14th Annual Shader Kids Weekend

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Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Exshaw, AB T0L 2C0


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Please join us for the 14th Annual Shader Kids Weekend and Tim Ross Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament happening June 1st and 2nd, 2019.

We welcome you all to YMCA Camp Chief Hector to enjoy a fun-filled event, helping to keep the fires of our friendships stoked, spark new ones, and raise money for a cause dear to our hearts, in honour of Tim ’Shader’ Ross. Let's have some fun and send some kids to camp!

The weekend itinerary and details are below. We will be providing more details as well as gathering your bunkmate preferences and dietary restrictions closer to the event. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email us at shaderskidsATgmail.com. Follow the Eventbrite prompt for TICKETS.

Early bird tickets available until May 1st.

Registration ends May 22nd.


Saturday, June 1st

11:00 am Registration Opens

12:00 - 12:45 pm Welcome & Lunch

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

4:45 - 5:15 pm Family Campfire

5:30 pm Banquet Dinner & Silent Auction Starts

7:00 pm Kids Movie w/ Supervision

8:45 pm Silent Auction and Live Auction End

9:00 pm Pick-up Kids

9:30 pm Live Band

11:00 pm Babysitting Ends (available for those with indoor accommodation only)

Sunday, June 2nd

9:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast

10:30 am - 11:30 am Reflections at Tim's Tree


Activities Our event will be hosted at Hector end this year, so please come early on Saturday and play in the field, wander the site, or maybe even take a self-guided hike up Mount Baldy.

Sleeping Accomodation Accomodation provided will be in tipis, although there will be limited indoor sleeping spaces for families with young children; these are available on a first-come first-serve basis for registered participants by purchasing the required number of Family Indoor Accomodation tickets (one ticket per bed!). Please note that all accomodation (tipi and indoor) is shared.

There is limited RV and camper parking allowed at Outtripping (about a 10 minute walk from Hector Lodge). There is no cost for this, however please note that there is no hook-up. Please register your RV or camper to let us plan for space.

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

Supervision / Babysitting On Saturday night, we will have YMCA staff available to provide childcare. Supervision is included during the kids' movie (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm). All children must be picked up by 9:00 pm at the latest. There will be no babysitting or night-patrol offered for those families in tipi accomodation. However, babysitting will be available for those registered for indoor accomodation until 11:00 pm.

Other Policies

No dogs allowed on YMCA Camp Chief Hector property.

There will be wine available at dinner - otherwise BYOB (no glass bottles, please).

Parking is limiited, so please consider carpooling!

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

Registration ends on May 22nd.

*Shader Kids is an inclusive event. We will not turn anyone away due to financial circumstances. Please send us an email at shaderkidsATgmail.com if you would like to request a subsidized registration fee.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Shader Kids Team

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Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Exshaw, AB T0L 2C0


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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Organizer Shader Kids

Organizer of 14th Annual Shader Kids Weekend

Shader Kids is a charitable foundation that was established in the memory of Tim “Shader” Ross. The mission of the foundation is to develop youth leadership through outdoor experiences.

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