Set on the shore of Lake Windermere, YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country that works with schools, youth groups, families and businesses.

We provide high quality residential and day experiences for over 7000 young people from a wide range of backgrounds every year, all designed to inspire them to grow in body, mind and spirit. Through their experiences at Lakeside – overcoming challenges, defeating fears, changing perceptions and supporting others – our young people gain skills and character traits that will serve them throughout life. These include hard work, resilience, learning from both success and failure, solving problems, leadership, teamwork, being knocked down and knowing you can get straight back up again.


Sponsor a bed in our Lakeside Stoller Campus

For just £200 you can make a lasting impact on young peoples lives by sponsoring one of 265 beds in our new facility. Your kind contribution will be recognised by incorporating your family, business, school, college or individual name into the bespoke design of our special feature thank you wall.

Many of the buildings on site have been in continual use since the 1940’s and are simply worn out by the many young people it has hosted and unfortunately they have been deteriorating since the 1990’s due to lack of funds to invest.

So we have been working hard to raise over 95% of the £6.8m we need to start a complete transformation of the site that will see us create the Lakeside Stoller Campus, a world class outdoor education centre that will ensure Lakeside continues to be a place of inspiration and aspiration for the next generation of young people.

To find out how you can Sponsor a Bed and receive your special Thank You from us, visit


015395 390 000

Newby Bridge
LA12 8BD
United Kingdom

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Contact Reception on
01539 822222 or