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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)

Equine Leadership 15


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.

 


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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Space still available for overnight camps at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

As of May 27, the following camps still  have room:

MALES

10Y Mistaya 13-day | Traditional | Jul 5-17

10Y Mistaya 13-day | Mountain Bike | Jul 19-31 & Aug 2-14

11Y Mistaya 13-day | Trip to Gray Jay | Jul 5-17 & Jul 19-31

16Y Leadership 1 27-days | Hike/Horse | Jul 5-31 & Aug 2-28

17Y Leadership in Training | Jul 23 – Aug 14 | Application


FEMALES

10Y Mistaya 13-day | Mountain Bike | Jul 5-17

10Y Mistaya 13-day | Traditional | Aug 2-14

13Y Kananaskin 13-day | Canoe | Aug 16-28

13Y Kananaskin 13-day | Hike | Aug 2-14 & Aug 16-28

13Y Kananaskin 13-day | Horse | Aug 16-28

14Y Pioneer 13-day | Hike (Mainsite) | Aug 2-14

15Y Pioneer 13-day | Hike (Gray Jay site) | Jul 5-17 & Aug 2-14

15Y Pioneer 13-day | Hike/Horse (Gray Jay site) | Aug 16-28

16Y Leadership 1 27-days | Canoe/Hike | Aug 2-28

16Y Leadership 1 27-days | Hike/Horse | Jul 5-31 & Aug 2-28

17Y Leadership in Training | Jul 23 – Aug 14 | Application

 

Read about all of our Summer Camps at our website. Did you know that we offer weekend programs, site rentals, weddings and more?

CONTACT US: 403-269-6156 or toll free 1-866-430-9622.

As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available through our Strong Kids Campaign to those who qualify.


Horseback riding lessons at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Horseback riding lessons | 7-8Y and 9-11Y
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Sundays | May 10, 24, 31 and June 7 | 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.

June 14 will be used as an alternated date in case of inclement weather on a scheduled Sunday.
No class on the Sunday of Victoria Day weekend.

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

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Horsemanship Lessons

**September’s Horsemanship lessons are currently full and we are no longer accepting people for the waitlist. Please check back again in the Spring.

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

  • At Camp Chief Hector YMCA
  • Sundays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28*  | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    *October 5th will be an alternate date in case of inclement weather on a scheduled Sunday
  • 7 years and up
  • $140

Novice Riding Lessons Fall 2014


More spots added for 13-day Sr Shotungwa camp – July 7

One more group has been added to Session 1 – July 7-19 – for our very popular 13-day Sr Shotungwa program.

Campers in the Senior Shotungwa program learn about teamwork and horsemanship while having fun and exploring on foot and on horseback. Based out of our Gray Jay site, the Senior Shotungwa program includes many days learning about horses and riding in the arena and on the trail, as well as a four day backpacking trip.

Focusing on fun, friendship and responsibility, this 13-day program provides a wide range of horse-related opportunities. Campers will also participate in a 4-day backpacking trip. Senior Shotungwa campers are of all riding abilities and backgrounds and will participate in trail rides and basic arena lessons. Campers will learn about and help with horse care such as feeding, training, first aid, horse history, horse behaviour, and risk management. The Senior Shotungwa program is based out of the Camp Chief Hector YMCA’s Outpost (90km west of Sundre near Yaha Tinda), an area in Alberta that is well-known for spectacular riding. Campers will live in tipis at the Gray Jay site.

More details about Sr Shotungwa
To register: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Check availibility of all camps


Horseback Riding Lessons at YMCA

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

  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Basic riding position
  • Control at the walk & trot
  • Optional trail ride during final lesson

Lessons run 2:30-4:00pm for four Sundays starting September 9, 2012. More information or to register: 403-269-6156 or toll free 1-866-430-9622.


Horseback riding lessons – Sunday afternoons in September – register now

Novice Western Riding Lessons: Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle!

Instruction includes grooming and tacking-up, basic riding position and control at the walk and trot. Optional lope and/or trail ride during final lesson for those who are ready.

  • At Camp Chief Hector YMCA at the base of the Rockies
  • Sundays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30  |  2:30–4pm
  • 8–12Y and 13-17Y and 18Y+ (a fun activity to do with your kids!)
  • $140

More information and registration: 403-269-6156/1-866-430-9622 toll free or www.ymcacalgary.org


Horse lessons at Camp Chief Hector YMCA this fall

Novice Western Riding Lessons: Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle!

Instruction includes grooming and tacking-up, basic riding position and control at the walk and trot. Optional lope and/or trail ride during final lesson for those who are ready.

  • At Camp Chief Hector YMCA at the base of the Rockies
  • Sundays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30  |  2:30–4pm
  • 8–12Y and 13-17Y and 18Y+ (a fun activity to do with your kids!)
  • $140

More information and registration: 403-269-6156/1-866-430-9622 toll free or www.ymcacalgary.org


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