Camp Ramah Takes Sports to the Next Level!
Whether you want to play basketball, soccer, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, or Krav Maga, the sports program at Camp Ramah in New England teaches core skills, hard work and teamwork in a supportive environment. And this summer, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be “upping our game” by increasing the opportunities for instruction from seasoned professional coaches for campers of all ages. We’re in the process of hiring more coaches than ever – who will spend more weeks at camp than ever – which is sure to dramatically increase the quality of instruction, both for players who are looking to build advanced skills and technique and for those who are learning a new sport for the first time.
Hiring is still underway, but we are excited to share a few key developments. Two of our veteran coaches, Eric Cestero (Tennis) and Tony Bergeron (basketball), will be joining us at camp for most of kayitz 2017. Last summer, our campers rated these coaches very highly. Campers enthusiastically reported that their skills had improved – and they had a lot of fun!
Coach Cestero, who has a Masters in physical education from NYU, has been working at the high school and college level for decades. He coaches tennis at Mt. Holyoke College and has coached in the Springfield (MA) public schools. He also coached and taught undergraduate courses in physical education at the University of Puerto Rico, where he is from.
Coach Bergeron has been coaching at high levels for decades, and is known as a mentor and teacher to dozens of coaches who continue to work with youth around the country (including Coach Dave Brown, who runs our intensive basketball program during Kishroniyah each summer). His successes include coaching three different private school teams into the Top 20 national rankings. Coach Bergeron will be leading a cohort of local basketball coaches coming to camp this summer.
We are also in the process of hiring professional coaches for full and part-summer positions in soccer, flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, and even lacrosse. These staff members will be high-level additions to our already stellar sports staff, which includes instructors in archery, Krav Maga, Zumba, volleyball, hockey, and more.
Finally, we’re happy to welcome back Adam Offit as Rosh Sport. Coach Offit is a football coach at Arlington (MA) High School and Curry College in Milton, MA and an Ultimate Frisbee coach at Beaver Country Day School in Newton, MA. His strong background in coaching and working with kids and his dedication to Camp Ramah will help ensure that kayitz 2017 will be our strongest summer of sports instruction yet!