The Adventure Guides program provides fathers and their children the opportunity to spend valuable time together. As part of a larger group, both father and child create unforgettable memories playing games, spending the weekend at an overnight camp, family adventures, and much more. Register today through your local YMCA branch.
We won't grow old and just remember our lives in general, we will remember moments in our lives. The Adventure Guides program creates moments and lifetime memories.
Luke Plese, Adventure Guides Dad
Regional Adventure Guides Director Plano, Frisco, Prosper, & Celina
Program registration for Adventure Guides will open on August 1st.
2019 Fall Campouts and Events
Frisco Fall Campout
Dates: October 4th-6th
Location: SKY RANCH (Van, TX)
Registration Deadline: September 21st
***Pair Registration good for Dad & 1 Child; Dads with a 2nd child will need to register as a pair and register an additional child***
Date: November 9th
Campout Registration Instructions
Here is a step by step process to register for Campouts:
- Scroll down to find the "2019 Fall Campout and Event Registration” tab under the "2019 Fall Campouts and Events" header
- Here you will find the Fall Campout options
- Find the your desired Campout and Select the “Pair” option and complete the registration with your child as the participant.
- This will be a blue button
- The price shown will be the price for two participants.
- The participating adult does not need to register separately! The term “pair” is intended to imply both the Child and adult are registering.
- This is prerequisite to the “Additional Child” option. If you are bringing more than one child on the Campout choose one of them to register with as a “pair”.
- You will complete the pair registration before registering any additional Children
- If you have any additional children participating, complete the “pair” registration and then choose the “Additional Child” option.
- This will be a reddish/purple button
- The price shown will be to price for one participant.
- Do not use this option to register the adult participant. The adult is automatically registered with the first Child participant under the “pair option”
- Prepare with your Circle to have a great Campout!
Campout Information and FAQs
Circles need to register for camp before the registration deadline. There is also an option to register for all camps at the beginning of the year and make equal payments throughout the year.
- Friday -Camp usually opens around 5:00 PM on Friday, but this may vary slightly per location. When you arrive at the camp, please check in at headquarters to receive campsite and activities schedule. At 9:00 PM that night, a Navigator's meeting will be held.
- Saturday -Camp activities begin. These activities vary by camp location but may include: canoeing, archery, horseback riding, BB Guns, and ropes courses. Saturday night features a the Great North Collin Country Federation Ceremonial Fire.
- Sunday -A short chapel and awards ceremony is held. Packing and camp site clean-up follows. Campers usually leave by noon.
Camp Fire Closing Ceremony:
And now (point with both hands at your feet) may the Great Spirit (point with both arms above your head skyward) of All Great Spirits (make circles with your hands 3 times). Be with you (point with both hands at the person across from you), Now (point with both hands at your feet) and Forever (point skyward pretending to shoot an imaginary bow and arrow).
Camp Carter: 817 738 9241
Collin County Adventure: 469 952 5600
Camp Classen: 405-297-7740
El Tersoro: 817 910 1242
817 779 3411 ext. 10 : Ray Bean Area
817.779.3411 ext. 20 : Main Camp Area
817.779.3411 ext. 30 : Frontier Area
The Pines: 214 522 6533
Please Take Precautions Against Ticks:
- Please check yourself and your child in the morning and evening.
- Please use insect repellent, even try treating clothes before putting them on. Treat around your feet extremely well.
- The YMCA will have some extra spray available in the office.
11 Commandments of Camping
- No firewater (alcoholic beverages) in camp! The YMCA is not, and never will be, prepared for the liability this could incur.
- Camp officially opens at around 5:00 PM, although this can vary. Do not show up early.
- All Navigator's must check in at the camp's main office to insure receiving credit for honor points, and tent assignments. (Note: Check-in is also helpful so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.)
- Please upon arrival at your tent or camp, check for the following:
- Sufficient number of bunks
- Any damage to the canvas of the tent
- Any cabin with broken windows, water leak, etc...
- Any damage you feel should be reported to the camp office.
