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Bring on the Summer
Those long school summer holidays are approaching...........! Lazy , hazy ,crazy days they are not guaranteed to be, unless you can come with satisfactory ideas to keep everyone amused.Thankfully, there are plenty of summer camps, schools courses and workshops to help you plan out the months ahead.Read on ……… and don’t forget to mention Primary Times when making a booking!
Sport Ireland National Sports Campus
Don't miss out on these incredible Kids Camps this summer. Your child will feel like a sporting superstar, as they experience world class facilities across the National Sports Campus. These camps take Multi Sports to a whole new level, with over 20 different sports for children to participate in across the week, including Fencing, Swimming, Cricket, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Aquazone (for the over 9’s) and loads more.
The camps will inspire kids for their sporting life to come, and encourage them to try new sports and new experiences. The indoor and outdoor world class facilities are matched only by the fun atmosphere and quality coaching. With their 'extra time' service your children can stay from 9-5pm (standard camp runs - 9-3pm) for children aged 5-13 years old.
There are also specialist camps for Aquatics (NEW), Gymnastics, Inclusive, Diving.
Cost: €90 per child (9pm - 3pm) Extra time €30 (3pm-5pm).
Sales and bookings: 016464 300 / 350
There are limited places on the camps so book online today on www.nationalsportscampus.ie/camps
Owen Casey Tennis Camps
Top Irish tennis coach and 3 time Olympian, Owen Casey is delighted to announce details of his summer programme of tennis camps at Mount Pleasant LTC in Ranelagh over 8 weeks in June, July and August for children aged 5-16 years from 9.30 – 12.30pm.
The camps, sponsored by Babolat, will cover all aspects of the game from basic technique to match tactics, for both singles and doubles in a safe and friendly environment. End of camp party with goody bags for all. For more information call Owen on 087-2903161 or 01-4999167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jump Zone is Ireland’s First and Europe’s Largest Indoor Trampoline Park. Located in Santry, Sandyford and NEWLY OPENED in Liffey Valley Shopping centre. This Irish owned Jump Zone has fast become one of the country’s most popular sports and entertainment attractions, having catered for more than 800,000 visitors to date!
Led by a team of top trampolining athletes, summer camp groups can enjoy individual open jumping on 10,000sq.ft. main trampoline court, private trampoline Dodgeball Games, trampoline basketball or practice new skills into the foam pits.. Recently added Battle Zones and Ninja Zones have also proved extremely popular.
When you book your camp, Jump Zone hosts will be allocated who will run mini Dodgeball competitions, interactive games, foam pit access, trampoline basketball and for the gymnasts a Tumble Track has just been installed in the Sandyford facility. A ninja area has also been added to each facility. On arrival, the dedicated staff will lead the group down to the induction area where a safety video is shown and the rules are given. Large groups are then divided into smaller groups and led out to the courts where the fun really begins!
Extreme fun is so important but so is the safety of the guests. At Jump Zone, they do all they can to ensure that your group will have maximum fun with maximum safety! With court supervisors on the courts at all times and heavy duty spring loaded frames covered by 2+ inch think safety pads, Jump Zone combines fun and safety in all areas to create a fun experience like no other.
Groups of up to 200 can be accommodated at one time. For more information see www.jumpzone.ie or phone Sandyford 01 2939356 / Santry 01 8623366 / Liffey Valley 01 568 8188
Inflata Zone is the perfect place for your camp outing , youth groups, scouts, clubs, teams, etc who are interested in an experience like no other. If an outing with a difference is what you’re after then look no further than Inflata Zone.
One of the first in the world, and Ireland’s only inflatable theme park has now opened! Inspired by the party craze that’s starting to take the world by storm, Inflata Zone, a state of the art €750,000 facility has now opened in Dublin.
With 10 different zones including drop slides, assault course, climbing wall, air mountain and much more..
Guaranteed a hit with all campers.
Call 01 9633044 for more details When you book your group we will allocate hosts who look after you from start to finish.
Group rates start from €11 per person per hour. Other options include 1.5 hour group sessions.
For groups of 30+ contact the office on 01 9633044 for available options or email email@example.com
Astro Park Summer Camps 2019
Astropark Summer Camps are multi-activity sports camps combined with the latest inflatable games such as Bubble Football, Astrobounce Bouncey Castles and NERF Wars. The camps aim to constantly improve the excitement and engagement levels for the children by offering multiple daily activities. Camps are open to all children ranging from 4-13 years of age. Camps run daily Monday – Friday from 10 am – 3 pm. for eight weeks from July 1st to Aug 26th. Camps cost just €80 per child per week, and sibling discounts are available. Providing a safe and reliable atmosphere for the children and parents is of utmost paramount importance, so all of-of their qualified coaches are Garda vetted. Dedicated party rooms are available for the children to use in the event of any poor weather conditions. Astropark has two convenient Dublin Venues – Northside (Coolock-Santry) phone 018060088, Southside (Tallaght) phone 014599822. Both locations are just minutes from the M50. For information on School Tour, Corporate Events and Birthday party packages. Email firstname.lastname@example.org See also www.astropark.ie
Junior Einsteins SUMMER CAMPS are WEEK LONG in various locations.
Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm
Age 6-11 years €145 per week
Children are separated into ATOMS : 6-8 years and MOLECULES 9-11 years Science camps are very hands-on and 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! LOTS of OUTDOOR Fun too with Bug Hunts, Rocket Races, Dinosaur Digs! SCIENCE CAMP FUN: Slime making, Smoke cannons, Model planes & rockets, Van Der Graff generator & plasma ball madness, Coke & Mentos Geyser, bridge building, Magnets & make your own compass Lava lamps, Forensic crime scene and so much more. The scientists are fully insured and Garda checked. What to bring: Old clothes – lab coats are provided however science can be dirty work. Packed lunch, snack & drink, rain gear, sun hat & sunscreen
Book and pay online www.junioreinsteinsscienceclub.com Click ‘Book Camp
It’s easy to see why WHIZZKIDS SUMMER CAMPS has remained one of Ireland’s top camps, year after year, since they ran their first camp way back in 2003. Kids love the cool tech skills that they learn, such as Animation, Web Design, Game Development, 3D Design, App Development and other IT skills close to their hearts. Parents love it because the camps are educational, developing valuable skills for children & teenagers from 8 to 15 years of age. There are three different camps for the different age groups (8-10’s, 10 – 12’s and 12- 15’s.) On top of this, they use experienced instructors and operate out of third level venues all across the country, ensuring the highest standard of facilities. It’s not just sitting at a PC all day either, as they mix in sports activities every day and their unique Spy Academy has kids solving puzzles, breaking codes and catching baddies. Camps take place in CIT, UL, UCD, DCU, NUIM, NUIG, Athlone IT and LIT (Limerick, Thurles, Clonmel) in July and August. Be warned they are full every year so book early to avoid disappointment at www.whizzkids.ie or call 061-339178.
Pembroke Fencing at St. Conleth’s College Ballsbridge will be running camps suitable for children and teens, boys and girls who have never experienced fencing before as well as for those who have some basic fencing knowledge.
Each class is taught using plenty of games to improve speed and co-ordination, develop specific fencing skills and tactical thinking. Kids learn fencing blade and footwork, rules of courtesy during a fencing bout and refereeing skills – all while doing plenty of sword fighting!
Beginners & Improvers, boys & girls – all equipment provided. For ages 8-16 years. 1st – 5th July, 8th – 12th July, 15th – 19th July, 22 – 26th July, 29th July – 2nd August Time: 10-2pm (the hall is open from 9.30am)
Tuition – €140 For Registration Tel : 086 2160646 E: email@example.com W:www.pembrokefencing.ie
Dublin Stage School
Dublin Stage School are delighted to announce their Exciting Musical Theatre Summer Camps for Summer 2019.Their Weekly Classes are held in their Blackrock, Castleknock & Killiney and this years spectacular Summer Camps are held in Blackrock and Castleknock. They have Creative, Energetic and Fun teachers who are fully trained & insured professionals and all have Garda clearance. They are fully insured and classes are small, Friends are made and Family and friends are invited to attend their Exciting Summer Showcase at the end of their camp week. Each week is independant and new musicals taught for each week. The camps for 4 to 7 yrs and 8-18 yrs are in Blackrock and Castleknock. For Weekly Classes (New Term starts in September, Two -Week trial before committing) and Summer Camp information and to book www.dublinstageschool.ie ; firstname.lastname@example.org Call 01 2722276, 01 2043814 and they are live on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Evan & Emma Holton - ACT NOW
The Mel Ryan School Summer Camps
The Mel Ryan School Summer Camps are packed full of fun for children of all ages! They offer children the chance to do drama, singing, dancing, games, arts and crafts and much much more, in a pressure-free, fun-filled environment. The school has a unique ethos of focusing on emotional intelligence and building resilience and communication skills and this will be reflected in all their camp activities. The Summer camps will be held in the Patrician Centre Stillorgan from July 8th to 12th and from August 12th to 16th for three to six year olds, and from July 15th to 19th for seven to twelve year olds. The camps are filling up fast, so for further information or to book a place please contact email@example.com. You can also visit the website on www.melryanschool.ie for information on classes that
they run throughout the year.
