Adventure Guides At T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA

The T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA in Point Loma 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 Guide 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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Cabrillo Nation — Father and Child

Grades K-4

Adventure Club

Welcome to Cabrillo Nation — father-daughter and father-son circles!  Each month fathers and their children will take trips together, exploring the outdoors and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Orientation Night

Monday, September 9, 2019 -  5:30-6:30pm at the Ryan Family YMCA

This is your opportunity to learn more about the Adventure Clubs programs at the Ryan Family YMCA.  For more information and/or to be placed on the interest list, contact Kaysi Howington- 619-226-8888 x13502 or at [email protected].

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 Guide program that's right for you!

Contact us via telephone at (619) 226-8888 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 Guide activities at three other locations: Rancho Family YMCA in Rancho Peñasquitos, Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla, and Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas.

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