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Children & Young People

Camp Fairthorne

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.

Birthday Parties

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 needs. There are options where we can take care of everything – activities, party food, invites, decorations and the clearing up, or just hire…

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.

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…

Young Carers Service - IOW

Caring for someone you love can be rewarding, but it's a tough job.  The average age for a young carer is just 12 years old. Young carers often put aside their own needs so they can provide support and care for someone close to them. The Isle of Wight Young…


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…

Leader in Training

Leader In Training summer programme is 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 in the community.