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.
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.
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
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.
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
Family Yoga – 1:00-2:00pm
Family Climbing – 10:30am – 12:30pm
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/
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.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-269-6156 | 1-866-430-9622
Are you adventuresome? Do you love camping, canoeing, hiking, team-building and team-bonding, challenging yourself, and mentoring young campers?
Consider participating in the next Leaders in Training (LIT)/ Sac Dene 2018 adventure!
Join us at the Leaders-in-Training/Sac Dene information session on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 7:00- 8:30 pm at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA located at 101 3 St SW.
This info session will include a presentation from the 2017 Sac Dene participants and information about the 2018 application process.
Not for you? No problem. You probably know someone who would be interested. Feel free to share this information.
Questions? Contact us.
P: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
One day per week throughout the month of November there will be a “Strong Members” station set up at the Shawnessy 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 6:00-7:00am, 8:30-9:30am, and 5:30-6:30pm each day. Whether you come at the crack of dawn Mondays or dinner 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!
Wednesday November 1– Push Ups, reps per minute.
Thursday November 9– Skipping, reps per minute.
Friday November 17– Plank, seconds held.
Tuesday November 21– Expresso bike, timed race.
Monday November 27– Wall Sit, seconds held.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
This Calgary YMCA App will enhance your YMCA experience. Here are some of the features that you can enjoy:
- First choose your home branch (Example: Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot)
- See Facility information such as branch hours, location and contact information
- Set up your Membership Card under Check-in. Once you do this you can use your phone to scan in!!
- See the most up to date facility drop-in schedules. You also have the ability to set a reminder in your calendar to attend your favorite drop-in classes
- Review the most recent program guide
- Connect with us on Social Media via the App
- Receive facility notifications (ie. schedule changes, closures etc). Please see the attached information sheet to see how to ensure that you are only receiving notifications for the branches that you are interested in.
- Get updates on your Grade 6 Membership. View monthly calendar and posters for events.
If you have any questions or require further assistance with this App please feel free to pop into your branch and speak with a Member Services Representative.
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!
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:
Tis the season to be jolly! This year, support Melcor YMCA youth leadership programs with your Christmas tree purchase! Bring the spirit home by purchasing a YMCA Christmas Tree. Trees are available at the Melcor YMCA in Crowfoot. You may purchase a tree for $5.00 per foot. We will be selling trees from now and until we sell out!
Stop by the front desk for more information, call 403-547-6576 or look for the YMCA Leadership groups awaiting your donation in our lobby after school hours. Follow the Christmas music to find them! The proceeds from your purchase will allow our YMCA leaders to attend the Western Canadian Leadership Conference held in February and fund the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign! These leaders meet every week to gain skills and to give back within their communities!
We thank you for your generous support and we hope you find your perfect tree to light up your home during the holiday season!
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