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Camp Chief Hector

YMCA Calgary

About Camp

General Manager

Jana Reed

"I am honoured to be leading the CCHY team! I am passionate about creating a sense of belonging in the natural world and within a respectful community."

Camp Director

Trent Diaz

"I worked at Camp Chief Hector from 2018 – 2020 as a Program Coordinator. Now that I am back at Camp, I am honoured to be the Camp Director."

Outdoor Education & Weekend Programs Manager

Andrew McAllister

"With the amount of screen time that we have all had to adapt to use, myself included... now more than ever, people need camp!"

Summer Camp Assistant Director

Taylor Hodson

"I am very excited to see Camp continue to grow and learn from the pandemic and welcome back all of our talented and skilled staff to lead incredible experiences for our participants."

Executive Chef

Patrik Peter

“I have lived and cooked in Switzerland and Italy, and have now been in the Bow Valley since moving to Canada in 2008. I am passionate about bringing great food to the children, campers and families of Camp Chief Hector YMCA.”

The Camp Leadership Team

For some people, Camp Chief Hector YMCA isn’t just a place to visit or a special memory from childhood – it’s a mission and a fulfilling career. Our team lives and breathes everything Camp. From the great outdoors to providing an exceptional experience for everyone that spends any time on site, our 250+ staff and thousands of visitors are fortunate to be led by these amazing folks and life-long campers:

In the spirit of reconciliation, YMCA Calgary acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional lands of the Treaty 7 First Nations of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, Tsuut’ina, and the three Stoney Nations, that comprise of the Chiniki, Goodstoney, and Bears Paw. Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, and all those who call this beautiful area home. We honour and respect the inherent cultural respect and relationship that all nations have with Mother Earth.

The Campaign Cabinet

Members of our Campaign Cabinet know just how transformational the camp experience is for youth and care deeply about creating a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone. This is the team dedicated to ensuring the magic of Camp Chief Hector will carry on for generations to come:

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About Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Operated by YMCA Calgary since its inception 1930, Camp Chief Hector YMCA offers quality programs and services that give children, youth, and adults the opportunity to belong, grow, thrive, and lead. Through Camp Chief Hector, YMCA Calgary has been able to positively impact generation after generation through its outdoor programming.


Camp Chief Hector YMCA operates across 1,000 acres in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta and welcomes over 12,000 guests every year. Camp focuses on programming for children and youth through a flagship Summer Camp and sought-after Outdoor Education programs that align to the Alberta curriculum. Family and community-based weekend programs provide an opportunity for people of all ages to experience Camp. Through these core offerings, we continue to emphasize community and values-based education, outdoor challenge, fun, individual growth, environmental stewardship, leadership development and service excellence.

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