Adventure Clubs At Dan McKinney Family YMCA

The Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla is proud to offer Adventure Clubs — 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 Clubs are the Compass Points:

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

Each Adventure 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 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.

Father and Child Clubs

Aloha Expedition

Grades K-5 | Father and Child


Mother and Child Clubs

Ohana Expedition

Grades K-5 | Mother and Child


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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 (858) 453-3483 during regular business hours, or email Lauren Gregg, [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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All Adventure Clubs program cancellations need to be processed via email to Lauren Gregg, [email protected]. If any cancellations need to be made, please provide ample amount of notice.

Before program start date: 100% voucher or refund less the deposit, uniform fees or vendor fees as applicable*.

On or after program start date: 75% voucher or refund less the deposit, uniform fees or vendor fees as applicable*.

On or after the second day of a program: 0% voucher or refund.

The purpose of Transfer/Voucher/Refund policy is to allow the YMCA to provide quality programs and proper ratios, while maintaining flexibility with members and program participants. All requests are subject to director approval and may take 3-5 business days for approval.

*Each campout has vendor fees accounted for in the total YMCA pricing – the amount of the vendor fees are dependent on the venue/campground and may not be included in your voucher or refund.