Camp Chief Hector YMCA is pleased to announce a new program for families who homeschool their kids.
FAMILY OUTDOOR SCHOOL is an exciting opportunity for the whole family to experience Outdoor Education at Camp! This 3-night, 4-day Outdoor School experience is offered in June 2018. This program is a great way to get unplugged, reconnect with your family and get into the woods with your children.
Registration is open NOW!
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCA
Family Outdoor School
June 11-14, 2018
1st Adult $285 | 2nd Adult $100 | 5Y – 17Y $260 | 0-4Y FREE
Alberta will be celebrating Family Day on Monday, February 19th. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.
In conjunction with our partners at Parenting Power we are happy to support #NoPhoneFamilyDay. A movement and intention to leave the phone on the charger and spend time together.
Please join us at any of our facilities across the city for some specific family programming.
Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 9:30-11:30am
Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together. Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 11:30-1:30pm
Family Yoga – 1:00-2:00pm
Family Climbing – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together. Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 12:00-2:00pm
Family Climbing – 10:00am – 12:00pm Ages 4+ Max of 12 participants
Family Fitness Class – 11:00am – 12:00pm Ages 6+
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA:
Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 1:00-3:00pm
Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together. Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 1:00-3:00pm
Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot:
Family Gym Time – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge:
Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 12:00-4:00pm
Family Skating – 2:30-4:00pm
Family Climbing – 2:00-4:00pm
South Health Campus YMCA:
Family Fitness Drop in Class – 10:30-11:30am
Family Climbing – 1:00-5:00pm
Don’t forget to check out our online schedules for gym and pool open times. Or download the YMCA Calgary app. https://www.ymcacalgary.org/drop-in-fitness-class-and-facility-schedules/
Summer 2018 registration is just around the corner! It’s time to:
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Returning Camper registration begins the week of December 5. *NEW START TIME – 10am*
TELL YOUR FRIENDS
New Camper registration begins the week of December 13.
CHECK YOUR INBOX
The registration Newsletter has been emailed to families of campers who attended in 2017 and/or 2016.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-269-6156 | 1-866-430-9622
Are you adventuresome? Do you love camping, canoeing, hiking, team-building and team-bonding, challenging yourself, and mentoring young campers?
Consider participating in the next Leaders in Training (LIT)/ Sac Dene 2018 adventure!
Join us at the Leaders-in-Training/Sac Dene information session on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 7:00- 8:30 pm at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA located at 101 3 St SW.
This info session will include a presentation from the 2017 Sac Dene participants and information about the 2018 application process.
Not for you? No problem. You probably know someone who would be interested. Feel free to share this information.
Questions? Contact us.
P: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
November is Strong Members for Strong Kids Month.
What does that mean? It means anyone interested will have the opportunity to engage in feats of fitness and pledge dollars for every rep/inch/second they complete, all in the name of raising funds for the Strong Kids campaign! One day per week throughout the month of November there will be a “Strong Members” booth set up in the lobby of the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA where you can stop by to see how strong you are for Strong Kids.
Through philanthropy, the YMCA and our donors are removing barriers to help children, youth and families live healthier lives and achieve their full potential. Our annual Strong Kids Campaign gives children and youth the opportunity to participate in YMCA programs that positively influence their health and well-being and connect them to a caring community. 100% of all Strong Kids donations directly support participation in YMCA experiences. In 2016, YMCA provided 23,000 subsidized experience and the need has only increased in 2017!
The specific days and themes of our Strong Members for Strong Kids campaign are listed below with the booth open from 6:30-8:30am, 11:00am-1:00pm, and 4:00-6:00pm each day. Whether you come at the crack of dawn Mondays or lunch time Thursdays, there will be a day and time where you’ll have the opportunity to have fun and show your strength for Strong Kids!
Wednesday November 1– Push Ups, reps per minute.
Thursday November 9– Skipping, reps per minute.
Friday November 17– Jump Height, inches jumped.
Monday November 20– Plank, seconds held.
