Welcome to Camp!
Welcome to Ramah in the Rockies, the only Kosher outdoor adventure camp in the country with an intensive Jewish program! At our machane (camp), we strive to nurture the character development of Jewish youth by providing them the opportunity to challenge themselves physically, intellectually, and spiritually. We hope you’ll take some time to explore our website and discover what makes our kehillah kedoshah (holy community) such a special place!
Interested in sending your camper to Ramah in the Rockies? Click one of the three buttons below for more information, give us a call at (303) 261-8214, or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ramah in the Rockies is a 360-acre ranch nestled in the pristine Pike and San Isabel National Forests. At an elevation of 8,000 feet, the ranch is surrounded by magnificent towering mountain peaks with three mountain-fed streams running through its center. For more information about our site and facilities, click here!
Due to our convenient location – only 90 minutes from Denver and two hours from Denver International Airport (DIA) – we are able to welcome campers from every corner of the United States as well as Israel, Mexico, and beyond! Click here for more information about traveling to camp.
During their time at the Ramah in the Rockies Ranch, which we refer to as “base camp,” chalutzim (campers) participate in a variety of outdoor adventure opportunities such as rock climbing and mountain biking, as well as more traditional camp activities like arts and crafts, sports, and archery. While the youngest campers rotate through our many activity offerings, older campers are given the opportunity to pursue their individual interests by choosing activities to specialize in. Click here to learn more about the different edot (age groups) at camp, and discover what makes each program unique! For information about our Inclusion program, which is available for eligibile campers of any age, click here.
While at base camp, our chalutzim enjoy meals together as a community, participate in daily t’ffilot (prayers) and Jewish learning, and forge connections with their peers through nightly edah programming. We also make time for shira (song session) and rikkud (Israeli dancing) as often as possible! Click here learn more about the typical daily schedule while at base camp.
At Ramah in the Rockies, our campers participate in masa’ot, or backcountry excursions, every other week! While our youngest chalutzim start small with an overnight camping experience, older campers spend three, four, or five days exploring the Colorado backcountry!
Masa is an opportunity for campers to hone their outdoor skills, challenge themselves, and connect with a new group of friends! And with options ranging from rock climbing to white water rafting to night navigation, every camper is sure to have an unforgettable adventure.
Each masa is unique: some chalutzim may be backpacking for eight hours a day, while others spend four hours learning to set up a top-rope course before practicing rappelling or climbing. However, no matter which masa they participate in, all of our campers return to base camp dirty, smiling, and confident in themselves and their ability to conquer life’s challenges!
To learn more about masa’ot at Ramah in the Rockies, click here and scroll to the “On Excursion…” section towards the bottom of the page.
Judaism at Camp
Camp is a place for chalutzim to explore and strengthen their Jewish identities! At Ramah in the Rockies, we provide opportunities for Jewish growth every day through educational, recreational, and social programming.
While at camp, chalutzim participate in t’fillot (prayers) each morning. We provide the option of a full, traditional shachrit every day, however we also provide opportunities for Jewish connection through a variety of alternative t’fillot. Art, nature, music, or yoga-based options allow our campers to think about and connect to Jewish prayer in a new way!
Celebrating Shabbat is undoubtably the highlight of each week at Ramah in the Rockies. Our whole kehillah (community) comes together to sing, dance, and welcome Shabbat! On Saturdays, we provide a variety of t’fillah and Jewish learning options for campers of all ages, as well as special sporting events and activities such as Ramahcappella and Shapoetry. Havdallah and an Israeli dance party concludes the Shabbat festivities and prepares us for a joyous new week!
We also encourage Jewish connection at camp through the use of Hebrew. Certain Hebrew terms are part of our daily routine, and our campers pick them up in no time. Additionally, our Israeli tzevet (staff) love to help campers learn new words each day, practice their conversational Hebrew, and are always happy to answer questions about their experiences growing up in Israel!
Interested in Learning More?
If you’d like to learn more about camp, click here for information about our info sessions, which we offer both in person and online, take a look at our frequently asked questions, or give us a call at (303) 261-8214!