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Dates & Rates

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Kayitz 2021 Ramah in the Rockies Dates & Rates
DATESEntering Grade
(Fall 2021)
Early Bird Tuition
(before Dec 15)
Tuition
(after Dec 15)
Session 1
(1A + 1B)
June 21 – July 19
(28 Days)
3 – *11$5,100$5,200
Session 1AJune 21 – July 5
(14 Days)
3 – 9$2,750$2,800
Session 1BJuly 5 – July 19
(14 Days)
3 – 8$2,750$2,800
Ta’am
Ramah 1
July 12 – July 15
(4 Days)
2 – 4$325$325
Session 2
(2A + 2B)
July 22 – August 18
(28 Days)
3 – *11$5,100$5,200
Session 2AJuly 22 – August 4
(14 Days)
3 – 9$2,750$2,800
Session 2BAugust 4 – August 18
(14 Days)
3 – 8$2,750$2,800
Ta’am
Ramah 2
August 9 – August 12
(4 Days)
2 – 4$325$325
Ramah Israel
*Seminar
TBA12TBATBA

*11: On a case-by-case basis Ramah in the Rockies will sometimes allow 12th graders to enroll in JOLI (our Jewish Outdoor Leadership Institute program for 11th graders)
* Ta’am Ramah: More information on our “Taste of Ramah” program can be found on our website
* Ramah Israel Seminar: More information on this program can be found by visiting seminar.ramah.org.il

  • Registrations may be cancelled for any reason until March 1st, 2021 with a complete refund of deposit and tuition paid.
  • Cancellations between March 2 and March 31: Full refund minus a $500 administrative fee; Between April 1 and April 30: 66% refund; Between May 1 and May 31: 33% refund; No refund is available for cancellations after June 1st.
  • Families in need of a payment plan should contact our Registrar, Sandra Yaron, at sandray@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x105.
  • Need-based financial assistance is available. Please visit our Grants and Scholarship page to apply and for more information.
  • Awards are given on a first come, first served basis, starting in October each year.
  • To avoid a 3% processing fee, please consider paying via Electronic Check
  • Please note that session tuition is the same though session duration vary.
  • Our Inclusion program operates during all sessions. Please contact inclusion@ramahoutdoors.org for more details.
  • JOLI applicants who are new to camp will be asked to complete an interview with one of our staff.

2021 FAQs

Our world is significantly different than it was just six months ago.  We want to be open and honest with you about how we are proceeding on the path towards a safe and successful summer in 2021.

If this list didn’t answer your question, please email us at info@ramahoutdoors.org!

A custom made Ramah in the Rockies Hoodie! (picture forthcoming)

We plan to operate our camp in person in kayitz 2021 with the same unique blend of outdoor education, environmental living and joyful Jewish expression that has been the hallmark of our community. 

None of us know what our world will look like in 2021. We have convened a planning group to examine trends and data and to advise our board and staff on the safest way to reopen camp with in-person programing next summer; they will base their recommendations on the latest science, government regulations and best practices we see across the Ramah and broader summer camp community.

We encourage you to register your child for the appropriate Edah based on their 2021 school grade.  We believe that keeping kids on the same Edah path they were on is the best fit for their overall camp experience.  However, we understand that some chalutzim may wish to repeat their 2020 Edah.  We will work with families on an individual basis to determine the best fit in these cases.

Our edot are divided as follows.  All grades listed are the grade your child will be in in Fall 2021.

3rd & 4th Grade – Ilanot

5th & 6th Grade – Metaylim

7th Grade – Solelim

8th Grade – Solelim (2 week) or Bogrim (4 week)

9th Grade – Bogrim

10th Grade – Sayarim

11th & 12th Grade – JOLI

We strongly encourage rising 12th grade Chalutzim to enroll in Ramah Israel Seminar.  Seminar is an incredible opportunity to explore Israel and meet Ramahniks from across the movement.

Our JOLI program has always welcomed both rising 11th & 12th grade Chalutzim, and we will continue to do so in 2021, for those chalutzim who feel that JOLI is a better fit for them.

We are happy to speak with your family to determine the best fit for your child.

No.  If you rolled over tuition from 2021, you do not need to make an additional deposit at this time.

All deposits and tuition will be 100% refundable for ANY REASON until March 1, 2021. Entrusting your child to us is an awesome responsibility that we do not take for granted. We are in relationship with each family who registers for camp, and want to ensure that money is not a driving factor.
In the event a family chooses to withdraw from camp, our refund policy is as follows:
  • Between March 2 and March 31: Full refund minus a $500 administrative fee
  • Between April 1 and April 30: 66% refund
  • Between May 1 and May 31: 33% refund
  • Cancellation after June 1st – No refund available

Yes! 

Flexible payment plans are available for all families (regardless of if you apply for financial aid).  Our usual payment plan breaks tuition into five payments, from November 1st – March 1st.  Please contact our registrar, Sandra Yaron at sandray@ramahoutdoors.org to discuss setting up a payment plan.  For 2021, if you need to extend payments over additional installments, let us know, we are happy to work with you.

