Adventure Guides and Adventure Princesses PROGRAM GUIDE

Adventure Guides and Adventure Princesses 2014--2015 PROGRAM GUIDE LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER ROCK PROGRAM DIRECTOR—ALEXANDRIA WEST [email protected]
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Adventure Guides and Adventure Princesses

2014--2015 PROGRAM GUIDE

LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER ROCK PROGRAM DIRECTOR—ALEXANDRIA WEST [email protected] Office: 501-623-8803 Cell: 501-520-7237 NATION OFFICER-- STERLING SMITH [email protected] 501—412--4058 NATION OFFICER-- CURTIS BAILEY [email protected] 501--680--2468

PROGRAM HISTORY:

The Y--Adventure Guide and Adventure Princess program was developed to support parents' vital role as teachers, counselors and friends to their children. The program was developed in 1954 by Harold Keltner (the YMCA director) and Joe Friday (an Ojibway Indian). Keltner was inspired by his experiences with Joe Friday, who was his guide on hunting and fishing trips into Canada. It was after these trips that Keltner established a program of parent--child experiences that now involves several hundred thousand children and adults annually in the YMCA. The YMCA of Metropolitan Little Rock has served the Little Rock community for 128 years, and the Adventure Guides and Adventure Princess program is one of the oldest in the country. Beginning in the 1960s, our YMCA has a long history of connecting fathers and their children and creating lifelong memories.

PROGRAM PURPOSES

THE ADVENTURE GUIDES AND ADVENTURE PRINCESSES PROGRAM SETS A FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVE, LIFELONG RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FATHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN. WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE FRAMEWORK FOR FAMILIES TO MEET A MUTUAL NEED OF SPENDING ENJOYABLE, CONSTRUCTIVE AND QUALITY TIME TOGETHER. THE PROGRAM EMPHASIZES THE VITAL ROLE THAT A PARENT PLAYS IN THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CHILD. THE ADVENTURE GUIDES AND ADVENTURE PRINCESS PROGRAM STRESSES THE YMCA CORE VALUES OF CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE PARENT-- THE GUIDE-- SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR CHILD WHILE TEACHING THEM VALUABLE LESSONS

CHILD-- THE EXPLORERS-- SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH YOU WHILE LEARNING FROM EXAMPLE

TRIBE / CIRCLE-- THE COMMUNITY-- OTHER FATHER / CHILD PAIRS TO HELP CREATE A SENSE OF BELONGING

CHIEF-- TRIBE / CIRCLE SPECIFIC LEADER-GUIDES, INSTRUCTS, ORGANIZES AND COORDINATES EVENTS AND MEETINGS

NATION OFFICERS-- NATION LEADERS-HELPS MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE PROGRAM, HELPS CHIEFS BY BEING THERE FOR SUPPORT AND TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

YMCA PROGRAM DIRECTOR-- ORGANIZES AND PLANS NATION EVENTS. HANDLES REGISTRATION, FEES, AND SCHEDULING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LITTLE ROCK - PO BOX 24034 - LITTLE ROCK, AR 72221 WWW.YMCALR.ORG

