ignite your spirit at y summer camp!

Friendship, fun, and a world of adventure!

AMAZING SUMMERS START AT THE Y Children enrolled in our Summer Day Camp will not want the summer to end! We offer eight weeks of full-day summer programming. Each theme-based week is led by dynamic teams of trained staff packed with activities, games, treasure hunts, water-fun, sports, field trips, and so much more! Your camper will make new friends, learn, and laugh. Fun for kids, peace of mind for you. Sign up for your favorite “Theme Week” or join us all summer long!

At the Y, we engage children in play-based learning drawing from a variety of programs and curricula to combat learning loss and develop reading and math skills. We also integrate arts, STEAM, sports, and field trips. Our campers end their summer’s more prepared to achieve academic success in their coming school year. Y Summer Day Camp staff are caring, qualified and trained to create environments that safe, supportive, interactive, and engaging.

Summer is a time for kids to activate their sense of adventure and expand the limits of their imagination. At the Y, every day is an opportunity for campers to make new friends and explore the endless possibilities for fun. When kids find new passions, they find their Y.

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!

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

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All registrants must have a Y membership (monthly, includes facility usage) or a Y program membership (one time annual fee, does not include access to gym facilities) in order to register for summer camp.

sample daily schedule:

7 – 9 Before Wrap Around Care
9 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony
9:30 – 10:30 Active Group Games
10:30 – 12 Education Stations/Field Trip
12 – 1 Lunch & Fun
1 – 2:30 Education Stations/Field Trip
2:30 – 3:30 Group Activities
3:30 – 4 Closing Ceremony
4 – 6 After Wrap Around Care

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


The first week of camp begins the week of June 5th and will continue through July 30th. The camp experience will be Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM. We will offer wrap around care (additional cost) at the times listed below, if you are unable to drop-off and pick up within the 9AM to 4PM window.

  • Before Wrap Around Care will begin at 7AM – 9 AM
  • Camp Day: 9AM – 4PM
  • After Wrap Around Care will run from 4PM – 6PM

Please note: If your child is not signed up for the before care program and you attempt to drop off your child before 9am, we will be unable to accept your child. If you pick up your child after 4pm and your child is not registered for the after care program, you will be charged a $30 late pickup fee.

wrap around care program PRICING:

Deposit Required for wrap around programming (non-refundable): $5 weekly for each program (due at time of registration)

  • Before: $25/week
  • After: $25/week

Extended programming will have limited availability, it’s recommended to sign up for wrap around programming at the same time you register for camp!

Summer Camp tiered Pricing:

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.

Please note: If you receive reimbursement from a 3rd party agency such as DES, proper authorization is required before registering.  Email youthassist@tucsonymca.org 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.

Payment Processing: All accounts must have a stored debit or credit card. 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. Please reference the 2023 summer camp parent handbook for all refund, change and cancellation policies.

This rate most accurately reflects the true cost of camp, including depreciation, operational, and administrative costs. If you can afford to pay this fee, please do so.

  • $150/week for Y family members
  • $175/week for Y program members

This is our partially subsidized rate for those who cannot quite afford the full cost of camp. Tier B pricing is available using promo code YDCAMPB during the registration process.

  • $145/week for Y family members
  • $170/week for Y program members

This is our most heavily YMCA-subsidized rate for families. Tier C pricing is available using promo code YDCAMPC during the registration process.

  • $140/week for Y family members
  • $165/week for Y program members

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.

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2023 Themes:

Week 1 : June 5 – June 9 “Surfing in the summer”

Week 2: June 12 – June 16 “teamwork makes the dream work”

Week 3: June 19 – June 23 (no programming on june 19th) “Where the wild things are”

Week 4: June 26 – June 30 “wacky & wonderful: dare to be you”

Week 5: july 3 – july 7 (no programming on july 4th) “stars & stripes”

Week 6:  july 10 – july 14 “time travelers”

Week 7: july 17 – july 21 “mission impossible”

Week 8: July 24 – July 28 “endless summer”

Cancellation & Change Policy

Summer Day Camp withdrawal or changes It is the YMCA’s policy that notice of any changes
or withdrawals from the program must be made through the “Contact Us Today” button (right side of webpage) at least 3 weeks in advance of the start date of each week of camp. The YMCA reserves the right to dismiss a child from the program upon notifying the parent.  Refunds or credits will not be issued for dismissal from the program due to behavior.


Refunds and/or credits will be provided given that appropriate notice is given. Please note that refunds/credits will not be provided due to participant non-attendance or closures due to inclement weather. All refunds/credits are requested through the “Contact Us Today” button (right side of webpage)

Summer Camp Cancellations Refund Credit

3 weeks notice:

100% refund
100% credit

Less than 3 weeks Notice:

50% refund
100% credit

After Camp weeks start