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 K - 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

Many of these camps are currently FULL and accepting a waitlist. Please contact the registrar at to be placed on the waitlists for the camp week and location that you are interested in.

Weekly Fee:
$225 FM - $265 CM (Wrap Around Camp included in camp fee)

Week of June 26-28:
Fairwood and Sunrise Locations: No camp
Lea Hill Location: $135 FM - $175 CM (Closed June 24-25)

Week of July 1-5:
Fairwood and Sunrise Locations: $135 FM - $175 CM (Closed July 4-5)
Lea Hill Location: $180 FM - $220 CM (Closed July 4)

Week of Aug 26-28:
Fairwood and Sunrise Locations: $135 FM - $175 CM (Closed Aug 29-30)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Dates Theme

June 26 - 28*
(Closed 6/24-6/25)
Lea Hill Location Only

Team Spirit Week

Play camp-wide games to get to know fellow campers and learn leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

 Field Trips:

  • Lea Hill: Family Fun Center, Seward Park

July 1-5**
(Closed 7/4)

Every Day's a Holiday

You don't need an excuse to celebrate!  From holidays to birthdays and all the days in between, join your friends as we create and enjoy the festivities.

 Field Trips:

  • Fairwood: Chihuly Garden
  • Sunrise: Point Defiance Zoo, Seward Park
  • Lea Hill : Les Gove Park
July 8-12
Outdoor Explorers

Take a hike and get to know the nature that lives all around you! Scavenger hunts, nature crafts and group activities will round out this week of exploration.

 Field Trips:

  • Fairwood: Woodland Park Zoo
  • Sunrise: Woodland Park Zoo, Lake Wilderness
  • Lea Hill: Mary Olson Farm, Woodland Park Zoo
July 15-19Wonderful World of Water

Dive in and explore the wonders of water from science to art. Get ready for a big splash of water fun.

 Field Trips:

  • Fairwood: Seattle Aquarium
  • Sunrise : Enviromental Science Center, Titlow Park
  • Lea Hill: White River Museum, Aquarium, Angle Lake

July 22-26

Super Splash

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:

  • Fairwood: Courgar Mountain
  • Sunrise: Asia Pacific Culture Center, Coulon Beach 
  • Lea Hill: Salmon Hatchery, Georgetown Playfield

July 29-Aug 2

DISCO's Got Talent

Explore the world of entertainment as you express your creativity and imagination through improv, dancing or singing for your adoring fans. The week will finish off with a Talent Show, DISCO style!

 Field Trips:

  • Fairwood: Museum of Flight
  • Sunrise: Mopop, Lake Wilderness
  • Lea Hill: Gene Coulon Beach, King County Conservation

Aug 5-9

Slimy Science

Combine one part science and two parts imagination with some everyday items and you're off to have some ooey-gooey fun!

 Field Trips:

  • Fairwood: Pacific Science Center
  • Sunrise: Pacific Science Center, Clyde Beach Park
  • Lea Hill: Pacific Science Center, West Green Lake

Aug 12-16

Messy Madness

Get ready to get messy! Using science, art and math campers turn mess making into learning. Experiment each day with volcanoes, slime and tie dye.

 Field Trips:

  • Fairwood: Flying Circus
  • Sunrise: Tinkertopia, Georgetown Playfield
  • Lea Hill: Mt. Baker Park Beach, Reptile Man

Aug 19-23

Invention Convention

Use found objects to make inventions! If you can dream it, you can build it with this fun, hands-on camp.

 Field Trips:

  • Fairwood: Tacoma Children's Museum
  • Sunrise: Hands On Museum, Titlow Park
  • Lea Hill: Lego Store, Green Lake

Aug 26-30***

Summer Throwback

Finish camp strong!  Get the chance to relive your favorite camp experiences from the summer one last time before school starts. 

 Field Trips:

  • Fairwood: Bowling
  • Sunrise: Nisqually Bird Refuge, Steel Lake
  • Lea Hill: Skating
* Lea Hill Location only this week and three days June 26-28
** Fairwood & Sunrise Locations:Open July 1-3 ONLY, Lea Hill: Open July 1-3, 5 (Closed July 4)
*** Fairwood & Sunrise Locations: Open Aug 26-28 ONLY

Discovery Camp

Location Address
Sunrise Elementary
22300 132nd Ave SE, Kent
Fairwood Elementary 16600 148th Ave SE, Renton
YMCA School Age Center at Lea Hill 12832 SE 312th St., Auburn

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

Discovery Camp

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

Wrap Around Camp Locations
Sunrise Elementary
22300 132nd Ave SE, Kent
Fairwood Elementary 16600 148th Ave SE, Renton
YMCA School Age Center at Lea Hill12832 SE 312th St, Auburn

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-4

Learn about the magic of the outdoors through exciting adventures!



Grades 4 - 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.

Sports Camps

Sports Camps

Grades 2 - 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 adventures all over our region.

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.

Climbing Camp

Climbing Camp

Grades 4-6

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

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.