Discovery Camp

Located in Buncombe and McDowell counties, our Discovery Camps offer licensed childcare to rising 1st through rising 6th graders.  All camps offer traditional activities such as swimming, camp outs, and adventure in addition to themed activities. Lunch is provided. 

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  • Enka: Sandhill Elementary
  • Reynolds: Oakley Elementary
  • Roberson: Avery's Creek Elementary
  • McDowell: TBD

Summer 2020 Themes

Week Enka McDowell Reynolds Roberson
June 1 Soaring into Summer/Camper's Paradise
N/A Slime Your Senses Olympic
June 8 Olympic Week/I Workout Fantastic Voyage Farm to Table Disney
June 15 Multicultural/We are the World Toy Store Full STEAM Ahead Superhero
June 22 Global Service/Walking on Sunshine Sticky,Wet,Wild Inventor's Workshop Survivor
June 29 Cars, Trains, Automobiles/Life is a Highway Christmas in July Imagination Station Party in the USA
July 6 Oceans/Under the Sea All Things Ball A Splash of Color Splish Splash
July 13 Outerspace/Walking on the Moon I SPY Blast to the Past Talent Week
July 20 Local Heroes/Safety Dance Water World Spirit of Service Winter in July
July 27 Whimsical/I've got the Magic in Me Under the Big Top No Nurdles for the Turtles Camper Vs. Counselor
Aug. 3 Adventure/Hair Up Dance,Dance,Dance Outrageous Olympics Hollywood
Aug. 10 Big Week of FUN/That's a Rap Heroes For the Win Camp Rewind
Aug. 17 N/A Camp Rewind N/A N/A

Summer 2020 Special Events (McDowell Only)

June 8: Cruise-a-Palooza
June 15: Crazy Quest Game
June 22: Messy Obstacle Course
June 29: Jingle Bell Ball
July 6: Staff vs. Camper Basketball
July 13: TACO Mystery Theater
July 20: Luau Social
July 27: Family Night/Circus
Aug. 3: Decades Dance
Aug. 10: Ice Cream Social
Aug. 17: Cook Out

Parent Handbook

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