I loved the game show Family Feud as a child. The best part was when the host yells, “Survey says!” Luckily, we are not going to ask our families to guess what made the leader board on our end of summer survey. We wanted to share some of the top feedback we heard and how it may affect our planning for Kayitz 2022.
What families loved most about Kayitz 2021:
- Confidence in year-round and summer camp leadership
- The madrichim did a fantastic job connecting with our campers
- Overall communication and COVID-specific communication
- Camper care and attending to the individual needs of children
- Overall camp programming
- Camp is a wonderful Jewish identity builder and campers were engaged with our shlichim
- Families were happy with their bus experience overall
- Campers loved making friends, swimming, archery, rikud, shira, and teva
- Adherence to COVID protocols
- Availability and access to financial aid
What should we think about moving forward:
- More communication about children’s counselors
- Better communication about swim levels
- Campers missed having chugim and more specialized sports & art instruction
- Camp was hot!
- Some busses could have done a better job with programming during the ride
- Some campers really embraced tefilah, Yahadut and Ivrit, and others were more neutral
We want to thank everyone who participated in our end-of-summer survey. We take your feedback seriously and have already started thinking about how to build upon our success and where to make changes to improve.
We also received a number of testimonials and wanted to share a few of them with you:
“My children love RDC. Every day they came home happy and talking non-stop about all the fun experiences they had daily. I loved watching their dances to Israeli pop songs, listening to them sing prayers in Hebrew, and hearing all about their new friends and how they were able to spend so much time active outside.”
“Our first summer camp experience exceeded every expectation. Our daughter came home happy every day having participated in creative activities, greatly improved in her swimming and gushing about how wonderful the counselors were.”
“My kids had a wonderful summer. They enjoyed the variety of activities, especially swimming, archery, cooking, gardening, and gaga. I only heard nice things about the staff who interacted with my children and whenever I had a concern, I received a very timely response. We can’t wait until next summer!”
“We chose to send our child to Ramah because we believe strongly in Jewish camping and the osmosis of Judaic content and Hebrew children gain from their time at camp. It worked! My child breaks out in morning prayers several times a day, watched a song that the danced to during rikud no less than 3 times a day and he randomly shared with us facts about Judaism, Israel and Hebrew words.”
We truly hope you will join us next summer. As always, do not hesitate to reach out with questions.