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

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

Dates Themes Descriptions

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: Snoqualmie Falls and Coulon Beach
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: Kangaroo Outback Farm and Jefferson park
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: Mast Center and Chism Beach
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: Century Link Field and Lake Wilderness
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: Woodland Park Zoo and Kent Meridian Park
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: Pacific Science Center and Coulon Beach
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: Rattlesnake Lake and Cedar River Watershed and Chism Beach
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: Tacoma Childrens Museum and Lake Wilderness
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: Everett Childrens Museum and Kent Meridian Park
August 24 - 28    Summer STAYcation Spend the week enjoying favorite camp activities and playing with friends before summer comes to an end!

 Field Trips: NW Trek and Jefferson Park

Discovery Camp

Locations Addresses
Sunrise Elementary
22300 132nd Ave SE, Kent
Carriage Crest Elementary 16600 148th Ave SE, Renton
Pine Tree Elementary 27825 118th Ave SE, Kent

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 Locations Addresses
Sunrise Elementary
22300 132nd Ave SE, Kent
Carriage Crest Elementary 16600 148th Ave SE, Renton
Pine Tree Elementary 27825 118th Ave SE, Kent

Extended Camp Hours:
7:00 am - 9:00 am
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Register for Discovery Camp

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Registration is easy and only takes a few minutes.


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