(formerly Indian Guides)
What We Do-- Year in the Life of Pictures Pinewood Derby Circles
Resources-- News Camping Games Skits Songs Stories Trails Planning Info
About Us-- Purpose New Theme Contacts
How many times have you promised to do something with your child and something else came up? The YMCA Adventure Guide programs help ensure that your child is part of your busy schedule by participating in fun activities TOGETHER!
KIDS AND PARENTS HAVE FUN!
We build programs for Fathers/Sons, Fathers/Daughters, Mothers/Sons, Mothers/Daughters--everyone! Parents are Guides. The younger children (K-6)/ parent pairs are Explorers. Older children may particpate in our Trail program.
One Hour Meetings Once a Month
Share stories, songs, games and crafts with your Circle. Circle meetings are held in a Circle member's home. Circles are teams consisting of up to 10 parents and their children.
Members also participate in monthly activities sponsored by the Geauga Expedition. Activities include: canoeing, Halloween party, Christmas carnival, and a riveting Pinewood Derby. Each Circle appoints a representative to help plan activities at the Expedition's rip-roaring monthly "Base Camp" meeting.
Three Campouts a Year
Sleep on bunk beds inside cabins and eat Y prepared meals at friendly YMCA campgrounds. These arrangements allow you to spend more time with your child. Horseback riding, archery, canoeing, swimming, climbing tower, hiking, fishing, and sledding are just a few of the things you can do with your child to help them grow in knowledge and self-esteem.
NOW IS THE TIME
Simply spending time with your child shows them how important they are. Take the time now before tomorrow becomes yesterday. Be a part of your child's experiences. Create memories with your child that will last a lifetime for both of you!
TO FIND OUT MORE
Come see what is happening with the Geauga Expedition! If you think you would like to join in the fun, just contact Jeremiah Wagner, at jwagner at no spam clevelandymca.org, telephone (440) 285-7543, and we can place you on our newsletter mailing list.
The bulk of the program runs from September through May, corresponding to the school year, although you can join anytime. Fees are collected to support the annual program and specific events; financial aid is available through the Geauga YMCA.
The Geauga Expedition is located east of Cleveland, Ohio and serves parents and kids from Auburn, Bainbridge, Burton, Chardon, Claridon, Hambden, Newbury, Parkman, Russell, and Thompson, as well as some from Chagrin Falls, Solon and Aurora. The Geauga Expedition promotes positive relationships between parent and child, with a healthy dose of fun thrown in!