Holiday Fruit Baskets

Give the Gift of Fruit and Camp This holiday season, purchase a Fresh Fruit basket and the proceeds will go to sending a child in need to a week of Camp at Triangle Y Ranch Camp This year, the Lohse YMCA Service Club will again be selling their wonderful fruit baskets with all of the… Read more »

Tri Y Alumni

Tri Y Alumni Open House Saturday August 7th, 2021 from 10 AM – 2 PM There is no cost, but please help us gather current information on our Tri Y Alumni by pre-registering. Register Here A lot has changed since you last walked around Triangle Y Ranch Camp. Come and see all the new things… Read more »

Raggers Weekend 2020

Raggers Weekend A Chance to Grow In Mind, Body & Spirit   November 27-29, 2020 – Cancelled $100 per person for Cabin Accommodations (Unit 4) $150 per person for Lodge Accommodations (Green or LeBrecht) Any registrant under 18, must attend with a parent or guardian. Registration limited to 50 people. Masks will be required indoors… Read more »


Fall 2018 – Wrap Up Your Estate Plans Attorney Robby Adamson will cover important information on Wills, Trusts, and Legacy Planning Monday, November 5 – Two Sessions: 3:00 pm 5:30 pm Click below to enlarge for more information

2018 Community Military Ball Council of Heroes

David G. Hutchens  (U.S. Navy) David G. Hutchens is President and CEO of Tucson Electric Power (TEP), sister company UniSource Energy Services and their parent company, UNS Energy. Hutchens served as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and worked as an engineer before joining TEP in July 1995. He advanced to various management… Read more »

Bring A Friend in September – All Month

Growing. Stronger. Together. Members – Bring a friend as often as you like in September* Take classes together.  Lift weights together.  Have fun together. Life is always better together. Statistics show that people who exercise together get a better workout and experiene greater results.  So, grab your bestie and bring them down. Stop the front… Read more »

Just Kickin’ It Summer Soccer Clinic 2018 – Northwest Branch

BRING. YOUR. GAME.   Registration: April 1st – May 13th Clinic Dates: June 4th– July 25th Monday Mornings 8:00 am – Ages: 6-8:            Members $30 Non Members $65 Wednesday Mornings 9:00 am – Ages: 9-11:             Members $30 Non Members $65    

Summer Youth Sports Leagues at Northwest

TEAMS BUILD CHARACTER   Registration: April 1st – May 13th Season Dates: June 2nd– July 21st   YMCA/Jr. Suns Basketball League: Members  $40 Non Members  $80 Volleyball League: Members $40 Non Members  $70 Itty Bitty Sports Sampler: Members $40 Non Members $70

Little Dancers

Learn the fundamentals of dance in a fun group setting! Then, showcase what you learn by performing at YMCA events. Every Friday for 8 Weeks Classes start on May 31st and go till July 19th Registration: April 1st through May 12th       Ages 3-4 = 3:00-3:50 pm       Ages 5-6 = 4:00-4:50 pm… Read more »

Taekwondo at Northwest YMCA

2018 Karate – Taekwando To Register: Visit Member Services Dates: Ongoing Monthly Fee: $57 for the First Month $52 per Month 4-5 years old Tuesday 5:00pm-5:30pm Saturday 9:00 Beginner White Wednesday 5:00pm– 6:00pm Saturday 10:00am –11:00am Intermediate Yellow Wednesday 6:00pm- 7:00pm Saturday 11:00am- 12:00pm Advanced 1 Green Tuesday 5:30pm– 6:30pm Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Advanced 2 Blue… Read more »

All Kids Swim, Making a Splash!

All Kids Swim has been a lifesaver for the Phizacklea family. Their four boys Cayden, Baylie, Skyler, and Davyn have all learned to swim at the YMCA. Their youngest, Davyn, participated in the All Kids Swim program this past summer. Lindsay, their mom, says, “I am fortunate to have found a program that my entire family can benefit from.… Read more »

Youth Sports Coach Makes a Difference…

Since 1993, Al has impacted kids’ lives through his hard work and dedication as a volunteer youth sports coach. For Al, the Y has been a place where he’s helped young kids learn the importance of the Y’s core values – caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The Y fits his own coaching philosophy that emphasizes passion, teamwork, skill building, and enjoyment… Read more »

Our Y-Leaders, making an impact!

