Summer Programs

Summer Session

Welcome!

The Rye Country Day Summer Session offers middle and upper school students the opportunity to develop areas of special interest, explore new ideas, earn advanced credit, or review subjects that need strengthening. Summer Session is open to qualified students from any school. Students may sign up for as many or as few classes as they would like.

Classes meet Monday through Friday. Classes will not meet on July 4, 2019.

Courses meet for two- to six-week sessions, depending on the course. All courses will take place between July 1 – August 9, 2019. Dates and times for every course are noted in the course description. Please make note of the dates for the courses for which you are registering.

Class size generally ranges from 4 to 12 students.

Minimum enrollment for a course is four. If there are fewer than four students enrolled in a course, the course will be cancelled.

Financial assistance is available, should the cost of any given course be out of reach. Please select the "financial aid" selection when completing the registration, and make sure to submit the supporting application and documentation in a timely manner. Aid decisions for families applying from outside of RCDS will be emailed in mid-June.

Need Assistance?

Director of Summer Session

(914) 925-4511

Course Descriptions

Math Skills, Grades 5-6

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

This course is offered to build skills and enrich mathematical understanding in students entering grades five and six. Topics covered include whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, multiplying and dividing mixed numbers, decimals, geometry, and measurement.

Course Fee: $1100

Math Skills, Grades 7-8

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

This course is offered to build skills and enrich mathematical understanding in students entering grades seven and eight. Topics covered include properties of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers; ratios, proportions and percentages; integers, algebraic concepts, geometry, and measurement.

Course Fee: $1100

Reading/Study Skills, Grades 5-6

JULY 1 – JULY 26
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This developmental reading course includes work on four reading skills: pre-viewing, recognizing main ideas, identifying major and minor ideas, and recall. Vocabulary enrichment and practice in the study skills of outlining and summarizing will form a substantial part of the course. Students read textbooks and fiction material to develop and improve basic reading and comprehension skills.

This course is open to students entering grades five and six.

Course Fee: $925

Reading/Study Skills, Grades 7-8

JULY 1 – JULY 26
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

A primary focus of the class will be reading for main idea and supporting details, in order to help further build and develop comprehension and recall of the text. Vocabulary enrichment and practice in the study skills of outlining and summarizing will form a substantial part of the course. Students read textbooks and fiction material to develop and improve basic reading and comprehension skills.

This course is open to students entering grades seven and eight.

Course Fee: $925

Writing Workshop, Grades 5-6

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The objective of Writing Workshop is the development/improvement of the student's ability to produce a sound, effective written piece ranging from paragraphs to short essays (test-type questions) and longer papers. Attention will be given to all steps of the writing process, including effective outlining, generating a thesis statement/claim, sentence and paragraph structure, selection and use of supporting information, proofreading, and revising.

Students are grouped according to grade levels and will work both collaboratively and individually throughout the course. It is important to note that the full benefit of the course comes with attendance for the full length of the program.

Students will complete much of the work in class, but there will be regular homework.

This course is open to students entering grades five and six.

Course Fee: $1100

Writing Workshop, Grades 7-9

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The objective of Writing Workshop is the development/improvement of the student's ability to produce a sound, effective written piece ranging from paragraphs to short essays (test-type questions) and longer papers. Attention will be given to all steps of the writing process, including effective outlining, generating a thesis statement/claim, sentence and paragraph structure, selection and use of supporting information, proofreading, and revising.

Students are grouped according to grade levels and will work both collaboratively and individually throughout the course. It is important to note that the full benefit of the course comes with attendance for the full length of the program.

Students will complete much of the work in class, but there will be regular homework.

This course is open to students entering grades seven through nine.

Course Fee: $1100

Writing Workshop, Grades 10-12

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The objective of Writing Workshop is the development/improvement of the student's ability to produce a sound, effective written piece ranging from paragraphs to short essays (test-type questions) and longer papers. Attention will be given to all steps of the writing process, including effective outlining, generating a thesis statement/claim, sentence and paragraph structure, selection and use of supporting information, proofreading, and revising.

Students are grouped according to grade levels and will work both collaboratively and individually throughout the course. It is important to note that the full benefit of the course comes with attendance for the full length of the program.

Students will complete much of the work in class, but there will be regular homework.

This course is open to students entering grades 10 through 11.

