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YMCA Calgary

PICK YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP YMCA

CAMP RIVEREDGE

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCAcalgary.org


Explore, learn, and keep active this summer!

With seven health & recreation locations and two outdoor camps sites, we have plenty of spaces and places to keep your child busy this summer. Choose from multi-activity, sport-specific camps, outdoor and overnight camps—or try them all. We can keep your child active and unplugged all summer long!

Our Summer Camp Guide has Changed Our camp guide will still be informative, but will no longer include a full listing of dates, times and codes. Full program details can be accessed through YMCA Online, our online program search and registration system. Visit ymcacalgary.org/registration and click on the program tab to search for full camp details.

Get ready now to register your child for a fun and active summer.

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Mark the summer registration dates in your calendar CAMP LOCATION REGISTRATION DATE

Camp YMCA

All seven Health & Recreation Locations

Thursday, February 1

Camp Riveredge

Sandy Beach Park (SW Calgary)

Thursday, February 1

Camp Chief Hector Bow Valley Provincial Park (west of Calgary)

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December 2017 (registration is ongoing)

Get set up on YMCA Online to register online

Set up a YMCA Online account to register online (it takes 48 hours to receive your login information) at ymcacalgary.org/registration. Registration can also be completed in-person or over the phone.

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Find the right camp for your child – BEFORE registration day

It’s helpful to take a note of the program (and corresponding code) prior to registration.


SEARCH & REGISTER for camps online CLICK ON ANY OF THE PAGE HEADINGS IN THIS GUIDE

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VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION

SEARCH FIND PROGRAMS DETAILS SUCH AS CAMP NAMES, DATES, TIMES AND CODES

SEARCH BY CAMP TYPE AND AGE

CLICK ON THE PROGRAM TAB

CLICK ON ONE OF THE CATEGORIES BELOW For Camp Chief Hector camps For Camp YMCA and Camp Riveredge camps

SEARCH

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BY CAMP NAME OR KEY WORDS (SUCH AS AGE CATEGORY, “ADVENTURERS,” “CHALLENGERS”, ETC.) BY TYPING INTO THE BLANK FIELD

TIP: Typing the camp names and age categories listed in the charts on this guide's program pages will get you directly to the camp you are looking for

REGISTER ONCE YOU FIND YOUR DESIRED CAMP CLICK ON THE SHOPPING CART SYMBOL TO ADD TO YOUR SELECTION(S).

Registration can also be completed by phone or in person at any YMCA location. Visit ymcacalgary.org/locations for all location contact information.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A YMCA ONLINE ACCOUNT TO REGISTER ONLINE. LEARN HOW TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT ON PREVIOUS PAGE.


HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS SUMMER!

Our Camp Counsellors are ready & waiting

Our qualified counsellors have a passion for working with children and youth. Their mission is to make camp fun, safe and beneficial for all campers. Each counsellor has training in healthy child development, first aid and CPR certifications and a valid police clearance. In addition, they have completed 32 hours of training in physical literacy, health & safety, program planning for healthy child development, and more. Our Outdoor Camp Counsellors have also completed extensive wilderness training and certification, ensuring all campers enjoy a fun and safe camp experience.

Is your child interested in becoming a camp counsellor or leader one day? Our older campers get to explore and practice leadership skills! We also offer leader in training camps that give campers specific skills to become a camp counsellor.

COMMUNITY LOVE YOUR WEEK August 13 -17

Helping everyday campers become community leaders! During the week of August 13-17 campers will have the opportunity to explore philanthropy and learn the value of getting involved in the community during our Calgary Food Bank drive. Campers will visit local communities to collect donations for the Calgary Inter Faith Food Bank. Over the past 18 years YMCA Calgary has raised over 200,000 lbs of food. Last year campers supported local communities by collecting 10,620 lbs! If you’d like your camper to participate in our Calgary Food Bank drive, register them for an August 13-17 camp. It applies to all Camp YMCA and Camp Riveredge camps.

