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Day Camp at the YMCA

Summer Camp

At Y camp, when children make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that “I can” is much more powerful than “I can’t”, magic happens as we see it firsthand every day.

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VOSY Receives Grant from APS Foundation

VOS YMCA Receives a Grant from the APS Foundation | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is honored to be one of the fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout the Arizona and Four Corners area to receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants from the APS Foundation. This grant supports science, technology, engineering and math, as well as other educational programs.… Read More

10 Benefits of Youth Sports


The Valley of the Sun YMCA is committed to nurturing the potential of every child, and we offer sports programs for youth of all ages. Beginning with Itty Bitty, or Short Sports, for the youngest athletes, to our Jr. Suns/Mercury Recreational or Competitive Coed Programs for kids in 3rd through 12th grade, we have something every member of your family can enjoy.… Read More

10 Tips to Help Keep Your Family Safe Around Water This Summer

Safety Around Water|Valley fo the Sun YMCA

As the summer approaches, children all over the country are looking forward to beating the heat by jumping into the water and soaking up the sun. While pools, lakes and rivers can bring a great deal of joy to people of all ages, they can also be dangerous hazards, especially in Arizona, which is ranked number two in the nation for child drownings.… Read More

Valley of the Sun YMCA Receives Grant from Walmart Foundation

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Funds will support Healthy Eating initiative to 1,300 youth… Read More

Let’s Move Outside Initiative

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Our partnership advances the initiative’s goals to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature one which seeks to get youth and adults volunteering and serving on public lands.… Read More

5 Tips for a Healthy Family

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In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits.… Read More

Turkey Cucumber Salad Wraps

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A healthy recipe that kids will enjoy to eat and make! … Read More

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and Knowing Your Risk for Prediabetes

Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth

Tuesday, March 22, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and the Valley of the Sun YMCA wants our community to know their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as preventive steps they can take today to reduce the chances of developing the disease.… Read More

The Caudillo Family

The Caudillo Family Member Spotlight

Getting fit and healthy together… Read More