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12 Things You Can Only Spot at a Ramah Camp

There are several experiences common to most summer camps: campers swimming with their friends, playing soccer and other team sports, participating in art projects, learning to become more independent, making new lifelong friends. But there are some things that are truly unique to Ramah camps…things you likely won’t see anywhere else. Inspired by my first […]

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Camp Highlights: Week 7

Is there a Jewish way to say, Hakuna Matata? This question struck me while I was watching the Kochavim (7th grade) production of the musical “The Lion King”. The first major theatrical production of our second session brought every animal of the Savanna out into our Beit Am (Theater Pavilion). Elephants and giraffes, zebras and rhinos standing ten feet tall, […]

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Havdallah Live Session Bet

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Camp Highlights: Week 6

On Thursday, I spent part of the morning assessing the physical accessibility of our entire campus with my colleague, Anthony Franklin, the General Manager of our facility. With support from the Foundation for Jewish Camp, Ramah Darom has been working on a plan to enable individuals with mobility challenges to navigate our campus more easily. […]

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Camp Highlights: Week 5

The first few days of Session Bet were fun, fantastic and filled with new perspectives. New campers took swim tests, learned new dances, learned group cheers, made their beds (twice now!) and made friends too. I watched campers playing energetic soccer, painting carefully in the omanut (art), cooking (in Hebrew!) and fishing in the lake. […]

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Send Your Child to a Jewish Summer Camp

Jewish summer camp is not merely a worthy summertime activity, but it represents entry into a life-long journey. Jewish camping builds Jewish identity through immersion into an intensive Jewish community atmosphere. Every parent should send his or her sons and/or daughters to a Jewish summer camp, year after year. The cumulative effect is profound. A […]

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Camp Highlights: Week 4

As we approached the last Shabbat of this session, we paused and reflected on our wonderful week here at Camp Ramah Darom. By far, the highlight of this past week was “Yom Sport,” our version of a Camp Olympiad – a celebration of sport, spirit, creativity, and collaboration. Our Gesher campers planned this entire day for the […]

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Camp Highlights: Week 3

We began last week at Camp Ramah Darom with our community-wide song festival called, “Zimriyah.” It is a magical evening with the entire Camp gathered around a giant campfire overlooking our beautiful lake. Against a setting sun, each Aidah in age-order took the stage and performed a Hebrew song. The theme of Zimriyah this year […]

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CONFESSIONS OF A RAMAH PARENT (turned Ramah Darom CEO) 

I have a confession: as a longtime Ramah parent, I’ve always wished I could secretly spend a day watching our kids going about their regular Camp routine. Over the years, our kids have done their best to explain how they spend their days at Camp. But as someone who never had the chance to attend […]

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Camp Highlights: Week 2

Shavua Tov from Machaneh (Camp) Ramah Darom! We had an amazing week enthusiastically launching all of our activities! This week, our “Taste of Ramah” campers (3rd & 4th graders) went out of Camp ton a field trip to swim at the beach on nearby Lake Burton and to pick blackberries at a neighborhood orchard. Halutzim […]

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