Fairthorne Manor; Raft Building ; Water Activities; School Groups ; Daycamps ; Triumph ; Success

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 is open to young people aged 16-18 who are looking for the next step in personal development. This is the perfect opportunity for young people considering working with children, in the outdoors or sports environment in the future or those wanting to spend their summer practicing their language skills in an exciting and challenging environment.

Fairthorne Manor; Jacobs Ladder ; Team Building ; Adult Activities ; Teamwork ; Support ; Listening ; Helping ; Caring

What will you do?

Our Global Youth Leader programme includes:

  • team building
  • leadership training
  • volunteering on Daycamps with children aged 4-16
  • Local day trips

Participants will be sharing accommodation with other GYL participants on the Fairthorne Manor site and all main meals will be catered for. Our Global Youth Leadership information pack outlines the programme and expected outcomes in more detail.

Inside a tent at one of our Residential Camps.

Prices & booking

Due to Covid-19, we were unable to run the Global Youth Leaders course in 2020, but we are making plans to reintroduce this programme in 2021 – watch this space!

The 2020 programme price of £1250 per young person included all training, food, accommodation, days trips and airport pick up and drop off to Gatwick Airport.  Flights and other transport are not included and must be arranged separately.

Further details, including travel arrangements, what to bring and more will be sent to all successful applicants

Activities are part of our youth work.


If you have any questions before or during the application process, please contact info@ymca-fg.org or call 01489 785228.

To book your place:

  • complete the GYL Candidate Information form
  • secure a Police Check
  • arrange your flights or other transport.
  • return your completed candidate information form and Police Check via email to info@ymca-fg.org or by post to GYL, Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton, SO30 2GH.


Fairthorne Manor is ideally located outside Botley just 3 miles from the M27, midway between Southampton & Portsmouth. Our address is YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH.

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