Downside Fisher Youth Club Camp

Downside has long enjoyed a partnership with the Downside Fisher Youth Club, based in Bermondsey, South London. 

Downside Abbey took responsibility for the club in 1912, thanks to Dom Stephen Rawlinson, and today we still enjoy a strong friendship. Each year, we look forward to welcoming a group of children from Bermondsey, who pitch their tents on our sports pitches. This year, the children have enjoyed a range of outdoor activities including a laser battle, kayaking, bushcraft activities and much more… despite the torrential rain! 

Fr James, who joined the group for much of the week, said ‘Despite the wet and cold weather, pupils and club leaders were cheerful throughout the week. On a wet evening we went to MacDonalds in Bath. We were fortunate to have sunny and dry weather for the Barbeque  Evening and were entertained by Fr Dominic with magic tricks around the camp fire.’

To learn more about the Downside Fisher Youth Club, click here