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.
Spring Program Registration is now open to everyone!
YMCA Calgary offers a variety of programs to accommodate all children, youth, adults and families. You do not need to be a YMCA member to sign-up for our programs. We strive to serve the community by offering programs to promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to help build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
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HOW TO REGISTER
Click the link below to register for Programs, view and change your YMCA account information (including linked memberships) and access your receipts.
New to online registration?
As a member, you ALREADY have an account. Contact your YMCA location for your login information or access Member Zone and Click Login > Forgot login information? to get started.
Please note: Members on Financial Assistance will not be able to receive a discounted rate on Programs through Member Zone. Please call or visit your YMCA location to register for programs.
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.
Check out this awesome creation from Lego free build yesterday!
There is Floor hockey tonight, Wednesdays 5 -6pm in gym 1.
Don’t forget to register for our launch party this Saturday from 1 to 3pm there will be loads of awesome activities for the whole family ! Course code #107011
As always check out the Grade 6 activity schedule for the month, each branch has their own and can be found here!
Thanks for reading and see hopefully you soon!
Stampede week is over, now what?
Stampede is a great time to get out and have a blast. The grounds are full of games, rides and best of all, tasty treats! With all the festivities and free pancake breakfasts, it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet, but that’s ok, it happens to the best of us 🙂
Now that Stampede is in the books for another year, it’s time to get back on track and start up on some healthy habits! Getting back on track doesn’t have to be overwhelming, just try to include small changes to your daily routine.
10 Ways to get back on track today
Try these 10 easy tips for finding a healthy balance in your daily routine:
-Try a short workout. It doesn’t have to be a long intense workout, even starting off with a 5-10 min workout is a good way to get back in the groove!
-Discover a new recipe. Try a new healthy recipe and enjoy a home cooked meal at home. Making your own food is often healthier and tastier than eating out.
-Drink plenty of water. Try to get the recommended 8 cups a day to see a difference!
-Track what you eat. It’s easy not to think about what you’re eating, but keep track of it and at the end of the day you’ll be able to see where you can make some improvements!
-Find a workout friend. Everything is more fun with a friend, even exercise! Working out with a friend keeps you motivated and pushes you to go further.
-Go for a walk. Every little step helps, especially when you work in an office where you sit for long stretches. It’s summer, so a walk in the park is always a nice way to spend your lunch.
-Stock your fridge with healthy food. If you fill your fridge and cupboards with healthy and delicious foods, you won’t be tempted to eat out.
-Do some yard work. Working in your garden or mowing the lawn is an easy way to burn calories and get some sunshine!
-Ride your bike. A bike ride can be as relaxing or invigorating as you want it to be. It’s a great low impact exercise and Calgary has tons of beautiful paths to ride and explore.
-Eat breakfast at home. Starting the day off right with a tasty and healthy breakfast can set the tone for your day. Try preparing something the night before to save you some time in your morning routine.
Take small steps at first, and build on them every day. Before you know it, you’ll be back on the track to a healthier you!
Eau Claire was BOOMING this past Friday as our Grade 6’s congregated on the third floor to celebrate the past 10 months we’ve spent together.
What a truly amazing year we’ve had! Between impromptu gaga ball face-offs, nutrition workshops, tournaments, dance parties, Lego sessions, and cooking classes, it seems we have done it all at the YMCA! This past Friday, we got all of our branches together for our Grade 6 Year End Celebration, and it was incredible! Even though we were rained out of our Riveredge site, we still managed to collect a whopping total of 122 grade 6 students under the Eau Claire roof!
After enjoying some pizza and veggies, we split off into groups and participated in a variety of different stations. All our grade sixes got to try a little bit of everything; from Lego, to Kin ball and team building, to the first ever YMCA dance-rap-karaoke party!
We even got to meet Harvey the Hound and former Flames defenceman, Rhett Warrener!
The best part was having all of our members come together and experience something new with their fellow branches. All of us were excited to be a part of something so different – and we ensured that everyone in the building knew it! We are the first cohort of Calgary YMCA’s Grade 6 members, and we made sure to sign this school year off with a bang!
Summer is just around the corner and we are all bustling with the exciting opportunities that await us! To find out more information on what your branch is doing this summer, take a look at our Activity Page or contact your Youth Coordinator!
Thanks again to all of our lovely grade 6 members who have made this year at the YMCA one of our most memorable! And thank you to all of our incredibly dedicated staff and volunteers as well as the Calgary Flames Foundation for Life for making this year happen! Without all of us – staff, members, and supporters alike – this year’s success would not have been possible!
Summer is one of the most active times of the year for many children and families. Outdoor activities increase as the days get longer. It is important for people to take the proper precautions with the rising temperatures and sun exposure throughout the day. Being active in the heat can be fun, but it can also pose a danger if you do not allow your body sufficient time to cool down. Here are a few ideas to beat the heat this summer:
- Drink plenty of water: It is important to stay hydrated. Make sure to carry a full water bottle with you at all times.
