Programs

Summer Programs


York Country Day School is proud to offer a variety of  summer camps to fit your family’s interests.  Are your children ready to explore, create, and discover a summer filled with fun and adventure? Our camps offer a wide variety of innovative and engaging activities. Summer is a time to remain engaged. Sign up to build a robot in our Mindstorms Camp, design your own video in our Video Camp, or learn about teamwork and improve skills in our All Sports Camp. Spaces are limited. Enroll using our website today!

Dejay Meredith
York Country Day School
1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403

Questions? Please email Dejay Meredith, Director of Summer and Enrichment Programs, at dmeredith@ycds.org
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    • Dejay Meredith

      Director of Summer and Enrichment Programs (dmeredith@ycds.org)

Summer Program Policies

  • The registration deadline for all summer camps registration is June 1, 2022
  • Campers should register for camps based on their grade level as of Sept. 1, 2022
  • All camp fees, including a $35 non-refundable registration fee, per registrant, are due at the time of registration
  • Checks should be made payable to YCDS
  • Registration confirmations will be emailed prior to the beginning of the camp
  • Payment will be returned only if the camp is full or if the program is canceled
  • Refunds will be granted ONLY if the request is made in writing to the Director of Summer Programs prior to June 1, 2022.

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  • Camp Greyhound Day Camp (Grades K-6)

    Week of June 5-week of August 7 (10 weeks)
    8 00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    Before care begins at 7: 15 a.m.
    Extended day until 5:30 p.m.
    $285 week/ $330 with extended day options

     Camp Greyhound Information
    • 12:1 student, counselor ratio
    • Swimming Monday and Wednesday at Regents Glen Country Club and Fridays at Green Valley
    • Camp fees include a nutritious lunch and snacks
    • Enrollment is based on the camper’s grade as of September 1, 2022
    • Camper drop-off is 8 a.m. and pick-up is 4 p.m.
    • Before care and extended care is available starting at 7:15 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.  for an additional fee
    • Register for 4 or more weeks of camp at one time and receive a 10% discount on the weekly program fee
    • Register a sibling for 4 or more weeks at a time and receive a 10% discount on the weekly program fee

    For questions regarding Camp Greyhound, please contact Dejay Meredith at dmeredith2ycds.org
  • Theatre Camps -Dates Posted

    Theatre Around the World In Stories
    Grades 1-5
    Through the magic of theatre and storytelling, students will explore different countries and cultures. Students will also learn and practice basic acting skills such as projection, expression through voice and body, creativity, and cooperation. Students will get to showcase these skills in a performance of stories from around the world for family and friends at the end of the camp. 
     
    Schedule: July 17 - July 21  ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

    Contact Paige Hoke for additional information or questions at phoke@ycds.org

    Price: $210
  • Art Camps -Dates Posted

    Creative Clay Creations Art Camp 
    Grades 2-5
    Creative Clay Creations art camp is the perfect session for little artists who love sculpting with clay.  For five mornings, your artist will create a variety of both functional and decorative pieces using slab, coil, and pinch sculpting methods.  Artists will learn hand-building and glaze techniques to make fun sculptures, mugs and more! 

    Schedule: June 5 - June 9 ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux adacheux@ycds.org.

    Price: $250 

    Printmaking
    Grades 2-5
    Printmaking Art Camp will explore designs and techniques of collagraph, monoprint and relief printmaking, as well as alternative processes. Artists will develop skills in layering, carving, composition and design as they explore printmaking materials and techniques.  
     
    Schedule: June 26 - June 30  ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
     
    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org.

    Price: $210 

    Sculpture Art Camp
    Grades 2-5
    Sculpture Art Camp will explore paper mache, wire, cardboard, wood, and clay.  Artists will learn about transforming something two-dimensional into something three-dimensional and develop skills in creating armatures, forms, textures and finishes on their sculptures.  
     
    Schedule: July 24 - July 28  ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
     
    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org.

    Price: $210 

    Collage Art Camp
    Grades 1-5
    Collage Art Camp is great for artists who love cutting and gluing materials to create a piece of artwork.  Artists will learn how to assemble a collage using magazines, newspapers, and other various papers all while learning different approaches to the art of collage. 

