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Summer Bridge Program

York’s Summer Bridge Program is open to students in rising grades 5-11. 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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  • Biomimicry (Engineering): Nature-Inspired Inventions and Prototyping

    Rising 5th-8th grades
    Week 2: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24; AM

    Beaks of a bird, hollow hair shafts of polar bears, and unfurling techniques of a fern. Observing nature with our senses can help us imagine and create solutions for all kinds of challenges. Students learn how inventions and technologies have been inspired by nature, explore York’s 100-acre Outdoor Laboratory to become inspired themselves, and work in teams to prototype and pitch their own biomimetic proposal! To get us prepared, we will start with several prototyping experiences, including building a simple light-emitting diode (LED) circuit to simulate fireflies and other bioluminescent organisms. (Don’t worry about all these terms, just be ready to imagine, learn, play, and have fun!)

    Check out this link for more details about this amazing course!:
    https://express.adobe.com/page/7SVmfxcxzIYs5/
  • Intro to Robotics: Build Your Own Robotic Arm

    Rising 8th-11th grades
    Week 2: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24; PM

    Most humans have two hands and ten fingers - two of which are opposable thumbs - attached to two multi-jointed arms. Robotic arms have been created and designed to mimic human arms and maximize function and efficiency. Students learn the basics of robotic arms, explore and discuss how they are used in different industries, and eventually build one on their own! To get us prepared in building our robotic arm, we will start with several rapid prototyping experiences, including writing pseudocode to do a “simple” task and building a functioning cardboard arm to prepare us for our real build: a robotic arm with motors and gears, five degrees of freedom, and the ability to lift 100 grams (think medium-sized tomato)! Just one question: Are you Team Human or Team Robot?

    Check out this link for more details about this amazing course!:
    https://express.adobe.com/page/7SVmfxcxzIYs5/
  • Intro to Photography

    Rising 7th-11th grades
    Week 2: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24; AM

    Everyone takes snapshots with their phones--but only a few know how to best use their phone's potential to make excellent photographs. This "phone-tography" 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 see the world in a whole new way.
  • Code Ninjas: Coding with Sonic Pi

    Rising 5th-11th grades
    Week 2: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24; AM

    Ninjas will compose with code as they learn how to program music in an application called Sonic Pi. They will combine music and computer science concepts to ignite a new passion in the digital arts world. Ninjas will recreate songs, build original soundscapes, make unique beats, and perform songs live, all using code. Ninjas will be able to use Sonic Pi at home and can continue working on their songs even after camp is over.
  • Code Ninjas: How to Become a YouTuber

    Rising 5th-11th grades
    Week 1: Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17; AM

    Ninjas will learn how to create and customize their own YouTube channel, including the design of unique channel art, profile pictures, and video thumbnails. They will also be guided through how to record, edit, and upload videos. Throughout camp, ninjas will analyze popular YouTube videos and learn about copyrights and fair use to give them what it takes to become a YouTuber!
  • Creative Writing: Good Readers, Good Writers

    Rising 7th-11th grades
    Week 2: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24; PM

    Do you love to read and feel inspired to write something of your own? Have you been writing for a while and want to refine your skills in a fun and supportive environment? Either way, this is the course for you! Join us as we read and learn from a variety of authors. You’ll write your own stories and poems along the way, and by the end of the week you’ll have several solid pieces.

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  • Algebra Refresher

    Rising 8th-11th grades
    Week 1: Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17; AM

    Want to strengthen your algebra skills? In this class, 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 before taking this class. Instructor Grace Baker will teach this class.
  • Introduction to Chemistry

    Rising 8th-11th grades
    Week 2: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24; AM

    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. Instructor Grace Baker will teach this course.
  • SAT & ACT Test Strategies and Guided Practice

    Rising 9th-11th grades
    Week 2: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24; AM

    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. Week One centers on the step-by-step strategies and practice for the Reading, English and Math sections in both the SAT and ACT. Students will learn what to do, when to do it and how to maximize a test score. This course is open to students rising into grades 9-11.
  • SAT & ACT Test Practice and Analysis

    Rising 9th-11th grades
    Week 3: Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30; AM

    Practice 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. This course focuses on taking full-length practice tests, scoring them and analyzing results. Students will practice the strategies learned in the June 20th-24th course, but that course is NOT required in order to do this June 27th-30th course. This course is for students rising into grades 9-11.

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  • Co-Ed Soccer

    Rising 5th-8th grades
    Week 1: Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17; AM

    This course—for both boys and girls rising into grades 5-8—emphasizes the development of soccer skills, knowledge of rules, small group/team tactics and positional elements of play for beginning to advanced players. Coach Chris Wilcox will lead this goal-centered experience. Bring water, sunscreen, soccer sneakers, and enthusiasm for the game!
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Leading to an A (rising 5th-8th grades)

    Week 1: Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17; PM
    Join us for a 5-day journey into the heart of leadership!
    We all know students benefit from perfecting the Five A’s to succeed:  
    • Academics
    • Ambitions
    • Achievements
    • Awards
    • Accolades
    But to get there, it’s essential that the student is self-supported inside first to master self-leadership and promote growth. Students will explore York’s outdoor-lab and “dust trail.” Using inspiration from what they experience in nature, students will journal about their reflections.
     
    This week’s course will be for students rising into grades 5-8. Dayton Hughes (leader of Dayton Hughes Consulting) will lead this 5-day experience. Bring water, sunscreen, sneakers, and enthusiasm for the outdoors and personal growth!
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Leading to an A (rising 8th-11th grades)

    Week 2: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24; PM
    Join us for a 5-day journey into the heart of leadership!
    We all know students benefit from perfecting the Five A’s to succeed:
    • Academics
    • Ambitions
    • Achievements
    • Awards
    • Accolades
    But to get there, it’s essential that the student is self-supported inside first to master self-leadership and promote growth. Students will explore York’s outdoor-lab and “dust trail.” Using inspiration from what they experience in nature, students will journal about their reflections. 

    This week’s course will be for students rising into grades 8-11. Dayton Hughes (leader of Dayton Hughes Consulting) will lead this 5-day experience. Bring water, sunscreen, sneakers, and enthusiasm for both the outdoors and personal growth!
Our York Summer Bridge 2022 offerings will include the following courses: ACT/SAT prep, Algebra Refresher, Introduction to Chemistry, Engineering, Code Ninjas, Soccer Camps, Sports Medley Camps, Social and Emotional Learning, and more. Please use the "inquiry" button above if you'd like to send us questions.
Welcoming students in rising grades 5-11! We are offering fun and safe summer programs on York’s 100-acre campus for local 5th-11th grade 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 and classes will run weekly with morning, afternoon or all-day options, from June 13-30. Costs range from $150 to $325 per enrollee.

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