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“I went to and worked at Bank Street and all I got were happy memories and lessons on how to be a conscientious person”

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Friday, Jul 28, 2017

By Andrew Rock It has been 18 years since I started at the Bank Street School for Children as a 4/5. I graduated from the School for Children in 2009, worked as a camp counselor and lifeguard for several summers after that, and this summer I am assisting the Camp ...


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SFC Alumni On Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

Every summer, over thirty alumni of the Bank Street School for Children return as counselors at the Bank Street Summer Camp. They help facilitate a recreational version of the same education they experienced in the School, and, for many, it’s a chance to peek behind the curtain and see how ...


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Bank Street Camp Co-Hosts the American Camp Association LEADS Conference

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Friday, Apr 28, 2017

This past Sunday, April 23rd, the Bank Street Summer Camp co-hosted the annual American Camp Association’s LEADS conference at Bank Street College. Over 200 teenagers from over 20 camps, most whom are transitioning from camper to counselor, spent the day participating in professional development, focused on leadership, communication and professionalism, as it relates ...


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A Closer Look at the Bank Street Summer Camp Musical Theater Program

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Friday, Mar 31, 2017

The following is from the Bank Street Newsletter, Word on the Street. Summer is just around the corner and Bank Street Summer Camp will once again offer eleven weeks of recreational play and focused exploration for hundreds of families.I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Lapinsky, Music Director for the Summer ...


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Bank Street Summer Camp Will Use Remind This Summer

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Friday, Apr 1, 2016

This summer the Bank Street Summer Camp will be using a text based application called Remind as one of their communication tools with families. It’s a free, safe and simple way for educators to instantly text-message parents and other educators on any device. Remind has multiple partnerships with the NYC ...


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Shael Visits Spring Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

Spring Camp 2015 introduced the Keepers of the Earth program, where campers learned how to take care of living things, such as pets and plants.  The goal of the program is to contribute to campers’ developing connections, interactions and responsibilities with other living things in an interactive and dynamic camp ...


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Shuber Naranjo Writes About the Summer Camp's Spanish Immersion Program

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Friday, Feb 19, 2016

Bank Street’s own Shuber Naranjo will once again be heading the Spanish Immersion programs this summer at the Summer Camp. Shuber had this to say about the upcoming programs. Stephen Krashen said, "Language acquisition does not require extensive use of conscious grammatical rules, and does not require tedious drill." Foreign ...


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The New After Camp Head is...

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

 Adriana Ortiz graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a degree in psychology. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at Hunter College. Adriana has been working at camp for the past six years, starting as an assistant counselor in the Spanish Immersion Program. Last year she worked as ...


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The New Upper Camp Unit Head is...

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Friday, Jan 29, 2016

This summer, Adam Bouley will be the Upper Camp Unit Head. Adam has been a Bank Street Camp theater counselor for four years, but this past summer he was the Coordinator of the Leadership Development Program, during which time he mentored our oldest campers into possible counselors. For the past ...


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The New Lower Camp Unit Head is…

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

This summer, Bank Street School’s own 6/7s teacher, Evi Rivera-Williams will be the Lower Camp Unit Head. An alum of the School for Children and the Graduate School, Evi has been the After Camp Unit Head for the past two summers revolutionizing programming after 3pm. Last summer Evi was also ...


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Bank Street Summer Camp at the Columbia Kraft Center

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Thursday, Dec 3, 2015

This summer, the Bank Street Summer Camp is pleased be using the space and classrooms of the Columbia Kraft Center at 115th St. We enjoyed using this space during last summer’s August Alliance program and this summer we will be using even more of the classrooms and spaces throughout the ...


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Camp Continued: Enrichment Programs After Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Monday, Jul 20, 2015

Albert Einstein once said, "Creativity is intelligence having fun." At Bank Street, we believe that our students grow through experience and we make sure that our students are having fun while gaining lifelong experiences. Our after camp programs offer various activities to enrich our campers outside of their regular 8:30am ...


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The First Bank Street Summer Camp Maker Fair Made Its Debut!

Posted by Nykeba Corinaldi on Saturday, Jun 27, 2015

The first Bank Street Summer Camp "Maker Faire" made its debut today as the Middle Camp Adventures in Science program and the Upper Camp S.T.E.A.M. program transformed the art room into their very own inventor’s laboratory. One camper remarked, “I’ve never been to such a cool fair like this before,” ...


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Camp Navigator Publishes Bank Street Camp Article

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Monday, Jun 22, 2015

CampNavigator.com, one of the leading resources for parents trying to navigate the ever changing camping industry, recently published a blog post from the Bank Street Summer Camp Blog, titled Giving Kids Time to Know Themselves: Bank Street Summer Camp's Approach to Day Camp.  The article outlines how Bank Street Summer Camp has ...


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Brooklyn Camp Open House A Success!

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Monday, Apr 20, 2015

Excitement was in the beautiful spring air this past Saturday, when The Bank Street Summer Camp Brooklyn held its first open house in the Mary McDowell Upper School building in Brooklyn Heights. Prospective campers and parents were able to take a tour of the school and spend time getting to know some of ...


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Hillary Clinton spoke at the Tri-State Camp Conference!

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Thursday, Apr 2, 2015

On Mach 19th Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at the annual Tri-State Camp Conference, hosted by the American Camp Association. Every year the ACA picks a forward thinking professional who understands and preserves the recreational, educational values of camps all over the country. This year Hillary Clinton was good ...


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What happened this week in Keepers of the Earth?

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Sunday, Mar 22, 2015

One of the programs at Bank Street Summer Camp’s Spring Camp program is Keepers of the Earth with Bank Street’s own Evi Rivera-Williams, along with Alex Kavo and Christopher Mera. This past week Keepers of the Earth learned about taking care of the earth and each other by taking care ...


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Brooklyn Camp Featured in Brooklyn Parent

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

Brooklyn Parent and New York Metro Parents have featured the Bank Street Summer Camp Brooklyn Camp in a New Places, New Programs article.  Brooklyn Parent continues to be the leading regional source for fun family activities, essential parenting advice, and community news.  Share the good news!      


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The New S.T.E.A.M. Programs at the Bank Street Summer Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Monday, Feb 2, 2015

The Bank Street Summer Camp’s S.T.E.A.M. program is the epitome of experiential education. The Summer Camp, the KiDS College Spring Break Camp, as well as the new Brooklyn Heights Camp, each use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as a platform to further explore the relationship of function and construction. ...


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Camp Director Cookie Shapiro Interviewed by Camp Navigator

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

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 ...


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Announcing the New Brooklyn Summer Camp!

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Friday, Jan 16, 2015

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 ...


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Announcing KiDS College Spring Break Staff!

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015

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) ...


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Bank Street Camp presents at the National Camp Conference

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015

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 ...


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Giving Kids Time to Know Themselves

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015

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 ...


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August Alliance

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015

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 ...


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Summer Camp & Afterschool Leadership Certificate

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015

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 ...


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About Our Blog

Posted by Dylan Morgan on Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015

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 ...


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