Children & Young People

Residential Camps

Our residential camps offer the perfect home from home for what is often a child's first week away from home without parents.  Friendly staff, exciting programmes and the chance to make new friends all make for an awesome stay. We were sadly unable to offer our camps in summer 2020…

After School Club

Our breakfast and after school clubs provide children with the opportunity to mix, socialise and engage with other children, taking part in games and activities to further their physical, emotional, cognitive and creative development.  Becoming part of a welcoming and friendly club environment and interacting with excellent adult role models, they…

Activity Sessions

Want to challenge yourself, try something different with friends or enjoy a new activity with the kids? From May to September, our activity sessions at Fairthorne Manor near Botley, give you that chance! From stand up paddle boarding to archery, aqua slide to jumpy pillow, there's something for everyone and…

Birthday Parties

At the moment due to Covid-19, we are currently not offering birthday parties. Please keep checking our website and social media channels for further updates. If you’re looking for action packed, exciting and memorable birthday parties, you’re in the right place! The YMCA can take care of all your child’s birthday…

Youth Work

YMCA delivers a range of youth work programmes that help support young people in a variety of settings and circumstances, including the most vulnerable. Andover A youth club for 10-14 year olds runs every Tuesday 6pm to 8pm, offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities. The club runs on a drop-in…

Young Carers Festival

Every summer, YMCA Fairthorne Manor hosts the largest festival in the world for young people with a caring responsibility at home.Created in 2000 and run in partnership with The Children's Society, the weekend provides opportunities for young people to enjoy a break from their responsibilities, have fun, make new friends…

Young Carers Service - IOW

Covid-19 SupportDuring the current coronavirus pandemic, we are offering the following phone and email support for young carers and their families:A listening earActivity packs supporting emotional literacy and resilienceIdeas, suggestions and links for education, physical and mental wellbeingInformation and guidance to help young carers and families benefit from further services…

Housing

YMCA is the largest provider of safe, supported accommodation for young people in England.  Nationally we supply nearly 10,000 beds every night, ranging from emergency beds and student accommodation to longer-term supported living and move-on housing. In your community, we provide accommodation in two of the regions largest cities, providing a safe, secure…

Global Youth Leaders Course

What are Global Youth Leaders?Global Youth Leader programmes are for young people from different countries and cultures that want to enjoy a summer of development, leadership training and fun! We also accept young people from the UK.The camp is designed to bring together people from all over the world and…

Leader in Training

The Leader In Training programme was brand new for 2020 and ideal for young people aged 15-16, who are looking to develop the skills and experience to be successful as they move into leadership roles at home, school, or the community. It uses Fairthorne Manor’s best loved activities to develop…