Specialty Tracks

Ramah Basketball Academy: For our current 6th-9th graders we offer our Ramah Basketball Academy second session.  RBA participants will experience an advanced, team-building and skill building basketball intensive, where they will work-out, practice skills, scrimmage and compete for up to five hours a day. Year after year our RBA participants come home in phenomenal shape, having built the skills which allow them to excel at school athletics during the year.

Campers that choose the RBA track this summer will have a chance to participate in the traditional Ramah program for the first session of the summer, complete with the full complement of athletics, visual and performing arts, environmental education, Judaics, Israel education, as well as our full aquatic program.  For the second session, RBA campers will continue to live among Ramah campers in the same bunks, yet their program will be devoted to a very intense program of basketball instruction. Fee is $400.

Ramah Frisbee Academy: Play and learn ultimate frisbee with the pro’s this summer! Players from the Philadelphia Phoenix, Philadelphia’s professional ultimate team, will be offering a multi-day instructional clinic from July 1st through July 6th to Ramah campers of all ages who want to learn how to throw, catch, cut and dive like the pros! Participants will enjoy skills sessions, drills, games and 1-on-1 instruction from professional for two hours a day with athletes who bring competitive experience from the international stage. Whether you’re completely new to the sport or have a few years of experience, everyone will enjoy this session with the Philadelphia Phoenix!  Fee is $50.

Ramah Drama Academy: Whether you are new to the stage or have been basking in the spotlight for years, Ramah Drama Academy is the place for you!  Join us for a two-week drama intensive specialty track where you will have the chance to create and perform a brand new play inspired by your own ideas and imagination. Come play games, learn acting techniques and build performance skills all while you create an original play based on the ideas, themes and stories that are important to YOU!

Campers will learn improvisation, team-building, vocal techniques and acting methods that will be used together to inspire a performance BY and FOR them.   The session will culminate with final performance of the piece you have created over the course of the program.  The Ramah Drama academy will take place from June 28th to July 14th for 2 hours per day.  Fee is $50.

Ramah Music Academy: Calling all singers, songwriters, rockstars, shower-singers, and music fans! Why does music make you feel good? Have you ever wondered how there is always a song that captures exactly what you’re feeling? Why do some songs just get stuck in your head? Explore these questions and more in the Ramah Music Academy!

The Ramah Music Academy is a weeklong music and songwriting specialty track where you will sing your heart out, learn songwriting techniques, music skills, and what it takes to write an awesome and catchy song! Campers will get the chance to collaborate on the new Chadar Ochel hit of the summer, work on their own songwriting chops, and write, perform, and record their very own songs at camp! At the end of the week, participants in RMA will get to perform some of their new songs in front of the whole camp, and will get to take home rough recording mixes of your brand new track!

The Ramah music academy will take place from July 8th to July 14th.  The program will run for 2 hours a day for each group.  For the inaugural year there will be no additional fee to participate in the program.