Youth Hostel Association (YHA) UK summer camps

I have stayed in a wonderful array of youth hostels on my own, with friends and then, as time went on, with my children.  But the time came a couple of years ago for me to start thinking about letting them go it alone and considering a UK summer camps. Whether I like it or not, they are getting older, and although I hope they will always holiday with the ‘old ma’, they do relish any opportunity to spread their wings just a little.

Coasteering, canoeing and castles

I am a self-confessed weakling when it comes to cutting loose, but with the YHA having seen me through many a break with my children as toddlers, and a few billion others as young adults, it must surely be the perfect weaning mechanism. “Sick!” my son said in unison when I showed them the activity summer camps on offer, and I am now officially old enough to know that this is a positive reaction. They can do everything from canoeing to costume making, raft building to song writing, from £379 for five nights all inclusive. Which is, in fact, well sick.

YHA summer camps in UK
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Six day summer camps please

My son has been two years in a row now, each time going with a good friend for company, but also because it meant that I was able to share the lifts there and back with the other parents. My only criticism is that I wish the YHA summer camps did a full week. We have to pick them up very early on a Friday morning at the end of the camp, which means I had to lose a day’s work, and also travel there before dawn to pick him up. I think most parents would pay a bit more if the YHA could cover a whole Monday to Friday work week. But the most important thing is that my son had a ball. Hear more, straight out of the mouths of babes.

My son sharing some thoughts on a YHA summer camp in Wales

For more information see YHA Summer Camps

2 Replies to “Youth Hostel Association (YHA) UK summer camps”

  1. Ethical traveling needs to be promoted from very start so that when the kids grow up, they keep up the good practices. Keep up the good work.

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