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.From building robots, performing in a play, participating in team building, to enjoying physical fitness in our sports camps; we have something for all. Spaces are limited. Enroll using our website today!

To register click the "Register For Summer Programs" button below. Please complete the forms below and send them with payment to:

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.
    • Director of Summer Programs 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, 2020
  • Campers should register for camps based on their grade level as of Sept. 1, 2020
  • All camp fees, including a $25 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, 2020.

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  • Camp Greyhound Day Camp (Grades K-6)

    Have you ever wondered what kind of fun science experiments you could find in your kitchen? Is slime making part of your weekly routine? What do you know about different cultures around the world? Join us at York Country Day School for Camp Greyhound! This exciting day camp includes art, swimming, fitness, and exploration. Lunch and two daily snacks are provided every day. Every Friday, students will go on field trip adventures or have a special in- house program that compliments the weekly theme. Our last two weeks of camp will help students reset their school mindset, as we plan invigorating and mind-stimulating activities to activate learning at age-appropriate levels. Sign up today to reserve your spot as registration is limited.

    June 8-August 14 (10 sessions)
    8 00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    Before care begins at 7: 30 a.m.
    Extended day until 5:30 p.m.
    $215 week/ $260 with extended day options

     Camp Greyhound and Camp FETCH Information
    • 12:1 student, counselor ratio
    • Daily swimming at the Grumbacher Sports and Fitness Center located at York College of Pennsylvania
    • Camp fees include a nutritious lunch, snacks, and drinks
    • Enrollment is based on the camper’s grade as of September 1, 2020
    • Camper drop-off is 8 a.m. and pick-up is 4 p.m.
    • Before care and extended care is available starting at 7:30 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 or Camp FETCH, please contact Jamie Graham  717-815-6759 or jgraham14@ycds.org
     
     
  • Camp F.E.T.C.H (Grades 6-8)

    If you are looking for a fun, educational, teambuilding, creative and hands-on summer program for middle school age students, then look no further. Camp FETCH will make its debut at York Country Day School this summer. This is a day program that runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Middle-schoolers will work on captivating activities that require strategic thinking and collaboration. Leadership experiences, outside structured activities, and engineering opportunities will be provided in this 10-week session. Pick and choose which weeks you want or join us for all 10sessions. 

    June 8-August 14 (10 sessions)
    8 00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    Before care begins at 7: 30 a.m.
    Extended day until 5:30 p.m.
    $215 week/ $260 with extended day options

     Camp Greyhound and Camp FETCH Information
    • 12:1 student, counselor ratio
    • Daily swimming at the Grumbacher Sports and Fitness Center located at York College of Pennsylvania
    • Camp fees include a nutritious lunch, snacks, and drinks
    • Enrollment is based on the camper’s grade as of September 1, 2020
    • Camper drop-off is 8 a.m. and pick-up is 4 p.m.
    • Before care and extended care is available starting at 7:30 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 or Camp FETCH, please contact Jamie Graham  717-815-6759 or jgraham14@ycds.org
  • Little Learners Camp (Ages 3-5)

    Little Learners Camp provides the opportunity for children ages 3-5 to play, explore, investigate, and experiment in a safe, fun learning environment. This program is perfect for students who are preparing for the classroom either in Pre-K or Kindergarten. Little Learners is led by experienced teachers with caring and high-quality counselors.
    • Students must be reliably potty trained to attend camp
    $175 per session

    Summer Olympic Preschool Camp 
    Ages 3-5 

    During this session, preschoolers will discover different aspects of the summer Olympic games including mascots, traditions, countries that participate, and of course some of the sports conducted at the Olympics.  They will participate in developmentally appropriate related activities such as hurdle runs, the balance beam, long jump, and “weight lifting.” They will also learn the basics of being a part of a team while participating in relay races and soccer. The week will include  numerous opportunities for dramatic play, but it will also have some group time with stories, music, and fun snacks. 


     Contact Jamie Graham at jgraham14@ycds.org for questions regarding this session. 

    There is a minimum of 5 students must be registered for the Olympics camp. 

