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Ramah in the Rockies is your exclusive doorway to the grandeur of one of the most pristine and unspoiled wilderness areas in the United States.
Here is your opportunity to:
…all in the magnificence of the Rocky Mountains.
Ramah in the Rockies will guide you toward discovering the serenity of the outdoors where, each week, we join together as one community to celebrate the traditions, spirituality and peace of Shabbat.
Ramah in the Rockies blends the best of outdoor adventure camps and larger traditional camps. Our older chalutzim (7th to 10th grades and JOLI-11th and 12th grades) spend a significant amount of time out on the trail honing their adventure skills in small groups as well as time at base camp learning a variety of skills and becoming a part of a much larger community. Our younger (3rd to 6th grades) Chalutzim spend most of their time at base camp, and also venture off of the ranch for overnights and rafting trips. All Shabbatot are spent at base camp as part of the larger community.
This is a typical schedule for base camp:
|7:00am||Kimah (Wake Up)|
|7:30- 8:00||Shmirat HaGuf (caring for our bodies, morning exercise)|
|8:00-8:40||T’ffilot (caring for our souls, morning prayers)|
|8:45- 9:50||Breakfast & Bunk Clean-Up|
|10:00-11:10||Activity A (Activities may include: horseback riding, wilderness survival, mountain biking, ropes course/rock climbing, camping skills, wilderness arts & crafts, frisbee golf, orienteering, archery, mining, aerobics, duathlon training, sports service projects & more)|
|11:20- 12:30pm||Activity B (Activities may include: horseback riding, wilderness survival, mountain biking, ropes course/rock climbing, camping skills, wilderness arts & crafts, frisbee golf, orienteering, archery, mining, aerobics, duathlon training, sports service projects & more)|
|12:45-1:40||Lunch & Shira (Song Session)|
|1:45- 2:45||Sha’at Minucha (Rest Hour)|
|2:50-4:00||Edah learning/ projects|
|4:10-5:20||Activity C (Activities may include: horseback riding, frisbee golf, wilderness survival, mountain biking, ropes course/rock climbing, camping skills, wilderness arts & crafts, orienteering, archery, mining, aerobics, duathlon training, sports service projects & more)|
|5:00-5:45||Camp wide sports & activities including, soccer, ultimate frisbee, football, jogging, biking, yoga & meditation. This is also an opportunity for down time, showers, and quiet activity.|
|7:00 – 7:45||Peulat Erev (Evening Program)|
|7:45-8:00||Laila Tov Preperation|
|8:00pm||Bunk time and Laila Tov (Good Night)|
There is no such thing as a typical schedule while on excursions. Each morning begins shortly after the rising of the sun, and each day includes time for prayer, study and eating. Each excursion is so unique: One might be hiking for eight hours a day and others might spend 4 hours learning to set up a top rope course and then a few hours practicing rappelling or climbing. The goal of excursions is to master a specific set of skills that one can take home and apply in one’s own life and on one’s own adventures.
On excursion chalutzim have the opportunity to take a journey of self-discovery: to go beyond expectations, to realize new strengths, to be resourceful and courageous. Our time is divided between overnight adventures into Colorado backcountry & other environments and at our base camp. In both settings we build and strengthen partnerships with each other and explore the wilderness and beauty of nature.
Excursions include (depending on the age of participant):
Our four-week session includes at least two extended excursions for the older chalutzim
(four to six days, depending on the age group) as well as several day trips.
Our two-week sessions includes at least one extended excursion for chalutzim entering grades 5-10. and an overnight for our younger chalutzim. The excursin offerings for the younger chalutzim range from overnight rafting trips to day trips to our neighbors buffalo ranch.
Base camp activities include: