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 - 5

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:
$215 FM - $250 CM (Wrap Around Camp included in Camp Fee)
Week of July 2-6:  $170 FM  - $200 CM (Closed July 4)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Dates Theme
June 25 - 29    Splash into Summer

Enjoy your favorite camp activities...with a splash! Keep cool while you play with games such as water bucket relays, water balloons, water tag and more.

 Field Trips:  Hazel Valley - Northwest Trek, Seahurst - Pattison's West

July 2 - 6
(Closed Jul. 4)
Passport Palooza

Join us as we take a whirlwind trip around the world to explore other countries with food, music, and more.

 Field Trips:  Hazel Valley - Remlinger Farms, Seahurst - Hands On Museum

July 9 - 13 
Inventors Workshop

Explore the world around you in a new way as you use paints, recyclables, nature and anything you can find to see your inventions come to life!

 Field Trips:  Hazel Valley - Hands On Museum, Seahurst - Klay Crazy Ceramics

July 16 - 20   Jungle Safari

Monkeys, lions and cheetahs! Come on safari with us and learn about different habitats of plant and animal life in jungles around the world.

 Field Trips:  Hazel Valley - Secoma Lanes, Seahurst -Point Defiance Zoo

July 23 - 27    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:  Hazel Valley - Salmon Hatchery, Seahurst- Asia Pacific Cultural Center

July 30 - Aug 3    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:  Hazel Valley - Seattle Chocolates, Seahurst - Boehm's Chocolates

Aug 6 - Aug 10    Jurassic Journey

Journey back to when dinosaurs big and small roamed the earth. Explore fossils, volcanoes and dino dances to learn more about this amazing Jurassic world.

 Field Trips:  Hazel Valley - Henry Moses Aquatic Center, Seahurst-Northwest Trek

Aug 13 - 17 Treasure Island

Come aboard if you dare! Join the pirate life as you search for buried treasure and discover the adventure of life on the high seas.

 Field Trips:  Hazel Valley - Tacoma Rainiers, Seahurst - Environmental Science Center

Aug 20 - 24    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

There's no place like our region to explore transportation. Experience and learn about the many modes we use to travel from place to place.

 Field Trips:  Seahurst - American Car Museum, Hazel Valley - Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Aug 27 - 31    Under the Sea

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

 Field Trips:  Hazel Valley - Pattison's West Skate Rink, Seahurst - Secoma Lanes

Discovery Camp

Location Address
Hazel Valley Elementary 402 Southwest 132nd St., Burien, WA 98146
Seahurst Elementary
14603 14th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

Hazel Valley serves K-5 Grades
Seahurst serves 1-5 Grades

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 is included for free in your camp fee.

Hazel Valley Elementary402 Southwest 132nd St., Burien, WA 98146
Seahurst Elementary
14603 14th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

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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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 Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila.

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Kids on Their Way

Grades Entering K

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Sports Camps

Sports Camps

Grades 1 - 5

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 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.



Grades 7 - 10

Go full speed this summer with trips, hikes and adventures all over greater Seattle.

Overnight Camp

Overnight Camp

Grades 1 - 12

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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.