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

Below are quotes from the summer of 2011. 

"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)

“Kids with as deep and open hearts and minds as the ones at Bank Street Summer Camp are hard to come by.”-Michael (Counselor)

"Gran verano, lleno de nuevos aprendizajes y nuevas experiencias. Estoy muy contenta de ser parte de esta comunidad maravillosa" ("Great summer, full of new learning experiences. I am so glad of being part of this amazing community.")-Tatiana (Counselor)

“Bank Street was a wonderful experience to not only campers but also the counselors working as well. Everyone has fun at Bank Street and everyone learns something new each year.”-Alicia (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)

“Working at the Bank Street Summer Camp has made one of the most positive impacts on my development as a new Early Childhood teacher. It is an environment where the children’s needs come first and where counselors care about them as people. The experiences children have are meaningful, engaging and age-appropriate. And the staff is fantastic - I absolutely love it!”-Thomas (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)

“He goes up to everyone he hears speaking Spanish and asks them in Spanish if they speak Spanish. And, then they are off and running in a very happy half Spanish/half English conversation.”-Vanessa (Parent)

“I just wanted to express my gratitude for giving me this opportunity to work with the Spanish immersion group this past summer. It was truly a great learning experience for me and even though the work was not easy, I definitely enjoyed working with the staff and above all, the kids! As a first year counselor at this camp, I always felt welcomed and was provided great support; it was great! Bank Street Summer Camp is certainly one of a kind, and I was glad to have been part of it this year.”-Annie

“I want to take a moment to thank-you from the bottom of my heart. Jacob has been at Bank Street Camp since he was 6 years old. At 14, he is happier than he's ever been, has come so far and has wonderful memories of Bank Street Camp. It is very emotional for me that this is his last week/last summer there. You do such an amazing job, Cookie. What a special camp you run. I thank-you, and will always be so incredibly grateful to you and the entire staff that has touched my son's life so deeply.”-Claudia (Parent)

"You feel like you've known these people you're whole life even though you just met. It's one big community."-Zoe Rome

“The children wrote thank you cards to their teachers, but belatedly, we wanted to thank you for another wonderful summer camp. They all had a superb time. They even enjoyed sharing tales of their trips with us. High praise indeed!”-Alisa (Parent)

“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 respecful. 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

"It's truly a pleasure to host Bank Street Campers on their annual visit to Storm King Art Center.  They are an outgoing, creative and engaging group of students and we look forward each year to their visit."- Anthony at Storm King