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YMCA Kids In Motion 18th Annual Food Drive

YMCA Kids In Motion & Day Camps Food Drive

August 13, 2018 – August 17, 2018

This summer marks the 18th Annual YMCA Kids in Motion and Day camps Food Drive. During the week of August 13-17, campers will have the opportunity to explore philanthropy and learn the value of getting involved in the community during our Calgary Food Bank drive. Campers will visit local communities to deliver flyers and collect donations for the Calgary Inter Faith Food Bank.

Over the past 18 years YMCA Calgary has raised over 200,000 lbs of food. Last year campers supported local communities by collecting 10,620lbs!

If you’d like your camper to participate in our Calgary Food Bank drive, register them for an August 13-17 camp. This applies to all Camp YMCA camps which take place at all seven health and recreation locations.


*NEW* Family Outdoor School – Outdoor education for Homeschoolers

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.

Click HERE for full details

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

 


#NoPhoneFamilyDay

 

 

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.

Remington YMCA:

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

 

Shawnessy YMCA:

Family Yoga – 1:00-2:00pm

Family Climbing – 10:30am – 12:30pm

 

Saddletowne YMCA

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/


Camp Chief Hector YMCA – REGISTRATION Summer 2018

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.

BE INFORMED
Camp Descriptions are available at our website. Follow the link to registration information.
Be sure to read our TIPS and make your registration plans ahead of time.

QUESTIONS?
Contact us at cchy@ymcacalgary.org or 403-269-6156 | 1-866-430-9622


Are You Strong Enough to Support Strong Kids?

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!

Schedule

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.


Registration dates for Camp Chief Hector YMCA Summer 2018

It’s official!

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 cchy@ymcacalgary.org with any questions.


Volunteer with Youth at Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot!

Are you looking to engage within your community? Instruct a new sport or provide leadership? We are looking for volunteers to work with youth in a variety of programs! Instructors follow a curriculum which helps youth build fundamental skills through physical literacy. Instructors will utilize their own experience, creativity, leadership and help youth grow into themselves and their community. Instructors choose a program to lead, volunteer 1.5 hours/week, gain leadership skills and participate in valuable training!group-diverse-sitting-close_78817786

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Free Membership to the YMCA
  • Leadership experience
  • Looks great on your resume and we’d love to be your next reference!
  • Build a relationship with the YMCA – We may be your next dream job!

 

How to apply:

  • Fill out an application at the front desk or online.
  • Or contact David Francis to begin your volunteer journey with Melcor YMCA!

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