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!

Note: For programs in the Auburn and Edmonds School Districts, camp starts June 27 and ends September 2. Programs in the Edmonds and Kent School Districts serve kids up to 6th grade.

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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.

There is no camp on July 4.

Is my child the right age for Discovery Camp?

If your child is entering first through fifth grade 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 6th grade in the fall. 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 three 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.

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 three business days once the form is received. 

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