Come to our community wellness day!
Saturday October 3rd 2015 – 9:30am – 1pm
Non-profits and health & wellness businesses will have booths set up in the common area through the facility.
There will be a seminar focused on seniors as well as teddy bear activities throughout the complex for younger children, including the outdoor courtyard led by YMCA.
There will also be free admission to the YMCA.
Please note that registration is required for the senior events (call 403 290 5755) and those attending the teddy bear events should bring their favorite doll!
Hope to see you there!
The grade 6 launch party was a great success with lots of people coming to the facility and participating in different activities! Keep an eye out for more special event!
Octobers activity schedules for October will be up soon, for your individual facility please check here.
I can’t believe September is here already! It has been a busy summer for the YMCA Calgary LINC classes. Let’s see what everyone has been up to this summer.
Jackie’s South LINC class took a field trip to Fish Creek Park, where they had a traditional Canadian BBQ. The class had fun in the sun, ate delicious food, and learned a few things, too! For example, one of Jackie’s students said, “First, I think before we want to have outdoor activity, we should have plan and have a list. Second, I can see everyone help together to make a fire and clean up after finish activity.” Great tips!
After the BBQ, a student said, “This was the first time I had been celebrated at the park with my classmates in Canada. So I was very happy at that time.” Another student said, “Actually, that activity was just wow. We had lots of fun. Because of BBQ, we enjoyed foods. We played games, which was also fun.” Sounds like the first Canadian BBQ was a success!
Jessica’s LINC class at South Health Campus worked hard on a new Community Garden project. Students learned about what to grow in Calgary’s climate, and worked together to plant, water, and harvest their crops. One of Jessica’s students gave some feedback about the garden.
“The garden is a wonderful place which I rarely felt so before. Whenever I walk into the garden, I can not help being in a state of resembling intoxication by the fresh and fragrant air. Before touching the garden, I didn’t have any experience in how to handle a garden, but I am knowing more and more since I was attracted by the garden like watering, soil handling, etc.” – Helen
Meanwhile, Neelam’s North LINC class was busy creating Story Sacks and learning about the benefits of reading to kids. The students practiced their stories with kids from the YMCA Preschool and Childcare programs. Everyone had a blast! Great job!
Carly’s North LINC class went indoor rock-climbing, with the help of some awesome Saddletowne YMCA Volunteers! Carly’s class bravely climbed the wall, and some students even conquered a fear of heights. Osama, a young man from Pakistan, perfectly summed up the activity. “I so scared, my arms feel so weak and like jelly. I sweat so much, I thought my glasses fell off. My teacher and friends encourage and cheer for me, so I try a second time. The second time I feel like a king. I went more high than the first time. I am brave now.” Way to go, everybody!!
Soccer Summer Camps are Here
Did you know that Crowfoot YMCA offers a Soccer Development Summer Camp for ages 6-13? This week-long soccer development camp focusses on growing soccer skills through fitness activities, soccer skill development, cross-training, swimming, and games. With an emphasis on teamwork and a love of the game, this camp is sure to be a KICK with kids!
Additionally, Crowfoot YMCA offers a variety of other summer camps, including Creative Arts Camps, and Swimming Camps. Space is limited and filling up fast, so sign up today!
Course codes can be found here.
Register online or by visiting or calling Member Services at 403-547-6576. As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available through our Strong Kids Campaign to those who qualify.
All Sport One Day is an annual FREE day of sport discovery in June for children 6 to 12 years of age.
Check out all the fun free activities being offered at Saddletowne YMCA:
Saddletowne YMCA All Sports One Day Activity Schedule
Visit https://www.allsportoneday.ca/pages/home to register.
Registration opens May 25 at 9:00am!
Summer is one of the most active times of the year for many children and families. Outdoor activities increase as the days get longer. It is important for people to take the proper precautions with the rising temperatures and sun exposure throughout the day. Being active in the heat can be fun, but it can also pose a danger if you do not allow your body sufficient time to cool down. Here are a few ideas to beat the heat this summer:
- Drink plenty of water: It is important to stay hydrated. Make sure to carry a full water bottle with you at all times.
- Shower or bathe frequently in cool water: It will help you stay cool by lowering your body temperature and making you feel refreshed.
- Make sure to wear Sunscreen: Wear sunscreen as it helps keep ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin. Dressing in light, loose clothing that covers bare skin is another sun-safe move.
