Adventure Clubs At Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas is proud to offer Adventure Clubs — Adventure Clubs offers a unique experience for parents and their children (see age categories below) to enjoy outdoor weekend camping experiences at some of the best camping spots in Southern California! The monthly campouts will take you to the desert, mountains, beaches and even Catalina Island. Your weekends will include many fun activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, campfire skits, songs, pinewood derby races, crafts, bead trading, event patches and more.

The Adventure Clubs season runs from September to June, and most calendars include one campout per month (excluding December). You may join any time during the season. This program is designed to nurture relationships between parent and child - you will make friends and memories that will last a lifetime! You will treasure this bonding time with your child during your time in Adventure Clubs.

Each Adventure Club offers a variety of activities, including games, crafts, songs, stories, skits, ceremonies, as well as camping, hiking, swimming and community service. Adventure Clubs 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.

The program fee is $80 for your first child and $40 for an additional child. Program fees are waived with a YMCA family membership.

Adventure Clubs


Note: To find club-specific activities, search the club name in the search bar or select "Adventure Clubs" in categories and select the club under the program section.

Father and Daughter Clubs

Bear: Ages 5-12

Coyote: Ages 5-12

Wildcat: Ages 5-12

Tahoe: Ages 5-12

Spirit: Ages 5-12

Trail Mates: Ages 11-17

Mother and Daughter Clubs

Sedona: Ages 5-12

Father and Son Clubs

Falcon: Ages 5-12 

Red Hawk: Ages 5-12 

Ahwahnee: Ages 5-12 

Trail Blazers: Ages 11-17

Mother and Son Clubs

Phoenix: Ages 5-12

LGBTQ+ Youth Club

Sea Turtles: Ages 5-12

Family Clubs

Ohana: Ages 5-12

Contact Us About Adventure Clubs

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

Contact us via telephone at (760) 942-9622 ext. 1849 during regular business hours, or email our director, Tim Stong, at [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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