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An enriching summer experience

Bank Street Summer Camp uses educational professionals and recreational learning to create developmentally focused programs and experiences that are open to any children entering pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (ages 4 to 16).

This summer, there are two sessions available to families:

  • Session 1: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 15 (Camp is closed on Monday, July 4)
  • Session 2: Monday, July 18 – Friday, August 5

Each day, campers will participate in specialized activities that explore a range of topics, such as Spanish, theater, or STEAM, led by education professionals. Campers will also swim twice a week and go on weekly field trips. Daily snack and lunch are provided and are made in-house by the Bank Street kitchen team.

Bank Street Summer Camp follows the same Health & Safety plans that have been developed by the School for Children. The camp day runs from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Early morning and late afternoon care are not available for Summer 2022.

As part of Children’s Programs at Bank Street, each camp group is located in their own air-conditioned classroom complete with a variety of developmentally appropriate materials. Campers use the outdoor deck and roof, as well as the nearby fields and playgrounds located just a half a block away in Riverside Park. More information about our facilities can be found in the School for Children’s Virtual Tour.

Bank Street Summer Camp is located at 610 West 112th Street. Some families walk or bike to camp, some drive, and many make use of the nearby 1 Train stop at 110th Street or the convenient M104 and M60 public bus routes.

Where recreation enriches…

  • Community

    Many summer programs operate under what is known as a “progressive” philosophy but few have an approach like the Bank Street School for Children. Our campers build their sense of community every day as they interact with their friends and peers and develop important social-emotional skills.

    Our Approach

  • Social Justice and Equity

    Social justice and equity are important parts of every program at the Bank Street School for Children. At the Summer Camp, staff members follow the same language and approach to instill positive identity development in our campers and a respect and appreciation for the identities of those around them.

    Social Justice and Equity

  • Leadership

    Our staff members develop powerful bonds with campers that last for years. Many campers eventually become staff members themselves and work alongside the counselors they once had. Head Counselors are teachers during the year, often with graduate degrees.
  • Joy

    Learning should be joyful, and Bank Street campers are consistently engaged in programming that sparks their interests and curiosities.
    Three young campers smile and laugh as they look up
  • Play

    Children need time, practice, and a safe environment to connect with themselves and each other. Bank Street College has spent one hundred years making these goals a reality and the Bank Street Summer Camp has continued this tradition in a recreational summer setting.

    History & Philosophy

    Nine older camper pose in front of a roller coaster making silly faces
  • Courage & Confidence

    Summer Camp provides a safe atmosphere where children feel encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and try new things like sports, theater, and coding, among others.
    An older camper climbs a rock


What Camp Guardians Say
She raves about the food at Bank St! We are delighted at the opportunity for growth and development provided by the LDP. So, the other years were terrific, but this was the right challenge for our daughter at the right time.
Lisa
2018 Guardian
What Camp Guardians Say
My son loved creating his own video game in Code camp and he loves the lunch options.
Lissette
2018 Guardian
WHAT CAMP GUARDIANS SAY
Our son enjoyed the weekly trips and looked forward to them. (He) loved the Friday assemblies and popsicles, and he loved taking the school bus to swimming and other field trips. The Pop Ups were a hit, too.
Anonymous
2018 Guardian
What Camp Guardians Say
My daughter LOVED camp and wants to return next year. She absolutely ADORED her counselors. She LOVED the swim program.
Gina
2018 Parent

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