Taylor Family Branch YMCA
Phone: 847-888-7410
50 N. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL 60123
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Adventure Guides

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Adventure Guides
The purpose of the YMCA Adventure Guides Program is to foster companionship between a parent and a child. This program is designed for dads to spend quality time with their children one on one doing activities like campouts, hayrides and pine derby car races. Dads and children are organized into circles with other dads and children from their neighborhood areas. Once a month, each circle will have a monthly meeting at a circle member’s house or school and do an activity with their children. Several circles make up an Expedition. Several times a year the Expeditions will have special events. We have two expeditions that make up our Federation. The Princess Expedition is for dads and daughters in K-6 grade and the Guides Expedition is for dads and sons in K-6 grade.

Check out this year’s event schedule!

Upcoming Events:

Sept 28-30

Fall Campout at Edwards-Dads & Guides MORE INFO or to register CLICK HERE

Nov. 3

Car Race- Whole Family Guides & Princesses MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE Registration Opens September 23

Dec 8

Santa Bowl -Dads & Guides MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE Registration Opens November 3

Jan 18

Snoozeum at the Museum of Science and Industry- Guides and Princesses MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE Registrations Opens December 3rd at noon. Limited Space is available but there will be a wait list.

Feb 2

Regatta with Guides and Princesses MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE Registration open January 1st

Feb 22-24 Weekend

Winter Campout at Camp MacLean with Guides and Princesses MORE INFO or  REGISTER HERE  for Friday  and REGISTER HERE for Saturday Registration Opens January 15th

Apr 6

Lock-In, Swim, Gym and Movie at the Y- Guides  MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE Registration Opens February 22nd

May  3-5 Weekend

Spring Campout/Tecumseh w/Rocket Race –Dads & Guides for MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE for Friday Night and REGISTER HERE for Saturday Night.  Registration Opens April 6

ROCKET RACE INFO HERE

 

How to Join

If you are interested in finding a circle near you or would like more info on the program, please e-mail the head navigator of the expedition Brian Cuillo @ foxvalleyguides@gmail.com.  Provide the dad’s name, child(ren)’s name, address, school child(ren) attends. He’ll be able to provide more information and put you in touch with the leader of a circle in your area, who will have info with their next circle meeting. Registration and payment is done online or in person at the Taylor YMCA.

Aims

1. To be clean in body and pure in heart.

2. To be friends always with my dad/daughter/son.

3. To love the sacred circle of my family.

4. To listen while others speak.

5. To love my neighbor as myself.

6. To respect the traditions and beliefs of all people.

7. To seek and preserve the beauty of Our Creator’s work in forest, field,and stream.

Financial Assistance Available Please Click HERE for Application
Fee:

Member: $40/family + $15/child

Program Participant: $50/family + $15/child

Additional cost can be incurred for the special events; however, attendance is not required at all special events. Adventure Guides/Princesses runs during the school year with registration beginning in September and the program ending in May. You may register at anytime throughout the school year.

 

Circle Leader and Navigator Tool Kit CLICK HERE

Taylor Family Branch YMCA.