YCDS Summer Programs Keep Students Engaged Over the Summer

Ms. Jamie McKim

It might be cold outside now, but it is never too early to look ahead to the summer.  Right now, school is in full swing and our children’s minds are engaged and geared for learning. Parents often ask: How do I keep my child’s desire to learn active during the summer months to prevent a summer slide? Research shows that keeping students active in a variety of learning opportunities throughout the summer helps to foster their curiosity for learning, cultivate their desire for seeking new knowledge, and maintain their stamina for reading and writing.

This summer, York Country Day School is proud to offer a wide range of camps to help your child stay engaged while having fun. Our camps welcome students age 3 to grade 12. Students in grades 9-12 can join Mr. Trump for an adventure camp. In this dynamic camp, participants build leadership skills through group activities that promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while at the same time provide ample physical fitness. From kayaking to hiking and rock climbing, each participant in this camp wants this camp to last all year long.

Students in all divisions have numerous ways to participate in summer activities. Students ages 3 to 5 can explore the ocean while learning about animals and environments through hands-on activities in our Little Learners Camp.  Do you have a middle-schooler who enjoys animation?  Our Animation Camp takes students behind the scenes in animation creation as they design their own digital animation. There are other options for our lower school students, such as baseball, basketball, and lacrosse camps. Students can also create videos and design their our ceramic pieces in our digital media and arts camps.

Additionally, we offer Camp Greyhound, which is a full-time day camp, where children can create crafts, play outside, and go swimming. Each week is thematic and concludes with a field trip that ties into the theme. Camp Greyhound is carefully planned to accommodate students entering grades K-6.

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A complete list of offerings is available on our website. This will be a summer of lasting memories and a springboard for the next school year. If you have further questions about any of our summer camps, please contact me at jmckim@ycds.org.