Imaginations at Work

Explore fun weekly themes like Jungle Safari 
and Treasure Island through art, science,
storytelling, and field trips.

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Grades K - 6

Create, learn, and play throughout the summer at YMCA Discovery Camp!

Trained 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:
$210 - $240 (Wrap Around Camp included in camp fee)
*$130 - $145 July 5-7 for Ilalko & Fairwood locations

**$130 - $145 June 28-30 & Aug. 28-30 for Fairwood location only

Dates Theme

June 26-30

**Camp starts June 28 for Fairwood Location

Blast Off With Y Camp

Got a yearning for lunar learning?  Blast off into this activity-filled session learning about the planets, stars and moon as you let your imagination soar.
 Field Trips: Fairwood Location- Cougar Mountain Zoo / Ilalko Location - Secoma Lanes & Les Grove Park

July 5-7*

*No camp July 3-4


Come join your friends as we enjoy new celebrations each day.  From birthdays to 4th of July, learn and celebrate what is around you.
 Field Trips:  Fairwood Location - Old McDebbie's Farm & Jim's U-Fish / Ilalko Location - Titlow Park

July 10-14
Drip, Drip, Splash

Make a splash during this wet and wild week with water bucket relays, water balloons, water tag and tons of squishy games!
 Field Trips: Fairwood Location - Children's Museum of Tacoma & Angle Lake Beach Park / Ilalko Location - Environmental Science Center & Dashpoint State Park

July 17-21Treasure Island

Yo, ho, ho and a bunch of fun!  Our pirates will dig for buried treasure and discover the adventure of life on the high seas.
 Field Trips: Fairwood Location - Point Defiance Zoo & Kennydale Park / Ilalko Location - Mary Olson Farm & Steel Lake Park

July 24-28Ooey Gooey

Jump into a week filled with hands-on activities.  The messier, the more fun - an ooey gooey adventure for you to explore!
 Field Trips:  Fairwood Location - Luther Burbank Park & Pacific Science Center / Ilalko Location - Hands On Museum & Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

July 31-Aug. 4 Jungle Safari

Monkeys, Lions and Cheetahs!  Come on safari with us and learn about different habitats and experience the vast smorgasbord of plant and animal life in jungles around the world.
 Field Trips: Fairwood Location - Lake Meridian Beach Park & Woodland Park Zoo / Ilalko Location - Point Defiance Zoo & Celebration Park

Aug. 7-11 Food Fusion

Put your cooking skills to the test as we try new foods and create our own recipes.  Get ready for a tasty exploration!
 Field Trips:  Fairwood Location - Gene Coulon Beach Park & Boehm's Chocolate Factory Tour / Ilalko Location - Remlinger Farms & Jefferson Park

Aug. 14-18Catch the Spirit

Compete in camp-wide games and challenges while building team spirit among your fellow campers.
 Field Trips:  Fairwood Location - Lake Wilderness Beach Park & Remlinger Farms / Ilalko Location - Salmon Hatchery & Wright Park

Aug. 21-25 Getting Places

By plane, boat, train or car, learn about the machines that help us get from here to there and everywhere!
 Field Trips:  Fairwood Location - Newcastle Beach Park & Museum of Flight / Ilalko Location - Tacoma Children's Museum & Lake Meridian Park

Aug. 28-30Camp Closeout

Review the most popular activities from the summer.  Campers will get to choose adventures throughout the week from our summer favorites!
 Field Trips:  Fairwood Location - Clyde Beach Park & American Car Museum / Ilalko Location - Nisqually Wildlife Refuge and Les Gove Park

Discovery Camp

Location Address
Ilalko Elementary
301 Oravetz Pl. SE, Auburn
Fairwood Elementary 16600 148th Ave SE, Renton

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

Discovery Camp

Wrap Around Camp provides supervised activities and structured programs before and after camp hours.

Wrap Around Camp Locations
Ilalko Elementary 301 Oravetz Pl. SE, Auburn
Fairwood Elementary 16600 148th Ave SE, Renton

Wrap Around 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 K - 6

Learn to respect and enjoy the great outdoors through fun, high-energy adventures.

Kids on Their Way

Kids on Their Way

Grades Entering K

Campers develop skills and experience opportunities that help prepare them for kindergarten. Y staff lead activities filled with fun and learning!



Grades 4 - 6

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

Sports Camps

Sports Camps

Grades 1 - 6

Whether you’re looking to up your play or learn a whole new sport, summer at the Y is a great time to get in the game.



Grades 7 - 10

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

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Grades 4 - 6

Learn teamwork and horse care as campers enjoy homework riding, creek-side trail hikes, campfires and an adventure away from home.

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!

Outdoor Adventure Programs

Outdoor Adventure Programs

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.