Category: Crowfoot YMCA

Sport Development Camp Countdown: 2 Days

Registration for YMCA Sport Development Camps open in 2 days!

Basketball is not the only sport being offered this summer at the YMCA.  Continue your disciplined training, by building and developing the skills of soccer through the week-long YMCA Sport Development Camp.

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We will incorporate fitness activities, skill development, cross-training and games, to further refine camper expertise in the sport of soccer.  Get ready and fuel up for the soccer field with these awesome nutrition tips!  A healthy body and mind help with the development of a great athlete, especially in youth between the ages of 10-15 years.

Remember to stay up to date with all the information you need for the YMCA Sport Development Camps in our 2015 Spring/Summer Day Camp Guide.


FREE Weekend in the Mountains for Flood affected families!

Camp Chief Hector YMCA is offering free weekends for ANYONE affected by the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods! 

Flood Relief Respite Weekends poster - 2015We are welcoming everyone affected by the 2013 floods, no matter how great or small, to spend a weekend at Camp Chief Hector YMCA to rejuvenate in the mountains.

Enjoy activities such as:

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • High and Low Ropes Courses
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bouldering and Climbing Wall
  • Massage Therapy is available

These weekends are FREE and are provided at no cost. Funding is generously provided by the Government of Alberta and are designed to encourage building strong relationships within your community.

For more information about the schedule and what to expect, click here.

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622  to register.


Sport Development Camp Countdown: 3 Days

Registration for YMCA Sport Development Camps open in 3 days!

The Summer and lack of the Steve Nash Basketball Program do not mean that you should take a break from the sports you love.  Continue your disciplined training, by building and developing the skills of basketball through the week-long YMCA Sport Development Camp.

We will incorporate fitness activities, skill development, cross-training and games, to further refine camper expertise in the sport of basketball.  Tactical awareness and fair play is important when developing a love of the game!

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We will further the objectives of the Steve Nash Basketball Program, building character and allowing all youth between the ages of 10-15 years with an interest in basketball a great opportunity.

Remember to stay up to date with all the information you need for the YMCA Sport Development Camps in our 2015 Spring/Summer Day Camp Guide.


Sport Development Camp Countdown: 4 Days

Registration for YMCA Sport Development Camps open in 4 days!

Now that you know what we are talking about, it is time for some more interesting information…

What do athletes need for their development?  What exactly do they need to develop and refine sport specific skills?

Through the YMCA Sport Development Camps, we plan to provide an atmosphere of personal and group growth, and to apply the learning in a variety of different settings.  Youth will be given the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop their skills in the sports of basketball and soccer, through focused programs based on the Canadian Sport for life model.

The new YMCA Sport Development Camps are just one way to expand and build the skills to be successful.  Parents, you can help out too!  Provide the positive support youth 10-15 years old need to be successful.  Read up on the Canadian Sport For Life Parent Guide and mark February 1 in your calendars…4 days is not that much time…

Remember to stay up to date with all the information you need for the YMCA Sport Development Camps in our 2015 Spring/Summer Day Camp Guide.

 

 


Grade 6 Scavenger Hunt!

GRADE 6 SCAVENGER HUNT!

WHEN?

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHERE?

Crowfoot YMCA in Multipurpose Room #3!

WHAT?

A site-wide scavenger hunt for Grade 6 youth. Participants will be put into teams and will have to complete a series of fun tasks around the YMCA. After the scavenger hunt, there will be a party with food, prizes, and fun!

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Register at the front desk at Crowfoot YMCA by Thursday, January 29, 2015 (Barcode #102369).

This is a FREE event for Grade 6 members (ages 10-12).


Camp Countdown: 5 Days

Registration for camps open in 5 days!

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This summer at the YMCA we are offering Sport Development Camps in basketball and soccer for youth between the ages of 10-15 years!  Camps run Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Get an introduction to disciplined training, by building, developing and refining sport-specific skills with the help of a coach.  This week-long sport development camp focusses on personal and group growth, and applies learning in a variety of fun and exciting environments.  Through fitness activities, skill development, cross-training and games, campers will build their expertise.  Fair play is important when developing a love of the game!

Read more information on our 2015 YMCA Sport Development Camps in the 2015 Spring/Summer Day Camp Guide.  Pick your week (or weeks), and choose your sport (or do both!).  We are offing both basketball and soccer options throughout the month of July.


Camp Countdown: 7 Days

Registration for camps open in 7 days!

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Something new and exciting is coming to the YMCA this summer!  We have a commitment to our community and are expanding our reach this summer to youth with an interest in sport the opportunity to grow, challenge themselves and belong.

To try to figure out what we may be talking about, and check out our 2015 Spring/Summer Day Camp Guide.  I am sure that it is not too hard…

 


Hello and Happy New Year

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I’m so excited about 2015 at YMCA Calgary. During this year we’ll continue to focus on our impact areas through high quality facilities, programs and services. At the YMCA our priorities are: health and wellness for children youth and adults, building community and leadership. We will always strive to provide welcoming and enjoyable places for you and your family.

YMCA Calgary is working with the City of Calgary to ensure all residents have access to great recreation, health and wellness centres. We’re thrilled the construction is underway on two of the three new facilities that we have been selected to operate for the City of Calgary! The Remington YMCA in Quarry Park will open in 2016 and the new YMCA in Rocky Ridge will open in 2017. The time will pass quickly and we’ll soon be in a quadrant near you!

Thanks for choosing YMCA Calgary. I wish you well and hope the Y will play a big part in helping you achieve your health and wellness goals this year.

See you soon,

Helene

Helene Weir, President & CEO


YMCA Child Minding

YMCA Calgary’s Child Minding is available to members and non-members who require short term care for their children while they are in the facility pursuing their health and fitness goals. Children, aged six-weeks to 10 years, may be booked in for a maximum of 2 hours per day.

The Child Minding environment is often a young child’s first introduction to the YMCA. Caregivers take the well-being and safety of the children very seriously, aiming to ensure that their experience is a positive one. Through providing a warm welcome, ensuring an effective check-in and helping to ensure children settle comfortably into the area, caregivers set the tone for each child to have a positive and engaging time.

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Recognizing that Child Minding can be a busy place, our caregivers want to maintain a calm, welcoming and supportive environment. They do this through:

– careful management of our booking system to maintain staff:child ratios that meet children’s developmental, health and safety needs

– utilizing wonderful volunteers within the area who are available to provide extra cuddles and attention to our young charges

– providing age-appropriate toys and equipment for children of all ages

– utilizing additional space, where available, during busy periods so that smaller group sizes can be maintained

For more information about our Child Minding service please visit our website or contact us at one of our participating branches – Crowfoot YMCA, Eau Claire YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA, Shawnessy YMCA


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