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Camp Enrollment Policies

Important Note About Eligibility: Campers are accepted for enrollment based on a staff review of the completed application and the Camper Profile, an interview if necessary, and the availability of space within the child’s age group. Campers will only be considered enrolled once their completed application and Camper Profile has been reviewed by our Camper Care team. Occasionally, prior to Camp it is determined that Ramah Darom is not the right fit for a child. If this should happen, the family will receive a full refund of any fees paid.

Program Length Eligible Campers
Ta'am (Taste) of Ramah 5 nights Have completed 1st grade
Garinim 11 nights Have completed 2nd grade
Nitzanim K’tzara (Short) 18 nights Have completed 3rd grade
Session Aleph/Bet 4 weeks Have completed 3rd-9th grades
Full Summer Two 4 week sessions Have completed 5th-9th
Gesher Leadership Program 8 weeks Have completed 10th grade
Henry and Annette Gibson Tikvah Support Program During all sessions Click here for more details
Tikvah Vocational Program 4 weeks Click here for more details

Campers must arrive in good health and all campers must agree to Camp Ramah Darom’s rules of behavior including those outlined in the Camp Brit (Covenant) found in the Parent/Guardian Handbook.

Jewish Education

Jewish Education: Ramah Darom campers are immersed in Jewish living in a way that impacts their life outside of Camp. Connecting campers’ experiences at Camp with their life outside of Camp will help to deepen and strengthen their Jewish identity. Participation in a program of supervised, formal Jewish learning to complement the summer is a critical component (day school, synagogue school, Hebrew High, online courses, etc). Therefore, we strongly recommend that our campers commit to Jewish learning beyond the summer.

Rates, Discounts & Other Charges

Kayitz (Summer) 2023 Rates

Session Duration Rising Grade
(Fall 2023)
2023 Rates
Session Aleph/Bet 4 Weeks 4th-6th
7th-10th
$5,650
$6,250
Full Summer (Aleph + Bet) Two 4 Week Sessions 6th
7th-10th
$8,750
$9,950
Gesher 8 Weeks 11th $10,250
Nitzanim K'tzara (short) 18 Nights 4th $4,850
Garinim 11 Nights 3rd $2,950
Ta’am (Taste) of Ramah 5 Nights 2nd $1,000
Ramah Bamah 2 Weeks 8th-10th $3,600
Ramah Bamah w/ Session Bet 4 Weeks 8th-10th $6,950
Ramah Bamah addition to Session Aleph 2 Weeks 8th-10th $2,900
Tikvah Vocational Education Program 4 Weeks 12th+ $6,250

Discounts

  • Returning Campers: Register for Kayitz 2023 within one week of the end of your 2022 session to receive $300 off per camper for any 4 or 8-week session and $50 off for shorter sessions.
  • All Campers: Register by October 1 to receive $150 off per camper for any 4 or 8-week session ($50 off for 1-3 week sessions). Returning campers already receiving $300 off do not qualify for this discount (only one early discount option per camper!).
  • Sibling Discount: $180 off each additional sibling attending a 3, 4 or 8-week session (discount does not apply to the first sibling).
  • Full Summer Discount: Sign up for both Session Aleph and Bet and receive $2,550 off.  Note: This discount is already included in the “Full Summer” and Gesher rates listed in the grid above. Campers receiving the full summer discount will still receive other applicable discounts.
  • Military Discount: $2,000 off per 3, 4 or 8-week session. $1,000 off for Garinim. $400 for Ta’am.

Other Charges

Security Fee: To help offset rising security costs, a $118 Security Fee per camper ($72 for programs 2 weeks or shorter) will be added to each camper’s account.

Credit Card Payments: For those choosing to pay via credit card, a $150 credit card processing fee per session ($300 for Gesher, $75 for Garinim, waived for Ta’am) will be added to your account. This fee will be credited back to your account if you pay tuition in full by December 1, 2022.

Other Charges: You will receive advance notice of any additional charges added to your account at a later date – for example, bus transportation from communities outside Atlanta, airplane baggage charges or medical expenses. Note that Campers from South Florida are required to ship their luggage to Camp using Camp Trucking; the cost for this service will be charged directly by the shipping company.

Payment Schedule

Date Ta'am (5 nights) Garinim (11 nights) 3/4 Week Sessions Gesher
Deposit with registration $250 $500 $1000 $1000
December 1 $500 $500 $1000 $2000
February 1 $250 $500 $1000 $2000
April 1 - $500 $1000 $2000
May 1 Balance Due Balance Due Balance Due Balance Due

The $1,000 registration deposit per camper ($500 for Garinim, $250 for Ta’am) will be processed when you register your camper. If you are registering after December 1st, you will also be charged any installments that were due prior to your registration date.

By submitting your camper’s application, you are accepting responsibility for payment of the full tuition for your camper’s enrollment. Payment of all fees is due by May 1, 2023. Accounts not paid in full by May 1, 2023, will be assessed a $125 late payment fee. In order to attend Camp, all fees must be paid in full before the session begins. There will be no exceptions to this policy without prior arrangements with our Finance Associate, Deanne Brown.

Financial Aid & First-Time Camper Incentives
Changes, Cancellations & Refunds

Ramah Darom staff work year-round to plan for a successful, fun and safe summer. Our refund policy reflects the reality that a significant portion of our expenses are incurred well before summer Camp begins. As a non-profit, Ramah Darom relies on tuition fees to fund our year-round operations.

Cancellation Date Fee
Before January 1 Full refund minus $100 admin fee per camper
Jan 1-Mar 31 Full refund minus
$1,000 (Full Summer)
$600 (3 & 4 weeks)
$400 (2 weeks or less)
April 1-30 50% of tuition fees due
After May 1 No refund (full Tuition fees due)

How to Change or Cancel Your Enrollment: All changes to enrollment status or cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to camp@ramahdarom.org. Requests for changes made by phone will not be honored. 

You will receive a response within seven days confirming your request has been processed. If we have not acknowledged your email within seven days, please call our registrar Andrea Cohen at 404-477-1038 to confirm that your request was received since emails can sometimes go to spam. Note that your change or cancellation request is only considered processed if you have received an email acknowledgment from Ramah Darom.

Session Changes: Requests for changes from one 4-week Session to another may be made without penalty pending available space.

Campers arriving late/leaving early: There is no pro-rating of tuition for campers who need to arrive late or who depart Camp before the end of the session.

Health Emergencies: Campers who withdraw prior to a session for a documented health emergency will be eligible for a full refund, less a $500 administrative fee. Campers withdrawn during a session for documented medical reasons will have a pro-rated portion of tuition refunded, after a $900 withdrawal fee.

Dismissal: If a camper is dismissed for a behavioral infraction, there will be no refund. If a camper is dismissed involuntarily from Camp as a result of a parent/guardian’s failure to provide accurate or complete behavioral and or medical information, there will be no refund.

Refunds for Declined Vaccination Exemptions requests: See below for the process to request a Vaccination exemption. If an exemption request received by the April 1st deadline is declined by our Medical Committee, a full refund will be provided less a $500 administrative fee. If the request was made after the deadline and declined by our Medical Committee, the standard cancellation policy will apply.

We encourage families to consider purchasing Trip Protection Insurance.

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