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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.

2021-2022 REGISTRATION AND FALL CAMPOUTS NOW OPEN!

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.

New Participant Registration*:

 $70- Member/$95- Non Member

Returning Participant Registration:

$50- Member/ $80- Non Member

Additional Child:

$30- Member/$40 Non Member

Fall Camping Events:

This fall, 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.

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. 

Event: Date: Time: Location:
New Group Meeting September 8th 7:45 AM Virtual
New Group Meeting September 14th 5:15 PM Virtual
Kinder Induction October 24th TBD Breckendridge Park
Pumpkin Carving October 28th 6:00 PM Richardson YMCA
Holiday Give Back  November TBD TBD
Holiday Parades December TBD Varied by Area
Polar Plunge January TBD TBD
Father/Daughter Dance February 5th TBD TBD
Derby Day March 6th TBD TBD
Derby Day March 20th TBD TBD
Kite/Fishing Derby May TBD TBD

 

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.

Sign Up for the Meetings HERE

Date: Time:
September 21st 5:15 PM
October 5th 5:15 PM
October 26th 5:15 PM
January 25th TBD
March 1st TBD
March 29th TBD
April 12th TBD

Spring Camping Dates:

Save the date for our Spring Campouts! Locations will be updated soon!

Service Area: Dates:
Kinder Campout March 26th-28th
Richardson (2nd & 3rd), LH Princesses, Semones, Coppell, Cross Timbers April 1st-3rd
Plano (1st), White Rock April 22nd-24th
LH Guides, Richardson (1st), Semones, Plano (2nd & 3rd), Frisco, White Rock April 29th-May 1st

 

For More Information Contact:

Samantha Buehler

sbuehler@ymcadallas.org

972.231.3424

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