In Adventure Guides, a caregiver and child develop healthy relationships, gain a sense of belonging, and learn the importance of giving back to the community through one-on one interactions, activities with other families, and community service projects. At the heart of the program are the Compass Points, which give members a sense of direction and an inspiration for activities:

  • Family. Family is “true north”—the focal point of the
    program.
  • Nature. The natural world and the camping experience are
    integral parts of the program.
  • Community. The spirit of the program is
    experienced through belonging to a small
    Community—the Circle.
  • Fun. Fun is the magic of the program.
    The Y’s core values—caring, honesty, respect,
    and responsibility—make up the other guiding
    principles of the program.

For more information about forming an Adventure Guide circle, please contact Alison Lum, Camp Birkett Director, at alum@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8039.