YMCA Summer Daycamps 2022 come to an end

Another summer has ended, children are back at school and YMCA Summer Daycamps are finished for 2022! Spread across two of our sites, Barley Wood in Wrington and Yew Trees in Tarnock, our amazing teams have taken our Daycampers on a journey through five themed weeks of summer fun. This summer, Daycamps themes were: Around…



Early Years recipe of the month

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry Try out June’s YMCA Early Years recipe of the month, and make this lovely sweet potato and chickpea curry. It is the perfect meal to have for dinner or lunch and is a true favourite amongst our children in early years. Ingredients: 2-3 sweet potatoes, cut into roughly 2 cm…



YMCA Early Years recipe of the month

Banana, Date and Raspberry Oaty Bars  Try out May’s YMCA Early Years recipe of the month, and put your baking skills to the test with Banana, Date and Raspberry Oaty Bars. This recipe is a favourite amongst our children in early years and is the perfect mid-day snack. Ingredients: 100g chopped dates 75ml boiling water…



YMCA Early Years looking for new team members!

YMCA Early Years teams are looking for new individuals to join the settings across the region. Nurseries and Preschools including: Barley Wood Nursery, Wrington; The Old Potting Shed Nursery, Blagdon and Yew Trees Nursery, Tarnock are all now recruiting. The teams are calling on local people who would like a new career opportunity working in…



YMCA Easter Daycamps return for 2022!

YMCA Easter Daycamps will be back for the two week half term next month! The team are getting ready for a fun-packed Easter where they will be running Daycamps on: Week 1: Monday 11th April – Thursday 14th April Week 2: Tuesday 19th April – Friday 22nd April Getting ready for the two week half…



Thatchers Inspired Industry Day

Earlier this month, we took a group of young people on a trip to Thatchers to learn about apprenticeship and employment opportunities within the business.   The group, who are all residents at YMCA, were given a tour of the facilities as well as being shown the cider making process. They all came away feeling inspired…



Happy New Year from YMCA!

We’ve nearly made it to 2022 and what a year 2021 has been for YMCA Dulverton Group! We’ve: Provided 109,000 bed nights in our accommodation Welcomed over 600 children to YMCA Daycamps Through our Social Enterprise Hotels we have employed 18 apprentices and supported 12 into employmenT Provided in excess of 300 families and children…



Merry Christmas from YMCA

Merry Christmas from YMCA Dulverton Group! As we celebrate the festive season, we take a moment to think of everyone whose Christmas might be difficult this year. Whatever 2021 has brought you, we hope that you are lucky enough to be spending this time with loved ones and wish you all a peaceful and happy…



Armed Forces Evening at YMCA Weston-super-Mare

YMCA Weston-super-Mare hosted an armed forces evening last night, with representatives from the Army, Navy and RAF all in attendance. Over 100 people attended the evening organised by the Violent Reduction Unit, aiming to showcase careers in the armed forces to local young people. Members of Weston Youth Council who attended the evening said: “Lots…



YMCA Health and Wellbeing has a new look

YMCA Health and Wellbeing at the George Williams Centre in Bridgwater has undergone a refresh with a new look gym, new team and new online membership portal. After being closed during the national lockdowns, the new YMCA Health and Wellbeing team have refreshed the gym, expanding across the first floor of the building. The gym…