Situated between Dundrum Bay and the Mournes. Bus service from Newry, Downpatrick and Belfast.
Greenhill YMCA is an outdoor education and residential centre set in a beautiful 17 acre site on the slopes of Slieve Donard with panoramic views over the town of Newcastle and in particular Dundrum Bay. Our site is unique with the Mountains behind and the Sea in front, with views that have to be seen to be believed. We have many groups who come to us just for the relaxation and tranquillity that Greenhill offers.
We have a long established tradition and wide experience in designing and delivering programmes and courses for schools, colleges, youth groups, cross community groups, and church groups and have been established at Greenhill for over 100 years. We are totally dedicated to providing quality leadership and programmes to assist people of all ages in their physical, social, mental and spiritual development. All our instructors are highly trained and come from a community of people from different backgrounds, cultures and creeds.
Greenhill is a cross denominational Christian organisation that offers activities which are both fun and challenging whilst helping to develop the individual in terms of self-esteem, co-operation with others and responsibility. We encourage and facilitate the character building elements of both overcoming a personal challenge and working as part of a team. Activities take place either in our extensive grounds or the surrounding area: i.e. The Mourne Mountains, Castlewellan Forest Park and Lake and Tollymore Forest Park.
We offer a wide and varied range of activity and non activity packages ranging from Day Activity sessions through to Weekend packages and Weekly, or longer, Residentials.
Activity programmes can include, canoeing, rope courses, digital orienteering, team building, climbing tower, raft building, laser tagging, archery etc. Accommodation is available with or without activity programme, self catering is also available.
We also have a range of Mongolidan Yurts and Tepees for camping and a small campsite where you can pitch your own tents. Minimum group size is 8 and rates for Day Activity, Residential stays or camping are available on request.
Whether you are looking for a full, activity packed residential or a more relaxed and easygoing stay without activities, Greenhill can offer personalised programmes to suit your group’s individual needs and budgets.
Greenhill has been awarded the Adventure Activity Associations 'ADVENTUREMARK' which is awarded only to those Activity Centres that have been inspected and proven to have met the necessary standards for the safe delivery of Adventure Activities as defined by the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee.