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Our Tribes

Black Feet Tribe

The Black Feet Tribe is the boys tribe of the Sawgrass Nation. Marc "Swimming Gator" Gallet is the current Chief of Black Feet Tribe. The events that are planned for the Black Feet Tribe are geared to increase the father and son bond through fun activities that both will enjoy.

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Fireflies Tribe

The Fireflies Tribe is the girls tribe of the Sawgrass Nation. Jim "Thunder Paw" Rossiter is the current Chief of Fireflies Tribe. The events that are planned for the Fireflies Tribe are geared to increase the father and daughter bond through fun activities that both will enjoy.

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"My daughter and I started with the Adventure Guides when she was a mere 2 years old. Kelsey is now 10, we look forward to and attend every event. She is friends for life with children who have outgrown the program, children still in the program, and most importantly with me and the many other dads who are great role models to all the children. It really does take a village, and I’m proud to be a member, with the other dads in this group, of the village. Of all the things I do to ensure I am an excellent father, the Adventure Guides is likely the easiest and most rewarding." Paul "Lounging Gator" Gibson - FL

"Adventure Guides and YMCA, what a Great Partnership! We have been fortunate to be part of both these two Awesome Groups for the last few years. YMCA for over 9 years and Adventure Guides for the last 5. We have been part of so many memorable trips that I, as well as my family will never forget. Sleeping under Saturn V, A night out in the Museum, Epcot Center, The Keys, Airboat Rides, Pool Parties, the list goes on and on. Owen "Wolf Blood" is now 9 and Evan "Bear Foot" is 6. The times that we have had father and son(s) time(s) alone have been epic and we Thank all the other Adventure Guides for helping make it happen. We have created memories and friendship that will last a life time." Rich “ El Chupacabra” Aube - FL

"This is our first full year with Adventure dad's and it has been a blast.  It is wonderful to see dad's be proactive with their little ones.  Can't wait to make more memories!" Stevenson Alcin - fl