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Building Resilience

When I was a classroom teacher I bought every new “great read-aloud” book for my classroom library. One of my favorites was a book called “What Do You Do With A Problem”, by Kobi Yamada (Click to hear the story).  It is the story of a child who encounters a persistent problem. The longer the […]

Avatar Shira Raviv Schwartz

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Crazy Socks

This year’s Camp early-enrollment gift is so much more than an awesome pair of socks! Every year we search for a unique and fun idea for our returning priority enrollment campers. This year we found one that was so great we decided to share it with ALL campers who enroll by October 30, 2020! Why […]

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Uncertainty

We are a few months removed from what was a unique Kayitz BaBayit (summer at home) experience, and now is the time our chanichim (campers) start their daily countdown, even with hundreds of days left until Summer 2021. This highlights such an important part of our experience as human beings…having expectations we can count on. […]

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Announcing the Menkowitz Trail

Over his 13 years as Director of Camp Ramah Darom, Geoffrey Menkowitz has inspired us to enjoy the beauty that envelops our campus, be physically active and never stop embracing joyful Judaism. As Geoff concludes his time as Director of Camp Ramah Darom, we wanted to announce the creation of the Menkowitz Trail at Ramah Darom! […]

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A Rosh Hashanah Message for the Ramah Darom Community

When I think about being in shul for Rosh Hashanah as a child, one very vivid memory immediately comes to mind: the feeling of my father’s warm hand wrapped around my outstretched index finger as he guided me through the words in the machzor. This usually happened about halfway through the service. As a Jewish […]

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Pass It On!

Jeff Weener, Ramah Darom’s Director of Business Operations, is a baker, a cook, a giver and a person who is always working to make the world a better place. At the beginning of the pandemic, he started making challahs, setting them out on his porch and posting on Facebook for his friends and neighbors to […]

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Summer 2020 in Review

It’s September, the kids are back in school. On Monday, the Camp team just sent out a survey to camper parents to finalize summer 2021 dates and we said L’hitraot to our Labor Day Weekend Getaway participants. Summer 2020 is officially over! There is no doubt that this summer brought uncountable disappointments, but also many […]

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Our Creative Reunion

My husband and I live in Savannah and our children and their families are scattered in Chicago, Atlanta, Oakland and New Orleans. After too many months apart, our family was getting itchy to see each other. When I heard about the opportunity for all of us to be “together” at Raman Darom for a Misphachah […]

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A Virtual Summer of Inclusion

“Inclusion is not a program, Inclusion is a mindset. It is the way we treat others and the way they treat us. Inclusion is the opportunity to learn together and from one another.” The quote above is from Lisa Friedman, an expert in Jewish Disability Inclusion, and her words speak directly to Ramah Darom’s mission. […]

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CIT Experience BaBayit

Becoming a Gesher CIT (counselor-in-training) is often a highlight of the summer for our oldest campers. For many of our current staff, their experiences as CITs helped them shape their own skills and goals as they prepared to become staff members. In a typical summer, Gesher campers spend every Monday and Thursday with their CIT […]

Avatar Robbie Medwed