Top Summer Camps for Kids in Ireland

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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 for kids and teens for Summer 2019. 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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Start planning your summer with some of these fantastic summer camps for kids around Ireland. From science and robotics to sports, drama and more – there’s something for everyone!

Nationwide Summer Camps for Kids

STARCAMP Drama & Multi-Activity Summer Camps, Nationwide

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STARCAMP camps promise the absolute best, most exciting and varied Summer camp experience to date and you will not want your child to miss it. The theme for 2019 is Comedy!

Camps are for boys and girls aged 4 to 12 years and are so much more than a performing arts camps. Born from a desire to instil confidence in children, STARCAMP offers a mind blowing array of activities for both boys and girls including:

  • Starcamp games & activities
  • Starcamp arts & crafts with an imaginative twist!
  • Fun kids news & weather reporting
  • And of course singing, dancing and drama.
  • A Friday finale showcase where all are welcome.

All STARCAMPERS receive a free t-shirt, star award, arts and crafts and some surprises too.

Camps last 5 days and take place around the country from 9.30 am to 2.30pm daily and do fill up quickly. So BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY. Or call 021 4377900 for more information.

Science Summer Camps with Junior Einsteins

Junior Einsteins Summer-Science-Camps

Junior Einsteins run hands on science summer camps at multiple locations in Leinster including Dublin, Wicklow, Meath & Kildare, Munster and Connacht. 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 for 2019 Junior Einsteins Summer Camps 

  • Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July: Knocklyon & Naas, Co Dublin & Co Kildare
  • Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July: Carrigaline, Co. Cork
  • Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July: Glenageary & Maynooth, Co Dublin & Co Kildare
  • Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July: Educate Together National School Knocknacarra, Co Galway
  • Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July: Mallow, Co Cork
  • Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July: Howth & Dunboyne, Co Dublin & Co Meath
  • Monday 15th  July – Friday 19th July: Fermoy, Co Cork
  • Monday 15th  July – Friday 19th July: Educate Together National School Knocknacarra, Co Galway
  • Monday  22nd July – Friday 26th July: Malahide & Dunboyne, Co Dublin & Co Meath
  • Monday  22nd July – Friday 26th July: Douglas ,Co Cork
  • Monday  22nd July – Friday 26th July: Kinvara Community Centre, Co Galway
  • Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August; Balbriggin & Clontarf, Co Dublin
  • Monday 29th  July – Friday August 2nd: Fermoy, Co Cork
  • Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August:  Greystones, Co Wicklow
  • Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August: Carraigline Co Cork
  • Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August: Educate Together National School Knocknacarra, Co Galway
  • Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August: Howth, Malahide & Dunboyne, Co Dublin
  • Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August: Kinsale, Co Cork
  • Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August: Kinvara Community Centre, Co Galway
  • Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August: Glenageary, Knocklyon, Maynooth & Naas Co Dublin & Co Kildare
  • Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August: Douglas, Co Cork

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

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, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wicklow at various locations throughout each city and county.

They have 3 different camps: Junior Engineers (6-8yrs) summer camps, Senior Engineers Summer Camps (9-12yrs)  and Senior Robotics Summer Camps (11+ yrs).

Planet Science Kidz STEAM Summer Camps, Connacht & Leinster

planet science Kidz Summer Camps for Kids in Ireland Planet Science Kidz STEAM Science Summer Camps are for ages 5-12. Planet Science Summer Camps enable children to explore different topics in Science. Children will gain hands on scientific experience exploring topics that include but are not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Geology.

Although primarily located in the West of Ireland & the Midlands, Planet Science brings science at your door step NATIONWIDE!

Topics Covered Include:

  • Physics (Magnetic Fields, Liquid Density, Electric circuits, conductors, insulators)
  • Chemistry (Test tube Science, Acid Base Reactions, Rocket Launch, Slimy Polymers, Water filtration)
  • Biology (Microscopes, plant & animal cells, Insect Structure, Biology of Blood, Capillary action)
  • Geology ( Volcanoes, Tornadoes)

Limited places available. Booking in advance is highly advised to avoid disappointment!