At the recent launch of Starcamp 2019 Keith Barry was on hand to remind children of the Starcamp ethos, “Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything!”
STARCAMP 2019, as always will include singing, hip-hop, acting, arts & crafts, confidence building, news-reporting, camp games, superheroes, star olympics, surprises galore – but there will be a special focus this year on Magic, the use of the imagination and…. Comedy!
“Children simply need to play, pretend, dream and be happy in a safe environment, where they are encouraged and praised” said Aideen O’ Grady, Starcamp Director.
With a number of camps already booked out, don’t delay in securing your place. Every child receives a Starcamp t-shirt, cert and lots more! Starcamp will run in over 220 towns nationwide for a week at a time. The camp runs for 5 days from 9:30 – 2:30pm and children aged 4-12 will be sub divided into their own age groups for advancing programs.
Over 100 Locations throughout Dublin & Leinster for Summer 2019!
BOOK YOUR LIMITED PLACE NOW AT www.Starcamp.ie OR CALL 021-4377900.
Rockjam summer camps are Irelands most modern Jam Packed Music Camps. Their team of coaches are some of Irelands best Musicians, from bands like Mongrel State, Heroes in Hiding, BARQ, NC Grey and more. Student will learn to play in a band, produce a music video, get workshops on Electric Guitar FX, Beatboxing, Youtubers, Songwriting and Rock/Pop history. It’s all crammed into 5 days of jams and fun. No experience necessary and they provide the instruments! See www.rockjam.ie for more details.
Dun Laoghaire School of Music
Dun Laoghaire School of Music are holding their very popular Summer Music Camp again this summer at the prestigious state-of-the-art Willow Park School, Blackrock. The camp caters for children from 4 to 13 years of age and children are grouped according to their age. The activities at camp are: Music Theatre, Drama, Dancing, Singing, Song Writing, and workshops. There is also an option for children who already play an instrument to take part in ensembles. It is not necessary to be able to play an instrument, but children are introduced and shown the fundamentals of instruments such as piano, guitar, keyboard, violin and drums. Camps are run on a weekly basis and children can participate in more than one camp. There is always a professional variety show at the end of camp where children display all they have learnt during their week at camp for parents and friends. The Summer Music Camp is also very real as children perform and sing to real live music provided by the professional musicians/teachers of the Music Camp. There is a special offer of €10 off for current students of Dun Laoghaire School of Music. To book your place and avoid disappointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01-2844178
Mezzo Music Academy
Music Camps at Mezzo Music Academy, offer a unique opportunity for children to explore many different instruments over the course of the week. For ages 4 to 11, students are grouped in accordance with age, and learn Keyboard, Guitar, Violin, Recorder, Ukulele, Percussion and Voice, each day. At the end of the week, students choose their favourite instrument and take part in a small performance for their parents. All instruments are taught by ear and with an emphasis on fun! At the end of each day, all groups come together for a sing-a-long, where teachers play instruments and students play percussion and sing. All camp teachers are fully qualified, Garda vetted and experienced. Summer Camp starts at 9.30am and finishes at 1.30pm.
What are you waiting for? This could be the start of your child’s musical journey!
Contact Sonya or Sorcha on 01 6852590 for further details.
Dublin School Of Music
The Dublin School of Music in Terenure, have a brand new musical programme which includes a huge variety of musical activities from rhythm games and group singing to making your own instrument. The main aim of the camp is to find the fun in developing all the skills needed to create the best music and the chance to meet other enthusiastic junior musicians while you are at it. For Kids aged 5-11 from 9 am – 2pm,from 15th -19th July, 22nd - 26th July 29th July- 2nd August, 6-9th August (4 Days), and 12th -16th August For more information please phone 01-4929998 email@example.com
Summer Camp at The DLR Mill Theatre
This exciting 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.
Camps run from 1st to 26th July 2019
Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm
€110/week DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE book at www.milltheatre.ie
Alliance Francaise Dublin
Get the kids out of bed this summer with the Alliance Française's French Summer Camps! Learn and play in French: Arts and Crafts, songs, outdoor games (subject to weather) and much more... The classes will be led by Garda vetted, child-friendly native-French qualified teachers. All children are welcome, whatever their level of French! There are 2 ages groups: 4-6 year olds / 7-10 year olds Children: 1 week camp every week available all Summer
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 2pm : 20 hours in total – €230
Teenagers: 2 week programme every 2 weeks available all Summer
Monday to Friday 10am - 1pm : 30 hours in total – €350
Summer courses for teenagers 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. 3 groups are available: Junior Teens (2nd & 3rd Year), Senior Teens (5th & 6th year) and Starter Teens (for students going into 1st Year).
