Ramah Basketball Academy

For our current  6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders we offer our Ramah Basketball Academy. Coached by Michael Sweetney children who choose RBA will experience an advanced, team-building and skill building basketball intensive, where they will work-out, practice skills, scrimmage and compete for up to five hours a day. Year after year our RBA participants come home in phenomenal shape, having built the skills which allow them to excel at school athletics during the year.

Campers that choose the RBA track this summer will have a chance to participate in the traditional Ramah program for the first session of the summer, complete with the full complement of athletics, visual and performing arts, environmental education, Judaics, Israel education, as well as our full aquatic program.  For the second session, RBA campers will continue to live amongst Ramah campers in the same bunks, yet their program will be devoted to a very intense program of basketball instruction.  For an idea of what an average day would look like in this program, we have included a sample schedule below:

Ramah Basketball Academy candidates must be in excellent physical shape, able to handle a serious workout for about six hours a day.  It is highly recommended that all participants exercise at least one hour per day for three months prior to the program.


  • 7:30 Wake Up
  • 8:00 Morning Prayers by Division
  • 8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:30 Bunk Time
  • 10:00 Activities
  • 11:00 Cardio Workouts, Stretching
  • 11:30 Drills
  • 12:15 Game One
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:45 Rest Time
  • 2:30 Competitions (One-on-One, Three-on-Three, Shooting Games, etc.)
  • 3:00 Team Practice
  • 3:45 Game Two
  • 4:30 Individual Practice with Coaches
  • 5:20 Camp Activities (Bunk Activities, Swim)
  • 6:00 Free Time
  • 6:45 Dinner
  • 7:30 Free Time
  • 8:15 Evening Activity by Age Group