NRC receives $1.4 million grant as part of the Specialty Camp Incubator of the Foundation for Jewish Camp
September 27, 2016 / 24 Elul 5776
We are very pleased to announce that the National Ramah Commission has just received a $1.4 million grant to help us launch Ramah Sports Academy, our newest overnight camp, scheduled to open in summer 2018 in the Northeast.
This generous grant was awarded as part of the Specialty Camp Incubator of the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), with funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation and The AVI CHAI Foundation.
The goal of creating Ramah Sports Academy (RSA) is to significantly increase the number of families who choose Ramah. Working cooperatively with the leadership of the current Ramah overnight camps in the region, RSA leaders will create a high-level, sports-intensive program to attract many new families who want both an intensive sports camp as well as the traditional Jewish experience of Ramah.
In the coming weeks, NRC will hire a director, seek an appropriate rental site, and begin the process of developing the camp program.
This new grant affords us the resources to begin our next overnight camp initiative, as part of our overall mandate to “grow Ramah,” which will provide many more children with the benefits of a Ramah experience.
We are grateful to the Foundation for Jewish Camp, the Jim Joseph Foundation, and AVI CHAI for their ongoing generosity to Ramah, and for their continued investment in Jewish camping.