Week Long Camp Locations:

  • Lough Gur (HoneyFitz Theatre), Limerick – July 8th – 12th – 10am – 2pm `€115 per child (Book by calling (061) 385186 or email: [email protected]
  • Oughterard, Co Galway – July 22nd – 26th 10am – 2pm €115 per child
  • Birr Castle, Co Offaly – July 22nd – 26th 10am – 2pm €115 per child
  • Loughrea, Co Galway – 5th – 9th August 10am – 2pm – €100 per child
  • Monivea Rd., Galway – 19th – 23rd August 10am – 2pm – €115 per child

Saturday Camp:

  • Tullamore, Co Offaly – Saturdays in July – 10.30am – 12.30pm – 4 weeks €65 per child (July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th)

Other National Summer Camps for Kids In Ireland

  • Bricks 4 Kidz teaches Science, Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) using LEGO. They have a number of camp options around Ireland depending on age and location.
  • 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, Mayo, Cork, Donegal, Kilkenny, Louth, Carlow, Waterford, Tipperary, Meath and Galway.
  • 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 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.
  • The Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camps are for girls ages 11 to 13 years and offer them a week  of fun filled activities. The camps take place in Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Kildare, Mayo, Tyrone, Sligo, Dublin Monaghan, Louth.
  • FAI Summer Soccer School and Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps take place in every county in Ireland
  • Createschool run music and animation courses for kids and teens in various locations

Summer Camps for Kids in Connacht

Delphi Adventure Summer Camps, Leenane, 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 8-17 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 on selected dates from 7th July – 11th August 2019, 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.

Science Summer Camps with Junior Einsteins

Junior Einsteins Summer-Science-Camps

Junior Einsteins run hands on science summer camps at multiple locations in Leinster including Dublin, Wicklow, Meath & Kildare. 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 for Galway 2019 Junior Einsteins Summer Camps

  • Monday July 8th – Friday 12th July Educate Together National School Knocknacarra.
  • Monday July 15th – Friday 19th July Educate Together National School Knocknacarra.
  • Monday July 22nd – Friday 26th July Kinvara Community Centre
  • Monday August  5th – Friday 19th August Educate Together National School Knocknacarra.
  • Monday August 12th – Friday 16th August – Kinvara Community Centre

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

Planet Science Kidz STEAM Summer Camps

Planet Science Kidz STEAM Science Summer CampsPlanet Science Kidz Summer Camps are for ages 5-12. Planet Science Summer Camps enable children to explore different topics in Science. Children will gain hands on scientific experience exploring topics that include but are not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Geology.

Although primarily located in the West of Ireland & the Midlands, Planet Science brings science at your door step NATIONWIDE!

Topics Covered Include:

  • Physics (Magnetic Fields, Liquid Density, Electric circuits, conductors, insulators)
  • Chemistry (Test tube Science, Acid Base Reactions, Rocket Launch, Slimy Polymers, Water filtration)
  • Biology (Microscopes, plant & animal cells, Insect Structure, Biology of Blood, Capillary action)
  • Geology ( Volcanoes, Tornadoes)

Limited places available. Booking in advance is highly advised to avoid disappointment!

Week Long Camp Locations:

  • Oughterard, Co Galway – July 22nd – 26th 10am – 2pm €115 per child
  • Loughrea, Co Galway – 5th – 9th August 10am – 2pm – €100 per child
  • Monivea Rd., Galway – 19th – 23rd August 10am – 2pm – €115 per child

GAP (Galway Autism Partnership) Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

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Galway Autism Partnership is a community based-charity that provides supports for individuals and families living with autism in Galway city and county. For the past 7 years, GAP has offered high-quality, safe and accessible Summer Camps to members aged 3 – 17 years.

GAP aims to offer a wide range of accessible and inclusive Summer Camps for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their siblings throughout Galway city and county.

All of our Camps are subject to Volunteer and Facilitator availability. Application forms are now available – contact the GAP office on 091 5888 99 or email [email protected] to request an application form.

Spaces are limited so please don’t delay!

Power Soccer Summer Camps, Galway & Mayo

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.

