Get Ready to Adventure, Together!

Y Guides is an action-oriented, year-long adventure program designed for parent/child pairs to strengthen their relationship through shared experiences. With a circle of families in their community, parents and children will enjoy weekend campouts, a pinewood derby, volunteer projects, monthly meetings and other activities centered around skill-building and fun! 


Now registering for the 2018-2019 season! The Y Guides season follows the school-year, starting in September and ending in June. Each participant, both parent and child(ren), pay an annual registration fee of $75 each year. This fee is waived for YMCA facility members. Orkila and Colman campouts, events and activities have separate fees. To ensure that all families in our community have the opportunity to participate in Y Guides, the YMCA provides financial assistance on a sliding scale. Please contact your local Y Guides coordinator with questions!


Orkila and Colman Campouts

Spend an adventurous weekend at YMCA Camp Orkila in the inspiring beauty of San Juan Islands or at YMCA Camp Colman exploring 100 acres of forest and a mile of beachfront. Parent Child pairs will experience a wide range of activities together including boating in Puget Sound, climbing the high tower before swinging or zip-lining off, creating arts and crafts, exploring marine science, practicing archery,  singing camp songs and roasting marshmallows at sunset campfires! Enjoy the friendly company of families in your Circle or get to know new families throughout your Expedition.


Events and Activities

Enjoy pinewood derby races, sporting events, volunteer projects, the Nutcracker ballet and more throughout the Y Guides season with your Circle.