Summer Bridge Program

York’s Summer Bridge Program is open to students in rising grades 8-12. The program was founded with the intention to help "bridge" high school students' pandemic experience to in-person learning in the fall. Programs are designed to Engage, Prepare and be Active!

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  • Act One

    Theatre Appreciation
    In this one-week course you will have the opportunity to stretch yourself creatively as you bask in the lights of the theatre. Learn the ins and outs of theatre from acting on the stage to running a production in the booth. We’ll play theatre games, watch professional performances, and re-kindle an appreciation for this life artform.
    June 21-25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Design and Creating for Theatre
    In this one-week course you will learn the basics of how to design and create for a theatre production. Receive training on York’s new state of the art lighting software or learn how to costume a summer production! You will be given the tools and the training to make a start at designing and creating for theatre.
    June 28-July 2, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Improv Comedy
    Laugh your face off with your fellow classmates as you spend a week learning and playing with improvisation. Nothing but fun and games for this course! All you need is an active imagination and a willingness to let go of your inhibitions for the name of comedy.
    July 5-July9, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Technical Theatre
    This course if for anyone who wants to learn about how to make theatre happen off-stage. You will learn the basics of how to program a light board, run a show from the booth, create props, manage actors, and much more! In one week we will learn the ins and outs of all things technical theatre.
    July 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Tech Week
    In this course you will learn the challenging work of tech week for theatre. Managing props and costumes, set changes, lighting cues, calling a show, etc. This course is for anyone who wants to take a stab at helping out with a production. At the end of the week you will be able to show off your skills by helping pull off a play for the rest of the camp and your family.
    **This course is required enrollment if you are also enrolling in Summer Play.
    July 19-23, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Summer Play Production
    Act in a summer play geared toward celebrating the re-opening of theatre in our community. During this five-week course you will rehearse a play that is chosen to fit the talents of the actors enrolled! Invite your family to come watch a final performance at the end of the program. Not an actor? Don’t worry! This course is also for anyone who wants to work in a technical capacity for a production! Learn how to run backstage, block a show, and use your creative powers!
    June 21-July 23, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Code Ninjas

    Web Design with Java Script
    Students will discover the excitement of creating their own website using HTML and JavaScript program.
    June 14-18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Unity Game Development
    Learn game design concepts, custom animations, and foundations of game building! Students will get an in-depth look at the fundamentals of Unity and learn more about the history of game development.
    July 5-9, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    E-Sports Competitive Gaming Series 
    Join us for some epic fun, team building, and live gaming! Esports will enter the York campus as Head Coach for the Monterey Whales will teach players the fundamentals of Overwatch. Players will learn more about what it takes to be a part of a professional team using various training platforms to increase their chances of making a professional team. All equipment will be supplied. A Friday Showcase will have a professionally casted game by none other than Master V caster for the Monterey Whales.
    July 19-23, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Engineering

    Design Thinking
    Students learn about the design thinking process, are introduced to a community-based prototyping challenge they complete in 48 hours, and learn presentation tools and skills to present their solution on the final day of the session!
    June 21-25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    The Charm of a Robotic Arm
    Students learn the basics of robotic arms, explore and discuss where they see them and how it can be used in different industries, and eventually build one on their own!
    June 21-25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    June 28-July 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Nature as Our Muse: Students learn about how inventions and technologies have been inspired by nature, explore the outdoors to get inspired, and finally prototype their own creation. Students learn presentation tools and skills to present their creation on the final day of the session!
    June 28-July 2, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Intro to Photography

    Everyone takes snapshots with their phones--but only a few know how to best use their phone's potential to make excellent photographs. This "phonetography" class will give you the skills you need to grow your potential as a photographer no matter what kind of camera you use. We'll also cover a few Photoshop basics so that you can expand your photographic vision. 
    Requirements: A phone with a built-in camera and a willingness to seeing the world in a whole new way.

    June 28-July 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 19-23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Model UN

    Model United Nations (MUN), Focus on Uyghur crisis
    June 14 -18, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Model United Nations (MUN), Focus on Climate Action
    July 5-9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    If you are interested in international affairs and enjoy debating and collaborative work, a Model United Nations course is what you need! You will be guided through a series of lessons introducing you to the United Nations as well as the concepts and practice necessary to read and write like a politician and carry yourself with the decorum of a true UN delegate or representative.
  • SEL, Leading to an "A"

    Join us for a 5-day journey into the heart of leadership!
    We all know students benefit from mastering the Five A’s to succeed:  
    But to get there, it’s essential that the student is self-supported inside first to master self-leadership and encourage growth.

    June 14-18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    July 12 - 16, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • SEL, The Big Five

    This interactive deep dive into Social Emotional Learning will focus on five components:
    Social Awareness
    Relationship Skills
    Decision Making

    Join Kim Biggio for this analysis of various human emotions and gain the tools to improve your emotional well being.

    June 21-25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 19-23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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  • Algebra Refresher

    Want to strengthen your algebra skills? In this session, we will take time to review algebra concepts that students tend to find more difficult such as systems of equations, factoring, and equations of lines. There will be a focus on material that is typically covered during the second semester of algebra. Students should have some exposure to algebra prior to taking this class.

