“Being Jewish at camp is seriously the best. Camp is an amazing community where campers meet their Jewish mentors and have the space and support to discover what being Jewish means to them. At the Ranch Camp we are so proud to be Jewish and show that by introducing Jewish values throughout everyday at camp. Going to the high ropes course is so much more then just touching the top of the rock wall. It’s about friendship, supporting each other and the concept of im lo achshav eimatai ( ‘ואם לא עכשיו אימת) or “if not now, when?

One of the most amazing days at camp is Shabbat. On Friday night we start to slow down. We gather as a camp community to enjoy an unforgettable service outside. This beautiful service is followed by a delicious meal shared together by the whole community. Then we sing and dance the night away outside under the Colorado sky. Saturday starts with a short trek to Eddie’s Corner, our outdoor space for morning services, nestled in the trees and often visited mid-service a couple of our horses. Then we enjoy a hands-on Shiur and kiddish lunch. The rest of Shabbat we enjoy a full afternoon of free choice activities, chocolate canteen and, finally, havdallah.” 

– Amalia Ritter, Past Ranch Camp Camper and Staff Member