Educational Exploration

San Diego Young Adventurers, a youth organization based in San Marcos, has been leading participants on a number of recent exciting trips around the region. The organization is also called Los Caballeros de Adventura and was founded in 1992 to provide at-risk youth with fun, enriching field trips and opportunities to connect with their communities. “While our adventures take us to destinations throughout the county, San Marcos offers plenty of special events, festivals, and hikes right in our own backyard,” said Anna Fleming, President of Los Caballeros.

x-adventurersThe organization averages two adventures a month. Some of the program’s girls enjoyed the workshops and performances at Girls World Expo, held at San Marcos High School. A group of Los Caballeros kids hiked five miles for a picnic at Discovery Lake during the 24th Annual San Marcos Trails Day. “The highlight of the hike was when they reached the highest point and the kids could see the ocean to the west and the snow-capped mountains to the east,” said Anna. Los Caballeros also visited San Marcos Fire Station #4 for an educational tour.

The program takes an annual trip to Super STEM Saturday at Cal State San Marcos, which lets the young adventurers explore the possibilities of math and science as well as the opportunities available on a university campus. This year, Los Caballeros also took a group to Discover CSUSM, the school’s all-campus open house. Anna shared, “The kids learned about the university experience and the tools to pursue a college education, but they also enjoyed the live music, blow-up slide, and making CSUSM screen-printed bandanas.”

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