Category: Camp Riveredge YMCA

Summer 2016 – Session dates and prices now posted

Summer Camp 2016 registration is just around the corner.

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When to register
Where to register
What time registration starts
How deposits and payment schedules work

Camp descriptions and course barcodes coming soon!


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).

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


Horseback riding lessons at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Horseback riding lessons | 7-8Y and 9-11Y
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Sundays | September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 | 2:30-4pm
$140

Instruction includes how to groom a horse (brushing, picking hooves), how to tack and untack (saddle & bridle), and basic riding skills in the arena. Time will be split evenly between horsemanship and riding. Participants will learn to feel comfortable around horses while having a fun learning experience.

To register: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

Horse lessonsHorse riding 3


Air Quality Advisory Notice – YMCA Camps

UPDATE for Friday August 28

YMCA Camp Riveredge

Thank you for your ongoing understanding. The Air Quality Advisory remains poor for tomorrow, in the “High / Very High” range. On that basis we will repeat our contingency plan from Thursday.

The YMCA Camp Riveredge site will again remain closed on Friday 28th August and all  will continue to be provided at our Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA location.

All drop off and pick up locations and times will remain the same. If the Air Quality Index remains at six or below (Moderate) Campers will continue their activities both within the YMCA, and at the nearby Prince’s Island Park. Should the Index reach seven or above (High / Very High) the Campers will remain indoors, following a program similar in nature to our regular Daycamps. Using the Eau Claire YMCA as a temporary base for Riveredge allows us to respond more quickly to changing conditions.

Please continue to drop off and collect as normal, busses will be simply be redirected to Eau Claire. We understand the frustration and disappointment this continued closure will cause, but believe this remains the best solution for tomorrow.

YMCA Camp Riveredge has been providing an outdoor daycamp experience for over twenty years, and will continue to do so for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camp in July 2016!

 


 

UPDATE for Thursday, August 27:

YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE

Due to the ongoing Air Quality Advisories in Calgary, YMCA Camp Riveredge will remain closed on Thursday August 27th, and all programming will continue to be provided at our Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA location (downtown).

All drop off and pick up locations and times will remain the same. If the Air Quality Index remains at six or below (Moderate), campers will continue their activities both within the YMCA, and at the nearby Prince’s Island Park. Should the Index reach seven or above (High / Very High) the Campers will remain indoors, following a program similar in nature to our regular Day Camps.

Using the Eau Claire YMCA as a temporary base for YMCA Camp Riveredge allows us to respond more quickly to changing conditions. A decision will be made at 2.30pm tomorrow (Thursday) as to Friday. Our hope is that conditions continue to improve, and we will be able to return to the Riveredge site.

Please continue to drop off and collect as normal and busses will be simply be redirected to Eau Claire YMCA. We understand the frustration and disappointment this continued closure will cause, but believe this remains the best solution for tomorrow.

YMCA Camp Riveredge has been providing an outdoor Day Camp experience for over twenty years, and will continue to do so for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camp in July 2016!

Thank you.


 

Update for Wednesday, August 26:

YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE

Due to the continued forecast for poor air quality on Wednesday, we will be relocating our YMCA Camp Riveredge programs to the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA located downtown. Bussing will be provided from other branches, and from the Riveredge site. Please drop off / pick up at your normal time and location – including campers usually dropped off at Camp Riveredge.


 

Update for Tuesday, August 25:

Given the current Air Quality Advisory, YMCA Calgary is taking the following actions:

YMCA Camp Riveredge will close this afternoon. Campers who have regular scheduled bussing are being returned to their home branch and will join regular YMCA day camp programs. Pick up will be at the normal time and location. The parents of campers dropped off on site at Camp Riveredge are being contacted with further information. Campers will remain in the sheltered areas until pick-up.

  • YMCA Daycamps will continue as normal. Campers will remain indoors for the remainder of the day.
  • Camp Chief Hector YMCA will continue to operate as normal, with programming adjusted to limit outdoor physical exertion. Those campers with preexisting conditions have been identified and are being monitored regularly.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and implement changes as required. The Air Quality forecast for Wednesday shows an improvement in conditions, and so it is likely that all programs, including YMCA Camp Riveredge, will return to normal.


YMCA Calgary: Community Impact Plan 2015

Community Impact Plan 2015

Throughout 2014 YMCA Calgary gathered information from members and program participants to learn about your experiences with the YMCA. These experiences inform the ongoing development of programs and services and also form the basis of our priorities as an Association. Below is a brief summary of the findings and action steps we’ll take to improve your YMCA experience and our impact in the community.

Family jogging

What we learned:

  • Everyone is on a YMCA journey. Thousands of people from all walks of life come in and out of the YMCA each day. Our members and participants embark upon personal journeys to belong, grow, thrive and lead from the moment they walk through the door. The most common reasons people participate are to support their children’s development and to improve their own well-being.
  • Relationships Matter. Member and participant relationships with staff and volunteers are both the catalyst to their personal success and one of the main reasons they keep coming to the YMCA.
  • Commitment to Community. Each of our members and participants contribute to the YMCA’s ability to make a positive impact. The YMCA provides a friendly, welcoming and safe environment for families and individuals to come to be part of something larger than themselves; part of a community.

