Explorer Camp

Explorer Camp

Time to get outside! Explorer Camp is a traditional outdoor adventure day camp in Buncombe County and Henderson 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 4-13)

Hendersonville's Summer Day Camp - Explorer Camp is a full day summer camp for rising kindergartners through rising sixth graders. This traditional outdoor camp includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, team building, and activities to help prevent summer learning loss.

Location: UNC Asheville Kellogg Center in Hendersonville (Ages 4-13)


  • 4-13 (YMCA Youth Services and Hendersonville)


Parent Handbook

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