Summer Camps

YHA Summer Camps give 10-19 year olds the chance to taste independence, try a range of thrilling outdoor activities, grow in confidence and make new friends.  Our research shows that not only do participants return home with memories that last a lifetime, these experiences have lasting positive effects on their confidence, resilience, social skills and willingness to try new things too.

So, for a summer packed with unforgettable experiences and new life skills all you need to do is choose which one of the three camps you’ll try first.

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2017 Summer Camps

Go Extreme
Feel the wind on your face and the endorphins rush as you fly down zip wires, race quadbikes, go off road on a Segway experience,  and team up for paintball challenges on this all-action week of adrenaline-fuelled activities.

Action adventure
Set in some of the UK’s most inspiring landscapes, this camp offers activities including archery, climbing, canoeing, and navigation challenges. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover a new favourite hobby.

Future leader
Negotiate a series of fun-filled physical and mental challenges designed to hone those all-important life and leadership skills. The week teaches self-reliance and broadens your experience base before culminating in the hugely rewarding Kinder Scout Challenge. This camp includes an overnight expedition, making it suitable for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

Volunteering for Summer Camps

Make a difference to the lives of young people and give them a summer to remember.  If you’re training towards a career working with young people, or are in a job supporting young people  - we are looking for volunteers like YOU.