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!
 
Jamie Graham
York Country Day School
1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403

Questions? Please email Jamie Graham, Director of Summer Programs, at jgraham14@ycds.org.
    • Mrs. Jamie Graham

      Director of Summer Programs jgraham14@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)- Limited Spots Remaining

    Week of June 6-week of August 8 (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.
    $250 week/ $295 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 Jamie Graham  717-815-6759 or jgraham14@ycds.org
  • Language Camps

    Hola! 
    Grades 2-4
    Students in Spanish summer enrichment will greet one one another each day in Spanish during Spanish morning meetings. Participants in this session will use TPR(total physical response) when learning Spanish songs and doing motions. Learners will use Spanish colors, numbers, foods, animals  and question words while playing games. Students will participate in several Hispanic traditions including: hitting piñatas, making tortillas and dancing to merengue and salsa music. For questions regarding this camp, please contact Micah Pflaum mpflaum@ycds.org.

    June 13-17/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205
  • Art Camps - Limited Spots Remaining

    Resin and Polymer Clay - Limited Spots 
    Grades 5-9 
    In this week-long camp, students will learn the basics of working with resin.  They will experience a variety of additives such as flowers, foil flakes, chameleon flakes, and pigments to add to the resin. Students will learn how to use molds to create a variety of functional hand-poured resin pieces such as keychain, dish, comb, coasters, etc. Additionally, students will also work with sculpting polymer clay to create little trinkets.  For questions regarding this camp, please contact Stacey Filippone at sfilippone@ycds.org

     June 20-24/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $250( includes a materials fee) 
     

    Creative Clay Creations - Art Camp- This Camp is Full  
    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 handbuilding and glaze techniques to make fun sculptures, mugs and more!  For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux adacheux@ycds.org.

     Aug 1-5/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $250 ( includes a materials fee) 
     
     
     
     
    Drawing Camp - 2 Spots Remaining 
    Grades 3-5
    Does your child love to draw? In this session, students will learn how to draw from observation and imagination while applying the elements of art to enhance their drawings.  Artists will shade using values, and apply texture and color theory in various ways.  Students will create a perspective drawing, still life, landscape, and self-portrait.  For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org.

     July 25-29/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205

     

    Fiber Art Camp - This Camp is Full 
    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. For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org.

    July 18-22/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205

     
    Collage Camp
    Grades 1-5
    Collage 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. For questions regarding this camp, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org.

     Aug.8-12/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205
     


  • Preschool Camps - This Camp is Full

    Dinosaur Camp
    Ages 3-5

    Who can roar like a dinosaur? In this session, preschoolers will discover dinosaurs through a variety of fun-filled, hands-on activities, and imaginative play. They will move like dinosaurs with music and movement activities, and create art with a variety of materials. Boys and girls will become paleontologists and find fossils and “dinosaur bones” while on an excavation at the YCDS playground. For questions regarding this camp, please contact Jennifer Steel at jsteel@ycds,org.
     June 13-17/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $185


    Explorer Camp

    Ages 3-5

    Grab your passport and let’s start exploring! In this camp, preschoolers will participate in a variety of scavenger hunts in and around the YCDS campus. Our preschool explorers will search for hidden treasures. Each day of camp will uncover a different scavenger hunt theme, which will involve the children using their scavenger hunt discoveries to construct something, create art, or cook a yummy treat. Boys and girls will have many opportunities to play together, create stories, and EXPLORE!  For questions regarding this camp, please contact Jennifer Steel at jsteel@ycds,org.
    June 20-24/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $185
     

    * Students must be reliably potty trained to attend preschool specialty camps
  • Digital Media Camps

    Animation I 
    Grades 6-9 
    Do you like cartoons and drawing? Campers will learn the basics about the history of animation, different types of animation, and animation techniques. We will be using various animation software to bring your characters to life. Students will have a variety of animations to show off by the completion of the camp.  For questions regarding this camp, please contact Stacey Filippone at sfilippone@ycds.org.
     
    July 18-22/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205
     
     
    Video 
    Grades 6-9 
    Do you like watching YouTube? Join us for a fun-filled week of learning the basics of video editing from a professional in the field. We will be using cameras and video editing software to bring your ideas to life. Students will have several videos to show off by the completion of the camp.  For questions regarding this camp, please contact Stacey Filippone at sfilippone@ycds.org.

