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.

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).

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.

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