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.”
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.
Questions about Camp Riveredge can be directed to Jessica or Christine at (403) 781-1667
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Please join us for Camp Riveredge’s Family Campfire.
This is a great opportunity to meet our staff, enjoy the great outdoors and to learn more about the unique activities and experiences offered at YMCA Camp Riveredge.
June 25, 2012 6:30pm- 8:00pm
Located right next to Sandy Beach Park in Southwest Calgary (1215 50 Avenue SW). Head to the parking lot at the corner of 50 Avenue and 14A street SW. Proceed down the hill and park in the second parking lot. When you get out of your car, walk South and you will see the Riveredge Welcome Tent.
Click HERE for the map and more information about Camp Riveredge.
Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you all there!
Hello all Riveredge Parents!
This is just a quick reminder that Riveredge Medical Forms are due on June 15th!
Click Here to open the medical form. Once completed, please attach a photo of your child and return it to the nearest YMCA location.
Thanks everyone, we look forward to seeing you this summer!
Not registered for Riveredge yet? Click Here for more information.
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