Banner is proud to offer the North Shore and Chicago’s premier day camp experience and are so excited to have just celebrated Banner’s 55th summer. When camp was opened in 1964, Stacy’s dad, Allen’s Schwartz, had the desire to build a community centered on the giving and sharing of compassion, kindness and joy between the staff and campers. This remains our desire today. It has been deeply fulfilling to see Banner grow into what it is today — a place where children are nurtured and feel at home. We are already planning another wonderful summer and hope that your children will be at camp to celebrate with us.
The growth our campers make socially and personally is life changing. There is nothing more important during their formative years of life than to give them a place where they develop deep and genuine self-confidence by learning and mastering new skills, become increasingly independent and grow in social skills like making friendships, demonstrating sportsmanship and teamwork all while having fun.
We are dedicated to creating a fun, adventurous summer and an experience that will be cherished for a lifetime. We promise our camp families that we will be 100% responsive to all of your needs. We are committed to exceeding your highest expectations. We hope you will trust in us to take care of your children each summer.
Stacy Schwartz Kotelov and Howard Thall