Packing Information

WHAT TO PACK: CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

Although camp is an informal environment, we expect our tzevet to look and dress professionally appropriate at all times. The CEO reserves the right to determine what is or is not appropriate.

Clothing with alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual content or inappropriate language or content is not permitted.

Please be aware that, in keeping with our values of tzniut (modesty), all tzevet are required to wear a shirt at all times, when in public outside of their tzrif. This includes male identifying tzevet except for when swimming or at our agam. We encourage male identifying tzevet to wear swim-shirts.

We ask that tzevet wear modest and appropriate swimwear at camp. Please bring one piece swimsuits or tankinis. Bikinis of any kind are not allowed to be worn at camp. Bikinis with a t-shirt on top are also not acceptable swimwear at camp.

Closed toe shoes are required for active camp programs.

Simple, modest, nicer-than-everyday clothing is appropriate dress for Shabbat. We recommend nice pants, shorts or a skirt, with a nice shirt, or a dress.

Many tzevet and hanichim choose to change into more casual clothing after t’fillot on shabbat morning, while others choose to remain in their shabbat clothes until after havdallah.

ALL STAFF SHOULD BRING A CLIP-BOARD, NOTEBOOK OR BINDER, AND LOTS OF PENCILS & PENS!

MALE IDENTIFYING STAFF-MEMBERS: DO NOT FORGET YOUR TALLIT, TEFILLIN, AND AT LEAST FOUR KIPPOT!

LABEL EVERYTHING! Even if you plan to do your own laundry, please label all of your clothes. Please identify each item of clothing, shoes, outerwear, and all belongings with your full name. Labeling with initials is not sufficient in helping us determine to whom a lost item belongs. 

Click here to see our recommended packing list.  This is a list of many suggestions — you do not have to pack everything on this list!

LINENS

Israeli and other international tzevet will be provided with all necessary linens upon arrival at camp.

American staff members need to provide all their own linens (sheets, blankets, pillow, towels, etc). Madrichim who will be living in a tzrif should bring twin size sheets. Staff not living in a tzrif should bring full/double size sheets for yourself and twin/single size sheets for any of your children who are coming to camp.

RAMAH-WEAR

All tzevet will receive a staff t-shirt prior to starting work.

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME

Camp Ramah cannot guarantee, and is not responsible for, the safe return of expensive or breakable items.

Please do not bring expensive jewelry, expensive musical instruments or items of sentimental value, such as family heirlooms or a grandparent’s tallit or tefillin.

If you choose to bring a computer, tablet, or other electronic device to camp, you do so at your own risk. Camp Ramah is not responsible for any damage to any tzevets computer, tablet or phone that can so easily occur around camp.

The following items are NOT PERMITTED for tzevet at camp:

  • Microwaves or grills
  • Electronic gaming devices
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and scooters
  • Fireworks (including sparklers)
  • Water pistols, water guns, laser-pens, air guns (or similar items)
  • Balloons or other latex items
  • Weapons, including knives (of any size or purpose)
  • Alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana or any marijuana paraphernelia, vaping equipment
  • Any illegal drugs or controlled substances

LAUNDRY

Suggested clothing quantities are based on nine (9) days elapsed time between laundering. Laundry is done weekly off-site and is returned within three days.

When you arrive at camp, you will be given a laundry bag with your name and housing information printed on it. Please also bring your own laundry bag, as there will be 2-3 days during which your camp laundry bag will be at the cleaning facility outside of camp.