Welcome to Adventure Guides!

YMCA Adventure Guides is an opportunity for a father (or male role model) and a child to go on a journey of discovery, make memories, and form bonds that will last a lifetime. 

Joining Adventure Guides

There are two ways to join Adventure Guides: The easiest is to start a Circle of your own, made up of classmates, YMCA Sports teammates, or neighborhood friends the same age.  The second (slightly more difficult) way is to find an existing group and ask permission to join their Circle.

How do I form a circle?

Circles are generally made up of 8-14 pairs of kids and fathers (though larger and smaller groups are permitted) and work best with kids at the same school or in the same neighborhood. If you are interested in forming a Circle, send an email to Jeff - jrobertson@ymcadallas.org. If you would like to become a navigator, click the button below: 


Cost of Adventure Guides

There are two fees associated with the Adventure Guides, first the Annual Registration fee, which covers the supplies, insurance, and other overhead costs of program. This year, Kindergarten registration fees also include the cost of a vest, which can be decorated with patches earned throughout the year. Additionally, there are fees for each of the events and campouts. 

We also offer Financial Assistance available through the Annual Campaign.

Kindergarten Registration: Members $85 / Non-Members $115

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Your First Campout!

Dates: October 26 - 28, 2018

Location: Collin County Adventure Camp - Anna, TX

Ages: Kindergarten

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2018

Cost: Members $220 per pair; Non-Members $250 per pair

Colin County Adventure Camp is located only an hour from Dallas and offers fishing, canoeing, zip lining, and so much more! This weekend is the beginning of a four-year journey dads will take with their kids and culminates with an induction ceremony Saturday night. 

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