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Co-hosting the ACA LEADS Conference with Sara Saltzman

On Sunday, April 22, hundreds of teenagers from all over New York and New Jersey gathered at Bank Street College for the American Camp Association’s 2018 Teen LEADership Conference. As aspiring leaders, they attended seminars and presentations focused on the importance of a “counselor voice” as part of open communication in a professional environment. Having been […]

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SFC Alumni On Camp

Every summer, over thirty alumni of the Bank Street School for Children return as counselors at the Bank Street Summer Camp. They help facilitate a recreational version of the same education they experienced in the School, and, for many, it’s a chance to peek behind the curtain and see how Bank Street educators educate. The […]

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Bank Street Camp Co-Hosts the American Camp Association LEADS Conference

This past Sunday, April 23rd, the Bank Street Summer Camp co-hosted the annual American Camp Association’s LEADS conference at Bank Street College. Over 200 teenagers from over 20 camps, most whom are transitioning from camper to counselor, spent the day participating in professional development, focused on leadership, communication and professionalism, as it relates to camp, but also how […]

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A Closer Look at the Bank Street Summer Camp Musical Theater Program

The following is from the Bank Street Newsletter, Word on the Street. Summer is just around the corner and Bank Street Summer Camp will once again offer eleven weeks of recreational play and focused exploration for hundreds of families. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Lapinsky, Music Director for the Summer Camp’s popular Upper […]

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Bank Street Summer Camp Will Use Remind This Summer

This summer the Bank Street Summer Camp will be using a text based application called Remind as one of their communication tools with families. It’s a free, safe and simple way for educators to instantly text-message parents and other educators on any device. Remind has multiple partnerships with the NYC DOE and CUNY Schools, and […]

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Shael Visits Spring Camp

Spring Camp 2015 introduced the Keepers of the Earth program, where campers learned how to take care of living things, such as pets and plants. The goal of the program is to contribute to campers’ developing connections, interactions and responsibilities with other living things in an interactive and dynamic camp experience. In true Bank Street […]

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Shuber Naranjo Writes About the Summer Camp’s Spanish Immersion Program

Bank Street’s own Shuber Naranjo will once again be heading the Spanish Immersion programs this summer at the Summer Camp. Shuber had this to say about the upcoming programs. Stephen Krashen said, “Language acquisition does not require extensive use of conscious grammatical rules, and does not require tedious drill.” Foreign language learning today has become […]

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The New After Camp Head is…

Adriana Ortiz graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a degree in psychology. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at Hunter College. Adriana has been working at camp for the past six years, starting as an assistant counselor in the Spanish Immersion Program. Last year she worked as the After-Camp Assistant Coordinator, and […]

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The New Upper Camp Unit Head is…

This summer, Adam Bouley will be the Upper Camp Unit Head. Adam has been a Bank Street Camp theater counselor for four years, but this past summer he was the Coordinator of the Leadership Development Program, during which time he mentored our oldest campers into possible counselors. For the past three years, Adam has taught […]