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Leadership 1 spots still available at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Spend an amazing month outdoors and improve your group leadership, risk management, and outdoor living skills on this 27-day program. Click here for a full description of our Leadership 1 programs.

Two options are available:

Leadership 1 – Hike and Horse – based from our Gray Jay site | 16Y

Share and develop your leadership skills with your group based out of our Gray Jay site in the mountain wilderness of Yaha Tinda (80 kilometers west of Sundre, Alberta). Learning from a four-day backpacking trip, your group then plans and leads a ten-day backpacking trip. Become an experienced horse-person; during a four-day horseback riding experience you will further develop your riding as well as your ability to lead and communicate. You will also assist in the daily operations of Gray Jay – meal preparation and cleaning, stable management, and site maintenance.

Leadership 1 – Canoe and Hike – based from our Mainsite | 16Y

Share and develop your leadership skills with your group based out of the camp’s main-site in the upper Bow Valley. Learning from a four-day backpacking trip, your group then plans and leads a ten-day backpacking trip. Learning and developing canoe skills in the Bow Valley, the group then plans their journey on the Kootenay River. These challenging adventures require your teamwork in goal setting, route planning and menu planning. Most importantly, these adventures include your own leadership contributions to the group and to the camp.

As with all of our YMCA programs, fee assistance is also available.

To register: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

Gray Jay HikeHorse lessons 2Bus with canoes


Space available for 12 and 13 year olds at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

What is your 12-13 year old doing in August? How about an overnight camp at Camp Chief Hector YMCA?

13-day Kananaskin Hike option
Female                                  Male
Session 3 – Aug 4-16
Session 4 – Aug 18-30       Session 4 – Aug 18-30
Cost $1125 + GST              Cost $1125 + GST

Click here for Kananaskin Program Descriptions.
13-day Kananaskin Packing List.

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 to register or for more information.

As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available, for those who qualify, through our Opportunity Fund.


Space available for 12 and 13 year olds at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

What is your 12-13 year old doing in August? How about an overnight camp at Camp Chief Hector YMCA?

13-day Kananaskin Hike option
Female                                  Male
Session 3 – Aug 4-16
Session 4 – Aug 18-30       Session 4 – Aug 18-30
Cost $1125 + GST              Cost $1125 + GST

Click here for Kananaskin Program Descriptions.
13-day Kananaskin Packing List.

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 to register or for more information.

As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available, for those who qualify, through our Opportunity Fund.


Your Neighborhood Impacts Fitness Level

Wow! Check out this article on the Calgary Herald website that takes a really unique look at how the actual design of the neighborhood can truly impact the health & fitness levels of those living in the communities:

“As a young psychologist, James Sallis was interested in exploring the motivation behind getting people to exercise. But it wasn’t long before he discovered that existing theories designed to improve exercise adherence were, for the most part, ineffective.

It was then that he decided to approach exercise motivation from a different angle, namely how the environment we live in affects physical activity. He visited low-income neighbourhoods, typically hotbeds of inactivity, and noticed very few parks, recreation centres and fitness clubs. Sidewalks were also either nonexistent or in poor repair. And many of the residents considered their neighbourhood too dangerous to play outside, go for a walk or ride a bike.

“How do we motivate people to exercise if there are limited opportunities to be active,” he wondered.

Read the full article entitled How Fit is Your Neighborhood on the Calgary Herald website.


SE Calgary: Here We Come! New YMCA!

YMCA is proud to be a partner in the Wellness Centre at Calgary’s newest health facility: South Health Campus. The campus will connect hospital care with community services, like YMCA Calgary. General information about YMCA in the Wellness Centre at South Health Campus.

Location and Tour

At Deerfoot Trail & 196 Avenue SE, YMCA is a place for southeast residents to enjoy community, health, wellness & recreation opportunities.

