One way to spend extra time with your son is camping. Finding time to spend quality time with your son can be challenging, however, the rewards are priceless. The YMCA has a special program to make camping fun and easy. Adventure Guides is a complete camping experience with a monthly weekend camping retreat. Kyle Taylor from MI-BOX of San Diego and his son Jack (7) are members with the Encinitas, CA YMCA.
The YMCA in Encinitas offers an amazing father/son camping club called Redhawk. Redhawk is a program ran through Adventure Guieds Parents and children participating in Adventure Guides develop strong bonds that support self-esteem and communications skills, setting the foundation for positive, lifelong relationships. In Adventure Guides (previously known as Indian Guides or Indian Princesses), parents and children develop healthy relationships, gain a sense of belonging, and learn the importance of giving back to the community through one-on-one interactions, activities with other families, and community service projects. At the heart of the program are the Compass Points, which give members a sense of direction and an inspiration for activities: Family: Family is the “true north“ — the focal point of the program. Nature: The natural world and the camping experience within it are integral parts of the program. Community: The spirit of the program is experienced through belonging to a small community — the "Circle". Fun: Fun is the magic of the program. The Y’s core values — caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility — make up the other guiding principles of the program. The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of the spirit, mind and body.