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.

FALL 2020 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
972.231.3424
 
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:

Come out for a day of fun at Collin County Adventure Camp. We will have BBs, archery, canoeing, climbing wall, and zipline but this will be just a day event. Lunch will be provided.

Date: October 24th 

  • Registration Deadline: October 11th 

Location: 1180 West Houston St, Anna, TX 75409

Cost: $85 per pair

REGISTER HEREADDITIONAL CHILD

Camp Grady Spruce Campouts:

Join us for our traditional campout experience. Campouts weekends will run Friday night through Sunday morning and include these camp activities: BBs, archery, canoeing, horses, barge ride to Devil's Island, Johntson's Peak hike and new this year a climbing wall. We will also be offering 3 meals in the dining hall, breakfast on Saturday & Sunday and lunch on Sunday. 

Weekend Option 1: October 2nd-4th

  • Registration Deadline: September 25th

Weekend Option 2: November 6th-8th

  • Registration Deadline: October 24th 

Location: 300 Park Road, Graford, TX 76449

Cost: $240 per pair

REGISTER HERE-OCT CAMPADDITIONAL CHILD-OCT CAMP

REGISTER HERE- NOV CAMPADDITIONAL CHILD- NOV CAMP

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!

Event: Date & Location: Date & Location:
Pumpkin Carving October 27th at the Richardson YMCA October 29th at the Coppell YMCA
Turkey Shoot TBD TBD

 

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