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Camp Highlights: Week 1

With great excitement, we opened our gates on to welcome our first session and full summer campers. After the last of the buses from the airport arrived, Israeli music playing from the loudspeaker lured everyone to the Kikar – the grassy field in front of our Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall). Without any instruction necessary, our […]

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Meet the 2019 Rashei Aidah

We are thrilled to introduce you to our Rashei Aidah (Age-Division Heads). Each one brings years of experience, a passion for Jewish living and learning and a deep love for Ramah Darom. (Hover over each image to what the Rosh Aidah looked like way back when.) Rosalie Shays Rosh Garinim & Nitzanim (Rising 3rd-5th Grades) […]

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5 Packing Tips from Mom-Pros

Opening day is 12 days away and this will be my 7th year packing my kids for Camp. I remember my first year, oh was I a mess. “I don’t know where to start”, I cried to my veteran camp-packing friend. She just laughed and said, “go to Target and get it done”. Six years […]

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Packing Dos, Don’ts & Duhs

I’ve been a Ramahnik, since 1987. Each summer, I’d take two airplanes and a 90-minute unairconditioned school bus ride to get to Camp Ramah in New England from Birmingham, Alabama. (Camp Ramah Darom didn’t exist back then). My mom had one packing mantra she shared with us, “If you can carry it, you can bring it.” While […]

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It’s time to pack for Camp!

Summer will be here before you know it, excitement is building and there are at least a few items still on your “need to purchase” list. We are here to help. From logowear to packing list items, we’ve got you covered. Ramah Darom is excited to partner with great companies who help make preparing for […]

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Creating an inspiring “pop-up community”

Every year at the Pesach Seder, we are challenged to personally connect to the experience of leaving Egypt. It’s incredible to think that our ancestors walked through the desert for 40 full years, a makeshift community of wanderers who managed to keep their faith alive until they reached the land of milk and honey. The […]

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Some big news about our Clayton campus

In my first few months at Ramah Darom, many members of our community have shared personal stories about our organization’s rich history. I’ve had the great fortune to meet several of our original founders and have heard countless anecdotes about so many others including three very special men: Leonard Kaplan (z”l), Mayer ”Bubba” Mitchell (z”l) […]

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One Degree of Ramah Separation

Last week, several members of our team had the opportunity to attend a Ramah Professionals Conference in New Jersey. It was a gathering of about 100 leaders from every Ramah Camp and program in North America and Israel, organized by the team at the National Ramah Commission. This was actually the second National Ramah meeting […]

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Tikvah Support Program: Making Camp a Home Away from Home for Every Child

Five years ago, I was given the awesome task of making Camp Ramah Darom a place for every child, regardless of ability or perceived “limitations.” So began the Tikvah Support Program. Every summer, we work hard to bring education to staff throughout camp, enabling us to better support campers with varying needs. We have grown […]

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Proof of the Power of One

This past week, summer staff member and alumna Rachel Kriegsman was honored at the Greater Atlanta Jewish Abilities Alliance’s Power of One celebration for her work as part of the Camp Ramah Darom Tikvah Support team. Rachel joined 30 other honorees for an evening celebrating those making an impact in the area of inclusion. Geoff Menkowitz, Director […]

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