Summer Camp

Flexible, fun options.

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 13), including children outside of the Bank Street School for Children program. 

Bank Street Summer Camp runs from 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM and this year, we have created two-week sessions which we hope will help families plan their summer. Families can also now select After Camp options until 5:45 PM. 

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. Snack is provided daily and lunch is available for an additional fee through the Butter Beans Kitchen, who also provides lunch for the School for Children

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

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.

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Student shooting basketball

Mindful Hoops: Summer Basketball Intensive

June 17 – 28 (Monday through Friday)
Children ages 9-13 of all skill levels are invited to join our Mindful Hoops: Summer Basketball Intensive! Led by Rich Joseph, Upper School Physical Education Teacher at Bank Street School for Children, this program will teach players essential offensive and defensive techniques while they refine their skills in ball handling, shooting, passing and more. While the program is affiliated with Bank Street Summer Camp, children do not need to be enrolled in camp to join.
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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.
    Bank Street Summer Camp leadership
  • 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

    Young campers playing at the water table at Bank Street Summer Camp
  • 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
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