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.
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
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 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!
The Doves’ counselors are intentionally selected and carefully screened to work with our youngest campers. Each Doves group has at least three counselors, including a Mom. 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.About Our Staff
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