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GET READY TO REGISTER ONLINE. VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT


CONTENTS ABOUT OUR FACILITIES (features and locations)

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CAMP YMCA

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CAMP RIVEREDGE

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CAMP CHIEF HECTOR

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SEND A KID TO CAMP THIS SUMMER! Did you know in 2017, donors supported 1,220 camp experiences for kids that otherwise could not afford it? Make a child’s summer or find out more at www.ymcacalgary.org/donate-ymca/

FOR A FULL LIST OF PROGRAMS AND PRICING, PLEASE VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION

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FACILITY FEATURES / AMENITIES SOUTHEAST

SOUTHWEST

NORTHEAST

NORTHWEST

REMINGTON YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

QUARRY PARK CHILDCARE

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

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MELCOR AT CROWFOOT YMCA

SHANE HOMES YMCA

CAMP LOCATIONS

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR

CAMP RIVEREDGE

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SEND A KID TO CAMP THIS SUMMER! Did you know in 2017, donors supported 1,220 camp experiences for kids that otherwise could not afford it? Make a child’s summer or find out more at www.ymcacalgary.org/donate-ymca/

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GET READY TO REGISTER ONLINE. VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT


LOCATIONS & FACILITIES GRAY JAY OUTDOOR CAMP SITE

SHANE HOMES YMCA SHANE HOMES YMCA OPENING JAANUARY 15, 2018 ATIN ROCKY RIDGE ROCKY RIDGE MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCA

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE

YMCA Calgary Facility

REMINGTON YMCA

NEW YMCA Calgary Facility Site

YMCA Childcare Centres

COMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAM SITES Youth Engagement Programs After-school (critical hours) Programs

SHAWNESSY YMCA

Indigenous Programs

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

Leadership Programs Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

OPENING 2019 SETON

Summer Programs (KIM and YMAP Youth Leadership Programs)

FOR A FULL LIST OF PROGRAMS AND PRICING, PLEASE VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION

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CAMP YMCA

CLICK TO SEARCH & REGISTER!

SEE PAGE THREE FOR TIPS ON HOW TO SEARCH AND REGISTER ONLINE

ABOUT CAMP YMCA CAMPS CAMP YMCA camps take place at all SEVEN health & fitness locations (see page 6 for locations and amenities). There are three types of camps offered.

MULTI-ACTIVITY CAMPS Multiple activities multiply the fun during these active camps. Campers will play sports, jump in the pool, get artsy, and participate in a variety of traditional camp games both in and out of the facility. They'll play court sports and enjoy a recreational swim each day (except for field trip days)! Each age group will enjoy activities appropriate for their developmental age. An off-site field trip is included with each week-long camp

BASKETBALL & SOCCER CAMPS Our basketball and soccer camps focus on skill development and building fitness through crosstraining. Participants will get lots of practice and game play while they learn strategy, sportsmanship, practice team work and develop an even greater love of the game. The only prerequisite in these inclusive, non-intimidating camps is an interest in the sport!

MULTI-ACTIVITY CAMPS, with option Does your child have a special interest in swimming, climbing or drama, but would still love the variety of our Multi-Activity Camps? Our Multi-Activity, With Option camps will give your child a little extra time in their chosen option. SWIM OPTION Includes a daily 30-minute YMCA swim lesson by a certified instructor. Campers will be placed in the a YMCA Swim level that fits their skill level. Only available with 2-week camps. CLIMBING OPTION Includes daily time on the climbing wall with a certified climbing instructor. Campers will learn about safety, goal setting and perseverance. They will develop knot tying and communication skills and challenge themselves on new routes on both the climbing and bouldering walls ARTS OPTION Includes specialized classes in the arts. Participants can choose from a selection of Dance, Drama, Visual Arts and Circus time! Offered to Tenderfeet, Discoverers, Explorers, Adventurers, and Challengers. Available at the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.! An off-site field trip is included with each one & two-week camp.

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Half day, full day, one week and two week camps are offered all summer. One-day camps (aka Dailies) are offered during the last week of August.

CAMP HOURS

Half Day: 8:30 - 11:30 pm/1:30 pm - 4:30 pm* Full Day: 8:30 - 4:30 pm

*Half day camps are available to Tenderfeet campers only PRE & POST CARE HOURS Pre-care: 7:30 - 8:30 am Post-care: 4:30 - 5:30 pm FIELD TRIPS Our field trip locations will be determined closer to the summer and will be announced prior to your child's camp start date. Last year we visited many fun locations including the Calgary Corn Maze, the Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark and more! All field trip destinations are inspected and vetted by YMCA staff to ensure that all campers have an engaging, fun and safe experience.

LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY WEEK! During the week of August 13 - 17, all campers will participate in a Calgary Food Bank Drive. Get the details on page 4 BEFORE you register.

 WE TAKE WATER SAFETY SERIOUSLY.

Each camper is swim tested by a qualified lifeguard on their first visit to the pool. This will ensure each child has a safe visit to the pool, regardless of their swim skill/ experience. Campers are carefully supervised during each pool visit.

