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.
SPRING 2023 REGISTRATION IS 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 email@example.com 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 includes 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 2023 CAMPOUTS:
Below are the campouts for the spring as well as the registration link. Please note these are pair pricing, if you are bringing two children, there is a 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 cost 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.
|February 3rd-5th||Camp Classen||
LH Guides, Winter Campout
|March 24th-26th||Camp Grady Spruce||Moody, PL 1st, RD 1st||$257/pair|
|March 31st-April 2nd||Camp Classen||PL 3rd, RD 2nd, SM, FR||$287/pair|
|April 14th-16th||Camp Grady Spruce||Kinder Campout (RD, WR, FR, MD)||$257/pair|
|April 14th-16th||Collin County Adventure Camp||Kinder Campout (PL, SM, LH)||$257/pair|
|April 21st-23rd||Camp Grady Spruce||WR, SM, LH||$257/pair|
|April 21st-23rd||Sky Ranch||LH Girls, RD 3rd, WR, CP, CT, SM||$307/pair|
|April 28th-30th||Camp Grady Spruce||LH Guides, PL 2nd||$257/pair|
* non member pricing
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.
Father/Daughter Dance: Come for a night of dancing with your daughter!
When: February 17th
Time: Doors open at 6:30 PM
Where: DoubleTree North Dallas Hotel 4099 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Cost: $125 per pair includes DJ, dinner with desserts, free 5X7 professional portrait photograph and other entertainment that night!
Derby Day Events: Join us for an afternoon of racing your pinewood derby cars!
What is Derby Day: Derby Day is pinewood derby car racing! Your kids build wooden cars with plastic wheels that, propelled only by gravity, race each other down a set of tracks.
How do you register: Registration is done at your local branch and includes a pinewood derby car kit that you can pick up there. Everyone must register through the branch and use one of our cars during the race.
Additional Race Information: We will be giving out placement trophies as well as participation trophies and awards for creativity. The whole family is invited and you can go to whichever race is best suited for your family!
- When: Saturday February 18th
- Where: Plano YMCA
- Race Time: 4:00 PM
When: Sunday March 5th
- Where: Lake Highlands YMCA
- Race Time: 3:30 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|January 10th||5:15 PM|
|February 7th||5:15 PM|
|March 7th||5:15 PM|
|April 4th||5:15 PM|
|April 25th||5:15 PM|
We are also hoping to get a few in person meetings at the branches to kick off the fall! More to come!
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
|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|