The shores of Lake Windermere have been home to YMCA Lakeside since the 1950s. Over the past 60 plus years more than a million young people have visited our outdoor education centre, sailing on the lake, walking the local hills and having the time of their life. Some things have changed over the…

There’s a lot going on at Lakeside in 2018, and it all kicked off with our Schools’ Challenge Cup. This year more teams than ever before are taking part in our popular adventure Challenge Cup. Over the coming weekends, schools from around the country will be visiting Lakeside to take part in a…

The new year is often a time when companies take stock of their business: analysing where they are in the marketplace, planning where they want to be in 12 months’ time and working out how to get there. Training staff, and equipping them the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in…

Are you, or someone you know, looking for a new challenge in 2018? Then how about a job at Lakeside? We’re now recruiting instructors and volunteers for our 2018 season and have a range of vacancies available from volunteers to adventure instructors. If you know someone who might be interested in…

With frequent dustings of snow, the dramatic hills around Lakeside can look like a perfect winter picture postcard, and are often a tempting proposition for walkers and ramblers. While the landscape may look benign from a distance however, this rugged beauty can also be a treacherous environment…

Our Changing Young Lives appeal has raised more than £85,000 of the remaining £500,000 we need to fund our new Lakeside South Centre, and we’re asking you to get involved to help boost our total even further. For over 50 years we’ve improved and enhanced the lives of more than a million…

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