Program Details


Our season starts in September and runs to June each year.  Our first event will be in September and our last event will be in June.  We encourage you to join at the beginning of the season to experience the whole season.  You and your son are more than welcome to join at any time.  


As a prospective member of the HUYA Big Sky Expedition, it is best to contact the Expedition Navigator to discuss the program and the best Circle to join.  If you have a friend that is already a member of the HUYA Big Sky Expedition then it may make sense to join their Circle.  This will be up to you and your son.

The Adventure Guides program is designed for Fathers with Sons in Kindergarten to 6th Grade.

You and your son are invited to attend any of our events as guest using the Y's Adventure Pass.  Event fees must be paid to attend.  Please fill out the Adventure Pass Registration Form to attend an event.  


Each month our Circles typically meet at a members home for a Circle Meeting that is structured around a a craft project, some fun and to discuss upcoming events.  Meeting dates and locations are planned by the Circle Navigator to accommodate the member’s schedules.  


The HUYA Big Sky Expedition plans some exciting events for our Fathers and Sons on a monthly basis.  Our typical calendar of events will have four weekend campouts and six one day events.  Please check our calendar for our scheduled events.  

At each event, all members that attend will receive a patch that commemorates the event.  We encourage our Fathers and Sons to purchase a leather vest to memorialize all of their patches they receive during the program.  Vests can be purchased from Color Country Leather, Cow Catcher Leatherworks, DKG Leather or Standing Bear's Trading Post which can be found on our Leather Vest resource page.

Compass Program 

The Compass Program is part of the Adventure Guide journey that should be accomplished with a parent and child. At the end of the program the goal is to have a completed patch set with supporting pins. Click herer to learn more about the Compass Program.

Advetnure Guides Parent Handbook

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

your adventure starts today

We welcome you and your son to join the HUYA Big Sky Expedition and start creating memories togehter.  Click here to Join Now!

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

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