Adventure Guides At Dan McKinney Family YMCA

The Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla is proud to offer Adventure Guides — 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.

Adventure Clubs

Grades K-5 (Aloha Expedition)

Coming Soon: Grades 6-11

  • Trail Blazers: Father and Child


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.

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Father and Child Clubs

Aloha ExpeditionAdventure Club

Grades K-5 | Father and Child

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Trail Blazers

Grades 6-11 | Father and Child

Adventure Club

Coming Soon!

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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