Summer Camp

An enriching summer experience. 

This summer, the Bank Street Summer Camp is offering Summer@Home. We’re sorry we will not be able to see you in person this summer but we look forward to seeing you in the summer of 2021.

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.

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Find Your Child’s Program

What grade is your child entering?

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Bus Service & Transportation

We offers morning and afternoon bus service for the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Inwood, Washington Heights, and Riverdale.
Bus Service
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After Camp

After Camp programs consist of Enrichment programs, which run from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, and Extended Day programs, which run from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
After Camp for Lower Camp After Camp for Middle & Upper Camp

August Alliance

In cooperation with Columbia University, the Bank Street Summer Camp is providing weekly programs and daily swim for children from pre-K through 8th grade until August 28, which is called the August Alliance.
August Alliance Lower August Alliance Middle & Upper

Early Arrival

Need to drop your camper off early? We offer early arrival options for campers who need to come to camp at 8:00 AM and wait until camp starts at 8:30 AM.
Early Arrival August Alliance Middle & Upper

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 for Children.

    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.


    A counselor and camper face one another in the water as they focus on building skills in the pool
  • 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

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  • Enthusiasm

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

    Leadership Development Program

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  • 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

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  • 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.


    A counselor of color holds a camper laughing as the camper smiles
  • 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

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  • 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.

    Red Cross Learn to Swim Bank Street Swim

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  • 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.
    An older camper climbs a rock
  • 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.
    A happy camper poses in the pool with two peace signs

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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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Aug 30
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