Boys’ Side, known as The Pride, is the home for our boys entering 8th grade. Campers are encouraged to take pride in their effort, show sportsmanship, be supportive, and take healthy risks. Super Grenadiers are considered part of “Upper Camp” and enjoy many engaging camp programs, including our unique Bunt & Steal League. As campers get older, the Ramaquois program adjusts to accommodate their different interests and skill levels. Super Grenadier boys are never bored at Ramaquois!
The Pride of Camp Ramaquois
Jake really enjoyed his first year at Ramaquois as a Super Grenadier and is already looking forward to next summer. Thanks to you and the rest of the staff that helped Jake to have a great summer!
Jillian • Mother
Boys’ Side Director
Boys’ Side provides endless opportunities for campers to try new things and challenge themselves in athletics, crafts, adventure activities, cultural experiences, and even in the Dining Hall. Ultimately, the boys learn to inspire others, make friends, and develop empathy. The Boys’ Side experience provides authentic connections and teaches campers that kindness and courage are extremely valuable qualities that help them become better people.
A Day in the Life of a Super Grenadier
Super Grenadiers experience a wide variety of activities. Each day features two water activities, lunch and a balance of athletic and non-athletic activities. The Super Grenadiers have an elective program, allowing them to pursue a passion at camp.
The daily program is supplemented by exciting special events, making each day at Ramaquois truly unique!
For Ramaquois Staff, It’s More Than Just a Summer Job
Our Boys’ Side staff members lead by example by demonstrating warmth, caring and kindness for each camper. Counselors teach campers, through athletics, creative and cultural activities, and adventure learning, that taking pride in one’s effort is the best way to separate excellence from mediocrity. By focusing on “pride,” staff members teach our boys how to build great relationships and develop lifelong friendships.
Boys’ Side campers entering 7th through 10th grades have a unique place at Camp Ramaquois. There’s never an, “I’m too old for this” feeling, and they become great role models for our younger boys. With adult-sized field space, age-appropriate specialty areas, and opportunities to develop leadership skills through experiential learning and unique programming, our older campers never feel they need to leave. Once entering 10th grade, older boys become part of our Counselor Apprentice Program (CAP), where they develop the skills and experiences to make themselves eligible to be a group counselor the following summer.
An Authentic Camp Experience, Since 1922
Ramaquois traditions help make our camp a special community. Time-honored traditions include Legends’ Ceremonies, Song & Cheer, Moving Up Ceremonies, RamaGames and many more. Our traditions celebrate milestones, bond campers together, and connect our generations. Like everything else at Ramaquois, our traditions are more meaningful because we do them together.