Noah Gallagher has been the J’s Director of Ranch Camp since January of 2016.

Always the quintessential “life-of-the-party,” Noah has been able to share his passion for Ranch and the Jewish community to hundreds of young children throughout Colorado. Together, he and his lovely wife, Lauren, have three children––the twins, Daphne and Leo who are 4.5 years old (according to Noah, “they will correct me and tell you they are 4 and 7/12”) and Tess who’s 18 months.

The Gallaghers have helped shape the tradition that is “Ranch Camp” for Jewish youth, and we’re pretty darn pleased to have them as a part of our J Fam.

What’s the best thing about being the Director of Ranch Camp?

Noah Gallagher: I open each session by challenging everyone to create a perfect community. When you remove the pressure of school and the distraction of screens and put people in close quarters, they have this unrivaled opportunity to be their best selves. A parent told me that, when she asked her son how was camp, he replied: “I am a better person.” Helping create that environment and watching that happen, that is the best part. Shabbat services at camp with my family is the other best part.

What JCC programs do your children partake in?

NG: All three are in the Early Learning School. The twins do the School’s Out camps, and they have been doing after-school enrichment for the past year. They’ve loved soccer, dance, and art.