Camp Discovery


Camp Discovery Day Camp

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.

Each year, since its opening, Camp Discovery continues to grow. 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 in Upper Twin Lakes.

Bus transportation is available with pick up times at 7:00am or 8:00am and drop off times at 5:00pm or 6:00pm at Central Valley Elementary School or the South Orange Family YMCA in Monroe. If you would like to drop your child at Camp you can, but not before 7:30am and pick up is no later than 5:30pm.

Session 1: June 25th-July 6th (No camp on July 4th)
Session 2: July 9th-July 20th
Session 3: July 23rd-August 3rd
Session 4: August 6th-August 17th
Totally Trip Week: August 20th-August 24th

There will be a camp counselor meet and greet up at our Camp Site on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am – 2pm. Come see the camp, meet the camp director and some camp couselors. They will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding Camp Discovery.


Ages 5-7

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 all the traditional and even some not so traditional camp activities such as swim lessons, 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.


Ages 8-12

Each day Adventure campers 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. Group dynamics will be part of the day; problem solving as a team and realizing the positive results of cooperation. Hikes through the hilly terrain of our beautiful wooded camp encourage your child to appreciate the outdoors as they learn to read a compass while maneuvering through the woods. We also have some special activities planned such as Color Wars, talent shows, cook outs and family events.

Leaders in Training (LIT’s)

Ages 12-15

What better way to keep teens active throughout the summer then to enroll them in a summer program where they will learn important life skills including the skills needed to become future camp counselors. LIT’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. At Camp Discovery, our LIT’s will participate in activities that focus on personal growth, build self-confidence and encourage team work.

Totally Trip Week

Ages 6-12

Totally Trip Week is unique in that both Pioneers and Adventurers can participate. During this week we’ll be venturing out each day on exciting field trips to the Bronx Zoo, Quassy’s Amusement Park, Wax Museum, a New York Yankee Game and Funplex. (Trips are subject to change). To participate in this program your child must attend at least one session of our summer camp or be in our Club Kid program.

Camp Discovery FeesWeek Session1 Week

Totally Trip Week
8:00am-5:00pm $330

Bus Transportation $40 per session, $25 for one-way trip
There is NO discount on transportation for campers who attend for only 1 week.
To download a bus form check back here soon.

Stay Overnight at Camp Discovery.
Each session we host an Overnight full of FUN. Dates are TBA.
Overnight Fee: $12.00

To register please visit our Welcome Center or for more information please contact:
Irene Rumsey
845 956 1493
To download our camp registration form check back here soon.
NOTE: All registrations require a $50 deposit per session and bus transportation paid in full. Registrations MUST include a copy of your child’s current immunization records or you will not be allowed to register.


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.)
Please click here for a printable ACCESS Application.

Want to be a CIT?

CIT interviews will be on April 30th from 1:30-2:30pm. We are only taking 10 CITs this year. If you are interested in becoming a CIT please email Irene Rumsey at at stating why you want to be a CIT at Camp Discovery.

Want to be a Camp Counselor?

If you want to be a camp counselor please fill out our application and return it ASAP to Irene Rumsey at The Middletown YMCA or email to

To download our application form click here.

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