Facilities | Camp Ramah Northern California


Our summer home is Monterey Bay Academy (MBA), a boarding school located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. MBA’s 380-acre campus has its own one-mile stretch of private beach that offers a picturesque setting for the ultimate camper experience.

Facilities at MBA include:

  • Modern dorms with bathrooms in each hall
  • Private beach front
  • A heated outdoor pool
  • A large indoor gym with three basketball courts and numerous outdoor playing fields
  • 500-seat performing arts center with music studios
  • Outdoor amphitheater and firepits
  • Large indoor dining hall
  • Remodeled library with cozy nooks for reading and ocean views

The campus is located between Santa Cruz (10 miles away) and Monterey (20 miles away).

Dorm Life

Campers are grouped into “halls” based on age and gender. These halls become the home base and core group for campers during the session (similar to a bunk or cabin at traditional camp). Counselors live on each hall to supervise, mentor and engage their campers throughout the day, both when they are in the dorm and when they are at activities.

All campers are assigned to rooms of two, three or four, depending on the room configuration of each dorm, and camper requests. Male and female campers live on separate floors.

Campers clean their personal living space, with the help of their counselors, each morning. Professional cleaning crews will clean public areas (such as bathrooms and hallways) on a regular basis throughout the week. Laundry service is provided once in the middle of each two week session (and again during inter-sessions for campers staying multiple sessions).