The youth and government program is one of our movement’s leading youth initiatives. For many years, youth and government delegations from across the country have taught teenagers the inner workings of our government and political systems. Students write, sponsor, and debate bills at local, state, regional, and national levels. Our YMCA has about 40 young people in the youth and government… Read more »

Jessie and Emily, a Team of Dedication!

Jessie and her daughter have been YMCA members since 1983 when Jessie brought six-month-old Emily to ‘Mommy and Me’ classes. While her children were growing up, Jessie taught swim lessons at the Ott branch and the family connection deepened. Even today, they enjoy the water and use the Y pools. They embrace the YMCA’s family friendly atmosphere and appreciate the… Read more »

“The Y has helped raise really great kids!”

Nura and her family began their long history with the Y in 1994 when she was seeking a safe place for her three children, Hanad, Amina and Hassan. At the time however, the family didn’t have the resources to send them all to summer camp. Thanks to the annual fundraising campaign, the Y was able to offer scholarships for… Read more »

Triangle Y Camp Changing Lives One Kid at a Time!

Tri Y is excited to partner with groups like Camp Corral, Operation Purple, and the Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund so children from military families can enjoy an exceptional camp experience. These special weeks of traditional overnight camp celebrate our military community and give campers the chance to just be kids. This year was MJ’s first time attending Operation Purple;… Read more »

Kelly: Karate Transformation

Kelly is a beautiful, bright-eyed, easy-to smile young woman; Kelly also happens to have Down syndrome.  Kelly took Karate classes at the YMCA this past Fall, works out with a personal trainer three times weekly, as well as swims at the Y a couple of afternoons a week. Since the moment she walked into the… Read more »

Julie: Healthy Lifestyle Transformation

Julie, a retired school teacher, always believed in living a healthy lifestyle. She joined the Y in 2003 and over the years she became more involved. Today she volunteers by teaching exercise classes and by raising funds for our annual campaign. She discovered the YMCA embraces their mission and core values daily and always made… Read more »

Bettye: Volunteer Transformation

Bettye has been involved with the YMCA since the early 1940’s. For Bettye, the Y has always been there for her, it helped shape her life from the start. The Y is a positive and stable place for her to go. She learned how, despite the difficulties of her upbringing, to have a positive attitude… Read more »

Marcia: Volunteer Transformation

Marcia was born and raised in Chile. Through a special bilingual program at her YMCA there, Marcia was offered a chance to volunteer in the Unites States. The volunteering opportunity was working with children at the Y. Marcia taught the children how to speak Spanish and about different cultures. Through this work Marcia learned how… Read more »

Fred: Diabetes Prevention Program Transformation

Fred has nine siblings who all developed type 2 diabetes. Fred thought he was destined to the same fate until he found and joined the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. Fred attended classes weekly, kept track of his diet, and started working out at the Y three times a week. Fred said, “I learned so much… Read more »

Lily: Child Care Transformation

The Y offers a variety of experiences to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve our community’s health and well-being, and support those in need. At only two years old Lily experienced a life changing tragedy. Afterwards, Lily was unable to talk, had social anxiety, and was not eating. A friend told Sherry… Read more »

Omar: Membership Transformation

For Omar, the Y is more than a gym, it is his motivational support. Omar decided to take his health more seriously and started attending the YMCA 3-5 times a week. In a year he lost more than 90 pounds! At the Y, Omar finds the motivation he needs to keep coming back day after… Read more »

Noah: All Kids Swim Transformation

Noah is so excited to be a part of All Kid Swim! The transformation from the afraid look to one of confidence has been unbelievable to witness as a parent. Noah can float on his back and on his stomach and has even said he was going to teach his mom how to swim! He… Read more »

