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Quotes from Parents, Staff, Campers and Other Friends of the Camp

“This was our first foray into camp in NYC and my daughters LOVED it. Both really discovered new strengths and skills in themselves, and became more confident over the 6 week camp period. They enjoyed coming every day to their individual camps and really missed it when it was all over. They made new friendships and can't wait to return next year! So as a parent, I was just delighted as at age 10 and 15, entering a camp where many campers have attended for years, can be scary. But Bank Street was all encompassing. A really nice experience we'll be sure to repeat!”
-2016 Parent

“I feel that the camp helped her transition to her new school, Bank Street. She also had the opportunity to gain some confidence in her social and physical skills.”
-2016 Parent

“Keep up the great work because we absolutely love Bank Street.”
-2016 Parent

“I thought the various activities to be outstanding my son learn a new sport called gaga and they love it.”
-2016 Parent

“I think bank street is an amazing school my sons love the staff there and we hope to be seeing you guys next year too!”
-2016 Parent

“(My child) was not a camper but took the leadership development program which she found interesting and I could see the nice changes in her as a result - she suddenly took more initiative with getting things done, helped more around the house.”
-2016 Parent

“The camp counselor in training program was amazing!”
-2016 Parent

“My daughter LOVES camp -- she was perfectly happy in session two--- but she is ecstatic about all kinds of things, the trips, the choices of after camp, the smaller size, I think. Thank you."-Myra (2015 Parent)

“My 11-year-old daughter spent two weeks in sports camp, and two in travel camp. She may be aging out of interest in sports camp (most kids there were younger), but LOVED travel. She's still telling animated stories about those trips, and can't wait until next year.”-2015 Parent

“My upper camper who traveled thoroughly enjoyed her experiences. I like that they had time to connect with nature and appreciate the historically-focused Philadelphia trip.”-2015 Parent

“The camp office has been very communicative from the beginning. Josh in Brooklyn has informed the parents via email when there were announcements. He's also made himself available and showed concern when appropriate.”-2015 Brooklyn Camp Parent

“(Swim) far exceeded my expectations and was probably the time in camp that my daughter enjoyed most. I can't believe how much her swimming has improved in the last 5 weeks. It really is unbelievable!! I'd love it if swimming would be 3 days a week. My daughter wants it to be EVERYDAY!”-Becca (2015 Parent)

"My younger son had a situation in his camp (middle sports camp). I contacted Cookie over the weekend about it and she had everyone informed and a plan in place. My son felt heard and that the situation was taken care of appropriately. Also, they helped me with the medical forms. I had not time to fax to the system and you all just let me fax them to the office and be done with the whole process. Thank you."-Joanna  (2015 Parent)

“I am a new family. Great staff beautiful school. Very organized. Very responsive to the needs of the children and parents. Our daughter seemed quite happy… Snacks and meals were terrific. Our daughter loved her cooking class. Thanks Bank Street!”-2015 Parent

“My son loves going to camp. This was his second year, and we have been very pleased both times. We really like the balance you spend out and about between swimming, trips, etc.”-Michael (2015 Parent)

“Camper ratios are small. The kids have fun even when they think they won't. Love is encouraged and the people do not communicate like every day New Yorkers, far more pleasant.”-Davan (2015 Parent)

“Loved Bank Street. My daughter didn't know anyone going into camp but loved it from Day 1 and has made some wonderful new friends.  Staff is outstanding.  Mature, fun and engaged.  Very well-run, organized camp. Liked having nurse on-staff.”-Amy (2014 Parent)

“We were thrilled about the activities in the program.  As Riverdale residents we have been to most of the locations on the schedule however attending with a group of her peers took on a different experience.”-Nicole (2014 Parent)

“I loved the trips, and my children looked forward to them every week!  My daughter loved Club Getaway - couldn't stop talking about it!”-Johanna (2014 Parent)

“Very professional, courteous and helpful at all times…Ben came home every day to tell me of the fun games he played and the nice counselors and how fun they made it.”-Stephen (2014 Parent)

“I think that the classroom was well equipped and the counselors were fantastic.”-Jessica (2014 Parent)

“Overall - was very happy with the sports program for the middle camp (especially the VERY thoughtful field trips to WNBA game and Staten Island Yankees game - perfect trips for their camp!).”-Bruce (2014 Parent)

“Very happy to have found this program.  John has been to day camp and overnight camp since kindergarten and he told me that Cookie is the best camp director he has ever seen!  A mighty compliment from him!”-Sharon (2014 Parent)

“We were so pleased with Max's first camp experience! Thank you for all the hard work and care you all put into the summer!”-Marie (2014 Parent)

"Working at Bank Street Summer Camp has been an incredible experience. It has given me confidence, leadership and opened up many opportunities. I am always happy to return and learn new things."-Jordan (Counselor)

"Bank Street Summer Camp allows both children and staff to be creative and to take risks in a caring, supportive environment"-Julie (Counselor)

“Bank Street Summer Camp is a fun, safe and supportive environment for campers and staff!”-Lizzy (Counselor)

“So many things to see, so many things to do, so many friends to have fun with!”-Anne (Counselor)

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with The Bank Street Summer Camp, the experience was great. I enjoyed teaching the kids how to swim but most of all just getting to know them was so much fun.”-Paige (Counselor)

“I couldn’t even believe how good one girl played the piano.”-Mary-Catherine at the Mankin Mansion in Richmond, VA

“The kids were a pleasure to have. They were so fun and respectful. They are welcome back anytime.”-Paula at the Mankin Mansion in Richmond, VA

“Fun to work with and quick to learn and enjoy our programs.”-Ranger Jerry Sigler at Inwood

"The New York Hall of Science looks forward to working with Bank Street Camp every summer. Campers arrive eager and excited every year to explore over 400 hands-on exhibits and engage in fun science activities. Students were mesmerized as they observed stars and identified constellations in the planetarium. They learned the science behind magic tricks and were eager to try the tricks they learned on their family and friends. They were amazed too find out the different liquids have different densities and experimented with oil, water, syrup and liquid soap. The Bank Street team does a great job organizing these special days at NYSCI for their campers. Every summer is a great summer with Bank Street Camp!"-Sylvia Perez, New York Hall of Science