This weekend, 41 members of our
aidah (and plus-ones) came back to the Northwoods to celebrate our the 13th
anniversary of our Nivonim summer.
After 13 years away, 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
almost endless. 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 experiences.
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 2006 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 $10,000 we can do incredible good for a place that has given us all so much
over the years.
Camp also has set up a great
and easy way to give back to camp each and every day with every swipe of a
credit card. It's called Round-Ups for Ramah. Essentially we register a credit
https://ramahwisconsin.com/roundups and every transaction get's "rounded up" to
the next dollar with the difference being donated to camp at the end of the
month. This is a simple and great way to make a big difference by giving
a very little bit each and every day. You can set a monthly limit
to cap the donation as well.
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 right now using the form below or
enrolling a credit card at
https://ramahwisconsin.com/roundupsAlternatively, feel free to
contact Sam Caplan, now 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.