Discovery
Camp

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 - 3

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: 
$180 FM / $220 CM (Wrap Around Camp an additional $50 FM / $65 CM per week)

Week of July 1-3: $90 FM / $130 CM (Closed July 4 -5)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Dates Theme Description
June 17 - June 21*

Pirate's CoveSearch for buried treasure and discover the thrill of the high seas when you join the pirate's life!

Field Trips: Treasure Hunt at Marymoor Park & Pine Lake

June 24 - June 28 Messy MadnessGet 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: Messy Art in the Park and Newcastle Beach

July 1 - July 3
(Closed 7/4-7/5)
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: Carnival at Coal Creek & Gene Coulon

July 8 - July 12
Wonderful 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: Splash Pad at Bellevue Crossroads & Pine Lake

July 15 - July 19
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: Pretzel Tree Trail & Newcastle Beach

July 22 - July 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: Snoqualmie Y Splash and Play & Gene Coulon

July 29 - Aug 2
Strange Science From the lab to the kitchen, the dirt to the sky, you'll get to experiment with how science affects your everyday life.

Field Trips: Science Center Summer Series & Pine Lake

Aug 5 - Aug 9
Game On!
This week will be all about games!  Explore new games and activities, visit local sporting venues and create new variations to games you know and love.

Field Trips: Bowling at TechCity & Newcastle Beach

Aug 12  - Aug 16 Around the World
Take a trip around the world by exploring food, language and culture from different countries!

Field Trips: Eastside Heritage Center & Gene Coulon

Aug 19 - Aug 23**
Music Makers
Make some noise when you experiment with new instruments, rhythms and of course your own voice!

Field Trips: Music in the Park & Pine Lake

Aug 26 - Aug 30** Rumble in the JungleGet to know the birds in the jungle canopy, tigers on the prowl and everything in between at this fun jungle exploration camp.

Field Trips: Reptile Man & Newcastle Beach


*Camp available at Snoqualmie YMCA only.
** Camp available at Bellevue YMCA, Coal Creek YMCA, Sammamish YMCA and Snoqualmie YMCA only.

Discovery Camp

Locations Address
Bellevue Family YMCA 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue
Camper Age Note: Program is for Grades 1 - 3 only at this location; for Kindergartner programming at this location please see our Kids on Their Way program.
Benjamin Rush Elementary

6101 152nd Ave NE, Redmond
Camper Age Note: Program is for Grades K - 3 only at this location

Coal Creek Family YMCA13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Camper Age Note: Program is for Grades 1 - 3 only at this location; for Kindergarten programming at this location please see our Kids on Their Way program.
Horace Mann Elementary17001 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA 98052
Camper Age Note: Program is for Grades K - 3 only at this location
Samantha Smith Elementary23305 NE 14th St. Sammamish, WA 98074
Camper Age Note: Program is for Grades 1 - 3 only at this location; for Kindergarten programming at this location please see our Kids on Their Way program.
Sammamish Community YMCA 831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish
Camper Age Note:  Program is for Grades 1 - 3 only at this location; for Kindergarten programming at this location please see our Kids on Their Way program.
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA 35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie
Camper Age Note:  Program is for Grades 1 - 3 only at this location; for Kindergarten programming at this location please see our Kids on Their Way program.

Hours:

9:15 am - 3:45 pm 

Discovery Camp

Wrap Around Camp provides supervised activities and structured programs before and after camp hours. Wrap Around Camp is available for an additional fee.

Wrap Around Camp Fees:
$50 FM / $65 CM
Week of July 1-3: $30 FM / $45 CM (Closed July 4-5)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Wrap Around Camp &
Pick-Up / Drop-Off Locations
Address
Bellevue Family YMCA 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue
Ben Rush Elementary 6101 152nd Ave NE, Redmond
Coal Creek Family YMCA13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Horace Mann Elementary17001 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA 98052
Sammamish Community YMCA 831 228th Ave SE , Sammamish
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA 35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie

Wrap Around Camp & Pick-Up / Drop-Off Hours:

7:00 am - 9:15 am & 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Week of Augusut 19 & 26: Available at Bellevue YMCA, Coal Creek YMCA, Sammamish YMCA and Snoqualmie YMCA only.

Register for Discovery Camp

Register Online:

Registration is easy and only takes a few minutes.

REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP ONLINE

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