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YMCA Lakeside is a busy and highly respected Outdoor Adventure and Education Centre.

We are known for delivering inspirational, exciting and challenging outdoor adventures for personal and social development. Our clients include schools, colleges, youth-groups, corporate and youngsters from families. YMCA Lakeside been an important development experience for many outdoor staff working throughout the sector, and provides a great opportunity to learn and develop, broaden  instructional skills and deepen  knowledge and practice of "High Quality Outdoor Learning". We have ½ mile of Windermere shoreline and access to 450 acres of woodland activity areas onsite. Nearby are the Mountains, Crags, Caves, Rivers and Lakes of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. We are in one of the best locations to work and ideal for you to enjoy great adventures in your own time too. 

YMCA Lakeside has over 50 years of experience of pioneering and delivering quality training and development programmes to different School, Youth and Adult groups, providing a unique, safe and challenging location. We are an educational charity that inspires people to fulfil their potential through challenging outdoor and classroom based experiences.


We offer a diverse range of activities and experiential projects to suit all our user groups. The 50 outdoor activities and sports we offer include:
  • Sailing Picos and Longboats
  • Climbing and Abseiling  our our own crags
  • Kayaking and Canoeing on Windermere
  • Archery
  • Overnight Bivouacking
  • Raft Building
  • Rope Courses
  • Caving
  • Mountain Expeditions
We apply rigorous Safeguarding practice during the recruitment process. Job shares will be considered for all roles.

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