Category: Crowfoot YMCA

Camp Chief Hector YMCA Family weekend registration – March 3 and 5

Camp Chief Hector YMCA offers a weekend getaway for the entire family during the spring and fall. There are a variety of activities to choose from to create a unique outdoor experience. Participants can try things like horseback riding, hikes, canoeing, high ropes, group games, arts and crafts, climbing tower and evening campfires.

Family Weekends 2015

May 22 – 24 | Jun 5 – 7 – registration begins Mar 3, 8:30am

Sep 25 – 27 – registration begins Mar 5, 8:30am

Included in your Family Weekend registration:
Site Exploration Hike
A choice of two other registered activities
Drop-in activities
Accommodations in bunk beds
and fun times with your family and new friends!

Click here for all the details!

To register, call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 – Jot down preferred activities for each family member before calling for a quick and smooth registration process.

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Soccer Development Camps at Crowfoot YMCA!


Attention all athletes between the ages of 6 and 13!

Crowfoot YMCA is offering week-long Soccer Development Camps all summer long. If you want to strengthen your soccer skills, and learn how to train like an athlete, this camp is for you! This week-long Soccer Development Camps will focus on personal and group growth. Through soccer skill development, fitness activities, cross-training, and swimming, campers will build their expertise in the sport of soccer.

Camp will run during the following weeks:

  • July 6-10
  • July 13-17
  • July 20-24
  • July 27-31
  • August 4-7
  • August 10-14
  • August 17-21
  • August 24-28


  • For Members, the fee is $170.00 per week
  • For Non-Members, the fee is $190.00 per week


Register today online, or by visiting or calling Member Services at



Mega-Fit Classes, Monday March 9

Fitness for all tastes! Please join us for a variety of Mega-Fitness classes throughout the day! These are longer classes (90 minutes) with multiple instructors for high energy, fun-filled workouts.
9:00-10:30am AND 7:00-8:30pm: Mega Fit will include Zumba, Step, Intervals, Bosu, Strength Training, Yoga
2:15-3:45pm: Mega H20 will be a Shallow Water Workout
4:45-6:15pm: Mega Cycle with multiple instructors!
These classes are in support of YMCA Calgary’s Strong Kids Campaign.

Have you heard about Camp Chief Hector YMCA summer camp from a friend? Do you have questions for us before you sign up your child?

Have you heard about Camp Chief Hector YMCA summer camp from a friend? Do you have questions for us before you sign up your child?

Camp Chief Hector YMCA information sessions will be held during the week of Feb 23-27.

We have many summer camps available for 7-17 year olds. There are 6-day, 13-day and 27-day overnight adventures for both boys and girls. Camp activities include archery, low and high ropes courses, horseback riding, climbing tower, challenge course, canoeing, arts and crafts, hiking and much more.

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For un-registered but interested families. Parents and children welcome.

All sessions run from 7:00-7:45pm.

  • Mon Feb 23 | Saddletowne YMCA | Multipurpose rooms 1&2
  • Wed Feb 25 | Crowfoot YMCA | Multipurpose rooms 1&2
  • Wed Feb 25 | South Health Campus YMCA | Multipurpose room 1
  • Thur Feb 26 | Eau Claire YMCA | Studio A/B

RSVP not required.

We hope to see you there!

Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is looking for new members!

We are looking for individuals 18-30 years who are strong in or have a desire to learn about: Advisory groups, functioning of Board of Directors, and professional of people laughing_46801039

The YAC is a team of Calgary youth who work toward ensuring a youth perspective, and youth representation in the strategic direction of the YMCA and its programs. The YAC focuses on youth as one of the core pillars of the YMCA, helps develop a strong youth voice by working with the YMCA Executive, Board of Directors, and Program Leaders to provide insight into decision-making.

Each year, the YAC will establish a series of targeted goals that provide focus for its initiatives.  These goals are formed based on an annual YAC survey, Committee discussion, YMCA branch roundtable input, and the overall feedback gathered directly from the YAC.

