By Rabbi Sarah Shulman
We are thrilled to welcome incoming 11th graders to Ramah Galim for the first time this summer in our new edah (age group), Nachshonim. Meaning courageous ones, Nachshonim, comes from the biblical leader Nachshon ben Aminadav, who according to Midrash was the brave person who took the first step into the sea out of Egypt. Our goal for Nachshonim is to build a program that provides an incredible culminating camp experience for our oldest campers while building individual and facilitative leadership skills that inspire campers for future roles on staff and beyond.
Nachshonim will spend their mornings delving deeper into specialty track programming around camp and their afternoons in fun leadership training and skill development, including First Aid Training, Counselor Training, Israel Education, Environmental Impact, individual camp projects and more!
And because it’s camp, there will be plenty of time to hang out at the pool, connect with friends across the age groups, and experience the memorable bonding and ruach of camp. Nachshonim is open to both new and returning campers entering 11th grade in the Fall.
We look forward to supporting our Nachshonim campers in forming their edah community this summer and to witnessing all the areas in which they will have an opportunity to take a leadership role at Ramah Galim.
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Camp Ramah in Northern California operates under the educational guidance of the National Ramah Commission and is supported by an accelerator grant from the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Avi Chai Foundation. Camp Ramah in Northern California also receives financial support from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Camp Ramah in Northern California is a proud partner of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.