Tuesday November 28– Wall Sit, seconds held.
Come join us on October 29th for an afternoon filled with tricks and treats!
Our annual Halloween Howler will be returning from 3:00-4:30! Dress up in costume and come on down to participate in various games, activities, and arts and crafts!
Please note: children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Please call us at 403-547-6576 or visit our member service desk to register!
Registration for Camp Chief Hector YMCA Summer Overnight Camps begins in December.
Get all the details here.
Contact us at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 or by email at email@example.com with any questions.
Welcome to September! As the days get shorter and the air (eventually) gets cooler, we have some exciting drop in programs to highlight for the Fall session!
Essentrics- Mondays @ 5:30pm with Zsuzsa
Essentrics is a full body workout that utilizes dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching. The technique develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to the posture. Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, this program rebalances the body, prevents and treats injuries, and unlocks tight joints. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful and healthy.
Group Cycle- Tuesdays @ 5:30pm with Jacey
A high energy on-bike workout that emphasizes proper form and technique, this cycle class with Jacey will challenge and improve your endurance and power with hills, climbs, sprints and more!
Group Power- Tues/Thurs @ 6:00am with Ruhee/Rachel, Wed/Fri @ 12:00pm with Brigitte
Group Power is the most fun and innovative way to strength train! This class uses the barbell, step, high energy music, and body weight to create an effective and challenging workout suited to all fitness levels. Bonus tracks are being taught throughout September featuring new ways to challenge the back, legs, and triceps, and a brand new workout will be launched mid-October!
Group Blast- Tues @ 12:00pm with John & Jessi
A new and ridiculously fun way to get your cardio workout! Group Blast trains agility, coordination, balance and strength using the step as the training tool and energetic music to keep you moving and motivated! Stay tuned for a brand new workout mid-October!
If these, or any other programs interest you:
Click Here to download the YMCA App for up to the minute schedule information.
Click Here to see the full list of Drop In class descriptions.
Click Here to see the full list of Drop In class times.
Join us for a FREE facility wide ladies only event at the Saddletowne YMCA. This event is designed to introduce ladies in our community to the fun and healthy benefits of exercise, in a non-intimidating environment. As this is a facility wide event, our facility will be restricted to women only during these hours.
Bring a friend or family member and join us for a fun night full of a variety of exciting activities!
The Fall is always crunch time for the Gray Family Eau Claire Strong Kids Committee as many of our Strong Kids donors wait until the end of the year to make their decisions. In addition to this, the current economic climate in Calgary has made this year particularly challenging. With just over two months remaining in the Campaign, uncertainty is high and we don’t know whether or not we will make our fundraising goal. We need your help in reaching this benchmark because the community need for these funds is higher than ever.
Requests for financial assistance at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA are up 14% year over year and the $208,000 raised to date is 15% below this time last year. Our goal is $400,000 and we are only 50% there. The goal seems difficult at this point in time but we are working hard and believing in the generosity of the community.
We are planning a couple of in-branch Strong Kids blitz days for November, focusing our efforts on people who have given in past but have not given this year and pursuing new corporate and individual Chair Round Table (>$1,000) donors. We understand that times are difficult and resources are spread thin, but we encourage those that can to invest in the city’s children and youth – our leaders of tomorrow and our future.
On behalf of the Committee, my appeal goes out to fellow Y members, community partners and all Calgarians to help us ensure all children and youth in Calgary have an opportunity for YMCA experiences regardless of their financial circumstances. Nobody is turned away for financial reasons at YMCA Calgary because of the continued generosity of Strong Kids donors. 100% of the monies raised go to providing experiences for kids.
If you have donated, we thank you so much. If you haven’t donated yet and are interested, please visit Member Services or click the link below to donate. You can track our progress as we close in on year-end through the fundraising thermometer just behind the main entry desk.
I love to talk about our Strong Kids program and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-290-1900 ext. 224.
2016 Volunteer Chair
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA Strong Kids Committee
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