More Campers Than Ever Will Attend Ramah This Summer

We are thrilled to announce the opening of Ramah's 2018 summer season, the 72nd summer of Ramah camping! In the coming weeks, all of our ten overnight camps, five day camps, and our Israel Seminar will begin. Overall, more than 11,500 campers and staff will participate this summer in a Ramah program, the largest number in history!

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NRC Statement on Israel Education

We, the leadership of Ramah, are proud that Zionism is a central part of our core mission, as we nurture within our campers and staff members a deep and enduring love for Israel.

Unfortunately, some recent articles in the Jewish press have mischaracterized our educational mission, leading some to believe that our 70-year history of strong pro-Israel ideology has changed. It has not. 

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Wilderness Therapy

Detroit native Hindy Finman has helped to shape BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, which serves young Jews struggling with mental health issues. “We’re taking the best of a Chabad house, a summer camp, a treatment center and hiking in nature, and smushing it together. That’s what we’re about,” she says.

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A Better Understanding of Living with a Disability

In February, after a mean case of the flu, I ended up in the hospital for meningitis. A couple of days into my treatment, I developed a brain bleed (a rare side effect of meningitis) that led me to lose mobility on my left side. This was the first time I had personally experienced physical disability. Until now, my experience was limited to working with students or campers with physical disabilities. I could try to imagine what it was like, but I was not in their shoes. Now it was happening to me.

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