Summer Camps for Teens: Ireland 2013

Secondary school will soon be out, and there will be 3 long months to entertain your teen! If you are looking for activities for teenagers this summer, why not consider a Summer camp for teens? We’ve details of all local summer camps for teens across Ireland, and you can even book some online for convenience. CLICK HERE FOR 2015 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Camps throughout Ireland

eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools (6-14yrs)

The FAI’s eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools continues to provide children, between the ages of 6 and 14, with a fun filled week of activity during the summer holidays. Every year boys and girls of all abilities turn out to enjoy five days of fun and football. The camps are designed to cater for all players, regardless of ability.

Learn-It Lego Education Summer Camps (11+)

Learn It Lego Education Summer Camps cover a variety of different themes but their Mindstorms NXT camp are suitable for 11+yrs and enable students to discover Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths in a fun, engaging, hands-on way.

Locations:  Dublin and Cork

Whizzkids Summer Camps (8-17yrs)

Whizzkids Summer Camps are high-tech camps that cover web-design, video game programming, animation and a host of hi-tech challenges in their “Spy Academy”. Designed for children of all abilities, this camp mixes indoor and outdoor action, with sports, code breaking & CSI also added into a fun & varied day. With half-day, full day and residential camps on offer, there is something for everyone aged 8-17. Camps can be booked online for convenience.

Locations: Dublin, Kildare, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kerry, Tipperary.

Gaiety School of Acting Summer Camps (11-18yrs)

The Gaiety School of Acting is running a variety of camps, suited to teens, including Drama, Musical Theatre, Make a Movie, Triple Threat Bootcamp, Acting for Film & TV, and Young Gaiety MasterClass. If your teen is into drama and acting, then they are sure to find a camp to suit. Camps running in Dublin, Wicklow, Cork,and Meath

Dates: Variety of dates throughout summer.

Hockey Summer Camps (9-17 yrs)

The Irish Hockey will be running summer camps in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Cork throughout the Summer.

Dates: 8th July – 23rd August.

Anyone4Science Teen Camps (13+ yrs)

Anyone4Science is running a Teen camp in Dublin, Cork, Carlow, and Galway

Dates: throughout summer

Action Film Making Courses (12+yrs)

Action Film are running 2 week Summer film making courses for teens throughout July and August in Sligo, Longford, Carrick on Shannon, Cavan, and Mullingar.

Dates: July & August

Parks Tennis (6-17yrs)

Parks Tennis run low-cost tennis programmes throughout the summer for 6-17yrs.

Dates: July & August

You’ll find many more camps on our Camp Listings!

Camps in Dublin & Wicklow

Teens Marine Biology Summer Camp (13-18yrs)

Marine Dimension’s Marine Biology Summer Camp is ideal for those who’d like to know more about Ireland’s fascinating marine wildlife.This exciting course even includes dolphin watching and shark eggcase surveys! Or add kayaking, snorkelling and SCUBA diving for the ultimate marine learning experience!

Dates: 19-23rd August

Pine Forest Summer Camps (13-19yrs)

Pine Forest Arts Centre, situated in Kilternan, run 2 week camps throughout the summer. Their Senior Summer Camp is suited for 13-16 yrs and participants can enjoy lots of varied Arts & Craft activities. Their Portfolio Camp is suited for 16-19 yrs, and suited to students wishing to get their portfolios ready for 3rd Level applications.

Dates: 1 July – 23rd August

Independent Theatre Summer Camps (11-18yrs)

Independent Theatre is running a variety of summer Camps aimed at teens, including Camp Broadway!, a Film & Television Intensive Workshop, and a Music for your Future Summer Camp.

Dates: 4th June – 28th June

Sailing Summer Camps (7+ yrs)

The Irish National Sailing School is running sailing camps throughout the summer, in Dun Laoghaire. You can even book online for convenience, with discounts for multiple bookings.

Dates : 4th June – 30th August

The Constant Knitter Summer Camp (11+ yrs)

The Constant Knitter, Francis St., is running a Sewing Camp in June.

Dates: 4th – 7th June.

Jamie Stafford Tennis Academy, Dublin & Wicklow (13-17 yrs)

Jamie Stafford Tennis Academy is running Teen tennis camps in Dublin and Wicklow in June

Dates : 10th – 28th June.

College of Computer Training Courses (15+ yrs)

The College of Computer Training, Dublin 2, is running free ICT courses, aimed at secondary school students, wanting to learn more in this area.

Dates : 15th July – 31st August.

Teen Photo Camp, Wicklow (13+ yrs)

Brightlife Studios, Wicklow, will be running Teen Photo Camp
Dates : 8th July – 23rd August.

