News

Visit here often for updates on what’s happening with Ramah Darom!

Ramah Darom’s Tikvah Program: A Summer of Inclusion

A question I always ask parents is “what is your goal for your child at camp? I want to hear from them what they want from the camp experience.


Welcoming Rachel Dobbs Schwartz, Camp Ramah Darom Assistant Director

We are thrilled to welcome Rachel Dobbs Schwartz, our new Assistant Director, to our year-round Ramah Darom team.


Camp Yofi 2015 Video

Camp Yofi 2015 was one of the best Yofis yet! Check out this year’s video, and stay tuned for information how to join us next year. Camp Yofi 2015 from Ramah Darom on Vimeo.


Sammy Rosenbaum’s solo album is here!

Our very own Camp Ramah Darom alum Sammy Rosenbaum has released his debut solo album, “We Are The Ones!” It is available beginning today on his website, sammyrosenbaum.com, as well as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, CDBaby, Bandcamp and GooglePlay. “I spent pretty much every summer of my childhood at Camp Ramah Darom,” Sammy told the Atlanta Jewish Times in […]


How conversations can change lives: LGBTQ workshops at camp

For the past two summers, Robbie Medwed, Assistant Director of SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity and a Camp Ramah Darom alum, has facilitated training and pre-camp workshops with staff and campers. His work with our community helps educate our staff and campers about gender and sexual diversity and makes our camp community […]


How to honor a friend in two minutes or less

Did you know that tribute cards are now available on the donation page of our Ramah Darom website? Make a donation in honor or memory of someone in just a few quick clicks! Visit ramahdarom.org/donate Click on the “Give Now” button Enter your donation details and complete the Tribute Information section. That’s it! You will be […]


Camp Yofi in the news

Last week, Camp Yofi was featured in the Philadelphia-based Jewish Exponent! The article, which discusses programs Jewish camps are offering to special needs families, highlights Camp Yofi, as well as several other Ramah Tikvah programs designed especially for children with autism and special needs. Click here to read the article in its entirety, and here to […]


Baruch Dayan HaEmet | Leonard Kaplan

To our Ramah Darom Community, It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of our founder and friend, Leonard Kaplan. A tireless philanthropist and Ramah Darom supporter, Leonard devoted his life to making the world a better place. He passed away on Sunday, April 12, in Florida at the age of 86. […]


Summer is around the corner…what is your child doing?

It’s that time of year again – time to make sure you have something wonderful planned for your kids to do this summer! If you’re looking for a life-changing experience that will help them grow, make new friends and give them memories they will never forget, we hope you and your family will join us […]


A look at Kayitz 2014 so far

Each week throughout the summer, our talented video staff members at Camp Ramah Darom create a video montage of the week’s highlights. In case you’ve missed them, here is a look at all of the fun our campers are having this summer so far. Just a warning, though – they may make you want to […]


Going to camp for the first time: A Rabbi’s perspective

By Rabbi Scott Kramer As a rabbi who was just ordained seven years ago, experiencing Jewish summer camp for the very first time as an adult has given me a unique perspective. I grew up Orthodox in Baltimore but was never a member of NCSY.  My parents did not send me to TA (Talmudical Academy) […]


How to strengthen your children’s connection to Israel

We hear from parents repeatedly that one of the things they love the most about Camp Ramah Darom is the chance it gives their children to connect with Israeli counselors. Our Israeli staff, our shlichim, may only get to spend four or eight weeks with your children, but those short weeks leave lasting impressions.If you’ve […]


JewJamSouth: A four-day celebration of Jewish choral and Klezmer music at Ramah Darom

Join us for four days of Jewish choral and klezmer music!


Passover at Ramah Darom: Hundreds of programs, so little time!

Maybe you’re at home wondering if you’ll really be able to get your kids to eat matzah pizza for the fifth meal in a row… Or maybe you are at your brother-in-law’s house, thinking how nice it is to be with your family, but that this year may be the year your growing family finally […]


February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month – celebrating Camp Yofi

Did you know that February is National Jewish Disability Awareness Month? Throughout the month, Jewish organizations from across the country join in unified initiatives to raise disability awareness and foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. One of the programs we are most proud of at Ramah Darom is Camp Yofi, our family camp for children […]


An Experience of a Lifetime

We always say that camp is “an experience that lasts a lifetime.” Year after year, we hear stories of how the few weeks our campers spend with us during the summer result in lifelong friendships, confidence and a strong community. We wanted to share the following letter we received from the Sokolov family with you. […]


A Sweet New Year Dessert – Our Chef’s Famous Camp Brownies!

Need an idea for a sweet, delicious dessert for Break Fast this year? Here is our Chef’s famous brownie recipe! For more recipes, simply send us a $36 donation and a note requesting our cookbook, and we’ll send one to you. Although it is technically a Passover cookbook, the Kosher recipes in it are healthy, […]


The Akedah

Reflections on The Akedah by Leah Zigmond, Assistant Director, Camp Ramah Darom


A home away from home

How one family found a Jewish community for their children – and the perfect place to host their son’s Bar Mitzvah – in the North Georgia mountains. Jana and Josh Zager have always had what they call a “revolving Jewish community” due to Josh’s career as a pilot in the Marine Corps. “Throughout the years, […]


Welcoming Leah Zigmond, Camp Ramah Darom’s new Assistant Director

Welcoming Leah ZIgmond, Camp Ramah Darom’s new Assistant Director!


Videos from Camp Ramah Darom

Check out our videos from Camp Ramah Darom!


Welcoming Bennie Cohen, Ramah Darom’s new Director of Year-round Programs

Bennie L. Cohen will begin his new role with Ramah Darom on July 1. We are excited to tell you that Mr. Bennie L. Cohen has joined our team as our new Director of Year-round Programs! He is joining us from The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network where he is the Digital Community Manager, […]


A happy and healthy summer

We are committed to creating an environment in camp that is most nurturing for children’s physical, social and spiritual health, and look forward to providing them with their best summer yet!


Introducing our Kayitz 2013 Rashei Aidah!

We are excited to introduce you to our 2013 Rashei Aidah! Nathan Brodsky, Rosh Nitzanim Shalom Darom! I am so excited to be Rosh Nitzanim for Kayitz 2013! This will be my 4th year on staff and I was previously a camper for six summers. I am originally from Sarasota, Florida, recently graduated from Tulane […]


20 reasons why we can’t wait until camp!

Let the 20 day countdown begin! 


My Ramah Darom Campfire Story: When Harold Met Jolie

Check out one couple’s story of how camp brought them together, and please support our Annual Fund so we can keep these stories coming!


Ramah Darom Inspires the Next Generation of Jewish Autism Researchers and Educators

This Autism Awareness Month, Ramah Darom is recognizing how Camp Yofi, its family camp for Jewish families with children with autism, is inspiring its campers and staffers to give back to the community. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 – Designed to provide families with special needs children ages six through 13 with a unique, life-changing […]


Alumni – Let’s send one boy and one girl to camp!

We are well on our way to reaching our Annual Fund goal, but need some help.  Alumni – If 513 of you donate $18 each, we can send one additional boy and girl to camp this summer! Can you help us? Please make a donation now and share this Fundly campaign with your friends. Imagine […]


Our 2012 Annual Report is now available

We are excited to share our 2012 Annual Report with you! Thank you very much for your support of Ramah Darom and for making this past year one of our best ones yet! Click here to view the report in its entirety. 


Welcome to our new website!

We are excited to let you know that we have launched a brand-new Ramah Darom website! The new website includes information about all three of our offerings, including Camp Ramah Darom, our year-round programs and our retreat center.