YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses is a parent-child program designed to help foster a lifetime of companionship to strengthen the relationship between children (Ages: K - 3rd grade) and Dads. As an Adventure Guide, you and your child will join a unique "Circle" with whom you'll participate in games, camping trips, and ceremonies, while fostering a sense of self-esteem, personal worth, and quality family time.

Leaders and new participant manuals

These packets are designed to help new and returning leaders guide their Circles during the year in meetings and events. For those new to the program they offer a brief history of Adventure Guides as well as a general outline of the program and guidelines.

Participant's Manual

Additional resources can be found of the Dallas YMCA Adventure Guides page by clicking here

Circle Leader Meeting

Meetings will be held on the second Thursday night of the month at 6:30pm, at the Moody Family Y.  Guides/Princesses will meet on the same night. No meeting will be held in January.


Fishing, canoeing, archery, hiking, horseback riding, campfire on Saturday night. All camp accommodations are cabins with bunk beds. heating/AC and restrooms. Each cabin includes a firepit for s'mores and stories. Campout fee includes all activities and meals (except Friday and Saturday night dinner).

Items to pack for your campout click here.