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Passover Retreat 2025

April 11-21, 2025

Ramah Darom’s all-inclusive, family-friendly, kosher for Passover Retreat has everything you need to have a meaningful, fun and relaxing vacation.

Full Stay: Friday, April 11–Monday, April 21
First Half Only: Friday, April 11- Wednesday, April 16
Second Half Only: Wednesday, April 16–Monday, April 21

Thanks to overwhelming interest, we are already at waitlist for most housing types. We do still have hotel rooms available for the second half. Please be in touch with retreats@ramahdarom.org to discuss options or to be added to the waitlist.

Register Today!

There’s nothing like celebrating Passover at Ramah Darom! Experience the beauty of our breathtaking 185-acre campus in the North Georgia mountains. Enjoy fresh, gourmet, kosher for Passover meals and snacks, prepared for you by our team of expert chefs. Seize the unique opportunity to learn and explore Jewish life, culture, texts and history with a diverse mix of distinguished scholars, leaders, thinkers, educators and artists. Hike to our on-campus waterfall, enjoy a boat ride on our lake, take an art class, climb our alpine tower, play a game of tennis or basketball or volleyball – or just relax in a rocking chair and enjoy the fresh mountain air! And for the kids, we offer a full camp experience led by amazing counselors.

We encourage you to register early as hotel rooms and semi-private cabins sell out quickly, and we typically have a waiting list of families hoping to attend this program each year.

View the Passover 2024 Program Guide & Schedule and Youth Program Booklet Sample.

 

2025 Registration Details

Registrations are offered as either a Full Stay (10 nights) or a Half Stay (5 nights) based on the dates below. Guests are welcome to come and go on the dates that serve them best, but we are unable to prorate registration fees for any unused dates.

Full Stay: Friday, April 11–Monday, April 21
First Half Only: Friday, April 11- Wednesday, April 16
Second Half Only: Wednesday, April 16–Monday, April 21

Passover at Ramah Darom is all-inclusive. All rates include accommodations, kosher for Passover meals, snacks and beverages, plus on-campus activities, lectures, classes and programs.

Accommodations: Ramah Darom’s campus includes 4 hotel buildings, 4 deluxe private cottages and multiple modern and spacious cabins. Passover guests can select their preferred accommodations. See accommodation descriptions below.

2025 Rate Structure

Adult all-inclusive base rates include accommodations in a Shared Cabin or a Standard Hotel Room. You can upgrade your accommodations as follows:

  • Cabin: Upgrade from a Shared Cabin to a Semi-Private Cabin
  • Hotel: Upgrade from a Standard Hotel to a Deluxe Hotel or to a Deluxe Private Cottage

 

Upgrades are available on a first-come, first-served basis and offered as a later step in the registration process. There is no cost for upgrades for youth/teens/young adults sharing accommodations with their parents/guardians.

All adult rates are based on minimum double occupancy. Guests attending solo will be housed with another solo guest. If you would prefer to stay in a hotel room on your own, choose the “private hotel room” add-on ($1,500 for full stay, $1,300 for a half stay).

Youth, teen and young adult rates are based on sharing accommodations with their parents/guardians. Due to our limited number of hotel rooms, there is an add-on fee of $3,000 per additional room ($2,500 for a half stay) for families requesting separate hotel rooms for youth, teens or young adults.

Early bird discount of $150 per adult and $50 per youth/teen/young adult is available until June 15, 2024 for all new and returning guests. Guests registering after June 15, 2024, or added to an existing reservation after June 15, 2024 will be charged at the standard rates.

2025 PRICING

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES (All rates and add-ons are per person. Travel is not included in the all-inclusive price.)

Thanks to overwhelming interest, we are already at waitlist for most housing types. We do still have hotel rooms available for the second half. Please be in touch with retreats@ramahdarom.org to discuss options or to be added to the waitlist.

