Adventure Guides At Dan McKinney Family YMCA

The Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla 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.

Father and Child Clubs

Grades 1-4 (Aloha Expedition)

Grades 5-12

Mother and Child Clubs

Grades 1-4 (Ohana Expedition)

Grades 5-12

Questions? We're happy to answer any questions you have about Adventure Guides, including how to register or which Adventure Guides program is right for your family.

Call us at (858) 453-3483 during business hours, or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon.

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

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Father and Child Clubs

Aloha Guides

Grades 1-4 | Father and Son

Adventure Club

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Aloha Princesses

Grades 1-4 | Father and Daughter

Adventure Club

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Trail Blazers

Grades 5-12 | Father and Child

Adventure Club

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Mother and Child Clubs

Explorers and Voyagers 

Ohana Expedition | Grades 1-4 | Mother and Child

Adventure Club

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Trail Mates

Grades 5-12 | Mother and Child

Adventure Club

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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) 453-3483 during regular business hours, or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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