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Bring the whole family to Camp!

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

 More details

Activity selection tool
 

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 to register

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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!

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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.

 


Family Wellness Day at the Saddletowne YMCA

Visit the Saddletowne YMCA Saturday, December 19th from 1:00-4:00 PM for our Community Wellness Day.  There will be games, activities and more throughout the afternoon, and access is FREE for everyone.

Click here for a full list of activities, and don’t forget to bring your bathing suit!


Weekend Preschool Classes

We are offering two awesome weekend programs for Preschoolers!

Imagination Station runs on Saturdays from 11:00 am -12:00 pm. Give your child the opportunity to explore both the preschool gym and the classroom with Imagination Station. A great introduction to a programmed setting.

Course Code: 86361   cost: M: $88 NM:$110 (cost will be prorated, meaning you will not pay for the first two classes)

We are also very excited to offer a second Billy Goats Climbing class on Sundays from 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm and Mondays from 3:30-4:30 pm. This class will run for the duration February.

First class: Monday, February 10th at 3:30 pm

Course code: 92991 M: $44 NM: $52

First class: Sunday, February 2nd at 12:00 pm

Course code: 92992 M: $44 NM: $52

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call

Preschool Director: Shay O’Brien: 403-537-2712

To register please call the Saddletowne Ymca front desk:

403-237-2393


Weekend Preschool Classes

We are offering two awesome weekend programs for Preschoolers!

Imagination Station runs on Saturdays from 11:00 am -12:00 pm. Give your child the opportunity to explore both the preschool gym and the classroom with Imagination Station. A great introduction to a programmed setting.

Course Code: 86361   cost: M: $88 NM:$110 (cost will be prorated, meaning you will not pay for the first two classes)

We are also very excited to offer a second Billy Goats Climbing class on Sundays from 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm and Mondays from 3:30-4:30 pm. This class will run for the duration February.

First class: Monday, February 10th at 3:30 pm

Course code: 92991 M: $44 NM: $52

First class: Sunday, February 2nd at 12:00 pm

Course code: 92992 M: $44 NM: $52

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call

Preschool Director: Shay O’Brien: 403-537-2712

To register please call the Saddletowne Ymca front desk:

403-237-2393


Shake It Up!

2014 is a great time to switch up your workout or wellness routine.  Whether you are a beginner, or are seasoned to your workout routine, a simple change of how you’re working out can really make a difference.

A routine is just that; the same thing every day, every week.  When working the same muscle groups in the same order and in the same way your body will learn this pattern and adapt to it; expecting it.  By changing the modality of training, you can shock your muscles and body systems which can once again achieving a higher rate of results, like you once did when you began your current routine.

At the YMCA, we try to offer a variety of options for all levels of fitness and experience. Programming, classes, and other wellness options are available to both members and non-members alike.

Getting Started

New to the Y?  Consider registering at Membership Services for a wellness appointment. Available to YMCA Members, a wellness appointment gives you an hour of personalized time with one of our certified wellness coaches.  The coach will help determine which course of activity is right for you, Coach Approach©, Fitlinxx, or Personal Training, as well as recommend any fitness classes that suit your interests and wellness goals.  Some group fitness classes that are geared towards beginner/intermediate level are:

Group Cycle*, Turn & Burn*, Step Fit*, YBO*, Muscle Works*, Barbell Blast*, Karma*, Cardio & Core*, Hi/Lo*, First Ascents Climbing, Shallow H2O Aqua-Fit*, Gentle H2O Aqua-Fit*, Yoga Passive – Stress Reduction & Meditation, Fusion, Zumba, Social Dance Level One (partner required), Belly Dance Level One, Triathlon Training, Individual Conditioning Level One, and Pilates Level One

The Fitness Veteran

As noted above, changing what, how and when you work out will definitely enhance results and help get you out of that workout rut.  Getting past that plateau and changing your routine will invigorate your workouts and reenergize you in a whole new way!  Try a group fitness class that interests you, climb out of that box you’re in and experience a whole new world!  Some fitness classes that are geared more towards intermediate/advanced level are:

Performance Cycle*, HEAT*, The Worx*, Cardio & Core, YBO Plus*, Cardio & Sculpt*, Hi/Lo*, Turn & Burn*, Yoga-Active, Yoga Level Two, Zumba, TRX, Metabolic Conditioning, Triathlon Training, Deep H2O Aqua-Fit*, Shallow H2O Aqua-Fit*, Appalachians Climbing, Individual Conditioning Level Two, Boxer’s Workout, and Pilates Level Two

Not a Member?

