YMCA Summer Daycamps

YMCA Summer Daycamps are back for 2021!

Our experienced, knowledgeable team will provide everything from climbing to canoeing, archery to arts, campfire to assault courses. Running from Monday to Friday throughout the summer months, we promise an action packed season of new friends, new skills sets and a new appreciation for adventure.

YMCA Daycamps are COVID secure and are ideal for childcare around work, or simply because it is brilliant fun!

Booking for Summer 2021 is now OPEN

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About Daycamps

Our fantastic Daycamps are the perfect settings for a fun-filled and memorable school holiday for children in Reception – Year 6. Both Barley Wood and Yew Trees are set within acres of Somerset scenery, offering the opportunity for children to explore the outdoors as well as develop new skills, and make lifelong friendships.

Our holiday programme includes a range of exciting themed multi-activity games designed around the outdoors and being active. Activities include; archery, climbing wall, canoeing, paddle boarding, Segways, multi-sport, baking, craft… and much more!

*Children aged over 11 may attend with a sibling.

Summer – Monday 19th July – Friday 27th August 2021

October – Monday 25th – Friday 29th October 2021

Christmas – Monday 20th – Friday 24th December 2021

Times and Prices

Summer Daycamps 2021

Monday 26th – Friday 30th July
08:45 – 17:00

Monday 2nd – Friday 6th August
08:45 – 17:00

Monday 9th – Friday 13th August 
08:45 – 17:00

Monday 16th – Friday 20th August
08:45 – 17:00

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th August
08:45 – 17:00

Tuesday 31st August – Friday 3rd September*
08:45 – 17:00


*Weeks with an asterisk do not include the Bank Holiday Monday and as such are priced slightly lower. Bank Holiday weeks are labelled and priced differently to a standard 5 day week, so please take care when booking to ensure you choose the correct dates.

Our Locations

Barley Wood

Long Lane, Wrington, North Somerset, BS40 5SA
T: 01934 861282
E: daycamps@ymca-dg.org

Situated along the A38 (Redhill), just 20 minutes from Bristol City Centre and Junction 21 of the M5 (Weston-super-Mare).

Yew Trees

Yew Tree Farm, Tarnock, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2SA
T: 01934 750556
E: daycamps@ymca-dg.org

Situated directly on the A38 (Tarnock), just 10 minutes from Junction 22 of the M5 (Burnham on Sea) and a 20 minute drive to Weston-super-Mare (via A370)


The staff that make up the Day Camp team have several years’ experience with youth work and early years backgrounds as well as National Governing Body qualified instructors. All staff that work for YMCA Dulverton Group have been thoroughly trained and all hold up to date DBS and safeguarding certificates. There will a first aider on site at all times.

Yes, all children will require a packed lunch* and need to bring a refillable water bottle that they can fill at our water station throughout the day. We will also have two snack breaks during the day so something healthy to keep them going until lunch!

*Please avoid putting anything that may contain nuts into your child’s packed lunch, as we do have children who have nut allergies attending

Yes, if they would like to purchase a treat from the tuck shop. We would recommend no more than £1 per day.

No, all equipment needed will be provided by the YMCA and has been fully safety checked prior to use. We would strongly discourage anyone from bringing personal equipment to prevent any loss or damage occurring.

Below is a full list of what your child will need at Day Camp.

•  Appropriate clothing for activities
•  Coat
• Spare change of clothes
• Food and drink
• Hot days – sun cream, hat, plenty to drink
• Cold days – gloves, hat, coat
• Closed toe shoes such as trainers not flip flops
• We do not recommend wearing jewellery as most activities will require this to be removed for safety reasons.
• Mobile phones, iPods and other similar items are not recommended if brought they will need to be put in a safe place during activities, these are the responsibility of the owner.

Please ensure that all property has your child’s name on. In the event that your child has misplaced something, please see a team member at the end of the day.

Your child may be able to be with their friend or sibling depending on their ages, our day camp children are split into age groups. If your child and their friend or relative falls into the same age group you can request they be put together, however they will definitely make lots of new friends!

Throughout the week, your child will be able to try a range of activities including Archery, Climbing and Boating as well as some super fun, different themed activities. Please click here to see a sample timetable (subject to change as necessary)

Yes you can pay with Childcare vouchers.

If you are paying by Childcare Vouchers, you will need to pay into the nursery account of the site that your child is attending.

For Daycamps at Barley Wood, please search for Barley Wood Nursery.
For Daycamps at Yew Trees, please search for Yew Trees Nursery.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please contact us:

T: 0333 200 1616
E: daycamps@ymca-dg.org