Explorer Camp

Explorer Camp

Time to get outside! Explorer Camp is a traditional outdoor adventure day camp in Buncombe County.

At Buncombe County Explorer Camp we aim to give kids the full outdoor summer camp experience and then some. By tapping into the Western North Carolina landscape and embracing the diversity of our campers, we create a safe environment to explore outdoors and discover what campers can achieve.

While developing skills in wilderness, gardening, and adventure recreation, campers grow in self-confidence and strengthen our community. Explorer Campers leave every day with dirt on their hands, a smile on their face, and the spirit of camp in their hearts. Activities include archery, high and low ropes, gardening, forestry, field trips, and more.

Location: YMCA Youth Services at Beaverdam in Asheville (Ages 4-12)

Explorer Themes 

Date Theme Title
6/13 Sharks Shark Week
6/20 Camp Stories Camp Lore
6/27 Space To Infinity and Beyond
7/4 Brain Growth Brain Games
7/11 The Earth The Core and More
7/18 B-Day Party Bonsai's B-Day Barnyard
7/25 Fictional Fun Harry Potter's B-Day Bash
8/1 Camp vs. Camp Camp Wars
8/8 Honor C.I.L.T.'s C.I.L.T Week
8/15 Choice C.I.L.T.'s Choice


Parent Handbook

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