Summer Camp

An enriching summer experience. 

The Summer Camp uses educational professionals and recreational learning to create developmentally focused programs and experiences that are open to any child between the ages of 4 to 16. Each program swims at least twice a week.

This summer, we’re excited to be back in the intimate spaces of the Bank Street School!

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Featured Camp Staff

Camp Staff Profiles

Summer Camp at a Glance

  • 1:3
    Staff/Camper Ratio
  • 34%
    Staff Are Bank Street School Alumni
  • 66%
    Campers Are From Outside the Bank Street School
  • 500
    Campers Attend Summer Camp

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.

    Our Approach

  • Social Justice and Equity

    Social justice and equity are important parts of every program at the Bank Street School. At Camp, the staff follow the same language and approach as the School.

    Social Justice and Equity

  • Leadership

    Our staff develop powerful bonds with campers that last for years. In fact, many campers become staff and work alongside counselors they had as campers. Head Counselors are teachers during the year, often with graduate degrees.

    Camp Staff

  • Skill

    At Camp, we believe that swimming is life skill. Teaching kids how to swim challenges them, while also provides a measurable feeling of success. At Bank Street Summer Camp, campers are assessed and put in a swim group that fits their comfort level and skill level.


  • Joy

    Learning should be joyful, and at Bank Street Camp we make sure campers are engaged in active and interesting programming from 8:30AM-3:00PM, as well as in our After Camp Enrichment Options from 3:00PM–4:30PM and Extended Day until 6:00PM.

    After Camp

  • Enthusiasm

    From Spanish Immersion to our Leadership Development Program, campers at Bank Street are engaged and passionate.

    Leadership Development Program

  • Fun

    Bank Street Camp offers fun programming from June 17 to August 30. The last three weeks of August are part of the August Alliance with Columbia.

    August Alliance

  • Wonder

    Many campers have come to know the Pop Ups. They perform at Camp every summer and it’s always an incredible experience!

    The Pop Ups

  • Humor

    Our fun and funny camp counselors get to know each camper before they come to camp thanks to all of the information guardians include on our registration form.


  • 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 and Philosophy

  • Persistence

    Campers swim at least three times a week and they are assessed once every two weeks, giving them multiple opportunities to move up to the next level in the Red Cross’s Learn to Swim Program.


  • Courage

    Camp provides a safe atmosphere for campers to try new things and push themselves to do something they might not normally participate in like theater, sports or eating a new food.
  • Confidence

    Summer time offers an opportunity for educational institutions to teach the whole child, beyond academia and scholastics, by providing programming that allows kids to be kids.

Upcoming Events

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We provide bus service for:

The Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Riverdale, Inwood, & Washington Heights

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.
2018 Guardian
What Camp Guardians Say
My son loved creating his own video game in Code camp and he loves the lunch options.
2018 Guardian
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.
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.
2018 Parent

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From the Summer Camp Blog
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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 […]