Triangle Y Ranch…

Reconnect with Nature!

Adventure and wonder awaits your kids at Triangle Y Ranch Camp nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains!  At Tri-Y your kids will reconnect with nature as they explore the great outdoors during archery, horseback riding and hikes. Swimming, and craft making are also on the agenda.  Instead of screens your kids will walk, play and feel the world around them. Our campers eat great food, sing catchy, camp songs and look up at the stars. They will challenge themselves at the climbing tower or shooting range and engage in STEM activities. This summer Tri – Y campers will have the opportunity to work as a NASA Citizen scientist! They will eat great food, sing catchy songs and look up at the stars. They will challenge themselves at the climbing tower and rifling range, engage in STEM activities and work as a NASA citizen-scientist! But most importantly they will build connections and friendships.

After checking in on Sunday between 1-3 PM, the 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 throughout the week, sharing meals and experiences. On Friday 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.

Click here for Mini Camp (ages 6-8) Click Here for Counselor in Training Sessions (Age 17)

2022 Rates: $700 per session – Thanks to the AZ on Track program, camp for 2022 is just $450.  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. Camp is for children ages 7-17!

JUNE 5 – Splish Splash Summer is Back!

    • Cannonball into summer fun where we will dive into water based activities & H2O education!

JUNE 12 – Arizona Ris’in

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

June 19 – Camp Corral (SPECIAL REGISTRATION)

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


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

JULY 3 – Color Clash

    • The Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple teams will spend the week trying to Level Up to Team Rainbow. Lots of collaborative activities and challenges will build the up the TEAM.

JULY 10 – Sports of All Sorts

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

JULY 17 – NASA Citizen Scientists

    • We partnered with NASA as a pilot program to provide an opportunity for our campers to
      research and discover earth and all its wonders!

JULY 24 – Don’t Blend In

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

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. The Parent handbook, illness guideline and FAQs can be found here.

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, 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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