2024 Transportation Update

Email update: December 8, 2023

Shalom Mishpachot of Machane Ramah Yomi Chanichim,

Our thoughts and prayers remain in Israel every day. Particularly now, we recognize the deeply important work that summers at Ramah Day Camp do to instill community, proud Jewish identity, and a lifelong connection to Israel. With that, we continue the work of preparing for kayitz 2024.

In response to the continuously growing Ramah Day Camp community, and the ongoing bus driver shortage, we have been thinking through ways to be consistent, reliable, and timely, when it comes to transportation. To both accommodate the growing numbers of campers coming from surrounding suburbs and areas, and to provide the entire community with consistent transportation, we have decided to implement centralized pick-up and drop-off locations for kayitz 2024. This is a model that many other day camps utilize, and one that we have already been using for Center City pick-ups, as well as in Germantown and Mount Airy. We have identified local synagogues throughout the surrounding areas of camp that are in proximity to the highest number of families, and we are working in partnership with them to make this happen.

By having centralized locations, this will allow us to be consistent in departure and drop-off times, allow for easier and quicker notification in cases of delays, and consistent bus captains to monitor chanichim throughout the entire duration of the bus ride.

In addition to centralized pick-up locations, we are excited to be bringing back early and late-care services for kayitz 2024! We will begin early-care at 7:30am, and late-care will run until 6:00pm (5pm on Shabbat).

More information and details will be coming soon, but we wanted to send these two updates as soon as possible, to help with your summer planning.

Sending a Chag Urim Sameach filled with light, warmth, and togetherness.

Shabbat Shalom,
Miryam Seid & Sofy Maxman
Executive Director & Camp Director