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Summer Travel 2024

Travel Registration

It is vitally important that we know exactly how your camper will be traveling to and returning home from Camp this summer. We ask that you complete the Travel Form on your family dashboard by March 15, 2024 and keep us informed of any changes to your travel itinerary. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have the most accurate information regarding your travel arrangements.

If you are interested and available to chaperone the flight or bus from your city or have any questions, please contact travel@ramahdarom.org for more information.

Please make sure to also review our luggage requirements.

Session Duration Grade (Fall 2024) Dates
Session Aleph 4 Weeks 4th-10th June 5-30
Ta’am Aleph 5 Nights 2nd June 5-10
Garinim Aleph 11 Nights 3rd June 19-30
Session Bet 4 Weeks 4th-10th July 3-28
Nitzanim & Sollelim K'tzara* 18 Nights 4th & 5th July 3-21
Ta’am Bet 5 Nights 2nd July 3-8
Garinim Bet 11 Nights 3rd July 17-28
Ramah Bamah 2 Weeks 8th & 9th July 3-16
Full Summer (Aleph + Bet) 8 Weeks 6th-10th June 5-30 +
July 3-28
Gesher 8 Weeks 11th June 5-July 28
Tikvah Vocational Education Program 4 Weeks 12th+ June 5-30
Ramah Israel Seminar 6 Weeks 12th Learn More
Camp Yofi 5 Days July 31-Aug 4

Campus Open House

Interested in visiting campus?

This summer, families are invited to tour campus from 4:00 – 6:00pm the day before our 4-week sessions begin (Tuesday, June 4 for Session Aleph or Tuesday, July 2 for Session Bet). The tour will include a chance to see a model bunk, camp activity spaces and our chadar ochel (dining hall) as well as a chance to meet Camp leadership. Families who plan to attend should indicate so on their camper’s travel form.

Please understand that only campers and staff will be able to enter campus on arrival day. If you have any questions, please contact camp@ramahdarom.org.

Car Travel

Car Travel

Drop-off in Atlanta: There is no fee for the buses from Atlanta. Counselors will greet campers and take them on coach buses to Camp. Families can drop off their camper(s) at 12:00pm at the Atlanta Airport (all arrival dates, exact location TBA) or at Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs, 10:00am (Last Name A-L) or 10:30am (Last Name M-Z). There is no fee for the buses from Atlanta.  (June 5 for Session Aleph and July 3 for Session Bet only) in Sandy Springs.

Drop-off at Camp: We strongly encourage all families to take advantage of our FREE Atlanta buses by dropping their camper(s) off at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport or at Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs. If you do choose to drive to Camp, please understand that only campers and staff will be able to enter campus. Here are driving directions to Camp.

  • For June 5 (Session Aleph) and July 3 (Session Bet), please plan to arrive at Camp between 11:00am – 12:00pm.
  • For June 19 (Garinim Aleph) and July 17 (Garinim Bet), please plan to arrive at Camp between 2:30 – 3:00pm

 

Pick-up in Atlanta: There is no fee for the buses to Atlanta.

  • For June 30 (Session Aleph and Garinim Aleph) and July 28 (Session Bet and Garinim Bet), families can pick their camper(s) up at 12:00pm from the Atlanta Airport (exact location TBA) or Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs. 
  • For June 10 (Ta’am Aleph), July 8 (Ta’am Bet), July 16 (Ramah Bamah) and July 21 (K’tzara), families can pick their camper(s) up at 12:30pm from the Atlanta Airport (exact location TBA).


Pick-up from Camp:
Here are driving directions to Camp.

  • For June 30 (Session Aleph and Garinim Aleph) and July 28 (Session Bet and Garinim Bet), families can pick their camper(s) up between 10:30 – 11:30am from Camp. 
  • For June 10 (Ta’am Aleph), July 8 (Ta’am Bet), July 16 (Ramah Bamah) and July 21 (K’tzara), families can pick their camper(s) up between 10:30 – 11:00am from Camp.

