Helping kids to belong, grow, thrive, and lead for over 90 years. 

Operating year-round, Camp Chief Hector YMCA offers a unique camping and outdoor education experience. While programs typically focus on youth through our summer camps and 3-season outdoor schools, Camp Chief Hector also offers weekend programs for adults and families, as well as meeting and event facilities. 

Activities & Amenities Include:

  • Archery
  • High ropes & climbing tower
  • Adventure playground & community garden
  • Canoeing and lake activities
  • Horse corrals
  • Tipi & Yurt accommodations
  • Family weekends
  • Facility Rentals: conferences, reunions, retreats, special events and more! 

Summer Camp

boy climbing wall at camp

Overnight and day camp experiences for youth in the Bow Valley.

Registration for Summer Camp 2024 is now open! 

Camp Alumni

5 girls climbing on tree outside

Whether you attended Camp Chief Hector YMCA as a counsellor in 1989 or a camper in 2009, we want to stay connected with you. 

Love, Camp Campaign

camp girls

We are envisioning what is next for Camp as it approaches it centennial year.

Join us in raising $17 million to show Camp Chief Hector some love.

Family Getaway and Winter Escape Weekends

Family on canoe dock

Join us for a weekend of family fun at Camp Chief Hector YMCA!

Outdoor School

Happy Campers

Bring your classroom to the Bow Valley, and immerse your students in the outdoors at Camp Chief Hector.

Truth and Reconciliation

Lake Sunset

Since 2017, YMCA Calgary & Camp Chief Hector aim to strengthen our dedication to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and communities across Canada.

We know that the world changes every second and sometimes things come up. Read the Camp Chief Hector YMCA Cancellation Policy.

We would love to welcome to your group to camp through most of the year. We are unable to accommodate rental groups from the middle of June through to the end of August, as we operate one of the largest summer camp programs in Canada.

Common group rental types include:

  • Day and overnight group rentals, options for meals and activities.
  • Corporate retreats, options for meeting spaces, meals, activities, and rustic accommodation.
  • Very limited weekends available for special events including large family gatherings and weddings
    Custom built site rental options

Please send us an email: We look forward to working with you!

Camp Chief Hector is an accredited camp by the Alberta Camping Association

Camp Chief Hector YMCA is proud to be an accredited camp by the Alberta Camping Association. The Alberta Camping Association is the professional association and accreditation body for summer and youth camps in Alberta. They believe in the value of high quality, safe, inclusive, and fun camp experiences for all Albertans. 

To learn more, please click here.