BCAP Summer Camp Benefits
SafetyCampers need to feel that counselors will look out for them and genuinely value their contributions. BCAP Summer Camp provides an environment that tends to the physical, emotional, and creative well being of each and every camper. Adults and children can trust that counselors are prepared, approachable, and responsible.
BCAP Summer Camp is licensed by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly. All counselors have been First Aid/CPR certified. Camp groups have access to emergency and security personnel at all Heart of Brooklyn institutions. The Camp Director also maintains contact with parents regarding the well being of each child before, during, and after camp begins.
BCAP Summer Camp offers a premium, one-of-a-kind experience developed by experts in their fields utilizing the resources of some of Brooklyn's greatest cultural institutions for a low cost.
BCAP Summer Camp supports its commitment to providing access to all families despite their economic background by offering generous tuition assistance for qualifying campers.
BCAP Summer Camp prides itself on creating a summer program that both allows kids to have a good time and stimulates young minds in a meaningful way.
Kids don't need textbooks, tests, or classrooms to learn at BCAP Summer Camp. Instead, they interact with living plants and animals, create original works of art, and visit historic sites.
All BCAP Summer Camp activities are developed by professional educators, support New York State Learning Standards, and promote the exploration of new ideas through hands-on projects.
BCAP Summer Camp is the only camp in the world on a campus composed of an art museum, botanic garden, children's museum, historic house, nature center, landmarked park, state-of-the-art public library, and zoo! Campers enjoy carefully crafted curriculum led by instructors at each site, often combined with behind-the-scenes access.
85% of our campers have visited at least two of our sites before attending camp. BCAP Summer Camp allows them to do what they love on a regular basis, whether it's gardening, creating art, learning about science, or just making friends.
What makes the BCAP experience special is the opportunity to go behind the scenes and engage in each institutions programming up close and personal. BCAP forges a unique relationship between our Adventurers and our partner institutions that continues to provide benefits throughout their lifetime.
Friendship and Diversity
Having fun while learning together kindles the best kinds of friendships. Each summer BCAP builds a sense of community among the incredibly diverse groups of children we serve, based on common interests. This provides our Adventurers with opportunities to establish long lasting and meaningful connections with new friends from diverse backgrounds. Our BCAP Summer Camp Reunions help our Adventurers keep up their summer friendships long after camp is through!
Awards and Honors
- A winner of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, presented by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
- Winner of the Nurturing the Children Award from the New York Life Foundation
- Named "Best Day Camp in Brooklyn for Big Kids" by Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Online Awards
See for yourself the fun and adventure BCAP Campers experience during our award-winning BCAP Summer Camp.
What Others Are Saying
My favorite part of camp was. . .
"Going on trips, seeing my old friends, and building creations!" -BCAP Adventurer
“My favorite was how I made new friends and had fun with them.” -BCAP Adventurer
“My favorite part of BCAP Summer Camp was all of the nature studies I did, such as water testing, dipping nets, exploring leaf litter, and sucking up bugs."
What parents are saying. . .
She was very excited about the things she did and was eager to share her experiences with others.
[Camper] had a great time at camp. He came home happy every day. He made friends and seemed to have learned a lot– especially about nature.
“I'm so grateful my daughter had this experience. The staff was great. I couldn't ask for more from a summer camp.” -Parent
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Summer Camp 2013 ended August 9th.
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Thank You To Our Supporters
Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program is grateful for leadership support from Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin, American Eagle Outfitters Foundation, American Ireland Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cashin Family Fund, Goldman Sachs Gives, Harry Chapin Foundation, Ingrassia Charity Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Senator Eric Adams, O. Paul Decker Memorial Foundation, Offensend Family Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, and the generosity of individuals and member institutions. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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