Manhattan: Solomon Schechter 805 Columbus Avenue

Brooklyn: SLA International School 9 Hanover Pl

We have approximately 15 to 20 campers in each group. Our ratio is one adult for every 5 children.

Yes, it’s possible. As long as the campers are the same age and have the same or a similar level in French. Please make sure to mention it in your registration form under the question “friends at camp”. We will always do our best, but we cannot guarantee that children will always be grouped with their friends.

Not at all. We have children starting camp every week of the summer. Every week is theme-based and brings along its all set of new surprises and new campers. Each Monday morning begins with special activities designed to break the ice and reshuffle the group dynamic. We have always offered very flexible registration and pride ourselves on how welcome newcomers feel.

Bonjour NY is a full immersion camp. We speak French 95% of the time. We take every possible opportunity to teach our campers French and encourage our French learners to interact in French with us and with their peers. Campers are rewarded for their efforts in French.

Of course! We have different groups: beginner, intermediate, advanced and fluent speakers. Campers are grouped according to their age and their mastery of the French language.

Yes, a child who is not potty trained will not be permitted at camp.

No, the Half Day Program is for children ages 3.5 to 5 only. Children 3.5 to 5 may sign up for either HD or FD program. Children over 5 years old may only attend the Full Day program.

Your child will receive 5 complimentary Bonjour NY T-shirts and a Bonjour NY backpack on the first day of camp. Our campers wear a camp T-shirt, shorts, and sneakers.

Please provide your child daily with the following items: lunch, water, swimwear, towel, sunscreen, hat, change of clothes.

No. Campers bring their own lunch daily and we have outdoor picnic lunch almost everyday.

We typically serve the following items for snack: water, fruit, cheese, crackers, yogurt, pretzels, apple sauce, cookies…

We take many water breaks throughout the day. The Bonjour NY staff makes sure every camper drinks plenty of water during the breaks. We ask campers to bring water bottles and refill them as necessary. When on trips, we use water fountains and travel with water coolers for the campers.

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. Bonjour NY provides high counselor to camper ratios to assure optimum safety and supervision.

It is possible but not guaranteed. All registrations are final. However, we are very flexible and will be more than happy to switch your weeks around for the season as long as we have space available for the desired weeks.

No. All registrations are final and all payments are non-refundable. All weeks purchased, whether attended or not cannot be refunded for any reason. You may purchase a cancellation policy from a third party insurance vendor.

We have an amazing staff of caring and well-vetted young people from all over the world, many of whom have been with us for years. All of our staff members are French speakers, many are native speakers. We count teachers, sports coaches, artists…in our team. What unites us all is not just our ability to speak French but our genuine love for children and our dedication to make sure our campers have the time of their lives while at Bonjour NY.

The deadline is May 31; sooner is even better!

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.

Yes, during Open House events. If you miss them, we might be able to arrange a quick tour at a different time, please contact our office at 646 588 5068.

No, there are no extra costs or hidden fees beyond payment for the session, however, we offer a variety of add-ons in the form of special activities which enrich the camp experience. For example, parents can pay extra for private French lessons, swim lessons, tennis lessons, Stem lessons, soccer and basketball lessons. We also charge an extra fee for transportation to and from camp as well as extended hours.

Yes, we do send a mid-week update email each week which summarizes the campers’ activities. We also send a link to view weekly pictures to our campers’ families.