We are a specialty camp that combines the excitement of developing one’s skills and passions in a specialty area with the full experience and magic of a traditional Ramah summer camp. Come help us make waves in Northern California as we create an unforgettable camp experience and community together!
In this three piece blog series, Sophia Landress, Deanna Neil, and Marci Greenberg share profound lessons learned as founding staff members of Ramah Galim! Introduction and conclusion by Rabbi Sarah Shulman. Originally published in eJewishPhilanthropy on September 22, 2016.
As we sat on the carpeted stage, I laid out the program to the attentive group of about 20 campers from ages 8-14: “You are going to create something from nothing.” Their eyes widened…
We are thrilled to introduce our 2016-2017 Ramah Service Corps Fellows, David Herrera and Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin! The Ramah Service Corps (RSC) is a national Ramah initiative that extends the magic of Camp Ramah’s summer programming throughout the academic year. Born and raised in Northern California, David and Jacob could not be better suited to serve as local fellows and it is with great pride that we highlight them below!
The Power of Tikvah
On Monday we began our third session of camp, and thus it came time to teach the popular words of our camp song once more. All thehanichim (campers) sat on the floor of the hadar ochel and practiced the words of the chorus from “B’Ramah Galim rochvim al susim” (at Ramah Galim we ride horses) to “osem galim…” (we make waves).Then suddenly one head popped up out of the crowd. One of our amazing Tikvah campers had stood up to sing. “Come on guys, we can do better than that!” she exclaimed to her peers. Inspired by her challenge, all 100 people in the room stood up also and followed her lead. We sang and sang while this camper smiled from the front of the group….
You’re invited! Edah families will join together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 68th’s birthday since the country declared independence in 1948. The party will include an Israeli dinner, party games, the game of ga-ga, Israeli music and of course, birthday cake!