 

Note: campers must be checked in and out by a parent/guardian and therefore are not permitted to drive themselves to Camp or have a vehicle with them on campus. 

Bus Travel

Bus Travel

We are excited to offer round-trip coach buses from the cities listed below. Please note that if we do not reach a minimum number of campers registered for the out-of-state buses, we will contact those who have signed up to help make alternative travel plans. 

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport: For all arrival dates, airport drop-off is at 12:00pm. Airport pick-up on June 30 (Session Aleph and Garinim Aleph) and July 28 (Session Bet and Garinim Bet) is at 12:00pm and airport pick-up on all other departure dates is at 1:00pm. The exact location will be announced via email one week prior to travel. There is no fee for the buses to or from Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA (Congregation B’nai Torah): On June 5 (Session Aleph) and July 3 (Session Bet), drop-off is at 12:00pm. On June 30 (Session Aleph) and July 28 (Session Bet), pick-up is at 11:30am. There is no fee for buses to or from Atlanta.

Durham, NC (Beth El Synagogue): On June 5 (Session Aleph), drop-off is at 8:30am. On June 30 (Session Aleph) and July 28 (Session Bet), pick-up is at 3:00pm. This bus costs $150 each way. There is no arrival bus for Session Bet.  

Charlotte, NC (Temple Israel): On June 5 (Session Aleph) and July 3 (Session Bet), drop-off is at 11:30am. On June 30 (Session Aleph) and July 28 (Session Bet), pick-up is at 12:15pm. This bus costs $135 each way. 

Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Jewish Center): On June 5 (Session Aleph), drop-off is at 7:15am. On June 30 (Session Aleph), pick-up is at 4:30pm. This bus costs $150 each way. There is no Jacksonville bus for Session Bet. 

Nashville, TN (West End Synagogue): On June 5 (Session Aleph), drop-off is at 9:00am CT. On June 30 (Session Aleph), pick-up is at 2:30pm CT. This bus costs $135 each way. There is no Nashville bus for Session Bet. 

Air Travel

Air Travel

Please scroll down to view the list of recommended and chaperoned flights for cities with multiple campers. If your city is not on this list, please find a flight that arrives in Atlanta between 11:00am 1:00pm on your camper’s arrival date and departs Atlanta between 2:00 4:30pm on your camper’s departure date. There is no fee for the buses to or from the Atlanta airport.

We understand that it is typically cheapest to book flights 13 months prior to departure. If you plan to wait to book flights (check out Google Flights’ price tracking feature), please complete the travel form with the flights you are watching and return to add your camper’s confirmation number upon booking.

Please make sure to also review our luggage requirements.

Delta Discounts

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Ramah Darom. Please click here to book your flights using our special Meeting Event Code NY37L! If your camper is flying unaccompanied or with a Ramah chaperone, please book their flights by calling Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111 (Monday–Friday, 8:00am – 6:30pm) and refer to the Meeting Event Code NY37L.

Chaperoned Flights

Ramah Darom will provide chaperones on certain flights, as noted on the flight list. To book your camper on a chaperoned flight, please call Delta at the number listed above and share the name and confirmation number for the chaperone on the flight list. Campers flying with chaperones will receive an email a few days prior to traveling that includes the chaperone’s name and cell number and an airport meeting time and location.

If you are interested in chaperoning your camper’s flight, please email travel@ramahdarom.org.

Unaccompanied Minors

If your camper is not on a chaperoned flight or flying with an adult, please review airline unaccompanied minor policies and book accordingly. If you need to provide contact information for the adult meeting your child in Atlanta, please list Janel Habosha at 954.336.1351. Make sure to include your unaccompanied minor pin on your camper’s travel form so Ramah Darom staff can update the accompanying adult information with the airline. In the week before the flight, we will also email you the accompanying counselor’s name and number.

Flights to Atlanta on Arrival Dates

The information below applies to the June 5 (Session Aleph, Gesher and Ta’am Aleph) and July 3 (Session Bet, Ta’am Bet, Ramah Bamah and K’tzara) arrival dates only. If your city is not on this list, please find a flight that arrives in Atlanta between 11:00am 1:00pm on your camper’s arrival date.

