Children, young people and families are at the heart of our charity
We believe that every young person should have access to nurturing, non-judgemental and safe learning environments so they can develop their interests and fulfil their individual potential.
At the Community & Activity Village we welcome babies and toddlers to our Nursery, have an after-school facility and our own YMCA school holiday provision – Camp Williams.
Getting young people physically active and playing sport during the school holidays.
Our qualified staff organise and deliver the holiday activities which include various sports such as netball, basketball, multi sports, tennis, football and athletics as well as arts activities including graffiti and more!
These sessions are aimed at young people aged 5-17 years and enables them to be physically active whilst having fun and meeting new friends. By providing young people with the opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.
“Our projects are designed to build trust, positive relationships and social responsibility to empower young people in a way that will help them make better life decisions in adulthood.”
Steffen Benbow, Operations Manager for Children, Youth & Family
Children will belong, contribute and thrive
At the heart of all our charity’s programmes for children and young people are four core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. These values form the bedrock of promoting the developmental assets needed to equip a child with key life skills to make good decisions as they enter adulthood.
Every week, children are rewarded for demonstrating these values as we hand out a ‘Core Values Award’ certificate.
Find out more about YMCA Adventure Guides
Which aims to strengthen bonds between parents and children through weekend camping expeditions, monthly adventures and spending quality time together.