Course Fee: $1100

Algebra I

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This course includes the following topics: properties of real numbers and their applications, linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, exponents, radicals, factoring, rational expressions, solving quadratic equations including the quadratic formula, and graphing in the coordinate plane. Emphasis is placed on developing strong skills and independent thinking.

Open to all students. The course is designed for students who have not yet taken Algebra I. The text used is Common Core Standards aligned, so students required to take the Algebra I Regents (CCSS) exam will be prepared.

Non-RCDS students seeking credit or placement for their work from their school should follow the instructions for “Seeking Credit/Placement” while registering through the Registration Portal.

RCDS Students seeking enrollment in Algebra I should discuss their summer goals with the Principal before submitting registration.

Course Fee: $4100

Algebra Boot Camp

JULY 29 – AUGUST 9
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This class is a refresher course for students who have had a year of Algebra. We will review at least 20 key topics taught in Algebra classes. Intended for the student who never felt that they learned all the concepts deeply enough or have forgotten important concepts, this course can provide a great opportunity to practice and strengthen needed skills for Algebra 2 before September. Competency in Algebra is fundamental for moving on to the next level in math, and we will use this course as an opportunity to (re)build these core skills.

Course Fee: $925

Geometry

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This course studies the properties of plane figures including parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent and similar triangles, polygons, circles, right triangle trigonometry, areas, and volumes, as well as introductions to solid and coordinate geometry. Throughout the course, the student's ability to develop and present formal proofs is systematically strengthened and expanded through the use of inductive and deductive reasoning. A review of Algebra 1 is included, using equations based on geometric theorems.

Open to all students. The course is designed for students who have not yet taken Geometry. The text used is Common Core Standards aligned, so students required to take the Geometry Regents (CCSS) exam will be prepared.

Non-RCDS students seeking credit or placement for their work from their school should follow the instructions for “Seeking Credit/Placement” while registering through the Registration Portal.

RCDS Students seeking enrollment in Geometry should discuss their summer goals with the Principal before submitting registration.

Course Fee: $4100

Algebra II/Trigonometry

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This course includes a study of linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions, systems of equations in two and three variables, inequalities, complex numbers, variation, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions, including applications.

Open to all students. The course is designed for students who have not yet taken Algebra II/Trigonometry. The text used is Common Core Standards aligned, so students required to take the Algebra II Regents (CCSS) exam will be prepared.

Non-RCDS students seeking credit or placement for their work from their school should follow the instructions for “Seeking Credit/Placement” while registering through the Registration Portal.

RCDS Students seeking enrollment in Algebra II/Trigonometry should discuss their summer goals with the Principal before submitting registration.

Course Fee: $4100

Pre-Calculus

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This course extends the content of algebra through advanced-level consideration of various functions and develops skill in mathematical analysis. Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and circular functions are considered along with the study of analytic geometry, polar coordinates, and sequences and series. Open to all students. The course is designed for students who have not yet taken Pre-Calculus.

Non-RCDS students seeking credit or placement for their work from their school should follow the instructions for “Seeking Credit/Placement” while registering through the Registration Portal.

RCDS Students seeking enrollment in Precalculus should discuss their summer goals with the Principal before submitting registration.

Course Fee: $4100

Introduction to Computer Science

JULY 15 – AUGUST 9
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

One of the joys of computer science is learning to make things move, and interacting with them on the screen. Capitalizing on this wonderful, “Aha!” moment, this course explores the basic principles of Computer Science using the highly visual and interactive language of Processing. Students in this course write their first interactive programs, while learning object-oriented design and the fundamental tools of programming. Many of the problem sets invite students to program or design interactive games.

This course (or equivalent experience) is required to take Advanced Placement Computer Science; it will be equivalent to a 1/2 unit course, and will be included on RCDS students’ transcripts.

This course fulfills the RCDS Computer Science requirement in place for the classes of 2023 and beyond.

This course is open to students entering grades 9 – 12.

Course Fee: $2750

Makerspace Camp

We will work with various high tech and low tech tools and skills to create unique works of STEAM using the machines and materials in the makerspace. Some of the making may include: paper-craft and paper circuits, 3D design and printing, laser etching and cutting, decoupage and textured fiber art, 2D & 3D constructions, electronics and micro-robotics, sewing and embroidery, soap and candle making, and much more. You will be able to take most of the creations home with you!

