Imaginations at Work

Explore fun weekly themes like Under the Sea
and Treasure Island through art, science,
storytelling, and field trips.

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Grades K - 5

Create, 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 Camp

Weekly 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)

Dates Theme Description
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.
 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Powell Barnett
Concord - Museum of Flight
Fairmount Park - Museum of Flight
Stem at Boren - Bellevue Planetarium & Tacoma Car Museum
West Seattle Elem - Museum of Flight
July 3 - 7
(*No camp July 4)
Treasure Island

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.
 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Angle Lake Spray Park
Concord - Coulon Pool
Fairmount Park - Seattle Underground Tour
Stem at Boren - Pike Place Market
West Seattle Elem - Jefferson Park and Center for Wooden Boats

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! 
 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Jetty Island
Concord - Acme Bowl and Kangaroo Farm
Fairmount Park - Mercer Slough and Blueberry Farm and Lincoln Park
Stem at Boren - West Seattle Y
West Seattle Elem - 21 Acres Farm Tour, Luther Burbank

July 17 - 21Out of the Storybook!
Read stories and create plays, skits, art and more to help bring the stories we read to life.
 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Henry Moses
Concord - Ice Skating and Lake Meridian
Fairmount Park - Discovery Park and Matthews Beach
Stem at Boren - Museum of History and Industry
West Seattle Elem - Washington State Arboretum
July 24 - 28ThingamajigCalling all inventors! Get your brain and imagination working by creating a new invention or a new use for an everyday item.   
 Field Trips: 
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, MOHAI
July 31 - August 4  Under the Sea
Dive into discovery! Explore water, sea creatures, sand and more through crafts, games, science activities and more!
 Field Trips:
Bailey Gatzert - Seattle Aquarium
Concord -Seattle Aquarium and Jefferson Park
Fairmount Park - Seattle Aquarium and Alki Beach
Stem at Boren - Woodland Park Zoo
West Seattle Elem - Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Center Fountain
August 7 - 11 Jungle SafariMonkeys, 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. 
 Field Trips:  
Bailey Gatzert - Woodland Park Zoo
Concord - Woodland Park Zoo
Fairmount Park - Woodland Park Zoo & Arboretum
Stem at Boren - Kelsey Creek Farm
West Seattle Elem - NW Trek, Woodland Park zoo
August 14 - 18Drip, 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.
 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Remlinger Farms
Concord - Stewart Heights Pool and Jetty Island
Fairmount Park - Coleman Pool
Stem at Boren - Coulon Beach, Seattle Aquarium
West Seattle Elem - Les Groves, Madison Beach
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!
 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Rattlesnake Ridge
Concord - MOHAI and Volunteer Park
Fairmount Park - UW HUB Bowling, century link
Stem at Boren - Children's Museum, Angle Lake
West Seattle Elem - Pacific Science Center, Alki Beach
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!
 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Dodgeball Tournament with Sand Point
Concord - Family Fun Center
Stem at Boren - MOPOP
West Seattle Elem - Georgetown Playfield and Roxbury Lanes
Fairmount Park - No Camp this week

Discovery Camp

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 School6760 34th Ave SW, Seattle


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

Discovery Camp

Wrap Around Camp included within regular hours at Discovery Camp!

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 White Center, Beacon Hill, South Park, West Seattle and Fauntleroy.

Outdoor Day Camp

Outdoor Day Camp

Grades 1 - 4

Learn to respect and enjoy the great outdoors through fun, high-energy adventures.

Kids on Their Way

Kids on Their Way

Grades Entering K

Campers develop skills and experience opportunities that help prepare them for kindergarten. Y staff lead activities filled with fun and learning!

Sports Camps

Sports Camps

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

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

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.

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!

Outdoor Adventure Programs

Outdoor Adventure Programs

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.

Bailey Gatzert Supervisor Ashley

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!

Imani Johnson

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.