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At Ramah we believe in a well-rounded camp program, exposing our campers to sports, arts, and outdoor education. We also know that some campers prefer a more specialized daily program. At Ramah, you can have it all. Each day allows our campers 3 electives with a wide range of options. Fill your day with sports, or try a few different programs. In addition to 3 daily huggim (electives), all of our campers receive swim instruction, learn Jewish and Israeli songs and dances, and acquire the very best in informal Jewish education, where our experienced yahadut educators infuse Jewish values and texts into everyday camp activities.
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Our edot (divisions — the Hebrew word literally means “tribes”) are co-ed and age-specific. Shorashim, our youngest edah, is for campers entering kindergarten after camp. Anafim, our second edah, is for campers entering 1st grade after camp. Garinim is the edah for campers entering grades 2 and 3 after camp. Nitzanim, our oldest edah, is for campers entering grades 4 and 5 after camp.
Ramah Day Camp is a 2-week minimum experience. Sessions begin every two weeks. Enroll campers during a Session Starter, and then stay with us as long as you’d like! To learn more, please click here.
Yes. Please call us to request an application.
Campers are asked to bring a nut-free dairy or parve lunch to camp. To learn more, please click here.
We offer aftercare until 6 p.m. at B’nai Israel in Rockville and in partnership with MoEd at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase. Click here for more information.
We are always interested in partnering with communities to open new aftercare locations. Please be in touch if you would like to work with us.
Wellspring is private property and camp is closed to the general public. With safety and security as our top priority, camp is observed by a uniformed security guard at all times during camp hours. All guests, including parents, must be announced. Ramah staff wear camp shirts and visible ID cards at all times to identify our staff.
We know that the cost of camp can be more difficult with more campers in one family. We want to help make camp affordable to everyone through scholarships. Please give us a call!
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Absolutely! Our edot (divisions) are divided by grade. We try hard to accommodate any special requests you have and work to group your children with their friends. It is also our goal to help each child develop new positive relationships with other campers in their edah.
With the exception of trip days and other special events, campers swim daily. Most days include swim instruction, with free swim on Fridays as a pre-shabbat treat!
On the first day of a child’s session, certified lifeguards and swim instructors evaluate our campers to find their appropriate swim class for their level. In addition, when you register for camp, feel free to let us know on our swim form if there is anything particular about your child’s swim experience that you want us to know.
We operate on a staff to camper ratio of approximately 1:5.
If the weather keeps us from being outside, our staff has planned a number of indoor games to keep the day going as usual. Our property is equipped with sufficient indoor, air-condition spaces to keep the whole camp safe, cool and dry.