Family • Play • Bonding • Memories

ADVENTURE GUIDES

Adventure Guides

The Adventure Guides program provides fathers and their children the opportunity to spend valuable time together. As part of a larger group, both father and child create unforgettable memories playing games, spending the weekend at an overnight camp, family adventures, and much more. Program registration is now open, please see below for pricing and registration links.

2022-2023 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AUGUST.

Program Registration:

The program registration fee cover expenses that are not covered by campouts or events. Program registration for the child is needed prior to registering for any campouts and events. This is a yearly fee that only needs to be paid once a school year. We do offer an additional child discount for multiple siblings in the same household. 

If you're new to the Adventure Guides program and interested in leading a new group, please submit our New Group Interest Form.

Camping Events:

Each campout will serve specific YMCA Branch Service area(s). All campouts will be held at camps with cabins that includes A/C, electricity and bathrooms. More details on each camp can be found on their website and their links are under each campout description. Please be aware that we do not reserve cabins per group, all beds are on a first come, first serve basis, and all registrations are done by each family pair. 

If you are new to Adventure Guides or have no YMCA affiliation, please Register for the program above and complete our New Group Interest FormWe will contact you to place your group in a campout.

 

Fall 2021 Campout schedule will be finalized by the end of May.

Additional Events:

Please check back frequently as we will be keeping this area updated with additional local events. We will try to offer locations around the service area to ensure everyone can make it. 

Group Leader Meetings:

These meetings will be available to all group leaders and will go over upcoming campouts and events. A meeting invite with the link to the meeting will be sent a few days before each meeting. If you are not on the group leader distribution list, please email Samantha Buehler at sbuehler@ymcadallas.org.

For More Information Contact:

Samantha Buehler

sbuehler@ymcadallas.org

972.231.3424

or

Isabella Hess

ihess@ymcadallas.org

214-357-8431

History

Adventure Guides began as the Y-Indian Guide program for fathers and sons in 1926. The program’s purpose was to support the father’s lead role in the family as a teacher, counselor, and friend to his son.

For 89 years, the Indian Guides program was the cornerstone for family programs in YMCAs across the country. Because of the changing world today, the YMCA adapted to the cultural sensitivity of Native Americans. Being a nationally recognized organization with the reputation of being respectful, honest and responsible prompted YMCA staff and volunteers to adapt the parent child program to be more susceptible to the changing world. Thus, the name Adventure Guides replaced the original, but the mission has remained the same.

Guides Resources

 

Branch/Service Areas:

Celina Service Area Moody YMCA
Coppell YMCA Plano YMCA
Cross Timbers YMCA Prosper Service Area
Frisco YMCA Richardson YMCA
JER Chilton at Rockwall YMCA Semones YMCA
Lake Highlands YMCA Waxahachie YMCA
McKinney YMCA White Rock YMCA