Fun Guaranteed With These Sleepaway Camps in Ireland

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Have you been wondering about sending your child or teen to a residential camp this summer? We have rounded up some residential camp options for tweens and teens, there’s Fun Guaranteed With These Sleepaway Camps in Ireland:

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While it’s very common in the USA to send your child to residential summer camp, it’s not the norm in Ireland, but there are some amazing benefits for your child to experience from having time away.


Here are some of the places around Ireland that we’ve found that offer sleepaway camp options:

Fun Guaranteed With These Sleepaway Residential Camps in Ireland

Delphi Adventure Summer Camps, Co. Galway

Give your kids a fun-filled experience they’ll never forget. Is there anything your kids love more than an adventure? There’s no playground in the world that can match what Ireland’s great outdoors has to offer. With over 35 years of experience, Delphi have developed Adventure Camps to nurture and encourage children and teenagers to:

  • support one another
  • work in teams
  • develop their self-confidence
  • grow in self-belief through adventure in the outdoors.

With this in mind there is no doubt that Delphi Resort will be an unforgettable experience that your child will carry with them into the future. Campers will get to experience an array of challenging and fun activities in what is one of the most beautiful adventure playgrounds in Ireland.

So why not let your kids (aged 10 -17 years) ‘go wild’ in a safe and full supervised environment for up to a week at Ireland’s leading adventure resort? Send them for a few days away and you could be looking at the next Bear Grylls or future BMX biking champ.

They will be zip-lining, climbing, kayaking, and much more while making lifetime memories and new friendships. For added peace of mind, you can rest assured knowing that safety is paramount at Delphi Resort. Your kids will be fed and watered 3 times a day and given all the safety equipment they need – at no extra cost to you. 24 hour supervision is provided by fully trained and qualified staff who have been Garda vetted.

Adventure Camps will run weekly on selected dates from 28th June to 9th August 2020, 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 +353 (0)95 42208 for more information.

You might also enjoy reading Top Summer Camps for Teens in Ireland and Top Summer Camps for Kids in Ireland

Language Camp West, Co. Mayo

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Language Camp West run residential French or German Language Immersion Camps for Irish teenagers on Achill Island, Co. Mayo. These residential courses uniquely combine adventure, activities and language immersion in a beautiful location on the Wild Atlantic Way. As well as morning language lessons, students enjoy kayaking, coasteering, surfing, archery, abseiling and more.

All room and board, language lessons, adventure sports, equipment and activities are included. Return bus travel from Dublin, Galway and Limerick is also available.



STAGEWISE is Ireland’s leading residential performing arts camp ideal for young people aged 13-18 who have an interest in exploring the world of acting, dance, drama and theatre. Their summer stage school is now in its 27th year and the course runs from July 5th to 10th 2020 at The King’s Hospital, Dublin.

The StageWise tutors have years of experience in youth theatre and they are some of the most recognised names in youth theatre and the performing arts from Ireland and the UK. Each tutor has specific areas of expertise, ensuring the StageWise students are working with and learning from the very best.

Killary Adventure Company, Galway

Killary Adventure

Killary Adventure Company offer residential Multi-Activity Summer Camps which give your child a taste of all that is exciting and wonderful about the Irish outdoors. They have 5, 7 & 14 day summer camps for ages 8-17 years during June – August, with activities including Kayaking, Gorge Walking, Climbing & Abseiling, the Burma Bridge, the famous Turf Challenge (as featured on Ireland’s Fittest Family!) and many more!

For older kids, 13-17, they also offer week long Wilderness 5 day camps making their way on foot, by bicycle, kayak and speedboat through the most spectacular parts of counties Mayo and Galway.

Donegal Adventure Centre Surf Camp

Donegal Adventure Centre

Donegal Adventure Centre (DAC) Surf Camp is an all inclusive fully supervised residential surf & adventure camp in Ireland’s surf capital Bundoran for 12 –17 year olds.

The DAC Teen Surf Camp is indeed a surf camp for teenagers but they don’t think that description does it justice. However they thought that “The DAC make new friends from all over the world / Surfing / Climbing / Abseiling / Kayaking / Cliff jumping / Day Trips / Night Line / Archery / Talent Show / Zip Line / Canoeing & Much Much More Camp for Teens ” was a bit of a mouthful 🙂

DAC Surf Camp is for Teens who are interested in outdoor sports, trying new things and meeting lots of new friends. You don’t have to be able to surf or even be a strong swimmer.

All the lessons are done at the campers level; if you are an absolute beginner we will teach you how to surf, climb and all the other fun things we do. If you already surf, we will hone your skills and coach you to be becoming a much better surfer – you can even bring your own board if you want. You don’t need to be super fit, just to be interested in trying all these new things.

Teenage Stage, Dublin and Kildare

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Teenage Stage will be running residential summer schools for 11 to 19 year olds in 2 locations: St Columba’s College Dublin and Clongowes Wood College, Kildare.

They offer quality professional training with caring and experienced garda vetted teachers in musical theatre and film making & drama.

Your child will have an exciting arts educational holiday with a finale production for the musical theatre camps and a film premiere for the film making & drama camp.

Days and evenings will be filled with theatre quizzes, excursions, guest masterclasses and hot chocolate entertainment in evenings! An intensive musical theatre buzz and make new and lifelong friends!

Connemara Maths Academy, Galway

connemara maths academy

Connemara Maths Academy’s Residential Summer Camps for 8-17 years have a unique mixture of Adventure & Team sports, Creative Technologies and STEM workshops.

At CMA Summer Camps, learning through discovery, creativity and adventure is the cornerstone of their educational philosophy, promoting critical thinking, problem solving and educated risk taking through challenging, stimulating and intensive residential programmes and summer camps at Rockwell College in Tipperary & Delphi Resort on the Wild Atlantic Way. Activities range from surfing to music tech, zip wire to 3D Printing, wipe-out assault courses to film production and everything in-between!

Over to you now. Has your child gone to one of these residential camps that you could recommend? Tell us in the comments below. 

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