At Banner, every day is a fresh mix of sports, swimming, games, adventure activities and the arts. We foster a non-competitive environment that focuses on individual skills and personal achievement. Led by encouraging counselors, small groups of campers engage in activities that develop social skills, athletic ability and self-esteem. Each activity area is outfitted with top-tier equipment, sized to fit varying age groups. Specialists experienced in sports, dance, theatre and other skill areas work one-on-one with campers to develop camper abilities. Banner is committed to expertly staffing each of our specialty areas to ensure safety and fun. Our overall staff ratio is approximately one staff member for every three campers. At the end of the day, campers go home feeling confident, capable and excited to return. Many parents call the effect “transformative.”
Our well-rounded program offers the following activity areas:
Sports – In Banner’s comprehensive sports program experienced counselors and specialists coach campers in games and activities that emphasize skill building, teamwork and fun.
Swim Instruction – Campers enjoy semi-private daily swim instruction and recreational swim in Banner’s four heated pools. Swimming is taught by Lifeguard certified pool staff and trained counselors who follow the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.
Lake – Banner has two beautiful private lakes where campers enjoy splashing in the water, scaling the aqua climbing wall, bouncing on the aqua jump, playing in the sand, fishing, boating and more.
The Arts – Campers develop their talents and creativity as energetic counselors and specialists guide them through performing arts exercises, fine arts activities and imaginative play.
Adventure – A full line-up of adventure activities including climbing walls, bungee trampolines, zipline, go karts, dune buggies and a high flying trapeze, provide so many chances for campers to have fun and build self-confidence.