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Best Summer Camps for Kids in Ireland Summer 2016

It’s almost that time of year, summer camp time, schools will soon be out and it is time to get looking and booking summer camps. We’ve done some research on summer camps for kids in Ireland and have details below about some of the best local summer camps for kids. Keep checking back as we’ll be adding new camps all the time! And we also have Teen Summer Camp information rounded up. 

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National Summer Camps for Kids

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 Clare, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Limerick, Louth, Kilkenny, Meath, Waterford, 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) 

Delphi Adventure Residential Summer Camps, Leenane, Co. Galway

Send your kids on a fun-filled experience they’ll never forget. Adventure Camps at Delphi are the No. 1 Multi-Activity Camp in Ireland, suitable for 8 to 17 year olds. Delphi Adventure Camps are more than just your standard summer camp, they are about meeting challenges head-on, working as a team, increasing confidence and self-belief, as well as having lots of fun and making life lasting memories!

Adventure Camps are running on dates from July 3rd to August 17th 2016, and you can choose from a 7, 5 or 3 day residential camp or just book in for one day. Click here to book now! Or call (095) 42208 for more information.

WhizzKids

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 various locations across the country in top level universities and 3rd level institutions, thus giving kids access to great facilities. Camps run in DCU, UCD, Cork, Clonmel, Limerick, Galway, Maynooth & Tralee.

Createschool Workshops (from 8 yrs+)

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Createschool presents a range of creative workshops for kids over the summer months, ranging from songwriting to movie making to stop motion animation. Let your imagination loose and your ideas take hold, whilst having fun, making friends and creating memories!

Songschool

Summer Songschool workshops

Summer Songschool workshops are aimed at kids who are interested in music, writing, recording and performing songs… not to mention forming bands and having fun!

Junior Songschool at the National Concert Hall, Dublin – for 8-12 year olds

Senior Songschool workshops are aimed at secondary school students and are running at a variety of venues in Ireland over the summer months. Suitable for 12-17 year olds.

Brick Flicks stop motion workshops

Brick Flicks workshops make LEGO mini figures come alive using stop motion animation! Cast your favourite character in its very own movie,using the power of your imagination, handmade sets and iPads. Students work in small groups to plan, design and storyboard their movies and learn tips and techniques on all aspects of stop motion.

Brick Flicks workshops are taking place in venues all over the country this summer. Suitable for 8 years +

 Movie Makers

Movie Maker workshops

Follow in the footsteps of Spielberg and find out how to turn your ideas into films at our Movie Maker Workshops! Students learn to script, rehearse, shoot and edit their own film, learning skills and techniques that they can continue to develop after the workshop.

Workshops are taking place in the Draoicht Arts Centre in Blanchardstown, the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray and the Nenagh Arts Centre. Suitable for 10 years +

Summer Camps for Kids in Leinster

Imaginosity Summer Camps, 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.

Science Summer Camps – Junior Einsteins Science Club

Junior Einsteins Science Summer Camps

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

The Ark Animation 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.

Alliance-Française French Summer Courses

AD summer 2016 Kids Teens Alliance Française

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.

Savvy Teen Academy Summer Camp

Savvy Teen Academy

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

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

Gymnastics Summer Camps

Gymnastics Summer Camps take place at Taillight and Clondalkin Leisure Centre.

Martial Arts and Kickboxing Summer Camps

Tallaght and Blessington Martial Arts Clubs run summer camps and classes for kids from 6 years old.

The Kildare Summer Arts Project

The Kildare Summer Arts Project  hold drop in workshops for children of all ages. Participants can choose to attend as many workshops as they wish and each workshop will cover a different art medium. Workshops run from July 19th to 23rd and August 2nd to 13th 2016.

Summer Camps for Kids in Munster

The Hunt Museum, Limerick

Hunt Museum Summer Camps

Join in on the fun this summer, with the return of the award-winning Hunt Museum children’s summer camps! Camps run Mon-Fri from 10am – 4pm, from July 10th until August 21st 2016. Sign up for just one of the six, week-long programs or multiple dates! Camps cost €85 per child sibling discount available and are suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years.

glór Ennis

Glor Ennis

There are loads of summer camps to choose from each summer at glór in Ennis. Camps will run during July and August and all we be available to book online when dates have been finalised.