    June 14-18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.
    June 28-July2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Creative Writing

    Do you love a well-written story? Have you ever wanted to write a short story of your own? What are some tricks that famous storytellers have used to make their works more powerful?  In this course, we'll read some amazing short stories and then apply what we learned to composing our own original tales.  Ours is an adventure of imagination and writerly craft—we invite you to join the joyful journey!

    July 12-16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 19-23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Geometry Refresher

    Want to improve your geometry skills? In this course, we will review some of the more difficult geometry concepts, particularly topics that are typically covered during the second semester of geometry. Join us as we delve into the study of shapes and learn how geometry relates to the real world! Students should have some exposure to geometry prior to taking this class.

    June 21-25, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    July 5-9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Driver's Ed

    Get your permit!
    Take the first step to getting your license by enrolling in this interactive, intensive class developed and taught by a retired California Highway Patrol Captain.
    This DMV approved 4-day intensive class is designed to teach you everything you need to know so you will pass the DMV written test and get your driving permit fast!
    On the last day of camp, your instructor will meet you at the DMV and help you through the process, paperwork and wait until you take the test.
    *You may take the class before you turn 15½ but you must be 15½ to get your permit.

    Please note: this course has an exclusive special pricing of just $280/session!

    June 14-18, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    July 12-16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    * one hour lunch break at noon
  • Russian Language & Culture

    Introducing the magic and mystery of Russian language and culture! Using games, songs, videos, and direct instruction, you will explore the following Russian phenomena : the Cyrillic alphabet/sound system; basic conversations in Russian; Russian numbers; famous Russian people; Russian holidays and traditions; Russian proverbs; Russian superstitions, and more.  

    July 5-9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • SAT/ACT Review

    Learn how to achieve your goal ACT or SAT score with the York Summer Bridge Test Prep program. Join Brooke Higgins, founder and lead instructor of CROSSWALK Test Prep & Tutoring, for this data-driven and stress-free approach to SAT and ACT success. Take advantage of the test optional movement so you can maximize your college admissions and financial aid opportunities.
    Note: First two sessions are the same programs so you need not do both. The last session is ideally for students who completed either one of the first sessions.

    Workshop: SAT & ACT Test Strategies and Guided Practice

    June 21-June 25, 9:00 a.m-12:00p.m.

    Workshop: SAT & ACT Test Strategies and Guided Practice
    Note: this program will be a repeat of previous week's program for new students.
    June 28-July 2, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Workshop: SAT & ACT Practice Test(s) and Analysis
    Note: prerequisite could be either one of the first sessions of this program but not totally necessary.
    July 5 -July 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Intro to Chem

    Join us as we explore the fundamentals of general chemistry this summer! This course will cover topics such as significant figures, stoichiometry, gas laws, and more, which will give students a solid general chemistry foundation that they can easily build upon in their future chemistry classes. This course is ideal for students who have not had any previous exposure to general chemistry.


    June 14-18,  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    July 5-9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • ¡Luces, cámara, acción! en español!

    This exciting interactive course will have you learning Spanish by participating in games such as escape room, creating social media posts, solving riddles and much more! Listen to Latin pop music, get inspired by Telenovelas while you improve your comprehension skills and vocabulary.
    1 year of high school level Spanish completed is recommended for participants.

    June 28 - July 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Spanish Language & Culture

    ¿Hablas español?
    Dive into Spanish culture and improve your pronunciation, learning directly from a native speaker. Experience the Spanish language through games, music, videos and direct interaction with others. This fun program is designed for intermediate speakers of Spanish.
    June 14-18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    June 21-25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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  • Basketball

    This co-ed camp begins with the fundamentals, stance/triple threat and progresses through to more advanced skills dribbling, passing, defense, shooting, rebounding and more, leading up to playing a mini-game! Each session is curriculum based and will build upon the skills and concepts learned in the previous session.

    June 14 - 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    June 21 - 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    June 28 - July 2, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    July 5 - 9, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Cross Country

    Love running? Would you like to get into better preseason condition for cross-country? Then join us at York for some Summer Bridge cross-country! We will run in our Outdoor Lab course, on our dust trail, and along other paths near our school. Everyone from beginning runners to fast, experienced runners are welcome!

    July 19-23, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Girls Lacrosse

    This lacrosse program will focus on stick skills, game play, and will be filled with a lot of team building. The goal is to prepare those who love lacrosse, but also those who have never tried lacrosse before, to be ready for our next season in person! By the end of the program, you will have gained complete knowledge and skill of the game and hopefully make a few friends along the way.

    June 28-July 2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Soccer

    This co-ed camp emphasizes the development of soccer skills, knowledge of rules, small group/team tactics and positional elements of play for beginning to advanced players.

    June 14 - 18, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    June 21 - 25, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    July 19 - 23, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Welcoming students in rising grades 8–12! We are offering fun and safe summer programs on York’s 100-acre campus for local middle and high school students. Whether you’re looking to brush up on academics, get moving with athletics, explore your creativity in the arts, or enhance your social-emotional wellness, we have a program for you! Camps will run weekly with morning, afternoon or all-day options, starting in June.

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