Transition Year Bonding Trip 2022


Ballymakenny College Transition Year Bonding Trip 2022


Please return your consent form to your tutor by Monday 26th September 2022

Group Leaders: Aidan, Sheree, Jamie, Robbie, Ciara, Barry, and Ian.

Location: Greenhill YMCA, Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

Depart Ballymakenny College by bus at 08:30 on Friday 14th October 2022

Return to Ballymakenny College by bus at approx. 12:00 on Sunday 16th October 2022

Activities: ​Deep​ ​Bouldering​, ​High​ ​Initiatives​, Climbing, Abseiling​, ​Archery​, Laser​ ​Tag, TRC, Zipline​, Canoeing​ and Raft​ ​Building​ and Walking.

Currency: Pound Sterling (We recommend that you bring 20-30 pounds with you as we will walk into the town on one of the evenings)

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by the centre.

What to bring with you

This is the centre recommended clothing list for groups participating in activities during their visit. Bring clothes that you will not mind getting wet and muddy but will keep you warm. Please have your name on all your possessions.

We recommend the following are ESSENTIAL items;

  • Spare trainers
  • Spare pairs of warm socks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 2 Complete changes of clothing at least
  • 2 Spare jumpers or fleeces
  • Hat and gloves
  • A warm coat
  • Towel
  • Phone charger

If you already have comfortable walking boots or your own waterproof jacket and trousers, please bring them with you. However, they also have waterproof jackets and trousers on site for those that need to borrow any.


  • No smoking cigarettes or electronic cigarettes on the trip
  • The main building is locked at 23:00
  • Quiet on site at 23:00.
  • Litter should always be put in the bins provided.


The YMCA fully maintains the policy that allows young people the freedom of

residentials without the danger of drugs, alcohol or solvent abuse. Please note that Greenhill is an alcohol and drug-free site for all visiting groups.

The School's Code of Behaviour is in place during this tour.

Many thanks and enjoy the TY Bonding Trip


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05 2024
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