Summer Camps in Dublin

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Summer Camps in Dublin

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 in Dublin for Kids and Teens for 2018. Keep checking back as we’ll be adding new camps all the time!

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Summer Camps in Dublin for Teens

Trinity Walton Club STEM Summer Camps

Trinity College Dublin’s Trinity Walton Club has exciting STEM summer camps that kids from 13-17 years of age are sure to love. They can enjoy a week of designing, collaborating and learning, all while making new discoveries, making stuff and making friends.

There are STEM camps for all secondary school students (the junior camps are for pre-junior certificate students and the senior camps are for post-junior certificate students).

Camp Dates:

  • 11th-15th June or 16th -20th July (for pre-Junior Cert students)
  • 25th – 29th June or 16th – 20th July (for post-junior cert students)

Further information is available HERE but act fast as spaces are given on a first-come, first-served basis only!

Savvy Teen Academy Summer Camps (15+ yrs)

Savvy Teen Academy

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.

2018 Savvy Teen Summer Camps in Dublin for Teens Course takes place from July 23rd to 26th.

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 and Transition Year), Senior Teens (for students going into 4th (TY), 5th and 6th year) Preparation for Secondary School (for students going into 1st Year or complete beginners)

2 week programme every 2 weeks Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm 30 hours in total – €350

Junior Teens camps dates
5-15 June / 18-29 June / 2-13 July / 16-27 July / 30 July – 10 August / 13-24 August 2018

Senior Teens camps dates
5-15 June / 18-29 June / 2-13 July / 16-27 July / 30 July – 10 August / 13-24 August 2018

Starter Teens camps dates
5-15 June / 18-29 June / 2-13 July / 16-27 July / 30 July – 10 August / 13-24 August 2018

Gaiety School of Acting Summer Camps for Teens

Summer Camps at The Gaiety School of Acting run throughout July and August at the Gaiety School of Acting HQ at Temple Bar and offer a vast variety of fun and creative performing arts camps for up to 18 years. This year they have a wide range of themed camps across all genres of Musical Theatre, Film-making and Acting, from High School Musical to Make-a-Movie Witchcraft & Wizardry Camp to School of Rock.

And for the more advanced teenage actor, there are a variety of courses to challenge and enthrall, including a three week course Triple Threat Intensive, Irish Theatre Course, Acting for Camera and Casting Call, in association with Louise Kiely Casting.

Visit www.gaietyschool.com for more information and to book your teen’s place.

Bricks4Kidz Teen Summer Camps

Bricks4Kidz offer specially designed Summer Camps for Teens cover key STEM areas including:

Coding
Bring LEGO® Bricks to life with coding! The ability to code is a key component of technology education today. Coding camps will teach students important strategies to enhance their logic and problem-solving skills, as well as help them work toward becoming technological innovators of tomorrow. The coding camps offer skill level progression of coding concepts as students advance through multiple levels from beginner through advanced. Students will build models with LEGO® Education’s EV3 elements, then control their models with the codes they write.

Robotics
Experience cutting edge technology with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robotics Camp! Incorporating the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming commands directly into the EV3 Intelligent Brick. Test your capabilities by making your robot move and perform exactly how you want. The models you will build are challenging and fun, providing the complete fundamental components of robotics at its best!

Computer Game Design
Teens can create their own fun video games this summer! Game designers will think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively to create various video games. Each Game Design unit includes a themed mini-model built with LEGO® Bricks that will be the main character of all of the games. Each game progressively teaches more advanced capabilities within the video game design software. Students will be proud and excited to actually play their very own completed video games.

