YMCA Adventure Program Events

The Y-Adventure Guides & Princesses is for Fathers and their Sons or Daughters ages 5-12. We offer fathers the chance to bond with their child on many levels to build a loving and trusting relationship that will last a lifetime. The Y-Adventure program is a unique learning experience for both father and child. Join Us Today!

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YMCA Adventure Program Annual Membership
$150 per Family

Starting August 1, 2019, the annual cost for membership to the Adventure Program will be $150 per year per Family (not including YMCA fees), and will include all standard campouts—aprox 6 per year—and the pinewood derby (except for winter camp, camp surf, and ad hoc events). Non-Member individual standard campouts are typically $50 per family for each weekend.

$150 per family

Photo Album

Check out our Expedition photo album on SmugMug for photos and videos from the program.

Dad and Daughter on pathUpcoming Events

Below you'll find information about our upcoming events. Just follow the links to get more detailed information about an event or to pay for an event online.

All events below are open to all Dads (or Guardians) and their children. Several "Family" events are open to Moms as well. Feel free to bring friends along anytime to introduce them to this very special Father/child program. We use PayPal to safely & securely accept online payments for many of our events.

Check out videos from various events here!

Chavez Crossing Camp

Chavez Crossing
May 20-22, 2022

Chavez Crossing Group Campground is in the picturesque Red Rock district of Arizona, beside a creek and surrounded by sycamore and cypress groves. Group sites feature Campfire Rings, Grills, Creek Access, Picnic Tables, Pit Toilets, Water Spigot, and a Fire Pit Side Trips: This site just outside of Sedona. Go wading or fishing in the crystal clear waters of Oak Creek or take a stroll with your camera to photograph the unique flora, fauna and rock formations. Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock are famous nearby attractions, perfect for exploring or photographing. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.8436111 34° 50' 37.0000" N (Longitude:) -111.7763889 111° 46' 35.0000" W) (Please let us know if you are not sure how to use these) Driving Directions: 201 Oak Creek Cliffs Dr. Sedona, AZ 86336 If coming from Flagstaff, take I-17 south to Hwy 89A. Go south on 89A through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona. Left to State Highway 179. Go South on Hwy 179 approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Oak Creek Cliffs Dr. to the campground on the left hand side adjacent to Poco Diablo Resort. From Phoenix get off on Sedona Exit 298 travel 12.7 miles North on HW 179, turn left on Oak Creek Cliffs Dr. to the campground on the left adjacent to The Poco Diablo Resort along Oak Creek.

$50 Per Family
$0 With Annual Membership

Mather Group Campground

Mather Campground
Grand Canyon
June 10-12, 2022

Mather Campground is located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. It is the only campground within Grand Canyon Village. Scenic overlooks, the park's free shuttle bus system, the Visitor Center, the general store and hiking and biking trails are all within a few miles from the facility. The campground is at an elevation of approximately 7,000 ft. Summers are sunny with high temperatures generally in the 80s. Each site includes a campfire ring with a cooking grate, picnic table, parking space and room for up to three tents. There are flush toilets and drinking water spigots throughout the campground. The campground is one mile from the rim of the canyon. A visit to the canyon during sunrise and sunset yields spectacular views of yellow, orange, red and violet hues in the canyon walls. Side Trips: Campers can take a short shuttle bus ride from the campground to the Visitors Center. Visitors can also visit Yavapai Geology Museum, where they learn about the forces that formed the canyon. Below, visitors can see the mighty Colorado River, which flows 277 miles through the bottom of the canyon. Wildlife abounds on the South Rim, including elk, mule deer, coyotes, lizards, songbirds and the endangered California condor. From the campground, campers can access the Greenway, a paved walking and biking trail that leads to scenic overlooks and the Visitor Center. The Rim Trail, a paved walking trail, is one mile away and runs for 14 miles along the edge of the canyon. Leashed pets are allowed on both trails, but are not permitted below the rim. Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend into the canyon. Their trailheads are a short shuttle bus ride from the campground. The park's concessionaire also offers day and overnight mule riding trips into the canyon and along the rim. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 36.0497222 (36° 2' 58.9999" N) Longitude: -112.1204694 112° 7' 13.6898" W) (Please let us know if you are not sure how to use these) Driving Directions: Mather Campground is located within the park in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim. From the south entrance station, proceed for about three miles and turn left on Center Road. Travel 1/4 mile and turn right onto Market Plaza Road. The campground is about one mile down Market Plaza Road on the right. From the east entrance station, follow the road 25 miles and turn left at the "t" intersection onto South Entrance Road. Travel about 1/2 mile and turn right at the intersection onto Center Road. Travel 1/4 mile and turn right onto market plaza road. The campground is about one mile down market plaza road on the right.

