12th Annual Shader Kids Weekend

12th Annual Shader Kids Weekend

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YMCA Camp Chief Hector

Exshaw, Alberta T0L 2C0


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We are looking forward to another wonderful weekend at YMCA Camp Chief Hector with all of our Shader Kids friends and sure hope you will join us for our 12th anniversary weekend! This is a family friendly event with lots of fun for kids of all ages; we look forward to seeing the whole family there.

The weekend itinerary and details are below. If you have any questions, please email us at: shaderkids AT gmail.com. Registration ends June 14th and you must register & pay in advance!


Saturday, June 24th

9:30 - 10:00 Registration Desk Open

10:00 - 11:30 Family Activities (must be registered)

11:30-12:00: Registration Desk Open

12:00 - 12:45 pm: Welcome & Lunch

1:30 - 3:30 pm: Tim Ross Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament & Kids' Games

4:30 - 5:15 pm: Family Campfire

5:30 pm: Dinner & Silent Auction

6:30 pm: Kids Raffle

7:00 pm: Babysitting Available / Kids Movie

8:30 pm: Silent Auction / Live Auction

9:30 pm: Live Band

11:00 pm: Night Patrol / Babysitting Ends

Sunday, June 25th

9:00 - 10:00 am: Breakfast

10:30 am: Reflections at Tim's Tree



Location: We will be hosting our event at Bowfort Lodge end of YMCA Camp Chief Hector this year! This is a change from previous years.

Sleeping Accommodations: As always, we encourage you to spend the night at camp to avoid driving post-party!

Accommodation is in bunk beds - fun times with your family and new friends! This year we have additional indoor sleeping accommodation available at no cost. Please ensure to read below and complete the REGISTRATION FORM to request specific accommodations.

Please note that there are no RVs / campers / vans allowed onsite this year.

Clusters | Longhouse | Tipis

The CLUSTERS are cozy indoor spaces with three dorm rooms, washrooms with showers, and a central common room. Each cluster room sleeps 14 people in seven bunk beds. Great for 2 or 3 families who want to share.

The LONGHOUSE has small, private, 4-person rooms and washrooms with showers down the hall.

TIPIS are located near wash-stands, washrooms and outhouses. Tipis have a central fire pit for light and warmth and sleep 10 people in five bunk beds, again – great for sharing.

Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM to request specific sleeping arrangements: Please note we will accommodate requests to the best of our ability, but your flexibility is appreciated!

Babysitting / Night Patrol:

On Saturday night, we will have limited YMCA staff to provide childcare / night patrol. We will be showing a kids' movie in the Old Lodge (adjacent to the banquet location) from 7:30 pm - 9 pm. Staff will be in each building (cluster & longhouse) to ensure kids are safe and sleeping (note: no night patrol in tipi accommodation). .

Night patrol will end at 11:00 pm so parents should make sure they return to the sleeping areas by that time.

If you plan to bring your child, please ensure to complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

Registered Activities (Optional)

On Saturday morning 10:00 am - 11:30 am, we will be offering optional staffed activities for attendees. Parental supervision and registered participation is required for all activities. Activities begin at 10 am sharp, so please arrive at 9:30 am to check-in and get situated. Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM to indicate which Saturday morning activities you'd like to attend.

This registered programming is optional for those who wish to arrive on Saturday morning, otherwise, the weekend will officially kick-off with lunch for all attendees at 12 noon at Bowfort Lodge.

Other policies:

No dogs allowed on Camp Chief Hector YMCA property.

There will be wine available at dinner & two kegs throughout Saturday - otherwise BYOB (no glass bottles please).

Parking is limited so please consider carpooling!

Also, please note that summer staff will be attending precamp, so we are not permitted access to other areas of camp (Hector end, OT etc.) this year.

Auction Donations: If you have an item to donate for the silent or live auction, please email Shann Ross: shannrossATgmail.com

Registration ends on June 14th.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Shader Kids Team