Please take a look here at some of our more frequently asked questions about the Ramah summer experience.
There are also some additional video FAQs that you can watch with your camper.
I am considering camp for the first time, and have some questions.
FAQs for Current Camp Families
- Pack together! This ensures that your child knows what they brought with them and where to find it when they unpack.
- Luggage: Pack in two, 36” duffles, ideally with wheels. One bag is simply too large for most campers to carry and wheels make it easy to get luggage from the drop-off spot to bunks and tents. (If you’re sending a younger camper, don’t worry, their counselors and friends will help them carry their luggage.)
- Label everything - In a bunk with 15 campers all the same age, it really does help when absolutely everything is labeled. We have found that sticker labels hold up very well at camp. They can be used on fabric or plastic and easily provide one stop labeling for all your camper’s items! Click here to get 25% off labels with LabelDaddy! Be sure to put a name on everything. In case you’re wondering, the top items most frequently seen in our Lost and Found are water bottles, towels, hats and sweatshirts.
- Use Ziploc, mesh bags, or packing cubes per item or outfit. With 14 days of clothing unpacked into a few cubbies, it can be helpful to have things pre-organized. Put all socks or undergarments in their own bag or, go all out, and have your child put each outfit in a bag.
- Pack lots of socks and undergarments. Despite what we as parents sometimes imagine, there are campers who change socks and underwear twice a day (after swimming and after showering at night). Think about packing extra of both.
- Toss in a couple of white t-shirts that can be used for crafts, tie-dye, etc!