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Camp Chief Hector

YMCA Calgary

Love, Camp

Raising $17 million to invest in the future of Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Our Goals

Continuing the Legacy of Camp

Camp Chief Hector is beloved by thousands upon thousands of Albertans who have paddled, climbed and hiked there.


Ask just about anyone who grew up in Calgary about Camp and you’ll surely hear just how special the experience was. Through building connections with many generations of children, Camp has and continues to teach problem-solving and resilience, leadership and independence, and created positive, character-building memories, stories and joy.

As we approach the hundredth anniversary of this special place, we are looking forward to the decades ahead and have developed a plan to ensure Camp can continue to provide transformative experiences for thousands more children each year.

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 YMCA will carry on for generations to come:

Founding Partner, Pekarsky & Co. 
Chair, Love Camp Campaign

Adam Pekarsky

Portfolio Manager, BMO Nesbitt Burns

James McCreath

Melcor Developments Ltd.

Andy Melton

President, Remington Development Corporation

Cody Clayton

COO, Broadbill Energy Inc.

Chris Giovanetto

Vice President & Treasurer, Gibson Energy

Beth Pollock

Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Correna Jones

Partner, Prospector Executive Search & Consulting

Lachlin McKinnon

Corporate Director, Cavell Holdings Inc.

Kathy Melton

Alumni Engagement Specialist, Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Samantha Nelson

Vice President, Philanthropy, YMCA Calgary

Jennifer Walker

PhD Candidate, U of C & Mental Performance Consultant, CSIC

Georgia Ens


$16 million

The project’s priority is to provide essential capital upgrades to Camp Chief Hector YMCA buildings and infrastructure, including:

$1 million

An endowment fund will be established for Camp Chief Hector YMCA to ensure no camper is turned away. 


Each year approximately 1,500 campers receive subsidies to attend camp. Our endowment fund goal of $1 million ensures that this practice can continue.  

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