The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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New Participants




New Participant FAQ

How do I join 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 big does my Circle need to be?

While some Circles choose to have larger groups (20+), the most effective groups are made up of 8-14 pairs of kids and fathers.  By maintaining a more manageable group this size, Circles can do more as a Circle without running into the logistical issues that come with having a group of 40+ dads and kids.

What are the responsibilities of a Navigator?

The Navigator is the leader of the Circle, this is similar to being a sports coach but even easier!  Because all activities include both the child and father, Navigators are almost always surrounded by plenty of “assistant coaches”.  In addition to setting the initial Circle roster, Navigators also help organize the logistics of Campouts and other Circle activities.  Finally, Navigators must attend bi-monthly Navigator meetings with the all of the other Navigators in the White Rock Nation.

Navigator Meeting Schedule

Aug. 7 6:30-7:30 Returning Navigators The Lot
Sept. 11 6:30-7:30 New Navigators The Lot
Oct. 2 6:30-7:30 Navigators The Lot
Dec. 4 6:30-7:30 Navigators The Lot
Feb. 5 6:30-7:30 Navigators The Lot
April 2 6:30-7:30 Navigators The Lot

How much does Adventure Guides Cost?

There are two fees associated with the Adventure Guides, first the Annual Registration fee (table below) which covers the supplies, insurance, as well as other overhead costs associated with the program.  Additionally, there are fees for each of the events and campouts, which the Y does it’s best to keep as low as possible.  There is also Financial Assistance available through the money raised by YMCA Volunteers during the Annual Campaign.

 

EARLY (7/1-9/1)

OPEN (9/2-11/3)

LATE (11/4-6/30)

$40 Members
$80 Non-Members

$50 Members
$90 Non-Members

$60 Members
$100 Non-Members

$30 Members
$70 Non-Members

$40 Members
$80 Non-Members

$50 Members
$90 Non-Members

$20 Members
$60 Non-Members

$30 Members
$70 Non-Members

$40 Members
$80 Non-Members