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Air Quality Advisory Notice – YMCA Camps

UPDATE for Friday August 28

YMCA Camp Riveredge

Thank you for your ongoing understanding. The Air Quality Advisory remains poor for tomorrow, in the “High / Very High” range. On that basis we will repeat our contingency plan from Thursday.

The YMCA Camp Riveredge site will again remain closed on Friday 28th August and all  will continue to be provided at our Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA location.

All drop off and pick up locations and times will remain the same. If the Air Quality Index remains at six or below (Moderate) Campers will continue their activities both within the YMCA, and at the nearby Prince’s Island Park. Should the Index reach seven or above (High / Very High) the Campers will remain indoors, following a program similar in nature to our regular Daycamps. Using the Eau Claire YMCA as a temporary base for Riveredge allows us to respond more quickly to changing conditions.

Please continue to drop off and collect as normal, busses will be simply be redirected to Eau Claire. We understand the frustration and disappointment this continued closure will cause, but believe this remains the best solution for tomorrow.

YMCA Camp Riveredge has been providing an outdoor daycamp experience for over twenty years, and will continue to do so for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camp in July 2016!

 


 

UPDATE for Thursday, August 27:

YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE

Due to the ongoing Air Quality Advisories in Calgary, YMCA Camp Riveredge will remain closed on Thursday August 27th, and all programming will continue to be provided at our Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA location (downtown).

All drop off and pick up locations and times will remain the same. If the Air Quality Index remains at six or below (Moderate), campers will continue their activities both within the YMCA, and at the nearby Prince’s Island Park. Should the Index reach seven or above (High / Very High) the Campers will remain indoors, following a program similar in nature to our regular Day Camps.

Using the Eau Claire YMCA as a temporary base for YMCA Camp Riveredge allows us to respond more quickly to changing conditions. A decision will be made at 2.30pm tomorrow (Thursday) as to Friday. Our hope is that conditions continue to improve, and we will be able to return to the Riveredge site.

Please continue to drop off and collect as normal and busses will be simply be redirected to Eau Claire YMCA. We understand the frustration and disappointment this continued closure will cause, but believe this remains the best solution for tomorrow.

YMCA Camp Riveredge has been providing an outdoor Day Camp experience for over twenty years, and will continue to do so for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camp in July 2016!

Thank you.


 

Update for Wednesday, August 26:

YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE

Due to the continued forecast for poor air quality on Wednesday, we will be relocating our YMCA Camp Riveredge programs to the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA located downtown. Bussing will be provided from other branches, and from the Riveredge site. Please drop off / pick up at your normal time and location – including campers usually dropped off at Camp Riveredge.


 

Update for Tuesday, August 25:

Given the current Air Quality Advisory, YMCA Calgary is taking the following actions:

YMCA Camp Riveredge will close this afternoon. Campers who have regular scheduled bussing are being returned to their home branch and will join regular YMCA day camp programs. Pick up will be at the normal time and location. The parents of campers dropped off on site at Camp Riveredge are being contacted with further information. Campers will remain in the sheltered areas until pick-up.

  • YMCA Daycamps will continue as normal. Campers will remain indoors for the remainder of the day.
  • Camp Chief Hector YMCA will continue to operate as normal, with programming adjusted to limit outdoor physical exertion. Those campers with preexisting conditions have been identified and are being monitored regularly.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and implement changes as required. The Air Quality forecast for Wednesday shows an improvement in conditions, and so it is likely that all programs, including YMCA Camp Riveredge, will return to normal.


Camp Chief Hector – Summer 2015 Registration Dates

Registration dates for Summer Camp 2015 are as follows:

RETURNING CAMPERS – How to register

Thursday, November 20 | Leadership I | Online or by telephone | LDI Registration Tips
Tuesday, November 25 | August Camps | By telephone and In-person (see below)
Thursday, November 27 | July Camps | By telephone and In-person (see below)
Friday, November 28 | 6-day Family Camps and Day Camps | By telephone ONLY

NEW CAMPERS – How to register

All ages, all camps (including Day Camps and Family Camps)
Monday, December 1 | YMCA Calgary Members | By telephone ONLY
Wednesday, December 3 | Non-members | By telephone and In-person (see below)

  • In-person at YMCA Calgary branches (numbers are handed out at 5:30am when the facilities open – registration begins at 8:30am)
  • By telephone, 8:30am – 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

Summer Camp Session dates and prices.

For more information on how to register and our new cancellation policy, click here.

Visit the Summer Camp page of our website for program descriptions and barcodes. Having the camp barcode at the ready will make your registration faster.

Call us at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 or email us with any questions.


