The Y’s nationwide Adventure Guides program started in the 1920s with the help of Ojibwa Chief Joe Friday of Missouri. What began as a father-son program imbued with the traditions of the American Indian. It has since evolved to include a father-daughter component designed to strengthen the bonds between parent and child, and create memories for a lifetime. The Adventure Guides & Princess program is based on the Y’s core qualities of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty. The Y’s Adventure Guides program began in Indian River County in 1959. Activities include camping, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, kayaking, campfires and team-building exercises.
2017-18 Adventure Guides & Princess Schedule:
September 11, 6:30pm. Registration meeting at the United Way of Indian River County, 1836 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Mandatory for all 2017 and 2018 Chiefs, new Chiefs, and new volunteers. Training for new Circle hosts, how to start your own Circle.
October 9. Golf World, Vero Beach, Details to follow. For boys and girls. All Chiefs invited.
December 1-3. Circle F Girls Camp-out. Details to follow.
January 19-21. Girls Camp-out. Disney Fort Wilderness or Peace River.
February 25, 2018, 5pm-8pm. Sunday Daddy/Daughter Dance at the Elks Lodge. Dinner, prizes, photo booth. Food by 14 Bones Barbecue. $40 per person $20 off for second child.
May 4-6, 2018. Girls Camp-out. River Ranch and Rodeo.
Boys Schedule to be released in September 2017. Schedule is subject to change.
Contact: Shawn Keil, Director YMCA Adventure Guides & Princess Program.