Where are the bus stops located? What is the timing for bus pick ups and drop offs?

Check out our bus stops here!

Can my child choose his/her activities? What activities do you offer?

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.

To learn more, please click here.

How are the age groups divided?

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.

What are the sessions? What is your minimum amount of weeks?

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.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Please call us to request an application.

Do you provide lunch?

Campers are asked to bring a nut-free dairy or parve lunch to camp. To learn more, please click here.

Do you offer aftercare?

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.

Can you tell me about security around the campgrounds?

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.

Do you offer sibling discounts?

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!

What does my child need to bring with him/her to camp?

Check out our extensive daily backpack checklist!

Can we request that my camper be placed in a group with a friend?

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.

How many days of swimming do you have?

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!

What is the swimming evaluation procedure?

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.

What is the counselor to camper ratio overall?

We operate on a staff to camper ratio of approximately 1:5.

How do you handle inclement weather?

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.