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 | Hola | Ni Hao NY is a full immersion camp. We speak the target 95% of the time. We take every possible opportunity to teach our campers the target language and encourage our French, Spanish, or Mandarin learners to interact in French, Spanish, or Mandarin with us and with their peers. Campers are rewarded for their efforts in the language.
Of course! We have different groups: beginner, intermediate, advanced and fluent speakers. Campers are grouped according to their age and their mastery of the language.
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.
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, Spanish, and Mandarin 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, Spanish, or Mandarin but our genuine love for children and our dedication to make sure our campers have the time of their lives while at Bonjour NY.
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.
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.