“I think that my desire to pursue a professional career in the arts was really fostered at camp… That was really formative for me… I did a lot of ridiculous plays at camp. We did Grease, and we did Robin Hood: Men in Tights… There wasn’t a lot of pressure. Of course you wanted it to be good, but it was about having a good time and making something that, in those cases, was funny and worked well. And so I think that I actually ended up learning the most from those experiences than I did from the things that I was taking a little more seriously outside of camp… I ended up getting so much out of my Palmer theater experiences.” Ethan Slater, Ramah camper and star of Spongebob: The Musical on Broadway
“Thanks to this beautiful place, I have met the most amazing people, experienced immense happiness, and learned incredible lessons and values.” Marin Warshay, Ramah camper and staff member
The centerpiece of our camp day are our chugim (electives). Each regular day, campers have two or three blocks of time for these chugim. In each one of those chug blocks, we offer an array of options in sports, arts, music, and other camp outdoor activities.
Campers and parents can sign-up together, in the spring, for their choices. The programs generally run for two-week rotations, and then campers are given the opportunity to choose new activities. (They may also sign up to continue in the activities they are in.)
Many campers choose to specialize their experience, signing up for three hours of sports, or three hours of arts. At the same time, many campers choose to mix-and-match, experiencing an array of different activities.
These chugim provide campers with an opportunity to develop skills and experience activities they’ve never before attempted. At Ramah, we are extraordinarily proud not only of the variety of activities offered but also of the high level of expertise of our instructors.
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Chugim may include, but are not limited to:
- Clay: hand-building & wheel
- Digital Photography
- Flag Football
- Hip-hop Dance
- Krav Maga
- Magic Cards
- Nature/Garden/Scouting Skills
- Outdoor Cooking
- Ropes/Adventure Course
- Ultimate Frisbee
Please note that we vary our chug choices from summer to summer.