If you are interested in speaking with us in the fall about summer 2024, please complete our online inquiry here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: The timing of Shavuot and Tisha B’Av create some constraints on our calendar. We wanted to start Session I after Shavuot and end Session II before Tisha B’Av. In order to do so, we shortened intersession from 5 days, as we had this year, to 2 days (which was typical for us prior to COVID). We also shortened Session II by 2 days. The alternative, ending after Tisha B’Av, would have meant that campers stayed two days after Tisha B’Av in order to have a day to pack. We thought it best to not end camp on such a sad note.
2024 Dates & Rates
|Tuition (Before December 15, 2023**)||Tuition (After December 15, 2023**)|
(1A + 1B)
|Tue., June 18 – Mon., July 15 (28 Days)||3 – 10||$6,000||TBD|
|Session 1A||Tue., June 18 – Mon., July 1 (14 Days)||3 – 8||$3,200||TBD|
|Session 1B||Mon., July 1 – Mon., July 15 (15 Days)||3 – 8||$3,200||TBD|
|JOLI I||Tue., June 18 – Mon., July 15 (28 Days)||11 – 12*||$6,000||TBD|
(2A + 2B)
|Thu., July 18 – Mon., Aug 12 (26 Days)||3 – 10||$6,000||TBD|
|Session 2A||Thu., July 18 – Wed., July 31 (14 Days)||3 – 8||$3,200||TBD|
|JOLI II||Thu., July 18 – Mon., Aug 12 (26 Days)||11 – 12*||$6,000||TBD|
|Mon., July 1 – Thu., Aug 8||12||TBD||TBD|
|Fri., June 28 – July 1|
Fri., Aug 2 – Aug 5
|2 – 4||TBD||TBD|
*12: 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)
ºTa’am Ramah: More information will be published on this site by December 1, 2023, with registration opening on February 1, 2024. Please contact email@example.com for more information and to be placed on the Ta’am priority registration list.
ªRamah Israel Seminar: More information on this program can be found by visiting seminar.ramah.org.il
**Families that register for camp before December 15, 2023 will lock in the early bird tuition rate. By December 1, we will re-evaluate our projected summer costs based on inflationary pressures and may raise tuition for anyone who registers after December 15.
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.
Registrations may be cancelled for any reason until March 1, 2024 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 1.
To avoid a 3% processing fee, please consider paying via Electronic Check
Session tuition is the same though session duration vary.
Contact our Camp Wellness Team to discuss camper needs and support while at camp.
JOLI applicants who are new to camp will be asked to complete an interview with one of our year-round staff members.
Virtual Info Sessions
Weekly on Thursdays starting the fall of 2023 for summer 2024 | 6:00 PM MT, 8:00 PM ET | Register here >>
Join Mirit Sands, Camp Life Director, Talia Horowitz, Director of Camp Wellness, and Ben Kahn, Program Manager, on Zoom to learn about our camp program! Prospective campers and their adults are welcome to join us to get a taste of camp, meet our leadership team, and ask questions.
If our weekly time does not work for you, please email Mirit to set up a 1-on-1 meeting.
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 family you refer who registers, we’ll take $200 off your camper tuition or donate $200 to our scholarship fund in your honor!
Refer-a-Friend runs from September 1, 2023 – April 1, 2024.
The referral is only applicable to new families who have never attended Ramah in the Rockies. Siblings of current or former campers do not qualify. Please note that the $200 credit or donation is per new family, not per new camper. For example, you would receive one $200 credit or $200 donation in your honor if you referred two siblings.
Referral discounts are considered valid and will be applied as a discount once the referrer has emailed firstname.lastname@example.org, and both the referrer and new camper are registered for camp.
The referral program is for campers enrolled in our 2 or 4 week sessions and does NOT apply to referrals to Ta’am Ramah.
Ramah will honor up to 7 referrals per family each summer.
For questions, please email Mirit.
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 each year, and will be distributed until it is gone.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
After March 1st, we anticipate that our financial aid funds will be extremely limited and we highly encourage any final applications for financial aid to be submitted before the end of February.
To apply for financial aid, please complete the following steps:
1.) Submit the financial aid request form
2.) Email the scholarship committee at email@example.com the first two pages of your tax return and includes copies of schedules A, B, C, and D if applicable.
Please note: If you send password protected files, you MUST also provide the password – or else your application may be delayed or declined. While the committee tries to honor requests, it also strives to serve many families with the limited funds available. We encourage you to also approach your local Rabbi, synagogue, or Jewish Federation to request support to send your child to Jewish camp.
Please contact our Registrar, Sandra Yaron, at firstname.lastname@example.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 Zell Family Foundation in making the Ramah Open Door Program possible.
- A copy of the first two pages of your tax return
- Copies of schedules A, B, C & D, if applicable
- How much you spend annually on travel
- Whether you are applying for additional assistance from other sources, including your local Jewish federation or synagogue.
“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 ”