ProActive Kids Summer Camp , Wicklow (9-14 yrs)

The ProActive Kids Summer camp with Chris Lang Training, will include rock climbing, parcour, juggling, ultimate frisbee, beach volleyball and acrobatics.

Dates : 17th June – 30th August.

Teens Yoga, Wicklow (9-14 yrs)

Soul Art Yoga is running a 6 week course aimed at teens, in Perfect Theatre Dance Studios, above Bray Bowls.

Dates: First Class 10th June

Camps in North East

Boyne Valley Activities, Meath (13+yrs)

Teens can avail of Kayaking trips in Trim with Boyne Valley Activities, as well as indoor paintballing. They also offer bikes for hire.

Fairyhouse Cookery School, Meath (13+yrs)

Fairyhouse Cookery School are running a teens cookery camp.

Dates: 18th – 20th June

Basketball Camp, Louth (9-16 yrs)

There will be a basketball camp in Dundalk Sports Centre

Dates: 30th June – 4th July

Droichead Arts Centre, Louth (13+yrs)

Droichead Arts Centre is running a Murder Mystery Camp for Teens, where they get to act, devise, and produce their own murder mystery play.

Dates: 22nd – 26th July

Camps in Galway

Beauty & Fashion Teen Camp (14-18yrs)

Purejoy Beauty are running a summer camp, where teens can learn how to wear the best looks, recreate celebs inspired looks, how to get gorgeous glowing skin and perfect manicures!

Dates: 10th & 11th July

Wild at Heart Summer Camp (13-16 yrs)

Brigit’s Garden are running a Wild at Heart Teen camp, where teens can learn survival skills for the wild, and have fun. Camp can be booked online with Mykidstime

Dates: 3rd – 5th July.

NUIG Teen Computer Camp (13-17 yrs)

This Computer camp introduces computing in a novel, fun and interactive way.

Dates: 10th & 17th June

Stuff 4 Cakes Summer Camp (8-16 yrs)

Stuff 4 Cakes are running a cake decorating workshop, and caters for all skill levels. Morning or afternoon sessions available.

Dates: 8th – 11th July.

Camps in North West

Music Generation Summer Camps, Mayo (13-18 yrs)

Music Generation, Mayo, are running Teenage Music Camps this summer, in Castlebar, Ballina and Charlestown, including a Percussion camp, a Piano Summerschool, and Creative Music Workshops.

Dates: July

Music Generation Summer Camps, Sligo (7-17 yrs)

Music Generation, Sligo, have lots of music camps running for teens, throughout the Summer. Try new instruments, explore your voice and songwriting and arranging, in a variety of camps

Dates: Various dates throughout summer.

Irish Water Safety & Rescue, Sligo (13+ yrs)

Irish Water Safety Rescue running a camp at Aughris Pier & Enniscrone Pier.

Dates: 21st July & 3rd August.

North West Surf School, Sligo (8+ yrs)

North West Surf School, Enniscrone, is running weekly surf camps suited throughout the summer.

Dates: 1st July – 30th Aug.

Athletics Ireland Fit4Summer Camp, Sligo (6+ yrs)

Athletics Ireland, will be running two summer camps in Mercy College, Sligo in July. Kids can try out all types of athletic activity!

Dates: 22nd – 26th July & 29th July – 2nd Aug.

An Grianan Theatre Summer School, Donegal (13+ yrs)

An Grianan Theatre is running an Acting for Teens Summer school.

Dates: 19th – 23rd Aug.

Related: 50 Things for your Teen to Do This Summer

Camps in Midlands

Baysports Summer Camps, Athlone (13+yrs)

Baysports, Athlone run Sailing Courses for teens. Kayaking is also available – just ring ahead to book

Dates: Throughout summer

Lughnasa Summer Camp, Longford (12+yrs)

Ardagh Heritage & Creativity centre is running this camp aimed at teens who like creating costumes or sculptures out of junk, creative writing and drama.

Dates: 22nd – 26th July

Outdoor Adventure Centre Adventure Camps, Offaly (12-16 yrs)

Outdoor Adventure in Birr, offer 3 day and 5 day Adventure Camps, which include canoeing, kayaking, rock-climbing, abseiling, and lots more. There are 2 residential camps available also.

Dates: 24th June – 16th August.

Athletics Ireland Fit4Summer Camp, Athlone (6+ yrs)

Athletics Ireland, will be running two summer camps in Athlone IT in July. Kids can try out all types of athletic activity!

Dates: 8th – 12th July & 15th – 19th July.

