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, complete this webform.
REGISTER YOUR first-year CREW
Registration for the 2021-22 program year opens on Wednesday, July 14! Once you know who will be in your Crew, the next step will be to select one dad to get the Crew registered. That dad will simply complete this webform to get your Crew registered for the 21-22 program year. The completion of that webform will initiate the process of getting each individual pair registered for the program.