Raising $14.5 million to invest in the future of Camp Chief Hector YMCA
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
Melcor Developments Ltd.
Investment Advisor, Peters & Co.
President, Remington Development Corporation
Portfolio Manager, BMO Nesbitt Burns
COO, Broadbill Energy Inc.
Vice President & Treasurer, Gibson Energy
Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Partner, Prospector Executive Search & Consulting
Corporate Director, Cavell Holdings Inc.
Alumni Engagement Specialist, Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Vice President, Philanthropy, YMCA Calgary
The project’s priority is to provide essential capital upgrades to Camp Chief Hector YMCA buildings and infrastructure, including:
New yurts for campers’ sleeping accommodations
16 new tipis made by the Stoney Nakoda First Nation
Improvements to Bowfort Lodge Kitchen
A new Higher Ground Challenge Course and upgrades to the Bowfort Challenge Course
Improvements to the Ranch Area & Corrals
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.