Other Fun Summer Camps for Kids in Connacht

  • Galway Atlantaquaria run Marine Science camps for kids
  • Horizon Ireland are based in Westport and have summer camps for kids and 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 kids and teens of all ages and ability levels.
  • Lough Allen Adventure offer water and land based summer camps for kids and teens in Leitrim. Camps run for half or full days and can be booked by day or week.
  • Scholastic Languages offer Irish Speaking multi-activity summer camps in Leitrim and Sligo. Summer Camps are available for both primary and secondary level students.
  • Healthy Cooking Camps for Kids at GMIT teaching children how to create healthy meals including healthy desserts. The camps are a fully hands on experience and with an ‘eat what you make’ policy no-one will go hungry.
  • Bio-EXPLORERS Science Camps Have loads of fun and excitement working as a real scientist in NUI Galway. Suitable for 8-13 year-olds. This exciting and educational camp is packed with amazing and awesome activities such as bug hunting, local and exotic creepy crawlies, understanding how cells work and performing captivating scientific experiments. The camp aims to inspire an interest in science by engaging children in interactive, hands-on activities.
  • 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.
  • Toodleou Summer Camps take place at Toodleou Creativity Lab in Oranmore during July and August for 4-7 year olds, 5-10 year olds and 8-12 year olds, depending upon the week. Spend the day exploring science, conducting experiments, drawing in sketchbooks, painting, sculpting, collaging and more. Bring your imagination for a week’s worth of exploration, experimentation, creation and fun!
  • Brigit’s Garden Summer Camps are full of fun and nature and take place in July & August.

Summer Camps for Kids in Leinster

Science Summer Camps with Junior Einsteins

Junior Einsteins Summer-Science-Camps

Junior Einsteins run hands on science summer camps at multiple locations in Leinster including Dublin, Wicklow, Meath & Kildare. 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 for 2019 Junior Einsteins Summer Camps 

  • Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July :Knocklyon & Naas
  • Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July : Genageary & Maynooth
  • Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July : Howth & Dunboyne
  • Monday  22nd July – Friday 26th July : Malahide & Dunboyne
  • Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August; Balbriggin & Clontarf
  • Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August :  Greystones
  • Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August: Howth, Malahide & Dunboyne
  • Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August: Glenageary, Knocklyon, Maynooth & Naas

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

Alliance-Française French Summer Courses

Alliance Francaise Summer Camps 2018

Get the kids out of bed this summer with the Alliance Française’s French Summer Camps! We are open all summer long from the beginning of June until the end of August with programmes available every week or every two weeks! Learn and have fun with the experts. Camps take place Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 2pm.

  • La Mer
  • Le Cirque & la Musique
  • La Cuisisine francaise
  • Film d’animation

All children are welcome up to 10 years, whatever their level of French! Children will be split into 2 groups ages 4-6 yrs and 7-10 yrs. Register for 2 camps or more and receive a 10% discount on the second camp!

The Alliance Française Summer camps run weekly from June 4th to August 23rd 2019 at Allicance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

alliance francaise teen summer camps

Teen Summer Camps are also available for teens wishing to improve on classes already attended in secondary school or in preparation for beginning 1st year French. Classes run for 2 weeks and take place from June 4th right up to August 23rd 2019.

dlr Mill Theatre Performing Arts Summer Camps

dlr Mill Theater Summer Camps 2019Running for the month of July kids and teens taking part in a performing arts summer camp at dlr Mill Theatre will get an insight in to 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 1st July to Friday 26th July

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

Nore Valley Park Fun Summer Camps, Kilkenny

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Nore Valley Park offer fun multi-activity Summer Camps for kids aged 6 to 12 years. Camps take place from 10am to 4pm daily from July 1st to 5th & July 29th to August 2nd 2019.

Along with making new friends and enjoying all the working farm has to offer, children will take part in activities such as:

  • Go Karts
  • 3D Maze
  • Crazy Golf
  • Orienteering
  • Team Building
  • Crafts
  • Sports
  • Survival Skills
  • Farm Tour
  • Feeding Animals
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Adventure Trail

Book your place today. 

Planet Science Kidz Summer Camps

planet science Kidz Summer Camps for Kids in Ireland Planet Science Kidz STEAM Science Summer Camps are for ages 5-12. Planet Science Summer Camps enable children to explore different topics in Science. Children will gain hands on scientific experience exploring topics that include but are not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Geology.

Although primarily located in the West of Ireland & the Midlands, Planet Science brings science at your door step NATIONWIDE!

