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Camp Director Cookie Shapiro Interviewed by Camp Navigator

Bank Street Summer Camp Director, Cookie Shapiro, was recently interveiwed by CampNavigator.com, one of the leading online resources for parents trying to navigate the ever changing camping industry. Cookie went into great length about philosophy, programs and staffing, specifically on how the Bank Street Summer Camp differs from other camps in New York City and […]

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Announcing the New Brooklyn Summer Camp!

This summer, the Bank Street Summer Camp urban camp experience can be found outside of Manhattan. The Mary McDowell School, located in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, will be hosting the Bank Street Summer Camp’s new Brooklyn Camp with new and improved summer programs that give campers the time and space to get to […]

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Announcing KiDS College Spring Break Staff!

This Spring the Bank Street Summer Camp is presenting the third KiDS College Spring Break program from March 16th to March 20th and March 23rd to March 27th. Staffing is as follows. Group 1: Evi Rivera Williams (both weeks) and Alex Kavo (week 1) Grupo 2: Shuber Naranjo (week 1) and Dario Pilamala (both weeks) […]

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Bank Street Camp presents at the National Camp Conference

This year Cookie Shapiro, the Director of the Bank Street Summer Camp, will be presenting “Starting the Conversation of Education Leadership for the Camp Professional” at the National Camp Conference in New Orleans. Demonstrating the educational importance of summer programs is essential when framing recreational programs with an educational lens. This conference will focus on justifying […]

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Giving Kids Time to Know Themselves

Bank Street Summer Camp’s Approach to Day Camp Kids are busier than they ever have been. Overstimulated and overloaded, many families struggle to find time to balance their children’s lives with recreational play and focused exploration. As a progressive school, Bank Street is focused on the development of children, with regard to academics, as well as […]

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August Alliance

In cooperation with Columbia University and the Cathedral School, the Bank Street Summer Camp has created the Bank Street Summer Camp August Alliance, providing weekly programs throughout August for children in pre-K to 8th grade. For many working parents, Summer Camp is no longer seen as a luxury but as a necessity. For many years now, the Upper West Side has struggled […]

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Summer Camp & Afterschool Leadership Certificate

In partnership with Continuing Professional Studies, the Bank Street Summer Camp has created a Summer Camp and Afterschool Leadership Certificate. These online workshops are designed for professionals in leadership, administration, and staff positions who wish to expand their professional skills and learn more about how Bank Street frames recreational programs with an educational lens. Participants explore […]

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About Our Blog

As the premier summer camp in New York City, now located on the Upper West Side and in Brooklyn Heights, the Summer Camp at the Bank Street School for Children strives to advance recreation education. This blog will help inform campers, parents and staff about exciting developments and initiatives as they happpen. Join the Camp on Facebook Follow the Camp […]