discovery Day Camp


Discovery Day Camp (DDC) is about learning skills, developing character and making friends with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. DDC is a true outdoor experience that allows children to explore what nature has to offer. Rain or shine, children engage in hiking, fishing, fort building and much more. This camp stresses independence, responsibility, environmental respect and a passion for nature. *Must have completed Kindergarten to attend.

Drop-off and pick-up at Lussier Family West YMCA. Children are transported daily to McGaw Park in Fitchburg for camp.

Facility Member: $217/week
Program Member: $269/week
$25 registration fee per child; $10 deposit per week









Amazing Race
Week 1 | June 11-15

As we kick off summer, campers will have to get to know each other and work together to solve puzzles and complete physical challenges. Team work makes the dream work! 

Camp Scene Investigation (CSI)
Week 2 | June 18-22

Welcome to the DDC Detective Academy! Campers will learn top-notch sleuthing skills then put them to the test to solve an important case: something near and dear to campers and staff has been stolen! 


Magical Kingdom
Week 3 | June 25-29

Come with us on a magic carpet ride! Hang out with Merida at the archery range, become a Wayfinder and battle Captain Hook in Neverland all in one week!


Party In The USA
Week 4 | July 2-6 (Closed July 4)

We’ll do all things USA this week, culminating in a good old fashioned cookout at the end of the week. Parents and families are invited to attend!

Mad Scientists
Week 5 | July 9-13

Bust out the lab coats and safety glasses as we explore all things gross, gooey and creepy-crawly. From wiggly worms to rubber eggs, we’ll get down and dirty with science this week!


Knights of the Roundtable
Week 6 | July 16-20

Knights and princesses from across the land: your presence is requested at the summer tournament to honor the king and queen. Be on the lookout for the dragon lurking in the nearby forest!

Out of This World
Week 7 | July 23-27

We will travel the cosmos and see what waits among the stars. Maybe we’ll discover alien life. But are they friends or foes?


Under the Big Top
Week 8 | June 30-August 3

Jugglers, clowns and tight rope walkers galore! Campers will have an opportunity to try their hand at a number of different circus talents. Parents are invited to join us for an end-of-the-week carnival!


Treasure Island
Week 9 | August 6-10

Ahoy there matey! Join us on a journey over the sea and through the forest to find hidden treasure. Beware, it is guarded by an old pirate curse. “X” marks the spot! Aarrrggg!


Wild West
Week 10 | August 13-17

Rope ‘em and ride! Discover what it was like to live in the wild west. Learn to rope cattle, barrel race with your horse and even pan for gold! Yeehaw!

Color Wars
Week 11 | August 20-24

In an end-of-summer celebration, camp groups will compete in a number of different challenges to see which team has the most spirit. Get ready for a battle of wits, physical skills and camp silliness!