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Adventure Guides & Princesses

YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses is a parent-child program designed to help foster a lifetime of companionship to strengthen the relationship between children (Ages: K - 2nd grade) and Dads. As an Adventure Guide, you and your child will join a unique "Circle" with whom you'll participate in games, camping trips, and ceremonies, while fostering a sense of self-esteem, personal worth, and quality family time.


Leaders and new Participants manuals

We have updated information packets for 2016-2017 school year. These packets are designed to help new and returning leaders guide their Circles during the year in meetings and events. For those new to the program they offer a brief history of Adventure Guides as well as a general outline of the program and guidelines.

Leaders manual
Participant manual

Additional resources can be found of the Dallas YMCA Adventure Guides page by clicking here

New Leader Orientation

This meeting is for all new leaders of Guide and Princess Circles. This includes new leaders to returning as well as new incoming Circles. This meeting will cover the basics of the program, how to run and organize a group, a brief history lesson of the program and a sample meeting outline. If your Circle has multiple dad leaders have them all attend. Help get your Circle off to the right start by learning what it takes to lead a successful Circle. If you are unable to attend please contact Curry Goff to set up a meeting.



Circle Leader Meeting
Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday night of the month at 7pm, at the Moody Family Y. 
Guides/Princesses will meet on the same night. No meeting will be held in January.


Expedition Events
These events are held in addition to monthly circle meetings and activities, and require additional fees.

Campouts: Fishing, canoeing, archery, hiking, horseback riding, campfire on Saturday night. All camp accommodations are cabins with bunk beds. heating/AC and restrooms. Each cabin includes a firepit for s'mores and stories. Campout fee includes all activities and meals (except Friday and Saturday night dinner).

Sign up for all Spring 2017 campouts will begin in January. Deadline for each campout is the Monday before campout weekend.

Read below for dates.

Items to pack for your campout click here.
Campout check-out list click here.

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