Support us at YMCA Lakeside

Set on the shore of Lake Windermere, YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country that works with schools, youth groups, families and businesses.

We provide high quality residential and day experiences for over 7000 young people from a wide range of backgrounds every year, all designed to inspire them to grow in body, mind and spirit.

Through their experiences at Lakeside – overcoming challenges, defeating fears, changing perceptions and supporting others – our young people gain skills and character traits that will serve them throughout

life. These include hard work, resilience, learning from both success and failure, solving problems, leadership, teamwork, being knocked down and knowing you can get straight back up again.

Many of the buildings on site have been in continual use since the 1940’s and are simply worn out by the many young people it has hosted and unfortunately they have been deteriorating since the 1990’s due to lack of investment.

We have worked hard to raise funds to complete our new build Stoller Campus. We have completely transformed our south camp site and the new Stoller Campus is a world class outdoor education centre that we hope will ensure Lakeside continues to be a place of inspiration and aspiration for the next generation of young people. We still need your help. Every penny we raise from every bed we manage to get sponsored will go into our bursary fund- providing financial help for those most in need to make a visit.

For just £200 you can make a lasting impact on young people’s lives by sponsoring one of the 265 beds in our new facility.

Your kind contribution will be recognised by incorporating your family, business, school, college or individual name into the bespoke design of our special feature thank you wall.

Read Thor's story as to why you should support YMCA Lakeside...

Step outside your day to day lives for a minute, step outside and look up to the sky.

And then ask yourself “why?” Why am I here, what is the meaning of my life? At YMCA Lakeside we help guests find the meaning in their lives and the strength in themselves by harnessing the power and inspiration of the great outdoors.

We help people to find their own personal “why” and we’d like to share Thor’s story with you. Take ten minutes time out from your busy day and be inspired as Thor tells you in his own words …

Please help us support more young people to make a visit.

There a number of ways you can support the work we do at YMCA Lakeside.

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