Boys Entering Kindergarten (Typically 5 years old, or turning five years old)


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.

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Junior Camp

A Home for Our Youngest Campers

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

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Junior Camp Director

Laurie Selfon

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!

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A Day in the Life of a Dolphin

Sample Schedule

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!

Every day at Ramaquois is different, click here to view a different schedule!
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For Ramaquois Staff, It’s More Than Just a Summer Job

The Best Counselors

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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We post hundreds of photos on our Parents Only website each day. Junior Camp even posts a daily video! Think of it as a way to relive the camp day with your child!
Parents are also a part of the Ramaquois community!

A Place for Parents!

It can be difficult to get your child to tell you about everything that happened at camp. That’s why you have a dedicated point person - a Division Leader, to keep you up to date on everything that’s happening at camp. We’ll call and email about the good stuff!

Sending your child to camp should be easy! That’s why our camp vans stop directly in front of your home. We provide clean towels for every water activity. Plus, our campers wear Ramaquois shirts - for safety, camaraderie, and to make it easier for parents!

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Each child has his or her own cubby, and every camper's bunk has bathrooms - little things that go a long way to making a child feel comfortable in a new place.

Like a Home Away From Home

Junior Campers thrive at Ramaquois because of big things like top-notch swim instruction and awesome special events. But sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference in the world. Our dedicated counselors re-apply sunscreen and encourage campers to drink water and use the bathroom. They encourage picky eaters to try new foods, and are vigilant about dietary restrictions.

We're proud to be considered
one of the best day camps in New York!

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