Locations for teen camps: Wexford, Louth, Fingal & Santry
Times: 5 days, 9am-12 noon or 2pm-5pm
Ages: 3 – 16 years (teen specific camps available)
Cost: €99 – €125 (depending on activity)
Website: www.bricks4kidz.ie/kids-summer-camps

Other Summer Camps in Dublin for Teens

  • Canoe Ireland run kayaking summer camps during July and August. They have Junior, Senior and Advanced camps.
  • Pine Forest Arts Centre run art summer camps for up to 16 years.
  • The Chester Beatty Library have fun workshops for teens running over the Summer Holidays.
  • Nova’s European Youth Cultural Project encourages children and teens from all nationalities to freely develop their creativity in a safe and supportive environment
    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.

Summer Camps in Dublin for Kids

Alliance-Française French Summer Courses

french camps for kids dublin

This summer why not let your children learn and play in French at the The Alliance Française Summer camps in Dublin run weekly throughout July & August from 10am – 2.30pm

With Arts & Crafts, multimedia workshops, songs, outdoor games (subject to weather) and much more… “C’est l’été / French Summer Fun” take place every week, with different activities throughout the summer. The classes are led by child-friendly, native-French qualified teachers. All children are welcome, whatever their level of French!

Register for 2 camps or more and receive a 10% discount on the second camp!

1-Week Camps Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 2pm – 20 hours in total (€220)

4-6 year olds camps dates
2-6 July / 9-13 July / 16-20 July / 23-27 July / 30 July – 3 August / 7-10 August / 13-17 August / 20-24 August / 27-31 August 2018

7-10 year olds camps dates
2-6 July / 9-13 July / 16-20 July / 23-27 July / 30 July – 3 August / 7-10 August / 13-17 August / 20-24 August / 27-31 August 2018

Bricks 4 Kidz Fun LEGO Summer Camps

Bricks4Kidz Lego Themed Summer Camps for Kids

Bricks 4 Kidz teaches Science, Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) using LEGO. They have a number of camp options depending on age and location;

  • Junior Builders camp (3-5 years)
  • Motorised LEGO Technic camp (5-12 years)
  • Robotics and Coding camp (8-14 years)
  • Computer Game Design camp (8-14 years).

Their camps are very popular amongst both girls and boys. Bricks 4 Kidz is part of global franchise network that operates across 45 countries.

To Book: Bricks 4 Kidz
Times: 5 days, 9am-12 noon or 2pm-5pm
Ages: 3 – 16 years
Cost: €99 – €125 (depending on activity)
Locations: Dublin South (19 Locations), Dublin North (13 Locations)

STARCAMP

starcamp summer camps

STARCAMP is Ireland’s award winning No 1 performing, fun and games Summer Camp. It promises to offer the absolute best, most exciting and varied Summer camp experience to date and you will not want your child to miss it.

Science Summer Camps with Junior Einsteins

junior einsteins summer camps leinster summer 2018Junior Einsteins run hands on science summer camps at multiple locations in Leinster. Children get to make and take home something most days including their own slime, fossils, model gliders, rainbow glasses and more! They wear Lab coats and goggles and take part in outdoor fun too including; Bug Hunts, Rocket Races, Dinosaur Digs. All camps are run by qualified scientists who have been Garda vetted and are fully insured.

Camps are suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years and run from Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm daily.

Dates & Locations

  • Monday 2nd July – Friday 6th July :Glenageary, Killiney & Swords
  • Monday 9th July – Friday 13th July : Howth & Dunboyne & Maynooth
  • Monday 16th July – Friday 20th July : Greystones & Malahide
  • Monday  23rd July – Friday 27th July : Knocklyon  & Naas
  • Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August; Glenageary & Swords  & Maynooth
  • Monday 6th August – Friday 10th August :  Killiney & Celbridge
  • Monday 13th August – 17th August: Greystones, Malahide & Naas
  • Monday 20th – 24th August: Dunboyne & Knocklyon & Howth

How to Book: Online at www.junioreinsteinsscienceclub.com click ‘Book Camp’ Cost €145 per week.

