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YMCA Adventure Guides camping expeditions launched


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Nottinghamshire YMCA is taking families from the across the county on exciting camping expeditions with the YMCA Adventure Guides programme. 

YMCA Adventure Guides is all about strengthening bonds between parents and their children. Families plan their own shared adventures and experiences in tightly-knit groups. We call these groups ‘circles’. Circles provide structure and a sense of community.

As well as circle activities, families engage with monthly expeditions, which can be anything from an evening of arts and crafts to a camping weekend in the great outdoors. Throughout summer 2018, YMCA Adventure Guides will be taking Nottinghamshire families on a variety of weekend camping expeditions designed to help build skills, friendships, and confidence in both children and parents.

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“The Adventure Guides programme gives parents opportunities to engage with their children, opportunities that might otherwise be hard to come by due to work hours, travel, and expenses,’ said Adventure Guides Officer Steve Scott, ‘We believe that spending quality one-on-one time with your child will help build a strong bond of trust and memories that will last a lifetime; these trips and activities are truly special.”

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Every year the Nottinghamshire YMCA take their YMCA Adventure Guides families on weekend camping expeditions, where they spend time in the great outdoors, learning new skills and taking part in exciting activities. This year the YMCA Adventure Guides will be heading to:

Holm Pierrepont Camping Expedition (Family)

Saturday 16th– Sunday 17th June

Beaumanor Hall Camping Expedition (Dads and Children Only)

Saturday 14th– Sunday 15th July

Walesby Forest Camping Expedition (Family)

Saturday 1st– Sunday 2nd September

The camping expeditions are a chance for families to try exciting outdoor activities such as archery, den building, quad biking, and camp fire building. Big Lottery Funding is available for families in Chetwynd, Arnold, Killisick Estate, Aspley, Hucknall Sutton-in-Ashfield, Mansfield, Cliftonand St Anne’s; families from these areas of Nottinghamshire will be able to attend these exciting camping expeditions at a subsidised rate.

Adventure Guides Holmepierre Pont June 2017 10“We have been able to experience new things, spend more quality time together as a family, and have become a stronger unit,’ said one Adventure Guides parent, ‘We visit places that I would never have thought to visit and the kids always have a fantastic time.”

Expeditions are fully organised by Nottinghamshire YMCA. To find out more and to book places for you and your family, contact the YMCA Adventure Guides team on 0115 978 5809 or email adventure@nottsymca.org

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YMCA Adventure Guides website – http://www.nottsymca.com/adventureguides
YMCA Adventure Guides Facebook – @joinYMCAadventureguides
Nottinghamshire YMCA social media – @NottinghamshireYMCA (Facebook), @NottsYMCA (Twitter)

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