Find Your Spark

Art, science, storytelling, and outdoor play the Y way will ignite your camper's sense of wonder in Discovery Camp. In small group settings, caring Y staff lead lively group games, exciting excursions, and super-sized summer fun that are sure to help campers make fast friends, develop skills, and discover what they love!

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Find the Info You Need to Know

Learn more about Discovery Camp hours, registration, financial aid, and fees below.

What days and hours is Discovery Camp offered?

Discovery Camp runs Monday–Friday from 9:00 am–4:00 pm.

We also offer Extended Camp at no additional cost to participants in Discovery Camp which consists of supervised activities and structured programs​ before and after the camp day. 

Hours for Extended Camp start at 7:30 am and end at 5:30 pm.

Important Dates: 

  • Most camps run from June 20 - August 26.
  • There is no camp on July 4.
  • Camps at the Snoqualmie Valley Y, Carriage Crest Elementary, and Fairwood Elementary start on June 22 due to school calendars.
  • Camps at Chase Lake Elementary, Lakeland Hills Elementary, and Messiah Lutheran Church run from June 27 to September 2 due to school calendars.
Is my child the right age for Discovery Camp?

If your child is entering grades 1 to 5 in the fall, then yes, they can be a Discovery Camp camper!

For programs in the Kent or Edmonds School District, Discovery Camp serves kids entering grades 1 to 6 in the fall based on the grades served by their elementary schools. These include the following locations:

  • Carriage Crest Elementary
  • Chase Lake Elementary
  • Fairwood Elementary
How soon can I sign my camper up for Discovery Camp?

Registration opens on Wednesday, February 2 at 6:00 am for the entire summer.

Weekly camp registration closes on the Wednesday prior to the camp session at 5:00 pm. For example, for camp starting on July 11, registration would close on July 6 at 5:00 pm.

Does the Y offer scholarships or financial assistance for Discovery Camp?

Yes, the Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching camp programs. The Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule.

Please complete this short two minute form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received. 

What is the fee to participate in Discovery Camp?
  • Five-day weekly fees: $325 for Facility Members or $375 for Community Members.
  • Four-day weekly fees: $260 for Facility Members and $300 for Community Members (week of July 4 only).
  • Three-day weekly fees: $195 for Facility Members or $225 for Community Members (only for week one in Kent & Snoqualmie programs which start on June 22 due to last day of school schedules in these districts.)

A deposit of $15 per week, per camper is due upon registration. Payments draft on the Saturday two weeks prior to each camp session. For example, for camp starting on July 11, payment would be draft on July 2.

The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching camp programs. The Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please complete this short two minute form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received. 

How are you navigating Covid-19 at summer day camp?

We know that camp is a magical time for kids and are committed to bringing opportunity for discovery, enrichment, and play to kids across our region this summer. We also know that safety is a shared top priority for you and us!  

Our day camp offerings featured here follow the most current recommendations from the American Camp Association, YMCA of the USA, and those of our local, state, and federal government agencies. This guidance can change frequently, and we will adjust our camp programs to match current recommendations. We will keep this website up-to-date and communicate with you along the way. We appreciate your patience and flexibility!

What happens if there are school schedule changes from snow days or Covid-19 related closures?

We recognize that these schedules are ever evolving.  We will adjust camp program dates and fees if needed and communicate any changes with you. Thanks for your patience and flexibility.

What can I expect this summer for field trip at this camp?

We hope to offer field trips to enrichment activities, local parks, and beaches that align with the weekly themes. The Department of Health recommendations will guide field trip specifics which will be available closer to the start of summer.

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