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"I could not let anymore time pass without...letting you both know what a life-building experience you provided Ellen. ..Your communication and organization skills reduced my anxiety over sending my 16 year old off to New York for a week and investing what was, for Ellen's father and I, a good chunk of change.  When I left New York on Sunday, I was even more confident it was going to be worth the investment and a tremendous growth opportunity for our daughter.  I owe you both a huge thank you.  For Ellen it was a tremendous experience.  She talked quite a bit about the activities and the places and the clothing and the cool stores and the Alexander McQueen exhibit and just being in New York.  I am glad I waited a little to send this to you because as the week went on and she had time to reflect a little on the experiences she shared with me this: 'Mom, you know what I liked the best?  The people.  How positive everyone was.  For me, that's what made it so special.' ... Holland, your program is terrific.  You have hit on something that fills an important niche in a young person's development...I am sure Ellen let you know herself she would love to come back for another round next summer.  Continued good luck with the program and let me just end by being extremely repetitive.  Thank you."   Lynn, mother of a camper, Houston, TX

"I want to thank both of you.  I can tell you that Danielle had the time of her life.  Generally, Danielle is a very quiet person who chooses her words carefully and delivers them effectively.  Myself and my entire family could not get over how much enthusiasm exuded from her during our nightly phone conversations.  If Danielle gave you three sentences in a conversation you would consider yourself lucky; that was certainly not the case this time, she was overflowing with happiness, excitement, information she learned and the fun she was having.  The first night she called and said, 'Mom, when I stepped into Tommy Hilfiger's adoption room I knew this is what I want to do.'  I could not have been more excited for her.  Of course, being a product manager for Macy's private label in their corporate offices, I knew exactly how she felt.  So once again, I thank you for creating this program and working with these students and making it a tremendous success."  Donna, mother of a camper, Bernardsville, NJ

"I have been back for about two weeks now and I just want you to know how much I miss camp and New York.  It really was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had and I'm so happy that I got to participate and meet and learn so many new people and information.  I really want to come again next year and honestly I'd like to be in the second session right now!  I think what you're doing is absolutely FABULOUS and I still love thinking about all of the wonderful things we did and saw and can't wait to do it again.  Thank you so so much!"  Kayleigh, camper, Houston, TX

"Holland, I love you to the moon and back.  You are an amazing woman and this tour was amazing.  I am so glad I came and hope to see you again!  This has been the best week of my life.  You can't ever improve this summer camp."  Ashley, camper, Milford, PA


Banson NYC is excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2018.  They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades.  Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective.  The students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper Eastside.  Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative.   From there we will depart for our visits, seminars and activities of the day. Each evening will have group activities planned.  There will be a 1:5 - 1:8 adult:student ratio throughout the day-camp hours.  All of the supervisors will be at least 21 and fully knowledgeable about NYC and the transit system.  Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session.  We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.

The NYC Fashion Summer Camp allows students interested in fashion the opportunity to get a jumpstart on their career aspirations by determining if this is the direction that they want to pursue.  During the tour they might meet a fashion designer in his/her studio, get an in-depth tour of one of the world's most recognized premium lifestyle brands, have a private tour of a premier specialty/department store before it opens to the public or visit a mega fabric store that is actively involved in the latest reality television programs like Project Runway.

We will visit a well-known NYC museum to see a current fashion exhibit on display.  Students will participate in an educational shopping trip throughout the week and will be asked to give a short presentation with their group on the final day sharing their thoughts of the stores/brands we evaluated.  They will take part in a basic retail math class that teaches them how manufacturers create budgets and implement assortment plans to place production for their companies.  They will learn about various trends in education and business that they should consider when choosing a college that is right for them and ultimately a career that excites them.

Students will attend an information session at a NYC fashion college to get a better understanding of what the admissions department looks for in potential candidates.  On the final day of the program, Banson NYC partners with Admissions1 Educational Consultants.  This company will lead a seminar on how to navigate the college admissions process and will teach an essay writing workshop.  Banson NYC will conclude with a discussion on various careers in the fashion industry, helpful websites to use as tools and a comprehensive Post-Secondary Planning Guide Workbook.

For more information regarding the dates and pricing of the tours, please contact Banson NYC directly.