    Aug. 3-7 / 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $175

    Space Camp for Preschoolers
    Ages 3-5 

    Discover planets, stars, constellations, and moon rocks at this fun- filled space camp.  The children will play and engage in fun science activities, participate in group games, and create interesting art projects within the theme of space.  Dramatic play will be a big part of the week with costumes, props, and a homemade spaceship available for creative play.  

    Aug. 10-14 /8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195

     Contact Jamie Graham at jgraham14@ycds.org for questions regarding this session. 

    There is a minimum of 5 students must be registered for Space camp.
     
  • Discover Devices and Doodads ( Grade 2-3)

    Develop critical thinking, build creative confidence, and foster collaborative teamwork while tackling real world challenges. Students in grades 2-3 will learn to become more than just consumers of technology.  They will become inventors using littleBits, LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 while developing creative ingenuity. No prior robotics or programming experience is required. Just bring your imagination and resourcefulness.

    June 22-26/ 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195


    For questions regarding STEAM camps, please contact Liz Charleston at echarles@ycds.org.

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the STEAM camps.
     
  • Robot, Robots, Everywhere! (Grades K-1)

    Brain, program, moving parts, sensor, power, that’s where it starts! In this session, campers will explore robotics through songs, games, crafts, and programming.  Activities will be both “plugged and unplugged” and appropriately challenging for young children.

    June 15-19 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195
     


    For questions regarding STEAM camps, please contact Liz Charleston at echarles@ycds.org.

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the STEAM camps.

     
  • Mad Science (Grades 4-6)

    Join us this summer as you explore kitchen science activities . Watch as hydrogen peroxide is  broken down into oxygen and water after adding the catalyst of yeast as you create elephant toothpaste. Do you like candy? During this session, students will also create rock candy. Learn about astronomy as you design your very own sundials. Study density by constructing lava lamps. Oh, and did we mention you will also make slime?  This session will fill quickly and has limited seating.

    Aug. 3-7/ 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195

    For questions regarding STEAM camps, please contact Liz Charleston at echarles@ycds.org.

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the STEAM camps.
     
  • Mindstorms Architecture Adventure (Grade 4-8)

    Architecture provides a perfect challenge for aspiring engineers. Join us in tackling some creative challenges that will simulate what engineers must consider when designing buildings, structures, and public spaces. Using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 platform and the process of design thinking, campers will design and build robotic systems that will construct modern, eco-friendly buildings, survey aging bridges, make accessible playground equipment, 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!


    June 15-19 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195


    For questions regarding STEAM camps, please contact Liz Charleston at echarles@ycds.org.

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the STEAM camps.
     
  • WeDo Wonders of the World (Grade 1-3)

    The Roman Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, and more! Come discover how these unique structures provide timeless examples of solid architecture and design. Using LEGO bricks and the process of Design Thinking, campers will plan and build their own Wonders of the World. Students will enhance their models with programmable moving parts using the LEGO WeDo platform. Basic programming skills will be introduced and differentiated based on the skills of the campers. Creativity, perseverance, and teamwork will be celebrated and encouraged. 3-2-1 LEGO!

    July 13-17 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195


    For questions regarding STEAM camps, please contact Liz Charleston at echarles@ycds.org.

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the STEAM camps.
     
  • Greyhound Sports Camp (Grades 2-6)

    This camp will feature a taste of Greyhound sports and games! Led by our own Athletic Director and coaches, campers will play soccer and basketball each day with a fun mix of introductions to other sports and team style games as well. High energy activities and friendly competition will keep the campers moving and enjoying physical activity! 

    8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195 per session

    For questions regarding sports camps, please contact, Christina Aulbach at caulbach@ycds.org

    A minimum of 10 students must be registered for sports camps. 

    Sessions Available: 
    June 22-26
    July 6-10
     
  • Animation I (Grades 5-9)

     
    Do you like cartoons and drawing? Join us for a fun-filled week of learning basic character drawing techniques and animation from a professional in the field. We will be using Adobe’s Animate to bring your characters to life. Students will have several animations to show off by the completion of the camp.

    June 22-26 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195


    For questions regarding Digital Media camps, please contact, Elia Filippone at efilippone@ycds.org

    A minimum of 10 students must be registered for Digital Media sessions.
     
