2018 has now passed and we can look back on a year of substantial change here at the YMCA. We were joined by a host of new faces and the New Stoller campus was started. With a new centre manager at the helm of the YMCA, in Steve Scott, 2019 promises to be the greatest in Lakesides History!

The new Stoller Campus located at our old South Camp will be a state-of-the-art 260 bed facility which will become the corner stone of what we offer to Schools and allow us to make longer lasting impacts on the lives of the young people that use our centre each year.

Artists impression of the Stoller Campus

In 2019 we also look forward to engaging more with local communities and families, by overhauling what we are currently offering to Families. From February half term we will be launching Family Adventure Sessions, which will include things such as kayaking, Runway and loads more. This scheme aims to get Families engaged in the wonderful world of the outdoors and the benefits for the mind and body it offers. The family adventure sessions will cost £15 per person per activity session.

Yet another thing to look forward to this coming year, is our new style Day Camps! In 2019 our Day Camps will be based around Skill Clinics and the Children get to choose what they would like to do in 2019. They will be able to choose from a variety of different Skills such as Climbing, Paddle sports and Sailing and loads more. They will also get chance to do some of our less skill-based activities, but still loads of fun such as Runway and King swing!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! BRING ON 2019!