YMCA Daycamps are back for 2022!

Final Spaces for YMCA Christmas Daycamps available here!

Our experienced, knowledgeable YMCA Daycamps 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 ideal the ideal solution to curing school holiday boredom!

Children building den out of branches in woods.

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!

February Half Term

Monday 21st February – Friday 25th 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: Monday 1st 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


Summer Holidays at Yew Trees

Week 1: Monday 1st 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


October Half Term at Barley Wood

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
Children building den out of branches in woods.


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)

You can drop your child off at 8:30am and pick them up at 5pm each day. Throughout the school holidays, we offer Daycamps Monday-Friday except on Bank Holidays. Bookings are made by week and cost £175.

You can book your child’s place at YMCA Daycamps using Magic Booking here. The link for this is at the top of this page. Follow the link to create an account or log in if you have used it before. Follow the steps to book!

Please note that your booking is only confirmed once a payment has been made. You can pay using a credit or debit card which is processed by our secure booking platform.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please contact us:

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