October 25, 2017
YMCA Adventure Guides (and Princesses) is a family program designed for a parent and his or her child. In YMCA Adventure Guides, parents lead, influence, and teach while presenting opportunities for children to explore the world around them. They lead by example as they set their children on a path through life.
In the early years, the program is a side-by-side journey before children are launched into more advanced, independent activities. In the YMCA Adventure Guides program, the journey occurs within the context of a small Circle community.
The Circle is the program’s basic group unit, providing a structure, a sense of community, and support for all group activities. Adventure Guides (parents) and Explorers (children) meet in Circles and participate in Expedition adventures (e.g., overnight camping) throughout the year.
How it works
You will join a small group of other families and friends from your neighborhood or school. Your group sets its own agenda for the year and meets monthly for a brief ceremony, games, crafts, or even field trips.
There are even special Federation wide events that are offered monthly to all program participants so that you can interact with other small groups as well.
The special events can include:
Thinking about joining? Check out our website for details www.ymcachicago.org/threeowls
2/10 Raingutter Regatta and Not so Late Night Swim
3/2 Strong Kids Carnival
3/9 Snoozeum- Museum of Science and Industry Overnight