Teaching Skills for a
Successful Future – A Banner Tradition
The intentional social and emotional development of children was the core vision of camp when Allen and Helen Schwartz, Stacy’s parents, opened Banner Day Camp in 1964. While they didn’t use terms like 21st Century Skills when they talked about camp, teaching children empathy, resiliency, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity is and always has been the central goal in all that we do at Banner.
Banner Day Camp is the perfect bridge between the school years as your child will have the opportunity to develop these skills that are so paramount for a successful and happy future in our rapidly changing world. As schools focus more and more on academic readiness, a summer spent at a well organized camp, like Banner, promotes the important development of social and emotional intelligence.
“I have a conviction that a few weeks spent in a well organized summer camp may be of more value educationally than a whole year of formal school work.” -Charles Eliot, the 21st president of Harvard University
Check out our video as former campers and staff as well as parents and Banner Day Camp directors share the tremendous value of a summer spent at Banner.