 

Where we do go from here?

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We’re excited to use the information we gathered in order to create a better, more meaningful YMCA experience for everyone!


Space still available for overnight camps at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

As of May 27, the following camps still  have room:

MALES

10Y Mistaya 13-day | Traditional | Jul 5-17

10Y Mistaya 13-day | Mountain Bike | Jul 19-31 & Aug 2-14

11Y Mistaya 13-day | Trip to Gray Jay | Jul 5-17 & Jul 19-31

16Y Leadership 1 27-days | Hike/Horse | Jul 5-31 & Aug 2-28

17Y Leadership in Training | Jul 23 – Aug 14 | Application


FEMALES

10Y Mistaya 13-day | Mountain Bike | Jul 5-17

10Y Mistaya 13-day | Traditional | Aug 2-14

13Y Kananaskin 13-day | Canoe | Aug 16-28

13Y Kananaskin 13-day | Hike | Aug 2-14 & Aug 16-28

13Y Kananaskin 13-day | Horse | Aug 16-28

14Y Pioneer 13-day | Hike (Mainsite) | Aug 2-14

15Y Pioneer 13-day | Hike (Gray Jay site) | Jul 5-17 & Aug 2-14

15Y Pioneer 13-day | Hike/Horse (Gray Jay site) | Aug 16-28

16Y Leadership 1 27-days | Canoe/Hike | Aug 2-28

16Y Leadership 1 27-days | Hike/Horse | Jul 5-31 & Aug 2-28

17Y Leadership in Training | Jul 23 – Aug 14 | Application

 

Read about all of our Summer Camps at our website. Did you know that we offer weekend programs, site rentals, weddings and more?

CONTACT US: 403-269-6156 or toll free 1-866-430-9622.

As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available through our Strong Kids Campaign to those who qualify.


Grade 6 Year End Event

EVITE

Calling all Grade 6 Members!!

Join us on June 12th from 5:00-8:00pm for a free year end celebration at YMCA Camp Riveredge! We will be offering free food, games, and activities for all of our grade 6 members to celebrate the end of their grade 6 year.

All are welcome to attend this fun, free event! Each branch will be offering transportation to and from Riveredge on the day of the event. We will be meeting at Eau Claire at 4:30 for the bus.

Registration is required; please be sure to fill out and return the Eau Claire Registration Form! If you are from another branch, forms will be posted to our Grade 6 Activity Page within the week.

Activities for our celebration will include:

  • Archery
  • Gaga Ball
  • Meet and Greet with Harvey the Hound
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Challenge Course
  • Wide Games

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sarah Thornton at 403-781-1685. We hope to see you all there!

Barcode:105800


Healthy Eating: Practical Tips, Tricks & Answers to Your Questions

On Wednesday, May 13 from 6-8pm Saddletowne YMCA will host a workshop called Fundamentals of Healthy Eating.

This workshop will offer very practical information with ideas, strategies and recipes that you can take home and put to use right away. Our presenter Cheryl Strachan, a registered dietitian, offers a very down to earth perspective that covers not only the ‘what & why’ but the ‘how’ of creating healthy eating habits with plenty of examples along the way and answers to all of the commonly asked questions & concerns.

Click this link to sneak-a-peak:

http://www.sweetspotnutrition.ca/ymca-workshop-05-13-15/

Register early by calling 403-237-2393 and quoting course# 102733.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 6-8pm
Saddletowne YMCA, Studio A
Members/Staff/Volunteers: $10
NonMembers: $15
Course#: 102733

 


Leadership 1 spots still available at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Spend an amazing month outdoors and improve your group leadership, risk management, and outdoor living skills on this 27-day program. Click here for a full description of our Leadership 1 programs.

Two options are available:

Leadership 1 – Hike and Horse – based from our Gray Jay site | 16Y

Share and develop your leadership skills with your group based out of our Gray Jay site in the mountain wilderness of Yaha Tinda (80 kilometers west of Sundre, Alberta). Learning from a four-day backpacking trip, your group then plans and leads a ten-day backpacking trip. Become an experienced horse-person; during a four-day horseback riding experience you will further develop your riding as well as your ability to lead and communicate. You will also assist in the daily operations of Gray Jay – meal preparation and cleaning, stable management, and site maintenance.

Leadership 1 – Canoe and Hike – based from our Mainsite | 16Y

Share and develop your leadership skills with your group based out of the camp’s main-site in the upper Bow Valley. Learning from a four-day backpacking trip, your group then plans and leads a ten-day backpacking trip. Learning and developing canoe skills in the Bow Valley, the group then plans their journey on the Kootenay River. These challenging adventures require your teamwork in goal setting, route planning and menu planning. Most importantly, these adventures include your own leadership contributions to the group and to the camp.

As with all of our YMCA programs, fee assistance is also available.

To register: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

Gray Jay HikeHorse lessons 2Bus with canoes


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