Specialty Activities Special Days at Camp Egalitarian Tefilah Cool in the Pool Field Trips

Specialty Activities

In addition to our full array of regular daily activities, campers at The Ramah Jerusalem Day Camp enjoy a number of specialty activities including tie-dye and chesed activities. Campers also enjoy a bechira (elective) option that allows them to focus on a particular area of interest, learn new skills, and sharpen their abilities.

Special Days at Camp

Special themed days take place throughout the summer, including Yom Tie Dye, Color War, Yom Tzahal (Israeli army day), when campers donate items to Israeli soldiers and make packages for them, and Yom Kef (fun day), when camp is filled with bouncy castles, water slides, and arcade-style games.

Egalitarian Tefilah

Every morning, campers daven together accompanied by spirited guitar and lively singing. A special siddur shows pre-readers the central themes of each prayer, and older campers can follow along. Campers who have reached bar or bat mitzvah age are encouraged to lay tefillin.

Cool in the Pool

Campers enjoy one hour of free swim almost every day at the Ramah Jerusalem Day Camp. Our half-Olympic-sized pool and smaller wading pool let campers cool off during a busy camp day. Instructional swim time is also available.

Field Trips

Campers at the Ramah Jerusalem Day Camp enjoy weekly trips to areas in and around Jerusalem, including sites such as Ammunition Hill, Ein Yael Living Museum, The Bloomfield Science Museum, the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, and local amusement parks.

Camp Tefilah and Song Session

Campers enjoy a morning tefilah with guitar and singing followed by a full song session. Join in at home with your children! … >> read more
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Fun in the Sun

Camp is a lot of fun, but only if everyone is safe. In the desert sun, our staff is vigilant about ensuring that campers apply sunscreen, wear hats, and drink plenty of water. We stay cool during the day by swimming and enjoying our activi… >> read more


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Today we remember the tragic piguah (terrorist attack) of 9/11. This video is from the 2012 memorial ceremony at the Jewish National Fund's 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem. It is the only place outside of the United States that recognizes the names of the people who were killed on 9/11 as well as their countries of origin. ... See MoreSee Less

No better place than Israel to remember 9/11

The 9/11 Living Memorial rises from the beautiful Jerusalem Arazim Valley. Today, 250 people gathered at this KKL-JNF site to honor the memory of the almost 3,000 people killed on that day eleven years ago. The memorial itself is inspiring, and its spectacular setting, at the mouth of the valley and just at the entrance to Jerusalem, makes it a breath-taking image. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro noted that there is no better place than Israel to remember the fallen; that the U.S. and Israel are united in the struggle against terror. In moving words, and representing the families of the Israelis killed on 9/11, General (ret) Dov Shefi held the audience spell-bound as he recounted the personal stories of each of the 5 Israeli victims. The haunting Hebrew melodies sung by the Kolot Givatayim group added further to the special atmosphere. The image of the Israeli Fire and Rescue Services officers paired with U.S. Marines to assist in the wreath-laying ceremony will not be forgotten by the audience, which included many foreign diplomats and Israeli and American youth groups.

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As everyone heads back to school, what are some of your favorite memories of this amazing summer? What are you excited about for kayitz 2015? ... See MoreSee Less

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