Open to students entering grades 7 – 10.

Sign up for one or both weeks!
  • Session 1: July 8 – 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Session 2: July 15 – 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Fee: $400 (per week)

Robotics Workshop

JULY 15 – JULY 26
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This two-week course in robotics will focus on learning to build and program VEX IQ robots to navigate around a robot playing field while manipulating various objects and accomplishing other related tasks. This will be a great introduction to engineering processes, basic programming skills, and strategies to win robot matches using the VEX IQ platform. No robotics experience is necessary for students to enjoy the challenge of robotic design.

Open to students entering grades 6-8.

Course Fee: $525

Health

JULY 1 – JULY 26
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

The Health course offers practical knowledge and skills to help students make thoughtful decisions. Lectures and discussions include topics on nutrition, decision-making, eating disorders, chemical awareness, human anatomy, human sexuality, relationships and HIV education.

This course satisfies the RCDS Health requirement for students in grade 10.

Course Fee: $1500

SAT Preparation

JULY 8 – AUGUST 1

Choose one of two sections:

  1. Mondays – Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  2. Mondays – Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Summer Session is once more partnering with Summit Educational to offer our SAT Preparation Class. This course will cover general test-taking strategies with a focus on strengthening core skills. Mathematics topics covered will include: Problem Solving and Data Analysis, Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. Evidence-Based Reading & Writing topics covered will include: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Rhetorical Analysis and the Essay. Frequent practice tests are administered and reviewed throughout the program. Our course has been specifically designed to give your child all the academic skills and strategies he or she will need on test day.

The opportunity to sit for an entire, timed, practice exam at Summit Educational Group's Westchester Office may be arranged through the instructor at the time of the course's completion.

Course Fee: $1575

ACT Preparation

JULY 8 – AUGUST 1

Choose one of two sections:

  1. Mondays – Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  2. Mondays – Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Summer Session is partnering with Summit Educational to offer our ACT Preparation Class. This course will cover general test-taking strategies with a focus on strengthening core skills. Topics will be covered in English, Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science. Frequent practice tests are administered and reviewed throughout the program. Our course has been specifically designed to give your child all the academic skills and strategies he or she will need on test day.

The opportunity to sit for an entire, timed, practice exam at Summit Educational Group's Westchester Office may be arranged through the instructor at the time of the course's completion.

Course Fee: $1575

Driver’s Education

JULY 1 – AUGUST 9

The driver’s education program offers classroom instruction and automobile experience taught by certified instructors from the Formula One Driving School in Mamaroneck, NY and fulfills New York State and insurance requirements for driver education. The course is open to students sixteen years of age or older as of the start of the course. Minimum enrollment in this course is 16 with a maximum enrollment of 36. The course will not be offered if the minimum enrollment is not obtained by June 10.

Lecture Class Times:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday July 2 is the first lecture; Thursday, August 8 is an optional review or a makeup day, should a student miss one of the previous lecture classes.

Driving Times:

In-car sessions are arranged by Formula One based on your stated preference when you register of three of the following six options:

  • Mon/Fri/Sat: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Mon/Fri/Sat: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tues/Wed/Thurs: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tues/Wed/Thurs: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Formula One assigns driving times and makes every effort to accommodate the preferences stated on the registration form, however, this is not always possible. Driving times will be assigned and communicated to registrants by Formula One at the close of the registration period, shortly after June 10. Driving time groups will be withdrawn if there are not enough students to fill the car, and the students will be assigned to their 2nd or 3rd choices.

Refunds:

If the assigned driving time does not work for a student, the parent/guardian may request a refund. The latest day to request a refund for withdrawal from the course is June 17.

Permits:

Students who do not have learner’s permits by July 1 must obtain their permit by July 19th and provide their Permit ID numbers to Formula One Driving School.

Course Fee: $925

Registration Portal

Registration for Summer Session 2019 is now open.

REGISTER HERE

Wildcat Mini-Camps



Wildcat Mini-Camps

Lower & Middle School

June 10 - June 21, 2019
Mondays - Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Early Bird Program is open to all campers. It is available Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. while camp is in session.

The perfect way to make the transition from school to summer is to participate with friends and RCDS teachers in Rye Country Day School’s Wildcat Mini-Camp. These camps are open to all Rye Country Day students and run for two weeks after the close of the academic year.

Need Assistance?

