t’s that time of year again, when the sun splits the sky, and our kids face into months and months of having no particular place to go.
To go with all the months and months of lockdown, which officially left them with no particular place to go.
So, if you want to make sure that this summertime your living is easy, check out our extensive round-up of groovy summer camps hitting town over the coming months.
As always, this list will continue to grow as the sun gets higher and higher in the sky – so, come back, y’all, if you don’t quite find what you’re looking for first time round. And if you have a summer camp, let us know email@example.com.
Let the educational, inspirational, aspirational fun begin!
The Go Girls camps are girls-only classes are aimed at young both 10 to 14-year-olds and 13 to 16-year-olds who want to stay fit and healthy. And maybe even take a break from their phones for an hour or two. Running in June and July in both Greystones and Wicklow Town, the younger girls have a summer camp from July 25th to the 28th, whilst the older girls have their fitness camp from June 20th to the 23rd. And all of these camps are in Greystones from 10am to 12pm and then Wicklow Town from 1pm to 3pm. Because it’s always good to have choice. You can book the July camp here and the June camp here. More details here.
Happening in July and August, the Modern Legacy Football Summer Campswill have your kid upping their game. And achieving their goals. And whatever other football metaphor you’re having yourself.
From July 4th to 8th and from August 1st to 5th, the camps are in St Anthony’s, from July 11th to 15th and August 8th to 12th, these Monday-to-Friday camps are in Bray’s Wolfe Tone, and from July 18th to 22nd and August 15th to 19th, they’re at Shoreline Sports in sunnyGreystones, from August 9th to 13th, 10am to 2pm, plus Bluebell FC out on the Naas Road from July 25th to 29th and August 22nd to 26th. The cost for these 5-day camps with a UEFA qualified professional coach and, hey, actual professional footballer is just €64.99. You can find out more about Emeka and the Modern Legacy Football Academy right about here, and get in touch directly on 0852753173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another much-loved football camp is, of course, the Greystones United AFC summer shindigs down at their Woodlands HQ, taking place this year from July 11th to 15th and August 22nd to 26th, 10am to 2pm daily. Aimed a boys and girls from 6 to 12 years old, and costing just €65, you can find out more here, and book right here.
With not only 3 Mini World Cups (on June 21st, 23rd and 25th) and a Summer Camp (from Monday July 18th to Friday 22nd), the Enniskerry Youth Club AFC have summer sorted for young footie fanatics. You can find out more right about here.
And another fine summer camp for those kids who like the open air and winning the odd trophy here and there is – brace yourself – The Greatest Multi-Sports Camp Of All Time. Hence the name GOAT, running up at Temple Carrig School from July 4th to 8th and July 18th to 22nd, 9am to 3pm daily. Aimed at kids from 7 to 14 years, activities include not only multi-sport and games but yoga and something called Animal Flow Fitness. Which we think involves racing pets in small sail boats using your lungs, but we’re not sure. There’s also the additional Wrap Around Care of the After-Camp Film Club, running from 3pm to 5pm daily. You can find out more here, and book your spot right about here. You can also get in touch on email@example.com or 0852559588.
There are summer courses and camps aplenty up on Windgates’ SEK school, covering everything from science to football, from Spanish to a tour of Ireland. In addition to their classic courses Irish Experience, Golf And English and Spanish, this summer we have new experiences for all – including Anyone 4 Science?, Art In Summer,High Performance Football & Sports Sciences, English & Drama, Drama & Theatre and A Tour Of Ireland: English Course for Young People. These summer courses last fortnightly or monthly and are designed for children and young people 11 years and older. Full details right abouthere.
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For those who like to get their kicks indoors, there’s a new camp in town. Set up and run by qualified home economics teacher Eimear Cassidy with 12 years experience, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookery school The Wicklow Whisk is coming to Greystones from June 13th to the 17th. Setting up kitchen in Greystones Community College, the 12-15yr-old Summer Camp will run from 9am to 12.30pm whilst the 4-6yrs-old camp will be on from 2pm to 3.30pm. All ingredients and equipment are provided, and upon completion, all participants receive a Wicklow Whisk apron, wooden spoon and digital cookery book. You can find out more and book your spot here.
For kids who like to let their imagination run away with them, this year the Coastal Art Studio tucked away down at a Greystones seafront cul de sac have not one but eight summer camps to choose from. Head honcho Genevieve has two six-day camps for kids 10+, running from Monday July 25th and August 8th, whilst her daughter, Sophie, caters for kids 5-to-7yrs in the mornings and 8-to-10yrs in the afternoon for three five-day summer camps starting July 18th, August 1st and August 15th. You can check out the full details here.
Talking about imagination, Tarantella Drama have their summer camp in Kilcoole’s Yoga Barre this year, running from July 11th to 15th, 10am to 1pm daily. The full five days is €100, with a sibling addition €90 and a third just €80. You can find out more by contacting Ms Egan on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0863902817, or through Facebook here.
SEK Dublin up on Windgates Hill are offering a variety of summer courses for all tastes, including a high performance Soccer Academy, two Anyone4Science courses, or chance to learn Spanish. Kids can choose between a month-long course, or a weekly option, either June 28th to July 10th or July 12th to the 24th. Details here.
Aimed at artists between 5 and 12, the mighty Schoolhouse For Art over in the slightly-too-cute Enniskerry have their summer camps every Monday to Friday throughout July. Which is handy. Running from 10am to 2pm daily, activities vary from week to week, but they’ll always be challenging, creative and, yay, fun. You can find out more here. But only if you love your kid.
Running from Monday July 4th to Friday 8th at St Patrick’s NS, the East Coast Academy of Performing Arts’ summer camp will bring out the megastar in your kid. You have been warned. As well as the usual singing, dancing and acting there will also be arts & crafts, games and a great big treasure hunt. More info here.
Following on from the success of their after school programmes and primary school projects, Createschool is running a BrickFlicks (Stop Motion Animation with LEGO) Summer Camp as a hybrid model online course, with a daily live Zoom session and then plenty of offline activities. Costing €80, this5-day course suitable for 8-to-12yrs, with small classes, and running from July 11th-15th. Full details here.
Other summer camps usually happening in Greystones include Little Lingua, SaranB Dance & Fitness, Action Arts, The Cool Food School, Sporting Greystones, The Art Studio, Junior Musicals Theatre School and Kids Club Ireland.
Elsewhere, Squirrel’s Scramble in Killruddery sold out in seconds whilst Kilcoole traditionally has the Starcamp Summer Camps plus the above-mentioned Modern Legacy Football Academy, Vitality Dance Academy and Sugarloaf Gymnastics, Newcastle and Rathnew have Kraftworx, Ashford has Anyone4Science, Enniskerry has their Mini World Cup, Bray has Angels Acrobatic Gymnastics Greystones, Dublin Raiders Basketball Club, Bray Adventures, Bray Wanderers, Bray Emmets GAA Club and the Modern Legacy gang, Wicklow Town has Spotlight Studios, Kraftworx, FYI Dance Club, Heart & Soul Karate and the Brittas Bay Surf School, whilst Blessington has the Ruth Shine School of Dance.
We’ll be adding more groovy summer camps over the coming weeks – so, watch this spacer…
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