Dunmaise Arts Centre Teen Camps, Laois (12-18 yrs)

Dunmaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise is running a School of Rock camp in June and an Improvised Music & Jazz camp, in July that is suited for all ages

Dates: June & July

Riverbank Arts Centre Teen Workshop, Kildare (12-18 yrs)

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, brings the CreateSchool workshop for teens back this Summer. If your teen is interested in music and technology, then this will suit them

Dates: 8th – 12th July

Junior Summer Golf Camps, Kildare (6-16 yrs)

The K-Club is running 4 summer golf camps in July and August.

Dates: July & August

Camps in South East

Summer Camps at Secret Valley, Wexford (All Ages)

Secret Valley Wildlife Park, Enniscorthy, summer camps are suited from tots to teens, and include lots of traditional camp activities, along with interacting with the animals.

Date : 8th July – 16th August

Off the Wall Graffiti Camp, Wexford (13+yrs)

Wexford Arts Centre is running a 5 day Graffiti Camp aimed at teens.

Date : 22nd – 26th July

Camp Cooney, Wexford (11-16 yrs)

Camp Cooney provides 2 week residential multi-activity camps aimed at teens.

Date : Throughout summer.

Teen Beauty Camp, Kilkenny (13+ yrs)

Eyrebrushed Makeup Academy is running a 3 day teen beauty camp

Dates: 3rd – 5th June

Film Camps, Kilkenny (16-18 yrs)

Young Irish Film Makers have the National Young Film School for 16-18 year olds with masterclasses and workshops during the week.

Dates: 1st – 5th July

Pure Adventure, South East (11-16 yrs)

Pure Adventure runs Teen Kayak camps in Killkenny and Carlow throughout the summer. Morning and  afternoon camps available in a variety of locations.

Dates: July & August

CreateSchool Workshop, Carlow (14-16 yrs)

CreateSchool is running a Digi-Tales Workshop at the Visual Centre, Carlow

Dates: 14th – 16th August

Camps in Cork

Science Camps, Cork (7-15 yrs)

Sciencecamps is running Science and Lego Camps – a great way to engage kids in engineering throughout Cork.

Date : Various dates starting 18th June.

Blackwater Outdoor Activities Camps, Cork (8-14 yrs)

Blackwater Outdoor Activities Centre, Castletownroche, is running Activity Camps.

Date : 1st July – 2nd August

Ballyhass Lakes, Cork (8-16 yrs)

Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Mallow is running a variety of different camps, some including camping.

Dates: July

Camps in Limerick

Nevsail Watersports Camps, Limerick (13-16 yrs)

Nevsail Watersports, Rathkeale, is running morning and afternoon camps throughout July & August.

Dates: July & August

Lets Get Cooking with Dee Teen Camp, Limerick (6-16 yrs)

Lets Get Cooking with Dee is running a Teen cookery camp.

Dates: 24th – 27th June

Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre, Limerick (13-17yrs)

Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre runs Teen Adventure camps, offering a real taste of outdoor adventure.

Dates: August

Castleconnell Boat Club Summer Camps, Limerick (All)

Castleconnell Boat Club is running rowing summer camps June, July and August, suited to all ages and abilities.

Dates: June – August

Camps in South West

The Source Arts Centre, Tipperary (7-18 yrs)

The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, is running a variety of summer camps in July including an Art & Design Camp, North Stars Drama Camp, and I Want to Sing.

Dates: 15th – 26th July.

Glor Youth Theatre Workshops, Clare (12+ yrs)

Glor Theatre, Ennis, is running Youth Theatre Workshops for 12+yrs, exploring using bodies, voices and imaginations, to bring characters to life.

Dates: 24th – 28th June & 8th – 12th July

Burren Outdoor Education Centre Camp, Clare (12-16 yrs)

Burren OEC offer a number of summer adventure camps for teenagers. These involve a wide range of adventure activities, challenges including raft building, games and an overnight camp during a 5 day visit.

Dates: 1st – 5th July

Radio Kerry Camp, Kerry (15+ yrs)

The Radio Kerry 5 day Camp, Tralee, is ideal if your teenager in interested in media, and give an introduction to broadcasting.

Dates: 12th & 19th August

Related: 50 Things for your Teen to Do This Summer

If you know of a local camp for teens that we don’t have listed, drop us an email or comment below and we’ll happily add to the listings for other parents! If you are a camp provider and we haven’t listed your summer camp, be sure to list your camp with us

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  1. Suzanne Doyle says:

    We are looking for an wilderness experience . Residential camp for this summer for our 3 sons.ages 14 to 17? Any where in ireland would suit
    Regards sue Doyle
    Thank you

    1. laura says:

      Petersburg in galway is a great residential place. You can camp there or sleep in the dorm rooms. They do alot of outdoor activities.