Children & Young People

Residential Camps

Residential Camps at Fairthorne Manor offer the perfect home from home for what’s often a child’s first week away.  Friendly staff, exciting programmes and the chance to make new friends all make for an awesome stay. FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram 2020 Residential Camps Our Residential Camps for 2019 have now finished but please check back…

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 April 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

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. 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…

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.  Our Young Carers Support Service…

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…