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Family Weekends at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Bring the whole family to one of our Family Weekends for some outdoor fun at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

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SPRING    

May       **Space still available**     Fri May 20, 7PM to Mon May 23, 2PM  – Victoria Day Weekend

Activities, Packing list, Schedule    Activity planning tool* (4-day weekend)

May                                                           Fri May 27, 7PM to Sun May 29, 2PM

June                                                          Fri Jun 10, 7PM to Sun Jun 12, 2PM

Activities, Packing list, Schedule      Activity planning tool*

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FALL         

September                                             Fri Sep 23 7PM to Sun Sep 25 2PM

Sept/October                                        Fri Sep 30 7PM to Sun Oct 2 2PM

Activities, Packing list, Schedule     Activity planning tool*

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3-day weekend           Adults $205 | 6-16Y  $135 | 3-5Y  $90 | 0-2Y  free
4-day weekend           Adults $310 | 6-16Y  $240 | 3-5Y  $135 | 0-2Y  free

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*Families are encouraged to pre-register for activities. Participants may choose to leave a time block open to take a walk, read a book, have a nap or enjoy a cup of tea. Scan and email your Activity planning tool to our office on the day you register for Family Weekend.

Register by telephone at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622.

 

Summer Camp


Grade 6 Year End Event

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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!

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Camp Riveredge – Nature in the City

Camp Riveredge Day Camp

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Fan Wu, Program Manager at Eau Claire YMCA, to chat about Camp Riveredge. Located in a gated area of Sandy Beach Park, YMCA Camp Riveredge is an outdoor camp inside the city.

Fan helps coordinate Riveredge Day Camps and says it’s one of Calgary’s best-kept secrets. It’s completely different from any other day camp in the city and is a completely unique experience for kids.

“It’s the stepping stone between YMCA branch day camps and YMCA Camp Chief Hector overnight camp,” Fan said.

Campers at Camp Riveredge day camps participate in a lot of the same activities as normal summer camps. Low ropes challenge courses, bouldering walls for low climbing, archery, field games, orienteering, crafts, campfire, canoeing and even tubing on the river. They have tipis for shelter and spend nearly all of their time outside.

“It’s a lot of fun for the kids,” Fan said. “It’s outdoors, away from video games and technology. It’s a great time of play.”

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Parent Kirsten Silcox has already signed her kids up for Camp Riveredge this summer after the fantastic experience they had last year.

“My two children attended Camp Riveredge for the first time last year. I had originally signed them up for a week in July and a week in August, they loved it so much I had to switch them from the YMCA swim camp so they could go for two more weeks.

They loved being outdoors, the crafts and especially the games! They came home every night singing songs they learned at campfire. I have signed them up again for several weeks this summer and they can’t wait to go. I would recommend this camp to all parents whose children have a love of the outdoors.”

“Getting kids to experience nature is really important,” Fan said. “This is an easy way to do that.”

YMCA Camp Riveredge day camps run for one or two week sessions throughout the summer. Children are divided into age groups from 6-15 years old. Camp runs from 8:30am-4:30pm and busing is available from YMCA Calgary locations from 7:30am with pick-up by 5:30pm.

Spaces are Still Available for Camp Riveredge Campers. Register your child today!
Call any YMCA Calgary location to register children for Camp Riveredge Day Camps.

Questions about Camp Riveredge can be directed to Jessica or Christine at (403) 781-1667
jessica.carrier@calgary.ymca.ca or christine.erkens@calgary.ymca.ca

 


Alberta Health Services Family Wellness Day

Alberta Health Services and YMCA are committed to supporting your well-being, including opportunities to be active and spend time with family and friends.

AHS staff can bring their family members for a day of fun at Camp Chief Hector in the beautiful Alberta Rocky Mountains. Activities include:

  • Canoeing
  • Challenge Course
  • Pony-petting
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Hiking / Guided tours
  • Healthy BBQ

Sunday, September 22  |  12:00-6:30pm (BBQ at 4:30pm)
Cost:  $15/person (children under 5 yrs – free)
BBQ Options:  Meat code – 87464 | Vegetarian code – 87465
Registration:  Register online or at any YMCA branch by Sept 13.


Space available at Camp Chief Hector YMCA for 10-11Y girls and boys

What is your 10-11 year old doing in August? How about an overnight camp at Camp Chief Hector YMCA?

6-day Mistaya – overnight hike option
Female                                  Male
Session E – Aug 4-9
Session F – Aug 11-16
Session G – Aug 18-23         Session G – Aug 18-30
Session H – Aug 25-30
Cost $585 + GST                  Cost $585 + GST

Program description available here.
Packing list available here.

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


Space available at Camp Chief Hector YMCA for 10-11Y girls and boys

What is your 10-11 year old doing in August? How about an overnight camp at Camp Chief Hector YMCA?

6-day Mistaya – overnight hike option
Female                                  Male
Session E – Aug 4-9
Session F – Aug 11-16
Session G – Aug 18-23         Session G – Aug 18-30
Session H – Aug 25-30
Cost $585 + GST                  Cost $585 + GST

Program description available here.
Packing list available here.

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


Fall Family Weekend at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Limited space still available!

Bring the whole family to camp for a weekend get-away this fall.
Fall Family Weekend
Sep 20, 7pm – Sep 22, 2pm

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 to register. Be ready with which activities each family member would like in each timeblock.

Visit our website for a list of activities, weekend schedule and more information.


Fall Family Weekend at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Limited space still available!

Bring the whole family to camp for a weekend get-away this fall.
Fall Family Weekend
Sep 20, 7pm – Sep 22, 2pm

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 to register. Be ready with which activities each family member would like in each timeblock.

Visit our website for a list of activities, weekend schedule and more information.


Family Weekend | Fall 2013 | Registration begins May 1

Bring the whole family to camp for a weekend get-away this fall.
Fall Family Weekend
Sep 20, 7pm – Sep 22, 2pm

Registration begins Wednesday May 1 at 8:30am by telephone. Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622. Be ready with which activities each family member would like in each timeblock.

Spaces will fill quickly so call the registration office first thing!
Visit our website for a list of activities, weekend schedule and more information.


Can’t wait for Summer Family Camp? Come to Family Weekend this Fall.

Bring the whole family to camp for a weekend getaway this fall. In response to a large waiting list for the already-full September dates, we have created another Family Weekend.

  • Family Weekend at Camp Chief Hector YMCA
  • Friday, October 26, 7pm – Sunday, October 28, 2pm
  • Adults $170 | 12-17Y $120 | 6-11Y $100 | 3-5Y $80 | 0-2Y free

There are a variety of activities to choose from to create a unique outdoor experience. Try things like high and low ropes courses, an interpretive hike, arts & crafts, climbing wall and evening campfires. Leave children ages three to five in our child care program when taking part in some activities. Fees include accommodations, meals and activities.

Click here for activity descriptions, schedule and packing list.

As with all YMCA Programs, financial assistance is available. Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 (toll free) to register or for more information.


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