DATE FULL STAY ADD-ONS
(per adult)
HALF STAY ADD-ONS
(per adult)
ADULT CABIN $2,850 Semi-Private Cabin: $700 $2,150 Semi-Private Cabin: $500
ADULT HOTEL
(minimum 2 guests per room/cottage)
$3,800 Deluxe Hotel Room: $1,150
 
Deluxe Private Cottage: $1,800
 
Private Hotel Room (1 guest only): $1,500
$2,900 Deluxe Hotel Room: $850
 
Deluxe Private Cottage: $1,600
 
Private Hotel Room (1 guest only): $1,300
YOUNG ADULT
(ages 18-24)
$1,550 $1,225
TEEN (ages 13-17) $1,250 $1,025
YOUTH (ages 3-12) $1,050 $975
INFANT (ages 2 and under) $250 $200

PAYMENT SCHEDULE – Reservations can only be guaranteed if payments are received by the following deadlines:

  • Deposit with registration: Non-refundable payment of $250 per person
  • November 1, 2024: Non-refundable second payment of $1,000 per adult and $250 per young adult/teen/youth
  • January 15, 2025: Full remaining balance due for all guests. No refunds are offered after this date.

 

Payments by Credit Card: If paying via credit card, a 2.5% fee will be added to cover the processing fees charged to Ramah Darom by the credit card companies.

Payments by E-Check: There is no fee for e-check payments made on our registration site.

Payments by Check: If you prefer to pay by check, please mail it to Ramah Darom, 6400 Powers Ferry Rd, Suite 215, Atlanta, GA 30339. Be sure to include your family name and “Passover 2025”. Payments must be received by the deadlines above (initial deposit must be received within 10 days of registration).

STAFF GRATUITIES

Staff gratuities are intended as supplemental compensation for our hard-working staff (waiters, kitchen staff, housekeeping, shuttle drivers, etc.) who work long hours often at hourly rates. Your final Passover invoice will include a line item for staff gratuities in the amount of 2.5% of your reservation total. This is a minimum, but guests are always welcome to leave additional gratuities.

OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES

Airport transfers, excursions, merchandise,  and personal services like massages are extra; opportunities to pre-register for airport transfers and excursions will be provided in early 2025.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to retreats@ramahdarom.org.

Ramah Darom makes commitments to food vendors and faculty many months ahead of the retreat. As a result, we regret that we cannot provide any refunds after January 15, 2025 for any reason. We highly recommend purchasing Trip Protection Insurance as we are not able to refund you in the event of a last-minute cancellation.

Accommodations

Cabins

Multi Family Cabin

Ramah Darom’s cabins are modern and spacious with hardwood floors, a screened-in porch and indoor bathroom(s). Each cabin has an open area with dorm-style bunk beds and 1 or 2 private rooms with twin beds. Base pricing is based on a Shared Cabin rate. Upgrades are available to a Semi-Private Cabin, based on availability.

For all cabins, linens are provided, but beds are not made up.

Shared Cabins

Shared by 4 families, there are 4 private rooms per building and 2 center rooms with 8 bunk beds in each. There are 2 shared bathroom areas with walk-in showers per building – you will be sharing a bathroom with another family in this housing type. You may request to be housed with specific families in this housing type or we will pair you in a cabin building with another reservation.

Semi-Private Cabins

There are 4 semi-private cabins per building (4 families per building). In a semi-private cabin, each family has their own space separated from another family by a pocket door with 1 private room, 1 center room with 4 bunk beds and a private bathroom.

Hotel Rooms

We have 4 hotel buildings on our 185-acre campus. All hotel rooms have a private bathroom, heating and air conditioning, a dresser, a table and two chairs, a Keurig coffee maker, mini-fridge, complimentary toiletries, and bed and bath linens.

Standard Hotel Rooms

Hotel

Ramah Darom has two standard hotel buildings on campus, Marcus Lodge and Mountainside Hotel. These hotels are located up a steep hill with stairs, a boardwalk and walking paths to the main areas of the campus. Each hotel room has two queen beds, a private bathroom, heating and air conditioning, a dresser, a table and two chairs, a Keurig coffee maker, mini-fridge, complimentary toiletries, and bed and bath linens. Some connecting rooms are available. 