Mini-Camp Coordinator

(914)-967-1417 (ext. 4427)

Plan Ahead

Browse the 2019 Mini-Camp Brochure.

Mini-Camp Brochure (PDF)

Registration Portal

Registration for Wildcat Mini-Camp will open Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. and close Friday, May 10 at 11:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

June Sports Camps



June Sports Camps

Middle & Upper School

JUNE 10 - JUNE 14
Monday through Friday, times vary

At the start of every summer, Rye Country Day athletes have the opportunity to participate in an intensive week of training for a specific sport with a Rye Country Day coach.

Overview

A minimum number of athletes is required for each session; if that number is not met, you will be reimbursed for the cost of the program. Tuition for June Sports Camps will be charged to students' school accounts.

Need Assistance?

For more information about a specific session please contact the camp coach

Coach Directory

ACTION



ACTION 2019

An academic summer program that runs Monday - Friday for the month of July for public school students entering grades 7, 8, or 9

ACTION is an academic enrichment program at Rye Country Day School for highly motivated public school students entering grades 7, 8, or 9. ACTION seeks to expand the academic and intellectual horizons of bright, motivated, and responsible students from local communities that may not have the resources available to provide such summer programs. ACTION offers a diverse range of educational challenges both on and off campus. The program promotes confidence and strength of character while helping students grow academically and develop as leaders.


Read the 2019 ACTION Brochure

Need Assistance?

Important 2019 Dates

APRIL 5 - Student Application Forms Due

MAY 1 - Notification for Accepted Students

JUNE 1 - Orientation for Accepted Students

JULY 1 - ACTION Begins

JULY 26 - ACTION Closing Ceremonies

Overview

Academics & Enrichment

The four-week ACTION Program's philosophy emphasizes learning for the sake of learning. All students will take project-based courses in core academic disciplines to help reinforce the work they are doing during the school year. Enrichment courses such as Leadership, Drama, Physical Education, and Computer Science will also be offered on a rotating basis. The program's location on the Rye Country Day School campus also allows ACTION students to access state-of-the-art facilities including computer labs and the Performing Arts Center. A small student to teacher ratio of 12 to 1, allows instructors to give individual attention to each student.

Activities & Events

The ACTION program strives to provide experiential learning opportunities that complement what students learn in the classroom. One day each week is devoted to learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Summer activities always include both a trip to a Broadway play and a second academically enriching trip. In the past, this second trip has included sites such as the Yonkers Science Barge and an outdoor ropes course.

Transportation

Individual families are responsible for daily transportation to and from Rye Country Day School, which is located just off I-95 and I-287. The Rye train station, on the Metro North-New Haven line, is two blocks from the school.

ACTION councilors will be at the New Rochelle train station every morning to accompany our students to rye. These councilors will also take students on Metro North from Rye to New Rochelle in the afternoon.

Staff

ACTION teachers include skilled, experienced, and dedicated professionals from Rye Country Day School. In addition, our student counselors are former ACTION students who remain passionate about the program and its benefits.

Applying

ACTION applicants are identified and/or recommended by guidance counselors, teachers, and other administrators within their schools. Students must be entering grades 7, 8, or 9 and attend public school in Westchester, southern Connecticut, or the Bronx. Applicants must qualify for the reduced lunch program at their schools.

Spaces are limited at each grade level, and applying to the program does not guarantee admission. All students must demonstrate scholastic ability and must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their full-time school. To apply, students must submit a completed application, including the application form, the school section filled out by a recommending guidance counselor, a written response to the essay question, and a copy of the student’s most recent transcript/report card.

Tuition

The only costs of the ACTION Program are a $50 enrollment fee and transportation to and from Rye.

Policies

ACTION seeks to maintain a supportive learning environment for all students within a respectful school community. Upon acceptance, parents and students will be provided with details on all policies regarding attendance, dress, and behavior. Committed parental support is critical, and we ask that ACTION take priority over all non-emergencies, including family vacations. Successful completion of ACTION is dependent upon adherence to these policies.

Apply

For New Applicants

Complete the Online Application

In addition to the Online Application, new student applicants must also submit the following:

Please be sure that the recommendation form and current report card are submitted via mail by April 5, 2019 to:

Jason Leath, Co-Director ACTION Program
Rye Country Day School
3 Cedar Street
Rye, NY 10580

Guidance Counselors/Classroom Teachers may submit their recommendation directly to Rye Country Day School.

