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COVID-19

COVID-19 Communication Updates

We hope this message finds your family healthy and safe amidst the difficult times in which we find ourselves. We will continue to update our community regularly to best support our families. We are hopeful, and provided that it is safe for us to operate, we are planning to hold camp this summer.

If your family is in need of additional support to deal with these trying times, feel free to reach out to Monica Shapiro, our Director of Camper Care at campercare@ramahnorcal.org, or Rabbi Sarah at sarah@ramahnorcal.org.  We are here to help you in any way we can.

We have received many inquires with regards to this summer at camp and hope to be able to answer your questions in the page below including our FAQ's section at the bottom of the page. As always should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. For general inquiries send an email to info@ramahnorcal.org and we will forward your inquiry to the correct person to respond.

 

FAQ

Will camp be operating for summer 2021?

Yes, we are hopeful, and provided that it is safe for us to operate, we are planning to hold camp this summer.

We are working closely with a variety of agencies and organizations to establish protocols for operating in a safe and healthy manner. Key stakeholders involved in the development of our protocols include:

  • Santa Cruz County Department of Environmental Health
  • American Camp Association
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Camp Ramah in Northern California & National Ramah Medical Committees
  • National Ramah Commission & The Foundation for Jewish Camping
  • Camp Ramah in Northern California Board of Directors Covid Committee

We are utilizing a series of well thought out intentional areas of focus beyond the planning that goes into developing the regular camp operation.

In collaboration with key stakeholders camp the focus is on two main questions; Can Camp Operate and Should camp operate?

Key areas of focus

  1. Health and Safety Considerations- Work with key stakeholders to review best practices, establish and update protocols based off of best practice, develop modes of operating based off of best practices and protocols. 
  2. Covid-19 Updates- Regularly monitor current COVID 19 status as it concerns health and safety requirements/best practices/guidelines/recommendations and camp operations and relay this to our camp community.
  3. Camp Operation Review- Review the ability for camp to operate in a variety of ways using guidelines from local, state and national health agencies, as well as key organizations and committees and relay this to our camp community .
  4. Camper & Staff Experience Considerations- Work with key stakeholders to ensure an intentional well thought out camp experience as it applies to our campers and staff with considerations towards health/safety and program experience.
  5. Camp Sustainability Considerations- Work with key stakeholders to ensure consideration towards camps ongoing sustainability both for the current year and the future.

First, we thank you for your support. We are experiencing significant financial loss from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are truly grateful for any help you might provide right now. Please click here if you would like to support our COVID-19 Camp Ramah in Northern California Fund.