Fairthorne Manor; Raft Building ; Water Activities; School Groups ; Daycamps ; Triumph ; Success

What are Global Youth Leaders?

Global Youth Leaders programmes are for young people from different countries and cultures that want to enjoy a summer of development, leadership training and fun! We also accept young people from the UK.

The camp is designed to bring together people from all over the world and is open to young people aged 16-18 who are looking for the next step in personal development. This is the perfect opportunity for young people considering working with children, in the outdoors or sports environment in the future or those wanting to spend their summer practicing their language skills in an exciting and challenging environment.

Fairthorne Manor; Jacobs Ladder ; Team Building ; Adult Activities ; Teamwork ; Support ; Listening ; Helping ; Caring

What will you do?

Our Global Youth Leader programme includes:

  • team building
  • leadership training
  • volunteering on Daycamps with children aged 4-16

Participants will be sharing accommodation with other GYL participants on the Fairthorne Manor site and all main meals will be catered for. Our Global Youth Leadership information pack outlines the programme and expected outcomes in more detail.

Inside a tent at one of our Residential Camps.

Prices and booking

Global Youth Leaders is just £1000 per young person, including accommodation, full board and programmes listed. We are unable to offer a member discount on this course.

Please note that information and prices are subject to change; updated information for 2018 coming soon.

To book your place, please complete the following steps:

  • complete the Global Youth Leaders Candidate Information form
  • secure a Police Check
  • return your completed candidate information form and Police Check via email to emily.akerman@ymca-fg.org or by post to Emily Akerman, Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton, SO30 2GH. 
  • arrange your flights or other transport.

Further details, including invoices, travel arrangements, what to bring etc will be sent to all successful applicants. Start packing!

Activities are part of our youth work.


If you have any questions before or during the application process, please contact emily.akerman@ymca-fg.org.


Fairthorne Manor is ideally located outside Botley just 3 miles from the M27, midway between Southampton & Portsmouth. Our address is YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH. 

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