Adult Camp

Unfortunately, we will not be able to run our Adult Camp program in 2018 due to the fire. Check back for updates about Adult Camp during the Summer of 2019!

A joint program with Ramah in the Rockies and Camp Ramah in Northern California

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Email Rabbi Eliav Bock at eliavb@ramahoutdoors.org for more information

“Combining the best of the two newest Ramah Camps: Located at the Ramah in the Rockies ranch run by the leaders of Camp Ramah in Northern California”

Camping Tent – COST: $675*

Participants have the option to either borrow or bring their own camping tent. Adults who choose this option are also required to bring their own linens (sleeping bag, towels, etc.). These tents will be setup near our cabins and have access to public bathrooms and private open-air shower stalls.

*There is no double or single occupancy charge for this option. Each participant will be charged the same amount. 

Cabin with shared bathrooms – COST: $825*

Participants have the option to stay in our newly refurbished cabins. Adults who choose this option will be provided fresh linens for their cabent but should bring a personal sleeping bag for Masa (excursion). Similar to the picture on the flyer, each cabin comes equipped with two twin beds and cubbies for personal items. Electricity or internet is not available in the cabins. Our cabins have access to public bathrooms and private open-air shower stalls.

*Rates based on double occupancy. Single occupancy available for an additional $150 per person.

Hotel-style room – COST: $1125*

Participants have the option to stay in our Beit Kesher Retreat Center. Adults who choose this option will be provided fresh linens for their room but should bring a personal sleeping bag for Masa (excursion).These hotel-style rooms have electricity, internet access, and come complete with a private in-suite bathroom.

*Rates based on double occupancy. Single occupancy available for an additional $150 per person.

Payment Methods: Ramah Outdoor Adventure accepts two methods of payment: paper checks and major credit cards. We accept Visa or Mastercard.

Please mail all paper checks to our winter office:

Attn: Eliav Bock, Adult Camp, 300 S. Dahlia Street | Suite 205 | Denver | Colorado| 80246

On the day of registration we require FULL PAYMENT for each participant to reserve the spot. We cannot accept payment online, so someone from our office will contact you within 48-72 hours of your registration to accept your form of payment.

Base-camp Program

Adult campers will arrive late afternoon on Thursday just in time to settle into their lodging, take a quick camp tour, and enjoy a fabulous dinner. Following dinner, a bonfire awaits complete with marshmallows and team bonding games.

Friday morning will start with a spirited morning service, morning exercise, and breakfast. Following breakfast our adult campers will launch into the many outdoor adventure activities we offer like horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, archery, and much much more. After two activities in the morning, lunch, and then some rest time in the afternoon. Friday afternoon following lunch our adult campers will begin to prepare for their masa (excursion) which leaves early Sunday morning. Packout includes preparing group food, arranging group gear, and looking over the masa route. After masa preparation adult campers will have some free time to get ready for Shabbat.

Shabbat

Just ask any camper or staff member and they will tell you Shabbat is their favorite time at camp. Clean and dressed in a nice white shirt or blouse, our camp assembles for Israeli dancing and then a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service. Dinner is always the best meal of the week and accompanied by singing, laughter, and story telling from the weeks past events.  Following dinner and after the kiddies are in bed, staff and adult campers gather for a special oneg filled with more singing, food, and story telling.

Shabbat morning, campers get to sleep in and enjoy a more open daily schedule. Services, food, and plenty of free time to hike, play basketball, read a book,  and relax round out the day. Saturday evening, just as the sun is setting, the entire camp gathers for a special Havdallah service followed by more Israeli dancing.

Masa (excursion) Program

Adult campers will be given several options for masa depending on trail conditions: Backpacking in the Lost Creek Wilderness, or a multi-sport (Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing) trek in the South Platte Ranger District. Sunday morning, the two groups will depart from our ranch either on foot or on bike and return Wednesday afternoon back to our base camp.

