Camp Discovery Summer 2021 - YMCA of Middletown

Camp Discovery Summer 2021


Camp Discovery

The perfect setting for your child to spend summer days and maybe even some summer nights – Camp Discovery is located at Upper Twin Lakes in Harriman State Park just minutes away from the top of Route 6.

This rustic and wooded area spans many acres and includes cabins, a dining hall, buildings for special activities, a basketball court, along with boating and swimming. Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 7:00am and must be picked up by no later than 6:00pm.

BUS SERVICE is available this summer with bus stops at the South Orange Family YMCA and Monroe Middle School.

Session 1: June 28-July 9, 2021
Session 2: July 12-23, 2021
Session 3: July 26-Aug 6, 2021
Session 4: Aug 9-20, 2021
Bonus Week 1: Aug 23-27, 2021
Bonus Week 2: Aug 30-31 (There is NO CAMP Sept 1-3, 2021)

Camp Handbook


Ages 6-7
Every child looks forward to a summer of fun. At Camp Discovery, Pioneer campers enjoy a summer jam packed with stimulating activities and adventures. Our Pioneers participate in traditional and even some non-traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, sports, dramatic arts, nature, gardening, and music. The Camp Discovery experience teaches campers to appreciate diversity, improves their social skills, and helps develop leadership skills while having fun making lasting summer camp memories. Please Note: 6 year olds registering for this group must have completed 1st grade. 


Ages 8-12
Each day, Adventurers explore new things and partner with other campers to forge new friendships. Nature, arts & crafts, sports, games, drama, special events, swimming, boating, and environmental education activities fill a typical camp day. Adventurers build confidence through participation in both individual and cooperative challenges. The group dynamic encourages problem solving as a team to learn the value of cooperation. Hikes through the hilly terrain of our beautiful wooded camp help campers appreciate the outdoors as they learn to read a compass while maneuvering through the woods. Special activities such as Color Wars, talent shows and cookouts add to the magic of camp.

Leaders in Training

Ages 13-15
What better way to keep teens active than enrolling them in a Leaders In Training program where they will learn important life skills, including the skills needed to become future camp counselors. L.I.T.s spend most of their day shadowing our camp counselors, learning to mentor and provide assistance to young campers, but there is also plenty of time for them to build positive relationships with their peers. L.I.T.s participate in activities that focus on personal growth, build self-confidence, and encourage team work.

Sessions 1-42 Week Session1 Week
Bonus Weeks: 8:00am-5:00pmN/A$225

$30/Session One Way
$60/Session Both Ways
Bus fees must be paid in full at registration.
There is NO bus service during the BONUS WEEKS.
See Bus Registration Form for additional details.

Send all completed forms, current immunization records and payments to us via one of the following options:
Drop-off completed packets at one of our branches:
YMCA of Middletown: 81 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940
South Orange Family YMCA: 45 Gilbert Street Extension, Monroe, NY 10950
Email completed packets to:

NOTE: All registrations require a $50 deposit per session. Registrations MUST include a copy of your child’s current immunization records.

If you apply for financial assistance through our ACCESS program and qualify, your rates may be lower.
Please be advised that the process takes up to 4 weeks to complete.
Applications are accepted from May 1-July 1 and may be dropped off at the Y or emailed to
Please click here for a printable ACCESS Application.

Want to be a Counselor In Training (C.I.T.)?
If you are interested in becoming a CIT please email Irene Rumsey at stating why you want to be a CIT at Camp Discovery.

Want to be a Camp Counselor?
Download an application here. Email completed applications to

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