Topics Covered Include:

  • Physics (Magnetic Fields, Liquid Density, Electric circuits, conductors, insulators)
  • Chemistry (Test tube Science, Acid Base Reactions, Rocket Launch, Slimy Polymers, Water filtration)
  • Biology (Microscopes, plant & animal cells, Insect Structure, Biology of Blood, Capillary action)
  • Geology ( Volcanoes, Tornadoes)

Limited places available. Booking in advance is highly advised to avoid disappointment!

Week Long Summer Camp:

  • Birr Castle, Co Offaly – July 22nd – 26th 10am – 2pm €115 per child

Saturday Summer Camp:

  • Tullamore, Co Offaly – Saturdays in July – 10.30am – 12.30pm – 4 weeks €65 per child

Summer Camps at Birr Castle, Offaly

nature detectives summer camp at Birr CastleBirr Castle are now taking bookings for summer camps. Summer Camps are suitable for children between 8 – 12.

This 4 day camps are designed to encourage curiosity and understanding of the world around us.

At the Nature Detective Summer Camps children will learn about tracking and nature awareness, explore the worlds of mini beasts, birds, amphibians, mammals and plants. They will be armed with pond dipping nets, butterfly nets, pooters, magnifying glasses and trail cams as they explore Birr Castle Demesne in all its glory.

pace Summer Camp at Birr CastleAt the Space Camp children will learn about our solar system and discover more about our planetary neighbours and our moon. And they will find out what live is like for an astronaut!

To book your place, contact Birr Castle reception on 057 9120336 or book online here.

Spaces are strictly limited and early booking is advised.

Savvy Teen Academy Summer Camps (15+ yrs)

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 29th July – 1st August at Dublin Chamber of Commerce 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2.

Savvy Teen

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.

Other Summer Camps in Leinster

  • Canoe Ireland run kayaking summer camps during July and August. They have Junior, Senior and Advanced camps.
  • The School of Irish Archaeology have Archaeology Camps for ages 7 to 12 in Harold’s Cross and Malahide.
  • Lisduff Adventure Centre in Laois have an activity based Summer Camp for kids of all ages running in July and August.
  • Pine Forest Arts Centre offer 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.
  • The Craft Corner run Summer Arts & Crafts Camps for kids in Kildare.
  • CRYS offer Carlow Community Summer Camps for kids aged 5 to 12 years in various venues in Carlow.
  • The Watershed Kilkenny offer summer camps for kids throughout the summer. They have dedicated swim camps and multi-activity camps on offer.
  • Pure Adventure Kilkenny offer kayaking summer camps for kids and teens during July and August.
  • Causey Farm in Meath run multi-activity summer camps for kids aged 5 to 13 years. They offer a bus service from Navan too.
  • Bracken Arts Summer Art Adventures Camps during July at Gorey School of Art in Gorey, Co. Wexford for children age 5-10 years. All quality art materials included.
  • J4K Mid Ireland Goalkeeper camp for 8 to 14 year olds in Moate Community School Astros, Moate, Co Westmeath.
  • Playball Summer Camps for kids 4 – 10yrs, fun active Sports Camp in Dublin and surrounding counties.
  • 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.
  • 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 a various venues in Dublin.
  • 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, wet gear and suncream each day. More information will be emailed on to participants in due course.
  • The Gaiety School of Acting have drama summer camps for kids and teens running in July and August.
  • The Ark in Temple Bar offer fun Summer Camps for kids aged 6 to 12 years.
  • Imaginosity has fun filled camps running during July and August, catering for children aged 4 to 9 years.
  • Trinity College Dublin’s Trinity Walton Club has exciting STEM summer camps that kids from 13-17 years of age are sure to love.

Summer Camps for Kids in Munster

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Ballet Ireland Summer Camps glor 2019

There are loads of summer camps to choose from each summer at glór in Ennis. Camps will run during July and August and will be available to book online. One of the camps that returns year on year is:

Ballet Ireland Summer Camp: Let’s Dance!

Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to glór this July 2019. The week-long programme involves daily ballet class and rehearsals and the opportunity to experience what makes a ballet; choreography, music, mime, drama and making props and costumes. It is a truly unforgettable experience for all involved.

Working alongside Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers, students will be completely involved in creating their own ballet performance which is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends.

The programme is suitable for boys and girls aged 6+ with/without prior dance training.

