Adventure Guides

Dads and kids making memories.Dads and kids making memories.
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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.

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have adjusted some of our normal operating procedures and updated them based off of guidance from the American Camping Association, Y-USA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are currently following COVID-19 safety precautions within our programs that include practices such as lower staff to child ratio, social distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.

Check out our updated safety precautions HERE.

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.

Events

Keep your crew wanting more.

Tradition

Continuity, community, intrigue and magic.

History

How it all started.