Savvy Teen Academy Summer Camp

Savvy Teen Academy

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 Cork from 18th to 22nd July 2016

Other Munster Summer Camps

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:Rochestown Hotel, Cork

Dates: July 5th & 6th 2016

Venue: Kilmurry Lodge Hotel, Limerick

Date: July 26th

  • Morning Session 10am to 1pm
  • Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm

Summer Camps for Kids in Connacht

Art in Galway

Art In Galway

Art in Galway is running summer camps for 5-13 yr olds, in Arús Bothár na Trá, Salthill on July 18th – 22nd  & August 8th – 12th from 10am to 2pm daily.

The camps are organised and delivered by a qualified Art and Design teacher, and children can expect an exciting range of activities including: painting, drawing, 3D, and clay, to name a few.

Each camp works from a theme and participants explore art concepts throughout the week culminating in a group exhibition on the Friday afternoon. These camps promise to be both educational and FUN!

Delphi Adventure Summer Camps, Leenane, Co. Galway

Delphi Resort Summer Camps

Send your kids on a fun-filled experience they’ll never forget. Adventure Camps at Delphi are the No. 1 Multi-Activity Camp in Ireland, suitable for 8 to 17 year olds. Delphi Adventure Camps are more than just your standard summer camp, they are about meeting challenges head-on, working as a team, increasing confidence and self-belief, as well as having lots of fun and making life lasting memories!

Adventure Camps are running on dates from July 3rd to August 17th 2016, and you can choose from a 7, 5 or 3 day residential camp or just book in for one day. Click here to book now! Or call (095) 42208 for more information.

Galway Atlantaquaria Summer Camps

Galway Atlantaquaria Summer Camps

Discover the wonders of science at the Science 4 Summer Camp at the Aquarium in Galway, running in July & August 2016. The camps run from 10am to 3pm and are for ages 8 – 12. Kids will discover the wonders of science at this years Science 4 Summer Camps. They will undertake experiences, design technology and lots more.

Science for Summer Camp Dates:

  • 11th to 15th July
  • 18th to 22nd July
  • 8th to 12th August
  • 15th to 19th August
  • 22nd to 26th August

If you have a younger child, aged 5 – 7 years, there will be a Science 4 Summer Junior Camp running. This camp will introduce kids to the wonder of science by learning about water, living things and making simple models, rockets and will carry out a seashore safari! Camps will run from 10am to 1pm daily.

Dates for Junior Summer Camp:

  • 26th to 28th July
  • 2nd to 4th August

All Summer Camps will be available to book online soon. or you can call (091) 585100 or email: info@nationalaquarium.ie

Brigits Garden Summer Camps, Roscahill, Co Galway

Brigit's Garden Summer Camps

Brigit’s Garden offers an excellent opportunity for children to get out of the house and into the great outdoors during the summer. The Celtic Gardens, woodlands and meadows provide a unique setting for kids to explore the wonders of nature, guided by our experienced staff. Brigit’s Garden camps will give your kids a special experience and a lifetime of memories.

  • Fun with Nature Camp for 5 – 8 year olds – Nature Games, Bug Hunts, Arts & Crafts and loads more fun.
  • Survival Skills Camp for 9 – 12 year olds – Make a Natural Hut, Cook food outdoors, Tracking Games, Bug Hunts, Teamwork & Leadership skills and much more.

Both camps are one week long and start on July 11th & 18th and August 15th 2016 and run daily from 10am – 1.30pm.

 Power Soccer Summer Camps, Galway & Mayo

Power Soccer Summer Camps

Power Soccer School of Excellence provides excellent soccer coaching for boys and girls in Galway and Mayo, training indoors from September to June and outdoors for Summer Camps in July and August.

Boys and girls aged 3yrs up can join Power Soccer School of Excellence! The Little Kickers camp is for 3-4 yrs and runs Mon-Fri from 12 – 2 pm. The Mini Kickers is for 5-6 yrs and runs Mon-Fri from 10 am – 12 pm. The Main Camps are for 6+yrs, and run from 10 am-2 pm Mon-Fri.

Summer Camps for Kids in Ulster

Savvy Teen Academy Summer Camp

Savvy Teen Academy

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 Donegal from 11th to 15th July 2016

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Tips for Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids

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

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