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Adventure Guides 

Adventure Guides programs launch parents and their children on a journey of discovery, with the child as the explorer and the parent as the guide. Adventure Guides encourages parents to get to know your kid while your kid is still a kid with group activities such as games, crafts, songs, stories, skits, ceremonies, and outdoor pursuits such as camping, hiking and swimming.  The one-on-one time in a fun, special environment builds important bonds through shared experiences.

YMCA Adventure Guides is for parents (or other significant adults) and children, ages 5 and up. The program helps foster a lifetime of understanding and companionship and to strengthen the relationships between children and adult family members.

Your time is the best thing you can spend on your kids Events include:

• Campouts,

• Horseback riding

• Sports outings,

• Swimming,

• Holiday parties,

• Songs & skits

• Pinewood Derby car racing

• Many more group activities

Whether it's mother, father, grandparent, or guardian with sons, daughters or both, all are welcome to the Lake Trail Nation for you and your youngster to create great memories together.

Who participates?

YMCA membership is not required. YMCA Adventure Guides/Princesses is a parent-child program designed to help foster a lifetime of understanding and companionship and to strengthen the relationship between children and parents. As “Y Guides” and “Y Explorers,” parents and kids explore adventures in fun, learning and mutual understanding.

YMCA Adventure Guides/Princesses is for parents or other significant adults in children’s lives and their children, ages 5 and up. An adult and child attend all the program activities together.

How to get involved

This program relies heavily on the dedicated work of parent volunteers to make this one of the YMCA's strongest leadership and volunteer development programs. Currently, we have nearly 2,088 adults and children involved in the program, which is offered at the West Park, Ridgewood, Southeast, Lakewood, West Shore, Hillcrest and Geauga YMCAs.

For more information on Adventure Guides visit:

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