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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.

2023-2024 PROGRAM REGISTRATION &

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 please email aginfo@ymcadallas.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. 

Program Registration -$88/child

Camping Events:

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 FormWe will contact you to place your group in a campout.

FALL 2023 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. 

Group Location Date Pricing* Campout Packet
LH Guides & RD 1st/2nd Sky Ranch September 22nd - 24th Registration Closed HERE
CT/CP, FR, WR, RD 3rd CGS October 13th - 15th $260/ Pair  
LH girls, MD Classen October 13th - 15th $300/ Pair  
PL 3rd, SM 3rd Classen October 20th - 22nd $300/ Pair  
PL 1st & 2nd, WR 1st CGS October 27th - 29th $260/ Pair  
SM 1st & 2nd, RW CGS November 3rd - 5th $260/ Pair  
Kinder - SM, LH, MD CGS November 10th - 12th $260/ Pair  
Kinder - PL, RD, WR CCAC November 10th - 12th $260/ Pair  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* non-member pricing

 

SPRING 2024 CAMPOUTS*: 

Group Location Date
RD 2nd, SM 3rd, MD CGS March 22nd-24th
PL 3rd, RD 1st CGS April 5th-7th 
Kinder- SM, LH, MD CCAC April 5th-7th 
LH Guides, Kinder (PL, RD) CGS April 19th-21st 
WR, SM 1st/2nd Camp Classen April 19th-21st 
LH Girls, WR CGS April 26th-28th
CP/CT, PL 1st /2nd, FR, RD 3rd Sky Ranch April 26th-28th

*subject to change. Final schedule will be available December 1st 

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 Day  Location
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 Event December 9th December 9th 
Chili Cook Off TBD White Rock
Father/Daughter Dance TBD TBD
Derby Day 1 TBD Lake Highlands
Derby Day 2 TBD Plano
April Baseball Game TBD Roughriders
End of Year Event 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. 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 sbuehler@ymcadallas.org.

Our first three meetings of the school year will be in-person. Attendance is HIGHLY encourage and there will be incentives.

Place: Date: Time: Location:
Richardson  September 5th 6:00 PM Ten 50 BBQ

 

Virtual Campout Meetings:

Date: Time:
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

 

 

SIGN UP HERE

For more information:

Email us: AGinfo@ymcadallas.org

or

Call us:

Isabella Hess

214-357-8431

or

Ethan Eismont

214-705-9459

or 

Spencer Perry

972-539-9622

 

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 & 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)

 

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