  • When: Monday July 22nd to Friday July 26th 2019
  • Times: 11am to 1pm for ages 12+ and 2pm to 4pm for ages 6-11
  • Cost: €95 per child/€85 per child for 2 siblings

Please note: Seniors are required all day on Thursday and Friday. Juniors attend both morning and afternoon sessions on Friday ahead of the performance at 4pm.

Designer Minds Summer Camps

Designer Minds Summer camps

Designer Minds Primary Science, Design & Technology Summer Camps offer a week of educational fun and games in Science, Design & Technology with Ireland’s biggest and best STEAM camp provider. Designer Minds. are suitable for children going into 1st class up to 1st year in September 2019. Camps take place nationwide throughout the summer and they will be in glór Ennis on the dates below.

  • When: Monday July 1st to Friday July 5th 2019
  • Times: 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm
  • Cost: €125 per child

All details and booking at: designerminds.ie/camps

Science Summer Camps with Junior Einsteins

Junior Einsteins Summer-Science-Camps

Junior Einsteins run hands on science summer camps at multiple locations in Leinster including Dublin, Wicklow, Meath & Kildare. 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 for 2019 Junior Einsteins Summer Camps 

  • Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July :Carrigaline, Co. Cork
  • Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July :Mallow, Co Cork
  • Monday 15th  July – Friday 19th July :Fermoy, Co Cork
  • Monday  22nd July – Friday 26th July  : Douglas ,Co Cork
  • Monday 29th  July – Friday August 2nd :Fermoy Co Cork
  • Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August  :Carraigline Cork
  • Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August  :  Kinsale Co Cork
  • Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August  : Douglas Co Cork

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

Other Munster Summer Camps

  • The Hunt Museum run children’s art summer camps
  • Funkytown Watersports Summer Camps for Kids & Teens take place on Fountainstown Beach, Cork. Camps begin on July 8th, 10am to 2pm and run weekly up to August 15th. Camps are suitable for kids aged 8 to 17 years.
  • Premier Sports Coaching have summer camps in Tipperary locations for ages 4+.
  • Star Outdoors in Kerry have water and land based summer camps running during July and August.
  • Kingdom Waves run fun surf summer camps at Inch Beach and Banna Strand throughout the summer.
  • Get West Limerick run kayaking summer camps throughout the summer months.
  • Nevsail have watersports summer camps running in Kilkee during July and August.
  • WIT Arena offer sports skills and multi-activity summer camps to teens and kids during July and August.
  • De La Salle College Waterford offer sports summer camps for kids aged 7 to 13 years. The camps cover a range of different sports including swimming and indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Inspireland Creative Arts Summer Camp for kids and teens aged 9-16 years take place in July at Limerick School of Art & Design and in Clare.
  • Techkidz offer multi-activity computer summer camps for kids ages 7 to 14 years in Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary.
  • Gortbrack Organic Farm & Kerry Earth Education Project host fun food foraging and wildlife summer camps during June, July and August.
  • The Burren Education Centre have adventure summer camps for kids and teens running in July and August.
  • Kerry Nature Play Summer Camp at Gortbrack Organic Farm, Tralee, Co Kerry for 4-8 year olds. Outdoor play, nature art, animal care, gardening, games, pond and bog fun and much more!
  • Grow Cook Eat Summer Camps at Grow HQ in Ardkeen, Waterford take place in July. Children will learn to grow in the veg garden and then cook up the harvest in a seasonal cookery demo. Each day they will eat delicious, seasonal food that they’ve harvested and cooked themselves. Fun, educational and tasty with lots of goodies to take home. Suitable for children aged 6-12. Bring appropriate footwear and clothing, it might get messy!
  • 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.

Summer Camps for Kids in Ulster

Summer Camps for Kids

  • Garden Outdoor and Education Training Centre in Donegal offer outdoor adventure summer camps for kids and teens with a ‘mad mix’ of activities for all to enjoy.
  • The Donegal Adventure Centre in Bundoran offer Multi-Activity Summer Camps for kids with a range of existing sports including surfing, high ropes, archery, art, kayaking, music and more. Camps can be booked by day, week or monthly!
  • Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre have fun multi-activity summer camps for kids and teens from aged 9 to 17 years. The camps take place in Cavan and Monaghan
  • Bricks4Kidz Lego Summer camps in Donegal teach the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) for kids aged 5-12. Camps run in different locations across Donegal during the months of July and August.

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.

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