Childrens Programmes at YMCA


YMCA Summer Holiday Camp

Where every day is a new adventure

A summer full of fun …

while building confidence, friendships and lasting memories. Each week children will get the chance to take part in games, arts and crafts, as well as time to enjoy free play.

The camp will include weekly themes (see below) along with trips to the beach and local excursions as we help nurture their body, mind, and spirit.

Designed for children aged 8 – 12 years old, the camp runs every day of the school holidays (excl. the August bank holiday) from 9am – 4pm and is based at the YMCA in North Shields.

The holiday camp is offered at £17.50 per day or £75 for the whole week (£2.14 per hour). Reduced fee or funded spaces also available to help make sure everyone can join.

YMCA holiday camp

Weekly themes to fuel the fun 

Each day includes a variety of activites such as games, crafts, activities, with most days including local trips to parks, playgrounds, or the beach

Details for the Summer

Camp runs on the weekdays during the school holidays (except bank holidays)

Dates: 24 July – 1 September, 5 Days a Week (exl 28 Aug)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Ages: 8 – 12
P​rice: £17.50 per day or £75 per week

Free funded places may be available
At YMCA we want to be able to make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate regardless of family or personal circumstances. Please get in touch to enquire at or 0191 257 543.

Donations, grants and legacy gifts help fund and support our ability to offer programmes for all.


 What to bring:

    • Refillable water bottle
    • Packed lunch
    • Closed-toed shoes for being active
    • Sunscreen for sunny days
    • On beach trip days: a bag containing a towel, swimsuit, hat, beach shoes and a change of clothes

Leave any electronics at home along with anything they deem valuable; we will have plenty to keep them engaged during their time with us!

Parachute games at YMCA
Beach trips with YMCA
Free play and games at YMCA

Any questions?

Get in touch with us at or ring us on 0191 257 5434.

You can also stop by the YMCA to speak to someone in person, our reception is open 9am – 3pm.

Let the summer of adventures begin!