Magdalena ECKE FAMILY YMCA ADVENTURE CLUBS
One of the largest programs the YMCA offers, Adventure Clubs nurtures relationships between parent and child through camping and other outdoor activities, creating memories that will last a lifetime! Weekend activities may include a camp out in the desert, mountains, beaches and even Catalina Island. All new participants must belong to a Nation and tribe to register for events. Call an Adventure Clubs Coordinator to join a tribe today! 760-942-9622
USS Midway Bonus Events: Dads & Daughters (3/24/17); Moms & Sons (3/4/17):
Imagine spending a night in the Navy on the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Navy history! Now you have this opportunity to join other Adventure Guide dads/moms and kids on this bonus event. This event is battle tested and kid approved! This one-night program begins on Friday or Saturday at 4:30 pm and includes a Navy-style dinner, interactive activities, exploration of the flight deck, and Midway tours. You will have a hearty Navy breakfast the next morning before disembarking at 9:30 am. More information will follow to all those registered. Two programs: younger kids (ages 5-7) & older kids (ages 8 & up).
Click on the Nation Calendar and Nation Registration Form below. For more detailed information, scroll down and click on the Nation to link to their Nation website. Here you will find information on monthly camp outs, venue flyers and maps/directions to the camp outs.
2016 - 2017 Princess Nations: (dads & daughters, ages 5-11)
- Bear Calendar 2016-2017
- Coyote Calendar 2016-2017
- Tahoe Calendar 2016-2017
- Spirit Calendar 2016-2017
- Wildcat Calendar 2016-2017
2016 - 2017 Guide Nations: (dads & sons, ages 5-11)
- Ahwahnee 2016-2017 Calendar
- Falcon 2016-2017 Calendar
- Mohawk 2016-2017 Calendar
- Redhawk 2016-2017 Calendar
2016 - 2017 Y-Explorers: (moms & sons, ages 5-11)
Bounced out? Keep camping!
Bounced out of Adventure Guides and looking to still go camping with your son or daughter?
Trail Blazers or Mates is the place for you. There are challenging and adventurous outings and activities for all. The program helps strengthen the bond between father and your "tween/teen". You are welcome to participate in the Trail Program and your current Guides/Princess Nation if you choose.
Clubs Join Today!
We're open for business! You may call or come in to the Y to register for the upcoming 2016-2017 Adventure Clubs Program! The Adventure Clubs Program has a group for YOU! Parents and their children (5 years old & older) may choose from our various groups: Guides, Princesses, Y-Explorers. If you have an older son or daughter (ages 12 and older), Trail Blazers and Trail Mates is for you. If you would like to know more about spending quality camping time with your children, give us a call. We are happy to place you in this popular program!
All your Adventure Clubs questions answered in this FAQ. Click here
Do you want to know how to register for Adventure Clubs? Do you want to know what to bring to each campout, what to eat, where to get your vest, how often you will be camping? Click on the attached sheet and have all your questions answered. More questions please contact the Adventure Clubs Director, Blaze Zarev, at 760-942-9622 X12554.
Moms and Sons to join the Y-Explorers
Moms who are looking for fun ways to spend time with your 5-11 year-old sons ... join the Y-Explorers! You will enjoy overnight campouts and day trips throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 season!
out of Adventure Guides and you want to continue camping with your
Trail Blazers is the place for you. The program is for dads and sons, ages 11-15. There are challenging and adventurous outings and activities for the boys. The program helps strengthen the bond between father and "tween/teen" son. You are welcome to participate in both Trail Blazers and your current Guides Nation if you choose.
out of Adventure Princess and you want to continue camping with your daughter?
Trail Mates is the place for you. The program is geared for dads and daughters, ages 11-15. There are challenging and adventurous outings and activities for the girls. The program helps strengthen the bond between father and "tween/teen" daughter. You are welcome to participate in both Trail Mates and your current Princess Nation if you choose.
Other Important Information:
The following Code of Conduct has been established for Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Adventure Club programs.
Scholarships Scholarships are available to the extent possible through generous contributions from friends, families and fundraising events (Dreamcatcher Campaign). Financial Scholarships may be used for the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Adventure Clubs Program. Both members and non-members are encouraged to apply.
For more information on how to request a confidential application (or make a contribution to the Dreamcatcher Campaign), contact Blaze Zarev (760) 942-9622, Ext. 12554 or download the Scholarships policy and application package.
Do you need a vest? Yes of course you need a vest--- where else would you put your patches.
Y Camping Checklist Primitive Camping
Are you wondering what gear to bring to a campout? See the attached list for tent/cabin camping. You do not need everything on this list! Use this as a guide; pack according to weather, venue and activities!