Trailblazers

Trailblazers is the YMCA's newest Adventure Program for teens and their fathers to spend quality time together.

Trailblazers

Introduction to Trailblazers

Trailblazers (new to Richmond for the 2019-2020 season) is the teen wing of Adventure Programs. It is designed for girls or guys ages 12-18 who want to spend fellowship time with their Dad in different challenging but fun outings. Like Guides and Princesses, there is both a Fall and Spring Campout scheduled for Trailblazers Guys and Trailblazers Girls along with activities throughout the year. However, unlike Guides and Princesses Trailblazers is an “a la carte” program where you can pick and choose which activities work best for your family. Once you are registered with your one time program fee (which covers your Trailblazers patch blanket, patches and administrative fees for the year), customize your adventure by signing up online for the outings that work for your family. Camping, Escape Rooms, Snow Tubing, Tacky Lights Bus Tour and so much fun are all in store for the inaugural season of Trailblazers! See the calendar below and don’t forget to register for Trailblazers online starting June 1, 2019!

For any questions please contact adventureprograms@ymcarichmond.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 1: Registration Opens Online

  • Activities are priced per person and all include a unique patch to add to your Trailblazers blanket collection.

August 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Kick-off Pool Party

  • Located at YMCA Camp Thunderbird
  • Pick up your exclusive Trailblazers blanket and bring a friend and their father who may be interested in the program! This is a great recruitment event to learn what Trailblazers is all about

September 21: Father/Teen Escape Room

  • Escape Room RVA $25 per person

October 11 – 13: Girl’s Fall Camping Trip

  • Located in Goochland at Westview on the James: Homestead Lodge $12.50 per person
  • Includes 2 nights of camping (tent or cabin) – MUST be preregistered online to attend, no registration at the door

October 18 – 20: Guy’s Fall Camping Trip

  • Westview on the James: Homestead Lodge $12.50 per person
  • Includes 2 nights of camping (tent or cabin) – MUST be preregistered online to attend, no registration at the door

November 10: Rock Climbing

  • Triangle Rock Wall $25/family pair

December 12: Tacky Lights Bus Tour

  • $5 per person
  • Meet at the Midlothian YMCA parking lot and enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and a 2 hour guided tour

February 9: Snow Tubing

  • Wintergreen $30 per person (prospected price, times TBA)
  • Open to the whole family! 90-minutes tubing session at Wintergreen in Roseland, VA

April 17 – 19: Girl’s Spring Camping Trip

  • Location and Price TBA

April 24 – 26: Guy’s Spring Camping Trip

  • Location and Price TBA