Young carers’ weekends

A weekend adventure on the Grand Union Canal for young carers

In 2017, we added weekend trips for Young Carers – people whose daily lives include a large measure of caring for a sibling or parent. 

These weekends are for youngsters who have a caring role in their everyday lives, whether it be helping with a parent or sibling. We allocate places  but  Young Carers in Herts (YCIH) send out communications to the various age groups inviting the young carers to apply directly to us. The weekend starts on a Friday evening and ends on the Sunday evening. On each trip there are 4 crew (all DBS checked) and up to 8 young carers.  

In 2023 we planned 8 weekend trips, of which one had to be cancelled because of Covid, this year we are again planning to run 8 weekend trips. Here are the details:

YC1 Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May, Ages 8 – 11
YC2 Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June, Ages 8 – 11
YC3 Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June, Ages 12 – 15
YC4 Friday 14th – Sunday 16th June, Ages 12 – 15
YC5 Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June, Ages 12 – 15
YC6 Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June, Ages 16 – 18
YC7 Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July, Ages 12 – 15
YC8 Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July, Ages 12 – 15

All initial enquiries are made through Young Carers in Herts