Why Ramah Darom?
A walk down a quiet path. Meditation by the lake. Kabbalat Shabbat in the amphitheater. Havdallah around a campfire. Jewelry making with a group of friends. Torah Study at twilight. Family game night. A community that cares.
These are just a few of the treasured moments that take place at Ramah Darom throughout the year. Connecting. Discovering. Sharing. Growing. Forging identity. Creating community.
Ramah Darom is truly a magical place rooted in a strong foundation of Jewish culture and tradition. Our summer camp is a safe, nurturing, inclusive and fun environment where children discover new things about themselves and the world around them. Our year-round programs and retreats bring generations of people together through unique and dynamic experiences in Jewish living and learning. Our love of community also extends beyond our campus as we have forged lifelong bonds with our neighbors, fellow faith groups and local organizations in Rabun County and beyond. We are proud to be a part of this vibrant community that bonds, not only in times of joy, but in times of need.
Here are just a few of the reasons Ramah Darom is so special:
Inspiring and Creative Programming
From Camp to multi-generational retreats, Ramah Darom invites everyone to explore their Judaism, connect through nature and celebrate our wonderful and rich culture and heritage. From Family Camps to LimmudFest, from Passover Retreat to Book it to Shabbat with PJ Library and from Jewish Women’s Getaway to immersive learning with Pardes, there’s truly something for everyone all year long.
Our Camp directors, counselors, staff, artists-in-residence, guest lecturers, and professionals are among the best in their fields, passionate about Judaism and their communities. We pride ourselves on carefully choosing each and every team member who interacts with our campers and guests. Because of this, our campers and our retreat participants benefit from outstanding leadership that instills and inspires a lifelong love of Jewish living and learning.
Years of reunions, family Simchas and celebrations say it all. People return to Ramah Darom year after year to bond with the friends they’ve made as young children and to share the magic with generations to come.
Our community is filled with spirit and soul. Our love of Judaism is contagious. Our dedication to our community is part of our fabric. The lifelong bonds we make at camp and at our retreats are enduring. Our quest for exploration is ceaseless. Our hearts are full. And our ability to bring what we have learned at Ramah Darom back to our own homes and communities and share them with those around us is simply, beautiful.
Connection to Israel
Our connection to Israel runs deep through our veins. Our handpicked delegation of Mishlachat (Israeli staff) have a profound and lifelong impact on our campers. Hebrew is very much a part of our culture, as is Jewish music, Israeli dance, history and food.
Spectacular Setting and State of the Art Facilities
Ramah Darom’s breathtaking 190-acre campus provides the perfect backdrop for inspired learning and exploration. Just two hours from Atlanta, our facility features upscale camp-like accommodations, unique gathering spaces, delicious kosher food and a variety of recreational and team building options.