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Earn High School Credits on horseback!

Camp Chief Hector YMCA and Canadian Rockies Outdoor Learning Centre (Canadian Rockies Public Schools) are pleased to announce a new 3-credit program – EQUINE LEADERSHIP 15.

EQUINE LEADERSHIP 15 | 3-credit course | $435
Camp Chief Hector YMCA | Outdoor Schools
Sep 27—30, 2016 or Oct 4 –7, 2016

This exciting new course combines leadership with horsemanship. Alberta High School students can earn three credits for completing this experiential education opportunity. This course is an engaging and dynamic opportunity for students to learn more about themselves, our western landscape, ecology and shared history through horsemanship skills, leadership skill development and team building.

This four-day course provides hands-on learning opportunities in horsemanship skills, herd dynamics and management, horse care, trail riding skills, ethics of Leave no Trace, hazards awareness and mitigation.

Shared dorm accommodations (bunkbeds) and meals included.

Register by phone at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
(have your Alberta Student number ready)

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Bike camps at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Camp Chief Hector YMCA now offers a 13-day mountain biking camp for girls and boys. This overnight camp is for campers who are 10 years old.

Campers and counsellors will spend two days of their camp experience exploring our trails and surrounding natural areas. The group is introduced to the basics of mountain biking technique and simple bike maintenance and learns to manage the risks associated with travel on trails, group management and wildlife concerns. Over the course of their stay at camp, the group will set out on 4 half day rides, introducing and reviewing skills learned on each trip. This program is intended for novice riders.
These groups also go on a 3-day backpacking trip in Bow Valley Provincial Park.
Campers may participate in on-site activities such as the high ropes course and climbing tower, archery, waterfront canoeing, animal game, climbing, crafts, campfires and games.

Bicycles and helmets provided by Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

Space available for girls | Jul 17-29 and Jul 31-Aug 12
Space available for boys | Jul 3-15

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 to register.
Read about all of our overnight summer camps.
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Camp Chief Hector YMCA Information Night (Parents & Campers)

Join us on March 16 at Queen Elizabeth High School for our annual Information Night. Find out what your kids will be doing at summer camp, where they’ll be sleeping, meet some camp leaders, and have your questions answered by the Camp Director.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Presentation begins at 7pm (please arrive at 6:50pm).
Queen Elizabeth High School
512 18 Street NW, Calgary

We encourage new campers and their families to attend if they are in the Calgary area. Everyone is welcome! No reservation required.


Family Weekends at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Bring the whole family to one of our Family Weekends for some outdoor fun!

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SPRING    

May       **Space still available**     Fri May 20, 7PM to Mon May 23, 2PM  – Victoria Day Weekend

Activities, Packing list, Schedule    Activity planning tool* (4-day weekend)

May                                                           Fri May 27, 7PM to Sun May 29, 2PM

June                                                          Fri Jun 10, 7PM to Sun Jun 12, 2PM

Activities, Packing list, Schedule      Activity planning tool*

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FALL         

September                                             Fri Sep 23 7PM to Sun Sep 25 2PM

Sept/October                                        Fri Sep 30 7PM to Sun Oct 2 2PM

Activities, Packing list, Schedule     Activity planning tool*

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3-day weekend           Adults $205 | 6-16Y  $135 | 3-5Y  $90 | 0-2Y  free
4-day weekend           Adults $310 | 6-16Y  $240 | 3-5Y  $135 | 0-2Y  free

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*Families are encouraged to pre-register for activities. Participants may choose to leave a time block open to take a walk, read a book, have a nap or enjoy a cup of tea. Scan and email your Activity planning tool to our office on the day you register for Family Weekend.

Register by telephone at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622.

 


Wedding Weekend Open House Event – Sunday, September 28/16 – FREE entry with RSVP

This is an open invitation to view Camp Chief Hector YMCA’s Lodges for your wedding venue.

Both lodges will be set up to display your wedding reception with opportunities to see our accommodations, sample our food and tour the stunning scenery that will provide the back drop for your ceremony & photographs.

We will be open on Sunday, February 28 2016 from 10am until 4pm (Food samples 12pm-2pm).

Please RSVP to  john.boardman@calgary.ymca.ca with the time you intend to arrive on site and how many guests will be attending.

Directions to Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

See our listing at Eventective or Request a quote for your booking.


Winter Camp weekend | 10-13Y boys & girls

Come to camp in the winter!

Skate on Dew Drop Pond, carve ice from Lake Chilver and discover your camp during the winter. Play outside in the snow and on the ice – skate, hike and build snow forts. Then come inside to warm up and enjoy a satisfying meal. Bring warm clothes, skates and a helmet, bedding, toiletries and pyjamas. Bring nordic (cross-country) ski gear if you have it.

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Winter Camp | 10-13Y
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Jan 29 – 31, 2016 | 7pm Friday – 1pm Sunday
$215*

Fees include shared, indoor accommodations, meals, and activities.

*Return transportation is available from the Crowfoot YMCA in Calgary at no additional cost.

To register, call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622.


Summer 2016 – Session dates and prices now posted

Summer Camp 2016 registration is just around the corner.

Click here to find out:

How to register as a returning camper
How to register as a new camper
When to register
Where to register
What time registration starts
How deposits and payment schedules work

Camp descriptions and course barcodes coming soon!


Mark your calendars! Announcing registration dates for Summer Camp 2016 at Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

Camp Chief Hector YMCA

REGISTRATION DATES
SUMMER CAMP 2016
RETURNING CAMPERS and their siblings
CAMPS DATE METHOD
16Y
Leadership 1
Thursday November 26 On-line
◊ By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
7Y – 15Y
Camps starting July 31 onward, 2016 (AUGUST CAMPS)
Tuesday December 1 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
7Y – 15Y
Camps starting from July 3 to 24, 2016 (JULY CAMPS)
Thursday December 3 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Family Camp and Day Camps Monday December 7 By telephone ONLY
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Refer to our How to Register document for full instructions and tips.   
     
NEW CAMPERS –  YMCA Calgary members
All Camps 7Y – 16Y
(including Family Camp and Day Camps)
Tuesday December 8 By telephone ONLY
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
NEW CAMPERS –  Non-members
All Camps 7Y – 16Y
(including Family Camp and Day Camps)
Thursday December 10 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Refer to our How to Register document for full instructions and tips.      
Questions? Contact us at cchy@ymcacalgary.org or 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 (toll free).

Camp Chief Hector YMCA – Open House – May 29, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016 | 2*pm-4pm (* revised time)

This is a great opportunity to see our site with your campers, family or friends. The Camp Director and senior staff team will be available to answer questions.

Campers who are nervous about overnight camp will benefit greatly from this opportunity to see the Camp facilities and activity areas. For campers who are adjusting to a new environment, it is helpful to know what the camp will look like and recognize a familiar face from this event. For more information, please read our Homesickness and Preparing for Camp document.

Site tours leave regularly from Bowfort Lodge. Have a look inside a tipi. See our high ropes course, climbing tower, horse corrals and more. Try canoeing, arts & crafts, archery and pony petting.

RSVP not required. Directions to Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

 


Horseback riding lessons at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Horseback riding lessons | 7-8Y and 9-11Y
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Sundays | September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 | 2:30-4pm
$140

Instruction includes how to groom a horse (brushing, picking hooves), how to tack and untack (saddle & bridle), and basic riding skills in the arena. Time will be split evenly between horsemanship and riding. Participants will learn to feel comfortable around horses while having a fun learning experience.

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

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