Virtual 5k

Journey around the Givah: A Virtual 5k with Camp Ramah!

We are excited to announce Camp Ramah in California’s SECOND annual Virtual 5k Journey around the Givah on Sunday, May 1, 2022!  Walk or run safely from any location you choose — close to your home, around a park, or on a trail. Join us to raise funds to help sustain and support our beloved camp by becoming a walker, a sponsor, or by making a donation.

It’s easy to participate!

  • Make a donation by clicking here
  • Sign up to fundraise and run/walk on May 1st by clicking here. Create your own fundraising page and ask your friends and family to support you as you walk/run your own personal route for camp. There will be opportunities to win prizes at each of the fundraising milestones!
  • Become a sponsor by clicking here. We have listed the sponsorship opportunities below!

Thank you for your support and love of Camp Ramah. We are incredibly grateful!

Event Leadership
Co-Chairs: Sheila Baran Spiwak and Laura-Beth Sholkoff

Vice Chairs: Molly Auerbach, Beth Freeman, Sarah Spiwak Gelbart, Rena Stern Kates, Ethan Kraft, Lana Rizika, Margalit Rosenthal
Ellen Brown, Chair, Board of Directors
Karmi Monsher, Development Chair

Team Captains! 

East Coast: Hillary Gardenswartz, Talia Spitzer, Anna Stern

San Diego: Amy Mendelsohn Aires, Dan Zagursky  

Northern California: Miriam Wolf, Jessica Rosenbaum

Arizona: Alison Feinberg, Toby Fox, Kim Green, Stacy Moskowitz, Gail & Marlie Nochomovitz

Los Angeles: Estelle Marco, Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

If you would like to send a check please send it to:
Camp Ramah in California
Attention: Virtual 5k
17525 Ventura Blvd., Suite 310
Encino, CA 91316
In the memo section of your check please add the name of the Walker/Runner that you are supporting

Virtual 5k Sponsors!

Overall Sponsors

Sheila Baran Spiwak & Alan Spiwak and Family

Virtual Menucha Sponsors

The Jeff Astor Foundation

Ellen & Jeff Brown

Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary

Sheila & Aaron Leibovic

Deborah Musher & Rabbi Joe Menashe

Karmi & Harold Monsher

Rachel & Dr. Lee Rosen

Jessica & Aaron Rosenbaum

Laura-Beth & Jack Sholkoff and Family

 

Sponsorship Options for our Virtual 5k

These sponsors will have the opportunity to:
  • Be highlighted on the day of the virtual walk
  • Be acknowledged on the event page and all marketing materials
  • Receive two of each piece of event swag (*except Northface Puffy, only one of these will be sent to overall sponsors)
  • Receive a Ramuffin box on the day of the event
These sponsors will have the opportunity to:
  • Be acknowledged on the event page and all marketing materials
  • Receive one of each piece of event swag (*except the Northface Puffy)
  • Receive a Ramuffin box on the day of the event
These sponsors will have the opportunity to:
  • Be acknowledged on the event page and all marketing materials
  • Receive some event swag to include: shoelaces, t-shirt, socks, water bottle, towel, backpack , half-zip
  • Receive a Ramuffin box on the day of the event
Camp destination options:
  • Fairview Rd
  • Shetach Ha’Tzrifim- The Bunk Area
  • Nagarut - Woodworking
  • Breicha - The Pool
  • The Chadar Ochel - The Dining Hall
  • Chavalim - The Ropes Course
  • The Bench (at the top of the Givah)
  • The Givah
These sponsors will have the opportunity to:
  • Be acknowledged on the event page and all marketing materials
  • Receive some event swag to include: shoelaces, t-shirt, socks, water bottle, towel, backpack
  • Will receive a Ramuffin box on the day of the event
These sponsors will have the opportunity to:
  • Be acknowledged on the event page and all marketing materials
  • Will receive a Ramuffin box on the day of the event

Click Here to become a sponsor!

Fundraising Milestones: “Journeying around Camp Ramah”

Take a look at our milestones and prepare for your virtual journey around camp!
For each individual that raises…

  • $36, you reach the starting line (virtually) at Fairview Rd and will receive a Camp Ramah shoelaces.
  • $180 you’ll reach the Shetach Ha’Tzrifim (The Bunk Area) and will receive a Journey Around the Givah t-shirt to wear on race day. (*If you meet this milestone after April 5th and as we get closer to the event we may run out of certain sizes, and you may not receive your t-shirt by race day)
  • $360, you’ll reach Nagarut (woodworking) or your favorite Ramah chug (elective) and will receive a Camp Ramah socks.
  • $720, you’ll reach the Breicha (Pool) and will receive a Camp Ramah Tervis tumbler (water bottle) to use next time you’re in Ojai.
  • $1,000, you’ll reach the Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall) and will receive a Camp Ramah towel.
  • $1,800, you’ll reach Chavalim ( Ropes Course) and will receive a Camp Ramah backpack.
  • $3,600 you’ll reach The Bench (at the top of the Givah) and will receive a cozy Camp Ramah half-zip.
  • $5,000 you’ll reach the Givah (Hill) and will receive Camp Ramah sweatpants to match your half-zip.
  • $10,000 you’ll finish a lap around the Givah! You’ll receive personalized Camp Ramah northface Puffy!
    * All prizes and swag items are subject to change.

The top walker/fundraiser will receive a beautiful handmade quilt created from vintage Camp Ramah T-Shirts! Thank you to Elyse Weise for making this beautiful blanket for us.
T-shirts and shoelaces will be shipped before the walk. All other items will ship afterward.

Click here to register!

If you’d like to see a preview of the swag, click here! 

Frequently Asked Questions

An opportunity to fundraise and walk/run a 5K close to your home.
We will kick off the day with a video that participants can watch on their own time before their 5k. Everyone will walk/run their own 5k route in their neighborhood or area of their choice. Then participants will send in their pictures from the day to be featured in the 5k highlights video!
You can register and fundraise to be either a walker/runner, become a sponsor, or simply make a donation to a participant or the overall event.
In order to receive the event t-shirt and to participate as a "Journey around the Givah" walker/runner, you'll need to raise at least $180 (but we hope you'll raise even more)! *If you raise $36 you’ll receive a Camp Ramah shoelaces
Click here to see sponsorship options or contact John or Maryn.
The Journey is open to anyone, of any age, who would like to support Camp Ramah in California.
The generous donations made to “Journey around the Givah” will help sustain Camp Ramah in California. Beyond supporting the magical and life-changing experience that Camp Ramah in California provides its campers, your generosity will help to continue the legacy of Camp Ramah and its role in Jewish life for many years to come.
No, this event will be 100% remote. You’ll head out for a walk/run in your neighborhood or other destination of choice.
If you would like to register to walk as a family, there are two options.
  • You can create a family "Team” and register each family member individually. This will mean that each family member has their own fundraising page, and will be raising money individually.
  • You can create one “walker/runner” page for the whole family. This will enable you to raise money together on one page. If you reach the $180 milestone as a family you can purchase additional T-Shirts for the race for $36. If you would like to do this please contact Maryn to coordinate.
You can share your page on your social media accounts, or email friends and family! We have provided a few email templates for you to use and make your own.

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Administrative Office

17525 Ventura Blvd #310
Encino, CA 91316
Phone: 310-476-8571
Fax: 310-472-3810

Camp Mailing Address

385 Fairview Road
Ojai, CA 93023

Camp Location

385 Fairview Road
Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: 310-476-8571
Emergency Pager: 805-227-8023