Summer Camp Presents KiDS College Spring CampPosted by Dylan Morgan on February 05, 2014
This Spring, the Bank Street Summer Camp presents KiDS College Spring Camp, two week long camp sessions with the Bank Street Summer Camp counselors kids know and love. These programs are unlike anything else offered in New York, as they combine the pedagogy of the Bank Street School with the emotional, intellectual and social engagement of Summer Camp making an engaging college of classes just for kids.
Campers between PreK and first grade have the option of doing Fun Activities with Evi Rivera-Williams, a 6/7’s teacher at the School for Children. This program is a sampling of various educational activities all taught in the Bank Street tradition, focusing on personal growth, including crafts, cooking and games.
Campers can also choose to engage with Shuber Naranjo in week one and Dario Pilamala for week two in our Spanish Immersion program. Just like in camp, the Spanish Immersion group provides the students with the opportunity to learn, practice and reinforce the Spanish language through a variety of engaging and interactive activities. The focus is on the development of the students' receptive and expressive language while creating a positive educational experience. By practicing the language both in and out of the classroom, teachers are able to make the kids feel comfortable while also helping them develop an appreciation and love for the Spanish language.
Upper KiDS College
For campers going into first grade to eight grade, KiDS College offers Bank Street on Broadway, with Meredith Smart and Michael Lapinsky. The group will perform an original show that they will write together. Both Meredith Smart and Michael Lapinsky went to Tisch School of the Arts. Meredith also received her Master’s Degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. They have both been Theater counselors at Camp for many years.
Campers going into first grade to eight grade can also chose the Sports program, which includes drills, workouts and games focusing on the building of individual skills, teamwork, knowledge of a variety of sports, and totally body coordination. The program is coed and focuses on personal growth rather than competition. The first week will be staffed by Ricki Forde, a the physical education teacher in the School for Children. The second week will be staffed by Chris Mera, a graduate of both the School for Children and the Graduate School who has taught as a student teacher in the School. All skill levels are welcome in this program.
Campers going into second grade and up can also chose Photojournalism with Nykeba Corinaldi who works in Evi’s classroom in the School for Children. This program focuses on camera skills, composition and digital photography effect. The class will also spend time talking about the power of images, specifically how they affect us on a subconscious level. All skill levels are welcome.
Registration has already begun.
PreK-1stGrade, Fun Activities $650 per week
PreK-1stGrade, Spanish Immersion $650 per week
1st Grade & Up, Broadway $675 per week
1st Grade & Up, Sports $675 per week
2nd Grade & Up, Photojournalism $675 per week