your kids will love MINI-CAMPS!


Adventure and wonder await your kids at Triangle Y Ranch Camp! Nestled on more than 300 acres at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains your kids will reconnect with nature at Tri-Y! Instead of screens your kids will walk, play and feel the world around them. Their days will be full of exploring the great outdoors as they enjoy archery, horseback riding, and hikes. Swimming and craft-making are also on the agenda.  Our campers eat great food, sing camp songs, perform skits and look up at the stars. But most importantly they will build connections and friendships.

About the Triangle Y MINI-CAMP Experience:

Not quite ready for a full session of Overnight Camp? Mini Overnight Camp is an abbreviated camp experience designed to introduce first-time campers, ages 6-8 to Tri-Y!  These campers attend Tri-Y for four days and three nights and will get an introduction to camp life, activities, and traditions. We increase the staff-to-camper ratio so that our youngest campers have the best experience possible.

Mini-Camp Extension: On Tuesday of your campers stay, a member of the leadership team will sit down with your camper and discuss if they would like to extend to a full week of camp. Regardless if the camper wants to stay or not, the parent will be contacted. The camper will understand that the final decision to extend a full week will be up the parent(s). If parent agrees to extend their camper, the balance will be deducted from the account before Friday check-out.

Mini Campers’ accommodations are in the lodges and are separated from the older campers. This allows us to slow down the schedule and give them more space to acclimate to the camp.

2023 Registration opens October1st,2023!


JUNE 2nd-5th – Session #1

JUNE 16th-19th – Session #3

June 23rd-26th – Session #4

June 30th-July 3rd – Session #5

July 7th-July 10th – Session #6

July 14th-July 17th- Session #7

July 21st-July 24th – Session #8


2024 Rates: $400.  A $50 deposit required per camper per session. Full payment due two weeks prior to start of session. Custom payment plans can be scheduled and additional assistance is available. Mini-Camp is for children ages 6-8 years old only! (Tiered pricing and scholarships are available.)

What to Expect? Your kids will experience a variety of activities with an emphasis on Fun, Friendship, Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, and Leadership. Campers will check in for each session on Sunday at 1PM. After check-in campers will move into an air-conditioned cabin that they will share with their cohort for the week. They will move from activity to activity with this small group, sharing meals and experiences. Safety is our #1 priority and hydration stations and air conditioning is available throughout camp. We pride ourselves in accommodating most dietary needs and offer a salad bar at every meal.

Each camp session offers a unique and exciting theme! Check out the themes below for each camp session.

    • June 2nd-June 5th: Superhero
    • June 16th-June 19th: Battle of the Bands
    • June 23rd-June 26th: Giants, Dragons and Unicorns
    • June 30th-July 3rd: Stars and Stripes
    • July 7th- July 10th: Space and Beyond
    • July 14th-July 17th: Color Wars
    • July 21st-July 24th: Holiday Bonanza

Your kids will have plenty of stories to tell you about their beloved camp counselors! Here are some need to knows about our Tri-Y Team.

  • We have an experienced senior staff team.
  • All staff are trained in First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Tri-Y has a registered nurse on staff.
  • We have excellent camper to staff ratios.
  • We value diversity and employ camp counselors from all over the world!
  • Many of our camp counselors once attended Tri-Y as campers!

How to register:

Follow the steps below to register for camp!
Please note: YMCA of Southern Arizona membership is required to sign up for camp. If you’re already a YMCA member click this link to register.

Step 1: Sign up for a YMCA of Southern Arizona Membership: Full membership will give you access to all of our health and wellness facilities while enjoying all of the benefits of being a YMCA member. A program membership is also available. When signing up for a program membership, make sure you check “Make Inactive” on the Primary before adding the youth membership.

Step 2: After signing up for your YMCA membership you can sign up for camp via the same member portal.

Tiered Pricing Information

We offer tiered pricing to accommodate all families during these challenging times. Please take a moment to look at the rate descriptions  and determine which of the three prices your family is able to pay for your child’s camp experience. Price selection is done strictly on an honor system. If you can afford to pay the full fee (Tier A), please do so. If you cannot, simply select the price which is right for your family’s circumstances. There is no difference in the camp experience for campers registered at different tiers and tier selection is kept confidential. Additional assistance is available by applying here.


Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center

34434 S Y Camp Rd, Oracle, AZ 85623, United States


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Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center

34434 S Y Camp Rd, Oracle, AZ 85623, United States


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