We are happy to introduce you to our new Rosh Hinuch Bashetach Joel Dworkin! He may be new to the Ramah Wisconsin family, but he’s not new to Ramah! Life outside camp: I am working towards my B.A. in psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago and consulting with other summer camps and addiction and mental health treatment centers on expedition programming.

Other camps and roles: I was a madrich (counselor) and then Rosh Masa at Ramah in the Rockies for 5 years and Rakaz Trips at the JCC Ranch Camp in Colorado for 1 year.

Most looking forward to: All of our chanichim (campers) spend at least one night camping out and for some of them, this is their only experience in the wilderness.  I’m excited for the first kid who asks “can we please stay out another night?”

Favorite camp meal? Anything cooked on a camping stove.  And coffee. And Shabbat salmon.  And BBQ chicken.  And all the other camp food.

Other jobs you’d like to have at camp: Honestly, I’m angling to be Operations Manager or Assistant Director next.

Favorite activity outside of camp: Sea kayaking and backpacking