GSYA Programme

Gower Society Youth Action. Our aim is to encourage young people living in or visiting The Lordship of Gower to enjoy, understand and enhance the natural environment.

Gower Society Youth (GSY) membership provides a programme of free activities and newsletters for children and their responsible adults.

Please note that for all the following listed young people’s events, that the young people must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. All the events are organised and led by Dawn Thomas – a most experienced leader and communicator.
To contact Dawn Thomas, please ring 01792 392919.

Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September, AN INTRODUCTION TO CAMPING
Meet 10:00am Parc le Breos Campsite car park. SA3 2HA
Directions:  Follow the signs to Parc le Breos Trekking centre at Parkmill.  Pass the car park for the Heritage Centre and follow the road for ¾ of a km.  On your left is the car park opposite some large pine tree and a gate.  We will be camping on the shed site, same place as last year, just through the fence adjoining the car park. Not up the valley of Green Cwm.  
Start to set up tents in the field which sides onto the car park from 10.00 am.
The family camp will take place at Parc le Breos scout camp running from 10.00 am on Saturday 22nd September until 12.00 noon on Sunday 23rd September.  This event requires booking in advance so please contact me for a kit list, you will need to bring your own tents.  We do have access to some for borrowing if anyone needs one, and parents will have to stay.  
Learn how to set up a tent, cook on an open fire, camp craft and fun and games outdoors with other families.  Camping costs £3 per person, booking required.  Open to all children who wish to camp with their families.
Contact Dawn Thomas. Tel: 01792 392919 dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Saturday, 20th October. WOODLAND FORAGING 
Meet 2:00pm at Parc le Breos Campsite car park. SA3 2HA.
Directions:  Follow the signs to Parc le Breos Trekking centre at Parkmill.  Pass the car park for the Heritage Centre and follow the road for ¾ of a km.  On your left is the car park opposite some large pine trees and a gate.  We will meet by the picnic benches.
Find out about the edible plants found in a woodland habitat in autumn.
Suitable for families with children. 
Contact Dawn Thomas. Tel: 01792 392919 dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Saturday, 24th November. CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
Meet 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Penmaen Village Hall, SA3 2HJ.
Directions: Follow the A4118 past Parkmill.  The Car Park is on the left at the top of the hill.  Penmaen Hall is through the gate which says “Private no parking”.  If the car park is full we also are allowed to park through the gate on the grassed area opposite the houses of Tor View.  It must be against the hedge bordering the road.
Get in the festive mood with this Christmas craft session. Masses of craft materials will be available for you to make Christmas cards, decorations and let the festive juices flow.  Relax to the sound of Christmas music with mulled wine and mince pies.
Suitable for families with children.
Contact Dawn Thomas. Tel: 01792 392919 dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Saturday, 16th February. NATURAL NAVIGATION
Meet 2:00pm at the East end of Cefn Bryn. GR 528 888.
Directions: Follow the A1448, South Gower Road, from Swansea until the crossroads at the top of the hill just by the sign for Penmaen.  Turn right, go over a cattle grid the car park is on your right.
Find out how to find your way without a compass using the sun, puddles and tree growth.  Have a go at making your own compass, and looking for clues in the countryside to see which way to go.  Also learn how to read the weather and forecast the future.
Suitable for families with children.
Contact Dawn Thomas. Tel: 01792 392919 dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Saturday, 16th March. MINDFULNESS IN THE WOODS
Meet 2:00pm at Moorlakes wood scout camp site. Fairwood common next to old runway for airport. Look for the flag. Through the gate.  Follow runway and then boundary fence to entrance.
Ever wandered aimlessly just enjoying the sound of the trees the feel of the dappled sunlight on your face, the crunching leaves under your feet.  Time to turn off and tune into the power of the woods to just ground you and let you enjoy the wonder that surrounds you.  We will be experiencing a range of mindfulness activities, all suitable for children and adults. 
Suitable for families with children.
Contact Dawn Thomas. Tel: 01792 392919 dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com