Discovery Camp

Located in Buncombe and McDowell counties, our Discovery Camps offer licensed childcare to rising 1st through rising 7th graders. Campers in Buncombe participate in theme-based weeks including Star Productions, Mad Science, Once Upon a Time, and We Are The World. All camps offer traditional activities such as swimming, camp outs, and adventure in addition to themed activities. Lunch is provided. 

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Locations

  • Oakley (Mad Science)
    • Weekly Themes
      • 6/10: Down to a Science (Scientists)
      • 6/17: In Our Element (Chemistry)
      • 6/24: Across the Universe (Astronomy)
      • 7/1: Down to the Wire (Engineering)
      • 7/8: Shark Tank (Inventions)
      • 7/15: Can You Dig It? (Earth Sciences)
      • 7/22: Circle of Life (Biology)
      • 7/29: Gut Reaction (Anatomy)
      • 8/5: Under the Sea (Oceanography)
      • 8/12*3 days: Buggin' Out (Insects)
  • WD Williams (Star Productions)
    • Weekly Themes
      • 6/10: Any Dream Will Do (Screenwriting) 
      • 6/17: Anything Goes (Improv)
      • 6/24: Night and Day (Photography)
      • 7/1: Food, Glorious Food (Nutrition on TV)
      • 7/8: Some Enchanted Evening (Costume Design)
      • 7/15: Brush Up on Your Shakespeare (Comedy v. Tragedy)
      • 7/22: Leaning on a Lamp Post (Set Design)
      • 7/29: Tap Your Troubles Away (Musical Theater)
      • 8/5: Send in the Clowns (Circus Performance)
      • 8/12*3 days: Do-Re-Mi (Vocal Training)
  • Estes/Koonz (We Are The World)
    • Weekly Themes
      • 6/10: Step Into Our World
      • 6/17: "Hujambo" Hello From Africa
      • 6/24: Backpack Through Europe
      • 7/1: "Bienvenido" 
      • 7/8: Take a Bite out of Life
      • 7/15: Back to Your Roots
      • 7/22: The Land Down Under
      • 7/29: A Frozen World
      • 8/5: Lets Go Big or Go Home
      • 8/12*3 days: Unity, We are One
  • Sandhill (Once Upon a Time)
    • Weekly Themes
      • 6/10: FairyTales and Fables
      • 6/17: Expecto Patronum
      • 6/24: The Book Was Better
      • 7/1: Through the Wardrobe
      • 7/8: Seuessisms
      • 7/15: That's How We Roald
      • 7/22: Better Than Fiction
      • 7/29: Where the Wild Books Are
      • 8/5: Ready Set Draw
      • 8/12*3 days: Comic Con
  • Marion Elementary
    • Weekly Themes
      • 6/10: Dive-into Camp
      • 6/17: Welcome to the Kingdom
      • 6/24: Crazy Concoctions
      • 7/1: We do...Red, White, & Blue
      • 7/8: MARVEL-ous week
      • 7/15: Color me Crazy
      • 7/22: Everything Disney!
      • 7/29: SUPERSTAR!
      • 8/5: Fiesta! Fiesta!
      • 8/12: Best of the Best
      • 8/19: Last Adventure
  • Pleasant Gardens
    • Weekly Themes
      • 6/10: Dive-into Camp
      • 6/17: Welcome to the Kingdom
      • 6/24: Crazy Concoctions
      • 7/1: We do...Red, White, & Blue
      • 7/8: MARVEL-ous week
      • 7/15: Color me Crazy
      • 7/22: Everything Disney!
      • 7/29: SUPERSTAR!
      • 8/5: Fiesta! Fiesta!
      • 8/12: Best of the Best
      • 8/19: Last Adventure

 

Parent Handbook

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