Camps fill up fast so please book early to avoid disappointment

STARCAMP is aimed at all boys and girls aged 4-12, and it is so much more than a performing arts camp. Born from a desire to instill confidence in children, STARCAMP offers a mind blowing array of activities for both boys and girls including a superhero masterclass taught by real superheroes, lots of new camp games, a daily arts & crafts section, fun news & weather reporting, and of course singing, dancing and drama. The week is scattered with new and exciting surprises with a theme of “kindness” and there is a Friday finale showcase where all are welcome. All STARCAMPERS receive a free t-shirt, star award, kindness card, arts and crafts and some surprises too.

STARCAMP camps in Dublin:

  • Artane Beaumont Recreation Centre 7-11 August (Tues-Sat) 2018
  • Balbriggan Flemington Community Centre 30 July-3 August 2018
  • Baldoyle Pobalscoil Neasain 9-13 July 2018
  • Ballinteer St Johns GAA 23-27 July 2018
  • Ballybrack Scoil Cholmcille Junior 30 July-3 August 2018
  • Blanchardstown Scoil Bhride Cailíní Week 1 16-20 July 2018
  • Blanchardstown Scoil Bhride Cailíní Week 2 30 July-3 August 2018
  • Cabinteely Community School 16-20 July 2018
  • Cabra Parkside Community and Sports Centre 16-20 July 2018
  • Citywest Educate Together 16-20 July 2018
  • Clonskeagh Our Lady’s Clonskeagh 30 July-3 August 2018
  • Clontarf Clasac Theatre Week 1 2-6 July 2018
  • Clontarf Clasac Theatre Week 2 23-27 July 2018
  • Clontarf Clasac Theatre Week 3 20-24 August 2018
  • Coolock Gaelscoil Cholmcille 2-6 July 2018
  • Dalkey Loreto Abbey Week 1 30 July-3 August 2018
  • Dalkey Loreto Abbey Week 2 13-17 August 2018
  • Donabate Portrane Community Centre 9-13 July 2018
  • Donnycarney Scoil Chiaráin 30 July-3 August 2018
  • Drumcondra Barbara Ward Centre 2-6 July 2018
  • Dun Laoghaire Monkstown Educate Together Week 1 9-13 July 2018
  • Dun Laoghaire Monkstown Educate Together Week 2 7-11 August (Tues-Sat) 2018
  • Firhouse Community College Sports Complex 7-11 August (Tues-Sat) 2018
  • Foxrock Loreto College Week 1 16-20 July 2018
  • Foxrock Loreto College Week 2 13-17 August 2018
  • Glasnevin St Marys Secondary School 13-17 August 2018
  • Glenageary St Pauls Parish Centre Week 1 16-20 July 2018
  • Glenageary St Pauls Parish Centre Week 2 7-11 August (Tues-Sat) 2018
  • Kinsealy Liam Rodgers Centre 23-27 July 2018
  • Knocklyon Community Centre 30 July-3 August 2018
  • Lucan Scoil Aine Naofa Week 1 9-13 July 2018
  • Lucan Scoil Aine Naofa Week 2 13-17 August 2018
  • Lusk Rush and Lusk Educate Together 16-20 July 2018
  • Malahide Community School Week 1 16-20 July 2018
  • Malahide Community School Week 2 7-11 August (Tues-Sat) 2018 Malahide Community School
  • Ongar Community Centre 7-11 August (Tues-Sat) 2018
  • Palmerstown Sports Complex 23-27 July 2018
  • Portmarnock Naomh Mearnog GAA Club 13-17 August 2018
  • Rathfarnham Educate Together Week 1 2-6 July 2018
  • Rathfarnham Educate Together Week 2 23-27 July 2018
  • Rathgar The High School Week 1 16-20 July 2018
  • Rathgar The High School Week 2 7-11 August (Tues-Sat) 2018
  • Rathmines St Louis High School 13-17 August 2018
  • Ringsend College 23-27 July 2018
  • Sandyford Queen of Angels NS 9-13 July 2018
  • Shankill Rathmichael NS 7-11 August (Tues-Sat) 2018
  • Skerries Rugby Club 16-20 July 2018
  • Swords Old Borough School Hall Week 1 9-13 July 2018
  • Swords Old Borough School Hall Week 2 13-17 August 2018
  • Tallaght Rua Red 2-6 July 2018
  • Terenure Our Lady’s School 9-13 July 2018
  • Tyrellstown Community Centre 2-6 July 2018
  • Walkinstown Drimnagh Castle Secondary School 23-27 July 2018
  • Whitehall St Aidans CBS 2-6 July 2018

