Discovery Camp

Great summers start here

Located in Buncombe and McDowell counties, our Discovery Camps offer licensed childcare to rising 1st through rising 6th graders. Campers participate in a variety of theme-based weeks.

Young girl in blue shirt sticking out tongue and smiling at Discovery Camp




Roberson District - Glen Arden

Reynolds District - Oakley

Owen District - WD Williams

Enka District - Sandhill


Weekly Themes
(updated by Feb. 25, 2022)

Roberson Themes

Date Theme Title
6/13 Theater Imagination
6/20 Adventure Pirate
6/27 Throwback Decades
7/4 Future Science
7/11 Holidays Holiday Week
7/18 Circus The Greatest Show
7/25 Helping Heroes 
8/1 Ocean Under the Sea
8/8 Games Game Show Week
8/15 Magic The Most Magical Week of Camp


Reynolds Themes 

Date Theme Title
6/13 Films Welcome to Hollywood
6/20 Cultures Reading Around the World
6/27 Building Brick Masters
7/4 Rock Music Rock On
7/11 Team Work There's no 'I' in Team
7/18 Space Lost in SPAAACE!
7/25 Oceran Under the Sea
8/1 Heroes  Not All Heroes Wear Capes
8/8 Nature Into the Wild
8/15 Final Week of Summer Camp Rewind

Owen Themes 

Date Theme Title
6/13 Building Brick Masters
6/20 Film Welcome to Hollywood
6/27 Cultures Reading Around the World
7/4 Teamwork There's no "I" in Team
7/11 Rock Music Rock On
7/18 Ocean Under the Sea
7/25 Space Exploration Lost in SPAAACE!
8/1 Nature Into the Wild
8/8 Heroes Not all Heroes Wear Capes
8/15 Last week of summer Camp Rewind 


Enka Themes 

Date Theme Title
6/13 Heroes Superhero
6/20 Myths Myths and Legands
6/27 Ocean Under the Sea
7/4 Space Exploration Space/Intergalactic
7/11 Jurassic Exploration Dinosaurs
7/18 Exploring Time Time Travelers 
7/25 Story Telling Fairy Tales
8/1 Disney Disney
8/8 Sports  Olympics
8/15 Flowers  Flora and Fauna 

McDowell Themes

Date Theme Title
6/13 Rock and Roll Music Rock On Campers
6/20 SW movie fun  YODA-Best
6/27 Dinosaurs Let's get Jurrasic


Exploring where we live Home Town
7/11 90's Week ALL THAT! 90's Week
7/18 Water Play Swashbucklers
7/25 Food Bon Appetit
8/1 Explorers Imagineers
8/8 Space Spaced Invaders
8/15 Last Week Happy Trails



Parent Handbook

Check out the Summer Day Camp Parent Handbook to learn more about the YMCA camp experience.