YMCA Newark and Sherwood is committed to developing and facilitating opportunities for young people and families that focus on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.


New! YMCA Sports Programmes

Our charity runs it’s own sessions designed to be fun, inclusive and low-cost.

Whether it’s football or ultimate frisbee, classes are led by trained instructors at our state-of-the-art Community and Activity Village.

Camp Newark

Camp Newark is an action-packed school holiday day camp for children aged 5 – 12. Our Camp celebrates positive values and offers exciting experiential learning from our role-model Camp leaders.

Learn new skills, try tons of new activities and make new friends like nowhere else in Newark!

YMCA Childcare

For children at John Hunt Primary School, YMCA hosts a fantastic and fun after school club with a focus on STEAM learning.

As the world’s oldest youth charity, our childcare is committed to supporting children to grow, explore and learn in a safe environment with positive values.

YMCA Digital

This community programme is designed to inspire, support and develop young people through digital media and the performing arts.

Currently open to children at Newark Academy and Mount Primary School only. The programme will grow upon the opening of our own recording studios in Spring 2021.

Adventure Guides

A programme that is centred around dedicated family time. Adventure Guides is for dads, children and families designed to strengthen parent and child bonding through outdoor exploration.

Take part in guided projects, adventures and trips, make friends with local families and join us for fun-packed camping expedition weekends.

Coming Soon…

The YMCA Community and Activity Village will be finished in Spring 2021, and alongside it will launch a fantastic number of new programmes and opportunities such as:

  • Adult education
  • YMCA Childcare nursery provision
  • Education, training and employment pathways
  • Cycling, Learn to Ride etc.
  • Climbing, skateboarding, dance, art and many more