Our new exciting school holiday camp programme for young people!

What is Camp Sandcastle?

Camp Sandcastle lets children aged 5-15* make new friends and discover new talents throughout the school holidays. We accept children from all backgrounds and walks of life who come together to form new positive friendships, learn new skills, and build confidence.

Sessions are action-packed, adventure driven and experience-focused to engage young people.


We believe children with the opportunities to learn through interactive experiences delivered by our role model Camp Leaders will make healthier choices as they grow into adults. Campers receive awards and certificates for demonstrating the four core values of YMCA – Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

*We can only accept 5-year olds from the 1st September after their 5th Birthday


At Camp Sandcastle we spilt our camp up into different villages by age.

Our Discovery Village is our youngest members while our Adventure Village is our older group flying the camp flag!

Booking now for these dates!

All dates are 8:30am-5:30pm and we are located at our main YMCA Site in Scarborough Town Centre
  • Christmas Holidays

    13th – 17th February 2023

    Day Price: £6

    Plus £5 per day if you would like to add lunch

    Children who are eligible for free school meals or normally receive a FEAST code may be able to attend for free, please sign up now to avoid disappointment

    (We are still awaiting FEAST Funding, your application will be pending and we will not charge on signup. If we are unable to secure funding the charge will be as above, we will contact you)

Funded Places: Our half-term camps are not usually funded and there is a £6 per day charge. Residence in SBC area who are on free school meals or normally receive a FEAST code may be able to attend for free, we are awaiting further details. Book now to avoid disappointment, no fees are due on sign up

What to Bring:

  • A positive attitude
  • Loud Singing Voice
  • Creative Imagination
  • Healthy lunch and snacks (Though snacks are available to buy and lunch can be pre-ordered)
  • Clothes you can get messy
  • Water bottle you can refill

Arrivals and Departures

Sign in: 8:30am-9am every morning (Monday to Friday) – each camper will be welcomed by a member of YMCA staff and introduced to their Village.


Sign Out: 5pm-5:30pm every evening – Following the closing camp rally. Each child is signed out by a member of staff

(Note a charge of £5 is added for every 15 minutes after 5:30pm your child is not collected)

Skills Clinics

Skills Clinics give children a chance to learn and practice new skills and activities throughout their week.


During our first Camp Sandcastle weeks we will be offering

  • Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Sports
  • Crafts

Many more to come as we expand our range! Let us know what you would like to try out!