In 1997, a group of visionaries shepherded by the late Leonard Kaplan (z”l ) and Mayer “Bubba” Mitchell (z”l ) came together to create a dynamic center of Jewish living and learning in the Southeast. With the goal of providing exceptional year-round Jewish programming and camping for children and adults of all ages, celebrating a deep love of culture, religion, diversity, nature, spirit, and community, Ramah Darom was born.
Since our conception, thousands of children have grown up at Camp Ramah Darom, shaping their Jewish identity in life-changing ways. Thousands more have joined us at the Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center at Ramah Darom for year-round retreats, enjoying the breathtaking 185-acre campus in the North Georgia mountains, experiencing Shabbat and Havdalah with song and dance, engaging in stimulating learning, celebrating simchas and attending corporate retreats.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, Ramah Darom is a welcoming place that offers experiential Jewish programs for all ages throughout the year. In the summer, young campers at Camp Ramah Darom have transformative Jewish experiences: they learn new skills, forge identity, gain independence and build lifelong friendships. During the year, Ramah Darom Retreats at the Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center offer adults and families the chance to explore, learn, create, connect, build community and further their passions and interests through a Jewish lens. Our breathtaking 185-acre kosher campus is also available for rentals from mid-August through May for synagogues, schools, community and corporate groups and celebrations.
We are truly a community of caring, as exhibited no better than when we came together in the fall of 2016 to combat the wildfires that raged through our beautiful mountains.
We invite you to experience Ramah Darom for yourself. Give your children the gift of Camp, join us for a Retreat, tour our facility or host your next celebration, retreat or meeting at the Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Ramah Darom!