63 Days Until Camp!
Ramah Camping Movement has been fortunate to receive the support of major
funders who view Ramah’s educational accomplishments as exemplary and its
strategic vision as worthy of significant investment. Over the past year, Ramah
has partnered with a number of funders to introduce new programs that are
designed to educate and inspire Ramah campers and staff members to become
life-long learners, effective Israel advocates, and communal leaders and
supporters. Some highlights include:
Project – Hebrew Language at Ramah: The AVI CHAI Foundation has provided a
generous multi-year grant to support the comprehensive strengthening of Hebrew language
education at the Ramah camps. This initiative includes intensive staff
training, curriculum development, and special programs to encourage Hebrew
Israel Alternative Winter Break Service Trip to Israel: In partnership with the
Jewish National Fund, Ramah takes 40 college sophomores and juniors to Israel
over winter break for a week of study, leadership training, and social service.
Each camp recommends talented returning staff members and one lead educator for
participation in this program.
Israel Leadership Initiative: In partnership with the Legacy Heritage
Foundation, Ramah is in the midst of a three-year project to advance Israel
education through the Ramah Israel Leadership Initiative (RILI), a multifaceted
program that is aimed at strengthening campers’ knowledge of Zionist history
and developing innovative camp programs to broaden connections to Israel and
Philanthropy Initiative: Ramah completed two successful years of partnership
with the Jewish Teen Funders Network, enabling five Ramah camps to introduce
engaging teen tzedakah programs. The campers participate in values-based
learning and discussions, identify charities that are meaningful to them, and
conduct site visits and meet to make allocations based on their research and
63 days left until camp, we are busy training our staff to incorporate these
and other great programs and initiatives in our camp.
you in 63 days!