Discovery
Camp

Imaginations at Work

Explore fun weekly themes like Under the Sea
and Medieval Madness through art, science,
storytelling, and field trips.

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Grades K - 3

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: 
$165FM - $200CP (Wrap Around Camp an additional $50FM/$60CP per week)

$100FM - $120CP Week of July 4 (Wrap Around Camp $30FM/$40CP per week)

»Discovery Camp Fact Sheet

Dates Theme Description
June 19 - June 23*

Blast Off With Y Camp

Got a yearn 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:

Themed Trip - Museum of Flight

Beach Trip - Pine Lake Park

June 26 - June 30 Out of the Storybook

Read stories and create plays, skits, art and more to help bring the stories we read to life.


Field Trips

Themed Trip - Storybook Hike: Squak Mountain

Beach Trip - Gene Coulon Beach

July 5 - July 7**
(**No camp July 3-4)
Celebrations

Come join your friends as we enjoy new celebrations each day. From birthdays to the 4th of July, learn and celebrate what is around you.


Field Trips

Themed Trip - Carinval at Coal Creek YMCA

Beach Trip - Enati Beach

July 10 - July 14
Treasure 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

Themed Trip - Scavenger Hunt at Marymoor Park

Beach Trip - Newcastle Beach Park

July 17 - July 21
Medieval Madness

Here ye! Here ye! Discover the long-ago medieval world of kings, queens, knights, jesters and castles! Learn about the middle ages while you have fun with crafts, science and games.


Field Trips:

Themed Trip - TBD

Beach Trip - Wilderness Beach Park

July 24 - July 28
Sports FAN-Tastic

Be a super fan! Spend a week learning about and experiencing some of our local sports teams and playing classic games.


Field Trips

Themed Trip - TBD

Beach Trip - Pine Lake Park

July 31 - Aug 4
Drip, Drip, Splash

Get ready to make a splash during this wet and wild week of camp! Campers will enjoy various water activities such as water bucket relays, water balloons, water tag and more.


Field Trips:

Themed Trip - Cross Roads Splash Park

Beach Trip - Gene Coulon Beach Park

Aug 7 - Aug 11
Under the Sea

Dive into discovery! Explore water, sea creatures, sand and more through crafts, games, science activities and more!


Field Trips:

Themed Trip - Salmon Hatchery

Beach Trip - Enati Beach

Aug 14 - Aug 18 Getting Places

By plane, boat, traing or car, learn about the machines that help us get from here to there and everywhere!


Field Trips:

Themed Trip - TBD

Beach Trip - Newcastle Beach Park

Aug 21 - Aug 25***
Ooey 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:

Themed Trip - TBD

Beach Trip - Wilderness Beach Park

Aug 28 - Sept 1****

Catch the Spirit

Compete in camp-wide games and challenges while building team spirit among your fellow campers.


Field Trips:

Themed Trip - Cross Roads Splash Park

Beach Trip - Pine Lake Park


*Camp available at Snoqualmie only.
**No camp July 3-4.
*** No camp at Audubon Elementary this week.
****Camp available at Sammamish only.


FM - Facility Participant
CP - Community Participant

Discovery Camp

Locations Address
Audubon Elementary 3045 180th Ave. N.E., Redmond
Bellevue Family YMCA 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue
Please 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
Sammamish Family YMCA 831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish
Please 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
Please 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.
Hazelwood Elementary
7100 116th Ave SE, Newcastle
Please 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 &
Pick-Up / Drop-Off Locations
Address
Audubon Elementary 3045 180th Ave. N.E., Redmond
Bellevue Family YMCA 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue
Ben Rush Elementary 6101 152nd Ave NE, Redmond
Sammamish Family YMCA 831 228th Ave SE , Sammamish
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA 35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie
Hazelwood Elementary
7100 116th Ave SE, Newcastle

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

7:00 - 9:15 am 
3:45 - 6:00 pm


Register for Discovery Camp

Register Online:

Registration is easy and only takes a few minutes.

REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP ONLINE

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