There’s something for everyone at Ramah Darom! Whatever your camper is looking to explore, we offer a wide variety of activities, including land and water sports, arts, music and theater experiences, cooking, technology, Jewish learning, Israeli culture and more.
Our breathtaking lake and waterfront offers endless aquatic activities. From paddle boating, canoeing and kayaking to our famous “BLOB” where campers launch each other into the air, there’s always something to cool you off. Our pool is heated and features a sliding board, water-basketball, water-volleyball and water polo goals. Campers learn to perfect their strokes in our American Red Cross swimming program. Our older campers also have the opportunity to take half-day water-skiing trips to nearby Lake Burton.
Camp Ramah Darom offers dozens of sports opportunities for all levels. Our athletics program includes basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, beach volleyball, floor hockey, martial arts, aerobics, archery, yoga, golf, and more. Campers receive instruction on techniques and strategies from specialists in each discipline and have opportunities for competitive play – all within an environment that values participation, personal achievement, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Arts, Dance & Music
Creativity and artistic exploration are a big part of the Camp Ramah Darom experience. Whatever your passion may be: singing, dance, music, drama, ceramics, woodworking, sewing, drawing, etching, glass blowing or silk painting, there are so many creative outlets at camp. Our theatrically-minded campers love putting on Hebrew plays on the main stage, train from experts in technical theater production, learn Israeli folkdance (as well as modern dance and hip-hop), study guitar, harmonica, or Djembe (West African hand-drum) and so much more!
Our 50-foot climbing wall and high-ropes course offers adventurous campers exciting outdoor opportunities. Campers also participate in team-building activities on our challenge course. Overnight campouts take place on both our own campsites or in the adjacent Chattahoochee National Forest. Older campers participate in backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail and rock climbing throughout the surrounding area.
Our digital photo and video program is always a hit at camp! Campers learn how to write, shoot and edit digital video in addition to creating their own podcasts. We are always amazed by our camper talent pool as they explore various multi-media options at camp.
Each session, campers leave camp for an exciting off-site field trip. For our younger campers, day trip experiences include horseback riding, hiking, gold mining, trout fishing and visits to water parks. Our older campers embark on multi-day adventures to Memphis, Savannah and Charleston, Raleigh-Durham, and Washington, D.C.
By creating an informal, inclusive atmosphere that integrates fun activities with meaningful, spiritual prayer and religious reflection, Camp Ramah Darom inspires a love of Judaism. The magic of camp is that Judaism comes alive naturally, and is seamlessly integrated in the fun, innovative and creative programming campers participate in throughout the summer. By living a Jewish lifestyle in a community of individuals who share a commitment to Jewish values, Judaism comes alive naturally!
Supporting and developing a connection to the State of Israel is a core value of Camp Ramah. Each summer, our camp staff is enriched by the presence of dozens of shlichim (emissaries) from all over Israel. This special group brings wonderful energy and creativity to the camp program and helps campers put a personal face on everything that they have learned about Israel in school.
The Ramah movement also sponsors programs in Israel. Ramah Israel Seminar is a six-week summer experience for the year after campers “graduate” from our camper program and before they are eligible to work at camp (as all of our counselors are high school graduates). For more information, please visit the Ramah Seminar homepage.