- The Bonjour NY French Camp is licensed by the NYC Department of Health and inspected twice yearly.
- Bonjour NY is accredited by the American Camp Association.*
- Camp is run by our Francophone and Francophile experienced, qualified and devoted staff composed of French teachers and other educators.
- Our team is composed of wonderful professional and dedicated French-speaking staff members. Every staff member is subject to a full background check and receives proper training for his or her position prior to camp. We count many specialty instructors among our staff: drama, athletics, art, music…
- Every week, we welcome professional visitors who teach us the most entertaining and interactive workshops: African painting, Haitian dance, French singing…
- If your child needs you to stay a little longer on the first day of camp, you are welcome to do so. We ask you not to stay for longer than 30 minutes, because this could make the adjustment more difficult. A staff member will be there to take over and ensure a smooth transition.
- Camp provides high counselor to camper ratios to assure optimum safety and supervision.
- We do not accept parents as chaperones on trips. We have more than adequate staff in every group to ensure our campers’ safety on camp trips.
We provide a nut-free afternoon snack to finish our day. A typical snack consists of fruit juice or water, nut-free cookies, cereal bars, crackers, pretzels, fresh fruit, cheese or yogurt.
Our staff makes sure to take enough water breaks to keep campers hydrated at all times. There will be water fountains everywhere we go, but we also recommend that campers bring water bottles with them to camp and refill them as necessary.
We recommend that campers wear an outfit suitable for sports every day. Please make sure that your child’s shoes are suitable for things like soccer, basketball, running and climbing. Flip-flops and sandals are not recommended, and could result in your child being excluded from an activity. The ideal outfit would be a T-shirt, shorts and sneakers. Please also provide swimwear and an extra change of clothes daily.
Rainy days don’t take away the fun! Campers participate in group games in the gymnasiums, arts and crafts in classrooms, watch movies, and participate in indoor talent shows in the auditorium! All outdoor activities are canceled including trips and swimming.
The NYC Department of Health requires a medical form based on an exam conducted after September 2, 2016. No child will be permitted to attend camp without a medical form on file.
- Print the medical form
- Have it filled out by your doctor; it is very important that every section is filled out.
- Send us the form via mail, fax, or scan and email it
- If your child’s medical form is not received 2 weeks prior to your child’s first week of attendance, you will be charged a $50 late fee. In the event the child’s application is filed less than 2 weeks prior to his/her first week of attendance, you will incur no late fees provided that the application, the payment and the medical form are received together.
- Call for an appointment now if your child is due for a physical. Most doctors are very busy, and many simply won’t have a last minute appointment available. Remember to keep a copy of the form for yourself.
* A trusted sign: The American Camp Association Accredited Camp sign has 50 years of parent trust behind it. The American Camp Association Accreditation identifies Bonjour NY as a program which offers a solid foundation of health, safety, and program quality and complies with over 300 health, safety, and program quality standards.
It is a solid proof of our accountability, credibility, and commitment and evidence that we care about campers and go great lengths for them. Bonjour NY continuously works with the American Camp Association and its many partners: The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Red Cross, etc., to improve our camp standards, seek expert counsel and guarantee the best quality assurance. For more information, visit aca-nynj.org.