A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides (formerly Indian Guides) was developed by the Y to help strengthen family relationships.  The Adventure Guides Experience enables parents and kids to have fun while sharing new adventures.

Quality Family Time

As the parent of a young child, you have the tremendous opportunity to get to know your child. Spending quality one-on-one time with your child will help build a strong bond of trust and memories that will last a lifetime.  Join the Y and become a member of a community that’s committed every day to helping you and your family grow stronger together.

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Take an inside look at Adventure Guides

Goals & Benefits

The Adventure Guides program:

  • Fosters companionship and understanding and sets a foundation for positive, lifelong relationships between parent and child.
  • Builds a sense of self-esteem and personal worth.
  • Expands awareness of spirit, mind, and body.
  • Provides the framework to meet a mutual need of spending enjoyable, constructive, and quality time together.
  • Enhances the quality of family time.
  • Emphasizes the vital role that parents play in the growth and development of their children.
  • Offers an important and unique opportunity to develop and enjoy volunteer leadership skills

Foundation & Values

The Compass provides direction for the Friends Forever program.

  • The Family is True North – the focal point of the program
  • Nature and the camping experience are an integral part of the program teaching respect for nature and oneself
  • The spirit of the program is experienced through belonging to a small Community of “circles”
  • Fun is the magic of the program

The Y’s core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility) provide directions as parents guide children on their journey.  Along the way adults should model, teach and demonstrate these values as well as give children many opportunities to practice and celebrate them. Initially, these four values provide guidance in helping children select activities, make decisions, and choose appropriate courses of action both in the program and in their lives.

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Information & Schedules

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New Members

Find Your Expedition

Fullerton

California Wild – father/daughter expedition

Huya Big Sky – father/son expedition

Huntington Beach

Great Coastal – father/son expedition

Great Hunting Valley – father/daughter expedition

Great Pacific – father/daughter expedition

Laguna Niguel

Blazing Sons – father/son expedition

Junior Guides – various expeditions

Mighty Wilderness – father/daughter expedition

Sunshine – father/daughter expedition

Great Pacific – father/son expedition

California Wild – father/daughter expedition

Mission Viejo

Big Thunder Spirit – father/daughter expedition

Broken Arrow – father/son expedition

Friendly Shining Spirit – father/daughter expedition

Junior Guides – various expeditions

Rainbow Sky – father/daughter expedition

Rising Son – father/son expedition

Soaring Spirit – father/daughter expedition

Trailmates – father/daughter expedition

Newport Beach

Dolphin – father/son expedition

Junior Guides – various expeditions

Wild Wahines – father/daughter expedition

San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, & Dana Point

Doheny – father/daughter expedition

San Clemente – father/son expedition

Wild Wilderness – father/daughter expedition

Contact Your Nearest Program Director

FULLERTON/YORBA LINDA-PLACENTIA FAMILY YMCA
Michael Prange | (949) 495-9622 | mprange@ymcaoc.org

CAPISTRANO BEACH CITIES/LAGUNA NIGUEL FAMILY YMCA
Michael Prange | (949) 495-9622 | mprange@ymcaoc.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH & NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA
Emily Rader | (949) 722-3820 | erader@ymcaoc.org

MISSION VIEJO FAMILY YMCA
Terry Palhidai | (949) 859-9622 | tpalhidai@ymcaoc.org

MURRIETA FAMILY YMCA
Crissy Griffin | (951) 319-7773 | cgriffin@ymcaoc.org

Form An Expedition In Your Neighborhood

Adventure Guides and Junior Guides are expanding throughout Orange County. If you would like to start an Adventure Guides Program in your community, please send an email request to aginfo@ymcaoc.org.

Junior Guides (Ages 3-5)

The YMCA of Orange County serves over 7,000 people annually in the parent-child program Adventure Guides (formerly Indian Guides). We are excited to start our next adventure with a new program called Junior Guides for preschoolers and their parents. Just like Adventure Guides, Junior Guides is designed for families to create memories together and to develop friendships with other families.

Click here to learn more about the Junior Guides program.

Recent Events

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Fullerton Family YMCA added an event.

