Another Great Season at Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, D.C. – Now Even Better!

Tovim ha-sh’na’im min ha-echad, Two are always better than one. This well-known aphorism from the book of Kohelet has been the subject of our learning about haveirut (friendship) this summer. Now it has an even greater meaning in the life of Camp Ramah: A second summer is even better than a first.

I am proud to close out the second official summer of the Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, DC. This season ushered in six weeks of daytime camp programming for a new generation of Ramahniks in the greater DC area, drawing 165 campers and 40 staff members from nine different bus stop locations across the region, from Alexandria, VA all the way up to our campus in Germantown, MD. Up from an opening summer of 100 campers in a four-week session, we have enjoyed not only an enrollment jump but a programmatic expansion, as well, with the addition of Ramah classics: Yom Sport, a Zimkudiyah (song and dance festival), and an overnight experience for our oldest edah (unit), all successful first-time ventures that we look forward to solidifying as annual traditions here at the DC Day Camp.

Our campers have grown this summer in visible degrees, marching independently around our large campground, catching the bus each morning with confidence, expressing themselves in their artwork and taking risks with the support of their friends – a true expression of haveirut. What more could a director ask of a summer at Ramah?

Be a part of the magic: check out some memories from the summer on our frequently updated facebook page.  And if you know of a child in the DC area in kindergarten through 5th grade who would benefit from a summer of compassionate learning, personal growth, Jewish connection and sheer fun, come check us out in Germantown and call us for information about our 2017 season.  Sharon Rosenberg Safra, Assistant Director, welcomes your call at (301) 658-6627 or via email.

With gratitude to Sharon Rosenberg Safra, Program Coordinator Shira Rosenbaum, and Recruitment Coordinator Lori Fish Bard, along with our entire team at Camp Ramah in New England, I look forward to seeing our campers and staff again at camp in only 324 days. Two might be better than one, but the third time is a charm!

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