Top Summer Camps for Teens in Ireland

Michelle

January 10, 2021

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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 to keep boredom at bay, why not consider summer camps for teens? Keep checking back as we’ll be adding new camps all the time, in the meantime, here’s a few that caught our eye!

Start planning your summer with some of these fantastic summer camps for teens around Ireland. From science and robotics to sports, drama and more – there’s something for everyone!

This year may continue to be different with some camps moved online and other providers limiting summer camp places. Please check the camp providers website or Facebook page to get up to date information. 

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Super Summer Camps for Teens

Learn It Senior Robotics Camps (11+yrs)

learn it lego senior robotics

You will blast off for the red planet in a Mission to Mars Robotics Challenge, an exciting way to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts to life for the over-11s. Students research and plan their Martian mission, developing a robot to carry out automated tasks, culminating in our interplanetary challenge at the end of the week.

The Learn It Senior Robotics camps enable students to discover Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in a fun, engaging, hands-on way. This combines LEGO building with software and curriculum-based activities, which allows students to design, programme and control robots. They build robots and use software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions from a variety of real-life robotic behaviours. Students gather and analyse data from sensors using data-logging functionalities such as graph view.

Following a curriculum devised by LEGO® Education, they start off with simple projects on Day One, learning about the basics of LEGO® Mindstorms programming, creating a vehicle and programming it to drive forward, turn and reverse. They then move on to the various sensors that we use during the week, learning how they work, their real world applications and how to programme them.

As the week progresses, students enhance their robot, adding new sensors, creating new programmes and taking on various challenges that are set each day. As the end of the camp approaches, they build a new robot based on what they have learned and take on our end-of-week challenge.

Ballet Ireland Summer School, Clare

ballet ireland summer school

Ballet Ireland offer an Annual Summer School at glór in Ennis and other locations with a separate group for those over 12 years. Participants will have an unforgettable time creating a ballet with professional dancers from Ballet Ireland. No prior dance training is necessary.

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Anyone4Science Teen Summer Camps

anyone4science teen camps

Anyone4Science are running online and in person science summer camps for kids aged 4-13 years and teens (1st-3rd year). Learn about the states of matter, viscosity, solar energy, light and sound, forensics and rocket science.

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Other Summer Camps for Teens across Ireland

  • Athletics Ireland offer kids the opportunity to come along and try a range of fun athletics activities in July and August.
  • Whizzkids run Discover IT Summer Camps for up to age 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 various locations across the country in top level universities and 3rd level institutions, thus giving kids access to great facilities.
  • Createschool offers a range of creative workshops and camps, ranging in length from half day taster sessions to week-long camps. Workshops include Brick Flicks stop motion animation with Lego minifigures, moviemaking, podcasting, songwriting and much more.
  • ATC Language Schools offer summer camps for teens in film making & screenwriting, journalism, creative writing and digital identities online.

Summer Camps for Teens in Dublin

Savvy Teen Academy Summer Camps (15+ yrs)

Savvy Teen

The Savvy Teen Academy offer courses helping teens flourish at school, college or work, maximise fun and build a toolbox of skills to help with all areas of their life. It is not a course based on traditional school curriculum but students will learn and practice skills that are not taught in schools but that are essential to academic and professional success.

This year the camp will take place 26-29 July 2021, venue tbc.

Students will learn and practice skills that are essential to academic and professional success, but aren’t taught as such in school, such as:

  • speaking confidently and persuasively in front of an audience
  • studying smart, and not just hard
  • making an excellent first impression in a professional or personal context
  • overcoming shyness and coming across as respectful and confident in any conversation or exchange
  • managing stress-inducing situations with poise and grace, without crumbling under pressure
  • protecting themselves and coping in difficult situations requiring quick adaptation (moving out and starting college, coping with feelings of sadness or isolation, after a breakup for example)

At the end of the programme your teen will take home the best strategies, tried and selected by highly successful people – and use them for life.

Places are limited so book your teen’s place now.

Alliance Française French Summer Camps in Dublin (13+yrs)

french camps for teens dublin

The summer courses for teenagers at Alliance Française are designed to complement classes already attended at secondary school and to lay the groundwork for the school year ahead. They provide a diversification and broadening of the language in an interactive and fun way, with a focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants.

3 groups are available: Junior Teens (for students going into 2nd Year & 3rd Year), Senior Teens (for students going into 4th (TY), 5th and 6th year) Preparation for Secondary School (for students going into 1st Year)

2 week programme every 2 weeks Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm 30 hours in total and teen camps take place from June right up to August 2021.

