Frequently Asked Questions

What does your program include?

We are very proud of our diverse daily programming, part of which includes children’s, youth and young adult programming. Take a look at last year’s program book to get an idea for what our daily schedule includes. We off hundreds of activities for children and adults of all ages.

What is the weather like at that time of year?

Average temperatures in late April range from 30s to 50s in the early mornings and evenings to somewhere in the 60s to 80s during the day. You can check the weather forecast at your weather website of choice using our zip code 30525.

What is the difference between the standard and deluxe hotel rooms?

Our deluxe rooms are larger and newer, featuring two queens or a king (king beds are limited and requests are not guaranteed). Our standard rooms all have two double or queen beds. On Passover, deluxe hotel guests will be welcomed with fresh flowers in their rooms and upgraded amenities.

What are the cabins like?

Our cabins are climate-controlled with adjustable thermostats and ceiling fans. They have hardwood floors, storage space and screened in porches. Each family enjoys their own private living quarters and bath.

Can you supply a crib?

We offer pack and plays upon advance request for an additional fee of $50 per room.

Are there refrigerators in the rooms?

We can place a refrigerator in your room upon advance request for an additional fee of $50 per room.

Is your campus wheelchair accessible and handicap friendly?

Yes. Certain room types offer wheelchair accessibility and are better suited for those with mobility restrictions. Please specify this need upon registration for details. Our campus is hilly in spots, but we offer a campus-wide, shuttle service that is operated daily for anyone who chooses to ride.

Please describe your kashrut standards.

Our kitchen is fully koshered (made Kosher) for Passover, and all products are hechshered for Passover. A mashgiach tamidid (supervisor), a full time conservative rabbi, oversees all kitchen activities before and during Passover. We do not serve kitniyot (legumes). Generally, Kashrut at Ramah Darom is in accordance with the strict standards of the Jewish Theological Seminary, with Rabbi Joel Roth serving as our halachic (legal) authority. If you have specific questions or dietary needs, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Do you have Internet connectivity or wireless access? Is there a place for me to work during my stay?

Complementary wireless and/or ethernet access is available in all of our hotel rooms and throughout most of our public spaces on campus. We understand many of our guests must stay connected with the outside world during their stay. Our breathtaking mountain terrain poses some challenges, but we offer a Business Center equipped with computers, printers and a copier. If you require a space to work, our staff will be happy to help you locate what you need without distracting other guests.

Will my cell phone receive reception?

Cell service is spotty in the mountains. You will find access in certain parts of campus, but it is not reliable. We will provide emergency numbers for you to use if anyone needs to reach you, and landlines are available in all rooms.

How far is the airport and do you offer transportation?

We recommend guests fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport so they can take advantage of our motorcoach service. You should allow 2 1/2 hours travel time between Ramah Darom and the Atlanta airport. Also be aware that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta requires baggage to be checked in 45 minutes before your scheduled departure time, and recommends arrival at the airport 90 minutes before departure. We will offer guests an opportunity to purchase airport transfers closer to the event. You also might choose to rent a car or limo service on you own. Parking is available onsite near your assigned accommodation. Do not count on taxi service.

Can we bring our pet?

We love pets, and we truly believe you when you tell us your pet is gentle, clean, well-trained and wonderful with people. Unfortunately, we do not allow any pets on campus except those already residing there. No exceptions.

What is the dress code?

Dress however you’re comfortable! Generally, we’re casual during the day and most evenings. On Yom Tov (holiday days) and Shabbat, many guests choose to dress a little more formally as they would for synagogue, but there are no requirements. We recommend comfortable shoes and layers.

What should I pack?

Registrants will receive a complete list of suggested items, but generally we recommend layers, a hairdryer as needed, comfortable shoes, hats and sun gear, jackets and an umbrella. Basic amenities like shampoo and soap are provided.

Do you offer housekeeping and/or laundry service?

We provide light housekeeping service daily, including fresh towels and linens as needed. Laundry service will be available to our full-vacation guests halfway through the holiday for a small fee. Tumble dryers are available in the cabins.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Guests are welcome to purchase trip insurance on their own. Visit www.amskier.com and click on “trip insurance” for rates and plans.