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Camp Ramah in Northern California

Camp Ramah – Northern California Summer Camp

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!

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Here and Now: The Power of Tikvah

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….


Celebrate Israel’s Birthday with Edah and Ramah Galim!

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!


Regional Enrolled Camper Events in May

Join us for two regional events in Northern California!  Santa Cruz-area campers and their families will gather for activities, a communal art activity and games on Sunday, May 15th at Natural Bridges State Beach.  Sacramento-area families will meet up on Sunday, May 22nd for snacks, sports and art at a private residence.  We can’t wait to meet you all!  To RSVP, please contact Maureen Krantz, Director of Community Engagement at


Passover Food For Thought

Passover is just around the corner.  Many of us have begun to clean our homes and prepare food for the approaching holiday. Every year, though we go through the same order, the same seder, the meaning of each step in the process is different because we are different.  The people around us are different, and our lives are different –
our experience of mitzrayim (Egypt) is different: physical tzuris, grief, stress, or other challenges we have faced;
our questions are different;
the plagues we see in the world are different;
and our dayenus are different.


The Heart of Camp: Caring for Hanichim (Campers)

Building a good staff begins with selecting the right entrepreneurial, reliable leaders. We focus year round on recruiting and selecting the best qualified tzevet (staff) to support, be role models for, and ensure the safety of our campers. All of our camp leadership, specialty track directors, and medical staff have years of experience in their specialty or summer camp role. Moreover, we will open the doors of Camp Ramah in Northern California with an impressive group of mature, dynamic counselors from many different colleges and rabbinical schools around the country.


Camp Ramah Sundays

Join enrolled campers and community families for joyful afternoons. Camp Ramah staff will lead activities for both kids & parents. Come to one or all!
Sunday, April 3 from 1:00pm-4:00pm @ Shoreline Park, Mountain View
Sunday, April 17 from 1:00pm-4:00pm @ Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
Sunday, May 8 from 1:00pm-4:00pm @ Coyote Point Recreation Area, San Mateo

We encourage you to wear your Camp Ramah T-shirts and get ready to meet both new and old friends.  Please RSVP or forward your questions to Maureen Krantz, Director of Community Engagement at