Girls Entering Kindergarten (5 years old, or turning five years old)
Girls entering Kindergarten are part of the Junior Camp community – the side of camp affectionately called “The Champs”. Kindergarteners, typically 4 and 5 year olds, experience a year of tremendous growth, and a summer in the Doves at Ramaquois is the perfect environment to focus on developing the skills to set girls up for success. The adult staff and group counselors in the Doves provide a nurturing and safe environment for the campers to develop independence, make new friends, and empower them to try new things.
A Home for Our Youngest Campers
Thank you for helping to make this such a great summer for Avery. She really loved camp and is sad to see it end, though she was somewhat reassured by the fact that she’ll be headed back next summer! You all do a terrific job - from the warm staff, to the special events, to the communications with parents, we couldn’t have been happier!
Andrea • Parent
Junior Camp Director
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!
A Day in the Life of a Dove
It’s such a thrill to see our youngest campers experience everything that Ramaquois has to offer! The Doves’ program, for 5 year olds and girls 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!
For Ramaquois Staff, It’s More Than Just a Summer Job
The Best Counselors
The Doves’ counselors are intentionally selected and carefully screened to work with our youngest campers. Each Doves group has at least three counselors, including an adult staff member. Additionally, an experienced Division Leader oversees all of the Robins groups. In Junior Camp, we focus on hiring staff that are mature, patient, empathetic, and positive role models.
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!
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.