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Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp Spark
Discovery Spark provides younger school-aged children, entering grades 1 and 2, the opportunity to learn about themselves and discover the world around them. Campers build meaningful relationships, develop new skills, and experience new things in a safe, supportive, fun environment. Campers will gain confidence through hands-on activities in STEAM, Literacy, Physical Activity, and Social Emotional Skill-Building. Discover a world of fun, excitement, activities, and friendship!

Discovery Camp Quest
Discovery Quest is designed to engage older school-aged children, entering grades 3 through 6, in a safe, supportive, and interactive environment, with opportunities to learn and lead. Campers explore their creativity while developing their social skills through collaborative activities in STEAM, Literacy, Outdoor and Active play, and 21st Century Skill-Building. Your camper will make new friends and develop skills with enthusiastic Y staff in a small group setting.

Registration for all YMCA of Snohomish County Day Camps will open in March:

March 1st: Priority Registration is open for 2022 campers, Adventure Guides, current School-Age Care and Heatherwood ECE participants.
March 15th: Registration opens to all

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Discovery Camp by expanding a question below.

What themes are offered at Discovery Camp?

Sports-A-Palooza – Jump right in as we take part in team sports! We will work hard to show the power of teamwork to make some goals and score some points!

Y Olympics – Be ready to win a gold medal during a week of fun challenges, crazy competitions, and new adventures!

Innovative Engineers – Flex those brain muscles with science, technology, engineering, and math! You won’t believe what you can do with a little know-how!

Sea, Tide, and Everything Inside – Explore the mysteries of the deep blue sea and the amazing creatures that live there.

Summer Splash – It’s time to get soaked! Splish and splash through an awesome, fun-filled week. Summer is hot, but you’ll stay cool with activities like water sponge games, water relays, and more!

Into the Wild – If you love animals, this week is for you! Join the adventure as we discover and learn about different creatures in our animal kingdom.

World Tour – Grab your passport and learn about different countries and cultures through games, music, and crafts during this week of new experiences.

Sky’s the Limit – Blast off into a galaxy of fun. We’ll have a week of high-flying excitement and space adventures.

Myths and Legends – From whispers of existence to the colorful imagination we will discover the many hidden things that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Mystery Week – Think fast! Be on top of your wits, put on a party hat, and prepare yourself for the unexpected.

How do I register for Day Camps?

Registration for all YMCA of Snohomish County Day Camps will open in March:

March 1st: Priority Registration is open for 2022 campers, Adventure Guides, current School-Age Care and Heatherwood ECE participants.
March 15th: Registration opens to all

To begin your registration for Day Camp, follow these steps:

  1. Scroll down to view the locations where this Camp is offered. Select a location.
  2. Review the “Camp Information” section to ensure this camp fits your needs.
  3. Review the “Available Sessions” section. Select each week of Camp you wish to register for.
  4. Press “Registered Selected.”
  5. Follow the prompts to login to your Y account.
  6. Select the child you are registering for Camp and complete all required Program Questions.
  7. Complete all required waivers.
  8. Next, the system will prompt you to review your selections and complete payment.
  9. Confirm your selections and complete your payment. Or, to complete additional registrations, add your selection to your cart.
When is payment for Day Camp due?

A $15 deposit is due at the time of registration for each week of Summer Camp.

Your final payment is due the Monday two weeks prior to the start of your camper’s scheduled session. If payment is not received by the due date, your reservation and deposit for that session will be forfeited and a “wait listed” child will be notified of the available space. For your convenience, our system will prompt you to schedule future payments automatically at the time of registration.

For cancellations or transfers, we require written notice 15 days prior to the start of your camper’s session. Refunds will be given as a YMCA credit when applicable based on the schedule below. Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred and applied to other YMCA programs.

Refund Requested 15 or More Days Prior to Camp:  Deposit Can Be Transferred to Other Camps / 100% of any additional payments issued as account credit
Refund Requested 14 or Less Days Prior to Camp:  Deposit is Forfeited / 0% of Fee Issued as account credit

Is financial assistance available at this camp?

Yes! Scholarship options are available to ensure everyone has an opportunity to experience the Y. To learn more, we invite you to submit an Access for All Worksheet online or at the Y.

Does this program accept state subsidy for child care?

Yes, we accept state subsidy for child care at all Discovery Camp locations. These camps are licensed by Washington State DCYF (Dept, of Youth, Children and Families). The YMCA welcomes participants paid through Working Connections Child Care, DCYF, DSHS, or other 3rd party pay options.

If you receive state subsidy for childcare, please reach out to your local Camp Registrar for special registration instructions.

Do I have to be a YMCA member to register?

No, you do not have to be a YMCA member to register for Summer Camp. However, Y members save an average of $40-60 per week on Camp. To explore Y membership options, visit this page.

When registering for Camp online, you may be prompted to select a membership type. To register for Camp without joining as a Y member, select the membership type, “Non-Member.” This membership type will add no cost to your purchase.


Expand a location below to view more information and start your registration. Campers must be picked up and dropped off at the location where they are registered to attend. Camp dates and locations subject to change based on school calendars and site availability.

Coming Summer 2024

Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, Stanwood-Camano
6/24/24 - 9/15/24

Available Sessions

06/24/24 - 09/15/24