Adventure Guides and Princesses programs are designed to foster a lifetime of companionship between parents and their children.
This program specifically encourages fathers and their children to spend uninterrupted time together as members of a larger group, building lifelong memories and bonds. Our Y-Guide programs emulate our core values: caring, honesty, respectful, and responsibility. The YMCA encourages today's fathers to get to know your kid while your kid is still a kid. WATCH OUR VIDEO
As a member of YMCA Adventure Guides, you will have the opportunity to develop a stronger relationship with your child by joining a unique "Circle" with whom you'll participate in activities like games, camping trips, ceremonies and family adventures. You and your child will take a journey around the Adventure Guide compass points: family, nature, community and fun. The YMCA character development values: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship - provide a sense of direction and inspiration for activities. As a Y-Guide member, you will be able to participate in larger scale activities such as weekend camp outs, parties or parades. Conducting group exercises in the Circle fosters leadership, problem-solving, group work skills and a sense of commitment to larger community; all of which reinforce the our pledge to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
The Program Pledge is "We, YMCA Adventure Guides/Explorers, through friendly service to each other, to our family, to this Circle/Expedition, and to our community, seek a world pleasing to the eye of Our Creator." The Adventure Guides motto is "Friends Forever" and the objective of the program is to
- 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 a framework to meet a mutual need of spending enjoyable, constructive, and quality time together.
- Enhance the quality of family time.
The Program aims are:
- To be clean in body and pure in heart
- To be friends forever with my dad/mom/son/daughter
- To love the sacred circle of my family
- To listen while others speak
- To love my neighbor as myself
- To respect the traditions and beliefs of all people
- To seek and preserve the beauty of Our Creator's work in forest, field, and stream
What does it cost?
The program begins and ends with the school year. For Members it costs $50 and for non-members it is $80. Weekend camp-outs are extra. Financial assistance is available.
Events & Registration
2012-2013 Registration Form - **If you have participated in the past you can fax this over and call in your payment! 214-328-6349!
For camp-outs, the registration deadline is two Fridays preceding the actual event. For example, when there is a camp-out from Friday, March 23rd - March 25th, the deadline for registration would be Friday, March 16th. After the deadline, a late fee will be assessed and we can not guarantee that you will be able to bunk with your circle.
Events other than camp-outs will have their own deadlines that will vary depending on the event.
White Rock Nation Adventure Guides Calendar 2013
|Date||Event Location||Registration Deadline|
|1/12||Great Wolf Overnight Grapevine 12:00pm||12/15/2012|
|2/15||Father/Daughter Dance Arboretum 6:30-9:30 pm||2/1/2013|
|2/21||Derby Car Workshop TBA 6:30-8:00 pm||2/18/2013|
|3/1||Derby Night YMCA/TBA 6:30—9:00 pm||2/25/2013|
|3/22-3/24||1st-3rd Grade Spring Campout Camp Classen 5:00 pm Check-in||3/8/2013|
|4/5-4/7||PreK/K Spring Campout Grady Spruce 5:00 pm Check-in||3/22/2013|
|5/3-5/5||All-ages Sky Ranch Campout Sky Ranch 3:00 pm Check-in||4/19/2013|
Lakewood 4th of July Parade Lakewood 8:00 am Circles should register with the Parade Committee
**there will be an award for the best Adventure Guide float
Registration for 2013/2014 Season begins!
**All Adventure Guide Members must re-register at the beginning of every school year.
|10/4-10/6/13||1st-3rd Grade Fall Campout Grady Spruce 5:00 pm Check-in||9/20/2013|
|10/25-10/27/13||PreK/K Fall Campout Camp Classen 5:00 pm Check-in||10/11/2013|