More Summer Camps for Teens in Dublin

  • Trinity College Dublin’s Trinity Walton Club has exciting STEM summer camps for ages 13-17 years. They can enjoy a week of designing, collaborating and learning, all while making new discoveries, making stuff and making friends.
  • Canoe Ireland run kayaking summer camps during July and August for ages 10-16. They have Junior, Senior and Advanced camps.
  • Pine Forest Arts Centre offer Art Summer Camps for up to 16 years.
  • Nova’s European Youth Cultural Project encourages children and teens from all nationalities to freely develop their creativity in a safe and supportive environment at their Filmmaking summer camps. Any child aged 11 to 17 can take part in the project which runs for 3 consecutive weeks during July at the Firhouse Community Centre.
  • The Gaiety School of Acting run drama and acting camps for teens in July and August.
  • Sport Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown offer gymnastic, football, inclusive and multi-activity summer camps for kids and teens.
  • Rock Jam offer music summer camps for kids and teens at several locations in Dublin.
  • Teenage Stage run residential summer camps for kids and teens in Dublin and Kildare.

Summer Camps for Teens in Galway

Summer Camps

  • Power Soccer School of Excellence provides excellent soccer coaching for boys and girls in Galway City and County, training indoors from September to June and outdoors for Summer Camps in July and August. The Main Camps are for 6+yrs, and run from 10 am-2 pm Mon-Fri in Athenry, Ballinrobe, Knockcarra, Headword, Kinvara and Renmore.
  • The Galway Arts Centre run Art & Multimedia Summer Camps for Teens.

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Summer Camps for Teens in Ulster

  • The Donegal Adventure Centre in Bundoran has surfing summer camps for teens in July and August. They also offer Multi-Activity Camps for teens with high ropes, archery, art, cliff jumping, surfing, kayaking and more.
  • Gartan Outdoor and Education Training Centre in Donegal offers outdoor adventure summer camps for teens with a ‘mad mix’ of activities for all to enjoy.
  • Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre have fun multi-activity summer camps for teens up to 16 years in Monaghan.

Summer Camps for Teens in Munster

  • Funkytown Watersports run Summer Camps for Kids & Teens on Fountainstown Beach, Cork during July and August. Camps are suitable for kids aged 8 to 17 years.
  • Whizzkids Discover IT run Summer Camps for kids aged 8 to 17, they have virtual camps and hope to run in person camps this year.
  • Kingdom Waves run fun surf summer camps at Inch Beach and Banna Strand throughout the summer.
  • Nevsail have watersports summer camps running in Kilkee and Limerick throughout June, July and August.
  • Inspireland run Creative Arts Summer Camps for teens up to 16 years take place in July in Limerick.
  • Techkidz offer multi-activity computer summer camps for kids ages 7 to 14 years
  • The Burren Outdoor and Education Centre have adventure summer camps for kids and teens running in July
  • Oysterhaven Activity Centre have Windsurfing and Sailing and multi-activity Summer Camps for kids and teens taking place from June to August.

Summer Camps for Teens in Connacht

  • Horizon Ireland in Westport and have summer camps for teens including specialist camps for Tennis, Golf, Horse riding, Surfing, Drama, Watersports, Rugby, and Multi-Activity and Language Summer Camps in French, Spanish and English.
  • Roscommon Equestrian Centre run Summer Pony Camps for teens of all ages and ability levels.
  • Lough Allen Adventure offer water and land based summer camps for teens in Leitrim.
  • Scholastic Languages offer Irish Speaking multi-activity summer camps in Leitrim and Sligo. Summer Camps are available for both primary and secondary level students.
  • Connemara Maths Academy Galway and Tipperary offer residential summer camps for kids and teens.
  • Killary Adventure Centre Galway offer residential summer camps for kids and teens.

Summer Camps for Teens in Leinster

  • The Craft Corner runs a Summer Arts & Crafts Camps for teens in Kildare.
  • Pure Adventure Kilkenny offer kayaking summer camps for teens during July and August.
  • Marine Biology for Teens summer courses run by Marine Dimensions in Bray, Co. Wicklow covering a wide range of marine topics.
  • Canoe Ireland run kayaking summer camps during July and August for ages 10-16. They have Junior, Senior and Advanced camps.
  • The Gaiety School of Acting run drama and acting camps for kids and teens in July and August.
  • Cow House Studios, Wexford Art On The Farm Residential Summer Camps.
  • Teenage Stage run residential summer camps for kids and teens in Dublin and Kildare.
  • Trinity College Dublin’s Trinity Walton Club has exciting STEM summer camps for ages 13-17 years. They can enjoy a week of designing, collaborating and learning, all while making new discoveries, making stuff and making friends.

Are you running camps in locations across Ireland? Contact us to tell us about your camp. 

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Published On: January 10th, 2021 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: June 9th, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Michelle

Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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