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 Adventure Guides


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YMCA of the USA has designed the YMCA Adventure Guides program to assist parents and their children on a journey of discovery. While activities with the whole family are important, we see tremendous value in supporting and strengthening the ability of a parent and his or her child to communicate at an early age in ways that are caring, honest, respectful and responsible. We seek to encourage parents to get to know your kid while your kid is still a kid.

For these reasons, we have designed the program for one parent and one child to participate together for most activities. If this dynamic is not practical for certain families, we will be flexible and work with you to develop a structure within the program that accommodates your needs.

The Southington-Cheshire Federation is over 30 families strong and growing. We have over 50 members in 9 circles and through a strong recruitment program have been increasing our membership year-to-year.

Who can participate in Adventure Guides?
We designed YMCA Adventure Guides for parents or other significant adults and their children in grades K-5th. An adult and child must attend program activities together. In YMCA Adventure Guides, the parent is the Guide, and the child is the Explorer. Typically, this program appeals most to father and son or father and daughter, but this does not mean we discourage moms from joining. Any parent connection is welcome.

What do YMCA Adventure Guides do?
Adventure Guide tribes meet monthly or bimonthly, depending on the tribe, at the home of a member. During these meetings, tribes work on crafts, play games, sing songs and enjoy time together. Occasionally, several tribes come together to participate in larger activities such as campouts, parties and other special events. These outings are called Expeditions.

How do I join?
To sign up for Southington-Cheshire Adventure Guides program, please visit or call the front desk at either location and tell them you want to register for the Adventure Guides program.  You must register with the Southington or Cheshire Community YMCA for this program.

For full members, the program is included in your YMCA membership.  For program members, there is a $25 program fee.

To join Adventure Guides in Southington, please contact Justin Hubeny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 860.621.8194

To join Adventure Guides in Cheshire, please contact Justin Hubeny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 860.621.8194