camps are full!

All sites are currently full and waitlisted.  we are working on securing additional sites and staff in order to address the current waitlist.  once addressed, we will reopen the waitlists so you can add your child (ren) at that time. all waitlists will be assessed on a weekly basis.

The Y is happy to announce that in partnership with the state of Arizona, we will be offering AZ On Track Summer Camps at all of our locations!  Camp is FREE with the option to sign up for extended care (fee based) depending on your needs!

So tell your kids the awesome news: summer camp at the Y just got even better!  Make this a summer of learning and unforgettable memory making! Your kids will discover their “Y” at YMCA Summer Camp participating in hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) literacy and civics activities that spark creativity and fun! From water activities to becoming a NASA student scientist; every week has a special “theme” your kids will enjoy!  Get ready for an educational summer of adventure, exploration and making new friends!

Looking for all day programming options the weeks before or after Summer Camp dates?  Click Here

If you receive DES or other 3rd Party assistance, please email youthassist@tucsonymca.org for more information.

sign up for camp!

sample daily schedule (times may vary):

7 – 9 Welcome & Drop-off (Extended Care, fee based)
9 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony
9:30 – 10:30 Active Group Games
10:30 – 12 Education Stations
12 – 1 Lunch & Fun
1 – 2:30 Field Trip
2:30 – 3:30 Group Activities
3:30 – 4 Closing Ceremony
4 – 6 Goodbye & Pick-up (Extended Care, fee based)

Please note the following:

  • You must present your ID at check out for child pick-up.
  • All children will receive a wellness check.
  • The YMCA will observe a 1:15 staff to child ratio or less.

Personal items allowed:

  • Water Bottle
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks if needed.  See site specifics for more information.
  • No other personal items will be permitted

Serving ages:

5-12 years

Time:

The first week of camp begins the week of June 6th and will continue through July 29th. The camp experience will be Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM. We will offer extended care at the times listed below, if you are unable to drop-off and pick up within the 9AM to 4PM window.

  • Extended morning care will begin at 7AM – 9 AM (6:30AM at Mulcahy)
  • Extended after care will run from 4 PM – 6 PM

Please note: If you are not signed up for the Extended Care program and attempt to drop off or pick up your child outside of the designated camp times, your account will be charged the full rate of extended care for the week, rates listed below.

PRICING: the 9-4pm Camp day is free!

Consider a YMCA membership so you and your family can experience everything that the Y has to offer! Learn More Here  (Having a Y membership is not required to register for AZ On Track Summer Camp)

Weekly Deposit for Extended Programming (non-refundable): $10/week per child (due at time of registration)

  • Extended Morning Care Only: $30/week
  • Extended After Care Only: $30/week
  • Extended Morning & After Care: $50/week

If you have signed up for camp already, click here to register for Extended Care!

If you receive reimbursement from a 3rd party agency such as DES, proper authorization is required before registering for extended care.  Click here for more information.

Financial Assistance: If you are applying for financial assistance, please complete the Youth Development Financial Assistance application located on the side menu. Please note to complete the financial assistance application you may need to register for a google account if you don’t already have one. Email us with any questions regarding the process: foryouth@tucsonymca.org.

Registration Directions:
  • Click on “Sign Up For Camp”
  • On the Programs Tags page, click on Day Camp
  • Choose your Location
  • Click on the Week of Camp you would like to register for.  If you need Extended Care, then you will also need to check the box on the Extended Care option you need, in addition to the week of camp you would like to register for.
  • For Example: If you need “Week 1” of Camp and “Week 1 Extended Before Care”, you will need to check the “Week 1” box AND the “Week 1 – BEFORE CARE” box.  This will ensure that you’re registered for Camp and Before Care.

“Extended Care” payments will be automatically scheduled 16 days prior to the start date of the camp week. Registration for each week will close 14 days before the start date of the camp week.   So make sure and register early!

2022 Themes:

Week 1 : June 6 – June 10 “Splish splash summer is back”

Cannonball into summer fun where we will dive into water based activities & H20 education!

Week 2: June 13 – June 17 “Arizona ris’in”

From sunrise to sunset campers will experience all of the beauty of Arizona life and desert creatures!

Week 3: June 20 – June 24 “Go’in Green”

All craft & STEM activities will based on Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!

Week 4: June 27 – July 1 “Giants, Dragons, & unicorns, oh my!”

Once upon a time in a YMCA far, far away… we played, created and imagined a mythical world!

Week 5: july 5 – july 8 (no programming on july 4th) “Color Clash”

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple!  Let’s work as at team and level up to team rainbow for our visit to the Triangle Y Ranch Camp! Lots of Collaboration and Challenges! (July 8th – campers will all travel to the Triangle Ranch Camp for the day!)

Week 6:  july 11 – july 15 “Sports of all sorts”

We are stronger together as we develop sportsmanship and create friendly competitions and challenges!

Week 7: july 18 – july 22 “citizen scientists”

With NASA as our partner, our citizen scientist campers will research and discover the Earth and all of its wonders!

Week 8: July 25 – July 29 “Don’t Blend In”

BE THE GOOD… activities based on being yourself and embracing each other for you are!