Tradition & Values
A 50 Year Camping Tradition
When Allen and Helen Schwartz started Banner Day Camp they dreamt of creating a magical place where children are empowered to grow. Banner Day Camp opened in 1964 as a Saturday camp, and in 1965 began its summer camp program with 100 campers. Today Banner has grown into the premier day camp on the North Shore. Allen and Helen’s daughter Stacy and the excellent team of leadership professionals join together in running camp. Now their grandchildren from age 8 to 18 love being Banner campers and staff. Banner remains committed to Allen and Helen’s vision of providing a loving, secure atmosphere. At its heart, Banner is all about having fun! Children thrive in our exciting program. By encouraging them to take safe risks, camp builds camper’s self-esteem and confidence.
Spirited Safe Summers
Banner Day Camp is a natural environment that offers children a physically and emotionally safe place. Our caring and highly skilled Leadership Team members, counselors and specialists make certain that campers feel supported and included. Campers stretch beyond their comfort zone and take healthy risks. Banner is a setting that allows success. A summer at Banner provides an extraordinary chance to widen horizons, create lasting friendships and discover new abilities. We strive to develop campers’ spirit, character and independence along with athletic and swimming skills. Banner has continued to give children life-changing experiences for more than 50 years.