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Welcome to YMCA Cornwall

What we do

YMCA Cornwall focuses on young people and helps them play an active and fulfilling role within their communities. We call this a youth minded community approach.

YMCA Cornwall was established in 1877 and from its very earliest days has provided supportive accommodation to young people in need.

Today we have housing at our site in Penzance, in the surrounding community and in Camborne. We also run counselling and mediation services. We have a nursery in Mullion and a shop in Penzance.


YMCA is the largest and the oldest group of independent charities working with young people in the world. Across England there are 114 independent YMCAs. Each one is a thriving and active community and an autonomous charity that is transforming lives.

We provide a wide array of community based activities and housing services to help meet local needs wherever we are based.


Indoor Cycling with Yvonne

Click here for times or call 01736 334820 for further details.


Backpackers Accommodation

Please note that we no longer have accommodation for backpackers here at YMCA – we thank you for your previous custom and apologise for any inconvenience.
Click here to find details of privately owned, family run and friendly B&Bs, hotels and self catering accommodation in Penzance.