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:
Family is “true north”—the focal point of the program.
The natural world and the camping experience are integral parts of the program.
The spirit of the program is experienced through belonging to a small community—the Circle.
Fun is the magic of the program. The Y’s core values—caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—make up the other guiding principles of the program.
Ready to join?
Establish your own circle or join an existing circle.
- Kilbourne Council - Worthington based father-son circle.
- Polaris Council - Worthington based father-daughter circle.
- Hilltop Circle - Hilltop based family circle.
- Establish your own circle.
EXPLORER: Child (ages 5–9)
CIRCLE: Group of 8–10 Guides and Explorers pairs
CIRCLE NAVIGATOR: Parent leader and representative
EXPEDITION: Group of Circles
EXPEDITION NAVIGATOR: Parent leader and representative
FEDERATION: Group of Expeditions
FEDERATION NAVIGATOR: Parent leader and representative
Meetings and Events
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 per parent/child pair
|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
$50/ additional child/adult
|Campout costs include 2 nights and 4 meals at YMCA Camp Willson. Prices are per parent/child pairs.|