GET READY TO REGISTER ONLINE. VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT


MULTI-ACTIVITY CAMPS & MULTI-ACTIVITY CAMPS, WITH OPTION SOUTHEAST

SOUTHWEST

NORTHEAST

NORTHWEST

REMINGTON YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

MELCOR AT CROWFOOT YMCA

SHANE HOMES YMCA

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* Tenderfeet campers must be 4 years or older to attend full day camps. Half day camps are availble for Tenderfeet campers who are ages 3 years and older.

BASKETBALL & SOCCER CAMPS SOUTHEAST REMINGTON YMCA U10 SOCCER CAMP (8-9Y)

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SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

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GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

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HOW DO KIDS PROGRESS THROUGH OUR CAMP LEVELS? Our camps are different at each developmental stage. Keeping with our mission to promote the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of individuals and foster a sense of responsibility in the community, the following concepts are introduced through fun and engaging games and play. Your camper won’t even notice they’re learning at the same time!

TENDERFEET

DISCOVERERS

EXPLORERS

ADVENTURERS

CHALLENGERS

ULTIMATE LEADERS

learn about themselves and develop social skills with a strong emphasis on learning through play.

are introduced to more challenging activities that promote responsibility and will learn about themselves and others through teamwork.

are introduced to leadership, teamwork and effective communication. They will learn about health and wellness through games and discussions.

focus on developing complex leadership, communication and team skills. They get involved in programming decisions (what games and activities they’ll play), are introduced to philanthropy, and learn responsibility through independence and leadership.

focus on leadership. They will get further involved in programming decisions, philanthropy, and incorporating health and wellness into every activity. They will learn to understand the importance of self and others and develop selfconfidence.

learn to become great leaders while they take an active role in leading young campers.They become independent and practice the responsibilities of becoming an active community leader and camp counsellor.

All activities are developmentally appropriate, have progressive challenge, and help build physical literacy. Our camps help kids belong, grow, thrive and lead!

FOR A FULL LIST OF PROGRAMS AND PRICING, PLEASE VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION

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CAMP RIVEREDGE ABOUT CAMP RIVEREDGE CAMPS

CLICK TO SEARCH & REGISTER! SEE PAGE 3 FOR TIPS ON HOW TO SEARCH AND REGISTER ONLINE

CAMP Riveredge camps take place at Sandy Beach Park located in Calgary's southwest. OUTDOOR DAY CAMPS At Camp Riveredge, campers will experience a fully outdoor camp—right in the city! Packed with full days of adventure, campers will try out the low ropes, challenge course, bouldering cube and archery range. They’ll participate in active camp games, build a team shelter and spend lots of time exploring forests and wide-open spaces. Full days immersed in the natural world will provide many meaningful opportunities and loads fun!

INSIDER TIP

Camp Riveredge is a great stepping stone to overnight camps at Camp Chief Hector.

All camps include some of the same activities, but are modified for each developmental stage to keep camp fun, engaging and challenging for all ages.

BUS SERVICE

BIKE CAMPS Campers will enjoy the fun activities at Camp Riveredge and experience some of Calgary's fantastic trail network around Sandy Beach area—on wheels! The one week camp will cover topics such as trails and navigation, cycle safety including traffic awareness, personal protection, hand signals and correct bicycle maintenance, bike repairs and adjustments, and riding techniques for different terrain.

Bus service is offered to and from Camp Riveredge from the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA, Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot, Saddletowne YMCA, and Shawnessy YMCA locations at an additional cost. Bike Camp participants must be dropped off with their bike on Mondays and picked up on Fridays. They may use the bus service from Tuesday - Thursday.

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GET READY TO REGISTER ONLINE. VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT


BIKE CAMPS

OUTDOOR DAY CAMPS

DURATION

DURATION ONE WEEK

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HOW DO KIDS PROGRESS THROUGH OUR CAMP LEVELS? Our camps are different at each developmental stage. Along with all the fun camp activities, we begin to introduce life, physical and leadership skills through fun and engaging games and play. Your camper will have so much fun, they won’t even notice they’re learning at the same time!

MERLINS are introduced to more challenging activities that promote responsibility and will learn about themselves and others through teamwork.

HAWKS

FALCONS

EAGLES

LEADERSHIP

are introduced to leadership, teamwork and effective communication. They will learn about health and wellness through games and discussions.

focus on developing complex leadership, communication and team skills. They get involved in programming decisions (what games and activities they’ll play), are introduced to philanthropy, and learn responsibility through independence and leadership.

focus on leadership. They will get further involved in programming decisions, philanthropy, and incorporating health and wellness into every activity. They will learn to understand the importance of self and others and develop selfconfidence.

learn to become great leaders while they take an active role in leading young campers.They become independent and practice the responsibilities of becoming an active community leader and camp counsellor.

