About us

We are Fathers that love spending time with our Sons to create memories that last a lifetime. The HUYA Big Sky Expedition is part of the Fullerton Family YMCA Adventure Guides program that serves the following cities of North Orange County: Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia and Yorba Linda. Currently, the HUYA Big Sky Expedition has five Circles in our Expedition and is growing. Our Circles are the Ghost Riders, the Mighty Mojave, the Rangers, the Mighty Skunks and the Thunder Creek.

About Adventure Guides

As the Father of a young son, you have the tremendous opportunity to get to know your son. Spending quality one‐on‐one time with your son 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. Adventure 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.


The Y-Adventure Guides Program will:

  • Foster companionship and understanding and set a foundation for positive, lifelong relationships between parent and child.

  • Build a sense of self-esteem and personal worth.

  • Expand awareness of spirit, mind and body.

  • Provide the framework to meet a mutual need of spending enjoyable, constructive and quality time together.

  • Enhance the quality of family time.

  • Emphasize the vital role that parents play in the growth and development of their children.

  • Offer 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 provide direction 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.

Core Values

  • Caring

  • Honesty

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

Aims of the Adventure Guides

  1. To be clean in body and pure in heart,
  2. To be friends forever with my dad/son,
  3. To love the sacred circle of my family,
  4. To listen while others speak,
  5. To love my neighbor as myself,
  6. To respect the traditions and beliefs of all people, and
  7. To seek and preserve the beauty of Our Creator's work in forest, field and stream.

Motto of the Adventure Guides

“Fathers and Sons, Friends Forever!”

Adventure Giudes Parent Handbook

Learn more about the YMCA of Orange County's Adventure Guides program with the Adventure Guides Parent Handbook.  

Let's adventure together!

Learn about the History of the Adventure Guides program at Our History page.

To learn more about the HUYA Big Sky Expedition please contact the Expedition Navigator.

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