Changing Times and Our YMCA’s Response
Over the last year, our community was tested in ways we’ve never seen before. Together, we adapted to the challenges of a pandemic and learned new ways to keep ourselves, our kids and our families healthy and safe. As an organization with more than a century of experience in caring for our community, the Valley of the Sun YMCA responded quickly to these challenges; creatively expanding our programs to meet our community when, where and how we are needed most.
With Your Support
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we can continue to ensure the health, safety and well-being of every YMCA child and family; working to pave the way for a bright future and happy ending to the hundreds of stories that together, we play a part in, no matter their age, race, gender or socioeconomic status. But, there is more work to be done.
PROVIDING AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUTH AT VALLEY OF THE SUN YMCA CAMP SKY-Y
We are committed to providing the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in a child’s life at Camp Sky-Y. Camp provides children with a community of caring counselors who deliver experiences that foster respect for self and others, in addition to a healthy appreciation for life and nature. Campers develop social skills, build character and face challenges in an environment that promotes a balance of independence and team work, all while building great friendships and lasting memories. Their experiences at Camp Sky-Y prepare them for bigger, brighter lives down the road. With your support, we can provide a summer camp experience for all children that promotes the kind of social and emotional growth opportunities that campers will rely upon for years to come.
CREATING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW COUNSELORS AND STAFF
Through Counselors In Training, our soon-to-be counselors will learn the importance of implementing our YMCA core values — caring, honesty, respect and responsibility — into the camper’s experience at Camp Sky-Y. We prepare upcoming teen counselors to lead, motivate and teach their campers in a way that will impart valuable life skills that our young campers can draw on for a lifetime. As campers themselves, our Counselors In Training inherently understand the importance of camp and how it can change a child’s life for the better. With your help, this program will continue the time-honored tradition of creating YMCA leadership opportunities for those within our organization; providing mentorship, training and guidance to those who seek to lead our campers of tomorrow.
Camp Sky-Y needs your help to continue to provide financial assistance for programs and services like these for our most vulnerable populations.
The Y depends on your support to serve those who need us most. With your help, we can provide an unforgettable experience for underserved youth at Camp Sky-Y and create leadership development opportunities for our camp counselors and staff. Thank you for your consideration of a pledge or gift to the Camp Sky-Y’s 2021 annual support campaign.