To find out more about us by clicking here or by viewing our application.

Submitted applications must be accompanied by resumes and sent to  no later than Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.

Call for YMCA Calgary Board of Directors

Each year the YMCA Calgary Board of Directors reviews its composition and replaces vacancies created by ‘graduating’ board members with individuals from the Calgary community. YMCA serves the needs of our diverse community and Board composition aims to reflect that diversity. Board members, who serve a three-year term, play a governance role in supporting the strategic vision of YMCA Calgary.

We are currently seeking candidates with one or more of the following professional competencies & skills:

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Brand Management
  • Fundraising

Consider a nomination if you are committed to playing a leadership role in our community including supporting the financial sustainability of YMCA, possess the preceding core competencies and are passionate about telling the YMCA story.

Individuals may express their interest by providing their resumes on or before February 13, 2015 to:

Prospector Executive Search & Consultants
Lachlin McKinnon

YMCA Calgary is a charitable organization driven by its mission to facilitate and promote the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of individuals and to foster a sense of responsibility with the community.

The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals committed to strategically support the YMCA in delivering on our mission.

New Fitness Space at Eau Claire YMCA

Eau Claire YMCA has a new versatile yoga studio!

Beautifully tailored décor and manually adjustable dimmer lights lend the perfect ambience for mind/body programs.

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And there’s more excitement! The area offers Fitness on Request. This virtual group fitness platform system is available FREE to members during non-program times to try a variety of fitness and wellness videos led by top qualified instructors from WELLBEATS. With the flip of a switch members can choose from a selection of Mind/Body, X-training, cycle step and more!

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Crunched for time? Can’t make one of our regularly scheduled classes? All the more reason to try Fitness on Request. We’ll set it up every day from 2pm-3pm. Then you decide which program you want to do.

Great variety and flexibility for everyone! See Eau Claire Member Services for more details.

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YMCA Megathon


YMCA MEGATHON – 2015 Strong Kids Kick-off Event
Monday, March 9 ALL DAY

Be a Superhero for Kids!

YMCA MEGATHON officially kicks-off the 2015 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign at all YMCA Calgary locations! With the goal of making all Calgary kids healthier, you can have loads of fun and directly support children and youth in the community to have a YMCA experience.

Activities will vary from branch to branch so if you’re super keen you can even participate at more than one location!

Here’s how to get involved:

  • Individuals or teams can create an online website at Once set up, encourage family, friends and coworkers to support your effort by making a donation.
  • On event day, dress up like a superhero and tackle a variety of exciting health and fitness activities.
  • Participants will be entered to win YMCA prizes!

Watch for details and schedules in-branch and online.

Did you know…

1 in 5 children and youth coming to YMCA Calgary are in need of financial assistance? YMCA MEGATHON is a great way for you to have fun and raise much needed funds for kids.

Busy that day? You can still contribute. All locations will also have their own webpage which allows anyone to donate directly!

Y Survive Began This Week!

 Y Survive officially begins across YMCA Calgary!


It’s not too late to join in on the friendly team competition which will challenge the minds, bodies and spirits of participants.

Join a tribe and compete to collect points through logging physical activities and challenges on Fitlinxx. Scores will be posted throughout the weeks, and the tribe with the highest score will win a victory trophy and bragging rights!

How to Join In:

  • Visit Member Services at your branch.
  • Learn about using Fitlinxx to track your activities and earn points.
  • Get regular email updates and events from your team captain.
  • Participate in a 30 minute workout- make sure you bring your workout clothes!

There is still time to register- for only $10 you will get a free dry-fit t-shirt and participate in this exciting, month-long event.

Tell us about your YMCA!

How are we doing? Feedback will help identify ways to better meet the needs and expectations of all the people who are connected with us. 

This survey should only take about 10 minutes of your time but will be invaluable for YMCA to improve its programs and services.

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