Activities and Program
Camp Ramah Darom is the ultimate summer experience! From arts and athletics to outdoor adventures, we have something for everyone.
Aquatics: There is no better way to stay cool at camp than by splashing around in the pool or the lake. Campers learn to perfect their strokes in our American Red Cross instructional swimming program. Our pool is heated and features a sliding board, water-basketball, water-volleyball and water polo goals. Campers also learn how to row boats and paddle canoes and kayaks on our spring-fed lake. The all-time favorite activity at the waterfront though is, of course, the “BLOB”! – a huge floating “pillow of air” off of which campers launch each other to the cheers of their friends.
In addition to our on-site aquatics, our oldest campers take half-day water-skiing trips to nearby Lake Burton.
Athletics: Camp Ramah Darom offers dozens of athletics, including basketball, softball, tennis, soccer, beach volleyball, floor hockey, martial arts, aerobics, archery, and golf, and more sports are added to our exciting list of offerings each summer. As with all of our facilities, our sports courts and fields are unparalleled. Campers receive instruction on techniques and strategies from specialists in each discipline and have opportunities for competitive play – all within an environment that values participation, personal achievement and good sportsmanship.
Arts, Dance & Music: Ramah Darom offers a robust arts program that features a fine arts curriculum as well as performance arts opportunities in singing, dance, music and drama. Each summer, campers make individual projects in ceramics, woodworking, sewing, drawing, etching, glass blowing and silk painting to name but a few. Campers also have the opportunity to put on a play in Hebrew, train from experts in technical theater production, learn Israeli folkdance (as well as modern dance and hip-hop), study guitar, harmonica, or Djembe (West African hand-drum)… and the list goes on!
Outdoor Adventure: Our 50-foot climbing wall and high-ropes course offers adventurous campers exciting outdoor opportunities. Campers also participate in team-building activities on our challenge course. Bunks go out for overnight camp-outs at either one of our own campsites or in the adjacent Chattahoochee National Forest. Older campers participate in backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail and rock climbing throughout the surrounding area.
Multi-Media: Broadcasting at 90.5 on the FM dial, Radio Ramah is a state-of-the-art station where campers learn how to produce and DJ their own radio shows. Video production is another exciting opportunity in which campers learn how to write, shoot and edit digital video. The oldest age division in camp produces a feature film that is viewed by the entire camp at the end of the session.
Trips: Each session, campers leave camp for an exciting field trip. For our younger campers, day trip experiences include horseback riding, hiking, gold mining, trout fishing and visits to water parks. Our older campers embark on multi-day adventures to Memphis, Savannah and Charleston, Raleigh-Durham, and Washington, D.C.
Israel and Jewish learning: Supporting and developing a connection to the State of Israel is a core value of Camp Ramah. Each summer, our camp staff is enriched by the presence of dozens of shlichim (emissaries) from all over Israel. This special group brings wonderful energy and creativity to the camp program and helps campers put a personal face on everything that they have learned about Israel in school.
The Ramah movement also sponsors programs in Israel. Ramah Israel Seminar is a six-week summer experience for the year after campers “graduate” from our camper program and before they are eligible to work at camp (as all of our counselors are high school graduates). For more information, please visit the Ramah Seminar homepage.
Jewish Learning: By creating an informal, inclusive atmosphere that integrates fun activities with meaningful, spiritual prayer and religious reflection, Camp Ramah Darom inspires a love of Judaism. The magic of camp is that Judaism comes alive naturally, and is seamlessly integrated in the fun, innovative and creative programming campers participate in throughout the summer.
The special thing about Ramah – and the reason it has been successfully developing generations of committed and knowledgeable Jews for over fifty years – is that learning happens while campers are just having fun. By living a Jewish lifestyle in a community of individuals who share a commitment to Jewish values, Judaism comes alive naturally!