Camp Ramah Northern California
We are an innovative Jewish summer camp located along the beautiful shores of Monterey Bay, California. Camp Ramah in Northern California offers an overnight camp experience that combines the excitement of specialty programming in ocean exploration, performing arts, and adventure sports with the cherished traditions, nurturing environment, and community-building of a traditional Ramah Camp.
Our daughter attended Camp Ramah NorCal/Galim as a rising third grader in summer 2018. She was a first time overnight camper and had the time of her life! She connected with new friends of various ages, felt welcomed, had so much fun, and can't wait to go back next summer. The camp is focused on community, Jewish living, and deep dives into an intensive of the camper's choice. She did Ocean Explorations and loved the time in the water and ocean science. She's ready to go back next summer for the sports intensive. She loved the singing and the food and the community. We also love the immersive Jewish context. She is already signed up for next year!
My now third-grade boy attended Camp Ramah in Northern California this past summer for the "Taste of" week, where they engaged in all of the specialty activities (adventure sports, water sports, theater, etc.). He absolutely loved it--being on the beach, the Jewish culture (we also attend a conservative synagogue), the varied activities, the kids and counselors, and even the food. He loved it so much he is signed up for two weeks for summer 2019, and I registered my second-grade girl for the "Taste of" this coming summer as well. Any questions, just ask!
My daughter is counting the days until her third summer at Ramah NorCal begins! It was her first overnight camp experience in 2017and was a game changer - camp has become a hugely important part of her life and she stays in touch with camp friends throughout the year. It is a very down to earth camp (not at all “fancy”...we are a Berkeley family and it feels very familiar culturally) with a warm community and excellent staff. One of her best friends who is an anxious kid had tried overnight Jewish camp elsewhere for two summers and sadly had to go home after a few days both times. This past summer she went to Ramah NorCal with my daughter and had the time of her life. Will be returning for a month in 2019. The Camper Care Team is fantastic and they do an amazing job really seeing and knowing all of the children. It’s a warm, sweet, supportive and fun Jewish environment. I can’t say enough about this camp. Feel free to contact me if you want to talk!