Membership

Membership at YMCA in South Health campus includes:

  • Workout tracking with FitLinxxTM
  • Strength & conditioning centre
  • Indoor walking/running track
  • Wellness appointment
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Group fitness classes
  • And more

There are many benefits for the first 500 people who acquire membership between September 3–30 for YMCA in the South Health Campus:

  • Payment plan starts when YMCA in the South Health Campus opens—until then enjoy free access to the four Calgary YMCA locations
  • No YMCA joining fee
  • Five YMCA guest passes

How to Join

Visit any YMCA Calgary location or drop-by YMCA in the Wellness Centre in South Health Campus for full details. Click here to find out office hours at YMCA in South Health Campus.


YMCA soon in SE Calgary

YMCA is proud to be a partner in the Wellness Centre at Calgary’s newest health facility: South Health Campus. The campus will connect hospital care with community services, like YMCA Calgary. General information about YMCA in the Wellness Centre at South Health Campus.

Location and Tour

At Deerfoot Trail & 196 Avenue SE, YMCA is a place for southeast residents to enjoy community, health, wellness & recreation opportunities.

Membership

Membership at YMCA in South Health campus includes:

  • Workout tracking with FitLinxxTM
  • Strength & conditioning centre
  • Indoor walking/running track
  • Wellness appointment
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Group fitness classes
  • And more

There are many benefits for the first 500 people who acquire membership between September 3–30 for YMCA in the South Health Campus:

  • Payment plan starts when YMCA in the South Health Campus opens—until then enjoy free access to the four Calgary YMCA locations
  • No YMCA joining fee
  • Five YMCA guest passes

How to Join

Visit any YMCA Calgary location or drop-by YMCA in the Wellness Centre in South Health Campus for full details. Click here to find out office hours at YMCA in South Health Campus.


Looking for a camp for August 12-24? Camp Chief Hector YMCA has the following spaces…

As of 8 August 2012, the following camps still have space.

12-13Y
6-day Kananaskin – Female
Session H    Aug 19-24     (2 spots left)

12Y
13-day Kananaskin Traditional Program – Female
Session 4     Aug 12-24     (1 spot left)

13Y

13-day Kananaskin Hike – Female
Session 4     Aug 12-24     (3 spots left)

14Y
13-day Pioneer Hike/Tower Climb – Female
Session 4     Aug 12-24     (2 spots left)

Family Camp
Session H      Aug 19-24     (4 spots left – 1 family)

Call 403-269-6156 or toll free 866-430-9622 to register or for more information.


Art Space for Teens at YMCA

What are you doing Friday night? Join in Teen Night at Saddletowne YMCA for some creativity and fun!

Saddletowne YMCA Teen Night Art Space

Each Friday evening, during YMCA Teen Night, Saddletowne YMCA will be providing space for teens to draw and express creativity. Meet new friends in a safe and supportive setting or bring your current friends along for the fun.

Have time leftover after creating? Join in a game of basketball, go for a swim, soak in the hot tub, play ping pong and more! There is tons to do at YMCA Teen Night!


Space still available for Camp Chief Hector YMCA – Summer 2012

As of 4 July 2012, the following camps still have space available.

10Y
13-day Mistaya Traditional Program Female
Session 2     Jul 15-27

11Y
13-day Mistaya Traditional Program Female
Session 3     Jul 29-Aug 10

12-13Y

6-day Kananaskin – Female
Session H    Aug 19-24
6-day Kananaskin – Male
Session E     Jul 29-Aug 5

12Y
13-day Kananaskin Traditional Program – Female
Session 4     Aug 12-24

13Y

13-day Kananaskin Hike – Female
Session 4     Aug 12-24

16Y
27-day Leadership 1 Canoe – Male
Jul 29-Aug 24

Day Camps (bussing available from Canmore and Exshaw)
10-11Y – Eshguwin     Session D     Jul 23-27

Family Camp
Session G      Aug 12-17

Call 403-269-6156 or toll free 866-430-9622 to register or for more information.


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