CAMP HOURS 8:30-4:30pm *If your camper is riding the bus, you can check in as early as 7:30-8:15pm and pick-up as late as 5:00-5:30pm.

All activities are developmentally appropriate, have progressive challenge, and help build physical literacy. Our camps help kids belong, grow, thrive and lead!

BIKE STORAGE Bike camp participants may store their bikes at Camp Riveredge during the week. Please note, campers cannot take bikes on the bus.

BUS BOOKING Bus transportation to and from Riveredge is available at Eau Claire, Crowfoot and Shawnessy locations. Bus transportation must be booked over the phone or in person. Call or visit any YMCA location to book.

SEND A KID TO CAMP THIS SUMMER! Did you know in 2017, donors supported 1,220 camp experiences for kids that otherwise could not afford it? Make a child’s summer or find out more at www.ymcacalgary.org/donate-ymca/

FOR A FULL LIST OF PROGRAMS AND PRICING, PLEASE VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION

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CAMP CHIEF HECTOR ABOUT CAMP CHIEF HECTOR CAMPS

CLICK TO SEARCH & REGISTER! SEE PAGE THREE FOR TIPS ON HOW TO SEARCH AND REGISTER ONLINE

 NEW CAMPERS MUST REGISTER BY PHONE

Located just an hour outside of Calgary in Bow Valley Wildlands Provincial Park, Camp Chief Hector provides a rich ecosystem for children and youth to learn and grow through nature. This fun outdoor camp promotes independence and individual growth through group development and challenge.

 CAMP REGISTRATION

Your child will explore nature and participate in many on-site activities including: canoe, swimming, archery, climbing on the high-ropes, challenge course, rock climbing wall and will get creative in the adventure park. They’ll enjoy camp songs and campfires in the evening before they hit their sleeping bag for a much needed sleep. An experience not to be missed!

RETURNING CAMPERS can register online or by phone. NEW CAMPERS must register by phone.

and length of camp vary between age Activities groups. Please visit ymcacalgary.org for more details.

CONTACT US at: 403-269-6156 1-866-430-9622 cchy@ymcacalgary.org

OVERNIGHT CAMP BUS SERVICE (free of charge) BUS SERVICE A bus service is offered to and from camp for both overnight and day campers.

CAMP DESTINATION

PICK UP/DROP OFF LOCATION(s)

OPTIONAL/NOT OPTIONAL

Camp Chief Hector Main Site

Shawnessy & Shane Homes YMCA

Optional

Gray Jay Site

Shane Homes YMCA

Not Optional (no parent

drop off on site)

DAY CAMP BUS SERVICE (additional charge)

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CAMP DESTINATION

PICK UP/DROP OFF LOCATION(s)

OPTIONAL/NOT OPTIONAL

Camp Chief Hector Main Site

Canmore & Exshaw

Optional

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CAMP CHIEF HECTOR SITE (OVERNIGHT AND DAY CAMPS) LENGTH OF CAMP DAY CAMP (5 DAYS) DAY CAMPS 6-9Y

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ACCOMMODATIONS ONE MONTH

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FAMILY CAMPS

Our Gray Jay site is located two hours north west of Calgary on the east boundary of Banff National Park.

Camp Chief Hector YMCA offers 6-day and weekend camp experiences for the entire family.

This area of Alberta is well known for spectacular views, horseback riding terrain and hiking trails. More rustic and smaller than Camp Chief Hector’s main site, this camp location is often used by our older campers. Campers at this site get to take on more responsibility than at our main site, including: feeding horses, helping with meal preparation and more.

Famlies can choose from a variety of activities to create their own unique outdoor experience, including; horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, high ropes, climbing (on tower), group games and arts and crafts. Each evening will be complete with an optional evening campfire with other camper families. Activities are parent supervised, allowing families to deepen their connections while having fun.

Some camps are start and finish at the Gray Jay site, and some include time at both Camp Chief Hector and Gray Jay.

SEND A KID TO CAMP THIS SUMMER! Did you know in 2017, donors supported 1,220 camp experiences for kids that otherwise could not afford it? Make a child’s summer or find out more at www.ymcacalgary.org/donate-ymca/

FOR A FULL LIST OF PROGRAMS AND PRICING, PLEASE VISIT YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION

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2018 summer camp guide final  

YMCA Calgary 2018 Summer Camp Guide

2018 summer camp guide final  

YMCA Calgary 2018 Summer Camp Guide