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Family Getaways

Family Getaways are a great way to unplug and reconnect with your family, yourself and nature. Your registration includes meals (served family-style), accommodations (in bunk beds) and some of our favourite camp activities!

See below for more details.

SPRING FAMILY GETAWAYS Registration begins March 19, 2019
May 10 – 12 Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM
June 7 – 9 Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM
FALL FAMILY GETAWAYS Registration begins March 19, 2019
Sep 27 – 29 Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM
Oct 4 – 6 Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM
WINTER FAMILY GETAWAYS Registration Date TBA
Jan 31 – Feb 2 Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM
FEES: Adults $215 | 3-16Y $145 | Under 3Y FREE
• Pre-register for: Kids Club Junior (3-5 years old) & Senior (6-9 years old). Spaces are limited, sign up soon!
ADD-ON ACTIVITY FEES:
Horseback Trail Ride $32 | Higher Ground (climbing tower, flying squirrel, High Ropes – Dangle-A-Maze, All-Aboard, Team Swing) $21
TO REGISTER:  403-269-6156   |   1-866-430-9622
WHAT TO BRING:  Click here for packing list
Financial Assistance Available
We understand the benefits of quality family time in the outdoors and want to make it as accessible as possible to families. If this seems like a great opportunity for your family but finances are a concern, please check out the following link to see if you qualify for funding from our Let’s Raise campaign.
Financial Assistance Application

Camp Chief Hector YMCA provides age-appropriate activities allowing families to choose to participate in as much or as little they’d like. If your younger one(s) would like to be a part of our Kids Club, they can explore with our staff while you adventure elsewhere (*requires registration as spaces are limited).

ACTIVITIES REQUIRING SIGN-UP
SATURDAY
DROP-IN ACTIVITIES – All ages
TRAIL RIDE – ages 10Y and up
(must be 10Y within calendar year)

  • All riders must be able to mount and dismount independently before going on the trail
  • Riders must be confident on a horse and be strong enough to steer the horse
  • Four (4) rides available with staggered start times – 9:30AM | 10AM | 1:30PM | 2PM
ARCHERY

  • use bows and arrows – aim for the bull’s eye
  • throw a spear farther using an Atlatl
HIGHER GROUND

Climbing Tower (*ages 6Y+) – 4-sided tower with multiple climbs for different skill levels

Flying Squirrel (*ages 6Y+)  – fly into the air as your team pulls you up!

Dangle-A-Maze (ages 10Y+) – work together to help each other climb ‘dangling’ X shaped boards that get progressively smaller and farther apart

Team-All-Aboard (ages 10Y+) – climb a post and work with their team to stand up at the same time on the wobbling platform

Team Swing (ages 10Y+) – work together to pull a team-mate high into the air for a swing of a lifetime!

Various time slots available:

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM| 11-12:15PM | 1:30-3PM

*must be 6Y within calendar year & able to fit safely into a harness

DAY HIKE

  • a full-day hike (bagged lunch provided) up Lookout Mountain to see the fabulous vistas including an aerial view of our site
HIGH ROPES – ages 10Y+
(must be 10Y within calendar year)

  • challenge yourself on elements such as Dangle-A-Maze or Team All Aboard
  • Four (4) times slots available – 9:30-11:45AM | 11-12:15PM | 1:30-3PM | 3:30-5PM
ARTS & CRAFTS / TIE-DYE

  • this session may include friendship bracelets, drawing, dream catchers, canvas painting
  • don’t forget to bring a white item to Tie Dye!
ANIMAL GAME – ages 5Y and up
(children under 12Y must be accompanied by an adult)

  • An All-Camp game that teaches participants about local food webs and the balance of eco-systems while participating in a large ‘hide-&-go-seek’ activity that is fun for ALL ages (also known as Predator vs. Prey)
  • All Animal Games are from 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
LAWN GAMES
(children under 12Y must be accompanied by an adult)

  • have fun playing backyard games such as Giant Yahtzee, Bocce ball, Kube, Ladder ball
EVENING ACTIVITIES SUNDAY MORNING ACTIVITIES
SUNDAY 9:30AM
DINNER – 5:30pm
CAMPFIRE – 6:30 – 7:30pm | Campfire Pit
CHILL-DREN TIME – 8 – 9:30pm | Old LodgeTEEN TIME – 8 – 9:30pm | Meet @ Campfire Pit
CAMP CHALLENGES – all ages

  • Challenge yourself with team-building initiatives, shelter building or learning to safely start a fire!
ADULT CONNECTION TIME – adults ONLY

  • Laughlin Lounge in BF Lodge
  • Beer and wine will be sold (Saturday evening) from 8-9:30PM
    Our liquor license prohibits any outside alcohol | Provincial Park rules around alcohol consumption also apply
  • Evening snacks provided by Camp
  • Parents must collect their children/teens by 9:30pm
SITE ADVENTURE – all ages

  • A 90-minute guided walk using our onsite trail system to navigate through some of the site’s natural highlights that could include forest, drumlins, ponds and lakes (wear trail shoes or runners)
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Clusters
Cozy indoor spaces with three dorm-rooms, a central common space and common gender-separated showers/toilets – a great option for 2 or 3 families who want to share
Each room sleeps 14 in seven bunk beds
Longhouse
Small, private rooms, common gender-separated showers/toilets down the hall
Each room sleeps four in two bunk beds
Tipi*
Large, canvas tipis with a fire pit for light and warmth, close to wash-stands – sharing is encouraged
Each tipi sleeps 10 in five bunk beds
Yurt*
Large, canvas, domed-roof structure with a wood-burning stove and skylight, close to wash-stands – sharing is encouraged
Sleeps 10 in five bunk beds
* Tipi and yurt-dwellers will be assigned specific indoor-shower/toilet facilities