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Youth Programs at the Eau Claire YMCA

YMCA Calgary is dedicated to making sure our youth get the skills and experiences needed to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Through regular physical activity, organized sports, leadership and mentoring programs, YMCA programs will help develop you youth giving them a place to Belong, to Grow, to Thrive and to Lead.

Youth Programs include: Parkour, Soccer, Volleyball, Steve Nash Basketball, Floor Hockey, Badminton, Swim lessons, H20 Extreme, Recreational Swim Club

* Financial assistance is available.

Leadership Programs include: Jr. Lifeguard Club, Babysitting Certification, Leaders, Adventures, Leaders in Training, Active Y Kids.

* These programs are free of charge

Other options available for your youth to experience the Eau Claire YMCA –

Youth open basketball (supervised open basketball Saturdays 12-1pm)

Youth open badminton (Sundays 1-2pm)

Teen Night (ages 12-17 Fridays 7-10pm),

H20-Extreme (ages 8-12 Fridays 6-7pm).

Jr. Squash Drills (Ages 7-11 Saturdays 10-11am)

Aboriginal Active Life Drop-in (offered to Aboriginal youth ages 13 to 30, Tuesday evenings) For more information, contact the Aboriginal Community Outreach Coordinator at 403-537-1723.

*These opportunities are available free of charge for members and minimal drop in cost for non members.

For more information on these or any other programs please call – 403-269-6701

Saddletowne YMCA Volunteer Appreciation

Its volunteer appreciation week here at Saddletowne YMCA!  We would like to thank all of the special people who take time out of their days and evenings to help out and be a part of our YMCA family.  If it was not for people like yourselves we would be at a loss!

As a special thank you, Nikol’s Youth Leadership group has made a very special banner just for all the volunteers.  Come into the branch and check it out!


Change Agents Selected

Congratulations to Danielle Phillips and Selena Gignac, YMCA Calgary staff who have been selected as Canadian delegates for the Global Change Agent initiative.

The Global Change Agent initiative brings together a group of more than 200 young leaders from around the world to learn together, to lead together, and to work together on a worldwide effort coordinated by the World Alliance of YMCAs to empower young people and build strong communities worldwide. Through this program, Change Agents will receive specially‐designed leadership training and directly experience the global YMCA in action by attending two significant global events the YMCA Europe Festival in Prague, Czech Republic and the 2014 World Council in Estes Park, Colorado.

Free Youth Leadership Camps!

Ultimate Leaders is a FREE two week long summer day camp for youth aged 14-15 years designed to develop leadership skills and build confidence! Youth will spend their days swimming, playing games, working on art and volunteer-based projects as well as assisting with younger day camp groups! This program is the perfect stepping stone for youth looking to volunteer with future camps. All camps, including Ultimate Leaders, start July 3, 2012 but don’t wait, spots are filling up – register today by contacting your local branch!