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. 




  • Oakley (Mad Science)
  • WD Williams (Star Productions)
  • Estes/Koonz (We Are The World)
  • Sandhill (Once Upon a Time)
  • Marion Elementary
  • Pleasant Gardens


Parent Handbook

Check out the 2018 Summer Day Camp Parent Handbook to learn more about the YMCA camp experience.