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Y Guides

Y Guides


Y Guides encourages parents and their kids to spend uninterrupted time together building lifelong memories and bonds. Kids in grades K-3 can participate in Y Guides & Princesses, grades 4-12 are invited to participate in our Trailblazers program.

The participants form tribes with seven to nine other father/child pairs in their community and meet in members' homes once or twice a month to do fun activities like games, crafts and stories. Some tribes organize monthly outings like camping, community service projects, hiking, cookouts, short trips and more. 


Muwin Nation (Y Guides and Princesses)

  • Aldine-Greenspoint
  • Baytown
  • College Station
  • Conroe Family YMCA
  • Cossaboom Family YMCA
  • D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek
  • East Montgomery County Family YMCA
  • Houston Texans YMCA
  • Huntsville Family YMCA
  • Lake Houston Family YMCA
  • Langham Creek Family YMCA
  • MD Anderson Family YMCA
  • Northeast Family YMCA
  • The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing / Shadowbend
  • WD Ley Family YMCA

Tivaci Nation (Y Guides and Princesses)

  • Brenda and John Duncan YMCA
  • Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA
  • Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch
  • Sealy Family YMCA
  • Trotter Family YMCA
  • Weekley Family YMCA
  • YMCA at Katy Main Street

Usdi Nation (Y Guides and Princesses)

  • Alief Family YMCA
  • Edgar A. Smith Family YMCA
  • Fort Bend Family YMCA
  • Perry Family YMCA
  • T.W. Davis Family YMCA
  • Thelma Ley Anderson Family YMCA
  • Vic Coppinger Family YMCA
  • West Orem Family YMCA


The Trails program is for parents with kids in grades 4-8. You are welcome to join Trails at any time, even if you weren't previously a Y Guides participant. The aim of the program is to enrich the companionship between father and child and continue strengthening the friendships within your tribe. Tribes can continue together or pairs can participate individually. Siblings and different age groups can combine into a tribe, the only requirement is that they are in grades 4-8.


The Trailblazers program is available for a group to begin when they age out of the Trails program. Kids in grades 9-12 can participate in this program to continue growing their relationship with their parents. Please call us at 936-594-2274 if you are interested in beginning this program.


To register for Y Guides, first register for the program, then register for specific activities.
I got to meet friends and do stuff I never get to do at home.

Dane P., 10