Invest in Ramah

Our Story

In early August 2017, an electrical fire burned our lodge building, which housed our dining hall, kitchen, laundry, camp offices, and packout center. We evaluated our options and determined a plan that would enable us to move forward.

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. This new building will include a meat kitchen and flush toilets for our campers. Throughout the rebuilding process, we are committed to continuing to raise camper scholarship funds and make Ramah in the Rockies experiences available to even more children.

We need YOUR help to make possible the life-impacting, high quality programming that is the signature of Ramah in the Rockies.

Our Community

Thanks to over 900 unique donations since our fire, we are able to raze the burned structures and build temporary facilities to welcome our campers and staff in 2018. We have raised over $2,150,000 to rebuild our permanent, multi-purpose lodge, which will serve our community for 2020 and beyond!

 *Razed old Lodge platform (left) and the first walls of the temporary kitchen (right) from January 2018.

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 contact Douglas Wolf at douglasw@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

Matt Levitt, Chief Development Officer

matt@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x118

Discover more details and naming opportunities below:

Fall 2017

  • Raze old Lodge site – COMPLETE
  • Enroll atleast 350 campers for Summer 2018 – COMPLETE
  • Begin construction on the temporary facilities – COMPLETE

Spring  2018

  • Launch BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy – COMPLETE
  • Finish construction on our new art pavilion – COMPLETE
  • Register another 80 campers for Summer 2018
  • Complete construction on the temporary facilities
  • Finalize design plans for our permanent dining hall
  • Break ground on our new health center
  • Reach final settlement with insurance company

Summer 2018

  • Open camp with temporary facilities
  • Inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders!
  • Evaluate BaMidbar’s first season
  • Complete construction drawings and permitting for our permanent dining hall

Fall 2018

  • Continue construction on our new health center
  • Begin construction on our permanent dining hall
  • Open BaMidbar again after a successful first spring season

Project Goals: 

  • Health Center – Complete by Summer 2019
  • Permanent Dining Hall – Complete by Summer 2020

Name Our Building $1,100,000 – COMPLETE
We want your name here!

Dining Halls (2) $750,000
Separate dining halls ensure smoother meal times for our campers.

Kitchens (2) $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.

Offices (5) $100,000
Dedicated office spaces for our camper care, administration, and logistics teams.

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


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

Matt Levitt, Chief Development Officer

matt@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x118

 

We are planning a kitchen that is 25% larger, with a small meat kitchen under the same roof (something we did not previously have). The building will also house flush toilets, our packout center, and administrative offices. Prior to the fire, our dining halls were bursting at the seams; this tragedy presents an opportunity to increase our capacity. While we are working with the insurance company to complete our claim (hopefully by April 2018), we anticipate the need to raise at least $2.0 million to $3.0 million of additional funds to complete this entire re-build.

Some of the areas we know insurance will NOT cover:

  1. The added capacity we are adding to the new building.
  2. Costs involved in leveling the land for both the new building and the temporary structures.
  3. Upgrading the new building to have modern amenities like flush toilets, a (small) new meat kitchen and a sprinkler system.

This project is critical to our success moving forward. Without adequate dining and administrative facilities our camp would cease to exist. We must rebuild in order to maintain operation and continue to grow upon the success we’ve experienced in our first nine summers of operation.

January 2018

November 2017

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 contact Douglas Wolf at douglasw@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

Matt Levitt, Chief Development Officer

matt@ramahoutdoors.org or 303-261-8214 x118