Camp Sandcastle lets children aged 5-15* make new friends and discover new talents throughout the school holidays. We accept children from all backgrounds and walks of life who come together to form new positive friendships, learn new skills, and build confidence.
Sessions are action-packed, adventure driven and experience-focused to engage young people.
We believe children with the opportunities to learn through interactive experiences delivered by our role model Camp Leaders will make healthier choices as they grow into adults. Campers receive awards and certificates for demonstrating the four core values of YMCA – Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
*We can only accept 5-year olds from the 1st September after their 5th Birthday
At Camp Sandcastle we spilt our camp up into different villages by age.
Our Discovery Village is our youngest members while our Adventure Village is our older group flying the camp flag!
Funded Places: Our Christmas camps are funded by FEAST meaning that if you have a FEAST code from a North Yorkshire school you can attend completely Free with Lunch included!
We can not accept FEAST codes from other local authorities which includes York City
- A positive attitude
- Loud Singing Voice
- Creative Imagination
- Healthy lunch and snacks (Though snacks are available to buy and lunch can be pre-ordered)
- Clothes you can get messy
- Water bottle you can refill
Sign in: 8:30am-9am every morning (Monday to Friday) – each camper will be welcomed by a member of YMCA staff and introduced to their Village.
Sign Out: 5pm-6pm every evening – Following the closing camp rally. Each child is signed out by a member of staff
(Note a charge of £5 is added for every 15 minutes after 6pm your child is not collected)
Skills Clinics give children a chance to learn and practice new skills and activities throughout their week.
During our first Camp Sandcastle weeks we will be offering
- Musical Theatre
Many more to come as we expand our range! Let us know what you would like to try out!