For June 19 (Garinim Aleph) and July 17 (Garinim Bet), families can drop off their camper(s) at 12:00pm at the Atlanta Airport (exact location TBA)All Garinim campers flying to Atlanta must land between 11:00am – 12:30pm on arrival day. If a camper is traveling without a parent/guardian, a counselor will greet them at the gate and take them to meet the bus. 

Flights to Atlanta
City State Airport Flight # Depart Arrive Notes
Fort Lauderdale FL FLL A: DL 1736
B: DL 2015
10:00am
10:00am
11:53am
11:58am
Chaperones both sessions
Jacksonville FL JAX DL 2328 10:00am 11:11am Bus Session Aleph, chaperones Session Bet
Miami FL MIA DL 2836 10:15am 12:26pm
Orlando FL MCO FL 2204 10:05am 11:39am
Palm Beach FL PBI DL 1311 11:00am 12:48pm Chaperones both sessions
Tampa FL TPA DL 1227 11:15am 12:49pm Chaperones Session Aleph
New Orleans LA MSY DL 1502 9:05am 11:40am
Raleigh NC RDU DL 2634 9:50am 11:20am Bus Session Aleph
Memphis TN MEM DL 82 10:12am 12:29pm
Nashville TN BNA DL 2817 10:25am 12:34pm Bus Session Aleph
Dallas TX DAL WN 3831 7:55am 10:55 am This is a Southwest flight

 

June 5: To Camp July 3: To Camp
City State Airport Chaperone Conf # Chaperone Conf #
Fort Lauderdale FL FLL Phillip Katz HMCS64 Jessica Smiley HMIMC8
Jacksonville FL JAX N/A **
Palm Beach FL PBI Toby Brodtman G9I4BW Diane Scherer HGLAGR
Tampa FL TPA Michelle Zetoony Nudell GHZKQR N/A

**We are looking for chaperones for multiple flights. If you are interested in being a chaperone, please email travel@ramahdarom.org.

Flights from Atlanta on Departure Dates

The information below applies to the June 30 (Session Aleph and Garinim Aleph) and July 28 (Session Bet, Garinim Bet and Gesher) departure days only. If your city is not on this list, please find a flight that departs Atlanta between 2:00 4:30pm on your camper’s departure date.

For June 10 (Ta’am Aleph), July 8 (Ta’am Bet). July 16 (Ramah Bamah) and July 21 (K’tzara), families can pick their camper(s) up at 12:30pm from the Atlanta Airport (exact location TBA). All Ta’am, Ramah Bamah, and K’tzara campers flying home should depart between 2:30 – 4:30pm on departure day. If a camper is traveling without a parent/guardian, a counselor will accompany them to and from their gate.

Flights Home
City State Airport Flight # Depart Arrive Notes
Fort Lauderdale FL FLL DL2345 3:15pm 5:11pm Chaperones both sessions
Jacksonville FL JAX DL 2720 3:10pm 4:23pm Bus Session Aleph, chaperones Session Bet
Miami FL MIA DL 1386 3:19pm 5:23pm
Orlando FL MCO DL 1150 2:53pm 4:31pm
Palm Beach FL PBI DL 1458 3:14pm 5:08pm Chaperones both sessions
Tampa FL TPA DL 759 2:45pm 4:12pm Chaperones both sessions
New Orleans LA MSY DL 3146 3:41pm 4:22pm
Raleigh NC RDU DL 2758 3:55pm 5:27pm Bus both sessions
Memphis TN MEM DL 2161 3:43pm 4:10pm
Nashville TN BNA DL 2777 3:13pm 3:24pm Bus Session Aleph
Dallas TX DAL WN 3464 2:50pm 4:00pm This is a Southwest flight

 

June 30: To Home July 28: To Home
City State Airport Chaperone Conf # Chaperone Conf #
Fort Lauderdale FL FLL Moises Guido Cohen HLLENS Jessica Smiley HMIMC8
Jacksonville FL JAX N/A **
Palm Beach FL PBI Toby Brodtman G9I4BW Jamie Wulkan HK69CJ
Tampa FL TPA Justin Nudell H5AX08 Elana Ben-Ari G9NMFC

**We are looking for chaperones for multiple flights. If you are interested in being a chaperone, please email travel@ramahdarom.org.

