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Camp is turning 85 this year! Celebrate with us on September 20, 2015.

Celebrate Camp Chief Hector YMCA’s 85th Birthday!

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85th Anniversary Event

Sunday, September 20 | 2-7pm | Adults $15 | 15Y and under $10
Drop-in activities: Canoeing, Climbing Tower, the Animal Game, Archery, Site tours and more.
4:30pm BBQ and after-dinner Campfire

To register, call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622.

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Ever wanted to volunteer for Camp? We are looking for drivers to help get campers to and from their outtrips.

Volunteering with Camp Chief Hector YMCA provides meaningful experiences that contribute to our camping community. We are currently seeking Outtripping drivers looking to connect with current campers and staff by providing safe transportation to and from hike and canoe routes.

Find out more about Day-long drives and Long-drives.

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National Volunteer Week – April 12-18

National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank all the volunteers in our community.

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THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you.

More than 1,200 YMCA Calgary volunteers work together with YMCA staff to provide more than 100,000 hours of time and talent each year.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at any YMCA Calgary location or view Volunteer postings on YMCACalgary.org


Self-Care in Times of Stress

iStock_000040737660_DoubleWith the economy shifting around us, now more than ever, is the time to focus on the well-being of yourself and your family. YMCA Calgary is dedicated to providing programs and opportunities for Calgarians to stay active, manage stress and strengthen connections in our communities.

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate at the YMCA. If you have been impacted by job loss or other financial challenges and are unsure about continuing your membership, please talk to us about how we can accommodate you.

As always, our YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and adult-focused Opportunity Fund are also available to ensure that everyone has the ability to have a YMCA experience.

If you have questions, please contact our Membership Team or the General Manager of your YMCA location.


FREE Weekend in the Mountains for Flood affected families!

Camp Chief Hector YMCA is offering free weekends for ANYONE affected by the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods! 

Flood Relief Respite Weekends poster - 2015We are welcoming everyone affected by the 2013 floods, no matter how great or small, to spend a weekend at Camp Chief Hector YMCA to rejuvenate in the mountains.

Enjoy activities such as:

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • High and Low Ropes Courses
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bouldering and Climbing Wall
  • Massage Therapy is available

These weekends are FREE and are provided at no cost. Funding is generously provided by the Government of Alberta and are designed to encourage building strong relationships within your community.

For more information about the schedule and what to expect, click here.

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622  to register.


Camp Chief Hector YMCA | Open House

Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 1-3pm

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.

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.

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Help Us Make an Impact in Our Community

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The 2015 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign goal of raising $1.6 million will financially help over 20,000 children and youth access YMCA Calgary programming. This represents 1 in 5 children and youth served by YMCA Calgary.

Kids can help create strong communities for today and for the future, but only if they have the chance to reach their full potential. Your donation will ensure kids can participate in programs to live healthier, happier lives now, but also to grow into productive adults.

The economic impact of keeping our kids healthy and active is proven and documented.

$100 enables a family peace of mind as their child attends Camp Riveredge in a fun, nurturing and safe environment.

$500 can change a child’s life at our residential camp, Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

$1,000 ensures a whole family can enjoy the lasting benefits of regular physical activity at YMCA Calgary for a full year.

$5,000 can teach over 70 children how to swim, ensuring they learn life skills and stay safe.

$10,000 would provide funds for a basketball program to run for a full year, helping children and youth lead a healthy life and make new friends

Gifts of $1,000 or more includes entry into our Chairman’s Round Table program and annual recognition within YMCA Calgary.

YMCA programs vary from community to community but one thing is constant: Every kid deserves a chance and everyone is welcome.

Our goal is only achievable with your generous support. Learn about the ways to donate.


Camp Chief Hector YMCA Family weekend registration – March 3 and 5

Camp Chief Hector YMCA offers a weekend getaway for the entire family during the spring and fall. There are a variety of activities to choose from to create a unique outdoor experience. Participants can try things like horseback riding, hikes, canoeing, high ropes, group games, arts and crafts, climbing tower and evening campfires.

Family Weekends 2015

May 22 – 24 | Jun 5 – 7 – registration begins Mar 3, 8:30am

Sep 25 – 27 – registration begins Mar 5, 8:30am

Included in your Family Weekend registration:
Site Exploration Hike
A choice of two other registered activities
Drop-in activities
Meals
Accommodations in bunk beds
and fun times with your family and new friends!

Click here for all the details!

To register, call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 – Jot down preferred activities for each family member before calling for a quick and smooth registration process.

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