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. Details for our next season of Adventure Guides are being finalized now, please revisit this webpage often for location and event information.  Program registration is now open, please see below for pricing and registration links.

2020-2021 PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

We won't grow old and just remember our lives in general, we will remember moments in our lives. The Adventure Guides program creates moments and lifetime memories.

Luke Plese, Adventure Guides Dad

 
For More Information Contact:
 
Samantha Buehler
sbuehler@ymcadallas.org
 
Michael Wright
mwright@ymcadallas.org

 

 

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. 

Member Rate: $50 per child 

Non Member Rate: $80 per child

REGISTER HEREADDITIONAL CHILD

Fall Camping Events:

This fall will be offering a variety of events and campouts to try meet everyone's needs. Groups will be small for each activity to allow proper social distancing. For larger events, we will ask for you to stay with your group/cohort througout the day. 

Collin County Adventure Camp Day Event/Campout:

Come out for either a day of fun or an whole weekend at Collin County Adventure Camp. We will have BBs, archery, canoeing, climbing wall, and zipline.

Location: 1180 West Houston St, Anna, TX 75409

Day Event:

Date: December 5th  

DAY CAMPING

ADDITIONAL CHILD

Cost: $85 per pair with lunch provided

CCAC DAY EVENT INFO

Overnight Campout:

Date: December 4th-6th

CCAC CAMPOUT

ADDITIONAL CHILD

Cost: $240 per pair with breakfast provided both days and lunch on Saturday

CCAC CAMPOUT PACKET

 

Local Events:

Stay tuned for more information on more outdoor local, free events closer to home. We are trying to plan an event in the Dallas area as well as closer to the Northern suburbs, please go to which one works for you!

Program Calendar for Fall 2020

CALENDAR PDF

We will also be doing a Holiday Giveback Opportunity so please stay tuned!

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