  • Video I (Grade 5-9)

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own video? Join us for a creative week of learning the basics of editing in Premiere Pro.  Students will learn the basics of filming and editing. They will work in groups to write, shoot and edit a short video.

    July 20-24 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195

    For questions regarding Digital Media camps, please contact, Elia Filippone at efilippone@ycds.org

    A minimum of 10 students must be registered for Digital Media sessions.
     
  • Theatre Arts Production Camp: "Disney's Frozen Kids" (Grades 2-8)

    Do you want to build a snowman this summer? In this two week production camp, students will have the opportunity to audition, rehearse, and perform “Disney’s Frozen Kids,” all while exploring fundamental acting skills like projection, expression through voice and body, creativity, and cooperation.
    Frozen KIDS is an adaptation of the Broadway musical, which was based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery and camaraderie.


    July 20-31 / Monday - Friday/  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    $400 for 2 week Camp

    For questions regarding Theatre Arts camp, please contact, Paige Hoke at phoke@ycds.org

    A minimum of 10 students must be registered for the Theatre Arts Production Camp.
     
     

     
  • Creative Clay Creations( Grades 2-6)

    Creative Clay Creations is the perfect session for little artists who love ceramic clay. For five mornings, your artist will create a variety of  both functional and decorative pieces using slab, coil and pinch methods! Artists will learn handbuilding and glaze techniques to make fun sculptures, mugs and more! 

    *The session fee includes 5 classes, clay, usage of tools, glazes and firing.

    *Fired work will be available for pick up within a month of the final day of camp.
     
    8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $225 per session 

    Sessions Available : 
    June 15-19
    July 20-24
    August 3-7 

    For questions regarding clay camps, please contact Stacey Filippone at sfilippone@ycds.org.

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the clay camps.
     
  • Middle School Clay Studio (Grades 6-9)

    Do you enjoy working with clay and being creative? This summer, join us for a fun- filled week where you will  learn the basics of handbuilding. Students will learn the techniques of pinching, coiling, and rolling slabs to create a variety of decorative and functional pieces. Projects may include relief tiles, lanterns and more. 

    July 27-July 31 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $225


    For questions regarding clay camps, please contact Stacey Filippone at sfilippone@ycds.org

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the clay camps.
     
  • Cross Stitching( Grades 3-6)

    Cross Stitching-(Grades  3-6)

    Join us for a creative and fun hands-on art activity. Students in this session will work with a stamped cross stitch kit where counting is not required. The pattern has been pre-printed on the fabric with water soluble ink, which can be washed off easily after completed. This session is suitable for all levels of experience.  Cross stitch, backstitch, and French knots will be used for this project. We will be using 11 count Aida cloth, an even weave fabric for this project. Once the project is complete, students will finish it by placing it in a frame to display at home. Contact Christina Ausherman at causherm@ycds.org for questions regarding this session. 
    Grades 3-5:
    June 15-19 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195

    Grades 4-6 
    June 22-26 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195
  • College Application - Essay Prep (Grades 10-12 )

    Three simple words strike fear into the hearts of many high schoolers: the college essay. They should. As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that's what your college essay is. It is your one opportunity to stand out from all the other applicants to your dream school. During this summer session, you will learn what makes an essay pop for readers and what not to do when writing one. You will craft a draft of your own college essay and, at the end of the session, walk away feeling more confident about your upcoming college application process. Go on: take back the power of the words “college essay.” Sign up today!


    June 15-19 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195

    For questions regarding the Essay Prep session, please contact Kristen Spangler at ksplanger@ycds.org

    A minimum of 4 students must be registered for the Essay Prep session.
     
  • Reading and Math Skills (Grades K-5)

    Reading and math are two important areas especially during the elementary school  years. Maintain 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 over 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 all three weeks. 

    One session- $195

    All three sessions- $470  Grades 1-3

    Grades K-2
    Session 1: June 15-19    8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Session 2:  July 20-24   8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Session 3:  August 3-7 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    One session- $195
    Two  sessions- $310 Grades 4-6

    Grades 3-5 
    Session 1: July 20-24        8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Session 2:  August 10-14  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

     Contact Jamie Graham at
    jgraham14@ycds.org for questions regarding this session. 

    There is a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 10 for Reading and Math Skills sessions.