Deluxe Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Hotel

There are two deluxe hotel buildings on Ramah Darom’s campus, the Welcome Center and Lakeside Hotel. These spacious hotel rooms feature two queen beds or one king bed, a private bathroom with bathtub shower, heating and air conditioning, a dresser, a table and two chairs, a Keurig coffee maker, mini-fridge, complimentary toiletries, and bed and bath linens.

The Welcome Center is a flat walk to the Levine Center (where meals are served and a lot of the programming takes place) and has two ADA rooms available. The Lakeside Hotel is up a steep hill from the Levine Center.

Deluxe Private Cottages

Cottage Rooms

There are four deluxe private cottages on Ramah Darom’s campus and they are our most luxurious accommodations! These beautiful studio-style cottages feature a kitchenette with a sink, mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker, a private porch, bathroom with walk-in shower, king-sized bed and full-sized pullout couch. Please note that cottages are not ADA accessible as they have stair-only access.

Kosher for Passover Food & Beverage

The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center at Ramah Darom boasts a kosher kitchen facility under the supervision of the Atlanta Kashruth Commission and our skilled culinary team. Our kosher for Passover menus are filled with healthy and delicious choices with enough variety to satisfy even our most picky eaters. We cater to a variety of dietary restrictions and food sensitivities including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Note, however, that we may not be able to accommodate those with severe allergies; please be in touch with our team to discuss options.

2025 Travel & Packing

Check-in

Full & First Half: Friday, April 11, 2025, 12:00-5:00pm

Second Half: Wednesday, April 16, 2025, 10:00am-5:00pm ET

L’hitraot

First Half: Wednesday, April 16, 2025. Check out of room is by 8:30am, but you are welcome to stay for programs throughout the day
Full & Second Half: Monday, April 21, 2025 by 10:00am ET

Ramah Darom is two hours from Atlanta, in Clayton, GA. Please download and print these Driving Directions and bring them with you when you travel. GPS shortcuts can lead you to dangerous mountain roads!

We provide a shuttle between the Atlanta airport and Ramah Darom’s campus on arrival and departure days. The shuttle is $50 per person each way. Shuttle sign-ups will be available on your family dashboard in the fall.

Flights into Atlanta should land at least one hour before the shuttle is scheduled for pick-up, and flights out should take off no earlier than two hours after the shuttle is scheduled to arrive at the airport. Participants with children requiring a car or booster seat must bring their own. If you plan to use a car seat on the shuttle bus, please note that you must bring your own. Car seats on buses are not law and not recommended as the seats are not designed for buses. You assume your own risk when securing a car or booster seat. It is advised to strap the child into the seat or hold them in your lap.

Shuttle Dates & Times:

  • CHECK BACK IN THE FALL FOR SHUTTLE TIMES

 

Please use this Packing List as a guide and bring any specific items that you feel are necessary for your health, safety and enjoyment.

Pet Policy

Please note that NO pets of any kind may join you for your stay onsite, for any length of time.

 

Register Today!

If you would like to be added to our email list for Passover 2025 or 2026, please email communications@ramahdarom.org.

Questions?

Contact

Andrea Slomka
Guest Relations Coordinator
Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center
Ramah Darom

Phone: 470.231.0792
Email: retreats@ramahdarom.org

Venue

Ramah Darom: 70 Darom Lane, Clayton, GA 30525

Here are more ways to experience Ramah Darom:

Ramah Darom has a full line-up of family-friendly and adult-only Jewish experiential programs on our breathtaking North Georgia mountain campus. From LimmudFest, Book It To Shabbat with PJ Libary, Jewish Women’s Getaway, Winter Break Family Camp and  B’teavon, to Camp Ramah Darom and Camp Yofi, Ramah Darom has programs for every age and stage.

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