We Are All In This Together

We appreciate your trust and your patience. Six months ago we couldn’t have imagined the possibility of a ‘canceled summer’ let alone the notion that this pandemic would still be casting a shadow of uncertainty on the coming off-season as well. We also could not have imagined the countless new and exciting ways we have discovered to deliver our mission through the meaningful year-round engagement of our campers, staff, and families via our digital platforms.  

So what CAN we imagine? We can certainly imagine the feeling of Opening Day in Summer 2021 at our Day Camp and Overnight Camp. We can imagine giving your child a joyfully Jewish experience next summer, and we all know that what our kids need and deserve most of all right now is camp!

Information Sessions

Chat with our Directors

Join Director Rabbi Eliav Bock and Assistant Director Julia Chatinover for “office hours” Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4:00 to 8:00 pm MDT. Email juliac@ramahoutdoors.org and set up a time to log on, ask questions, and chat with our leadership face to face.

Summer Visit Dates

Prospective camper families are invited up to tour the Ramah in the Rockies Ranch.  See our facilities, meet our leadership, and enjoy a delicious camp lunch!

To RSVP, please email eliavb@ramahoutdoors.org

Want to Host a Virtual Information Session?

If you are interested in hosting an info session, please contact us at info@ramahoutdoors.org.

Families who spread the word to new campers through info sessions are eligible to receive the Refer-A-Friend credit!

Refer a friend

As part of the Ramah in the Rockies family, you know how transformative a summer at Ramah can be.

You serve as our best ambassadors, and we would like to reward you for helping us spread the word.

For every new camper you refer who registers, we’ll take $200 off your camper tuition or donate $200 to our scholarship fund in your honor!

Program Rules:

Program runs from September 1st, 2020 – March 15, 2021

The referral is only applicable to new campers who have never attended Ramah in the Rockies. Siblings of current campers do not qualify.

Referral discounts are considered valid and will be applied as a discount once the referrer has submitted the online form and both the referrer and new camper are registered for camp.

Ramah will honor up to 10 referrals per family each summer.

Each referral includes a $200 credit per child or a $200 donation to our scholarship fund in your honor.

For questions, please email Julia at juliac@ramahoutdoors.org

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Grants and 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 each year, 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.

Military Family Discount

We are pleased to offer an automatic 40% discount to active duty US Military families.  Please email Rabbi Eliav Bock at eliavb@ramahoutdoors.org for more information.

Document Info & Contact

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 Registrar, Sandra Yaron, at sandray@ramahoutdoors.org with any questions. All requests for financial aid are treated with the highest degree of confidentiality.

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.

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.
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TESTIMONIALS

“Our daugther went for the last two weeks of the summer, and came back positively glowing! In just 14 days, she is like a different kid. We are amazed about what she did, love hearing her stories, and are still a bit stunned about the entire experience. It exceeded our highest expectations. ”

Camp enabled my children to try new things and gain independence in a safe environment. As “city” kids the outdoor activities were amazing.

“J. had an amazing month. . . .  His counselor who was there for him to talk to whenever he needed to overcome the anxiety.  He took risks with activities and making friends. He told us that he has had a “reset” with his and is so happy that he returned to camp.  He had some hard moments but he said he was able to overcome them by himself or with help from the staff. He is talking about all the people he connected with and is full of fun stories. We can’t thank you enough for taking such good care of him.  He grew in every way possible and we think this experience has changed his life and given him confidence in himself that we haven’t seen in many years.”

Our daughter is not particularly ourdoors-y most of the year. We are thrilled she is experiencing–and loving–the wilderness and outdoors at Ramah. 

“The staff was communicative, loving, and supportive. Thank you for a great summer!”

We were very pleased with our child’s experience at Ramah in the Rockies. As a young, first time camper it took her a little adjusting and it seemed like the counselors and other staff helped her do so successfully, as by the time we picked her up she was begging to go for a month next year, talking about all the activities she wanted to do, and wishing she was back there. 

We were really happy with the way that love and respect for the natural world and Jewish values were woven together and it was great to see how trying new things and being challenged were such integral parts of her experience.

She also seemed really empowered by the knowledge she acquired about the natural world, showing us how to suck the nectar out of certain flowers or explaining the weather patterns in the mountains. These are all special, unique things that I don’t think you can get at another camp, and we were really happy that she got to experience them at Ramah in the Rockies.

I think my son had a great time at camp. He came home, dirty, cut up, exhausted, independent, and happy!

“We have been so happy with E’s experiences at Ramah in the Rockies and are so pleased that S. seems to have had the same positive experience there for her first summer! The kids LOVED their counselors and really enjoyed meeting kids from all over the US — and the world! We have loved hearing them sing songs and share stories about their summer ”

Our teenage daughter is intelligent, sensitive, and loves herJudaism. She finds it difficult to form deep friendships where we live – although she has many friends.  But at camp, she finds her true chevra – other young women very much like her: driven by their love of Judaism, care and concern for each other and for the well-being of the wider community and world, and willing to lose themselves in having fun with each other without being self-conscious.  

“This summer was matched with superb counselors who she literally fell in love with – who advised her, helped her grow and think more independently, and who also fostered a great feeling of community and fun. Her love for the outdoors, an observant and joyous jewish environment, and friendships that will likely be lifelong made camp truly a place where we would send her again and again and again…. ”

Year after year we continue to be impressed.  Kol Hakavod and Thank you 

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