LET'S MOVE FOR A BETTER WORLD

Compete against other Y members for the month of March starting Sunday, March 12th to Friday, March 31st. The person with the most moves has a chance to win some great prizes!

1st Place - Fit Bit Charge 2
2nd Place - 4 pack personal training
3rd Place - 1 free month of membership

What do you do?

Step 1: Create a MyWellness account online (mywellness.com) or directly on our cardio machines or at the kiosk.

Step 2: Sign up for Technogym Let's Move for a Better World Challenge.

Step 3: Log onto your MyWellness account at the kiosk or cardio machines to count your moves. Strength machines count too!

Visit the front desk for more info or contact Dani Kline at (7174) 879-9622 or dkline@ymcaoc.org
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Technogym Challenge

Mar 12, 9:00pm

Fullerton Family YMCA

LET'S MOVE FOR A BETTER WORLD Compete against other Y members for the month of March starting Sunday, March 12th to Friday, March 31st. The person with the most moves has a chance to win some great prizes! 1st Place - Fit Bit Charge 2 2nd Place - 4 pack personal training 3rd Place - 1 free month of membership What do you do? Step 1: Create a MyWellness account online (mywellness.com) or directly on our cardio machines or at the kiosk. Step 2: Sign up for Technogym Let's Move for a Better World Challenge. Step 3: Log onto your MyWellness account at the kiosk or cardio machines to count your moves. Strength machines count too! Visit the front desk for more info or contact Dani Kline at (7174) 879-9622 or dkline@ymcaoc.org

Volunteer Recognition: Mindie Swan
Today, we want to thank Mindie, who is one of our 2017 Distinguished Serviced Award recipients! Read her full story here— www.ymcaoc.org/mindie-swan
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Fullerton Family YMCA shared their event.

Don't forget to pre-register for our Zumbathon this Friday! We will have a silent auction, snacks and fun!
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Zumbathon Fundraiser

Feb 24, 6:00pm

Fullerton Family YMCA

Our Zumbathon® is packed with energetic dances! There will be a silent auction, snacks, and a whole lot of fun! It’s open to the public so bring a friend and join the fun! Fee: $15 for Members (KidZone available) $20 for Non-Members $5 for KidZone Non-Member This is a fundraiser and all proceeds go towards our afterschool programs, scholarships, and youth camps in support of our Annual Campaign. Pre-register at the front desk today to reserve your spot or call (714)879-9622 for more info. FULLERTON FAMILY YMCA 2000 Youth Way, Fullerton, CA 92835 ymcaoc.org/fullerton | (714) 879-9622

Our members are training hard for our upcoming #Zumbathon Fundraiser on Friday, February 24th!

Join us as we raise money for our afterschool programs, scholarships, and youth camps. Sign up today! #yoccampaign goo.gl/6QMtRH
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Fullerton Family YMCA shared their event.

Don't forget! We are having a special date night tomorrow! Reserve your spot today.
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Date Night - Valentine's Day

Feb 18, 5:00pm

Fullerton Family YMCA

Date Night gives you an opportunity to drop off your children for an evening of fun activities while you enjoy a night out. The theme for February Date Night is “Valentine’s Day.” Children will get to enjoy Valentine-themed crafts and activities while playing games. Dinner and a movie will also be provided around the theme. Cost: $30 members/$40 non-members/$10 each additional child For more info contact: the Front Desk, or Imelda at (714) 879-9622 or imora@ymcaoc.org

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! WE'VE RAISED OVER $24,000! Your donations help support families in your community like Ann! Help us reach our goal and give today! ymcaoc.org/annual-campaign #socialresponsibility #yoccampaign ... See MoreSee Less

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Fullerton Family YMCA shared YMCA OF ORANGE COUNTY's Eldevan’s Story - 2017 Distinguished Service Award.

YMCA OF ORANGE COUNTY
Thanks Eledvan for donating your time! ymcaoc.org/eledvan-munoz/

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At the Y, we celebrate our volunteers, as they are an essential part of our continued efforts in making a difference in the community! Today, we thank Eledvan, who is one of our wonderful volunteer coaches and a 2017 Distinguished Service Award recipients! Donate today so we can continue our great work! ymcaoc.org/annual-campaign/ #socialresponsibility

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