- Have a family swim: Find a local pool or splash pad to spend the afternoon at while keeping cool. Perhaps one of the local YMCA Calgary pools?
- Take advantage of the cooler times of the day for activities: Early mornings and later evenings are the best times for strenuous activity.
- Enjoy a cool treat: Ice cream, popsicles or freezies are enjoyable at any age. Or, try frozen fruit snacks such as grapes and bananas.
- Look for inside or shade activities: Arts and crafts, reading or a favourite family board game are a great way to take a break from the mid-day heat.
- Learn how to make a “do it yourself slip & slide“
- Don’t have a sprinkler at home? Make a “bottle blaster Sprinkler out of a 2L pop bottle” in a few easy steps
Summer fun for the entire family!
Crowfoot YMCA Summer Day Camps
There are still spots available at Crowfoot YMCA’s summer camps – sign up today! We offer a wide variety of active and engaging camps in a safe and fun environment. Specialty Day Camps focusing on Soccer, Creative Arts, Swimming, and Youth Leadership are also available. For a full description of the camps we offer, visit our website.
As of June 11th, 2015, the following camps still have room:
Tenderfoot, Ages 3-5:
Tenderfoot Camp: | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Tenderfoot Morning Camp: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 20-24 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 |
| Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Tenderfoot Afternoon Camp: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 20-24 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 |
| Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Tenderfoot Swim Option: | Jul. 20-31 | Aug. 4-14 | Aug. 17-28 |
Discoverers, Ages 6-7:
Discoverers Camp: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 20-24 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Discoverers Creative Art Option: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Discoverers Soccer Option: | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 24-28 |
Discoverers Swim Option: | Aug. 17-28 |
Explorers, Ages 8-9:
Explorers Camp: | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 24-28 |
Explorers Creative Art Option: | Jul. 13-17 | Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 24-28 |
Explorers Soccer Option: | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 24-28 |
Explorers Swim Option: | Jul. 6-17 | Jul. 20-31 | Aug. 4-14 | Aug. 17-28 |
Adventurers, Ages 10-11:
Adventurers Camp: | Aug. 4-7 |
Adventurers Creative Art Option: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 20-24 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 17-21 |
Adventurers Soccer Option: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 20-24 | Aug. 17-21 |
Adventurers Swim Option: | Jul. 20-31 | Aug. 4-14 |
Challengers, Ages 12-13:
Challengers Camp: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 20-24 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 || Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Challengers Soccer Option: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 20-24 | Aug. 17-21 |
Challengers Swim Option: | Jul. 6-17 | Jul. 20-31 | Aug. 4-14 | Aug. 17-28 |
Ultimate Leaders, Ages 14-15:
| Jul. 6-17 | Aug. 4-14 |
On June 29th, 30th & July 2nd and 3rd, we are running camp Dailies, which are one day camps with the same ages and options as the camps above (except Ultimate Leaders).
Course codes can be found here.
Register online or by visiting or calling Member Services at 403-547-6576.
As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available through our Strong Kids Campaign to those who qualify.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free annual community event hosted by YMCAs across Canada in June. An action-packed event for the entire family, YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on how healthy living can be fun and providing families with simple tips and resources to live healthy every day.
The YMCA believes healthy kids are the foundation and future of healthy communities. That’s why we offer programming and advocate year round for the healthy growth of children and youth in spirit, mind and body.
Click here for the Eau Claire YMCA Healthy Kids Day Schedule!
Click here for the South Health Campus YMCA Healthy Kids Day Schedule!
Click here for the Shawnessy YMCA Healthy Kids Day Schedule!
Click here for the Crowfoot YMCA Healthy Kids Day Schedule!
Stay tuned for more details and schedules.
Registration is Still Open!
Space is still available to join in the fun and get your run on.
This year join 2014 Calgary Marathon winner, Maria Zambrano!
Participate with your family and friends in the Strong Kids 5/10k and Family Fun Run! Sign-up as a team,support the YMCA and enjoy a fun and healthy event along the bank sof the Bow River. All proceeds help children and youth reach their potential!
Eau Claire YMCA | Saturday, May 2, 2015
5K and 10K Race 9:00am
1.5K Family Fun Run 10:30am
Adults $35 ($30 before March 1)
Youth (8Y –17Y) $20 ($15 before March 1)
Kids (7Y & under) $10 (includes t-shirt & medal)
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