Camp Raninu, Jewish Summer Camp in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
There is no question that camp plays a prominent role in the development of today’s Bais Yaakov girl. Living Torah for two months in a happy, upbeat and positive sevivah while being cared for in a safe and warm environment is more crucial for today’s frum girl than ever before.. Many kids live for camp and it is camp that helps them get through their year.
Created in 1998, Raninu has become the Bais Yaakov Camp that is known for doing everything at 110%. This commitment starts with its’ directors, Rabbi and Mrs. Klein. There is nothing The Kleins, and by extension, the entire Raninu staff, will not do to make sure each and every girl is well cared for in an amazingly positive frum, yet fun environment. Camp Raninu’s staff works hard to nurture and cultivate every girl’s individual kochos. We love watching our campers and staff thrive in the non-pressured, positive environment we provide in Raninu.
Our mission is to raise the next generation of ‘Happy Frum Girls’ and we take our fun very seriously. Our staff is warm and always available for their campers. From the top down, every single staff member in Camp Raninu is concerned for the physical, emotional and spiritual health of each and every camper. Our staff includes a separate program director and a separate head counselor for Raninu and for Rina, separate division heads for each age group in Raninu, separate teen supervisors for the Rina division, a large group of specialty staff and of course, the best counselors and junior counselors on the planet. The directors, Rabbi and Mrs. Klein (that’s them on the right) are always on camp grounds and take a pro active role in guaranteeing that your daughter’s summer experience will be perfect. They are always available to address any concerns that parents may have.
Most of our staff members are Rina grads. Having these amazing young ladies act as the camper’s leaders and role models places your daughter(s) in a great position to learn and grow. Who better to learn from than staff members who themselves have been part of the incredible Raninu and Rina experience? We also have a dedicated and caring ‘Staff Mommy’ who provides the staff with constant support and guidance to help bring out the best in the staff. A happy staff equals happy campers.
Raninu’s married staff is spectacular. In addition to a full time camp mother and a full time registered nurse, we have over 20 married staff families on premises at all times.These women are upbeat, happy mechanchos who are always approachable and available to help make a camper’s summer the best it can be. They are excited to welcome new and returning campers into the Raninu family and are always on the lookout to shep nachas from any camper’s accomplishments. There is no ‘stand-offness’ amongst Raninu’s staff and the campers feel safe and secure knowing that there are so many mature and responsible hands on deck to make them feel that Raninu is their home away from home.