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Bank Street Summer Camp

Bank Street Summer Camp

https://www.bankstreet.edu/camp

610 West 112th St.
New York, NY 10025
(917) 675-1182

Description

The mission of the Bank Street Summer Camp and KiDS College is to foster emotional, physical and ethical growth within campers and kids, by using educational professionals to help them develop their own personalities and individual voices through love of play, creativity and collaboration. Through experiential education, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, and the larger society, in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see, in both Camp and our weekend programs, the opportunity to educate and build a better society.

Like the School for Children, The Bank Street Summer Camp fosters emotional, physical and ethical growth within campers, by using educational professionals to help them develop their own personalities and individual voices through love of play, creativity and collaboration. Through experiential education, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community, and the larger population, in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in Camp the opportunity to educate and build a better society.

Camp celebrates the individual child, creating a positive camp culture and zest for living that encourages exploration and problem solving. This positive environment is also reflected through the vast diversity of camp, including ethnicity, family structure, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and learning styles. This environment recognizes and celebrates the differences between campers, staff and families, while teaching children to respect one another’s people/cultures/life choices/way of life.

Camp staff is made up of graduate students from the Graduate School, alumni from the Graduate School and the School for Children as well as various outside specialists, teachers and professionals in their fields. Many campers return to camp as counselors because of their positive experience as campers. One third of campers go to the Bank Street School during the year, making a large portion of the camp body from other schools in the New York City area.

Amazing Staff. Remarkable Campers.