We have an exceptional 3:1 camper to staff ratio and personally screen and select the most qualified and committed staff each summer. We hire both counsellors and specialists – counsellors who serve as primary caregivers and specialists who serve as skilled instructors.
All staff are at least university age and are highly trained to look after the health, safety, and growth of our campers. In addition to an intensive training week at the beginning of the summer, we conduct a number of training seminars for our staff during the year. Ramah staff members are charged not only with the responsibility of being caregivers and skill-builders, but also of being accessible Jewish role models.
Our Hanhallah (head staff) is made up of more experienced staff members who play an integral role in our pre-camp staff training, supervise our counsellors and specialists, and provide them with ongoing support throughout the summer. With more than 85% of our staff having attended Ramah as campers, they have grown up in a culture of leadership development – as Counselors-in-Training, as Yom Sport leaders, or as leading the camp in ruach or Shabbat song. Their connection to Ramah and to the Jewish community is both professional and personal, deepening their devotion to ensuring the highest quality camping experience for every camper.