About The Ramah Camping Movement
Ramah is the camping arm of Conservative Judaism. With ten overnight camps, five day camps and Ramah programs in Israel, Ramah impacts more than 11,000 campers and staff every summer.
A summer at Ramah is spent immersed in Jewish living – highlighted by dynamic and innovative programming. Traditional camp and outdoor activities, including swimming, sports, dance and art, are enhanced by Ramah’s dedication to excellence in informal Jewish education. Combining a love for camping with meaningful Jewish experiences, Ramah instills in its campers and staff a love of Judaism, the Jewish people, Israel and the outdoors.
The Ramah Camping Movement is guided by seven core values: self-esteem of every individual; character development; Jewish learning; Jewish identity and community; Jewish observance; Zionism; and Hebrew.
Ramah Programs in Israel seeks to make the Israel Experience an integral part of the individual’s Jewish education. Working with organized groups, schools, communities, and independents from a broad range of backgrounds, we strive to create programs that allow participants to intimately connect with Israeli society and culture. Approaching Israel as a dynamic arena in which various expressions of Judaism intersect, participants engage in both intellectual and experiential exploration of the Jewish tradition against the backdrop of Jewish statehood. Our Ramah Israel programs encourage the development of a personal understanding of one’s Jewishness and an individually meaningful relationship with Israel and the Jewish people.