Imaginations at Work

Set your sights discovery through new
adventures every day! One day you’ll be at the
beach, the next unleashing your inner artist.

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Grades 1 - 6

Create, learn, and play all summer long at YMCA Discovery Camp!

Y staff create hands-on, structured enrichment activities in art, science, storytelling, and outdoor play. Each week's theme is woven into the day's games, field trips, and fun. Your camper will make new friends and develop skills in a small group setting.

The Y makes summer schedules easier for families with convenient program locations throughout local neighborhoods.

Discovery Camp

Weekly Fee: 
$235 FM - $275 CM (Extended Camp is included in camp fee)
FM=Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Dates Theme
June 22 - 26
Aloha, Summer!
Aloha! Join us as we splash into the best summer ever with a Hawaiian twist. From sand art to water limbo and from tasty tropical treats to water relays, kids will have so much fun.

 Field Trips: Les Gove Park
June 29 - July 3
Summertime Celebrations
Get ready for a wild week of celebrations, where every day is a holiday! Campers will play in a winter wonderland, dress up for Halloween, party at a birthday bash, and so much more. Each day will be filled with games, crafts, and surprises.

 Field Trips: Seward Park and Family Fun Center
July 6 - 10 
Water World
Enjoy your favorite camp activities with a splash! Keep cool while you play games such as water bucket relays, water balloons, water tag, and more.

 Field Trips: Angle Lake and Seattle Aquarium
July 13 - 17   Camp Challenge
It's camp challenge time! Participate in scavenger hunts, daily group games, team spirit, and a camp field day. Learn about YMCA values and being a leader.

 Field Trips: Georgetown Playfields and NW Trek
July 20 - 24    Nature Unleashed
Explore the amazing environment we live in! Learn about hiking, outdoor survival, and much more in this awesome week of adventure.

 Field Trips: Coulon Beach and City Soil Farm
July 27 - 31    Slime and Grime When you combine one part science and two parts imagination with some household knowledge and a little dirt, the outcome is sure to capture your attention and make you say 'WOW!'

Field Trips: West Green Lake and TBD
August 3 - 7    International Carnival
Campers will experience different world cultures without leaving the Y! Children will map a course to go around the world in five days while learning about food, traditions, and values.

 Field Trips: Mount Baker Park Beach and Auntie Annes
August 10 - 14 It's a Jungle Out There
Escape to the world of the wild. Explore amazing animals from bugs to bears to reptiles.

 Field Trips: East Green Lake and TBD
August 17 - 21    Imaginarium 
Welcome to the magical world of make believe! Campers immerse themselves in a favorite book, movie, or fairytale and participate in activities that will make them feel like princesses, knights, Jedi masters or Hogwarts students. Costumes are not only welcomed, they are encouraged.

 Field Trips: Lego Store - Southcenter and Angle Lake
August 24 - 28    Summer STAYcation Spend the week enjoying favorite camp activities and playing with friends before summer comes to an end!

 Field Trips: Les Gove Park and TBD

Discovery Camp

Location Address
YMCA School-Age Center at Lea Hill12832 SE 312th St, Auburn

M - F, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discovery Camp

Extended Camp provides supervised activities and structured programs before and after camp hours. This is included for free in your camp fee.

Extended Camp Location
YMCA School-Age Center at Lea Hill12832 SE 312th St, Auburn

Extended Camp Hours:

7:00 - 9:00 am
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Register for Discovery Camp

Register Online:

Registration is easy and only takes a few minutes.


More Summer Camps

Plan Now for an Awesome-Packed Summer!

There’s tons to learn, play and explore at YMCA Summer Camps. Kids grow, build skills and gain confidence in a safe, values-based environment. We offer camps serving Auburn, Federal Way, Sumner, Kent, Enumclaw and Black Diamond.

Outdoor Day Camp

Outdoor Day Camp

Grades 1 - 4

Learn about the magic of the outdoors through exciting adventures!

Kids on Their Way Camp

Kids on Their Way Camp

Grades Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten is coming! Get your child ready for their first day of school with the help of Kids on Their Way!

Climbing Camp

Climbing Camp

Grades 4 - 7

This week-long challenge and climbing camp takes adventure to the next level.

Specialty Camp

Specialty Camp - New!

Grades 1 - 5

Spark a new interest with uniquely exciting learning experiences close to home!

Swim & Sports Camp

Swim & Sports Camp - New!

Grades 2 - 4

Try new sports and learn to swim! Get ready to develop and practice skills for a variety of sports including swimming.

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Grades 4 - 6

Happy trails to you as you embark on an exciting overnight horse camp at Horseshoe Ranch in Cle Elum.

Trek Camp

Trek Camp

Grades 5 - 6

Grab a new adventure each week as Y staff lead tween campers in activities like music, gaming, or hitting the trails for a hike.

Quest Camp

Quest Camp

Grades 7 - 9

Go full speed this summer with trips, hikes and overnights all over the Northwest.

Overnight Camp

Overnight Camp

Grades 1 - 12

Head to Orcas Island or Puget Sound's Case Inlet to enjoy the classic summer camping adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime!

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

Grades 6 - 12

While exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we work together to develop leadership skills that will help you succeed in life, whatever path you choose.