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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.
 
ATLANTA AQUARIUM SLEEPOVER
Meet at the World of Coke for a tour and a taste of Cokes from around the World.  Then make a BIG splash at the Georgia Aquarium with a Sleepover Party! Explore the world’s most magical aquarium and sleep beside one of Georgia Aquarium’s world-class exhibits.
 
CHARLOTTE 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 too!

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Y-Guides supports our community each year by donating our time and energy to:
  • Classroom Central - equipping students living in poverty for more effective learning by distributing free school supplies.
  • Ada Jenkins Food Drive-   Ada Jenkins Center exists to help people in our community create lasting solutions for health, education, and economic stability.
  • Servants with a Heart Meal Packing Event – We packed over 70,000 meals in 2017 which were sent to Monroe and Haiti helping fight hunger.
Y-GUIDES ANNUAL KICK OFF
This annual event is open to all family members. Bring family, friends and neighbors to learn about all the memories dads and kids make as part of the Y-Guides experience.
 
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. Kites too!
 
POLAR BEAR SWIM
Want to get your swim on during the cold days of winter?  We’ve got just the activity for you and your tribe!  Join us at a man-made or natural body of water, take the plunge and earn your White Bear Claw. 
 
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. We have Princess themed night and Western Night.

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.

Y-GUIDES 500
Have a need for speed but no driver’s 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.