When our summer tzevet (staff) and chanichim transition back home and back to school, we on the year-round team start planning for our next “best summer ever” at Camp Ramah Darom!
Now that we have said L’hitraot to Kayitz 2021, we have some exciting news to share about two outstanding additions to our year-round team. Their many years of experience at Camp Ramah Darom and professional experience elsewhere will help take Ramah Darom programs to even greater heights.
Ayala Wasser, Assistant Director of Camp Ramah Darom
Ayala started her Ramah Darom journey at six years old as a day camper in the Gan at Camp Ramah Darom. From camper to counselor to Rosh Aidah, Ayala truly grew up at Camp. A proud graduate of JTS’s List College and the William Davidson School of Jewish Education, Ayala served as Associate Director of Family Life and Learning at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City. She spent the last three years working at Ramah Sports Academy as the Assistant Director, and she is excited to bring all her experience, knowledge and skills back home to 30525. Ayala is passionate about the joyous Jewish communities that camps create and knows first-hand how impactful a summer at Ramah Darom can be. Ayala will start her work with Ramah Darom this fall, working remotely from New York City. She looks forward to moving to Atlanta in January and she can’t wait to spend Kayitz 2022 at Ramah Darom.
Sara Schonwetter, Tikvah Program Director
Sara started as a camper at Ramah Darom in 1997, Camp’s inaugural summer. After Gesher (2003), she returned as a staff member for five summers working as a lifeguard, senior programming counselor and Family Camp counselor. Sara also participated in Camp Yofi multiple times, which she credits with defining her career path. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston University and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of South Florida. Sara became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2012. She has since worked with children and teenagers with autism and other disabilities, providing therapy, assessments, supervision and consultation services in clinics, homes and schools in Florida. In the summer of 2018, Sara returned to Camp as an inclusion specialist and she is excited to come back to Ramah Darom as a year-round team member.
I am thrilled to welcome these two home-grown leaders back to Ramah Darom. They join our outstanding professional team who work all year long to ensure that Camp Ramah Darom and all our programs are the best they can be.
Please join me in welcoming Ayala and Sara and wishing them (and us) mazal tov!!
May we go from strength to strength,
Camp Director & Head of Education