For over 90 years, Camp Chief Hector YMCA has been a campers paradise.

Operating year-round, Camp Chief Hector YMCA offers a unique camping and outdoor education experience. While programs typically focus on youth through our summer camps and 3-season outdoor schools, Camp Chief Hector also offers weekend programs for adults and families, as well as meeting and event facilities. 

Activities & Amenities Include:

  • Archery
  • High ropes & climbing tower
  • Adventure playground & community garden
  • Canoeing and lake activities
  • Horse corrals
  • Tipi & Yurt accommodations
  • Family weekends
  • Facility Rentals: conferences, reunions, retreats, special events and more! 

Summer Registration

boy climbing wall at camp

Overnight and day camp experiences for youth in the Bow Valley.

Registration for Summer Camp 2023 will open in January.

Family Getaway Weekends

Family on canoe dock

Join us for a weekend of family fun at Camp Chief Hector YMCA!

Registration begins in January 2023. Details will be released soon.

Outdoor School

Happy Campers

Bring your classroom to the Bow Valley, and immerse your students in the outdoors at Camp Chief Hector.

Truth and Reconciliation

Lake Sunset

Since 2017, YMCA Calgary & Camp Chief Hector aim to strengthen our dedication to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and communities across Canada.

Camp Alumni

Patti-Jean and campers, cropped

Whether you joined us as a camper in 2013 or as a counselor in 1983, we want to help you stay connected.

Love, Camp Campaign

camp girls

We are envisioning what is next for Camp as it approaches it centennial year.

Join us in raising $14.5 million to show Camp Chief Hector some love.

Cancellation Policy

We know that the world changes every second and sometimes things come up. Read the Camp Chief Hector YMCA Cancellation Policy.

Camp Chief Hector is an accredited camp by the Alberta Camping Association

Camp Chief Hector YMCA is proud to be an accredited camp by the Alberta Camping Association. The Alberta Camping Association is the professional association and accreditation body for summer and youth camps in Alberta. They believe in the value of high quality, safe, inclusive, and fun camp experiences for all Albertans. 

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