The Findlay YMCA's Y-Guides program focuses on strengthening the father-child relationship through one-on-one activities. It’s through these shared experiences that fathers and their children grow closer and form memories that last a lifetime.


Y-Guides is for dads and their children ages 5-13. The participants form tribes with others in their community. These tribes are typically composed of seven to nine father/child pairs and meet twice per month.


The Y-Guides program is action-oriented! Tribes meet twice per month. One meeting is in a member's home with fun activities such as games, crafts, and stories. The other meeting allows tribes to organize monthly outings such as camping, community service projects, hiking, cookouts and much more. Both the father and child receive feather awards and patches for their accomplishments.


In addition to the regular activities, all Y-Guides tribes can participate in various larger events throughout the year. Check out our events page to see what our calendar looks like for the upcoming year! For a quick look, here are important events with dates and locations:

Event Date Location
Open House - Bounce House & More! Saturday, Sept. 21st Downtown YMCA
Fall Campout & Induction October 26th-27th Camp Berry
Findlay Halloween Parade October 29th Downtown/Main Street
Ice Skating November 3rd The Cube
Ninja Fitness Training December 7th XT Fitness
Private Swim Party January 5th Downtown YMCA
Winter Campout Jan. 31st-Feb. 2nd  Camp Wilson
Annual Pinewood Derby Races March 8th Downtown YMCA
Spring Activity April 5th Sky Zone
Spring Campout May 16th-17th Camp Berry
Toledo Mud Hen's Baseball Game June 7th 5/3 Field, Toledo


Father and child attendance together is mandatory for participation in meetings, outings, and activities.



Support the Findlay Y-Guides by purchasing a beautiful holiday wreath. View photos and prices below! To order, contact Jerry McNamee at jmcnamee@findlayymca.com or Jennifer Treece at jtreece@findlayymca.com.

24" Wreath

$30.00 each

30" Wreath $40.00 each
36" Wreath $45.00 each
40 " Wreath $50.00 each
48" Wreath $75.00 each
Candy Cane (34") $40.00 each
Cross (32") $40.00 each
Mantel Piece (45") $40.00 each

To register, contact Sports & Camp Director Jerry McNamee at jmcnamee@findlaymca.com or (419) 422-4424.