$50 Per Family
$0 With Annual Membership

Reynolds Creek

Reynolds Creek
South of Young
Jul 22-24, 2022

This group campground is located at a cool 5200’ elevation, just South of Young, in the remote wilderness of the Tonto National Forest. There are vault toilets, tables, grills and fire rings. There is no drinking water and no trash collection. There is a small creek onsite and Workman's Creek is just down the road.


$50 Per Family
$0 With Annual Membership

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Whitetail Campground
Mount Lemon
August 12-14 2022

Whitetail Campground sits high on the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 5 miles south of the town of Summerhaven and the top of Mt. Lemmon. Groups can enjoy picking, hiking, camping and wildlife watching while enjoying a cool respite from hot summer. The campsites are spacious and spread out among stands of big ponderosa pines All five group areas have picnic shelters that can accommodate between 40 to 90 people each and come equipped with drinking water, electricity, trash collection and vault toilets. Side trips: Hiking and sightseeing are popular activities. The surrounding national forest boasts a variety of trails, including some on the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon, for those who wish to venture away from the campground for the day. The University of Arizona runs an observatory just up the road, and visitors can also drive a few minutes to the small town of Summerhaven, which offers amenities and attractions on Mt. Lemmon's summit. Anglers can try for stocked trout at nearby Rose Canyon Lake. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 32.4119444 32° 24' 42.9998" N (Longitude:) -110.7319444 110° 43' 54.9998" W) (Please let us know if you are not sure how to use these) Driving Directions: From Tucson, Arizona, go north on Catalina Highway approximately 30 miles from Tucson until you reach Milepost 20. Turn Left on Whitetail Road.

$50 Per Family
$0 With Annual Membership

upper wolf creek

Upper Wolf Creek
October 14-16, 2022

Upper Wolf Creek Group Campground provides a quiet forest setting for groups just outside of the historic town of Prescott. Far enough to feel private yet still close to town. The group site has picnic tables, five grills and one campfire ring. Trees are thinly spaced in some areas, allowing ample space for group activities and camping. The facility is equipped with an accessible vault toilet, but drinking water is not provided. The group area is set at an elevation of 6,000 feet in a ponderosa pine forest mixed with juniper, Gambel oak, native grasses. Boulders are strewn throughout the area. Goldwater Lake is nearby. Amenities include a volleyball net and horseshoe pit Side Trips: Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails start nearby and the 15-acre Goldwater Lake is just a few miles away. Boaters, canoers and kayakers can make use of the lake's dock and boat ramp. Anglers try for trout, sunfish, crappie, largemouth bass and channel catfish in the calm waters. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.4552778 (34° 27' 19.0001" N) Longitude: -112.4533333 112° 27' 11.9999" W) (Please let us know if you are not sure how to use these) Driving Directions: From Prescott, Arizona on Route 89 (East Gurley Street), turn onto Senator Highway (Mt. Vernon Avenue) and drive south for about 6 miles. Pass the entrance to Goldwater Lake and the community of Groom Creek. The pavement ends about 500 feet before Forest Road 97. Turn right onto Forest Road 97 and travel for another 0.75 miles to the group campground on the right. Forest Road 97 is unpaved but suitable for all vehicles during dry road conditions. Alternate route from Prescott: Take 89/White Spar Road south for about 6 miles to Forest Road 97. Turn left on Forest Road 97 and go another 5.5 miles to the campground.

$50 Per Family
$0 With Annual Membership