About Adventure Guides

In Adventure Guides, guardians and children develop healthy relationships, gain a sense of belonging, and learn the importance of giving back to the community through one-on- one interactions, activities with other families, and community service projects. At the heart of the program are the Compass Points, which give members a sense of direction and an inspiration for activities:

 

 

 

Locations

There are 3 regional locations throughout central Ohio.  

  • North Circle will meet at the Liberty Township Powell YMCA on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00pm
  • East Circle will meet at the Whitehall Community Park YMCA on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
  • West Circle will meet at the Hilltop YMCA on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm

 

Program Structure 

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GUIDE: Parent
EXPLORER: Child (ages 5–9)

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CIRCLE: Group of 8–10 Guides and Explorers pairs
CIRCLE NAVIGATOR: Parent leader and representative

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EXPEDITION: Group of Circles
EXPEDITION NAVIGATOR: Parent leader and representative

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FEDERATION: Group of Expeditions
FEDERATION NAVIGATOR: Parent leader and representative

 

Meetings and Events

CIRCLE

  • One or two monthly Circle meetings

  • One monthly group activity

  • One monthly parent meeting

  • Annual community service project

  • Rituals and ceremonies
     

EXPEDITION & FEDERATION

  • Quarterly or semiannual meeting
  • Special events and gatherings
  • Highlight Circle/Expedition pride
  • Rituals and ceremonies

 

Fees

Membership Type/Extras Annual Fee What's included
Family Membership Holders $200 1 campout weekend is included, and small circle activities requiring supplies covered.

Access to financial aid and scholarships available for family members.
Youth Membership Holders $250 1 campout weekend is included, and small circle activities requiring supplies covered.
Non-Member $300 1 campout weekend is included, and small circle activities requiring supplies covered.
Additional Child $100 Includes campout.
Additional Campouts $110/family members
$125/youth members
$150/ non-members
$50/ additional child/adult
Campout costs include 2 nights and 4 meals at YMCA Camp Willson. Prices are per parent/child pairs.