Exciting New Chugim!

Our chanichim (campers) all have their favorite tried and true chugim (electives) – cooking, ropes, fun water activities, archery, silk painting, boating, and much, much more. Chanichim look forward to these mainstays year after year and get excited to start new projects, build on skills from previous summers, and join the thousands of other chanichim who have participated in these chugim over the years. At the same time, every year we add new and exciting chugim to “spice up” our offerings. Kayitz 2017 is no exception! We are thrilled to unveil three brand new chugim that are sure to excite and provide many opportunities for personal growth and development of skills.

Tae Kwon Do ­- We’re excited to welcome Omri Mesika from Israel who will be teaching martial arts at camp this summer! Omri will be teaching both Tae Kwon Do AND Krav Maga (Israeli martial arts), which is a perennial favorite. Both those who have taken a Tae Kwon Do class before and those who have never even heard of this martial art form are welcome and encouraged to sign up and learn with Omri!

Flamenco – We all know how important dance is at Camp Ramah – we’re constantly dancing in the Chadar Ochel, on the migrash (field), on Shabbat, and whenever we get the chance! In addition to the hip hop chug, for the very first time we’ll be offering flamenco, a dance form that originated in southern Spain! Shefi Ergas, a fantastic member of our mishlachat (Israeli delegation), has been studying and teaching flamenco for years. She looks forward to sharing her love of dance with chanichim of all ages and all dancing abilities.

Circus – Step right up and join the Ramah circus! New Argentinian circus instructor, Joel Pogorzelski, joins tzevet (staff) Ramah after years of experience in acrobatics, dance, and juggling. He’s very excited to come to Ramah and share his love of circus with our chanichim! And while we can’t promise you’ll be doing any trapeze-ing by the end of the kayitz, Joel proudly claims that EVERYONE can learn to juggle.