1. APPOINT LEADERSHIP-- THE CHIEF IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE TRIBE / CIRCLE AND VITAL TO THE TRIBE / CIRCLE RECEIVING PROGRAM INFORMATION, UPDATES, ETC. THIS SHOULD IDEALLY BE SOMEONE WHO IS FAIRLY ORGANIZED AND WHO IS NOT ALREADY ON SCHEDULE OVERLOAD. NOTE-- THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL BE ASKED TO ATTEND LONGHOUSE MEETINGS OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR (NOT TO EXCEED ONE HOUR IN LENGTH). 2. SELECT A CIRCLE NAME-- SOME EXAMPLES ARE NATCHEZ, THE FUN GIRLS, THE SPARKLING DOLPHINS, ARKANSQUAWS, BRUINETTES, ARKANSCOUTS, ETC. 3. SELECT FATHER / DAUGHTER AND FATHER / SON NICKNAMES-- SOME EXAMPLES ARE CAT DADDY AND PRINCESS AMERICA, TIGER DADDY AND TIGER BELLA, BIG BEAR AND LITTLE BEAR, FALLING STAR AND SHOOTING STAR, ETC. 4. CREATE A CHEER OR TRIBE JINGLE-- OPTIONAL 5. CREATE OR SECURE TRIBAL PROPERTY-- SEE EXAMPLES ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE. (CAN BE DONE AS AN ACTIVITY AT A TRIBAL MEETING) 6. SELECT TRIBE ATTIRE-- TYPES OF VESTS, ETC. VESTS CAN BE PURCHASED AT: TANDY LEATHER RETAIL STORES, L.L. BEAN, EDDIE BAUER, ONLINE, ETC. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/61388?feat=503348--GN2&page=kids--trail-model--fleece--vest http://www.thepatchstore.com/shopdisplaycategories.asp?id=23&cat=Vests http://www.sbearstradingpost.com/YMCAindians.html#VESTS http://www.craftkits.com/c--9--vests.aspx

YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LI TTLE ROCK - PO BOX 24034 - LITTLE ROCK, AR 72221 WWW.YMCALR.ORG

CIRCLE MEETING STRUCTURE MEETINGS CAN TAKE PLACE AT A MEMBERS HOME, A PIZZA PLACE, A CHARITY EVENT, ETC. 

CREATE OPENING RITUALS-- SOME EXAMPLES COULD BE DRUM BEATS, OPENING THOUGHTS, SECRET CHANTS, PRAYER, ETC.



MEMBER REPORTS-- KEEP UP WITH WHO ATTENDS YOUR MONTHLY MEETINGS



HOLD DISCUSSIONS-- TALK ABOUT WHAT ACTIVITIES YOU WILL BE DOING THAT NIGHT AND WHAT NATION EVENTS ARE COMING UP



ACTIVITY TIME-- BOARD GAME, CRAFTS, SPORTS, COMMUNITY EVENT, SONGS, REFRESHMENTS, ETC.



CREATE CLOSING RITUALS-- SIMILAR TO OPENING RITUALS THAT COULD BE CREATED.

2014--2015 CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thursday, August 27th 5:30 PM

Maumelle Park Pavilion# 5 (located down by the water)

“Meet and Greet Kickoff Picnic”

Tuesday, September 8th 6:00PM

The Hatcher Agency 310 Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Longhouse Meeting All Chiefs

Friday, September 18th

Fall Fees are due!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Saturday, October 3rd -4th

Overnight Campout Yorktown Bay 361 Camp Yorktown Ln, Mountain Pine, AR 71956

Father-Daughter Campout # 1

Saturday, October 17th-18th

Overnight Campout Yorktown Bay 361 Camp Yorktown Ln, Mountain Pine, AR 71956

Father-Daughter Campout # 2

Saturday, November 7th-8th

Overnight Campout Ross Rhodes

Tuesday, November 10th 6:00PM

The Hatcher Agency 310 Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72201

TBA

TBA

Bring a friend

Finalize Campout Details

Father-Son Campout Longhouse Meeting All Chiefs Finalize Christmas Parade and Caroling

Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade

TBA

Presbyterian Village Assisted Living 510 Brookside Dr. Little Rock

Holiday Caroling Longhouse Meeting All Chiefs

Tuesday, January 12 6:00PM

The Hatcher Agency 310 Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Friday, January 23rd

Spring Fees are due!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Millennium Bowl 7200 Counts Massie Rd. Maumelle

Family Bowling Event

Friday, February5th 6:30-8:30 PM

TBA

Father-Daughter Dance

Tuesday, March 8th 6:00PM

The Hatcher Agency 310 Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Sunday, January 24th 2:00-4:00 PM

TBA

TBA

TBA

Finalize Bowling, Dance and Father Son Event

Longhouse Meeting All Chiefs Campout Details

TBA

Father-Son Campout

TBA

Father- Daughter Campout # 1

TBA

Father- Daughter Campout # 2