With the long summer holidays around the corner, many parents will be anxious to get those Summer Camps booked. We’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best Summer Camps for kids in Dublin this year. Keep checking back as we’ll be adding new camps all the time! We also have information on Teen Summer Camps and Summer Camps for Kids in Ireland.
Song School Summer Camps for Kids in Dublin
Junior Songschool is chance for 8-12 year olds to spend some time at the National Concert Hall, learning about writing, performing and recording songs. Runs from Monday July 18th to Friday July 22nd 2016
Senior Songschool for secondary school students runs at the National Concert Hall from Monday July 11th to Friday July 15th 2016.
Imaginosity Summer Camps for kids in Dublin
Imaginosity is the place to be during the school holidays with fun filled camps running throughout he summer holidays this year, catering for children aged 4-6 years (from 9am-1pm), and 7-8 years with a slightly extended day (from 9am-2.30pm). All camps will have their own weekly theme, and will be jam packed with arts & crafts, science, music, engineering supervised museum exploration and much more!
Imaginosity is an accredited DPSM (Discover Primary Science and Maths Centre) so all camps are designed to engage children in education outside the classroom in a fun and entertaining way. Themes this summer include; Star Wars, Elves & Fairies, Science, Descendants, CSI, Magic and Engineering…to name a few. To book your child’s place call 01-2176130, or log onto www.imaginosity.ie for more camp information. Daily and weekly options are available for all camps.
Alliance-Française French Summer Courses
This summer why not let your children learn and play in French. Arts and Crafts, songs, outdoor games (subject to weather) and much more. These classes will be led by child-friendly native-French qualified teachers. Please note that lunch à la française is included in the price. All children are welcome up to 12 years, whatever their level of French! Register for 2 camps or more and receive a 10% discount on the second camp!
The Alliance-Française Summer camps run weekly throughout July from 10am – 2.30pm in Dublin.
Science Summer Camps – Junior Einsteins Science Club
The Junior Einsteins Science Summer Camps contain amazing science activities and practical experiments designed to stimulate and inspire a love of science and learning. Using real scientific equipment they bring ‘real world science’ to their summer camps. Van Der Graff generators, Plasma balls, hovercrafts, dinosaur Digs, Bug hunts, Dry Ice & giant bubbles are only some of the excitement in store!
All of their instructors are real scientists, are Garda vetted and fully insured. The ‘Junior Einsteins’ make a variety of explosive & slimy pieces to proudly bring home such as a model glider, slime, instruments, rockets, rainbow glasses, smoke cannons, glowing gherkins and fossils.
Junior Einstein’s Science Summer Camps for kids run in Malahide, Killiney/Ballybrack, Dunboyne and Greystones on various dates from July 4th until August 22nd and are suited to children aged 6+yrs. Camps cost €140 per week and run daily from 9am to 2pm. (Sibling discount available)
The Ark Summer Camps
It is all about art this summer at The Ark with summer camps for Animation, Character Design, Building Sea Creatures, Moving Pictures, Lego Animation and more.
Summer Camps take place on various dates from June 11th to August 19th and can be booked online. Look out too for family workshops and gigs taking place throughout the summer at this unique venue right in the heart of Dublin city centre.
Savvy Teen Academy Summer Camp
The Savvy Teen Academy offer week long courses helping teens flourish at school / college / work, maximise fun and build a toolbox of skills to help with all areas of their ife. It is not a course based on tradational school curriculum but students will learn and practice skills that are not taught in schools but that are essential to academic and professional success.
Courses run in Dublin from 4th to 8th July 2016
Let’s Go Summer Camps
Let’s Go! is your No. 1 choice for action packed, fun filled summer camps. Let’s Go! Multi Activity Summer Camps operate in towns nationwide during the months of June, July and August for children aged five to thirteen years. Camps run Monday to Friday – 9:30am to 3.30pm daily.
There are two programmes of activities, one for the 5-6 yrs and the second for the 7-13 yrs. These programmes have been designed by their expert team with the children in mind at all times. Let’s Go! iPad Camps are available at some venues, where they have combined the best elements of their traditional sports camp with the latest technology available through iPads.
Learn-It Lego Education Summer Camps
Learn It Lego Education Summer Camps cover a variety of different themes such as Robotics, Mechanics Engineering, Construction, Science and Creativity. Camps are taking place in Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow at various locations throughout each city and county.
Click here to find a Learn It Lego Summer Camp near you. They have 5 different camps: Junior Engineers (6-8yrs) and Junior Robotics (7-9yrs) summer camps, Senior Engineers Summer Camps (9-12yrs) and Senior Robotics Summer Camps (11+ yrs) and Mindstorm (EV3) Summer Camps which is an advanced robotics camps for ages (11+ yrs)
Whizzkids Discover IT Summer Camps are for kids aged 8 to 17 and mix indoor and outdoor action, with sports, code breaking & web design so kids have a fun & varied day.
Camps are taking place during July and August in DCU, UCD and Maynooth, thus giving kids access to great facilities.
Brickflicks run stop motion summer camps in various locations across the country. Bring your favourite mini figure to life and learn tips and techniques on all aspects of stop motion. These camps are focused on hands on learning and particpants work in small groups.
The camps are suitable for 8 years + and are happening this summer in various locations around Ireland.
Other Summer Camps in Leinster
Minevention offer Minecraft Summer Workshops for all Minecraft enthusiasts, they can now enjoy a Minecraft Summer Workshop with two famous Minecraft YouTubers at each workshop. Each workhshop will include:
- Obstacle Courses with famous YouTubers
- Free play Minecraft on Xboxes
- Build Batles with famous YouTubers
- Oculus Rift
- Free build with Lego
- YouTuber Challenges and more
Cost is €25 per child per workshop and includes drinks thoughout the day. Every child will receive a certificate, MineVention Merchandise and a photo.
Venue: CityNorth Hotel, Meath
Dates: July 28th & 29th 2016
- Morning Session 10am to 1pm
- Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm
Tips for Summer Camps
Mykidstime is run by parents and we have also compiled our Top 10 Tips for Summer Camps, based on our experience! Things like checking whether they need a drink or snack with them or what the procedure is at pick up time. Each camp provider should have a child protection policy in place. Ask other parents for opinions on camps if it’s your child’s first summer camp year.
If you know of a local camp 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