Bright Horizons® has acquired Steve & Kate’s Camp, welcoming the day camp and its nearly 30 locations across the country to its family and broadening its array of offerings to support working parents.
Steve and Kate’s has been a partner of Bright Horizons since 2016. Its mission is to provide an environment where children can create their own experience by participating in the activities they love– from music to sports, robotics and cooking. The camp was founded on the belief that trusting a child helps them build their self-confidence and teaches them to use their own judgment. As a result, Steve & Kate’s enables kids to express themselves freely. The counselors not only advocate, but celebrate children discovering and expressing their true selves by creating an enriching environment and providing a space where children feel included and safe.
The coronavirus pandemic has left many parents working from home while also juggling the needs of their school-age children who are required to learn from home. Knowing that their children are struggling too, parents are looking for a unique, educational and fun care option for their children during school vacations and the upcoming summer break.
Steve & Kate’s Camp operates a flexible day-pass system where families can sign up for one day or multiple weeks at a time, attend without advanced notice, and cancel up until the day before should plans change.
“Having worked side-by-side with Steve and Kate over the last two decades, Kevin White and I are honored to carry forward their legacy and work with the incredible team at Bright Horizons to expand our offerings,” said Mike Saperstein, Vice President of Steve & Kates Camp. “With Bright Horizons’ support, we believe the Camp can reach new heights in dazzling kids and parents alike.”
Bright Horizons welcomes the entire Steve & Kate’s team into its own family, including Mike Saperstein and Kevin White, both Vice Presidents of Steve & Kate’s, who will continue to lead Steve & Kate’s Camp.
The Steve & Kate’s team was advised by Tyton Partners in the transaction.
About Bright Horizons
Bright Horizons has been changing the way the world works for 30 years. Way back in 1986, our founders saw that child care was an enormous obstacle for working parents. Providing on-site centers became just one way we responded to help whole organizations work better. Today we offer child care, elder care, and help for education and careers — tools used by more than 1,000 of the world’s top employers and that today power many of the world’s best brands.
About Steve & Kate’s Camp
We recognize that, in today’s society, humans face a wide variety of barriers to feeling included and are not always celebrated for what makes them unique. So we take it as our responsibility to create an environment in which individuals of all races, nationalities, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identities can come together to play and learn collaboratively and respectfully. We enable kids to be and express themselves freely, while staff cheer them on. We advocate and celebrate children discovering and expressing their true selves by creating a liberating environment that puts them in charge. We remove adult judgment from the equation and strive to create an environment where children feel included and safe. This work and commitment is ongoing, and we expand our efforts year over year in our continuous quest to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive camp.