Camp Ramah Partners with G-dCast Animation! 2
This past summer, we participated in a wonderful partnership with G-dCast, the makers of phenomenal Jewish educational animated videos. (See them at www.G-dcast.com!) Jeanne, a specialist from G-dCast, came to Ramah for a week as part of our Kishroniyah specialist-in-Residence program. While at camp, Jeanne worked with Tzad Bet (B-Side) campers through our Kishroniyah program, and she also worked with our Tikvah Program participants. Jeanne’s time of camp was made possible by generous support from the Covenant Foundation.
Click here to read a wonderful article on this G-dCast/Ramah partnership. Here’s an excerpt:
“There is something special about animation that speaks to those with special needs,” said Howard Blas, Director of the Tikvah Program and a Covenant Award Recipient. “It has the power to capture and ignite their imaginations and to deepen their perspectives on Jewish knowledge and wisdom.”
Seeking to leverage that connection, Camp Ramah in New England partnered with G-dcast, the San Francisco-based maker of animated, Jewish educational videos, to bring a creative workshop to camp this summer. The Covenant Foundation supported the initiative for Tikvah campers and also for those with special needs enrolled in Tochnit Avodah, the camp’s vocational training program.
Camp Ramah in New England is well known for integrating those with special needs into the overall camp community. The Tikvah Program, an eight-week overnight camping program for 60 campers with special needs, is fully integrated within the camp which attracts 800 children and teens annually.
The week-long program resulted in two animated shorts, What Really Happened on Noah’s Ark, produced by 10th and 11th graders, and An Encyclopedia of Mythical Creatures in Judaism, produced by 8th and 9th grade campers.
And here is a look at some of the fun our Tikvah Program participants had while doing animation with Jeanne: