Activities | Camp Ramaquois (Day Camp)

Activities

PROGRAMS

The Ramaquois program is designed to be age appropriate for every camper.  Each year, new activities and options are added.  We run a traditional camp program with a blend of athletic and non-athletic activities.  As campers get older, they have more opportunities to customize their camp day by choosing one elective period per day.

Ramaquois activities are required to be FUN!!  But they are also carefully selected and designed to meet our camp’s mission and goals.

  • Adventure activities teach our campers to overcome obstacles, be resilient, work as a team and appreciate the outdoors.
  • At Athletic activities, our campers acquire new skills, exercise, and most importantly learn sportsmanship and the value of being a good teammate.
  • Craft activities provide our campers with a fun way to express their individuality.  Our craft specialists encourage and celebrate the creativity of our campers!
  • Cultural activities are a chance for campers to show off their unique talents, follow their passion, try something new, and learn new ideas (while having fun!)
  • Our Lake & Water activities give campers an opportunity to grow by developing individual skills and providing a sense of adventure.
  • Through our Adventure Trip Program, campers entering grades 3 – 10 have the option to travel to new places, try different experiences, and form strong bonds with their friends.

All of our programs and activities are designed to promote a strong sense of community among our campers.  Our goal is for campers to truly feel like Ramaquois is their second home, and their friends and counselors are part of their family.

FACILITIES

Camp Ramaquois is located on 44 scenic acres, set majestically against the Ramapo Mountains and Harriman State Park.

  •  Facilities include over 50 fixed buildings, including air-conditioned facilities such as the gymnasium, movie theater, work shops, craft areas and dining hall;
  • Camp group bunks, complete with bathrooms and cubbies for personal belongings;
  • Our 5 acre “Rama Lake” used for our incredible watercrafts program. Lake resources include: 2 “bongo” water trampolines, bumper boats, water bikes, paddle boards, inner tubes, “water-duckies”, fountain sprays, kayaks and a professional team of lifeguards;
  • Sports fields, including 9 softball fields, 6 tennis courts, 3 basketball courts, 2 hockey rinks, 1 indoor and 3 grass volleyball courts, 3 soccer fields, 2 wiffle ball courts, 2 bonzo ball walls, 2 Ga-Ga courts and 6 pickle ball courts;
  • 9 pools, all with a water temperature of 84 degrees;
  • Air-conditioned health center with five registered nurses and an EMT;
  • Open air “Rama-Theater” for camp special events, musicals, and dance/drama programs;
  • Separate junior camp facilities
    • Air-conditioned and knotty-pined bunks
    • Junior-sized instructional pool
    • Bumper boats
    • Climbing wall and challenge course
    • Hockey rink
    • Kidz Zone
    • Champs Stadium – a multi-purpose athletic field specifically designed for our Junior Champs;
  • A state-of-the-art archery range;
  • The “Rama-Pit” camp fire site;
  • Gymnastics Athletics Pavilion and gymnastics equipment including pommel horses, uneven bars and a tumble track;
  • Vertical reality climbing tower and element park;
  • Zip line over “Rama Lake”;
  • Nature science center, including a petting zoo and fishing dock;
  • Water Works” Spray Park