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 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:
$225 FM - $265 CM (Wrap Around Camp included in camp fee)
Week of July 1-5: $180 FM - $220 CM (Closed July 4)

FM= Facility Member, CM= Community Member

Dates Theme Description
July 1 - 5
(No Camp 7/4)
Around the World
Take a trip around the world by exploring food, language and culture from different countries!

 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert -Theo Chocolate Factory Tour
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View- Wing Luke Museum

July 8 - 12Rumble in the Jungle
Get to know the birds in the jungle canopy, tigers on the prowl and everything in between at this fun jungle exploration camp.

 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Issaquah Salmon Hatchery & Woodland Park Zoo
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View - Woodland Park Zoo & Discovery Park

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: 
Bailey Gatzert - Seattle Aquarium & Pop Mounger Pool
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View - Seattle Aquarium & Pop Mounger Pool

July 22 - 26Game 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: 
Bailey Gatzert - Bowling at the HUB & Century Link Field Tour
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View - Bowling at the HUB & Madison Beach Park Games

July 29 - August 2Super Splash
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: 
Bailey Gatzert - Seattle Center Fountain & Angle Lake Spray Park
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View - Seattle Center Fountain & Angle Lake Spray Park

August 5 - 9Outdoor 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:
Bailey Gatzert - Discovery Park & 21 Acres Farms
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View - 21 Acres Farm & Seward Park Beach

August 12 - 16Slimy 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: 
Bailey Gatzert - Greenlake Park & Pacific Science Center
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View - Pacific Science Center & Greenlake Park

August 19 - 23Invention Convention
Use found objects to make inventions! If you can dream it, you can build it with this fun, hands-on camp.

 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - MOHAI and Madison Park & Museum of Flight
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View - Center for Wooden Boats & Museum of Flight

August 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: 
Bailey Gatzert - Bowling at the HUB & Matthews Beach Park
Thurgood Marshall/Rainier View - Bowling at the HUB & Matthews Beach Park

Field trips are subject to change without prior notice.

Discovery Camp

LocationsAddress
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School 1301 E. Yesler Way, Seattle
Rainier View Elementary School -  Shuttle Bus Stop Only
11650 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School2401 South Irving St, Seattle

Hours:

M - F, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rainier View ONLY-Shuttle Bus available for familes to attend Thurgood Marshall Discovery Camp location:
AM Shuttle: Leaves 7:45 am - 8:15 am Parents must wait with campers until the shuttle bus arrives
PM Shuttle - Arrives 5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Parents must pick up immediately from the shuttle bus

Discovery Camp

LocationsAddress
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School 1301 E. Yesler Way, Seattle
Rainier View Elementary School-Shuttle Bus Stop Only
11650 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School2401 South Irving St, Seattle


Wrap Around Care and Shuttle Bus is included in weekly fees.

Wrap Around Care Hours:

Bailey Gatzert and Thurgood Marshall - M - F, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rainier View ONLY-Shuttle Bus available for familes to attend Thurgood Marshall Discovery Camp location:
AM Shuttle: Leaves 7:45 am - 8:15 am Parents must wait with campers until the shuttle bus arrives
PM Shuttle - Arrives 5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Parents must pick up immediately from the shuttle bus

Register for Discovery Camp

Register Online:

Registration is easy and only takes a few minutes.

REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP ONLINE

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