Book your child’s STARCAMP place online now

Gaiety School of Acting Summer Camps

Summer Camps at The Gaiety School of Acting run throughout July and August and offer a vast variety of fun and creative performing arts camps for ages 4 to 18 years. This year they have a wide range of themed camps across all genres of Musical Theatre, Film-making and Acting.

So whether your kids are crazy about Paw Patrol or Moana, High School Musical or Wicked, there is something in our vast programme to suit every interest or level.

gaiety school of acting summer camps

For the more advanced teenage actor, there are a variety of courses to challenge and enthrall, including a three week course Triple Threat Intensive, Irish Theatre Course, Acting for Camera and Casting Call, in association with Louise Kiely Casting.

Visit www.gaietyschool.com for more information and to book your child’s place.

Summer Camps at The Ark Dublin

summer camps at the ark dublin

Summer camps at The Ark Dublin this year include:

Make A Play in A Week! Summer Drama Camp for kids aged 9-12 at The Ark Dublin Week 1 Monday 9 – Friday 13 July and Week 2 Monday 16 – Friday 20 July 10am-3pm each day €160/€145. Join theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane for a week of theatrical fun where you will discover how to put a play together from scratch! You will explore the world of theatre and production, learning about all of the elements of creating a show – from acting to lighting, sound to poster design. The week will culminate in a short performance combining everything learned over the week for your family and friends.

Summer Drama Camp for kids aged 6-8 runs Monday 23-Friday 27 July 10am-1pm each day €125/€115 Things are getting dramatic this summer! Join us for a fun and creative week of drama based play theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane. The week will focus on theatre games and performance skills in the fantastic surroundings of The Ark’s theatre. You will unleash your imagination in fun improvisation activities, build up your confidence for being on stage and make lots of new friends!

There’s a Lego Animation Camp for ages 9-12 taking place Monday 30 July-Friday 3 August 10am-3pm each day €160/€145. Createschool is back at The Ark this summer with a brilliant five-day stop motion animation summer camp using the theme of Myths and Legends! Come along and learn how to make an awesome set, write a great short story and then turn it into a script. You will fine tune your animation skills and then film the results, adding cool sound effects and voice recordings for your characters. The camp will be focused on developing your animation skills through hands-on learning and is perfect for beginners and seasoned stop motion film makers alike.

For parents of smallies, the Seedlings Early Years Workshops for ages 2-4 take place on Thursday 5 and Saturday 7 July, and on Thursday 2nd & Saturday 4 August, €11.50/€8.50 These visual art workshops will offer opportunities to explore materials in playful and engaging activities, ideal for getting little ones (and their grown-ups!) imagining and creating together. With The Ark’s Early Years Artist in Residence, Lucy Hill.

Roll up, roll up this summer as we join forces with Street Theatre Ireland for these dynamic day-long workshops for children aged 9-12 to learn from circus artists and enjoy a fun, action packed programme including juggling, balancing, hula hooping, wire walking skills and circus make up.
Suitable for children of all levels of experience – including complete beginners – the artists will guide participants through the basics of the skills in four classes before everyone gets the opportunity to present what they’ve learnt in a circus show for the rest of the group at the end of the day. Camps run daily from 10am to 3pm from August 8th to 11th.

dlr Mill Theatre Performing Arts Summer Camps

DLR Mill Theatre Summer Camps 2018Running for the month of July kids and teens taking part in a performing arts summer camp at dlr Mill Theatre will get an insight into musical theatre while making loads of new friends.

