WAM Youth has run a community youth group, elev8, at Encounter Church, Winchcombe  on Tuesday nights for years 6 – 9 since 2013 and a variety of other groups since then for various periods including a Girls Group, Book Group, Kids Cafe and older Youth Cafe.

From September 2019:

  • elev8 will start on Tuesday 17th September. A session for young people in Years 10 and above who wish to volunteer this year will run on Tuesday 10th September at 7pm in Encounter Church. If you want to volunteer you must attend this session.
  • starting on Wednesdays after school during the Autumn Term we will be hosting an EmpowHer Group for girls age 11-15, start date to be confirmed, please book via the link below or get in touch
  • on Thursdays after school a Woodland Activity Group for ages 8-14 at our Woodland on a Thursday afternoon, start date to be confirmed, please book via the link below or get in touch

Please get in touch if you or your child would like to join any of the groups.

Our general youth groups are free (excluding our Woodland Group due to the costs involved in running it), however we encourage parents/carers to sign up to support us with weekly donations through out 1000 coffees campaign, please see our Support Us page for more details.


School Yrs 6- 9 Tuesdays 6-8pm

At our youth group we offer a variety of activities for young people. We usually have a some food available (jacket potatoes, tacos, pizza etc) and time in the Sports Hall for team games and challenges.

We have a staff team supported by Youth Work students and volunteers from WAM or Encounter Church who supervise actvities and support the young people. We follow a safe recruitment process for all staff and volunteers. We use the facilities at Encounter Church including a pool table, table tennis, air hockey and have plenty of space in which young people can hang out with their friends.

Throughout the year we run trips and events, e.g. we regularly go surfing, camping, we’ve been to lasertag, ice skating, played bubble football and been out for a meal.


EMPOWHER GIRLS GROUP – Wednesdays term-time

Young Gloucestershire will be running this programme at WAM during the Autumn Term. The programme is designed for girls aged between 10-20, our group will be open to those aged 11-15.

An engaging and interactive twelve week programme that improves self-esteem and confidence whilst empowering girls to complete a social action project that makes a real change in their community.

Who for: Girls aged between 11 & 15
Cost: FREE! (We have a maximum of 12 spaces available)
When: Wednesdays after school 3:15pm to 5.30pm
Where: No. 9 Gretton Road, Winchcombe GL54 5EE


Please book a space using the link below.  Your child must be booked on to attend.

Please note this is a 12 week course not a drop in group so your child must commit to attend all sessions. Whilst this is a free group due to Young Gloucestershire’s funding, WAM will be charged by Young Gloucestershire for the cost of the sessions should a minimum of 8 girls not complete the course.  Therefore we can only run it if we have a committed number of girls to participate.


WOODLAND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – Thursdays term-time

Every Thursday in term-time we will be heading out to the WAM Woods for some bushcraft, woodland play and outdoor cooking. We have limited transport available from Winchcombe Abbey Primary School.

Book here https://wamyouth.churchsuite.co.uk/events/xkuvb6fr

When: Thursdays 3.45pm to 5.45pm term-time
Age: 8 years – 14 years
Where: The WAM Woods near Evesham. Limited transport available from Winchcombe Abbey Primary School (8 spaces leaving at 3.15pm and returning at 6pm)
Cost: £60 for 8 sessions (if you would like transport we suggest an extra donation of £16 to cover our costs


If you have a young person wanting to get involved with above groups please get in touch with us at info@wamyouth.org.uk for a WAM Youth Membership Form and more details.