Why Ramah Day Camp
Jewish Life at Camp
Nourishing Jewish identity
A hallmark of the Ramah experience, your child will grow up in an immersive Jewish environment at Ramah day Camp. With Hebrew in the air, Jewish role models at every turn, and surrounded by positive Jewish experiences, study after study shows that a Ramah experience greatly strengthens your child’s Jewish identity, creating a life-long connection between them and their Jewish tradition.
Daily Prayers & Spirituality
Ramah seeks to sow the seeds of spirituality in all of our campers and staff. The Ramah approach consists of daily t’fillah (Prayer) experiences, where our campers not only learn the prayers of our Jewish tradition, but they do so in an environment which fosters creativity, a love of music, ruach (spirit), and fun!
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Shabbat & Havdallah
Even though we are a day camp, and therefore we do not celebrate Shabbat as a camp on Friday night or Saturday, Shabbat is nonetheless a hallmark of the Ramah Day Camp experience. Every Friday afternoon we have a special musical Shabbat celebration as an entire camp as our families prepare to welcome Shabbat later that day.
Likewise, every Monday morning we begin our services with the recitation of Havdallah, the traditional prayer for separating between Shabbat and the regular week. This Havdallah celebration allows us to fully embrace every exciting week at Ramah Day Camp.