During Camp

The life-changing Ramah experience is officially underway! Here in Palmer, Mass, chainichim (campers) are singing and dancing b’ivrit (in Hebrew), learning skills in sports, swimming, omanut (Arts and Crafts), havalim (ropes), and forming life-long friendships.

KAYITZ ’24 UPDATES:

  • Click here for our 2024 Opening Day procedures (for first session and full summer families).
  • Click here for Rabbi Gelb’s email to families about camper participation and behavior expectations.
  • Click here for Campanion App FAQs. We encourage all camp families to download this new camp app!
  • Click here for 2024 Camper Transportation information.
  • Click here for 2024 Camper Forms information.
  • Click here for the 2024 Pack My Rx Information Packet. If your child needs to take medication during the summer, you are required to register with the camp pharmacy, Pack My Rx.
  • Click here for our Covid vaccination policy for kayitz 2024.
  • Click here for a welcome letter from Rabbi Ed Gelb, CEO, and Talya Kalender, Director of Camper Care, about our camper care approach and commitment to communication.

IMPORTANT STATEMENTS ON OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH:

  • Click here to read our Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Click here for a statement of support for Israel, and an educational piece written by Rabbi Gordon Tucker which helps explain the Ramah/Jewish approach to supporting Israel, the responsibility of Israel to fight Hamas, and rebuts claims of genocide. Click here to read an earlier letter from Rabbi Gelb explaining our approach to Israel education.
  • Click here to visit the National Ramah hub with information on solidarity & service trips to Israel, upcoming events, resources for supporting the efforts to return all hostages, and more.
  • Click here to read a letter from Rabbi Gelb explaining our approach to LGBTQ+ and Gender Inclusiveness.
  • Click here for statements and updates regarding George Floyd and racial justice.

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR RAMAH FAMILIES:

  • Click here for instructions on managing your CampMinder (CampInTouch) account and submitting forms.
  • Click here for our guide to our edah (division) Hebrew names and their corresponding grades.
  • Click here for the history of the ROO, our camp mascot.
  • Click here for our recommended packing list.
  • Please check out our blog and our Facebook page to learn more about everything that we’re planning for this summer.
  • Click here for a letter from Rabbi Gelb explaining our bunking procedures, with tips for how to best fill out the bunk request form.
  • Click here to read how we can support campers at camp in process of preparing for their Bar/Bat/Brit Mitzvah.
  • Click here to log into your CampMinder account.

Back at home, there are many resources you can use to get a glimpse of the amazing time we’re having at camp!

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Our blog is updated regularly by our senior staff members, and contains details on recent peulot (activities) and other exciting things happening at camp.

We post regular Update Videos with footage from across camp — click here for an archive.

Be sure to friend us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, to see many updates including pictures and videos.

If you need to be in touch with our office, feel free to call us at 413-283-9771. Thank you for entrusting us with your children for the summer!