Kristina’s Story: A whole new world at the Y

The Y is more than a gym, it’s a cause. The Y has been helping the people of Pima County reach their fullest potential for over 100 years. Kristina had been a distance runner for 30 years when she learned that she would never run again. Kristina’s knees, frayed and worn away from severe arthritis,… Read more »

Rayne’s story: Leading the Way to the Future

The Y is more than a gym… it’s a cause. The Y is a charity dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For thirteen-year-old Rayne, the Y is where she’s grown up. The Y is the start of her future. At 13, Rayne has big dreams for her future and a clear path… Read more »

Derrick’s Story: The Y: Making Miracles Happen

The Y is more than a gym… it’s a cause. For 100 years, the YMCA of Southern Arizona has been helping the people of Pima County overcome obstacles and unleash their fullest potential. For Derrick, the Y has saved him from the damaging physical effects of a neurological disease. The Y gave him hope, where… Read more »

Bailey’s Story: Triangle Y Ranch: Developing Leaders

The YMCA is more than a gym….it’s a cause. From A to Z, from camp to confidence, the YMCA of Southern Arizona has been helping our neighbors learn, grow and thrive for 100 years. The thousands of people who support our Y cause are our greatest resource when it comes to providing experiences for youth… Read more »

Justin’s Story: The Y Building Confidence

Justin’s Story: The Y Building Confidence The Y is a charity that helps its neighbors learn, grow and thrive. From A to Z, from swimming to self-esteem, we offer a variety of experiences to nurture the potential of every child and teen. Born prematurely, Justin was having difficulty with physical and sensory developmental delays. His… Read more »

Manny’s Story: “Watch out World”

Manny’s Story: “Watch out World”: learning, leading and living The YMCA is more than a gym… it’s a cause. The Y is a charity dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For Manny, the Y is so much more. The Y is the start of his path to wellness and self-esteem. The Y… Read more »

For Cathy, the Y is more than her gym

Cathy’s Story: The Y: Building Strength, Building Community through Healthy Living The YMCA is more than a gym…it’s a cause. The Y is a charity dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For 100 years we’ve been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. With programs from A to Z—from athletics… Read more »

The Power of Partnerships

We know real progress is only possible if we work together. We’re counting on the generous support of community organizations, donors and volunteers to ensure that every youth has the opportunity and resources to navigate through life’s challenges to become a successful adult.


When he was two years old, Trejan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. His grandmother and guardian Pamela had to find a child care for him so she could continue to work. When searching for child care, Pamela continued to run into a similar response: “We are not licensed to care for a diabetic child.” Almost out of options,… Read more »

In One Mom’s Words

“As a parent to children with a variety of special needs, I am continually surprised by the ongoing support they receive to help them be successful at sleep away camp! One of my children required a one-on-one shadow, which camp was able to provide. Wow, what an opportunity to feel she was doing something on… Read more »

A Safe Place

A thank you video to all those that gave to our 2013 Annual Campaign, featuring kids participating in our Summer Day and Resident Camp programs.

Support for our Neighbors

The YMCA values diversity, inclusion and the global community. Collectively, we use the partnerships that we have with over 120 countries to educate and assist those around the world to reach their potential. For the YMCA of Southern Arizona, the ability to integrate international dimensions into our Y programs is a critical component in maintaining… Read more »

More than a gym…

Because of your donation to the Y thousands of children and families will have the chance to discover their fullest potential and build a strong Spirit, Mind, and Body.  Thank you!

If you’re happy, clap along!

We had a great time filming some of the Happiness at our City-wide branches, program and child care sites! Thanks to everyone who volunteered to show just how Happy we are at the Y!

YMCA Hall of Fame

The YMCA of Southern Arizona celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2014 by inducting 107 people into an inaugural Hall of Fame. Check out this video with some of our history and a few words from some of our inductees.


OUR STAFF ARE INSPIRING! Through the Annual Campaign, YMCA staff contributed enough for 3,800 kids, families and adults to grow and thrive at the Y in 2015. Thank you Y staff! Every gift matters. Everyone has a role to play. Together we achieve so much more.