Escape with the YMCA this summer!

YMCA Yorkshire Coast invites 11-18s to escape this summer as it secures funding through the DCMS Million Hours Fund

This summer YMCA Yorkshire Coast introduces over 100 extra hours of youth work in Scarborough, thanks to the DCMS’s Million Hours Fund.

Monday to Saturday during the Summer Holidays, there will be a range of activities including Beach Activities, drop in sessions and a Community BBQ.

Starting 31st July running until 9th September, we will be running drop in sessions 6pm-9pm every Tuesday and Wednesday at YMCA Scarborough. On a Thursday will be our community BBQ between 5pm-8pm, last food at 7pm.

Starting 7th August running until 16th September will be a range of activities on the beach, Monday, Friday and Saturday 6pm-9pm. Look out for our large flags on South Bay, Scarborough. If the weather is bad, we will be in the Gymnasium at YMCA Scarborough.

Each activity is first come, first served and there is no charge.

Owen Price, Youth Services Manager, said “We are really happy to be able to provide more for young people to do during the school holidays. For many young people it can be a difficult without having a routine or someone to talk to, other than the people they live with”

The Million Hours Fund gives young people somewhere safe to go, something engaging to do, and someone trusted to talk too. It is provided by the DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund. Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said:

“Every young person, no matter where they’re from, deserves the best start in life and opportunities to fulfil their potential. Youth clubs play a central role here – not only offering sports, games and skills development, but also helping support those in need and providing vital role models ”

Summer Escape is running alongside YMCA Yorkshire Coast’s fully booked Camp Sandcastle, our Y-Perform Summer School and our ever popular Summer Season at the YMCA Theatre.

Our community BBQs are open to the whole community, with food and drinks provided for free for people 18 and under. A small charge will apply for adults. The BBQ will take place in the Car Park behind YMCA Scarborough, weather permitting.

Liam Downey, General Manager of YMCA Yorkshire Coast, said “YMCA is one of the largest providers of youth work in the world. Here on the Yorkshire Coast, we are continuing to expand our services to ensure that we are the YMCA our community wants and needs us to be. It’s with thanks to donations and grants such as this one for the DCMS and the National Lottery Community fund that makes this journey possible.”

YMCA Yorkshire Coast is looking for youth work professionals to join our team. Email us at for more information.