Discovery
Camp

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 (Wrap Around Camp included in camp fee)

Week of July 2-6:        $170 FM - $200 CM (Closed July 4)
Week of Aug. 27-31:   $170 FM - $200 CM (Closed Aug. 31)

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

 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Wing Luke Museum, Powell Barnett Park
Concord - Castela Park, Museum of Flight, Jefferson Park
Fairmount Park - Center for Wooden Boats 
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon 
West Seattle Elem - Museum of Flight, TBD
July 2 - 6
(Closed July 4)
Become an Olympian
Learn about new cultures as you and your team compete for glory in fun camp games, relays and challenges.

 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Seward Park, NW African American Museum
Concord - Lea Hill Park, Bowling
Fairmount Park - Arena Sports, Seward Park
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon.
West Seattle Elem - Roxbury Lanes, Castle Park
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 Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Seattle Storm Game, NW Trek
Concord - Les Grave Park, Woodland Park Zoo, Steele Lake Park
Fairmount Park - Woodland Park Zoo, TBD
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon
West Seattle Elem - Woodland Park Zoo, NW Trek
July 16 - 20Sports FAN-tastic
Be a super fan! Spend a week trying out classic sports games and experiencing your local teams practice and compete. 

 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - West Seattle Bowl, Jefferson Park
Concord - Game Farm Park, Forest Park, Dash Point State Park
Fairmount Park - Safeco Park Tour, Lincoln Park
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon
West Seattle Elem - Century Link Tour, Safeco Tour
July 23 - 27Ooey 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 - Seattle Mariners (older kids), Judkins Park (younger kids),
Concord - Angle Lake, Pacific Science Center, Seward Park
Fairmount Park - Chihuly Glass Museum, TBD
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon
West Seattle Elem - Theo Chocolate Factory, TBD
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 Trips:
Bailey Gatzert - Seattle Center Fountain, Angle Lake
Concord - Lake Meridian, Federal Way CC Pool, Seattle Center Fountain
Fairmount Park - Angle Lake, Seattle Center Fountain
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon
West Seattle Elem - Green Lake, 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 Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Family Fun Center, Imagine Childrens Museum
Concord - Isaac Evans Park, Roller Skating, Snoqualmie Falls
Fairmount Park - MOHAI, TBD
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon
West Seattle Elem - MOPOP, TBD
August 13 - 17Under the Sea
Dive into discovery! Explore water, sea creatures and sand though crafts, games, science activities and more! 
 
 Field Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Seattle Aquarium, Alki Beach
Concord - Kent East Hill Par, Jetty Island, Madrona Park
Fairmount Park - Seattle Aquarium, TBD
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon
West Seattle Elem - Luther Burbank Park, Seattle Aquarium
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 Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Madrona Park, Woodland Park Zoo 
Concord - Tukwila CC, Seattle Aquarium, Coulon Beach
Fairmount Park - Hiawatha CC, Pacific Science Center
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon
West Seattle Elem - Pacific Science Center, TBD
August 27 - 30
(Closed Aug. 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 Trips: 
Bailey Gatzert - Remlinger Farms
Concord - Morrill Meadows Park, Coulon Beach
Stem at Boren - Coming Soon
West Seattle Elem - Alki Beach, TBD
Fairmount Park - Nordic Museum, Steele Lake Park
*Field trips are subject to change without prior notice.

Discovery Camp

LocationsAddress
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


Hours:

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

Discovery Camp

Wrap Around Camp included for free within regular hours at Discovery Camp!

Wrap Around Camp LocationsAddress
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

Register for Discovery Camp

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Bailey Gatzert Supervisor Ashley

Hi, I'm Ashley!

Years with the Y: 2
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!