Strengthen the Relationship with Your Child
From attending monthly crew meetings to fun activities and reaching goals together, Adventure Guides build the father/child relationship every step of the way. Join a crew to grow closer and make memories that last a lifetime.
Our program runs on a yearly calendar.
You may join by calling the Adventure Guides Program Office at 704-716-4130 or by emailing AdventureGuides@ymcacharlotte.org.
Join a Crew
Start a wonderful adventure together.
New members, with children ages 5-8, join crews with five to ten father/child pairs that live in the same geographic area. Father/son pairs are placed in Guides crews; and father/daughter pairs in Princess crews.
If your child is over the age of nine, you may join an existing crew with similar age children if space is available for new members. Contact our Adventure Guides staff for help in finding available options.
Start a New Crew
Gather a group of five to ten dads with same gender and age children.
Most crews find members in their neighborhood, in their school, in their church, on sports teams or in dance classes. Utilize neighborhood social media pages or church/school bulletin boards and newsletters to build interest. Attend neighborhood family events. Ask your child’s friends from school to join. It is helpful to live in the same zip code.
Keep your crew wanting more.
Continuity, community, intrigue and magic.
How it all started.