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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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SIGNATURE EVENTS

Fantastic options for your monthly tribal outing.

We host Signature Events throughout the year for dads and kids to enjoy time together and connect with other tribes across our Federation. While some of our events occur every year, we schedule others for every other year. Register online for these annual or biannual events as individuals, not as a tribe.
 
BOWLING
Enjoy an afternoon of bowling with your Y-Guide friends. One and half hours of bowling, shoe rental and a snack make for a great atmosphere. Patches are part of the deal, of course.

CHECKERS NIGHT
Join other Y-Guides for a night of hockey and happiness. Bring your tribe and your family to Bojangles Coliseum for one of the best attended events of the year. This fun outing includes high fiving the team, cleaning up pucks directly from the ice and watching warm ups from the penalty box. One chief gets to ride the Zamboni before the game too!

COMMUNITY SERVICE 
We support our community each year with our Classroom Central Service Project. Classroom Central equips students living in poverty for more effective learning by distributing free school supplies. Serve together and donate school tools such as filler paper, composition books, pocket folders, kid scissors, glue sticks, crayons, markers and colored pencils. 

KITE / ROCKET DAY
Bring your family to YMCA Camp Thunderbird for the afternoon as you earn your rocket patch. Bring your own rocket (under 2.5 feet, please!) and see how high it will fly. 

LUAU 
Want to experience Y-Guides first hand before joining? This annual event is open to all family members. Come get a taste of our program as you participate in active games alongside current Y-Guides. Get wet in beautiful Lake Wylie, meet our directors and ask questions. Bring family, friends and neighbors to learn about all the memories dads and kids make as part of the Y-Guides experience.
  
POLAR BEAR SWIM
Want to get your swim on during the cold days of winter?  We’ve got just the activity for your Y-Guides!  Join us at a man-made or natural body of water, take the plunge and earn your Polar Bear Award. 
 
PRINCESS DATE NIGHT
A night of dinner and dancing for dads and daughters. We host a different age appropriate theme for either first and second year princesses or second year and above. The theme determines your attire. Seating is by tribe.
 
PRINCESS DATE NIGHT DINNER CRUISES 
Board a lake cruise for an unforgettable night of dinner, dancing and a scenic tour. We recommend these events for fourth and fifth year princesses and their dads. Dads, please come in coat and tie. Daughters, please come in party dresses. Seating is by tribe.

SNOW TUBING
Tube with your tribe down the mountain at a nearby ski resort. Get out and feel the wind as you and your friends spend an afternoon together outside with your dads. We often plan lunch on the drive up; and, of course, we award patches for attending this excursion.

USS YORKTOWN OVERNIGHT 
Come to Charleston, SC to tour the aircraft carrier and other ships. Learn hands-on about oceanography and life on the USS YORKTOWN. We gain first hand experience sleeping and eating on a naval ship. Remember, this is not a four star hotel, but it is fun! This event only happens every two years.
 
Y-GUIDES 500
Have a need for speed but no drivers license yet? Join Y-Guides at the annual pinewood derby race to test your car’s speed, compete for the coolest car and earn awards.