In the 2015 Camper Satisfaction Insight Survey conducted by the Foundation for Jewish Camps, feedback was collected from over 8,000 parents at 71 North American Jewish overnight camps and Camp Ramah in Wisconsin ranked among the top camps in the country for:
Creating an ambiance and atmosphere where campers are proud to be Jewish
Overall programming that is fun, worthwhile, and built valuable skills
Staff sensitivity to campers’ personal needs
Providing a healthy, safe and secure environment
The overall value of the experience
The overall quality, adequacy and cleanliness of the camp’s facilities
Our daughter had an amazing time at camp. When she got home she couldn’t stop smiling and shared lots of fun stories about dancing, the great food, the hikes, Shabbat experiences, swimming and especially her new friends.
This was the best decision we could have made for our family. The boys had a tremendous experience. Not only did they learn more Jewish traditions and prayers they also learned some very valuable life experiences. All pictures showed pure joy on their faces and that is worth a thousand words. Their stories when they came home supported this. Anytime the counselors were mentioned the word awesome was used. Both children feel the staff was an important part of all their experiences, especially those who taught guitar, tennis, art and Hebrew.
Ramah’s major strength is its ability to build Jewish life into every aspect of camp life and to model what it means to be surrounded by Jewish ritual, prayer and community. It doesn’t hurt that this is largely modeled by cool counselors who fully embrace their Judaism as well as their athletic, theatrical, artistic, academic and musical prowess.
Thank you for the wonderful experience you give my grandsons while promoting Jewish life and love of Israel.
I find that working at camp is an incredible way to build leadership and interpersonal skills that will set me apart in future jobs. I gave up several internships this summer in order to be at camp, and although I think the work is often more difficult than an internship would have been, it can also be much more rewarding. I’ve also loved the opportunity to be a part of such a strong Jewish community this summer.
Rebecca Millberg, Nivonim counselor
I am often amazed by the opportunity that drama gives to those who may not shine on the basketball courts, as Torah readers, or in kikar dancing here at camp. One camper who participated in the Nivonim English Play shared with me that he had never experienced theatre before this summer. He had felt boxed into his “image” as the tall, goofy, basketball player and suddenly realized his potential in other arenas at camp and beyond.
Morissa Pepose, drama specialist
I found camp to be incredibly well run, well thought-out, and intentional. In particular, the way that the college kids prepare and run programs themselves makes them take ownership of their Judaism in a meaningful and effective way. That amounts to quite a lot in terms of building Jewish life and leadership. And of course, there’s nothing quite like seeing hundreds of happy kids running around.
Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible, JTS and 2015 scholar-in-residence
Camp Ramah is where I discovered who I am as a Jew and the role that Judaism can play in my life.
Samantha Sacks, 2015 camper
Hundreds of families recognize the value of the Camp Ramah in Wisconsin experience – and camp is filling fast for the 2016 season. If you, or someone you know, would like more information on this outstanding experience where fun and friendship build Jewish lives, please contact Director Jacob Cytryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships are available! For financial questions please contact COO Benji Bearman at email@example.com