, Happy New Year! In an effort to constantly improve, we have made some changes to our airport routine for this coming summer and want to explain both the “what” and the “why” behind these changes to you.   The “WHAT?” Starting with Summer 2017, we are no longer creating a recommended flight Continue Reading »

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