Boys entering Kindergarten are part of the Junior Camp community – the side of camp affectionately called “The Champs”. The adult staff and counselors in the Dolphins focus on helping the boys develop independence in preparation for kindergarten. That development happens in the context of fun! The Ramaquois program encourages the boys to try new things, venture out of their comfort zone and make new friends in a safe and accepting environment.
Today was such a great day for Jude. I couldn’t believe that was him on the zip line when I saw the photo! I had to zoom in twice because it’s so uncharacteristic of him. When he got home he was soooo proud of himself. So amazing to see.
Marianna • Parent
Campers thrive in Junior Camp because of our patient, mature and nurturing staff, appropriately-sized facilities, and emphasis on being a good friend. Our staff is extensively trained, and our program is intentionally designed to encourage each group of campers to become a family. It is wonderful to see our Junior Campers grow over the course of one short summer!
It’s such a thrill to see our youngest campers experience everything that Ramaquois has to offer! The Dolphins’ program, for 5 year olds and boys turning 5, is designed to be well balanced. Each day features instructional swim, free swim, lunch and a balance between athletic and non-athletic activities. Their daily program is supplemented by exciting special events, making each day at Ramaquois truly unique!
The Dolphins’ counselors are intentionally selected and carefully screened to work with our youngest campers. Each Dolphins group has at least three counselors, including an adult staff member. Additionally, an experienced Division Leader oversees all of the Dolphins groups. In Junior Camp, we focus on hiring staff that are mature, patient, empathetic, and positive role models.
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