    Schedule: July 31 - August 4 ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org.

    Price: $210

    Fiber Art Camp 
    Grades 2-5
    Fiber Art Camp explores the art of hand-sewing, embroidery, weaving, and needle felting. Artists will learn to create stuffed animals, pillows, and other accessories with fiber. 
     
    Schedule: August 7 - August 11∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
     
    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org.
     
    Price: $210
  • Preschool Camps- Dates Posted

    Down on the Farm 
    Ages 3-5
    The children will use their imaginations and play together on a farm while dressed as farmers. They will discover animals and tools found on a farm. The children will create farm themed projects, play games outside, and listen to many stories about farms and animals. They will even “milk” a cow down on the farm.

    Schedule: June 12 - June 16 ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

    Contact Jennifer Steel for more details at jsteel@ycds.org

    Price: $210 

    Superhero Camp  
    Ages 3-5
    The children will use their imaginations and turn into their favorite superheroes. They will protect our school and community and even wear capes while doing so. The children will practice preschool skills, play games together, create superhero art, and even come up with their own superhero story. 

    Schedule: June 19 - June 23  ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

    Contact Jennifer Steel for more details at jsteel@ycds.org

    Price: $210



  • Digital Media Camps - Registration Opens Feb. 15, 2023

  • Robotics, Science, and STEAM Camps- Dates Posted

    Fairytale STEAM
    Grades 1-3
    Once upon a time at a magical place called York Country Day School, there were many bright and joyous students that loved to read, build, imagine, and play. We bring this spirit of imagination and scientific inquiry to life in the Fairy-tale STEAM camp. In this camp session, students will read classic fairy tales and engage in various related STEAM activities and challenges. Can you imagine an amusement park for the little mermaid and her friends, a tool belt for Snow White, a straw house for a little pig that the big bad wolf will not blow down? We will explore these stories and more, and live happily ever after. 
     
    Schedule: July 24 - July 28 ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M
     
    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Jillian Giese at jgiese@ycds.org.

    Price: $250    

    Superhero STEAM  
    Grades 2-4
    Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's your very own superhero! Read about some of your favorite superheroes and design your own superhero identity. Build a shield, test flying objects, and design your own superhero headquarters among other STEAM-related activities and challenges. 
     
    Schedule: June 12 - June 16 ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M
     
    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Chris Giese cgiese17@gmail.com or Jillian Giese at jgiese@ycds.org.

     Price: $250    

    All About Animals 
    Grades 1-3
    The animal kingdom is one of the most diverse and expansive kingdoms of living organisms. Join us as we investigate animal characteristics, adaptations, and habitats and complete related STEAM design challenges. During this week we will also have a visit from some animal friends. 
     
    Schedule: June 26 - June 30 ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M
     
    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Chris Giese cgiese17@gmail.com or Jillian Giese at jgiese@ycds.org.

     Price: $250  

    Lego Robotics Energy is Everywhere!
    Grades 4-8 
    The use, creation, storage, and transfer of energy provides a perfect challenge for aspiring engineers. Join the YCDS FTC teams - the Gearhounds #9242 and the Hackin' Hounds #21234 - in tackling some creative challenges that will simulate what engineers must consider when designing energy systems. Using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and SPIKE Prime platforms, as well as the process of design thinking, campers will design and build robotic systems that will transport energy units, activate energy systems, and more. Students will practice navigating to a specific location, collecting and moving materials, and identifying the environment with the touch, ultrasonic, and color sensors. Basic programming skills will be highlighted with advanced programming skills introduced based on the skills of the campers. Creativity, perseverance, and teamwork will be celebrated and encouraged. 3-2-1 LEGO!

    For questions regarding this camp, please contact Liz Charleston at echarles@ycds.org.

    Schedule: 
    June 19 - June 23 ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M
    or
    June 26 - June 30 ∎ 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M

     
    Contact Elizabeth Charleston at echales@ycds.edu for more information.

    Price: $210  



  • Academic Camps - Registration Opens Feb. 15, 2023

     
     
  • Sports Camps - Registration Opens Feb. 15, 2023