Arizona YMCA Camps Parent Information

Providing Guidance for the Days Ahead

Camp Sky-Y and Chauncey Ranch Y make our children better people. This is our goal, our passion, our mission. It’s what separates us from all other camps. Our activities, from rock climbing to dance to swimming, emphasize human values such as self-esteem, caring and responsibility.

These life-changing transformations essentially will be invisible in the eyes of your kids; they’ll just have fun. But these traits, by all known standards of humanity, are values your children can carry with them always. They will be guideposts by which they will be measured as they pass through life. Do they treat their brothers and sisters with love and respect? Later on, their wives or husbands with honesty and caring? And their own children with the adoration you have for them today?

We keep all of this in mind while making sure your children have the time of their life. Activities in the weeklong camps range from ceramics and photography to bouldering and ranch work. All the while, your children will be learning internal values that are not emphasized in summer camps offered by other public and private institutions.

We are the Y, where your child is never a number. He or she is a precious child who needs the guidance we provide for their lives today and the days ahead.

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Parent Understanding and Involvement

It’s important that parents understand the policies and procedures for Y Camp programs, including resident and day camp. We encourage you to take the time to browse through the contents of the website, as it will help you prepare your camper (and yourself) for a positive Y Camp experience. You can also download the General Information & Policies document to read at your convenience. Please contact us at any point if you have any questions or concerns not answered within this website.

General Information & Policies

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Y Camp is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), a community of camp professionals dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience. Along with the ACA, we believe partnering with parents is key to ensure they have all the necessary information so they are best equipped to prepare their children and themselves for a positive camp experience. We welcome parents to visit the American Camp Association’s website geared directly to camp parents ( and to contact us with any questions relating to your camper’s upcoming stay at Y Camp.