    Aug.1-5/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205

  • Robotics, Science, and STEAM Camps - Limited Spots Remaining with New Sessions Added

     
    Robotics and STEAM 

    LEGO Robotics Freight Transport- Second Session Now Open 
    Grades 4-8
     
    Transportation of freight provides a perfect challenge for aspiring engineers. Join YCDS Gearhounds FTC team #9242 in tackling some creative challenges that will simulate what engineers must consider when designing transport systems, freight vehicles, and packaging. 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 cargo bins, activate transport systems, convert energy sources to reusable forms, 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.
     
    Aug. 1-5/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205 - This session is full 
    Aug. 8-12/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205- Newly Added 
     
     
    Fairytale STEAM- This Camp is Full 
    Grades 2-4
    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 a variety of 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 will not be blown down by the big bad wolf? We will explore these stories and more, and live happily ever after. For questions regarding this  camp, please contact Jillian Giese at jgiese@ycds.org.
     

    June 27-July 1/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205 
     
    I Saw It On YouTube! - 3 Spots Remaining 
    Grades 4-7
    During this session, students will explore popular science experiments seen on YouTube. Students will engage in these (usually very messy and sometimes loud) hands-on learning experiences and learn why and how it works. We have your lab coats, safety goggles, and gloves ready… Are you? For questions regarding this camp, please contact Jillian Giese at jgiese@ycds.org.
     
    June 13-17/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205 
     
    Crazy Action Contraptions- This Camp is Full 
    Grades 2-4
    Anyone can create a contraption. Through this immersive, hands-on, creative session, students will create crazy action contraptions.  Using LEGOs, gears, and  levers, students will  gain mechanical advantages to build a variety of creations. Various contraptions will be introduced in this week-long robotics camp, including a LEGO launcher, a wall rocket racer, a lever gear knocker, a mechanical claw, and so much more. Students also will learn how to use a drill press and a scroll saw.  For questions regarding this camp, please contact Dennis Hearn at dhearn@ycds.org.
     
    June 13-17/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205 
     


    Explore the wonders of Robots- This Camp is Full 
    Grade 1-3
    All campers will begin to use several different robotic systems.  Depending on their age and interest, students will learn to program robots to follow certain paths and accomplish specific tasks.  Basic programming skills will be introduced and differentiated based on the skills of the campers. Creativity, perseverance, and teamwork will be celebrated and encouraged. For questions regarding this camp, please contact Dennis Hearn at dhearn@ycds.org.
     
    June 20-24/ 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205




     
  • Academic Camps


    Kindergarten Readiness Camp
    Ages: 5 by Sept. 1
    One of the greatest transitions in a child’s life is moving from the preschool age to kindergarten. Are you wondering what skills your child needs to be ready for Kindergarten? Join Mrs. Wallace as she works with students on kindergarten readiness skills. In this session, students will work on letters, numbers, and pre-literacy skills.  Your child is sure to learn new skills, play, and meet new friends! For questions regarding the Kindergarten Readiness Camp, please contact Regina Wallace at rwallac2@ycds.org

    July 18-22 8 a.m.-12 p.m./ $205


    Reading and Math Skills
    Grades 1-2 

    Reading and math are two important areas especially during the elementary school  years. Maintaining reading skills and math concepts over the summer is needed to prevent a summer slide. Whether your child is just starting school or needs to maintain their growth during the summer, we have the perfect camp for your child. During our Reading and Math sessions, your child will have the opportunity to practice their skills from the previous school year or get a jumpstart into their next school year. Our sessions are super engaging and rich in substance. Your child will actively learn through stories, games, one-on-one instruction, and play.  At the end of the weekly session, the instructor will provide activities to complete for the following month’s session.  Our reading and math sessions will keep the learning process going over the summer to help your child spring into the next school year. Join us for one week or two weeks. Contact Jamie Graham at jgraham14@ycds.org for questions regarding this session. 

    Grades 1-2
    Session 1: June 20-24    8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Session 2:  August 1-5  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    One session- $205
    Both Sessions:  $370 Grade 1-2

     





     
     
  • Sports Camps

    Greyhound Sports Camp 
    Grades 2-6

    This camp will feature a taste of Greyhound sports and games. Led by our own Athletic Director, campers will play soccer and basketball each day with a mix of introductions to other sports and fun activities as well. High energy exercises and friendly competition will keep the campers moving and enjoying physical activity.For questions regarding sports camps, please contact Uriah Goldfinger at ugoldfinger@ycds.org.

    8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $205 per session

    Sessions Available: 
    June 6-10
    August 1-5