University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

Kids Camp

Kids Camp is a fully funded residential camp for children aged between 8-11. The camp is overseen by a Camp Manager and student volunteers who take part in a range of activities with the children. Previously, these activities have included kayaking, trips to the sea front, climbing, archery etc. The children are referred to us by social services and local children’s services as being “desperately in need of a break” for a range of different reasons. The week long residential this year will be from the 8th-11th of August.

If you are interested in participating in Kids Camp, please complete the application form by 12:00 Thursday, 26th May.


Dates for your diary:

12:00 Thursday, 26th May Deadline for applications
14:00- 16:00 Monday, 30th May Workshop for all volunteers
15:00- 18:00 Thursday, 2nd June Group Leader Interviews
09:00- 12:00 Wednesday, 8th June Group Leader Interviews
10:00- 16:00 Monday, 13th June Training day for all volunteers

The residential camp will take place Monday, 8th August- Thursday, 11th.

Please note:

  • Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted

  • All volunteers will require a DBS check that is no longer than a year old. If you do not have this, one will be arranged for you. Please contact the Student Opportunities Coordinator (Volunteering & RAG) on


If you have any questions, please get in touch via