What’s On

Competition Time

Calling all young people in Teesdale, we have a brand new competition. How would you like to win £50 in high street vouchers? Closing date is the 20th November, 4 days before black friday. Rules are simple. Like YMCA Teesdale‘s facebook page, share the page to your friends and leave a motivational quote using #motivationalmonday. Good luck.


Terms and Conditions


A Day Trip to Alton Towers

All the fun of the fair.

Fair Ground photograph for Alton Towers


On Thursday 31st August, we will be taking 14 young people on a day trip to Alton Towers.

Leaving Barnard Castle at 7am, staff will be at the YMCA from 6.45am, so we’re asking that you start making your way to the YMCA at this time.

We will return to Barnard Castle no later than 10pm.



  • You should bring either a packed lunch or some money to buy food whilst at Alton towers.
  • We advise you to bring a lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain (although we hope not in August).
  • Leaving Alton Towers at 6pm, stopping at McDonalds on the way home for those that want (more money required).
  • Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We will not reserve spaces for anyone. Spaces will only be secured when a completed consent form, and £30 have been handed into staff.


Summer Activities for Cockfield and Evenwood

YMCA Teesdale will be running sessions with St. Paul’s Activities Lunch Club. The Summer Activities for Cockfield and Evenwood will be held Mondays – Thursdays throughout the summer holidays.

All sessions are free, however donations made are very much appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

First session will start on the 25th July at Cornerstone, Evenwood.

Day Trips

There are also day trips to South Shields and Redcar at a cost of £5 per trip. Limited places available so get in fast if you want to go. Call either Sandra 834580 /  Ann – 710945 / Mary 833715 for further information.


Summer Sport In Barnard Castle

Good news, Josh Barker our Youth Work Apprentice has planned the following summer sport sessions for the summer holidays in Barnard Castle








Day / Date / Time Sports being played
Thursday / 3rd August 2017 / 2pm-4pm Football
Thursday / 10th August 2017 / 2pm-4pm Dodgeball
Thursday / 17th August 2017 / 2pm-4pm Badminton
Thursday / 24th August 2017 / 2pm-4pm Frisbee
Thursday / 31st August 2017 / 2pm-4pm Mini-Olympics


Location: Demesnes (dependent on busyness) Montalbo Park or Dawson Park (depending on session) Basketball will be done at Dawson Park.

There will be a 20-minute break at 2:50pm and the session will restart at 3:10pm moving onto the next sport activity planned, but young people are welcome to have breaks whenever they want to.

Available to ages between 11 and 17, everyone between these ages are welcome to any of the sessions

There is no cost for these sessions.

Water bottle and snacks are advised to be brought as we will not be able to offer these to the young people attending the sessions.

Appropriate sportswear is required: i.e Tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, shorts, trainers.


Cockfield Youth Club – fancy a trip to Wet ‘N’ Wild?

Wet 'N' Wild Logo

We’re going on a trip to Wet ‘N’ Wild on the Friday 21st July. 

There are only 14 spaces available and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you’re interested in coming along, talk to Chris this Wednesday where he’ll be able to give you a consent form to take home.

YMCA Teesdale will pay for your entry to Wet ‘N’ Wild, but we do need you to pay a £5 contribution.

Two reasons for the contribution:-

  1. To secure you a place on the trip.
  2. Help to pay for the cost of hiring a minibus.

Your consent form, signed by your parent or guardian and the £5 contribution must be back by the 6th July.
Remember though this is first come first served.

Because this is happening on the Friday, there will be no youth club on the Wednesday (19th July)

Further details to follow

Chris Elstob


Don’t forget your swim wear and TOWEL