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Explore the new Ramah Darom website!

We are so excited to launch our new website, filled with so many exciting features, bells and whistles. New to our campus? Make sure to check out our videos showcasing all that camp has to offer. With Kayitz (summer) 2017 just around the corner, there’s still time to register for the summer of a lifetime. […]

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Camp is now the Beacon of Hope for Individuals with Special Needs

The biggest fear a family member has for a child with special needs is his or her future. For children with special needs, the future is never certain nor concrete. Academic programs, extracurricular activities and anything that supports our friends with special needs, are constantly being reshaped. Eligibility is redefined, funding is dropped and the future […]

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Welcoming Rachel Dobbs Schwartz, Camp Ramah Darom Assistant Director

We are thrilled to welcome Rachel Dobbs Schwartz, our new Assistant Director, to our year-round Ramah Darom team. Rachel is a long-time member of the Ramah Darom family. In 1998, Rachel joined Ramah Darom’s camp staff. She served as a soccer coach for two years and as rosh sport for one summer. Fourteen years later, […]

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Ramah Darom’s Tikvah Program: A Summer of Inclusion

By Dr. Audra Kaplan, Director of Camp Ramah Darom’s Tikvah Program A question I always ask parents is “what is your goal for your child at camp?” I want to hear from them what they want from the camp experience. Frequent goals are to make new friends, try a new activity and develop independent living […]

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Camp Yofi 2015 Video

Camp Yofi 2015 was one of the best Yofis yet! Check out this year’s video, and stay tuned for information how to join us next year. Camp Ramah Darom 2015 – CAMP YOFI from Ramah Darom on Vimeo.

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How to Honor a Friend in Two Minutes or Less

Did you know that tribute cards are now available on the donation page of our Ramah Darom website? Make a donation in honor or memory of someone in just a few quick clicks! Visit ramahdarom.org/donate Click on the “Give Now” button Enter your donation details and complete the Tribute Information section. That’s it! You will be […]

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Camp Yofi in the News

Last week, Camp Yofi was featured in the Philadelphia-based Jewish Exponent! The article, which discusses programs Jewish camps are offering to special needs families, highlights Camp Yofi, as well as several other Ramah Tikvah programs designed especially for children with autism and special needs. Click here to read the article in its entirety, and here to […]

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Summer is Around the Corner… What is Your Child Doing?

It’s that time of year again – time to make sure you have something wonderful planned for your kids to do this summer! If you’re looking for a life-changing experience that will help them grow, make new friends and give them memories they will never forget, we hope you and your family will join us […]

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Going to Camp for the First Time: A Rabbi’s Perspective

By Rabbi Scott Kramer As a rabbi who was just ordained seven years ago, experiencing Jewish summer camp for the very first time as an adult has given me a unique perspective. I grew up Orthodox in Baltimore but was never a member of NCSY.  My parents did not send me to TA (Talmudical Academy) […]

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How to Strengthen Your Children’s Connection to Israel

We hear from parents repeatedly that one of the things they love the most about Camp Ramah Darom is the chance it gives their children to connect with Israeli counselors. Our Israeli staff, our shlichim, may only get to spend four or eight weeks with your children, but those short weeks leave lasting impressions. If […]

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