After 13 years away twenty-two
members of our aidah returned to camp this summer. Some of us married,
some with children, and some seemingly unchanged from the way we left camp 13
years ago (check out our awesome photo above!). Ramah is still a magical place.
For starters, the physical camp is still incredibly beautiful. It's hard
to believe camp is home to over 700 people during the summer yet you can
still find a totally private place to hang out with a friend. As we
walked towards the waterfront, visited Machon point, and strolled on the
garbage trail, we felt a deep sense of familiarity. The memories are
We spent most of the weekend
just catching up with everyone. We saw all of the changes camp had
made over the past 13 years. Yet despite all changes, everything is still
in place. The flow of the camp is still the same, the kikar is still the
kikar and sitting on the deck of the Sifria or gazing out of the Ohel Yitzchak
are still amazing Ramah experiences.
What was most striking is
that after all these years, kids are going to camp today and having
incredibly deep, meaningful experiences – exactly like we did. We have
amazing friendships from camp that are rooted in so much history and shared
We were very surprised to hear
that over half of current campers receive scholarship funding to attend
camp each year. As an aidah, life-long friends and hopefully future
parents of Ramahniks, we have the ability to make a difference in the lives of
campers from around the country by contributing to the Scholarship fund as part
of the NIVONIM 2002 REUNION
CAMPAIGN. Every dollar donated will help ensure that the next
generation of Ramah campers can make it to the Northwoods of
Wisconsin – a place that will always have a special place in our hearts. With a
campaign goal of $13,000 we can do incredible good for a place that has given
us all so much over the years.
Camp's fiscal year ends
September 30, so please make a commitment today.
Regardless of your means,
wherever you are in life, any support you provide is appreciated. To be part of
our aidah campaign please make a donation now right using the form below.
Alternatively, feel free to contact Sam Caplan, Ramah’s Chief Development
Officer at 312-690-8332 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's come
together again and leave an indelible mark on Ramah.
P.S. Check out the video
below of our Havdalah service during the reunion weekend.