There is no such thing as a typical schedule while on excursions. Each morning begins shortly after the rising of the sun, and each day includes time for prayer, study and eating.  Each excursion is so unique: One might be hiking for eight hours a day and others might spend a couple hours analyzing a route and going over bike safety techniques. The goal of excursions is to master a specific set of skills that one can take home and apply in one’s own life and on one’s own adventures.

Arrival Day

Adult campers can either drive themselves to camp (specific driving directions will be available upon registration) or fly into Denver International Airport (DEN).

Adult campers who fly must arrive with enough time to meet Ramah Outdoor Adventure staff at baggage claim #10 by 11:00am. Most of our campers arrive at DEN between 9:00am and 10:30am.

Transportation will then be provided from Denver International Airport to camp. The bus ride up to camp is about 2 hours. Please keep out a sweatshirt as mountain weather can change in an instant and make sure you fill your water bottle before entering the bus. Dehydration at 8,000 ft can be a serious issue and staying hydrated is extremely important. Feel free to buy snacks in the airport but keep in mind we are a strictly kosher, nut-free, facility.

The airport bus will arrive at camp around 2:00 pm and adult campers who plan to drive should arrive no later than 2:00 pm as well.

Departure Day

Adult campers will arrive back at camp no later than 6:00 pm on Wednesday from their masa experiences. After a short closing circle, those who drove will be free to leave.

For those who flew to camp should plan to depart on flights after 1pm. The airport shuttle will depart around 8:30am, shortly after breakfast on Thursday. We expect the airport shuttle to arrive at Denver International Airport no later than 11:00am, so adult campers should plan accordingly. We cannot guarantee you will make any flight before 1:00pm on departure day.

Clothing

Basecamp: Please keep in mind the rustic nature of our camp program, clothing items may rip, get ruined, and will certainly get dirty. Adult campers should bring active-wear clothing for several days at base camp. If you plan to horseback ride please bring pants, otherwise shorts will be fine for most activities around our base camp.

Shabbat: On Shabbat the entire camp wears a white shirt or blouse and nice slacks. It is also customary to wear nicer shoes or sandals.

Masa: While on masa we generally follow the “wear one, bring one” motto. You should not expect to change your outer-ware every day while on masa, just simply your underwear. Adult campers who plan to go backpacking should bring sturdy, broken-in hiking boots and those who go biking will be fine in gym shoes.

Jackets: Mountain afternoons can be wet and evenings chilly. We suggest bringing a nice rain jacket, especially for Masa and light fleece jacket for those chilly mountain evenings. 

Gear

Ritual: Every morning adult campers will gather for Tefillah or prayer service. This service may look different each day but participants are encouraged to bring tallit, tefillin, and kippot. Males are required to have their head covered during meals as well but this can be done by a baseball cap or kippah. Woman are encouraged to do so as well.

Shoes: While in base camp most activities required close-toed shoes so we recommend a good pair of gym shoes. While on the backpacking masa we recommend a sturdy pair of hiking boots. Please break your hiking boots in beforehand too, otherwise you may suffer from blisters on the trail which is no fun!

Sleeping Bag: Even summer nights can drop below 40 degrees in the mountains, so please plan accordingly. Most campers bring sleeping bags rated 20 degrees or below.

Bikes/Tents: Feel free to bring your mountain bike and personal backpacking tent. We realize this may be easier if you are local but regardless this is an option. We will supply both so if you are worried about wear and tear on your personal gear in a camp setting please do not bring.   

Water bottles: We recommend bringing at least 2 liters of water. generally two nalgene bottles or a camel-back (ideal for the biking masa) is sufficient. Everyone carries their water bottles around camp throughout the day to stay hydrated, which is extremely important at higher elevations.

Other: Although we try to light camp at night with solar-powered path lighting and spot lights some corners can be quite dark, so we recommend a head-lamp or flashlight. Most staff and campers use a head-lamp to keep their hands free while doing activities at night. Campers also are allowed to bring pocket-knives but only those with locking blades.