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

Week of July 2-7: $170 FM - $200 CM (Closed July 4)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Dates Theme Descriptions
June 25 - 29    Passport Palooza   Join us as we take a whirlwind trip around the world to explore other countries with food, music, and more.

 Field Trip: Magnuson Park

July 2 - 6
(Closed Jul. 4)
Become an Olympian    Learn about new cultures as you and your team compete for glory in fun camp games, relays and challenges.
 Field Trip: Matthew's Beach, Swimming at Meredith Matthews YMCA

July 9 - 13    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 Trip: Seattle Storn Game, NW Trek

July 16 - 20    Sports FAN-Tastic Be a super fan! Spend a week trying out classic sports games and experiencing your local teams practice and compete.
 Field Trip: West Seattle Bowl, Angle Lake

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 Trip: Seattle Mariners Game (olders), Magnuson Park (youngers), Jefferson Park

July 30 - August 3 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 Trip: Dale Turner Pool, Seattle Center Fountain

August 6 - 10    Fantasy Fun! Step in to a fantasy world as you and fellow campers create new creatures and exciting places that you can only imagine.

 Field Trip: Family Fun Center, Imagine Children's Museum

August 13 - 17 Under the Sea Dive into discovery! Explore water, sea creatures and sand though crafts, games, science activities and more!

 Field Trip: Seattle Aquarium, Alki Beach

August 20 - 24 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 Trip: Rainier Beach Pool, Woodland Park Zoo

August 27 - 31

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 Trip: Remlinger Farms

*Field Trips are subject to change without prior notice.

Discovery Camp

Location Address
Sand Point Elementary  6208 60th Ave NE, Seattle 


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 for free in your camp fee.

Wrap Around Camp Location Address
Sand Point Elementary  6208 60th Ave NE, Seattle 

Register for Discovery Camp

Register Online:

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 K - 4

Learn about the magic of the outdoors through exciting adventures!

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps

Grades K - 6

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 - 7

Grab a new adventure each week as Y staff lead tween campers in activities like music, gaming, or hitting the trails for a hike.

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.