Trail Mates Leadership, Andy Esserman, Matthew Holden, and Yaron Wilf, invite you to join the fun & adventure this 2016-2017 season! Hoya Hoya!
- Trail Mates Welcome Letter 2016-2017
- Trail Mates Calendar of Events 2016-2017
- 2016-2017 Trail Mates Registration Form
- Medical Waiver ~ Required Annually
- Adventure Clubs Code of Conduct ~ Required Annually
- When registering for the Trail Mates, please call or come
by to pay the Annual Joining Fee – this cannot be done online. After you have paid the Annual Joining Fee, you may access campout registration online. You may also register in person or by calling the YMCA Registration Desk at 760-635-3050.
- The Adventure Club Annual Joining Fee is for the Adventure Club Program. It is not a YMCA membership. The Joining Fee is waived with a Y Family Membership (Family Membership@ any San Diego County Y). The Adventure Club Annual Joining Fee can only be refunded 30 days after original purchase.
registration is critical for planning purposes! Please, don't forget to register early! You will receive the Early Bird pricing when you register by Monday 7pm, the week of the scheduled campout. Price will increase $10 per person after this date/time.
- Cancellations must be made by 6:00 pm no later than Tuesday the week of the event in order to receive a refund or credit. (unless otherwise stated) If you must cancel after this date/time due to illness, a doctor's note is required and must be forwarded by Tuesday. Some trips will have specific registration and cancellation dates. Please refer to event emails, for this information, as well as updates.
- Please remember that venue locations, dates, and pricing are subject to change. All scheduled events will take place rain or shine, unless otherwise notified.
- As an Advenutre Club participant, you must agree to and follow the Adventure Club Code of conduct, as well as, all YMCA Campground Rules and Regulations.
TO REGISTER FOR CAMPOUTS CLICK ON THE MONTHS BELOW
- Trail Mates 2016-17 Leadership Welcome Letter
- Trail Mates Calendar of Events for 2016-2017
- Trail Mates 2016-2017 Registration Form
- Adventure Clubs Code of Conduct ~ complete annually
- Medical Waiver ~ complete annually
SPECIAL EVENTS & ADDITIONAL VENUE INFO:
2016 Opening Day, Saturday, August 27OPENING DAY FLYER
Trail Mates and Princess Nations: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free Event, no registration required!
Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Corral Area
Family Bonus Event PADRES GAME FLYER
Padres vs. Rockies
Sunday, September 11, 2016 1:40pm
Friday, March 24, 2017
OCTOBER 7-9, 2016Channel Islands
harbor on Friday, October 10th at noon and get dropped off on the beach at Scorpion Bay on Santa Cruz Island.
From the beach you will carry your gear about a half mile to the shady campground. There are miles of spectacular trails on the island, swimming and snorkeling near the camp. This is an unspoiled wilderness of cliffs, wildlife, and ocean beaches. You can choose a camping only option or choose a camping with kayaking tour. The kayaking tour will be a "Caves and Coves" guided tour, exploring the ocean and perimeter of Santa Cruz island. The boat will leave the island at 4:30pm on Sunday and have you back in Ventura at about 5:30PM.
NOVEMBER 11-13, 2016
AGUA CALIENTE (FAMILY CAMPOUT)
JANUARY 7, 2017
COOKING CLASS AT THE FRENCH BAKERY, CARLSBAD
Talented chef and instructor, Michelle McDonough, will be leading the Trail Mates girls for a culinary cooking experience. The girls will experience what it is like to work in a real restaurant kitchen. Chef Michelle will be teaching methods in preparing balanced meals with fresh veggies and lean proteins. The girls will be instructed in the proper methods of sauce making; safe cutting methods of fresh produce; gain an understanding of cooking times and temperatures; and learn about safety and sanitation in the kitchen. The girls will then be treated to a special appearance by the executive pastry chef and owner of the French Pastry Café, Olivier Baudier, who will instruct the girls in the creation of a surprise dessert. The Trail Mates dads will be enjoying each other’s company in the dining room, while awaiting the exquisite meal prepared by their wonderfully talented daughters. Then, together, dads and daughters will sit down to enjoy the delicious dinner which the daughters have prepared.
February, 10-12, 2017
Death Valley National Park is a land of extremes. It is home to the lowest elevation in the western hemisphere, as well as 11,000-foot mountain peaks, five different sand dune complexes with mounds as high as 600 feet, colorful arroyos, slot canyons and salt flats. It is the site of many of the most famous scenes in the Star War movies! Death Valley is the most famous and unusual desert in North America. You will be camping at Furnace Creek Campground in the center of the valley and will tour the park by car and foot. You may take a break from hiking and go for a swim and shower at Furnace Creek Ranch. This Death Valley campout is an outdoor tent camping experience; Campsites have water, tables, and fire pits. Pack a low-profile tent in case of wind. There is a park entrance fee per car.
March 10-12, 2017
Black Canyon Canoe Trip
Friday night you will stay at a hotel just a short drive to the Outfitter's watercraft staging area. Saturday morning you will meet your Outfitter for a pre-trip talk and gear check.... then off you go, for two days and one night on the river. Black Canyon is on the Colorado River, near Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam is one of the greatest engineering feats in U.S. history. This trip offers exposure to some of the most pristine wilderness locations in the Lake Mead Recreation Area. The group will canoe along the Colorado River through picturesque and rugged canyon country and make frequent stops to visit hot springs, sauna caves, hiking trails, sandy beaches, and Saturday night's camping spot. The outfitter will meet you down river on Sunday afternoon and have a shuttle that will take you back to the staging area.
APRIL 21-23, 2017Two Harbors Camping ... without the big Nations
MAY 18-21, 2017
KERN RIVER CAMPING AND RAFTING
The last adventure of the year takes you to the southern Sierra Nevada mountains for exciting white water rafting, camping and fishing. The spring melt offers a limited window of exciting whitewater on the Kern River. There are 2 rafting options on Saturday or choose camping only:Lickety Blaster: 2.5 hour ride on class 1-3 rapids. Ideal for younger kids and first time rafters. Must be age 6+/50lbs.
Upper Kern: 1/2 day trip with class 1-5 rapids for more adventurous rafters. Must be age 12+/100 lbs.