Kayitz (Summer) 2023
|Session Aleph||4 Weeks||4th-10th||June 7-July 2|
|Session Bet||4 Weeks||4th-10th||July 5-30|
|Full Summer (Aleph + Bet)||8 Weeks||6th-10th||June 7-July 2 +
|Gesher||8 Weeks||11th||June 7-July 30|
|Nitzanim K'tzara||18 Nights||4th||July 5-23|
|Garinim Aleph||11 Nights||3rd||June 21-July 2|
|Garinim Bet||11 Nights||3rd||July 12-23|
|Ta’am||5 Nights||2nd||June 7-12
|Ramah Bamah||2 Weeks||8th-10th||July 5-19|
|Tikvah Vocational Education Program||4 Weeks||12th+||June 7-July 2|
|Ramah Israel Seminar||6 Weeks||12th||Learn More|
|Camp Yofi||5 Days||Aug. 2-6|
A note about Camp dates: Ramah Darom welcomes campers from dozens of communities across the southeast, each with its own unique school calendar. We do our best to select Camp dates that accommodate as many communities as possible. We also try to accommodate campers who might need to arrive late or leave Camp early. Please reach out to Julia Weiss if you need to discuss your child’s unique situation.
* Our campus is closed for a 3-night intersession between Session Aleph and Session Bet. Families will need to make arrangements for Full Summer campers to travel home or stay with friends during this time. Only Gesher campers and staff will remain at Camp during intersession.
Through the Henry and Annette Gibson Tikvah Support Program, Ramah Darom supports campers and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, communication disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders and other disabilities. Learn more.
New for Kayitz 2023
• Introducing Ramah Bamah – a 2-week specialty program for campers interested in musical theater offered in Session Bet.
• We have eliminated all bus fees to/from Atlanta!
• Security Fee: To help offset rising security costs, we have introduced a $118 Security Fee per camper ($72 for programs 2 weeks or shorter).
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.
|Ta'am||5 nights||Have completed 1st grade|
|Garinim||11 nights||Have completed 2nd grade|
|Nitzanim K’tzara||18 nights||Have completed 3rd grade|
|Sollelim K’tzara||18 nights||Have completed 4th grade|
|Session Aleph/Bet||4 weeks||Have completed 3rd-9th grades|
|Full Summer||Two 4 week sessions||Have completed 5th-9th grades|
|Gesher Leadership Program||8 weeks||Have completed 10th grade|
|Ramah Bamah||2 weeks||Have completed 7th grade or 8th 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-Camper Handbook.
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.
Kayitz (Summer) 2023 Rates
|Session Aleph/Bet||4 Weeks||4th-6th
|Full Summer (Aleph + Bet)||Two 4 Week Sessions||6th
|Nitzanim K'tzara (short)||18 Nights||4th||$4,850|
|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|
- 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 before 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.
GOOD NEWS: This year, we are no longer charging bus fees to/from Atlanta.
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.
|Date||Ta'am (5 nights)||1-2 Week Sessions||3/4 Week Sessions||Gesher|
|Deposit with registration||$250||$500||$1000||$1000|
|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 1, 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.
If you choose to pay by check, please mail to:
6400 Powers Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
Ramah Darom is committed to ensuring that every parent has the opportunity to give their child the enriching benefits of a Jewish summer camp experience.
The majority of financial aid comes from local sources including local Jewish Federations, synagogues, Sisterhoods/Brotherhoods and Jewish Family Services. After applying to all available local sources, families in need of additional assistance may also apply for a Ramah Darom scholarship. Please see our Financial Aid 1, 2, 3 page for more information and for links to applications.
First-time campers may also be eligible for a One Happy Camper or PJ Goes to Camp grant of up to $1,500! See links on the Financial Aid 1, 2, 3 page.
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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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 1 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.
Note that if your camper receives a positive Covid test result in the days leading up to their arrival at Ramah Darom and is unable to attend or must arrive late, we unfortunately are not able to refund or pro-rate their registration fees. Therefore, we highly recommend purchasing Trip Protection Insurance.