Day camps are a great way for new and prospective suburban families to meet locals in the areas you’re exploring—and sending city camps to camp out of the city gives them a chance to step out of their immediate comfort zones, and take advantage of even bigger, better activities, outdoor adventures and more. We’ll be highlighting a few different camps in each of our different areas over the next few weeks, so whether you’re looking for a last-minute placement or researching fornext summer, check back each week!
This Week…Ramapo Country Day Camp in Rockland County!
Set on 35 picturesque acres in Rockland County, Ramapo Country Day Camp has long been popular among both area residents as well as those from neighboring Westchester County.
Dedicated to building “unforgettable camp experience in a country setting,” this active, innovative summer destination has ample opportunities for everyone, from sports and swimming to creative and performing arts to countless outdoor activities on their meticulously maintained grounds. Children of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate in each day’s well-balanced activities roster, with plenty of time to self-guide and self-direct for the perfect summer!
The ages Ramapo’s Junior Camp accepts campers entering preschool and kindergarten , and centers on a scaled down sports facility to ensure they get the same experience as their older siblings and camp counterparts. Those entering 1stand 2nd grade are part of Intermediate Camp with age-appropriate activities throughout the day. The oldest campers—the Senior Camp—are in 3rd-8thgrade, and have even more opportunities to craft their own personalized summer experiences from start to finish.
This 35-acre camp prides itself on its stunning natural settings, with equally impressive facilities, meticulous upkeep and seemingly endless activities. Ramapo has four pools, plus soccer fields, softball diamonds, tennis courts, hiking trails, basketball courts, a zip line and a dedicated horseback riding stable/field, along with indoor activities—performing and fine arts facilities and an indoor playscape, among other incredible must-sees. Campers also receive a delicious lunch every day, complete with healthy eats and kid favorites.
Designed to cater to kids of all ages and all skill/interest levels, Ramapo’s activities are diverse and wide-reaching. From action adventure—go carts, a zip line, mountain biking, bungee trampolines, rock walls and a ropes course—to swimming lessons and free play, horseback riding, music and theater, arts and crafts and, even, classic and unique sports, there’s an endless array for campers to choose from each day. Week 1 started June 29th, but some age groups still have limited availability for the second 4-week session. Visit the website or contact Ramapo directly at 845-356-6440 for more information or to get the info on next summer!