We believe that an organized camp experience is a vital component in the development and education of the whole child.

Our camps provide year-round educational opportunities by delivering a multitude of camp experiences to all children. 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.

The Valley of the Sun YMCA’s day camps for youth offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Children experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment whether in a Y facility or at an outdoor day camp site or park.

At the Y, we recognize that teens are looking to have the BEST SCHOOL BREAK EVER in a safe and fun environment!

Our teen camps are developed to provide a mixture of structured activities as well as down time to allow your teen to enjoy their time off. You can rest assured they are engaged in positive activities, building skills, learning leadership, and having a great time supervised by caring adults!

Tween/Teen Day Camps. Please visit our Youth Day Camp page for camps for School-Age kids (Grades K-6).

Our specialty programs are a mix of specialized skill-building activities and projects for a variety of ages.

These programs are designed to allow your child to achieve more and develop new skills in a fun and upbeat environment, while under supervision of caring staff. All camps are located out of Desert Foothills Family Y unless otherwise noted.