National Ramah TIkvah Network
Programs for Campers
Since the first Ramah Tikvah program opened in 1970, the Ramah Camping Movement has continued to be a pioneer in the inclusion of Jewish campers with disabilities. Tikvah programs now operate in all Ramah camps across North America, offering the inspirational Ramah experience to Jewish children, teens, and young adults with learning, developmental, cognitive, and social disabilities.
The goal of the programs in the National Ramah Tikvah Network is to enhance Jewish identity and teach Jewish values in a supportive, inclusive, fun environment. At Ramah, campers with disabilities have many opportunities to connect and participate in activities with campers throughout the camp. These interactions provide an exceptional benefit to the entire Ramah community by fostering a heightened sensitivity toward individual differences.
Program offerings include:
Funders of the National Ramah Tikvah Network
Leo Oppenheimer & Flora Oppenheimer Haas Foundation
New York Teen Initiative (UJA-Federation of New York/Jim Joseph Foundation)
During our time at Camp Yofi, all we have to focus on is having fun. There are no goals, no therapies, no standards to meet. There is simply acceptance of each individual for who they are, for the joy each brings and the creation of true chaverim (friends).
- Melissa Ringold,
participant at Camp Yofi
at Ramah Darom