YMCA Daycamps

YMCA Daycamps are back for 2022!

Our experienced, knowledgeable team will provide everything from climbing to canoeing, archery to arts, campfire to assault courses. We promise an action packed week 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!

Click here to book for February half term now!

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.

February Half Term

Monday 21st February – Friday 27th February


Easter Holidays

Week 1: Monday 11th April – Thursday 14th April

Week 2: Tuesday 19th April – Friday 22nd April


Summer Holidays at Barley Wood

Week 1: Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July

Week 2: Tuesday 2nd August – Friday 5th August

Week 3: Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August

Week 4: Monday 15th August – Friday 19th August

Week 5: Monday 22nd August – Friday 26th August

Week 6: Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September


Summer Holidays at Yew Trees

Week 1: Tuesday 2nd August – Friday 5th August

Week 2: Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August

Week 3: Monday 15th August – Friday 19th August

Week 4: Monday 22nd August – Friday 26th August

Week 5: Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September


October Half Term

Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October


Christmas Holidays 

Monday 19th December – Friday 23rd December

Our Locations

Barley Wood

Long Lane, Wrington, North Somerset, BS40 5SA
T: 0333 200 1616
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: 0333 200 1616
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)

Little girl in mud buggy
Boy archery
children in boats


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.

Children in year groups 5 and 6 who are booked on for week 6 of YMCA Summer Daycamps can attend Overnight Camp.

Your child must be in Year 5 or Year 6 at school, please note that this is not the year that they are going into but the year they have just finished.

All children must be attending the rest of the week at Daycamps.

A sleeping bag, pillow, overnight clothes and of course everything for Friday! We will provide the tents, all food, games and equipment.

Yes, we will provide a delicious dinner, campfire snack and healthy breakfast. Please make sure that you put any dietary requirements on the additional details on your booking form.

The rest of the week is unchanged, but we expect to have some tired children on Friday, so if you would like to collect them early then this will be an option.

Plenty of games and campfire story telling, enjoying delicious food and exploring into the evening!

At Barley Wood we will be camping in the woodlands under the tree canopies, at Yew Trees we will be camping in the field surrounding the campfire. All camping will be in tents.

No, we still ask that children do not bring valuables with them. Our team will be contactable throughout the night if you need to speak to them or your child.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please contact us:

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