“Camp is important to me because it is the one week every year that I get to hang out with people who are just like me.” – Evone Darraj
“I am able to connect with people who share the same stories as me, and who feel the same passion for Palestine. Although it’s only once a year, the friendships you build and the love of your Izweh is something you will have forever.” – Leah Hassan
Camp Ramallah is a weeklong camp for children between the ages of 13 and 17. Annually the camp is hosted during the months of June or July and applications are usually open between January and March. Applications will be available for campers, counselors in training, counselors and adult chaperons. The selection criteria will be shared once the application process is available.
The purpose of Camp Ramallah is to bring young members of the Federation from across the US to come together and meet in one place in a camp environment to experience Ramallah Heritage, Palestine History, and Ramallah Culture all in one place, all while enjoying adventurous outdoor experiences, and engaging with their extended Ramallah family.
The inaugural Camp Ramallah 2018 took place in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee hosting a weeklong camp for 37 campers. In 2019, 50 campers met in Asheville, NC to build relationships, learn about our Palestinian history and context, and strengthen their commitment to our community. Children from all over the country attended and for the first time, a delegation from Ramallah was invited. In 2020, Camp Ramallah was help virtually to allow campers to connect even when we had to remain apart. After the hiatus year, in person camp came back and so did 23 campers in 2021 at camp Montvale in Maryville, TN. The beautiful foothills of the Smokeys will once again be holding camp this year
If you have questions about the program please contact Sofia Farah, the Federation’s program coordinator via phone (734) 425-1625 or email email@example.com Please encourage your children, grandchildren, and friends to apply!