Ways to Give

You can support Camp Ramah in the Poconos in a variety of ways.

By making a gift to Camp Ramah in the Poconos you are supporting our important mission of creating lifelong Jewish connections one happy camper at a time.   

Thank you in advance for your ongoing commitment. Without YOU and your support, we would not be able to do this important work!

Our annual Chai Campaign is our largest and most impactful fundraising campaign of the year. Chai Campaign gifts benefit all of our campers in summer 2021 at Camp Ramah in the Poconos and Ramah Day Camp by aiding scholarship, incentives, programming, and other operations.

Click here to learn more about the 2020 L'CHAIM Campaign.

An endowment gift supports programs and services long into the future.

You choose what aspect of Camp you would like to endow, such as camperships, capital, programs, or a staff position, and you choose in whose name it will be remembered. Only the interest generated by the fund will be spent each year, and only for the purpose you specify. Start your own Endowment Fund with a minimum gift of $25,000. Or make a tribute gift in honor or in memory of someone, and put it toward an existing endowment fund.

Make your gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone’s special occasion— like a birthday, B’nai Mitzvah, wedding, birth, or other celebration.

We’ll send a Camp Ramah in the Poconos Tribute card to the person you are honoring or the family who you are making the gift in memory of, letting them know of your special gift and including your personalized message.

Do you know a couple who met at Camp Ramah, on Seminar in Israel, or on Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim and went on to get married?

In the Gazebo Zugot at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, commemorative plaques are displayed to honor their union and where they fell in love. Your gift will benefit the scholarship fund. Simply fill out the form below, and we will reach out to the happy couple!

Our tzevet (staff) make camp possible.

Our talented staff members are deeply committed to the mission of Ramah, giving their time, their talent and their nurturing spirit to care for and inspire each camper to become their best selves.

Funds given in honor of Tzevet (Staff) go to supporting our ongoing commitment to the staff experience. Busses to far-away places for staff days off, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream nights, special guests or performances, staff "Nacho Nights" on Rabbi Joel & Eliana’s mirpeset (porch), and new this year – check out our gourmet coffee bar serving MOKA Origins coffee, based in Honesdale, PA.

More information coming soon.

Leaving a legacy is an important part of one’s lifework. As the Talmud teaches us, in the autumn of our lives we have the responsibility to plant the seeds for the generations that will follow in our footsteps. Members of the Moreshet Ramah Legacy Society ensure the future of Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Ramah Day Camp, and our Tikvah programs by making a commitment in their estate plan to contribute to Camp Ramah’s permanent endowment.

Considering a stock donation but want to speak with someone directly first? Contact Miryam Seid, Director of Institutional Advancement (Miryams@ramahpoconos.org)

Thank you for considering a donation of stock to Camp Ramah in the Poconos.

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities – e.g., stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time – can be one of the most tax-efficient ways to give. Currently, this applies to long-term gains - securities held for at least one year.

How to transfer stock:

1. Complete the Stock transfer form here.
2. Send the original copy of the form to your broker (or provide the information via email or online).
3. Email a copy of the form to Marla Schimmel (MarlaS@ramahpoconos.org) or mail a copy to:

Marla Schimmel
Camp Ramah in the Poconos
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Additional Information Pertaining to Gifts of Stock:

If the gifted stock donation is designated for a particular fund or campaign, it is Camp Ramah’s policy that the gift will be considered as the amount that Camp Ramah in The Poconos receives from the sale of the stock, net of any fees.

If the stock has been held for more than a year, and has increased in value from the time of purchase, the owner can avoid paying the capital gains tax by donating the security to Camp Ramah in the Poconos. In addition, the total value of the stock at the time of transfer is eligible for a tax deduction.

Disclaimer: The information here is based on facts provided to us and on current tax law, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.