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WE ARE WILDCAT!

Wildcat Club is an official member of the YMCA Adventure Guides Program, through the Magdalena Ecke YMCA of Encinitas. We bring dads and their school-age daughters together for weekends of safe and wholesome activities, camping, fun, and friendship.

We are comprised of more than 100 dads and 200 girls, in seven Groups. We are always welcoming new members at any time of the year, and openly encourage joining as early as kindergarten. *(Our youngest girls will be the future of the club of course!)

WHAT
WE
DO

We camp with our daughters for a weekend, once a month.  We build community, promote The Six Aims, and we have tons of fun in the outdoors!  Camping ranges from the beach to the mountains, deserts, cabin camps, and even Catalina Island.

OUR
SIX
AIMS

We teach and follow the "Six Aims", a set of simple principles to help improve our families, relationships, and community, for the rest of our lives.

  1. To be clean in body and pure in heart.

  2. To be pals forever with my dad/daughter.

  3. To love the sacred circle of my family. 

  4. To listen when others speak. 

  5. To love my neighbor as myself.

  6. To seek and preserve the beauty of the great spirit's work in forest, field, and stream. 

MEMORIES
FOR
LIFE

We aim to create an experience for dads and their daughters to treasure and remember for the rest of their lives. Everyone is involved and nobody is left out. We have no agenda and we welcome families from all walks of life and all ability and experience levels.

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A TYPICAL CAMPOUT

FRIDAY

 

Club-wide dinner.  
One group will provide dinner for everyone. Just show up and bring your appetite and good nature.

Princess Idol

Girls stand up and show your chops! Sing a song, dance, tell a joke, or do a skit. Always a huge hit!

Sweet Friday

One group provides a sweet treat for the girls on Friday night.

Midnight Meat. (about 9pm really)

One group makes a tasty late-night snack that never disappoints. From sliders to cheese steak, tri-tip, and hot fresh street tacos, there is something for everyone. 
 

SATURDAY

 

Individual group breakfast
Your group will coordinate family style meals for the campout.  Spend quality time with your group.

Skill building activities, hikes, games
Every campout will have different organized outside activities for having fun or building skills. Lots of leisure time is also included to spend quality time with your group and your daughters. 


Appetizers and Bead Trading (tradition to build communication skills)
Kids can trade and negotiate with  beads and trinkets to meet other girls
 and get them talking.

Groups prepare and share appetizers for a chance at the Wildcat App Cup!

Dinner with your group (if you can even eat any more after Apps!)


Club Fire
Come together to with music, skits, dance parties, and other fun.

 

Chief's Challenge

You get to cheer your group leader in a fun and silly tradition with a different challenge each campout.
 

Midnight Meat Again! (about 9pm really)
Another group makes another tasty late-night snack that never disappoints. From sliders to cheese steak, tri-tip and our ever famous street tacos, there is something for everyone. 

SUNDAY

Individual group breakfast

Your group will coordinate family style meals for the campout.  Spend quality time with your group.

Bear Claw hike and cleanup.
An activity to teach the kids to leave the campground better than they found it.

"Zocolo" closing ceremony, cup awards, and patch awards.
Reflect on our weekend, and earn patches!

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