Instilling the Power of
The Power of “I Can” with the Arizona YMCA Camps
We believe that an organized camp experience is a vital component in the development and education of the whole child. Our camps provide year-round educational opportunities by delivering a multitude of camp experiences to all children. At Y camp, when children make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that “I can” is much more powerful than “I can’t”, magic happens as we see it firsthand every day.
Our responsibility is to challenge and nurture your camper, we create an environment just for them, your children will learn real life skills, develop self-esteem, acquire leadership and social skills, gain a sense of independence, community and citizenship. We strive to accomplish these life skills by promoting an environment built around the YMCA’s four character values – caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Whether your children are participating in an activity, exploring nature, conquering new heights, or becoming part of a Y Camp family, they are creating memories that will last a lifetime. The following sections will provide you with details for all our camps, specialty camps as well as camp experiences for the whole family.
Camp Sky-Y has been building friendships and making memories for over 70 years. Sky-Y Campers learn new skills and grow as individuals in a beautiful natural environment. Sky-Y offers a unique experience for a summer in the Arizona pines. Founded in 1938 YMCA Camp Sky-Y has embraced the human values of Caring, Honesty, Respect Responsibility. Campers learn and live the values in everything they do at camp.
Only one hour north of Phoenix, in the high chaparral country of central Arizona, Chauncey Ranch is a real working ranch for kids. The ranch has 11 bunkhouses that are cool and close to the modern shower houses. Through ranch activities that focus on building confidence, as well as fostering positive values, campers will learn that they can accomplish more than they ever thought possible. Campers participate in progressive age-appropriate activities.
YMCA Family Camps are designed for Families of all make ups and ages. It is common to have single parent families, grandparents with grandkids, 2 parent families with kids and friends, first timers, old timers and multi generational families.
Join us for 4 days and nights of fun and exciting Winter Camp activities. Under the direction of our Professional YMCA Staff, you can be assured that your campers will be safe, well cared for and have a great holiday vacation.
YMCA summer camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Children experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment whether in a Y facility or at an outdoor day camp site or park.