Grades K - 5Create, learn, and play throughout the summer at YMCA Discovery Camp!
Trained 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.
Registration closes at noon on Friday before the following week of camp.
Discovery CampWeekly Fee:
$210 - $240 (Wrap Around Camp included in camp fee)
$170 - $195 (Weeks of June 26th, July 3 & August 28th Wrap Around Camp included in camp fee)
June 27 - June 30
(*No Camp June 26)
|Blast Off With Y Camp
Got a yearn for lunar learning? Blast off into this fun and actiity filled session learning about the planets, stars and moon as you let your imaginations soar.
Bailey Gatzert - Powell Barnett
Concord - Museum of Flight
Fairmount Park - Museum of Flight and UW Planetarium
Stem at Boren - Bellevue Planetarium & Future of Flight Museum
West Seattle Elem - Museum of Flight
July 3 - 7
(*No camp July 4)
Yo, ho, ho and a bunch of fun! Our pirates will dig for buried treasure and discover the adventure of life on the high seas.
|July 10 - 14||Food Fusion
Put your cooking skills to the test as we try new foods and create your own recipes. Get ready for a tasty exploration!
|July 17 - 21||Out of the Storybook!
||Read stories and create plays, skits, art and more to help bring the stories we read to life.
Bailey Gatzert - Seward Park
Concord - Ice Skating and Lake Meridian
Fairmount Park - Imagine Children's Museum
Stem at Boren - Imagine Children's Museum
West Seattle Elem - Seattle Childrens Theater
|July 24 - 28||Thingamajig||Calling all inventors! Get your brain and imagination working by creating a new invention or a new use for an everyday item.
Bailey Gatzert - Henry Moses water Center
Concord - MOPOP & Seattle Center
Fairmount Park - Seattle Science Center
Stem at Boren - Living Computer Museum & Franklin Falls
West Seattle Elem - MOPOP, Living Computer Museum
|July 31 - August 4||Under the Sea||
Dive into discovery! Explore water, sea creatures, sand and more through crafts, games, science activities and more!
Bailey Gatzert - Seattle Aquarium
Concord -Seattle Aquarium and Jefferson Park
Fairmount Park - Seattle Aquarium
Stem at Boren - Woodland Park Zoo
West Seattle Elem - Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Center Fountain
|August 7 - 11||Jungle Safari||Monkeys, lions and cheetahs! Come on safari with us and learn about different habitats and experience the vast smorgasbord of plant and animal life in jungles around the world.
Bailey Gatzert - Woodland Park Zoo
Concord - Woodland Park Zoo
Fairmount Park - Woodland Park Zoo
Stem at Boren - NW Trek Wildlife Park
West Seattle Elem - NW Trek, Woodland Park zoo
|August 14 - 18||Drip, Drip, Splash
||Get ready to make a splash during this wet and wild week of camp! Campers will enjoy various water activities such as water bucket relays, water balloons, water tag and more.
Bailey Gatzert - Remlinger Farms
Concord - Stewart Heights Pool and Jetty Island
Fairmount Park - Henry Moses Aquatic Center
Stem at Boren - Coulon Beach
West Seattle Elem - Les Grove Park, Madison Beach Park
|August 21 - 25||Ooey Gooey||
Jump into a week filled with hands-on activities. The messier, the more fun - an ooey gooey adventure for you to explore!
Bailey Gatzert - Rattlesnake Ridge
Concord - MOHAI and Volunteer Park
Fairmount Park - UW HUB Bowling
Stem at Boren - Pacific Science Center
West Seattle Elem - Pacific Science Center, TBA
August 28 - 31*
(*No camp September 1)
Get ready to participate in every type of game imaginable. From TV show-themed contests to games and sports, this week has it all!
Bailey Gatzert - Dodgeball Tournament with Sand Point
Concord - Family Fun Center
Stem at Boren - Family Fun Center
West Seattle Elem - Georgetown Playfield and Spray Park
Fairmount Park - No Camp this week
|Concord International Elementary School||723 S Concord St, Seattle|
|Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School||5950 Delridge Way SW, Seattle|
|Fairmount Park Elementary School||3800 SW Findlay St., Seattle|
|Bailey Gatzert Elementary School||1301 E Yesler Way, Seatle|
|West Seattle Elementary School||6760 34th Ave SW, Seattle|
M - F, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Discovery CampWrap Around Camp included within regular hours at Discovery Camp!
Register for Discovery Camp
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 White Center, Beacon Hill, South Park, West Seattle and Fauntleroy.
Grades 1 - 4
Learn to respect and enjoy the great outdoors through fun, high-energy adventures.
Grades Entering K
Campers develop skills and experience opportunities that help prepare them for kindergarten. Y staff lead activities filled with fun and learning!
Grades 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 5 - 6
Tween campers explore our community, develop a new skill like cooking or boating
Grades 4 - 6
Learn teamwork and horse care as campers enjoy homework riding, creek-side trail hikes, campfires and an adventure away from home.
Grades 7 - 9
Go full speed this summer with trips, hikes, and overnights all over the Northwest.
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!
While exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we work together to develop leadership skills that will help you succeed in life, whatever path you choose.
Find It Fast
Hi, I'm Ashley!
Years with the Y: This is my first!
Favorite Camp Memory: I look forward to making many memories this Summer!
Favorite Camp Activity: All of them! My gratification comes from the children's excitement and engagement!
Fun Fact About Me: I like to sing but according to my friends I really can't sing that well!
Hi, I'm Imani!
Years with the Y: This will be my first full summer with the Y, I did two weeks of Y camp last year!
Favorite Camp Memory: The Penguin dance/chat!
Favorite Camp Activity: Hanging out at Lincoln Park Beach with the campers
Fun Fact About Me: Earned Certified Portable activity and Low-Challenge Course facilitator credentials under WSU 4-H.