Grants & Scholarships

First Time Camper Grants

Incentive grants may be available through the One Happy Camper program for campers from certain communities attending Jewish overnight summer camp for the first time, regardless of financial need. After applying and paying your deposit to Ramah in the Rockies, please go to www.OneHappyCamper.org to see if you qualify. First time campers coming from communities without OHC funds may be able to receive a grant through Ramah’s Rishon first time camper program. Funds are extremely limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Need-Based Financial Aid

At Ramah in the Rockies, we are committed to ensuring that all Jewish children have the opportunity to engage in the magic of intentional Jewish living in a rustic outdoor environment. We have a variety of need-based assistance, location-based assistance, and first time camper incentives available. All need-based assistance is allocated on a first come, first served basis beginning in October 2017, and will be distributed until it is gone.

To apply for need-based financial assistance, please submit a request letter explaining your situation, including a specific dollar amount of your scholarship request, even if you indicated a request amount on your camper’s online application.

Please include:
1. A copy of the first two pages of your tax return
2. Copies of schedules A, B, C & D, if applicable.
3. How much you spend annually on travel
4. Whether you are applying for additional assistance from other sources, including your local Jewish federation or synagogue.

Request letters and financial documents should be sent to:

Mr. Jeff Goodman
National Business Manager
National Ramah Commission, Inc.
3080 Broadway
New York, NY  10027

You may also email your request to jeff@campramah.org.  Jeff can be reached directly at (212) 280-6134.

Please note: If you send password protected files you MUST also provide the password – or else your application may be delayed or declined. Please be sure to specify in your request letter that your camper is enrolled at Ramah in the Rockies so that your request is properly routed. The National Ramah office receives scholarship requests for multiple Ramah camps. While the committee tries to honor requests, it also strives to serve many families with the limited funds available. We also encourage you to approach your local Rabbi or Jewish Federation to request support to send your child to Jewish camp.

Please contact our business manager, Douglas Wolf, at douglasw@ramahoutdoors.org with any questions. All requests for financial aid are treated with the highest degree of confidentiality.

 

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The National Ramah Commission and Ramah in the Rockies acknowledges with thanks the generous support of the AVI CHAI Foundation and the Zell Family Foundation in making the Ramah Open Door Program possible.