Work on the YMCA Lakeside new build Schools facility is speeding towards completion. Opening in Spring 2019 the new Stoller Campus will greatly increase capacity at the established outdoor education centre. In addition to providing accommodation to meet the needs of larger groups, the state-of-the-art new school building will also provide a more comfortable residential stay for returning groups.

Many schools find that the impact of an adventurous outdoor learning experience is greatly enhanced when the entire year group, or in some instances the entire school come together for a visit. The new Stoller Campus will offer accommodation that completely fits the bill with en-suite dormitory rooms, airy new group rooms and drying rooms for boots and outdoor gear. The expansive new canteen facilities will continue to provide the healthy & hearty fare that Lakeside has become famous for – perfect after a big day in the great outdoors.

The Stoller Campus will also be able to accommodate smaller groups as the building has been designed with mixtures of group sizes in mind. Ground and first storey wings can be privately sectioned off with guest safety and security at the fore.

Bookings for the new building have so far greatly exceed expectations with many groups not just booking for 2019- but also advance booking for 2020 in order to secure their places. Many returning schools have been surprised that their new bookings haven’t been subject to a hefty price increase.

New Senior Manager Steve Scott says, “At YMCA Lakeside we recognise that the pressures on school – and indeed family finances, are greater than ever. That’s why we place such emphasis on providing great value for money quality outdoor learning experiences. Our residential packages are second to none. We search for the best outdoor education instructors in the business & have built up a team who are not only experienced but who are committed, enthusiastic & united in their love of the outdoors.”

Set on the shores of Lake Windermere the new Stoller Campus will boast spectacular views – and we are keen to show them off. From early 2019 we’ll be offering regular hard hat tours that may be pre-booked by appointment. If you’d like to arrange your visit, then we’d love to hear from you. Call 015395 39000 to book your personal showround.

We look forward to welcoming you to a whole new word of outdoor learning opportunities.