The exciting themed, week-long camp will immerse students in a high-energy, intensive, day-long learning experience consisting of instruction in acting, singing, and dancing. By focusing on process and technique-based coaching by local and UK-based professionals, students will experience the collaborative nature of theatre at its most thrilling. A culminating presentation of the material worked on will be presented on the Mill Theatre stage on Friday afternoon at 2pm for family and friends. (free of charge, no booking required)

Dates: Monday 2nd July to Friday 27th July

Times: 10am – 3pm
Ages: 4-6yrs/ 7-9yrs/ 10-12yrs / 13-15yrs
Price:  €110 per week – 10% sibling discount / 10% multiple weeks discount

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 and surrounding counties during July and August.

Click here to find a Learn It Lego Summer Camp near you. They have 3 different camps: Junior Engineers (6-8yrs) summer camps, Senior Engineers Summer Camps (9-12yrs)  and Senior Robotics Summer Camps (11+ yrs).

Summer Camps at Imaginosity

Summer Camps for kids in Dublin at Imaginosity

Imaginosity has fun filled camps running during July and August, catering for children aged 4-6 years (from 9am-1pm), and 7-9 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!

July Summer Camps at Imaginosity

  • 2nd – 6th Slimy Science
  • 9th – 13th Star Wars
  • 16th – 20th Harry Potter
  • 23rd – 27th Music In Motion
  • 30th – 3rd August Incredibles 2

August Summer Camps at Imaginosity

  • 6th to 10th Art Attack
  • 13th – 17th Slime Factory
  • 20th -24th Dinosaurs
  • 27th – 31st Curiosity

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Other Summer Camps for Kids In Dublin

  • Athletics Ireland offer kids the opportunity to come along and try a range of fun athletics activities in July and August. Camps run in Dublin and surrounding counties.
  • 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 take place during July and August at DCU, UCD and Maynooth.
  • Let’s Go! offer Multi Activity Summer Camps in Cork 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.
  • The Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camps are for girls ages 11 to 13 years and offer them a week of fun filled activities.
  • FAI Summer Soccer School and Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps take place in every county in Ireland
  • The School of Irish Archaeology have Archaeology Camps for ages 7 to 12 in Harold’s Cross and Malahide.
  • Pine Forest Arts Centre run art summer camps for children aged 5 to 16 years.
  • The Chester Beatty Library have fun workshops for kids and teens running over the Summer Holidays.
  • Playball Summer Camps for kids 4 – 10yrs, fun active Sports Camp taking place in Firhouse Community Centre, Dublin 23, Dunboyne Community Centre, Co. Meath,
    Merrion Cricket Club, Anglesea Road, Dublin 4 and ‘All Saints Church Hall’ Raheny, Dublin 5 during July & August
  • The Confidence Clinic Kids Summer Camps for ages 7-12 years are all about helping children to live their best life. It is 6 hours a day for 4 days – 24 hours filled with the best children’s self improvement techniques available, we will be including games, yoga, fun lessons, mindfulness and guided meditations. Most of the camp will be outdoors weather permitting. Camps take place in Skerries Harps GAA Club, 10-13th July 2018, Malahide Rugby Club 16-20th July, Naomh Olaf GAA Club, Sandyford 7-10th August 2018
  • Viking Summer Camp at Dublin Castle Mon 16 – Thu 19 July 10am – 1pm each day. 4-day summer camp for kids aged 8-12 years. Each day the group will explore a different aspect of Viking life through games, art, and other activities. It will include a visit to the castle’s Medieval Undercroft to see one of Dublin’s only remaining Viking walls. The activities will be both indoor and outdoor. Children should bring a snack, wetgear and suncream each day. More information will be emailed on to participants in due course.

If you know of a local camp that we don’t have listed, please comment below or if you are a camp provider and would like your camp listed on here, drop us an email

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