Camping has been a part of YMCA family since we founded the first continuously used camp in 1861, so by choosing us for your camping holiday you will be benefiting from over 150 years of experience. We’ve got loads of ways for you to try camping with us, whether it’s your first time or if you’re a seasoned camper.


Fairthorne Manor Campsite

Welcome to our YMCA Fairthorne Manor Campsite, near Southampton, offering family-friendly stays in a lovely setting, with the opportunity to enjoy wide open spaces, access to the surrounding woodlands and the...
Jacob's ladder

Family Festival

Each year we hold our now legendary Family Festivals on the May and August Bank Holiday weeks. These festivals are a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. You get to enjoy the b...
Canoeing during one of our campout weekends.

Campout Weekends

Join us at one of our fun-filled Camp Out Weekends, the perfect opportunity to try some of our Fairthorne Activities as a family. Activities could be kayaking, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, fire lighting, de...