All about the National Youth Test

Think you’ve got what it takes to prove you’re a camping pro? Then take on the ultimate challenge with our National Youth Test. It’s a lot more fun than it sounds – we promise!

The National Youth Test is designed so that we can reward you for your exceptional camping ability. Passing the Test means you will open up a whole range of extra benefits, so you can really make the most of your CCY membership.

So, what’s in it for you?Image 1 CCY Test

  1. Gain recognition for your natural camping ability
  2. Stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or university
  3. Camp without adult supervision on UK Club Sites from the age of 14
  4.  Be able to attend the International Youth Rally
  5. A free CCY hoody
  6. Save up to £200 with free Young Campers membership
  7. Free membership until your 25th birthday




 So now we’ve got your attention, here’s all you need to know:

Image 2 CCY TestThe Test covers all the essential camping skills but will also develop skills you’ll need going forward in life, such as first aid and map reading. Everything you need to know can be found in our Fundamentals of Good Camping brochure, which is available to download at the bottom of this page or speak to your Youth Leader for a printed copy. For now, here’s a summary of what will be tested:

  • Kit packing
  • Stoves and fire
  • First aid
  • Choice of pitch
  • Cooking
  • Campers’ Code
  • Putting up a tent
  • Map Reading

Some of these skills also form part of the Austin Trophy competition, so you will have the chance to put these skills into practice and win a prize at the same time. And don’t forget, once you’ve completed your test and are over the age of 14, you are eligible to travel abroad with the International Youth Rally.

Sounds like something you can get involved in? Here’s how to sign up!

Well here’s how: if you want to take your National Youth Test or to find out, more contact your local Youth Leader or Regional Liaison Officer. Download Fundamentals of Good Camping below!