That’s OK, we’re happy to welcome you.  Options for non-members include any of our registered and drop-in programming, as well as Personal Training services.  If interested in a drop-in fitness class or open gym, badminton etc… simply pay the drop-in fee at Membership Services and come on in!

Good luck shaking it up, and please don’t be shy; ask us any questions you might have to ensure you’ve found the right fit for you!  It is important to note that everyone is welcome in any fitness class.  However, you will find you need to take advantage of modifications offered by the instructor and listen to your body.

*Denotes a drop-in fitness class, registration is required in all others.  The Fitness Flex Pass is available for most registered programs.  The Fitness Flex  Pass allows attendance to a registered class to try it out before committing to a full session, to ensure it’s right for you.

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Visit the YMCA Saddletowne Climbing Wall

By Nikol McDonald – Robart, Saddletowne YMCA Youth and Climbing Wall Director

If you have not yet been to the Saddletowne climbing wall, you do not know what you have been missing out on.  The Saddletowne climbing wall is currently open for climbing 7 days a week for programs and other climbing opportunities.

We are currently bringing lots of climbing education and awareness to the Northeast communities surrounding the Saddletowne YMCA.  Through our current climbing programs, new to climbing courses and open climbing times we are offering our members something new, something they have always wanted to try, something they can do with their family or just something great to do!

Climbing is quite the full body work out, an amazing confidence booster and a neat social opportunity for children, youth and adults.

It is exciting to announce that our current climbing members and program participants are continuing to grow into a solid climbing community of all ages and abilities.

The Saddletowne climbing wall staff and volunteers are firm believers that once we can get people into the climbing wall area to try climbing, we can provide them with an unbelievable climbing experience that will have them coming back to try to climb higher.  People who take part in our climbing wall will be more interested in the social and physical benefits of climbing.

The Saddletowne climbing wall has some really amazing staff and volunteers.

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of the wonderful staff who works on the Saddletowne Climbing wall.

Derek Eaton – Loker

Hailing from a small town in southern Ontario, Derek is a graduate of the Outdoor Adventure program at Algonquin College and the National Leadership School’s Yukon Instructor course.  Originally coming to Alberta to become a better white water canoeist, Derek fell in love with the mountains and has instead focused on hiking and climbing for the past 5 years.

Derek has worked for Camp Chielf Hector for 3 seasons before starting at the Saddletowne climbing wall.  Derek practices most styles of climbign including scrambling, traditional rock climbing, ice climbing and glacier mountaineering.  He is most at home on long trips into the wilderness and climbing on big mountains in the Rockies.  Derek is an ACMG climbing gym instructor and wilderness first responder; he is working towards becoming a hiking guide and outdoor climbing instructor.

Please stay tuned for more Bio’s coming this week from the Saddletowne climbing wall staff.

If you would like more information about Saddletowne’s climbing wall programs or hours, please visit our website @ ww.ymcacalgary.org

 

 


FREE Climbing Wall Orientation for Members (14Y & up)

NEW starting September 1st, YMCA Calgary offers members a FREE 1.5 hour course designed for beginners. Learn safety procedures, tying knots, top rope climbing and more. After the course, use three climbing walls at Shawnessy, Saddletowne and South Health Campus locations. Includes equipment. Check the facility schedule for open times. Members can register online or visit your local YMCA.

Climb Your Way to the Top

Learn to Climb

Interested in climbing?

The YMCA in the South Health Campus offers First Ascents Course, a one day course designed for beginners. You will learn how to top-rope climb (the basic form of roped rock climbing), safety procedures, belay technique, knot tying and how to use your equipment properly.

First Ascents run every Tuesday from 5:00-7:00pm.

Come talk to one of our member services staff to register.



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