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Get Ready for Winter with Exciting Programs

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This Winter, make sure to reserve spots in our wide variety of Programs and Winter Break Day Camps!

You can always rely on YMCA Calgary programs to help promote healthy lifestyles and build spirit, mind and body for children, youth, adults and families.

Our Winter Programs will be available online by the end of the week!

Keep your eye out on the website, Facebook and Twitter.

Registration for Winter Programs begins:

  • November 23 for YMCA members
  • December 7 for the general public

Winter Day Camps – Need something for your child to do during Winter break? Winter Day Camp registration has begun! Sign-up your child for a week of fun at your YMCA location.

 


Mark your calendars! Announcing registration dates for Summer Camp 2016 at Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

Camp Chief Hector YMCA

REGISTRATION DATES
SUMMER CAMP 2016
RETURNING CAMPERS and their siblings
CAMPS DATE METHOD
16Y
Leadership 1
Thursday November 26 On-line
◊ By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
7Y – 15Y
Camps starting July 31 onward, 2016 (AUGUST CAMPS)
Tuesday December 1 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
7Y – 15Y
Camps starting from July 3 to 24, 2016 (JULY CAMPS)
Thursday December 3 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Family Camp and Day Camps Monday December 7 By telephone ONLY
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Refer to our How to Register document for full instructions and tips.   
     
NEW CAMPERS –  YMCA Calgary members
All Camps 7Y – 16Y
(including Family Camp and Day Camps)
Tuesday December 8 By telephone ONLY
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
NEW CAMPERS –  Non-members
All Camps 7Y – 16Y
(including Family Camp and Day Camps)
Thursday December 10 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Refer to our How to Register document for full instructions and tips.      
Questions? Contact us at cchy@ymcacalgary.org or 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 (toll free).

Camp Chief Hector YMCA – Open House – May 29, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016 | 2*pm-4pm (* revised time)

This is a great opportunity to see our site with your campers, family or friends. The Camp Director and senior staff team will be available to answer questions.

Campers who are nervous about overnight camp will benefit greatly from this opportunity to see the Camp facilities and activity areas. For campers who are adjusting to a new environment, it is helpful to know what the camp will look like and recognize a familiar face from this event. For more information, please read our Homesickness and Preparing for Camp document.

Site tours leave regularly from Bowfort Lodge. Have a look inside a tipi. See our high ropes course, climbing tower, horse corrals and more. Try canoeing, arts & crafts, archery and pony petting.

RSVP not required. Directions to Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

 


International Volunteer Managers Day

Did you know YMCA Calgary has over 1,200 volunteers? They are the engine behind many aspects of the organization and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their hard-work and generosity!

The spirit of volunteerism at the YMCA is made possible by the many individuals who support, train, and lead volunteers. November 5th is ‘International Volunteer Managers Day’.  Find a moment to thank someone who is the power behind the many super hero volunteers in our city.

A special thanks to the YMCA Calgary Volunteer Coordinators for each YMCA location for all that you you do!

VMD


New ways to register for your Grade 6 Membership at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA!

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Now registering for your FREE Grade 6 Membership has never been easier.

Fill out the NEW online registration form and accompany it by confirmation of being in Grade 6 (made in person at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA ). This could be a copy of your child’s Grade 5 report card or a signed letter from a school administrator or teacher.

Once you have both pieces of paperwork completed please do one of the following:

  • Fill out and Fax your registration form to Michael Balchand at #403-508-2629 (Gray Family Eau Claire)
  • Fill-out the registration form online and press submit to email it to michael.balchand@calgary.ymca.ca (Gray Family Eau Claire)
  • Send all signed documents with your child to any YMCA Branch to hand in at Member Services
  • Accompany your child to a YMCA Branch and hand in to Member Service

Register Online here: School Membership Registration

 

 

 


LINC Reflections

anne_frank_encouragement_quote1At the end of September, the YMCA Calgary LINC program wrapped up another busy semester. With this in mind, many teachers asked their students to reflect on what they had learned over the last few months. One class used this Anne Frank quote as inspiration for their writing, and the results were fantastic!

“YMCA is a source of knowledge, information, and a mentor for newcomers. I can say it is like a tool which carved a stone and turned it into a beautiful sculpture. It brings out your skills, which even you are not aware that you have it in you. In short, they bring out the best out of you, which helps you to accomplish your goals.” – Adarsh, India

“The main theme of this quote is to provide a positive outlook towards the future. As all the LINC students are near the final week of the semester, reading this quote really refresh and rejuvenate their mind. For me, it improves my self-confidence in future endeavors such as job search, family life, social life, and so on. It also enables me to face challenges in life with courage.” – Rajeesh, India

Great job everyone, and good luck in the next semester!!


Private Squash Lessons

Explore the fast-paced game of Squash and develop skills that will make you a better player. Our Nationally Certified instructors have extensive experience playing and coaching squash. No matter your level, private lessons are customized to develop participant’s enjoyment of the game by improving racket skill, court movement, game strategy and overall fitness.

Sign up today to meet your coach!

Wednesdays           6:00 – 9:00pm

Starts October 21st, 2015

M $35            NM $45 (Per 45 minute lesson)

Sign up at Member Services Today!

Private Squash Lessons


Join us for a SPOOK-tacular event!

Join us for a fun-filled family afternoon!

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Dress up in costume for a fun and spooky, howling good time. Look
forward to crafts, games, music and, of course, a Halloween treat!

Dates and Times

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA: Sunday, October 25 from 1:00-3:00pm

Crowfoot YMCA: Saturday, October 24 from 4:00-5:30pm

Saddletowne YMCA: Saturday, October 31 from 2:00-3:30pm

Shawnessy YMCA (in partnership with Cardel Rec South): Saturday October 31 from 2:30-5:00pm

Register at any YMCA location. Hope to see you there!

Please note: Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

 


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