Get your 6-8 Year Old

off to a good start


Not quite ready for a full session of Overnight Camp? Mini Overnight Camp is designed to introduce first time campers, ages 6-8, to the traditions and excitement of overnight camp. These campers attend camp for three days and two nights and will get an introduction to camp life, activities, and traditions. We increase the staff to camper ratio so that our youngest campers can play, learn about camp, and gain self-confidence.

Mini Campers get to spend their session in our Lodges away from the older campers, where we can slow the schedule down and get them used to time away at Camp.

After checking in between 1-3 PM, the campers will move into an air-conditioned room that they will share with their cohort for the week. They will move from activity to activity with this small group throughout the week, sharing meals and experiences. When they head home, they will be full of stories and memories and ready to come back for more.

Register for sessions by clicking on the links below. YMCA of Southern Arizona membership is required. Triangle Y Ranch Camp Program memberships are $25 per camper/$50 per family. Full memberships are also available by visiting here  When signing up for the program membership, make sure you check “Make Inactive” on the Primary before adding the youth membership.

2022 Rates: $325 per session.  A $50 deposit required per camper per session. Full payment due 2 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!

Click here for Full Overnight Camp offerings (ages 7-17)

JUNE 12 – 14 – Session #1

JUNE 15 – 17 – Session #2

JULY 3 – 5 – Session #3

JULY 6 – 8 – Session #4

The YMCA of Southern Arizona has created a tiered pricing structure to accommodate all families during these challenging time. Please take a moment to look at the rate descriptions below 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. Tier discount codes “MiniTierB ” – $50 off and “MiniTierC” – $75 off.

For the summer of 2022, COVID-19 concerns will still be around and know that they will evolve prior to the start of camp. We will be layering non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) during our program. These NPIs will include requiring anyone who is sick to stay/go home (screening will be done at check-in and throughout the week), keeping campers in cohorts throughout the week, conducting most activities outdoors and cleaning and sanitizing including using an electrostatic sprayer. Parent handbook and health forms will be sent out during the 1st week in May in order to have the most up to date information. To date, we do not know if or what vaccinations might be required.

We are not currently scheduling any stayover weekends or bus transportation for Summer 2022.

Founded in 1949, YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp is one of the oldest operating and most popular overnight camps in Arizona and for good reason! Nestled on over 300 acres in the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains, the ranch is a summer mainstay for campers from the Tucson, Southern Arizona and beyond. Tri-Y is proud to be one of the premier overnight camps in the nation and our families have lots of reasons to brag about us, such as:

  • American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation
  • Excellent camper to staff ratios
  • Experienced senior staff team
  • Choose from lots of great activities!
  • We pride ourselves in accommodating most dietary needs and offer a salad bar at every meal!
  • Scholarships available!
  • All staff are trained in First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Diverse staff – including counselors from all over the world!
  • Horseback riding, caving (TBD), ziplining, and other exciting activities. Click here to learn more!
  • Every week is different and themed for excitement
  • Pictures posted every day!
  • Emphasis on Fun, Friendship, Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, and Leadership
  • Safety is our first priority in all activities
  • Hydration stations and air conditioning throughout camp


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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