- Shower or bathe frequently in cool water: It will help you stay cool by lowering your body temperature and making you feel refreshed.
- Make sure to wear Sunscreen: Wear sunscreen as it helps keep ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin. Dressing in light, loose clothing that covers bare skin is another sun-safe move.
- Have a family swim: Find a local pool or splash pad to spend the afternoon at while keeping cool. Perhaps one of the local YMCA Calgary pools?
- Take advantage of the cooler times of the day for activities: Early mornings and later evenings are the best times for strenuous activity.
- Enjoy a cool treat: Ice cream, popsicles or freezies are enjoyable at any age. Or, try frozen fruit snacks such as grapes and bananas.
- Look for inside or shade activities: Arts and crafts, reading or a favourite family board game are a great way to take a break from the mid-day heat.
- Learn how to make a “do it yourself slip & slide“
- Don’t have a sprinkler at home? Make a “bottle blaster Sprinkler out of a 2L pop bottle” in a few easy steps
Summer fun for the entire family!
There are still spots available at Crowfoot YMCA’s summer camps – sign up today! We offer a wide variety of active and engaging camps in a safe and fun environment. Specialty Day Camps focusing on Soccer, Creative Arts, Swimming, and Youth Leadership are also available. For a full description of the camps we offer, visit our website.
As of June 11th, 2015, the following camps still have room:
Tenderfoot, Ages 3-5:
Tenderfoot Camp: | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Tenderfoot Morning Camp: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 20-24 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 |
| Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Tenderfoot Afternoon Camp: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 20-24 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 |
| Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Tenderfoot Swim Option: | Jul. 20-31 | Aug. 4-14 | Aug. 17-28 |
Discoverers, Ages 6-7:
Discoverers Camp: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 20-24 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 |
| Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Discoverers Creative Art Option: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 |
| Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Discoverers Soccer Option: | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 24-28 |
Discoverers Swim Option: | Aug. 17-28 |
Explorers, Ages 8-9:
Explorers Camp: | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 24-28 |
Explorers Creative Art Option: | Jul. 13-17 | Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 24-28 |
Explorers Soccer Option: | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 | Aug. 24-28 |
Explorers Swim Option: | Jul. 6-17 | Jul. 20-31 | Aug. 4-14 | Aug. 17-28 |
Adventurers, Ages 10-11:
Adventurers Camp: | Aug. 4-7 |
Adventurers Creative Art Option: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 20-24 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 17-21 |
Adventurers Soccer Option: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 20-24 | Aug. 17-21 |
Adventurers Swim Option: | Jul. 20-31 | Aug. 4-14 |
Challengers, Ages 12-13:
Challengers Camp: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 13-17 | Jul. 20-24 | Jul. 27-31 | Aug. 4-7 | Aug. 10-14 |
| Aug. 17-21 | Aug. 24-28 |
Challengers Soccer Option: | Jul. 6-10 | Jul. 20-24 | Aug. 17-21 |
Challengers Swim Option: | Jul. 6-17 | Jul. 20-31 | Aug. 4-14 | Aug. 17-28 |
Ultimate Leaders, Ages 14-15: | Jul. 6-17 | Aug. 4-14 |
Dailies: On June 29th, 30th & July 2nd and 3rd, we are running camp Dailies, which are one day camps with the same ages and options as the camps above (except Ultimate Leaders).
Course codes can be found here.
Register online or by visiting or calling Member Services at 403-547-6576.
As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available through our Strong Kids Campaign to those who qualify.
Register here or call us at 403-237-2393 to start your training!
A long time ago, in a gym far, far away…
A NEW PROGRAM
It is a period of training on their own.
Many youth, trying hard
to gain sport skills, play in the gym
getting ready to do battle
against a worthy opponent.
During the battle, the opponents
have managed to outplay
the youth and seem to have
an ultimate weapon, STRUCTURED
TRAINING, a valuable
addition giving them the power
to defeat many foes.
Persuaded by the desire to
do their best, the youth
look to the Saddletowne
YMCA to better their skills,
within the sports of soccer
and basketball, and restore
balance in the gym….
We have an exciting new opportunity coming to the Saddletowne YMCA!
This summer at the YMCA we are offering Sport Development Camps in basketball and soccer for youth between the ages of 10-15 years! Camps run Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Get an introduction to disciplined training, by building, developing and refining sport-specific skills with the help of a coach. This week-long sport development camp focusses on personal and group growth, and applies learning in a variety of fun and exciting environments. Through fitness activities, skill development, cross-training and games, campers will build their expertise. Fair play is important when developing a love of the game!
Read more information on our YMCA Sport Development Camps in the 2015 Spring/Summer Day Camp Guide. Pick your week, and choose your sport. We are offing both basketball and soccer options throughout the month of July.
The registration deadline is fast approaching.
Call 403-237-2393 or register online today!
Let us further develop a love of the game.
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