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.
2023-2024 PROGRAM REGISTRATION &
FALL CAMPOUTS NOW OPEN
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 please email firstname.lastname@example.org for this discount and we will credit your account.
If you're new to the Adventure Guides program and interested in leading a new group, please submit our New Group Interest Form.
This fee is included during the campout registration process. If you are new to the program or not ready to register for the campouts, please use the link below to pay for the registration fee. This fee is prorated if you are signing up in the spring.
Each campout will serve specific YMCA Branch Service area(s). All campouts will be held at camps with cabins that include 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 Form. We will contact you to place your group in a campout.
SPRING 2024 CAMPOUTS:
Please note these are pair pricing, if you are bringing two children, there is an option for that during the registration process. Please note pricing is different per camp due to the cost the camp charges the Adventure Guides program. We try and keep costs as low as possible.
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday as well as lunch on Saturday will be provided at all camps. Activities at the camps include horses, archery, BBs, zipline, climbing wall, hikes, and more! Specific detail on each camp will be updated a few weeks prior to the camp.
|Winter Campout - LH Guides & Others||Classen||February 2nd - 4th||$300/ Pair|
|RD 2nd, SM, MD||CGS||March 22nd-24th||$262/pair|
|PL 3rd, RD 1st||CGS||April 5th-7th||$262/pair|
|Kinder- SM, LH, MD||CCAC||April 5th-7th||$272/pair|
|Kinder- PL, RD & LH Guides||CGS||April 19th-21st||$262/pair|
|WR, SM 2nd||Camp Classen||April 19th-21st||$307/pair|
|LH Girls, WR||CGS||April 26th-28th||$262/pair|
|CP/CT, PL 1st/2nd, FR, RD 3rd, SM 1st||Sky Ranch||April 26th-28th||$327/pair|
* non-member pricing
FALL 2024 CAMPOUTS*:
|LH Guides, SM||Sky Ranch||Late September|
|LH Girls||Sky Ranch||October|
|Camp Classen||November 2nd-4th|
|Kinder- LH, SM, MD||CGS||November 9th-11th|
|Kinder- RD, PL||CCAC||November 9th-11th|
*subject to change. Final schedule will be available May 1st.
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.
|Kinder Induction||October 5th||Richardson|
|Pumpkin Carving||October 26th||Richardson|
|Turkey Shoot Out||November 18th||Plano|
|Local Holiday Activities||Varies||Varies|
|Mom's Campout- Day||December 9th||CCAC Register Here|
|Chili Cook Off||January 20th||White Rock|
|Father/Daughter Dance||February 10th||DoubleTree in Richardson|
|Derby Day 1||March 24th||Plano YMCA|
|Derby Day 2||April 14th||Richardson/Lake Highlands YMCA|
|April Baseball Game||TBD||Roughriders|
|End of Year Event||TBD||TBD|
Additional Information Regarding Activities:
- Turkey Shoot:
- Where: Plano YMCA- back green area
- What: come show off your BBs skills
- When: Saturday November 18th
- Time: 9-11 AM
- Prizes: It will a double elimination bracket. We will be giving prizes for top shoot and one grand prize as a $25 gift card towards a turkey for the holidays!
- Mom's Day:
- Where: Collin County Adventure Camp
- What: a fun day for moms and kids!
- When: Saturday December 9th
- Times: 9-5 PM
- Cost: $85 per pair
- Chili Cook Off:
- Where: White Rock YMCA
- What: come show off your chili skills and a possible polar plunge. We encourage kids to decorate the table and have fun with it!
- When: Saturday January 20th
- Times: 11-1 PM
- Prizes: spiciest, most creative, crowd favorite, best table display
- Father/Daughter Dance:
- Where: Doubletree at Richardson
- What: come dance the night away with your daughter!
- When: Saturday February 10th
- Times: 5:30-8:30 PM
- Cost: $125/pair
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. Please make sure you sign up for the meeting you want to attend, this is the list we will use to send the links. If you are not on the group leader distribution list, please email Samantha Buehler at email@example.com.
Our first three meetings of the school year will be in-person. Attendance is HIGHLY encourage and there will be incentives.
|Richardson||September 5th||6:00 PM||Ten 50 BBQ|
Virtual Campout Meetings:
|September 18th (Sky Ranch)||8:00 PM|
|October 10th (CGS/Classen)||5:15 PM|
|October 24th (CGS)||5:15 PM|
|November 7th (Kinder)||5:15 PM|
For more information:
Email us: AGinfo@ymcadallas.org
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.
- LEADER'S MANUAL
- PARTICIPANT'S MANUAL
- CODE OF CONDUCT
- STORY TELLING
- CIRCLE ACTIVITIES
- OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
- PHOTO GALLERY
Branch/Service Areas & Branch Campout Codes:
|Celina Service Area||Moody YMCA (MD)|
|Coppell YMCA (CP)||Plano YMCA (PL)|
|Cross Timbers YMCA (CT)||Prosper Service Area|
|Frisco YMCA (FR)||Richardson YMCA (RD)|
|JER Chilton at Rockwall YMCA (RW)||Semones YMCA (SM)|
|Lake Highlands YMCA (LH)||Waxahachie YMCA|
|McKinney YMCA||White Rock YMCA (WR)|