Ramapo for Children

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Camp / Clinic Category: Camp and Special NeedsCamp / Clinic Tags: Ramapo for Children and Non-Profit Organizat

  • Profile

    Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded training programs for adults, Ramapo works on behalf of children who face obstacles to learning, including children with special needs, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life.

    At the heart of our work is the conviction that all children seek the same things: to learn, feel valued, and experience success. Ramapo helps young people learn to align their behaviors with their aspirations.


    Nuts & Bolts

    Find out important information on Camp Ramapo session dates and fees, and how to handle your camper’s medication and keep in touch while they’re in Rhinebeck.

    Dates & Fees

    Summer Camp 2017


    Session 1 (2 weeks)
    6/25/17 – 7/7/17

    Session 2 (3 weeks)
    7/9/17 – 7/28/17

    Session 3 (3 weeks)
    7/30/17 – 8/18/17

    Session 4 (1 week)
    8/20/17 – 8/26/17

    Five-week session
    6/25/17 – 7/28/17

    Six-week session
    7/9/17 – 8/18/17

    Eight-week session
    6/25/17 – 8/18/17

    Nine-week session
    6/25/17 – 8/26/17

    Some scholarship assistance is available based on family income and need.

    2017 Tour Dates

    Saturday, March 25th
    Saturday, April 1st
    Sunday, April 9th
    Saturday, April 22nd
    Sunday, April 30th

    Saturday, May 6th
    Sunday, May 14th
    Saturday, May 20th
    Sunday, June 4th

    Tours begin at 11:30am or 2:00pm. Please call 845.876.8405 to sign up for one of the above tour dates

    Enjoy a trip out on our beautiful 30-acre lake. Row boating is a great starting point for beginners—each rowboat seats four people, including one adult supervisor. Participants looking for a challenge can gain teamwork and cooperation skills with canoeing. Ramapo staff will teach rowing and canoeing techniques and review all rules prior to the experience. All participants are required to wear life jackets. Availability of water-based activities is subject to change.

    Ramapo’s extensive woods and hiking trails offer a tranquil space to reflect and enjoy the outdoors. We have appropriate trails for a range of skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

    4 available trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced
    Trails lead to campfire sites and other sites on Ramapo’s campus
    Trails can be used to complete orienteering activities
    Day and night hikes are available
    Participants are challenged to use a map to find locations on Ramapo’s marked trails. Before the group departs for the woods they are taught how to correctly interpret a map and its relationship to the terrain. Orienteering supports group skills in areas such as planning, decision making, setting goals, and leadership.

    Led by Ramapo staff during nighttime hours and hosted at specific sites on campus, our campfires are structured, safe, and popular with groups of all types. Participants roast marshmallows, tell stories, and reflect on the day’s activities.

    Our fun and interactive cooperative games allow group members to get to know each other and begin to feel comfortable in the camp setting.

    Recreation Time
    “Free time” recreation activities may include basketball, playground time, mini golf, cards/board games, arts and crafts, cooking, or relaxing in the lodges. Agency staff shares the supervision of participants with Ramapo staff.

    Evening Activities
    After dinner, participants enjoy large group activities such as:

    • Celebrity or Movie Mania—charades-based games
      Goofy Relays—relay races with a variety of silly events
      Experience Your Future—a game that focuses on healthy decision making
      Making the Video—participants divide into small groups that each choose a song and create a “video” to go along with it
      Rama-Feud—similar to “Family Feud”
      Poetry/Spoken Word Coffee House—participants are given time to create original works, which are shared with the group
      Skit Night/Talent Shows

    For more information about Ramapo for Children, please visit our website or contact our Communications Department at [email protected]

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