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
Week of July 1-3: $135 FM - $175 CM (Closed July 4-5)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Dates Theme Descriptions
July 1 - 3
(Closed 7/4-7/5)
Around the World    Take a trip around the world by exploring food, language and culture from different countries!

Sand Point Field Trip: Seattle Storm Game
Phinney Field Trip: Seattle Storm Game

Check out our 1-day Camp Extravaganza on July 5th!

July 8 - 12     Rumble 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.

Sand Point Field Trip: Museum of Flight and Woodland Park Zoo
Phinney Field Trip: Woodland Park Zoo and Snoqualmie Falls 

July 15 - 19   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.
 Sand Point Field Trip: Meredith Matthews YMCA Pool and Seattle Aquarium
Phinney Field Trip: Seattle Aquarium and Meredith Matthews YMCA Pool 

July 22 - 26    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.

 Sand Point Field Trip: Seattle Mariners Game and West Seattle Bowl 
Phinney Field Trip: Seattle Mariners Game and Kenmore Lanes 

July 29 - August 2 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.

 Sand Point Field Trip: Seattle Center Splash Park and MOHAI
Phinney Field Trip: Jefferson Splash Park and Magnuson Park 

August 5 - 9    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.

 Sand Point Field Trip: Angle Lake Spray Park and Magnuson Park Nature Trail 
Phinney Field Trip: Forest Park and Seward Park 

August 12 - 16 Slimy Science Combine one part science and two parts imagination with some everyday items and you're off to have some ooey-gooey fun! 

 Sand Point Field Trip: Imagine Childrens Museum and Pacific Science Center
Phinney Field Trip: Pacific Science Center and Laser Quest

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

 Sand Point Field Trip: Laser Quest and Magnuson Park Water Day 
Phinney Field Trip: MOHAI and Ballard Locks 

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.

 Sand Point Field Trip: Meredith Matthews YMCA Pool and End of Summer BBQ
 Phinney Field Trip: Meredith Matthews YMCA Pool and Carkeek Park 

Field Trips are subject to change without prior notice.

Discovery Camp

Location Address
Bailey Gatzert Elementary 1301 E Yesler Way, Seattle
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Ages Vary by Location:
Phinney: Grades K-5
Sand Point: Grades 1-5

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

Discovery Camp

Wrap Around Camp provides supervised activities and structured programs before and after camp hours. Wrap Around Camp is included in your camp fee.

Wrap Around Camp Location Address
Solid Ground Lowry Building  6850 62nd Ave NE, Seattle  
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

M - F, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm , 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Register for Discovery Camp

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Registration is easy and only takes a few minutes.


More Summer Camps

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 Ballard, Green Lake, North Seattle, Sand Point and Wallingford.

Outdoor Day Camp

Outdoor Day Camp

Grades 1-5

Learn about the magic of the outdoors through exciting adventures!

Kids on Their Way

Kids on Their Way

Grades Kindergarten

Kindergarten is coming! Get your child ready for their first day of school with the help of Kids on Their Way!

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps

Grades K - 7

Spark a new interest with uniquely exciting learning experiences close to home!

Sports Camps

Sports Camps

Grades 1 - 6

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 5 - 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 7-9

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

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Grades 4 - 6

Happy trails to you as you embark on an exciting overnight horse camp at Horseshoe Ranch in Cle Elum.

Overnight Camp

Overnight Camp

Grades 1 - 12

Head to Orcas Island or Puget Sound's Case Inlet to enjoy the classic summer camping adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime!

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

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.