The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides encourages fathers and their children to spend uninterrupted time together as members of a larger group, building lifelong memories and bonds.

Y Adventure Guides assists the parent and school-age child on a journey of discovery. While activities with the whole family are important, there is tremendous value in supporting and strengthening the ability of a parent and their child to communicate at an early age. Y Adventure Guides can be for one parent and child or the entire family. Typical activities include camping, group games, arts & crafts, songs, story telling, skits, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, archery, and other special events like the pinewood derby or daddy/daughter dance. Each parent/child pair joins a "Circle" of other dads & their kids. These Circles try to meet at least once a month for group bonding and to plan the group's events. Circle members typically all attend the same YMCA campout in the fall and spring, in addition to participating in other YMCA events together throughout the school year. 

2017-2018 Adventure Guides Registration

Registering now for the 2017-2018 program year Adventure Guides & Princesses program!
*Please note: Your child MUST be registered for the program BEFORE registering for any campouts or program events!

Program Fee: $55 per child for YMCA Family Members | $85 per child for Non-Members.  $10 off program fee per child after 1st child in same family.

We are having a referral promotion until September 29th.  Refer a new Adventure Guide Member and both receive 50% off their registration fee!


Fall Campouts are $110 per person and camp out dates include El Tesoro from September 29th-October 2nd and Camp Grady Spruce from November 2nd -5th. 

Click HERE to register for the Fall camp outs today!






Important Forms*

 *When registering on-line, registrants must fill out registration form and turn it in to the YMCA Welcome Center OR email to



Contact Tori Grossi for more information.

972-393-5121 or




At one point in the day, my daughter and I separated from our group to visit the BB gun range again. As we approached the range, I thought it was closed and began apologizing for leaving the group and the 100-yard walk. My daughter took my hand, looked up at me and responded 'That's OK, Daddy. At least we're spending time together.' Priceless."
Jeff Burgher, Adventure Guides Dad