- Car must be parked in the assigned area. Do not remove posts to drive cars to tents sites for loading or unloading of gear. In some cases two wheel cars are available.
- Do not take bunks from other tents. You must check with Frisco YMCA staff or Base Camp Officer first.
- All Guides must be accompanied by a Navigator on the fishing pier.
- All Guides must be accompanied by a Navigator while boating. Everyone must wear a life jacket, this includes Navigator's.
- Each Circle is responsible for leaving its quarters and surrounding area cleaner than you found it. You must have your quarters checked out by a Base Camp Officer before you may leave camp.
- One campfire per tent/cabin. The fire must be in the fire ring or grill if there's one provided.
- All non-highway ATVs (All Terrain Vehicle) are not part of the YMCA program and must be left at home.
YMCA Packing List
- Do not bring Firewater, Firearms, or Fireworks!
- Cooking Gear if cooking (see below)
- Coordinate Whole Circle Items (below) with rest of circle
For the Whole Circle
- Coordinate food including meals not provided by the camp. Friday Night Supper is not provided by the camp.
- Firewood/Lighter Fluid
- Other Items (banner, flags, etc).
- Personal gear
- Circle Shirts
- Change of Clothes
- Extra socks and shoes
- Rain Gear
- Sleeping bag
- Warm Jacket
- Insect Repellent
- Flashlights (Extra Batteries)
- Drinks (no firewater) especially water
- Lantern/Rope/Wet Naps
- Water coolers/Ice
- Sense of humor
- Meal Gear
- Soft Drinks/Cups
- Ingredients for meals
- Plates, knives forks
- Heat source (fire supplies or grill)
- Snack food
- Fishing Tackle
- Soccer ball
In case of accident or illness, I authorize the calling of medical services. I will not hold the YMCA or the volunteers responsible. In case of accident, I can be reached at the above numbers. In the event of an emergency, I give the YMCA permission to provide first aid and/or transport my youth to the nearest facility. I also give permission for the necessary emergency treatment by physician/hospital/clinic. By my signature and my own free will, I do hereby indemnify and hold harmless the YMCA from any and all claims and demands, cost or expense arising out of any injuries sustained by myself or any party in which I am responsible. I give permission for the use of photos taken by the YMCA.
I give my child permission to participate in the YMCA Adventure Guides evaluation process. This process includes collection of demographic data, attendance, and youth development and family outcomes. No information about your child will be disclosed to anyone outside the research process. The research staff will maintain your child's confidentiality by not revealing his/her identifying information.
I give my permission and consent to YMCA of the USA, its agents, successors and assignees the right to use, print, publish, reproduce and license, in any manner whatsoever, my or my child's survey responses. I understand and agree that my or my child's survey response submission may be used by the YMCA or others.
Zero Tolerance Alchol Policy
The YMCA Adventure Guides program is an alcohol and a drug free environment. The use of alcohol or illegal drugs on YMCA property or during an Adventure Guide event is strictly prohibited. The Adventure Guide program has a no tolerance policy. Anyone found drinking or using illegal drugs will be asked to leave the program for one year.
This policy is consistent with the mission of the YMCA and is the policy dictated by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas allows each branch the opportunity to define criteria to reinstate those suspended due to the alcohol policy. The Frisco Family YMCA defines its reinstatement policy as follows:
Any person, suspended due to alcohol violations, can be reinstated if:
1. They have been suspended a minimum of least 6 months and has missed one campout due to suspension.
2. In the opinion of the Longhouse Volunteer Officers and Y-Staff involved the alcohol incident was limited to consumption or possession. No other person was harmed or disturbed by behavior resulting from consumption.
3. In the opinion of the Longhouse Volunteer Officers and Y-Staff involved the person cooperated with the punishment and peaceably left the YMCA event.
4. In the opinion of the Council officer and Y-Staff the person honored the suspension by not attending YMCA events.
The suspended individual must request to be reinstated into the program by contacting the YMCA Program Director. The YMCA Program Director will then review the details of the alcohol incident with the Longhouse Volunteers and YMCA Executive Director then based upon the findings, determine the appropriate reinstatement action.