Yomechas Federation Indian Guides and Princesses

The Yomechas Federation services the Downers Grove and surrounding area.


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Thank you for taking a moment to look over the attached brochure describing the Yomechas Federation parent-child program.  Let me take a brief moment to introduce myself and the program that I support.  My name is Kevin Vought, my wife Joanne and I are 10 year residents of Downers Grove.   Joanne and I have 3 and 5 year old boys involved in the program.  Joanne was an Indian Princess growing up and had very fond memories of the program and felt strongly that we should get our son’s involved.  Jack was 4 when we signed him up which meant that he would join the Pioneer group.  The Pioneer group is made up of 3-5 year old children (boys and girls) and their Moms and/or Dads.  The program year seemed to start off fast and within a month we found ourselves at our first campout.  The campouts, of which, there are three per year (Fall, Winter, Spring) are really one of the highlights of the program.  Campouts are within a short drive from the Chicago area and are all in cabins!  You attend the campout with your child and get to participate in all of the activities.  On our first campout, Jack got to experience rock climbing, horseback riding, canoing, hiking, arts and crafts and a bonfire, complete with songs and smores.  When we first signed up, I was a little concerned that this all seemed a little too much for a four yeear old, but my concern quickly faded when I saw how much Jack was enjoying himself.  There was always something going on so it was able to hold his attention, there are also places to get away for a quick break or nap if you needed one.  Because this is a parent-child program, you get to share the experience with your child.   Jack quickly made friends with the other kids in the program and the “veteran” parents were great in helping us and the other new parents get familiar with the camp and the Yomechas program.  Returning from the campout, Jack could not wait to tell his Mom about all of the new adventures that he had and wanted see his “new” friends again.   The remainder of our first year in the program was filled with two more campouts, a fishing derby, a pumpkin hunt, bowling, roller skating, a holiday party, a Wolves hockey game and monthly meetings where the Pioneers made a craft and had a snack.  There are plenty of events offered by the Yomechas Federation.  You can attend as many as your schedule and sense of adventure allow.  It is meant to accommodate travel, work, school, vacation, sports and any other activities that you may have.  We would like to invite you to find out more about this exciting program.  We have a few events coming up that we would encourage you to attend:       

Pioneer Parent Meeting – 9/12 7:30 PM, 7425 Janes Ave. Woodridge, Lower Level
Fall Campout – 9/23 – 9/25, Camp Tecumseh

To register for the program or if you have any questions, please contact:  Jennifer Anderson Guide & Princesses Program Coordinator Yomechas Federation 7425 Janes Avenue Woodridge, IL 60517 630-708-0-HOW (0469) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it