How are the age groups divided?

Ramah Boston currently runs five edot (age groups). Campers entering kindergarten are in our Shorashim group. Campers entering 1st grade after camp make up our Anafim group. Campers entering 2nd grade after camp make up our Garinim group. Our rising 3rd grade campers will be in the Etzim edah.  And Nitzanim, our oldest edah, is for campers entering 4th or 5th grade after camp.

What are the sessions? What is your minimum amount of weeks?

Ramah Boston is a 2-week minimum experience. Sessions begin every two weeks. Enroll campers during a Session Starter, and then stay with us as long as you’d like! To learn more, please go to the Dates & Rates page.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! It is important to us that financial concerns not be a reason a child can’t enjoy a summer at Ramah. Please contact us to request a financial aid application.

Do you provide lunch?

Yes! We are excited to partner with Gann Academy’s Food & Dining services to offer a delicious and nutritious lunch each day, as well as 2 snacks. All food is certified kosher and nut-free.

Can my child choose his/her activities? What activities do you offer?

There are some daily programs which are fixtures in each child’s schedule: tefilot, swimming, and experiential Jewish learning. In addition to these Ramah staples, most campers are offered three elective activities (or bechirot), which run for a week at a time. (Our youngest campers have two elective activities and one calmer period called menucha). Campers can choose to concentrate their bechirot in sports or the arts, for example, or create a sampling of all that Ramah has to offer.

Where are the bus stops located? What is the timing for bus pick ups and drop offs?

Our bus schedule changes slightly from year to year depending on the number of children registered from various locations throughout the Greater Boston area.

If you would like to see a bus stop added to a location near you, please contact us! We would love to work with you on expanding our routes.

What does my child need to bring with him/her to camp?

Please see our Daily Backpack Checklist page for details on what to send with your child to camp on a daily basis.

Can we request that my camper be placed in a group with a friend?

Yes, campers in our general program may complete a Friend Request form and ask to be with another child in their same grade.  Campers in our Sha’ar Hebrew immersion program are grouped together with other children their age registered for this specialty track.

All campers spend their day in programming with other campers their age. Whether or not your child comes to camp knowing lots of other children or no one, our staff works hard to integrate each individual into the group and facilitate new friendships between campers.

What is the counselor to camper ratio overall?

Our overall staff to camper ratio never exceeds 1:5. Though state regulation require larger ratios, we maintain a 1:5 ratio or smaller during all camp activities, including swimming.

How many days of swimming do you have?

Our campers swim 4 days per week (Mon – Thurs) with a water activity on Fridays. Please send your camper in a bathing suit every day.

What is the staff ratio in the water?

Our overall staff to camper ratio never exceeds 1:5. This includes our time in the pool. Between our counselors in the pool, swim instructors, and both lifeguards and supervisory staff on the pool deck, that ratio of pool supervision is often much smaller.

How do you handle inclement weather?

Rain is always a possibility. In the event of sporadic rain, we utilize our indoor facilities for adjusted rain programming.