In 1994 a group of enthusiastic supporters gathered in Charlotte, NC to launch the creation of a new southeastern location to join the national family of Ramah summer camps. The group funded a feasibility study that would ultimately lead to the creation of a world-class year-round facility and an expanded mission to include a Ramah camp in the summer and additional programs throughout the year designed to inspire a lifelong love of Jewish values, tradition and community for youth, adults and families.
Watch The Legacy of Ramah Darom which premiered at A RAMAHrkable Night, our 25th-year celebration kick-off event, on January 16, 2020.
Since our first summer of Camp in 1997, 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 programs, enjoying the breathtaking 185-acre campus in the North Georgia mountains, experiencing Shabbat and Havdallah with song and dance, engaging in stimulating learning, celebrating simchas and attending Shabbatons.
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, just two hours north of Atlanta, is also available for rentals from mid-August through May for synagogues, schools, community and corporate groups and celebrations.
We invite you to experience Ramah Darom for yourself. Give your children the gift of Camp, join us for a family camp or retreat, tour our facility or host your next celebration, gathering or meeting at the Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Ramah Darom!