Program fees are based on how many children you have in the program. Fees cover one program year, which is roughly the same as a traditional school's calendar. The fees for each year of the program include everything you need to have a successful year in Y Guides.
2022-23 Program fees
First-Year Fee: coming soon
Second-Year Fee: $155 for YMCA members and $188 for non-members.
Third-Year Fee: $130 for YMCA members and $163 for non-members.
Trailblazer Fee: FREE
The reason for the higher costs associated with your first year is that it includes your initial program supplies such as your pre-assembled Y Guides vests and nametags (for father and child). The second-year fee includes your lantern and the supplies needed to begin building your lantern for the Induction Ceremony at Fall Outing. And, of course, each year’s fee includes a program handbook and your patches, beads and achievement awards for the year. All dads in second- and third-year groups will be invoiced in the summer for the upcoming program year.
Please note: Y Guides events such as Winter Inning, Spring Outing and the third-year Fall Outing Overnight at Camp Kanata have separate fees based on the event.
How to pay your Program Fees
Second- and Third-Year Groups: Program fees can be paid by logging into your online account. If you have questions about getting started with your online account, call our Customer Service Center at 919-719-9989. If you'd prefer to pay offline, you can mail in a check (made out to YMCA of the Triangle) to the Y Guides office.
EVENT CANCELATION POLICY
- Y Guides cancelations received up to five business days prior to the day of the event will receive a full refund minus a $25/person processing fee.
- Cancelations received Monday - Thursday the week of the event, will result in a refund of HALF the event fee, per person.
- There are no refunds for canceling on the Friday of the event or after the event has passed.
- There are no refunds offered for Winter Inning.
All requests for refunds need to be made in writing by email to Customer Service.