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. Activities are parent supervised, allowing families to deepen their connections while having fun.
2017 Family Weekends
SPRING Space still available!
May Fri May 12, 7PM to Sun May 14, 2PM
May Fri May 26, 7PM to Sun May 28, 2PM
June Fri Jun 2, 7PM to Sun Jun 4, 2PM
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Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 to register
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
August 6 – 25, 2017
Cost: $1800 with $500 covered by Canada Council Scholarship
Student cost: $1300 + GST
Space is limited to 16
(Half will be First Nations, Metis or Inuit, and half Non-First Nations
with a gender equality amongst group)
This program is designed to bring High School students that are both First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Non-First Nations together with professional artists, teachers and Elders to work together to create a piece of theatre.
This will be a unique experience for all involved; the students, the artists and Elders, and will foster both your artistic and outdoor spirit. We are excited about the journey ahead and we hope you will join us!
Buffalo Belong is a program for any 17 or 18 year old who is interested in being apart of a theatre ensemble, doing vigorous theatre rehearsal, living in the outdoors and tackling the challenge of creating and performing a puppet –lantern performance that celebrates the Buffalo and their return to the National Parks. Students who are interested in learning more about the Buffalo and their role in the First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture and what they mean for all of us now.
Students do not need not to have experience in theatre, performance or the outdoors…however this is an asset. What is most important is that you are willing to learn, participate fully and to be a part of a group.
Sunday, May 28 | 2-4pm
Camp Chief Hector YMCA (our main site in the Bow Valley)
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.
Park at Bowfort Parking Lot – staff will be along the road to assist with parking.
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.
Do you have all the gear on the packing list for your camper’s session this summer? Need anything else? Backpacks, sleeping bags, rain gear, hiking boots, sleeping pads, ground sheets, headlamps, water bottles?
We are pleased to announce a Camp Chief Hector YMCA & MEC SALE NIGHT.
Wednesday May 24, 2017
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) | 830 10 Avenue SW, Calgary
6:30-7:30pm | Four 15-minute presentations on sleeping bags, backpacks, footwear and rain gear
7:00-9:00pm | Shopping time
10% off everything in store except already discounted items and Blundstone shoes.
The MEC Sale Night applies to CURRENTLY REGISTERED CAMPERS and their immediate family ONLY. A Camp Chief Hector YMCA staff member will be at the door to greet you, identify you on the registration list and issue you a MEC Sale Night WRISTBAND.
6:30pm | Sleeping Bags
6:45pm | Backpacks
7:00pm | Footwear
7:15pm | Rain Gear
NOTE: This event takes place at the Calgary (Downtown) MEC Store | 830 10 Avenue SW
NOTE: The 10% discount is available at the tills beginning at 7pm. You will be required to show your wristband at the till.
NOTE: Packing lists, available at the Camp Chief Hector YMCA website have a specific list of recommended clothing and equipment for each age and each program. Please bring the appropriate list with you.
Camp Chief Hector YMCA and Canadian Rockies Public Schools are pleased to announce the second year of EQUINE LEADERSHIP 15; a three-credit course.
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.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Horseback riding lessons
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
7Y-12Y | $140
Sundays | May 7, 14, 28 & Jun 4 | 2:30-4pm
(no lesson on May 21)
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.
Register online or by telephone: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7 – 8:30 PM.
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA
101 3 Street SW, Calgary
Join us on March 15 at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA for our annual Information Night. Find out about camp activities, meals, bedtimes, homesickness and more. Meet some camp leaders, and have your questions answered by the Camp Director.
– Slide Show
– Games for younger children (counsellor led)
We encourage new campers and their families to attend if they are in the Calgary area. Everyone is welcome! RSVP not required.
The Remington YMCA Child Development Centre opens July 1 and we anticipate that the Quarry Park Child Development Centre will open mid August 2016.
It has been great fun preparing the spaces to welcome children and we have greatly enjoyed getting to meet families during tours and orientation meetings.
We are excited to announce that bus transportation will be available to Douglasdale School for kindergarten-aged children attending both the Remington YMCA Child Development Centre and the Quarry Park Child Development Centre beginning Fall 2016.
Please contact us for more details:
Remington YMCA – Trisha Skinner, Childcare Director T 403-351-8287
Quarry Park Child Development Centre – Trudy Halvorsen, Childcare Manager T 403-351-6688
For more information about YMCA Calgary Child Development Centre please visit our website
YMCA Calgary is excited to be joining the vibrant community of Quarry Park in SE Calgary. With two new facilities opening this summer we are busy preparing to welcome new members and participants at both the Remington YMCA and the Quarry Park Child Development Centre.
We can’t wait to meet you and Calgary Neighbour Day gives us a perfect opportunity to say hi to our new neighbours.
When Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where Quarry Park Child Development Centre (10702- 18 Street SE)
Please drop by for some family fun. Activities include:
Guided tours of the facility
Play activities for the whole family
Activity sessions to get you moving and shaking
See you on June 18th!
By Wendy Anderson, Childcare Administration Director
My first day on the job this past week provided me with an opportunity to tour the Quarry Park Child Development Center. While still under construction it is clear to see each of the spaces and to imagine children at play. I was able to see the kitchen which will provide the children’s lunches and snack times. There is an indoor gym for children to experience indoor gross-motor play.
A large outdoor play area will feature landscaping, grass and a discovery trail for stroller walks and bike riding.
One feature I particularly enjoyed seeing was the Experience Studio (Below: Caryl Broen & Trudy Halvorsen in the Experience Studio). This space will provide lots of unique experiences to support YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum. I could really envision children baking their own cookies or working on a science project there.
It was great to see the centre as we prepare to welcome children to the facility mid August.
We are excited to also be preparing to open a second Child Development Centre in the Quarry Park community. Located in the Remington YMCA, this centre is scheduled to open early July. Like the Quarry Park Child Development Centre, the childcare centre will feature the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum. Children will be able to experience time in the on-site Calgary Public Library and utilize YMCA facilities including the pool and active play areas.
For more information about YMCA Childcare please visit our website at YMCA Calgary .
To enquire about our childcare programs please contact the Childcare Registration office at
(403) 351—6689 or email@example.com.
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