California Wild Expedition

Upcoming Events

Note that all events are subject to change depending on COVID19
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Catalina Island
Friday, May 19, 2023
San Diego
Friday, June 9, 2023
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Indian Guides and Indian Princesses have undergone a name change. The program is now called Adventure Guides & Adventure Princesses
Get to know your kid, while your kid is still a kid!

As the parent of a young daughter, you have the tremendous opportunity to get to know your daughter. Spending quality one-on-one time with your daughter 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.

YMCA Core Values

The YMCA Core Values provide direction as parents guide children on their journey. Along the journey, 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 in and in their lives.

  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

  • The Family is True North – the focal point of the program

  • Nature and the camping experience are an integral part of the program

  • The spirit of the program is experienced through belonging to a small Community called a circle

  • Fun is the magic of the program


The circle is the program's basic group unit, providing a structure, sense of community, and support for all group activities. Adventure Guides meet in circles about once a month, in addition to participation in Expedition adventures (campouts, etc.) throughout the year. Monthly meetings consist of, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, songs, and stories, and are planned by the circle leader (the navigator) or they can create a schedule to share the responsibilities among all of the circle members.

Blue Jays

Leader: Caw, Caw, Caw….
Girls: Caw, Caw, Caw
Dads: Bluuuuue Jays!
Girls: Daddys and Daughters!
Dads: Bluuuuue Jays!
Girls: We stick together!
Dads: Blue!
Girls: Jays!
Dads: Blue!
Girls: Jays!
All: Blue Jays! Caw, Caw, Caw


On the lookout…On the prowl
On the lookout…On the prowl
On the lookout…On the prowl
Coyotes are here…Coyotes are here
Coyotes are here…Coyotes are here
Coyotes are here…Coyotes are here


We are the Crow
Father and daughter
Together we grow
Just like we otta
Gooooo Crow!


Coming Soon!!


We are the Mallards! Fathers and Daughters! Like birds of a feather we always flock together. Some say we’re wacky, but we’re just a little quacky. Quack, quack, quack, quack …..


We are the Panthers strong and proud, Fathers, daughters, sing it out loud! All the other circles should run and hide, ‘Cause nobody beats out panther pride. GO PANTHERS! (Roar)


We are the Pumas, the mighty mighty Pumas
Everywhere we go, people want to know Who we are, so we tell them


Windy River Girls

Ohhhhh we are Windy River our circle’s the best one, we flow through the mountains 10,000 feet tall…
The Calvary may meet us but they’ll never beat us, ‘cuz we are Windy River and we’re on the ball!!
Hi ya ya, hi ya ya, hi ya ya, Hi ya ya,
Hi ya ya, hi ya ya, hi ya ya, HI….
Fleet of foot, Keen of eye we’re the tribe that never dies!
Scream …

Wolf Pack

Wolfpack Wolfpack coming your way.
Best in the wild and we’re here to stay.
We love to camp and tell scary stories,
but sometimes they can get a little gory.
We stay up late and love to party
but sometimes the Dads can get a little farty.
Awhoooo Squirrel.

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