Shorter Sessions

Arrival Day Options for Shorter Sessions:

  • Ta’am Aleph (June 5), Ta’am Bet (July 3), K’tzara (July 3) and Ramah Bamah (July 3)
    • Your camper’s arrival day is on the main arrival day for Session Aleph or Session Bet, so please see the car, bus and plane options listed in the main sections above.
  • Garinim Aleph (June 19) and Garinim Bet (July 17)
    • Drop-off at the Atlanta Airport: There is no fee for the buses from Atlanta. Counselors will greet campers and take them on buses to Camp. Families can drop off their camper(s) at 12:30pm at the Atlanta Airport (exact location TBA)
      • All campers flying to Atlanta must land between 11:00am – 12:30pm on arrival day. If a camper is traveling without a parent/guardian, a counselor will greet them at the gate and take them to meet the bus. 
    • Drop-off at Camp: We strongly encourage families to use our Atlanta Airport busing option. Please note that while families can drive to Camp to drop off their children on arrival day, only campers and staff will be able to enter campus. For campers driving in, please arrive between 2:30 – 3:00pm.

Departure Day Options for Shorter Sessions:

  • Garinim Aleph (June 30) and Garinim Bet (July 28)
    • Your camper’s departure day is on the main departure day for Session Aleph, so please see the car, bus and plane options listed in the main sections above.
  • Ta’am Aleph (June 10), Ta’am Bet (July 8). Ramah Bamah (July 16) and K’tzara (July 21)
    • Pick-up at the Atlanta Airport: There is no fee for the buses to Atlanta. Counselors will accompany campers on buses to Atlanta. Families can pick their camper(s) up at 12:30pm from the Atlanta Airport (exact location TBA).
      • All campers flying home should depart between 2:30 – 4:30pm on departure day. If a camper is traveling without a parent/guardian, a counselor will accompany them to and from their gate.
    • Pick-up at Camp: Families may pick up their campers from Camp between 10:30 11:00am. Please note that, like arrival day, families will not be able to walk through campus.
Vehicle Safety Rules

While on a Camp bus, campers should abide by the following guidelines:

  • Enter and exit the vehicle according to directions from a staff member and/or driver
  • Backpacks and bags should stay with you at all times unless otherwise directed by a staff member
    • Large luggage should be loaded in the storage compartments beneath the bus and backpacks/smaller bags should be stored beneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead compartments 
    • Each camper is responsible for removing their own backpacks/small bags from the bus and staff will remove large luggage
  • Upon boarding, find a seat and remain seated with your back against the seat
    • If seatbelts are available, once seated, adjust and buckle the seatbelt to fit you and keep it buckled until instructed to unbuckle
    • If no seat is available, inform a staff member so they can help locate one or move you to a different vehicle
  • All personal items and body parts, including hands and arms, should remain inside the vehicle at all times
  • Noise level should stay low so as not to distract the driver, and there should be no throwing of objects or other disruptive behavior
  • In the event of an emergency, campers should follow the directions of a staff member and/or driver and, if exiting the vehicle, use the buddy system
Luggage
Intersession

Intersession is the time between sessions Aleph and Bet and only applies to campers staying for both sessions.

If your camper is in Gesher, we will provide an Intersession program and an opportunity for you to see your camper at a select time. (We will contact you via email and ask you to submit your Intersession plan before Camp begins.)

Full-summer campers must either go to their own homes or travel home with a friend for the duration of Intersession. They may leave their luggage at Camp. For help with Intersession arrangements, please contact our Camper Care Team.

Please remember to complete the travel form for each camper. If you have any questions about travel or your family dashboard, please email travel@ramahdarom.org.

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