BUILD A TOWER OF MEMORIES WITH YOUR KIDS
Native Sons & Daughters is a parent volunteer run group that organizes fun adventures throughout the year. We take the worry and planning out, so parents can focus on having fun and bonding with their kids.
Crooked River Native Sons & Daughters is a local program with over 90 families serving Olmsted Falls, Berea, Strongsville, Columbia Station, Middleburg Heights, Brunswick and Medina.
History of Native Sons and Daughters
The national Native Sons and Daughters Program is a decedent program of the original Native American Indian theme parent-child program, known as Indian Guides and Indian Princesses, founded in 1926.
This original program was borne of an idea of Harold Keltner, then a St.Louis YMCA Director, and Keltner’s guide and friend, Joe Friday, an Ojibway Indian.
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The Six Aims Of Native Sons & Daughters
1. To be clean in body and pure in heart. (White)
2. To always be friends with my parent. (Black)
3. To love the sacred circle of my family. (Red)
4. To be attentive while others speak. (Yellow)
5. To love my neighbor as myself. (Blue)
6. To seek and preserve the beauty of the Great Spirit's work in forest, field, and stream. (Green)