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, 2021
  • Campers should register for camps based on their grade level as of Sept. 1, 2021
  • 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, 2021.

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  • Camp Greyhound Day Camp (Grades K-6)

    Week of June 7-week of August 9 (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.
    $215 week/ $260 with extended day options

     Camp Greyhound and Camp FETCH 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, 2021
    • 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 or Camp FETCH, please contact Jamie Graham  717-815-6759 or jgraham14@ycds.org
  • Creative Clay Creations  (Grades 2-6) -THIS SESSION IS FULL

    Creative Clay Creations 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 to make fun sculptures, bowls and more with clay! 

    July 26-30  / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195

    For questions regarding clay camps, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org

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


  • Printmaking Art Camp (Grades 2-6)- LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

    Printmaking Art Camp will explore designs and techniques of collagraph, monoprint and relief printmaking, as well as alternative processes. Students will develop skills in layering, carving, composition and design as they explore printmaking materials and techniques.
     
    August 2-6  / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195

    For questions regarding clay camps, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the clay camps.
  • Fiber Art Camp (Grades 2-6) - THIS SESSION IS FULL

    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. Join us for a week full of art fun! 


    June 21-25  / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $195

    For questions regarding clay camps, please contact Amber Dacheux at adacheux@ycds.org

    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for each of the clay camps.
  • Little Learners Camp (Ages 3-5)- LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

    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 Jennifer Steel at jsteel@ycds.org for questions regarding this session. 

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

    June 7-11/ 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $175

    Space Camp for Preschoolers - THIS SESSION IS FULL
    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.  

    June 14-18 /8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $175

     Contact Jennifer Steel at jsteel@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)- THIS SESSION IS FULL

    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.

    July 6-9/ 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / $156

    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)- THIS SESSION IS FULL

    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.


    July 12-16/ 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.

     
  • Let Your Light Shine! (Grade 6 and 7)


     Students in this camp will complete an authentic design project that combines elements of engineering and art. Students will use the engineering design process to create a prototype for a conceptual light.  They will focus on both form and function by creating a light that looks like something else, functions slightly differently than a traditional light, or be used for a specific place or purpose. Since we will be wiring the lights, and using basic hand and power tools (hack saw, drill, pipe cutters), this camp is limited to rising 6th and 7th-grade students.

    August 2-6/ 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: Fitness Fun! (Grade 4-8)- THIS SESSIONS IS FULL

    Reinventing fitness and play provides a perfect challenge for aspiring engineers. Join us in tackling some creative challenges that will simulate what engineers must consider when improving their communities to increase activity, fitness, and fun for everyone. Using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 platform and the process of design thinking, campers will design and build robotic systems that will test workout machines, reinvent unused spaces, utilize accessible playground equipment, and more. Students will practice navigating to a specific location, collecting and moving materials, and identifying the environment with 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 14-18 / 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

    Sessions Available: 
    June 14-18
    July 6-9
    August 2-6


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

    A minimum of 6 students must be registered for sports camps. 

     
     
  • Video I ( Grades 6-9) - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

     
    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 WeVideo to bring your ideas to life. Students will have several videos to show off by the completion of the camp.  Students must have their own laptop to bring for use during the workshop. 

    Dates: July 26-30 / 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.
  • 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. 

    Grades K-2- THIS SESSION IS FULL 

    Session 1: June 14-18    8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Session 2:  August 9-13  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    One session- $195
    Both Sessions:  $350


    Grades 3-5 
    Session 1: June 14-18    8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Session 2:  June 21-25  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Session 3: July 19-23    8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    One session- $195
    All three sessions- $470  Grades 3-5

     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.