Event Calendar, Nation Dues, update for 2015-2016!

The website has been updated with all the new dates and pricing for the 2015-2016 season. Get a head of the game and get signed up now. The updated calendar can be found at http://mightycoronanation.com/events/ and you can pay for your 2015-2016 annual nation dues at http://mightycoronanation.com/make-a-payment/

This is going to be a great year, some NEW events this year are a Movie Day on December 6th 2015, and a Nation Ski Trip on the weekend of January 29th thru the 31st up in Big Bear!

As always Camp Pendleton and Catalina are locked in and ready to go, so mark your calendars, you aren’t going to want to miss them!

Also, this year we ARE DEFINITELY doing the Big A Campout. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT EARLY! It will help in the planning!

MCN 2014-2015 Calendar of Events!

Here it is!  Mark your Calendars.  This year promises to be one for the ages.  We have an event for every taste.  So without any further ado, here is the 2014-2015 MCN Calendar

Camp Pendleton Camp-out - September 12th thru 14th
Big A Camp-out - October 11th (Playoffs permitting)
Big Rock Creek Camp-out - October 24th - 26th
MCN Ducks Game - January 4th
Midway Carrier Overnighter - January 23rd (only 125 spots!)
Pinewood Derby - March 15th
Family Fun Day at the Dunes - April 19th
Catalina Camp-out - May 1st thru 3rd
Balboa Island Parade - June 6th

These are just the NATION events, check with your own tribe for any Tribe only events.  Usually tribes will have a kick-off registration party sometime in August, as well as a Tribe only ski trip in February.

See you all at Camp Pendleton! Snoring Bear

Pinewood Derby Day – April 13th – 2014 – 9am!

This years pinewood Derby will be held at the Newport / Costa Mesa YMCA.

Come out and see some of the fastest cars ever to grace the MCN raceway.  Check-in starts at 9am.  There will be extra weights, graphite, etc.  Racing starts promptly at 10am.

TK Burgers, BMX Bike Expo, Bounce House, Slot Tracks, and all will be there as in past years!

Don’t Miss it!

Pinewood derby flyer 2013

On-line registration is now operational

The Mighty Corona Nation has partnered with Circle Bridge to automate and facilitate the registration process.  The new system will allow chiefs to manage their tribes more effectively and help to reduce the workload involved with the collection of dues and fees for events.  Visit the HOW TO JOIN section of the website to register!

Welcome to the website of the Mighty Corona Nation (“MCN”)!

The MCN exists to administer the Father and Son Explorer Guides Program within the greater Newport-Mesa area of Southern California.  More specifically, the MCN is comprised of eleven tribes and over 200 families, and the Explorer Guides program was developed in a very deliberate way to support the father’s vital family role as teacher, counselor and friend to his son, and this is the focus in all that we do.

Guide programs dates back to the early 1920’s when an Ojibway Indian hunting guide named Joe Friday gave a presentation to Harold Keltner, who at the time was a St. Louis YMCA director.  He stated during his remarks that “The Indian father raises his son.  He teaches his son to hunt, to track, to fish, to walk softly and silently in the forest, to know the meaning and purpose of life and all that he must know, while the white man allows the mother to raise his son.”  These remarks struck a chord with Keltner and he arranged to have Friday speak to a larger audience of fathers and sons.

Many in attendance were moved by Friday’s speech and this gave Keltner an idea.  Perhaps this strong mutual interest in Indian culture could be placed at the heart of a program aimed at closing a gap that he had seen widening between American fathers and their boys.  So, Keltner designed a father-son program based on the qualities of American Indian culture and life: Dignity, Patience, Endurance, Spirituality, Feeling for the Earth, and Concern for the family–And, thus, the present-day Guides program was born.

We invite you to explore our site and welcome your interest in the Explorer Guides program!

Ray “Swinging Tomahawk” Clark

Chief of Chiefs of the Mighty Corona Nation (2013 -2014)