Do your students have what it takes to lift the Lakeside 2018 Challenge Cup? In February, we’re hosting our annual Schools Challenge Cup competition where schools from across the country take part in fun adventure activities in the hope of winning the Lakeside 2018 Challenge Cup. It’s open to…

If you’re involved with a scout, brownie, guide or other youth group, have you thought about treating them to an adventure weekend at Lakeside? Out of season weekend visits don’t need to break the bank, and it can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved. 5th Penwortham URC Scout Group…

We’re now recruiting instructors and volunteers for our 2018 season. If you know someone who might be interested in joining the Lakeside team for the full season – March to October – or our peak season – May to September – then let them know. Full details of all available positions are…

Having a culture of leadership within your organisation can lead to increased productivity, higher morale, improved loyalty and, as a result, increased success. So how do you engender a leadership culture within your organisation? Firstly, make sure that the leaders within your organisation are…

Almost every school in the country has that small core of students in each year group who, despite having enormous potential, for one reason or another disengage from school. To get these students back on track, we developed The Journey Programme, which we piloted with students from Lytham St…

In March 2018 we intend to start work on our new South Camp outdoor education centre. The new eco-friendly building, with stunning views over Lake Windermere, has been designed with schools in mind and is expected to take 12 months to complete. With capacity for 192 individuals, improved…

The Lake District National Park, with its stunning scenery and rich heritage, attracts 17 million visitors each year – that’s a quarter of the UK population. At Lakeside, with our spectacular views over Windermere to the rolling hills in the distance, we can understand why. While many of them…

Mental health difficulties are costing young people their education, their employment prospects and, without support, their lives. That’s why YMCA is joining the NHS in the 2017 #IAMWHOLE campaign. Launched on World Mental Health Day 2017, the #IAMWHOLE campaign calls on individuals to take a…

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