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San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA

Adventure Guides

Our Adventure Guide programs launch parents and children on a journey of discovery, with your child as the explorer and you, the parent, as the guide. Age ranges for children are tailored to each program.

These unique programs provide a tremendous opportunity for you to bond and get to know your child while they’re still young. Group activities include games, crafts, songs, stories, skits, ceremonies, and outdoor pursuits such as camping, hiking and swimming. Spending quality one-on-one time with your child will build memories that will last a lifetime.

“My son and I had an amazing time at Joshua Tree with other Dads and sons. Hiking together, sitting around the campfire, playing games and just gazing up at the stars was memorable for both of us. We can’t wait to do another Adventure Guide program next year.”

The goals of our Adventure Guides programs are to:

  • Foster companionship and understanding and set a foundation for a positive, lifelong relationship between you and your child
  • Build your child’s self-esteem and personal worth
  • Expand your child’s awareness of spirit, mind, and body
  • Provide the framework for you and your child to spend enjoyable, constructive, and quality time together
  • Emphasize the vital role that you play in the growth and development of your child
  • Offer an important opportunity to develop and enjoy volunteer leadership skills

Check out the Adventure Guide programs we offer and if you have any questions, just give us a call.

Growing together.

Groups meet once or twice a month in the evenings and take part in a monthly weekend activities including crafts, songs, games and weekend events.

These small groups in the community form a larger group, the Nation, consisting of 30-40 tribes. Nation events include a winter weekend at Camp Whittle, spring family camp out at Catalina, and one day events including gingerbread house building, holiday parade, Pinewood Derby, aquarium and museum sleepovers, and much more.

Program runs September through June for grades K - 2 and parents.