Top Summer Camps for Kids in Ireland

Michelle

January 10, 2021

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Are you looking for a summer camp for your child? Some camps fill up quickly so here is a roundup of summer camps for kids and teens for Summer 2021. 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.

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!

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. 

Nationwide Summer Camps for Kids

STARCAMP Drama & Multi-Activity Summer Camps, Nationwide

Starcamps Fun Games

STARCAMP with Gala Retail will run Summer Camps from the 28th June to 20th August 2021. 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. This Summer they are also offering an online “STARCAMP SUMMER CLUB!” over 6 weeks with 1 new show per week from July 1st and a different theme each week which can be watched any time of the day or night once you become a member.

Junior Einsteins Science Summer Camps, Nationwide

Junior Einsteins Summer-Science-Camps

Junior Einsteins run hands on science summer camps at multiple locations in Leinster including Dublin, Louth, Meath, Westmeath Kildare, Wexford. 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.

How to Book: Online at www.junioreinsteinsscienceclub.com. Camps fill up fast so please book early to avoid disappointment

Learn-It Lego Education Summer Camps

learn it lego camps

Learn It Lego Education Summer Camps cover a variety of different themes such as Robotics, Mechanics Engineering, Construction, Science and Creativity. Camps take place 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).

Ballet Ireland Summer School

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.

The Confidence Clinic Summer Camps, Nationwide

The Confidence Clinic Kids Summer Camps for ages 7-12 years are all about helping children to live their best life. The camps include games, yoga, fun lessons, mindfulness and guided meditations. Most of the camp will be outdoors weather permitting.

2021 Camp Locations:

  • Dublin: Castleknock, Malahide, Stillorgan
  • Kilkenny
  • Blessington, Wicklow

Anyone4Science Summer Camps, Nationwide

anyone4science 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.

Let’s Go Multi-Activity Camps

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Let’s Go Camps cater for boys and girls aged 5 – 12 years (children must be attending primary school). There’s an incredible range of action packed, fun filled activities designed to keep your child active during the holiday period.

Each Let’s Go! Multi Activity Camp offers two programmes of activities, one for the 5-6 year olds (children must be attending primary school) and the second for the 7-12 year olds. These programmes have been designed by an expert team of physical education teachers with your children in mind at all times.

Camps take place in various locations across Ireland.

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 camps are suitable for children going into 1st class up to 1st year in September 2021.

Other National & Virtual 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ATC Language Schools offer summer camps for teens in film making & screenwriting, journalism, creative writing and digital identities online.

Summer Camps for Kids in Connacht

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 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.
  • Healthy Ever After run Healthy Cooking Camps for Kids
  • The Confidence Clinic run Kids Summer Camps for ages 7-12 years are all about helping children to live their best life.
  • Brigit’s Garden Summer Camps are full of fun and nature and take place in July & August.
  • 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 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 and Westmeath. 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.

How to Book: Online at www.junioreinsteinsscienceclub.com. 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! Their online camps run from beginning of June until the end of August. All children are welcome up to 10 years, whatever their level of French.

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 to August 2021.

Nore Valley Park Fun Summer Camps, Kilkenny

Nore Valley Summer Camps Image

Nore Valley Park offer fun multi-activity Summer Camps for kids aged 6 to 12 years. Camps take place from 10am to 4pm daily on selected dates, places left for August 2021.

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

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 26-29 July 2021, venue tbc.

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 for ages 10-16. 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 up to 16 years.
  • The Craft Corner run Summer Arts & Crafts Camps for kids in Kildare.
  • The Watershed Kilkenny offer summer camps for kids with swim camps and multi-activity camps on offer.
  • Causey Farm in Meath run multi-activity summer camps for kids aged 6 to 13 years. They offer a bus service from Navan too.
  • J4K Mid Ireland offers Goalkeeper camps for 8 to 14 year olds.
  • 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 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 Confidence Clinic run Kids Summer Camps for ages 7-12 years are all about helping children to live their best life.
  • The Gaiety School of Acting run drama and acting camps for kids and teens in July and August.
  • The Ark in Temple Bar offer fun Summer Camps for kids aged 6 to 12 years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Summer Camps for Kids in Munster

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 camps are suitable for children going into 1st class up to 1st year in September 2021.

Other Munster Summer Camps

  • The Hunt Museum run children’s art summer camps
  • 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.
  • The Confidence Clinic run Kids Summer Camps for ages 7-12 years are all about helping children to live their best life.
  • Connemara Maths Academy Galway and Tipperary offer residential summer camps for kids and teens.
  • 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 Kids in Ulster

Summer Camps for Kids

  • 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.
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Summer camps teach Science, Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) using LEGO, 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.

Are you running camps in locations across Ireland? Contact us to find out how we can help you tell parents about them. 

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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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