Why Ramah Darom?
A walk down a quiet path. Meditation by the lake. Kabbalat Shabbat in the amphitheater. Havdallah around a campfire. Jewelry making with a group of friends. Torah Study at twilight. Family game night. A community that cares.
These are just a few of the treasured moments that take place at Ramah Darom throughout the year. Bonding. Sharing. Character building. Forging identity. Creating community.
Ramah Darom is truly a magical place, rooted in a strong foundation of Jewish culture and tradition. Our summer camp is a safe, nurturing, inclusive and fun environment where children discover new things about themselves and the world around them. Our signature programs throughout the year bring generations of people together through unique and dynamic experiences in Jewish living and learning. Our love of community also extends beyond our campus as we have forged lifelong bonds with our neighbors, fellow faith groups and local organizations in Rabun County and beyond. We are proud to be a part of this vibrant community that bonds, not only in times of joy, but in times of need.
No matter why you choose to come here, we’re pretty sure that after spending some time with us, you’ll see what makes us so special. Here are just a few of the reasons we think so:
Inspiring and Creative Programs in Jewish Living and Learning
Our intergenerational programming invites everyone to explore their Judaism, connect through nature and celebrate our wonderful and rich culture and heritage. There’s truly something for everyone all year long.
Our camp directors, counselors, staff, artists-in-residence, guest lecturers, and on-site professionals are among the best in their fields, passionate about Judaism and their communities. We pride ourselves on carefully choosing each and every team member who interacts with our campers and guests. Because of this, our campers and our year-round participants benefit from outstanding leadership that instills a lifelong love of learning.
Years of reunions, family Simchas and celebrations say it all. People return to Ramah Darom year after year to bond with the friends they’ve made as young children and to share the magic with generations to come.
Our community is filled with spirit and soul. Our love of Judaism is contagious. Our dedication to our community is part of our fabric. The lifelong bonds we make at camp and at our year-round programs are enduring. Our quest for exploration is ceaseless. Our hearts are full. And our ability to take these things into our own homes and communities and share them with those around us is simply, beautiful.
Connection to Israel
Our connection to Israel runs deep through our veins. Our handpicked delegation of Shlichim (Israeli staff) have a profound and lifelong impact on our campers. Hebrew is very much a part of our culture, as is Jewish music, Israeli dance, history and food.
Spectacular Setting and State of the Art Facilities
Ramah Darom’s state-of-the-art facilities, gathering spaces, delectable food and picturesque campus provide the perfect backdrop for inspired learning and exploration.