Join a Crew

Are you ready to have some fun and connect with your child? Now is the time! You will spend the next three years in the program with a Crew; a group of dads with kids of the same age and gender. We have found the optimal number for a crew is between 6-10 pairs. Many crews are formed with neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc. of the same age and gender. First-year crews are mostly comprised of dads and their first-grade children, second-year crews are mostly comprised of dads and their second-grade children and third-year crews are mostly comprised of dads and their third-grade children. But there is room for flexibility when it comes to your child's age and their year in the program. 

PROGRAM YEAR TIMELINE

The Y Guides program year loosely mirrors the traditional academic calendar. Each year of Y Guides kicks off with second- and third-year Captains Meetings in late August and First-Year Dads Trainings in early September. The Y Guides program year ends with Spring Outing in April and May.

FORMING A CREW

First-year crews are typically formed during the summer leading up to the beginning of the program year, but it's always a good idea to plan in advance. If your child is currently in Kindergarten, we recommend that you begin planning your crew now so that you'll be ready for the beginning of your first year. 

If you already know a group of dads/daughters or dads/sons that are interested in joining Y Guides for the 2021-22 program year, you can form your own crew! Registration for the 2021-22 program year will open during the summer of 2021. To receive updates and information about registration for the 2021-22 program year, please complete this webform to join our email list. 

If you need help forming your Crew, there are a few ways that we can help:

  • Join the Y Guides Crew Formation group on Facebook and see if there are any potential matches for you there.
  • Whether you're brand-new to Y Guides and you're looking to join a new Crew OR you're Crew is already mostly formed and you're just looking to add another pair or two, we can help. If you want the Y Guides Staff to help you find other prospective participants in your area, simply complete this webform

REGISTER YOUR CREW

All registration for the 2021-22 program year will be online! Once registration opens, keep an eye out for more information on how to register your Crew and your Crewmates. 

QUESTIONS?

Visit our FAQs page or email YGuides@YMCATriangle.org.