Camp Chief Hector YMCA and Canadian Rockies Public Schools are pleased to announce the second year of EQUINE LEADERSHIP 15; a three-credit course.
SEP 15-18 | Camp Chief Hector YMCA – Gray Jay site
SEP 29 – OCT 2 | Camp Chief Hector YMCA – mainsite
This exciting course combines leadership with horsemanship. Students will earn three Alberta High School credits for completing this experiential education program. Equine Leadership 15 is an engaging and dynamic opportunity for students to learn more about themselves, equine practices, the Alberta landscape and ecology, and local history through applied horsemanship and riding, leadership skill development, and team building.
This four day program provides students with practical learning opportunities in horsemanship and riding skills, horse behaviour and herd dynamics, equine care practices, safety awareness and hazard mitigation, ethics and ecological impact of Leave No Trace, and the historical significance of horses in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
All learning activities and after-learning activity time are supervised by male and female YMCA staff and teachers.
Learning activities are scheduled between 7:00am and 9:30pm with lights-out at 10:30 pm. Fees include shared, dormitory-style accommodations, instruction and meals. Participant families are responsible for transportation to and from Camp Chief Hector YMCA.
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Spring Program Registration is now open to everyone!
YMCA Calgary offers a variety of programs to accommodate all children, youth, adults and families. You do not need to be a YMCA member to sign-up for our programs. We strive to serve the community by offering programs to promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to help build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
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|2016 Spring Session||Feb 22, 2016||Mar 7, 2016|
|2016 Summer Session||Feb 22, 2016||June 6, 2016|
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Click the link below to register for Programs, view and change your YMCA account information (including linked memberships) and access your receipts.
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Today marks the YMCA Strong Kids kick-off for the year! Lots of fun & exciting activities happening across Calgary supporting children and youth!
YMCA Megathon is happening today at Shawnessy YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA and South Health Campus YMCA! Be sure to visit them dressed as your favourite superhero.
Cycle for YMCA Strong Kids
Next week on March 7, the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA will be hosting Cycle for Strong Kids event. Get on a bike and raise money for kids.
Learn about YMCA Strong Kids
Stop by Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot to learn how YMCA Strong Kids supports your community.
Can’t make any of these events?
You can still support kids and youth by donating online.
YMCA Calgary will be waiving the joining fee in January!
This January, YMCA is making it easier than ever to get involved and make a difference in your health and wellness. For the first time ever, YMCA is waiving the joining fee! Join in January and you’ll save up to $75.00.
Because YMCA Calgary understands that every dollar counts, especially now. Take control and join a community that will keep you motivated to reach all your health goals.
Get started today!
YMAP in the News
Some of our amazing YMAP participants were recently featured on Global News!
YMAP: YMCA Achievement Program
YMAP works with over 320 high school youth and young adults each year who are new to Canada. These youth are refugees, immigrants, international students and second generation Canadians from over 50 different countries.
We engage these youth through weekly after-school sessions and special events. YMAP youth have the opportunity to develop in all areas essential to a positive and healthy integration into Canada while maintaining and celebrating their culture of origin. They also are engaged in community work through volunteer and fundraising projects throughout the city.
Winter Program Registration now Open for Members.
Use these guides to find the right program for you and your family and view schedules and fees.
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Registration begins December 7 for the general public.
Good Things Happen at the YMCA
In these challenging times there are some happy moments. The Housekeeping team at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA recently started an initiative to centrally store and collect empty bottles for the YMCA Strong Kids campaign.
The value of the first cheque to Strong Kids was $340.00 and the 2nd pick-up is scheduled before the end of the year. That’s enough to send a child to camp and have the experience of a lifetime, or teach the essential life skill of swimming to a family new to our city!
We’re so proud of our staff for taking on this wonderful initiative!
The following team members participated in the first collection:
Paramjit Darrar, Nirpal Shergill, Kamla Sharma, Monohar Nirwal, Genina Yepes, Jasvir Dhanoa, Roop Sidhu, Major Gill, Gurmit Singh and Sukhdev Bains.
About YMCA Strong Kids
YMCA Strong Kids is an annual fundraising campaign to raise resources to support proven YMCA programs that give kids the opportunities they need to reach their full potential. Our goal is to help kids live healthier, happier lives today, and grow into productive adults in the future.
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!
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.
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!
I can’t believe September is here already! It has been a busy summer for the YMCA Calgary LINC classes. Let’s see what everyone has been up to this summer.
Jackie’s South LINC class took a field trip to Fish Creek Park, where they had a traditional Canadian BBQ. The class had fun in the sun, ate delicious food, and learned a few things, too! For example, one of Jackie’s students said, “First, I think before we want to have outdoor activity, we should have plan and have a list. Second, I can see everyone help together to make a fire and clean up after finish activity.” Great tips!
After the BBQ, a student said, “This was the first time I had been celebrated at the park with my classmates in Canada. So I was very happy at that time.” Another student said, “Actually, that activity was just wow. We had lots of fun. Because of BBQ, we enjoyed foods. We played games, which was also fun.” Sounds like the first Canadian BBQ was a success!
Jessica’s LINC class at South Health Campus worked hard on a new Community Garden project. Students learned about what to grow in Calgary’s climate, and worked together to plant, water, and harvest their crops. One of Jessica’s students gave some feedback about the garden.
“The garden is a wonderful place which I rarely felt so before. Whenever I walk into the garden, I can not help being in a state of resembling intoxication by the fresh and fragrant air. Before touching the garden, I didn’t have any experience in how to handle a garden, but I am knowing more and more since I was attracted by the garden like watering, soil handling, etc.” – Helen
Meanwhile, Neelam’s North LINC class was busy creating Story Sacks and learning about the benefits of reading to kids. The students practiced their stories with kids from the YMCA Preschool and Childcare programs. Everyone had a blast! Great job!
Carly’s North LINC class went indoor rock-climbing, with the help of some awesome Saddletowne YMCA Volunteers! Carly’s class bravely climbed the wall, and some students even conquered a fear of heights. Osama, a young man from Pakistan, perfectly summed up the activity. “I so scared, my arms feel so weak and like jelly. I sweat so much, I thought my glasses fell off. My teacher and friends encourage and cheer for me, so I try a second time. The second time I feel like a king. I went more high than the first time. I am brave now.” Way to go, everybody!!
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