Ramah is my “makom kavod”
August 21, 2018
“Is this your makom kavod (respected/honored place)?” a counselor asked me right before Kabbalat Shabbat began. The counselor was seated next to me, she was a one to one for a special needs camper, and was also eager to tell me about her wonderful experience when she was a List College Student long before my time working […]
70 Years of Collective Service
August 14, 2018
I am looking at a picture taken at last Tuesday’s staff banquet – the closing moment of another camp season at Ramah Darom – and I’m feeling nostalgic. The banquet, my 19th and my last, was full of emotion; not the usual emotion at saying goodbye to close friends until the promise of another summer […]
August 13, 2018
We’ve got ruach, we’ve got music, dance, theater and art; we’ve got adventure and media, we’ve got Judaics and Evrit; we’ve got sports and fitness, and now we’ve got an Edge (well actually two). Athletic Edge Lacrosse and Rowing Tracks Opening at Camp Ramah Darom Summer 2019! Ramah Darom has been awarded a $100,000 matching […]
Ramah Darom Opens E-Store
July 20, 2018
You asked for more Ramah Darom wear and we are delivering (well actually Lands’ End is doing the delivering). We are excited to announce that the Ramah Darom Lands’ End e-store is now open.
More Support = More Success!
July 16, 2018
This summer Camp Ramah Darom added an additional level of support to the Tikvah Support Program. “We want every camper that walks through our doors to be successful, says Dr. Audra Kaplan, Director of Tikvah Support and Camper Care. “Over the years of developing our Tikvah Support Program, we have found that success at camp looks different for every camper. This summer, we added […]
Why am I not receiving your emails?
July 12, 2018
We often hear from parents that they are not receiving emails from Ramah Darom or they only receive some of our emails. The truth is our emails often end up in your junk or spam folders and sometimes get blocked altogether. Why does this happen? First of all, we send out emails from different systems […]
Log off and Enjoy!
June 28, 2018
My parents sent me away to sleep away camp in 1956 for eight weeks. I was 7 years old. I’m not sure how they survived during that summer and all those subsequent summers for the next ten years. There was no internet, there were no daily photos taken and posted for parents to view. The […]
Meet the 2018 Rashei Aidah
June 15, 2018
Adina Beiner Rosh Gesher “Camp Ramah Darom is my Jewish home away from home” Favorite Camp Meal: Grilled cheese and tomato soup, or tuna yum. Favorite Camp Dance: Yehei Yehei Hello, I’m Adina. This is my thirteenth year at Camp Ramah Darom! I was a camper for seven years, participated in Ramah Israel Seminar, […]
18 Questions to Ask Your Child Besides “How is Camp?”:
June 5, 2018
If you’ve ever asked your child “how was your day” you know how frustrating it can be to get any answer besides “fine”. The key to getting a real answer is asking a direct question. Here are 18 questions to help you get some info about what’s going on at camp. Note: Please try to limit […]
10 Last Minute Tips to Prepare for Overnight Camp
May 29, 2018
Summer is here and camp send-off is just around the corner. You’ve filled out the forms, you’re all paid up, and you’re checking the closets to make sure you have everything on the packing list. Now what? This can be an overwhelming time for first-time campers and their parents, but don’t panic. Everything is going […]