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Camp Ramah Goes Back to the Future!

June 23rd, 2011

I have written before about our annual parody videos that we create at Camp Ramah in New England to kick off our beginning-of-Staff-Week competitions.  This year we went back to one of my favorite films from back in 1985:

You can click here to see our previous parody videos of Avatar, Lost, The Office, and 24.[continued]

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Camp Ramah Pandora

July 13th, 2010

I have written before about our annual parody videos that we create at Camp Ramah in New England to kick off our beginning-of-Staff-Week competitions.  This year we had some fun with the biggest blockbuster of 2009-10.  Behold:

Take a look at our previous parodies of Lost, The Office, and 24.[continued]

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“We’re Running Out of Time!” Camp Ramah Parodies 24!

December 30th, 2009
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Back in October, I posted Camp Ramah in New England’s Lost parody video (from summer 2009), and last week I posted our parody of The Office (from 2008).  Now, I’ve got one last silly Camp Ramah video to share with you all.  (For now, that is!)

Back in 2007 we kicked off our Staff Week at the start of the summer with an elaborate program based on the TV show, 24.  Here’s the intro video:

This lead into a multi-element competition in which the counselors had to complete a variety of tasks in order to plan a trip for their campers.  Of course, just as 24 seems to totally change track every 8-or-so episodes, in which whatever bad guy we thought was the real villain turns out to just be a minor player in a much larger scheme, after 30 minutes of our program we called all of the participants back to our CTU (“Camp Trip Unit”) headquarters and revealed that our counselors had a bigger problem to deal with:

That sent the counselors scurrying around camp, searching for life-size paper cut-outs of their “missing campers”. And then, just to be mean, we switched things up again only moments before the program was scheduled to end, and revealed the true nature of the threat facing our camp:

Pork Saturation Bomb?  That’s quality humor, folks.… [continued]

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Working in “The Office” at Camp Ramah!

December 25th, 2009
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Back in October I posted a parody of Lost that we put together this past summer at Camp Ramah in New England.  I mentioned that it had become something of a tradition that we’d kick off our Staff Week at the beginning of each summer with a silly video parodying various TV shows.

Back in summer 2008, we took on The Office.  As with the Lost video, this short movie served as an introduction to our first big staff program.  There are a number of Ramah “in-jokes” (one of our division heads, Ethan Witkovsky, voiced National Ramah Director Mitch Cohen, who of course stood in for Michael Scott’s perenially frustrated-on-the-phone supervisor David Wallace), but I thought y’all might get a kick out of this:

Next week I’ll post our 2007 video, which was our version of 24![continued]

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Camp Ramah Gets Lost!

October 9th, 2009
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It’s become a bit of a tradition that, each summer at Camp Ramah in New England, we kick off our Staff Week at the beginning of each summer with a silly video that introduces our first program (which usually involves some sort of elaborate competition between the counselors of each division).  We’ve taken to doing parodies of movies or TV shows.  This year was our most elaborate video yet — a parody of Lost that was created by Ethan Linden, Davey Rosen and myself.

There are a few Ramah “in-jokes” to be found within (such as a reference to Yehuda Gubani and camp’s new eruv), but I still think y’all might get a kick out of this:

I’m particularly proud that we were able to get Lost’s signature eyeball shot in there!!

At the end of our Staff Week program, we showed this 45-second epilogue.  This is for the true Lost fans out there!

Heh heh heh.  Pretty proud of that joke.  Have a great weekend, everyone!… [continued]