If you've not been on a YCT holiday before then you might have lots of questions. If your question is not answered beow please don't hesitate to either telephone us on 01202 763591 or email - ask away!!
What happens if we want to do different things?
We try to do as much as possible as a group but small groups may be allowed to choose different activities depending on their age and if time allows.
What happens if it rains?
If it rains there are still lots of activities! Most of the outside activities such as horse riding and go-karting can take place in the indoor arenas.
We also have lots of indoor activities and entertainment e.g. PS3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii, pool table, fuss-ball table, sky TV, DVDS/Videos, darts, dance mat, karaoke. There are also lots of activities in Bournemouth e.g. bowling, cinema, splashdown or next door, the Rivera Hotel has an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.
Can we explore Bournemouth?
There will free time available for groups to visit Bournemouth and/or the beach for shopping or sight-seeing. Under 18's will be accompanied by an adult.
Can we go out in the evening?
Some activities are arranged for the evening for the group e.g. karaoke, cinema evenings or friendly group meals out at a lovely Italian restaurant. Under 18’s will be accompanied by Jim, Brenda or Georgie. Over 18's may go out in the evening unaccompanied with permission.
Can we have our own room?
There are two twin rooms and four single rooms for you to choose from. You can share your room with your friend or sibling. Each room has their own toilet and basin or en-suite bathroom.
What do I need to bring?
Clothing – it is advisable to bring a range of clothing and footwear in case of changes in the weather.
Trainers or shoes are required for go-karting.
Swimwear is needed for watersports and swimming, more than one pair is useful if swimming everyday.
Gloves and thick socks are helpful for dry slope skiing but YCT has some spares.
Towels are provided but guests may like to bring their own beach towel.
Guests need to bring own wash bag – e.g. shower gel/shampoo/soap.
You are welcome to bring your own IPod, smart phone or laptop - we have IPod music docks in each room and CD players. We also have Wifi throughout the house.
Any medication you require. There are lockers provided in each room to keep your medication safe.
Any special food/drink if you have a specific dietary requirement.
What do I do if I can only eat certain food?
Speak to Brenda on the telephone before your holiday. If Brenda can cook it she will! Speak to her about your diet and then you can arrange to bring anything special with you if not readily available at the YCT. Contact Brenda on 01202 763591.
What are the meals like? Who cooks? Can we help ourselves?
All meals and refreshments are provided free of charge.
A full cooked breakfast is available before 9.30am or there is cereal and toast.
During the summer a BBQ is held usually on a Thursday evening, followed by karaoke.
Guests can help themselves to drinks and snacks from the kitchen at anytime during the day or night. Packed lunches are provided to take out with you on the activities consisting of sandwiches, crisps, chocolate biscuits and fruit.
When do we have to get up?
Depending on the activity planned, guests can get up when they like. Typically, the earliest guests will have to leave for an activity, is 10am – so there is still plenty of time to lie in and have a leisurely breakfast before you leave! the only activity which requires an early start is Sail4Cancer.
What if we don’t want to do the activity on the day?
You do not have to take part in anything you don’t want to – it is up to you. If you do not want to take part – you can watch the others or choose to do something different later on if time allows. However guests may have to stay with the rest of the group whilst the others take part.
What happens if we feel ill?
There is 24 hour medical support from the Westbourne Medical Centre, 5 mins from the house, where appointments can be made as and when needed. All employed staff are fully trained in emergency first aid.
If you feel very ill and want to go home we will speak to your parents and arrange for this to happen.
How do we decide what we do?
On the first evening during supper, Jim and Brenda will run through the various activities on offer and it is up to you and the group you are with to choose the activities you would all like to do. Certain activities will have to done on certain days but many can be fitted in - as and when.
Are there any house rules?
Tracy Ann House is a relaxed, warm and friendly house; however there are a few house rules to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone.
Guests are expected to treat Tracy Ann House as they would their own home and to treat all the other guests and the YCT staff with respect and consideration.