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Earn 3 High School credits on horseback!

Camp Chief Hector YMCA and Canadian Rockies Public Schools are pleased to announce the second year of EQUINE LEADERSHIP 15; a three-credit course.

SEP 15-18 | Camp Chief Hector YMCA – Gray Jay site
SEP 29 – OCT 2 | Camp Chief Hector YMCA – mainsite

This exciting course combines leadership with horsemanship. Students will earn three Alberta High School credits for completing this experiential education program. Equine Leadership 15 is an engaging and dynamic opportunity for students to learn more about themselves, equine practices, the Alberta landscape and ecology, and local history through applied horsemanship and riding, leadership skill development, and team building. 

This four day program provides students with practical learning opportunities in horsemanship and riding skills, horse behaviour and herd dynamics, equine care practices, safety awareness and hazard mitigation, ethics and ecological impact of Leave No Trace, and the historical significance of horses in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

All learning activities and after-learning activity time are supervised by male and female YMCA staff and teachers. 

Learning activities are scheduled between 7:00am and 9:30pm with lights-out at 10:30 pm. Fees include shared, dormitory-style accommodations, instruction and meals. Participant families are responsible for transportation to and from Camp Chief Hector YMCA. 

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Email us: cchy@ymcacalgary.org
Call us: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

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Horsemanship Lessons

Camp Chief Hector YMCA if offering horseback riding lessons this spring! Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle.

  • At Camp Chief Hector YMCA at the base of the Rockies
  • Sundays: May 11 & 25, June 1 & 8* | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    *June15 will be an alternate date in case of inclement weather on a scheduled Sunday
  • 7 years and up (a fun activity to do with your kids!)
  • $140


For more information, or to register, please call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 (toll free).

Horseback Riding Lessons at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle.

Novice Riding Lessons
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Sept 8, 15, 22 & 29 *
2:30 – 4:00pm
7-11Y and 12Y-adult
* Alternate date if needed due to weather Oct 6

To register, call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 (toll free).

Wear boots with a 1/2 – 1″ heel. Helmets will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Camp Chief Hector YMCA. Click  for a map and directions.

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.

Horseback Riding lessons start this Sunday (May 5). Sign up today.

Camp Chief Hector YMCA if offering horseback riding lessons this spring! Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle at our Novice Western Riding Lessons.
Instruction includes: Grooming, tacking up, basic riding position and control at the walk & trot.

And, new this session! Novice II lessons – for those who have previously completed our novice lessons.
Instruction includes: Refining control at the walk and trot, building on basic horsemanship skills.

Lessons run 2:30-4:00pm on four Sundays: May 5, 12, 26 and June 2, 2013 (no lesson May 19). More information or to register: 403-269-6156 or toll free 1-866-430-9622.

Don’t forget! Registration begins February 1- Spring Family Weekends at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Bring the whole family to the Camp Chief Hector YMCA for a weekend get-away!

There are a variety of activities to choose from to create a unique holiday weekend. Family campers can try things like horseback riding, hikes, high and low ropes courses, group games, arts and crafts, a climbing wall and evening campfires. Our daily child care program enables parents to leave children ages three to five with us when taking part in some activities. Accommodations, activities and meals are included.

Family Weekends
May 10 – 12 | Fri 7pm – Sun 2pm
Jun 7 – 9 | Fri 7pm – Sun 2pm
Adults $180 | 12-17Y $125 | 6-11Y $105 | 3-5Y $80 | under 3 free
Registration begins Feb 1, 2013

Click here for all the details including pre-registered and drop-in activities, accomodation options, packing list and more.

To register or for more information, call 403-269-6156 or toll free 1-866-430-9622. Check out our Camp Chief Hector YMCA program guide for details on all our camps!