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Staff, Volunteers and Alumni

Welcome to the Camp Chief Hector Staff, Volunteer and Alumni page! Check back often to find information about upcoming events, job/volunteer opportunities and much more.


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At Camp Chief Hector YMCA, children and youth belong, grow, thrive and lead. In our safe, positive and encouraging environment, young people learn about teamwork, making choices, social skills, responsibility, ability to take risks/realize personal limits, independence and finding their place in the world—leading to increased self-esteem, confidence, creativity, self-sufficiency and leadership skills.

It is the Staff Members that join, along with the natural wonders of the site and the strengths of the campers, that make  Camp Chief Hector a touchstone for so many people.

Click here for Job Postings.
Click here for Tripping Counsellors Pre-requisites & Training.

When planning an application, submit your application to the position that best fits your skills and aptitude. Please share camp’s hiring information with those you know who would make great applicants.


  • 2016 Waterfront Canoe Instructor (two-day course) | $90
    April 23/24 (Chilver Lake, Camp Chief Hector YMCA)
  • 2016 Paddle Alberta Basic River Instructor - Tandem Canoe (four-day course) | $250 May 28/29 and June 4/5 (Seebe Reservoir & 40-boat Eddy - Kananaskis River)
  • 2016 Paddle Alberta Tandem River Instructor Re-cert. (two-day course) | $125
    June 4/5
  • 2016 Wilderness First Aid Certification | $250
    40 hour bridge course (valid 16-hour SFA is a pre-requisite)
    May 21–23 (Victoria Day Weekend)
  • 2016 Wilderness First Aid Certification | $250
    24 hour course (no prerequisite required!)
    June 25-27

Registration begins March 10, 2016.
Register by telephone at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622.

More info: Paddle Alberta Courses 2016 
                  Wilderness First Aid Course 2016


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Alumni from Camp Chief Hector YMCA includes anybody who has ever supported or attended “Hector”, from the 1930’s beneath Yamnuska to the previous season at the foot of Lookout Mountain. The Alumni support camp and keep alive the spirit of friendship and adventure that they created while they were here.




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Volunteers at Camp Chief Hector YMCA have diverse connections to camp. They are staff and camper alumni, friends of “Hector”, business partners, corporate supporters, contractors as well as current staff members. Did you know that every year well over one hundred volunteers work to make Camp Chief Hector YMCA the camp we all can experience? Each year, an Adult and a Youth Volunteer of the Year is selected in order to share with others the spirit that drives the actions of volunteers at Camp Chief Hector.

Thank you to Sac Dene Volunteer Drivers John Pearce, Steve Smith and Simon Isenstein and to Northern Saskatchewan Volunteer Driver Ben Geddes. Thank you also to all the long distance drivers and day-trip drivers: your work makes a big difference, rich impact and great smiles.


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