This week, our Kids Camping Breakdown takes us to the popular world of Arizona Summer Camps. To a beautiful forest sanctuary, just north of Phoenix!
YMCA Camp Sky-Y
Who Owns Camp or Program:
Valley of the Sun YMCA
Camp Values Statement
Taken directly from their website:
“Summer camp in Arizona can be one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in a child’s life. Camp provides children with a community of caring counselors who provide experiences that lead to self-respect and appreciation for life and for nature. All of the outcomes—friendships, overcoming challenges, staying healthy and building character— prepare them for bigger, brighter lives down the road. In addition to great friendships and enduring memories, many important life skills are learned at camp.
5 Reasons Kids Should Go To Camp:
Try New Things At Camp Sky-Y we offer high and low ropes courses, horseback riding, potters wheels for ceramics, arts and crafts, hiking, a giant swing, paintball, canoeing, volleyball, basketball, and archery just to name a few!
Develop Social Skills Camp teaches children to communicate, to work together as part of a team and to learn to become leaders. Camp also fosters independence and responsibility during this time away from home.
Face Challenges & Learn Value Hard Work Because they feel safe at camp, campers begin to feel comfortable taking healthy risks, setting personal goals and the importance of working hard to accomplish their goals.
Build Character The YMCA core values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring are taught every day at Camp Sky-Y. Parents frequently report that after camp, their children are more kind, understand the importance of giving, are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right, and have become more responsible.
Foster Independence At camp, children learn the responsibility of making their own decisions with the safety net of counselors and staff in a safe environment.
Our primary goal at Camp Sky-Y is making sure our campers have the time of their lives and make memories to last a lifetime
We are the Y. Where your child is never a number.”
When Was Camp Founded?
Camp Activities and Facilities
Rockclimbing, Paintball, Riflery, Ropes Course, Canoeing & Paddleboarding, Archery, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Hiking.
Size of Cabins and/or Dorimitories?
Cabins capable of holding 12 – 16 kids in each.
Indoor Or Outdoor Bathrooms?
How Does Camp Serve Meals?
How Long is the Average Session?
Closest Major Cities and Driving Times:
Town of Prescott – 15 mins.
Phoenix – 2 hours.
Address and Phone Number of Camp:
5725 S. Senator Hwy, Prescott, AZ 86303
Official Website Link:
Kids Packing List Printable:
Other Helpful Links:
That’s A Wrap!
Hopefully this breakdown provided some helpful insight into Camp Sky-Y. Arizona and the YMCA have a long and proud tradition of offering some of the country’s most passionate camp communities. Because of this, they enjoy wide-spread support amongst their local communities.
Valley of the Sun YMCA offers over 350 camp sponsorships every year to make sure that every parent has the opportunity to send their kids to this life-changing experience.
We know it can be tough trying to understand the nuts and bolts of a camp. And we’ll continue to dig for the essential camp info for our wonderful camp parents. Have a great time preparing your young camper for their unforgettable outdoor adventure!
“You can leave camp but camp never seems to leave you.”
– Former Camp Counselor
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