For Returning Students

Complete the Online Application

Additionally, please submit a current report card via mail by April 5, 2019 to:

Jason Leath, Co-Director ACTION Program
Rye Country Day School
3 Cedar Street
Rye, NY 10580

Summer Squash Camp



Summer Squash Camp

Lower, Middle, & Upper School

2019 Dates coming soon!

Sessions are offered by week, and run Monday - Friday

There is a choice of a morning session, afternoon session or a day camp session (morning and afternoon).

Need Assistance?

RCDS Squash Director
Alex Langerhorst
Telephone: (914) 874-4311
alex_langerhorst@ryecountryday.org

Middle School Camps

Middle School Girls' Soccer

For grades 6, 7, 8

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: Alin Andrei
Required Equipment: Cleats and shin guards

Middle School Boys' Soccer

For grades 6, 7, 8

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: Alin Andrei
Required Equipment: Cleats and shin guards

Middle School Boys' Basketball

For grades 6, 7, 8

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: Brendan Barile
Required Equipment: Basketball Sneakers

Middle School Girls' Basketball

For grades 6, 7, 8

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: Scotty Nails
Required Equipment: Basketball Sneakers

Middle School Boys' and Girls' Fencing

For grades 7 & 8 only

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 10
Director: Joe Rue

Description: Summer Fencing camp is aimed at fencers with some experience who would like the opportunity to have lessons and fence in the off season. It will be good preparation leading into the next season.

Required Equipment: Mask, jacket, underarm, glove, body cord and foil (provided if needed)

Upper School Camps

Girls' Soccer

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Minimum number of athletes: 20
Coach: TBA

Description: This program is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in playing soccer in the fall season. Players will be placed in a training group for the week and work with an RCDS coach. This is an intense week of technical and tactical training in a fun environment.

Required Equipment: Cleats and shin guards

Boys' Soccer

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Minimum number of athletes: 20
Director: Alin Andrei

Description: This program is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in playing soccer in the fall season. Players will be placed in a training group for the week and work with an RCDS coach. This is an intense week of technical and tactical training in a fun environment.

Required Equipment: Cleats and shin guards

Girls' Basketball

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 10
Coach: Scotty Nails

Description: An offensive basketball player must be able to Pass, Dribble and Shoot. The coaches are excited to help motivated players improve their overall offensive game. Creative stations, shooting contests and mini-games will drive this dynamic curriculum.

Required Equipment: Basketball sneakers

Boys' Basketball

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 10
Director: Brendan Barile

Description: An offensive basketball player must be able to Pass, Dribble and Shoot. The coaches are excited to help motivated players improve their overall offensive game. Creative stations, shooting contests and mini-games will drive this dynamic curriculum.

Required Equipment: Basketball sneakers

Field Hockey

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Minimum number of athletes: 20
Director: Georgette Summers

Description: The RCDS Field Hockey program is excited to offer our June camp. The camp goals are to provide a positive teaching environment that allows each athlete to improve her individual skills and understand game concepts while enjoying the game of field hockey.

Required Equipment: Goggles, mouthguard, field hockey stick, shin guards

Girls' & Boys' Fencing

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 10
Director: Joe Rue

Description: Summer Fencing camp is aimed at fencers with some experience who would like the opportunity to have lessons and fence in the off season. It will be good preparation leading into the next Season.

Required Equipment: Mask, jacket, underarm, glove, body cord and foil (provided if needed)

Wrestling

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 8
Director: Rich Knazik

Description: The RCDS “School of Wrestling” is designed for those interested in upping their game and correcting any flaws they may have. We will evaluate each individual in multiple categories through video analysis. This is an opportunity to master a really cool move and/or get a better understanding for the basics.

Required Equipment: Head gear and wrestling shoes

Football

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Minimum number of athletes: 20
Director: John Calandros

Description: Coach John Calandros and his staff will provide both individual and team instruction for boys entering grades 9-12. This is a special opportunity for players to learn specific positions and team play. Players will be taught offense, defense, special teams and decision-making concepts. These skills and concepts will carry over into the next football season. Overall football knowledge and techniques will be stressed. Each player will receive personal attention, including individual skills that relate to his particular position.

Required Equipment: Helmet and shoulder pads (provided by school)