Adventure Guides At Rancho Family YMCA

The Rancho Family YMCA in Rancho Peñasquitos is proud to offer Adventure Guides (previously known as Indian Guides or Indian Princesses) — a place where a child and their parent can become an explorer and guide, embarking together on an amazing journey of discovery and growth.

At the heart of the Adventure Guides are the Compass Points:

  • Family: The “true north” of Adventure Guides that everything centers around.
  • Nature: Directly experiencing and camping in the great outdoors is an integral part of Adventure Guides.
  • Community: The spirit of Adventure Guides is strongest when belonging to a community — known as the “Circle”.
  • Fun: The magic ingredient that makes each Adventure Guides club a memory to last a lifetime.

Each Adventure Guides club offers group activities everyone can participate in — including games, crafts, songs, stories, skits, ceremonies, as well as camping, hiking, swimming and community service. Adventure Guides also include special one-on-one time for each parent and child, helping build important bonds through a shared experience in a fun environment you can't find anywhere else.

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Black Mountain Expedition

Grades K-5 | Father and Child

Adventure Club

Separated by school zone, the Black Mountain Expedition serves the communities of Rancho Peñasquitos, Del Sur & 4S Ranch.

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Pomerado Expedition

Grades K-5 | Father and Child

Adventure Club

Separated by school zone, the Pomerado Expedition serves the communities of Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Poway & Carmel Mountain.

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Grades 6-11 | Father and Child

Adventure Club

Trailblazers is an extension of our Adventure Guides program but designed for children in grades 6-11. Each month Trailblazers will alternate between trips with Black Mountain and Pomerado Expeditions.

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Contact Us About Adventure Guides

Have some questions about Adventure Guides or having difficulty registering online? We're happy to answer any questions you have or help you sign up for the Adventure Guides program that's right for you!

Contact us via telephone at (858) 484-8788 during regular business hours, or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

The YMCA of San Diego County also provides Adventure Guides activities at three other locations: Peninsula Family YMCA in Point Loma, Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla, and Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas.

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