There is Still Room for your Child at Camp Chief Hector

As of July 21, the following camps still have availability:


MALES

12-13Y Kananaskin 6-day | Jul 27 – Aug 1

12Y Kananaskin 13-day Traditional | Aug 17 – 29

15Y Pioneer 13-day Hike | Aug 17 – 29

14-15Y Pioneer 13-day Hike/Horse Gray Jay | Aug 17 – 29

 

FEMALES

12-13Y Kananaskin 6-day | Aug 24 – 29

14Y Pioneer 13-day Hike | Aug 3 – 15

15Y Pioneer 13-day Hike Gray Jay | Aug 3 – 15

16Y Leadership 1 Gray Jay Hike/Horse | 27-days | Aug 3 – 29

 

CONTACT US: 403-269-6156 or toll free 1-866-430-9622 As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available to those who qualify.


Camp Chief Hector YMCA – New Camper registration

Registration dates for Summer Camp 2014 are as follows:

RETURNING CAMPERS

OVERNIGHT CAMPS, FAMILY CAMP and DAY CAMPS | registration now ongoing

NEW CAMPERS
All ages, all camps
Thursday, December 5 | YMCA Calgary Members | By telephone ONLY, 8:30am

Tuesday, December 10 | Non-members | By telephone and In-person (see below)

  • In-person at YMCA Calgary branches (numbers are handed out at 5:30am when the facilities open – registration begins at 8:30am)
  • By telephone, 8:30am – 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

Visit the Summer Camp page of our website for camp dates, program descriptions and barcodes. Having the camp barcode at the ready will make your registration faster.
Click here for information about HOW TO REGISTER.

Call us at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 or email us with any questions.

 


Camp Chief Hector YMCA – New Camper registration

Registration dates for Summer Camp 2014 are as follows:

RETURNING CAMPERS

OVERNIGHT CAMPS, FAMILY CAMP and DAY CAMPS | registration now ongoing

NEW CAMPERS
All ages, all camps
Thursday, December 5 | YMCA Calgary Members | By telephone ONLY, 8:30am

Tuesday, December 10 | Non-members | By telephone and In-person (see below)

  • In-person at YMCA Calgary branches (numbers are handed out at 5:30am when the facilities open – registration begins at 8:30am)
  • By telephone, 8:30am – 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

Visit the Summer Camp page of our website for camp dates, program descriptions and barcodes. Having the camp barcode at the ready will make your registration faster.
Click here for information about HOW TO REGISTER.

Call us at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 or email us with any questions.

 


Calgary’s Child Magazine Parent’s Choice Awards

Every year Calgary’s Child Magazine invites readers to cast their votes in the annual Parents’ Choice Awards for businesses in our community that provide support, service and fun for families.

When you vote for your favourites you could win a fabulous one-night getaway at the Delta Bow Valley Hotel in an upgraded Deluxe Room with full breakfast for two in the Elements Bistro. For more information about the Delta Bow Valley Hotel, visit deltabowvalley.com.

Tell Calgary’s Child Magazine which business or organization hosts your favourites. There are plenty of choices. Some of the categories include:
Day Camp
Residential Camp
Family Fitness facility
Family fun location
Preschool programs
Swimming pool
Teen programs

Please take a moment to vote online at bit.ly/parentschoiceawards so businesses that truly make Calgary a wonderful place to live will be recognized. The deadline to cast your ballot is December 31. 2013. Winners will be announced in January.

 

 


Teacher’s Convention Daycamps

Please note that YMCA Day Camps will be in all branches on both:
Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th to serve the teacher’s convention break. 

Due to these Day Camps, open gym at Shawnessy will be closed:
-Thursday, February 14 – 1:00-1:30pm
-Friday February 15 – 12:30-2:30pm

Day Camps will also be utilizing the Shawnessy pool (not closed to the public):
-Thursday February 14 – 2:00-2:45pm
-Friday February 15 – 3:00-3:45pm


Kettlebell Bootcamps Start This Week

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: Feb 8, 15, 22 & March 1 (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Children are simply happier and healthier when they experience the out-of-doors.

“Research shows that nature experiences significantly reduce children’s stress. Free play in natural areas enhances children’s cognitive flexibility, problem-solving ability, creativity, self-esteem, and self-discipline.”

Read the full American Camp Association article by Richard Louv, author of  Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and chairman of the Children & Nature Network (www.cnaturenet.org).


Teachers’ Convention and Spring Break Day Camp Registration Starts Tomorrow!

Registration opens tomorrow (January 1, 2013) for Teachers’ Convention and Spring Break Day Camps at all of the YMCA Calgary branches! Check out the program guide online at https://www.ymcacalgary.org/index.php?page=programs and contact Member Services at your nearest branch to register.

Teachers’ Convention Camps will take place February 14 and 15, 2013 at Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne and Shawnessy.

Spring Break Camps will take place March 25 to March 28, 2013 at Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne and Shawnessy and April 1 to April 5, 2013 at Eau Claire, Saddletowne and Shawnessy.


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