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 (varies by location)

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.

Sand Point Field Trip: Color Me Mine and Meredith Mathews YMCA Pool
Phinney Field Trip: Green Lake Park and Woodland Park Zoo
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.

Sand Point Field Trip: Seattle Storm Game and Woodland Park Zoo
Phinney Field Trip: Gasworks Park and MoPOP
July 6 - 10Camp ChallengeIt'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.

Sand Point Field Trip: Magnuson Park Beach and View Ridge Park
Phinney Field Trip: Snoqualmie Falls and MOHAI
July 13 - 17  To Infinity and Beyond Campers will have a blast learning about the universe and participating in activities that are out of this world. Plus, get ready to protect our planet from a few unwanted guests!

Sand Point Field Trip: Ravenna Park and Pacific Science Center
Phinney Field Trip: Pacific Science Center and Ballard Locks
July 20 - 24    Game On!    Get your head in the game by visiting local sports arenas, watching teams compete and practice, and of course playing the games you love!

Sand Point Field Trip: Family Fun Center and Dahl Park and Wading Pool
Phinney Field Trip: Tech City Bowl and Forest Park
July 27 - 31 Shark Week Dive into fun as we discover the secrets of the ocean and the life that lives below.

Sand Point Field Trip: Seattle Mariners Game and Seattle Aquarium
Phinney Field Trip: Seattle Aquarium and Twin Falls
August 3 - 7  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.

Sand Point Field Trip: Meredith Mathews YMCA Pool and Mathews Beach
Phinney Field Trip: Point Defiance Zoo and Carkeek Park
August 10 - 14    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!'

Sand Point Field Trip: Discovery Park and Lincoln Park
Phinney Field Trip: Imagine Childrens Museum and Jetty Island
August 17 - 21 Nature Unleashed    Explore the amazing environment we live in! Learn about hiking, outdoor survival, and much more in this awesome week of adventure.

Sand Point Field Trip: Burke Museum and Cougar Mountain Zoo
Phinney Field Trip: 21 Acre Farms and Dash Point State Park

August 24 - 28

Summer STAYcation Spend the week enjoying favorite camp activities and playing with friends before summer comes to an end!

Sand Point Field Trip: Remlinger Farms and St. Edwards State Park
Phinney Field Trip: Museum of Glass and Cal Anderson Park
Field Trips are subject to change without prior notice.

Discovery Camp

Location Address
Sand Point Elementary 6208 60th Ave NE, 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

Extended Camp provides supervised activities and structured programs before and after camp hours. Extended Camp is included for free in your weekly camp fee.

Extended Camp Locations Address
Sand Point Elementary 6208 60th Ave NE, Seattle
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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 Camp

Kids on Their Way Camp

Grades Entering Kindergarten

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

Specialty Camp

Specialty Camp

Grades K - 8

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

Sports Camp

Sports Camp

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.

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.

Trek Camp

Trek Camp

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.

Quest Camp

Quest Camp

Grades 7 - 9

Go full speed this summer with trips, hikes and overnights all over the Northwest.

Teen Outdoor Specialty Camp

Teen Outdoor Specialty Camp - New!

Grades 8 - 10

Adventure is out there! Explore the Pacific Northwest through biking, rock climbing or kayaking as you make new friends and develop your leadership skills.

Lead Camp

Lead Camp - New!

Grades 10 - 12

Take the leap between camper and camp leader with this leadership training course for high schoolers.

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.