Boys entering 1st grade are called Pioneers at Camp RamaquoisPronounced Rama-Koy our camp name is derived from the Ramapo Mountains, which surround our campus, and the Iroquois tribe, who once inhabited these grounds.. These are the oldest boys in our Junior Camp. Each group of Pioneers has approximately 15 campers with three of our warmest, most nurturing Counselors70% are former campers, and 75% return each year.. A division leader oversees all of the Pioneer groups.
Pioneers will swim twice each day. In the morning, they will have Swim InstructionOur swim groups are divided based on camper swim ability. Swim groups have two or three campers per instructor., and in the afternoon they will have a free swim. All of our LakeThe Rama-Lake is a spring-fed, natural five acre lake located in the center of our campus. and water activities are strictly supervised by American Red Cross lifeguards. Pioneers also enjoy Water WorksWater Works is the name of our Spray Park., Jr. Bumper Boats and watercrafts on the Rama-LakeThe Rama-Lake is a spring-fed, natural five acre lake located in the center of our campus..
Our Junior Camp program provides campers with a mix of athletic and non-athletic activities. All of our Athletics are instruction based and focused on skill development. Our field specialists and athletic directors lead each activity and assume no prior knowledge or experience with the sport. Pioneers participate in softball and soccer leagues.
The non-athletic activities are a mix of Crafts, Cultural and Adventure activities, including the Zip LineThe zip line gives campers the opportunity to fly across the Ramaquois campus in a safety harness.. Pioneers have a group option period. Campers are exposed to a variety of activities and are sure to try something new at camp!
The regular camp program is supplemented by exciting divisional and all-camp Special Events such as snow day, Rama-GamesRama Games is our traditional color war. The camp is divided into four teams for various activities and competitions., magicians and more!
Pioneers eat Lunch in our air-conditioned dining hall with the rest of Junior Camp. Our food is brought to the table by waiters and waitresses, and served family style. There is a wide variety of substitutes available every day, in addition to the regular hot meal. We are a nut-aware camp. We do not serve any nuts or peanut butter at Ramaquois.
The Pioneers are always energetic and enthusiastic! We love watching them grow, play and make new friends!
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