Invest in Ramah

Our Future

We are creating the next generation of passionate Jews and stewards of the Earth. Your generous support will keep this momentum going and enable us to continue providing necessary scholarships to campers in need.

Colorado Residents: Your gift of $500 or more may be eligible for a Colorado Childcare Tax Credit. To receive the form, please email office@ramahoutdoors.org.

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Multi-year pledges welcome. To make a pledge or discuss a donation please contact:

Rabbi Eliav Bock, Executive Director

eliavb@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x104

Discover more details and naming opportunities below:

Wastewater Expansion – $425,000 

Since opening our original Waste Water Treatment plant in 2015, we have known that we needed to upgrade the facility to allow for the full growth of the camp. Starting in the summer of 2018, we engaged a new water engineer who worked with the State of Colorado to implement Phase II of the plant. Since the original plant was designed, there have been significant changes to local ordinances and environmental regulations that caused the price to increase significantly. We will receive no additional certificates of occupancy for any buildings, including those under construction, if this project is delayed beyond Summer 2020. Therefore, we are moving forward with full construction even though we still do not have adequate funding to see the project to completion.

Camper Scholarship – $75,000 

Since its inception, Ramah in the Rockies has been committed to providing the necessary scholarship funds for any Jewish children in need to be able to attend camp. For our 2019 season, Ramah in the Rockies provided over $108,000 in need-based financial assistance to 102 individual campers. While we have not divulged the names of the recipients to any of our donors, numerous parents and campers have written notes of thanks and have asked us to pass along their sincere words of gratitude.

Small Community Grant Scholarship – $45,000 

For six years, Ramah in the Rockies has been committed to finding children from smaller communities and providing them with incentive grants to attend camp. These funds are in addition to our need based scholarship funds. For many, they never see as many Jews gathered in one place as they do on the first night of camp in the dining hall. For most of these children, camp is their primary Jewish community. The families who receive these grants consistently remark how amazed they are at how only a few weeks at summer camp can instill such a strong connection for these kids to their Jewish identity. Whether they were the nine-year-old twins from Peonia, Colorado, who were first time campers to Ramah (living off the grid on a farm), or two children growing up in Boise, Idaho (where there is a single non-denominational synagogue), camp is the community that will remain a part of their lives for years to come.

Reservoir & Recreational Pond – $700,000 to $1,200,000 – (Estimated cost) 

In order to secure our water rights now and into the future, Ramah in the Rockies, must construct a 5-acre feet reservoir on the property by 2024. Once installed this reservoir opens the possibility for recreational programming including swimming and flat-water kayaking. We are in the beginning stages of accessing the feasibility with our engineers and local Water Commissioner.

Covered Horse Arena – $500,000 

Senior Staff House/s (2) – $125,000 each 

Infrastructure expansion to Ramah Valley – $100,000 

A new multi-purpose lodge, 25% larger than our previous facility with necessary upgrades, will allow us to meet the needs of our growing community. 

Name Our Complex $1,100,000 – COMPLETE

We want your name here!

Dining Hall $500,000

Separate dining halls ensure smoother meal times for our campers.

Kitchen $350,000

Expanding our kitchen and adding a small meat kitchen to better serve our growing camp community!

Packout Center $250,000

Campers and staff need a clean place to pack for backcountry excursions.

Wall of Windows $125,000 – COMPLETE

Glass windows will allow for natural lights and beautiful views.

Technology $50,000

Sometimes it’s the little things that enhance the experience like music and slideshows.

Handwashing Stations (3) $36,000

Keep our community clean and healthy.

Garage Doors (4) $25,000

Create a truly indoor/outdoor dining experience by transforming our dining halls.

Outdoor Seating Areas (3) $18,000 – 1 of 3 COMPLETE

Learning and gathering in the outdoors creates stewards of the Earth.

Tree Grove and Kitchen Garden (1) $18,000 – COMPLETED by Michael and Carol Staenberg

Mezuzah (10+) $1,800

Complete our new sacred home and multi-purpose lodge.

Other naming opportunities available between $1,800 and $18,000

Ramah in the Rockies is a Colorado not-for-profit 501(c)3 public charity and your donation may qualify for a tax deduction (Tax ID #20-4078988). Colorado Residents: Your gift of $500 or more may be eligible for a Colorado Childcare Tax Credit. To receive the form, please email office@ramahoutdoors.org.

 

Multi-year pledges welcome. To make a pledge or discuss a donation please contact:

Rabbi Eliav Bock, Executive Director

eliavb@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x104