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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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TRADITIONS

Traditions and rituals help bring a sense of continuity, community, intrigue and magic to Y-Guides. 

Y-GUIDES NAMES
Each dad and child chooses a Y-Guides name which they use in the program. Learn more >>
 
PROGRAM ATTIRE
Each dad and child chooses to purchase a vest to wear at meetings and events. The vest displays the patches that you earn and receive during each year of participation. Your vest becomes a wonderful memento of all the memories you create at Y-Guides. Other program attire is optional.
 
Purchase suede vests >>
Purchase cloth vests >>
 
LONGHOUSE CEREMONY
At each Longhouse, a fun magical ceremony adds to the intrigue and continuity of the program. This ceremony combines tribal chants, awards and special private moments between a dad and a child. This evening ceremony is a highlight for all participants.