Camping Expeditions

Every year we take our Adventure Guides families on various weekend camping expeditions, where we spend time in the great outdoors, strengthening bonds between parent and child(ren), learning new skills and taking part in exciting activities.

This year we will be heading to…

Holme Pierrepont Father's Day Camping Expedition - Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th June

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Watersports Centre is located in the hamlet of Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham, England and on the River Trent. It is used for many different types of water sports, which a bunch of awesome facilities.

Families can try kayaking, laser tag, stand up paddle boarding, and the sky trail. The weekend comes fully organized with Activities, food and accommodation catered for. This jam-packed weekend is subsidised by The Big Lottery Fund and us.

Price and booking information:

A trip like this, which includes all of the activities, an evening meal and breakfast, would cost about £70 per person.

With a YMCA Adventure Guides membership, this trip will cost only £35 for families in our Big Lottery funded areas of Mansfield, The Meadows, Clifton, Hucknall, Aspley, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Killsick Estate, Arnold, and Chetwynd Barracks.

To book, contact the YMCA Adventure Guides team by emailing adventure@nottsymca.org or calling 0115 978 58 09

Beaumanor Hall Dads Only Camping Weekend - Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th July

Beaumanor Hall is a Victorian country house located in Woodhouse, Leicestershire. Set in 34 acres of idyllic countryside, Beaumanor offers a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities perfect for all ages.

Families can try indoor and outdoor climbing and abseiling, the exciting high ropes course and zip wire, canoeing, forest adventures and archery. The weekend comes fully organized with Activities, food and accommodation catered for. This jam-packed weekend is subsidised by The Big Lottery Fund and us.

A trip like this, which includes camping, activities, main meal and breakfast, would usually cost about £75 per person.

Big Lottery Funding is available for families in Chetwynd, Arnold, Aspley, Hucknall & Sutton in Ashfield, so that you will be able to go on this trip for a reduced price, which is TBC.

For families in other areas of Nottinghamshire, the team at YMCA will be subsidising the trip so you can join them for a reduced price, which is TBC.

To find out more, and to book your family’s place, email Amy Oakes and the team on adventure@nottsymca.org

Walesby Forest Family Camping Expedition - Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September

Walesby Forest is an International Outdoor Educational Activity Centre with over 40 adventure activities, as well as extensive forest woodlands and two hundred and fifty acres of natural forest to explore.

Families can take part in team building activities, archery, quad-biking, climbing wall, outdoor climbing, zip wire, kayaking & Canadian canoes, Laser Quest, river crossing, disco, a campfire and games throughout the weekend.

Price and booking information:

We would price this camping trip, which includes all of the activities, meals and staff time at about £75 per person.

Big Lottery Funding is available for families in Chetwynd, Arnold, Aspley, Hucknall & Sutton in Ashfield, so that you will be able to go on this trip for a reduced price, which is TBC.

For families in other areas of Nottinghamshire, the team at YMCA will be subsidising the trip so you can join them for a reduced price, which is TBC.

Families will need to bring their own tents, pillows and sleeping bags to all weekends, but Nottinghamshire YMCA have limited tents available to borrow if required.

We are looking for parent helpers to help cook breakfast and dinner for our hungry Adventure Guides through this weekend! If you're interested in helping out, please chat to the team.

Lottery Funded