Indian Guides & Princesses
Join us for memories that last two lifetimes. The Indian Guides & Indian Princesses program has long held the Native American traditions of building and fostering strong bonds between parent and child. Unlike "drop off" programs, all activities include both parent and child. Together, you will learn the ancient aims of an honorable culture and hear the voice of the Great Spirit in the winds of the earth. Together, you will journey together to places near and far: camp deep in the woods, catch a ball game at Wrigley field, sleep overnight at a museum. Wherever you go, you and your children will carry this gift of time together in your hearts forever.
How is our program unique?
Don't send your kids camping — Take them camping!
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Trailblazers and Trailmates
As children grow older and enter middle school, their schedules tend to become more crowded. Their capabilities and interests also expand. Our Trails Programs are designed for these older kids. The events are more challenging, intellectually and physically, and don't involve the ceremonies or tribal segregation of the Indian Guides & Indian Princesses.
Learn about Our History
Our history brings the organization back to the original Indian Guides and Princess programs started by Harold Keltner based on Joe Friday in 1926 as a way to build better father son relationships, while also creating stronger communities. Initially, we were part of the YMCA programming. However, through a change in YMCA priorities the future of the program in our area was uncertain. Many members did not want leave the fate of this wonderful concept behind and worked to create the Algonquin Longhouse Inc.
Here are some highlights from the 2013–2014 hunting season.Princesses
Fall Campout - Camp Maclean - Dads and daughters enjoyed a weekend of bonding which included archery, climbing wall high ropes course, zip line and canoeing. The highlight of the weekend was the sacred ceremonial fire where we welcome new members and laud the achievements of the older Princesses.
Cub game - Dads and sons enjoy a great day at Wrigley culminating with the kids being able to run the bases following the game.