"The way the Tikvah program involves children with special needs with the rest of the camp is absolutely incredible and life-changing for everyone."

 - Parent of a Ramah camper

Ramah Camping Movement
National Ramah Commission, Inc. of The Jewish Theological Seminary
National Ramah Tikvah Network
Programs for Campers with Disabilities
Now Enrolling for Summer 2014!
Our Tikvah, Breira B'Ramah, and Camp Yofi programs provide Ramah camp experiences to Jewish children, teens, and young adults with disabilities.
Ramah Wisconsin Tikvah Program
Ramah Wisconsin
More than 40 years ago, Ramah became a pioneer and visionary in Jewish camping and in the Jewish community by establishing the Tikvah program for campers with disabilities. Today, the National Ramah Tikvah Network of programs offers the exceptional Ramah camp experience to Jewish children, teens, and young adults with a wide range of learning, developmental, cognitive, and social disabilities.

Every Ramah camper is unique, and so is each Ramah camp.

Ramah Outdoor Adventure
Our exceptional programs are located across nine Ramah camps in the United States and Canada. Regardless of their geographic location, families are directed to the regional Ramah camp that best suits their child's needs. Program offerings include:
  • Overnight and day camp programs
  • Vocational education programs
  • Family camps 
The National Ramah Tikvah Network of programs has a stellar reputation.
New England
Ramah New England
Over 90% of experts, parents, staff, and staff alumni respondents to a recent survey would strongly recommend Ramah when asked about sending a child to a special needs program. In addition, 90% of parents who are familiar with other camps regard Ramah as providing better programming in comparison.

Help the National Ramah Tikvah Network spread the word!

Ramah is committed to ensuring that campers with disabilities have the opportunity to experience Jewish summer camp alongside their peers. Please help connect us with families who may be interested!


Contact Batsheva Greenstein, co-coordinator of the National Ramah Tikvah Network, at (212) 678-8881. 
The National Ramah Tikvah Network is grateful for the generous support of the Neshamot Fund of UJA-Federation of New York, the Ruderman Family Foundation, and the Ramah Israel Bike Ride and Hiking Trip.
Ramah is the camping arm of Conservative Judaism. Together, our programs provide Ramah experiences for over 10,000 children, teens and young adults annually. The National Ramah Commission of The Jewish Theological Seminary provides oversight and educational planning on behalf of the network of Ramah camps throughout North America and Israel.