Start the Adventure with Y Guides

Dads, get the chance to embrace adventure with your child through the Y Guides program! 

From attending exciting tribe meetings each month to watching them ride the zip line for the first time at Spring Outing, this program will help build the father/ child relationship every step of the way.

Registration opens in September. In the meantime, here are some helpful tips that you can begin thinking about.


You will spend the next three years in the program with a Tribe, a group of dads with kids of the same age and gender. We have found the optimal number for a Tribe is between 6 - 10 pairs. Many Tribes are formed with neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc. of the same age and gender. Your Tribe must be formed before the First Year Dad Training in September.  

1) You may gather a group of dads/daughters or dads/sons


2) Let us help you find a Tribe! 
We will help you to form a Tribe with others near you based on zip code, age, and gender. Fill out our online Find a Tribe FormAfter you have completed the form, we will be in touch with more details.


All dads who are new to the Y Guides program are encouraged to attend the First Year Dads Training. This meeting will give you all the information that you need to get started in the program. You will also turn in your registration forms and receive your first patches here. 


To ensure that your tribe is prepared to join Y Guides, take a look at our Registration Checklist. This is a great resource to ensure that you have all the information you need to get started in the program!


2018-2019 Yearly program fees is $116 for members and $134 for non-members. This fee does not include the cost of outings. 

Financial assistance is available for the Y Guides program. Please fill out the financial assistance form by clicking here. Completed forms can be emailed to For any questions regarding Y Guides financial assistance, please email 


Take a look at our Y Guides FAQs or email us