Tag: Benefits of camp

Phil Duval – Smiling for eight hours a day

Posted by on March 5, 2014

Where do I even begin? I joined the Rama family around the age of sixteen years old. I would say I was a bit shy and timid at the time. I remember how nervous I was on my interview with Jared. I had never really been on a job interview before, and had zero experience […]

Getting By With A Little Help From Camp Friends

Posted by on January 27, 2011

Jess Michaels, from the American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey, recently posted a great article about why summer camp fosters such meaningful friendships.  Here is an excerpt: Summer camp has always been a place where strong friendships have been made and sustained for years to come. In fact, The American Camp Association […]

My Summer Camp Experience

Posted by on January 11, 2011

By Matthew Kaufman I was fortunate to begin my day camp career at Ramaquois as a four year old in 1984.  I can clearly remember my first bus ride to camp, sitting next to my older sister.  Stepping off of the bus, and into a new, strange world, there was no way I could comprehend […]

Why is Ramaquois a Special Day Camp?

Posted by on January 3, 2011

I have been fortunate to watch so many children and young adults grow at Camp Ramaquois.  My oldest son will be starting his fifth summer at Ramaquois, and my youngest son will have his first day camp experience at Ramaquois this summer. What happens at Ramaquois that makes camp such a valuable experience?  This is […]

What I Did on my Summer Vacation

Posted by on December 22, 2010

By Michael Eisner, Disney CEO Michael Eisner, CEO of Disney – and former camper and camp counselor – shared his memories of summer camp with attendees of the 2001 Tri-State Camping Conference in New York. In his keynote address, he told the audience about the impact his time at camp has had on his life […]