Camp Fairthorne is a fun-packed 5-night residential camp for ages 8-16. Immersed in nature, young guests can pursue their own interests allowing them to unplug from technology, unwind and focus on building new long-lasting friends. Adventure is there for the taking!
Summer 2023 - Take your choice of 5 options this summer; all weeks run from Sunday to Friday:
- 23rd-28th July
- 30th July – 4th August
- 6th-11th August
- 13th-18th August
- 20th-25th August
Residential Camps include a full programme of activities throughout the day and evening, accommodation, full board (we can cater for all dietary requirements), and fully qualified, friendly staff, who are available 24 hours a day for your child.
Our young guests stay in 6 or 8 person YMCA tents with wooden floors during Summer camps. All tents/rooms are single-sex and based on age; our leaders stay in tents located next to the children’s tents.
"My kids, Lily and John, wanted me to email to say how much they enjoyed camp fairthorne this summer. They said the staff were great and made it really fun, even the walking, that neither were that keen on."
Laura M, 2022
Join the tribe...
In addition to all the fun, you also get a goody bag filled with exclusive Camp Fairthorne merch, including a t-shirt, hoodie and a hat! Perfect to help you treasure the memories of the best school holidays ever.
Find us here
YMCA Fairthorne Manor
Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH
What ages can attend the camp?
Camp Fairthorne is for children about to start year 4 in September and older.
Where do children sleep?
Children sleep in single sex canvas tents in their own Camp Fairthorne tent area. The tents have wooden floors and accommodate 6 or 8 people; our camp leaders sleep in separate tents beside the children’s tents. Please see our list for sleeping items that children need to bring with them.
Where the toilets and showers?
There is a toilet/shower wash block within easy reach of the Camp Fairthorne tent village.
What activities do children do?
Camp Fairthorne children will stay together throughout their stay where they’ll enjoy their unique, standalone programme – see sample programme for more information. There’s an evening programme too to keep them entertained!
What food is included?
We provide healthy, home cooked meals for your child’s stay from dinner on arrival day to lunch on departure day. Our dining hall is a short walk from the camping area for breakfast and dinner, with packed lunches eaten around site depending on the weather. We can cater for all dietary needs so please confirm any requirements when making your booking.
How much does it cost?
Camp Fairthorne is offered from Sunday to Friday and is £450 including tented accommodation, all meals, activities and a goody bag. Our Family Member Discount Scheme holders receive a discount of up to 20% - see our member discount page for more details.
What time is drop off and pick up?
Children can be dropped off between 3.30-4pm on the Sunday that camp starts and collected at 4pm on the Friday that camp finishes.
Good to know
Book now on our online shop. Search for 'Camp Fairthorne' under 'Daycamps'.
Family Discount Scheme
Participants in our Family Discount Scheme receive a discount of up to 20% depending on when you book.
Tax-Free Childcare & Childcare Vouchers
As all YMCA Daycamps and Residential Camps are Ofsted registered and classified as childcare, you can save money by paying with Childcare Vouchers or the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme.
You can find out more about Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare and how to use them to pay for YMCA Daycamps on the 'Save Money on your School Holiday Childcare' blog.
Find out more about what your child will need to bring in the Kit List
If your child requires medication, please complete the medical handover form to pass over at drop off.