For Current 6th Graders (Kfirim), Current 7th Graders (Tzirim), Current 8th Graders (Nachshonim), and Current 9th Graders (Magshimim)

For Current 6th Graders (Kfirim): Two-Week “Taste of Masa BaTeva”: July 24 – August 6, 2023

For Current 7th Graders (Tzirim): Two-Week “Taste of Masa BaTeva”: July 24 – August 6, 2023 OR Full session: July 24 – August 17, 2023

For Current 8th Graders (Nachshonim) & Current 9th Graders (Magshimim): Full session: July 24 – August 17, 2023

Full Session: $6900

Two-Week Option: $3900

On Masa BaTeva, about half of your camper’s time will be spent on site at Camp Ramah in Canada, and half of their time will be spent out of camp on camping and canoe trips. These trips will take place on Camp Ramah’s private island and lakefront campsites and in Ontario’s beautiful national parks.

Take a peek at our sample daily schedule HERE!

Take a peek at our session overview calendar HERE!

While in camp, Masa BaTeva campers’ days will center around skill building, community connection, and character growth through spending time in nature, and Jewish experience. Campers will have access to our new high ropes, aerial, repelling, and climbing tower, will develop canoe and swim skills in the agam (lake), will bike, fire build, and learn how to camp. There will also be opportunities for Masa BaTeva campers to join in on some classic camp activities, like boating, waterskiing, arts and crafts and sports. There will be a Jewish framing (including prayer and mindfulness practices) to open and close our days, and Jewish learning will be integrated into our nature and outdoor skill learning. 

In the first week of Masa BaTeva, campers will experience a 1-2 day lake trip, where they will begin to build paddling, hiking, and wilderness exploration skills. In the second week, campers will participate in a 3 day backpacking or climbing trip (details TBD), where they will continue to build wilderness skills, take their rock climbing skills outside of camp, and connect with nature. In the third and final week of Masa BaTeva, campers will participate in a 4-7 day culminating canoe trip, guided by our partners at The Trip Shed

We are excited to meet our Masa BaTeva chanichim (campers), and will build a program that suits their needs and their goals for skill building, growth, and personal development.

Campers can participate in the first session of classic camp at Ramah (June 28 – July 23) and then stay for Masa BaTeva (which runs during Ramah’s second session). Alternatively, campers can also join just for Masa BaTeva! 


Masa BaTeva campers will live in cabins with their age group, our Edah, from classic camp. They will be considered part of that Edah when they are participating in classic camp elements of the program, and part of Masa BaTeva when participating in those elements of the program.

There will be some overlap with classic camp when it comes to various peulot erev (evening programs), meals, camp-wide activities, and Shabbat, as well as mornings on camp enjoying activities like woodworking, ceramics, sailing, and waterskiing with their cabin and edah. Otherwise, Masa BaTeva campers will enjoy a schedule entirely unique to their group!

Both at camp and while away on trip, Masa BaTeva community tefillah (prayer) and reflection will open and close our days, and chinuch (Jewish learning) will be integrated into our nature and outdoor skill learning. Masa BaTeva campers will learn Jewish texts, stories, and rituals through the lens of wilderness exploration. Each of our trips (masa’ot) will have a Jewish theme and integrated curriculum that will support character and identity development and will map on to the experience of the trip. 

Campers do not need to come in with any background in Jewish learning or Hebrew; prayer experiences will be accessible and designed to maximize experience and meaning for all participants.

On Masa BaTeva, we meet campers where they’re at and help them grow and build toward their personal best. No previous background in wilderness, camping or Jewish skills required!

Join one of our regular informational sessions over Zoom to learn more and meet our team! Email [email protected] to find out when our next info session will be!

Easy! You can go to and click on “Register Now.” You will register through Ramah Canada, and select “Masa BaTeva” when asked which session you would like to attend. Once your application is complete, Aviva will be in touch about next steps.

We didn’t answer your questions here? Check out our Classic Camp FAQ. Left with lingering questions? Please reach out to [email protected]