Register for 2 camps or more and receive a 10% discount on the second camp!
www.alliance-francaise.ie Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 676 1732
Instituto Cervantes is the largest international Spanish teaching organization in the world, established by the Spanish government to teach the Spanish language around the globe and to promote the Spanish and Latin American culture. Located in the heart of Dublin in Lincoln Place, just between Trinity College Dublin and the National Gallery. Their highly qualified native teachers hold advanced degrees and are experienced professionals in child education.
Instituto Cervantes specialize in courses for teenagers (After 1st Year, 2nd Year, Transition Year and Pre Leaving Cert). They run two-week intensive courses in June, July and August. The courses will concentrate on providing the student with adequate linguistic competence in Writing and Reading Spanish, Conversational Spanish, Oral and Aural skills. Enrolment open!
In September, weekly children courses t will commence and will take place on Saturday mornings and afternoons from September till June. Participants will enjoy while learning Spanish in a friendly atmosphere where everyone can gain a new experience different from their daily activities. This way the children's autonomy and personal development will be enhanced. Registration open from June 15th. Don’t miss their special discounts! Tel 6311599
Food Active at St. Conleth’s College, Ballsbridge camps run for the first three weeks of July starting Monday 1st July and finishing Friday 19th July.
Their week long summer course has been designed to maximise children’s exposure to different foods and culinary techniques in a safe, fun environment.
But ‘Food Activism’ is not just about cooking, which is why their specially-tailored programme gives young people the opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting and outdoor activities, as well as exciting and educational field trips.
The Food Active camp offers: Cookery demonstrations by qualified chefs, supervised hands - on cookery classes and lunches cooked by the chefs, sporting activities every day and excursions to places of culinary interest as well as an end of camp BBQ. Their pupil teacher ratio is 8:1 and classes are limited to 24. The course fee covers all tuition and excursion fees as well as lunches and food ingredients.
For More see www.foodactive.ie Tel: 086 8232358
Summer Camps at the Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun, Dublin 9.
The Rediscovery Centre is an interactive environmental education venue that promotes sustainability and green living to people of all ages. Their week long Summer Camps provide a fun filled hands-on 5 day programme for children and includes lots of themed activities, arts & crafts, games and experiments. The camp is designed to stimulate curiosity and interest in the environment and the world around us. Activities include Mad Science, Nature and Wild Water Exploring, Sensational Space Discovery, Pirate Ship and Rocket Building, Garden Beast Hunts and much, much more.
Weekly Summer Camps are for children aged 6 to 12 years old.
Dates: 22nd – 26th July and 5th – 9th Aug
Times: 9am – 1:30pm (drop available from 8.30am)
Price: €120 per child for 5 days. (Sibling discount available)Book now at www.rediscoverycentre.ie/events
The Forest Club
The Forest Club will be offering 5 days of action packed fun and adventure. Explore nature, learn new skills, make new friends and have lots of fun this summer.
July: 1st-5th, 8th-12th, 15th-19th, 22nd-26th,
29th -Aug 2nd.August: 6-9th (4 day camp €120)12th-16th, 19th-23rd.
Times: 10am-2pm Location: Belmont Demesne - 5/10 minutes from Bray, Greystones Delgany and the N11.
Cost: €135 for 5 day camp, €120 for 4 day camp in August €10 sibling discount. Includes all materials for bushcraft, arts & crafts, activities, a hot drink each day and even marshmallows for toasting!
Forest Adventure also cater to birthday parties too!
Adventure into the forest to base camp, enjoy a den building challenge –
Help build and light the campfires from flint and then enjoy some hotdogs around the cozy fire.
€16.50 per child including food and drinks (hotdogs, marshmallows, popcorn, mineral water/ squash) All that the parents need to do is bring cake!
Pine Forest Art Centre
The Pine Forest Art Centre provides an opportunity for children and young people to have a happy and successful experience in creating and exploring art and craft while having fun. No special talent is required. The camps incorporate a lot of outdoor activities related to art and craft, weather permitting, allowing the children to take advantage of the fresh air and natural environment.
Two week summer courses from July-August
Parent & Child Day Last Sunday in every month
School Tours Art Activity Days March – June
For further information visit www.pineforestartcentre.com tel. 01 2941220 email: email@example.com
The Big Dig Archeology Camp
The camps provide a new and fascinating alternative to sports-themed camps and other school-break activities for children aged between 7 and 12 years old. If your child is a curious explorer with a thirst for knowledge about their past, why not let them try the School of Irish Archaeology? Camps are run all year round, and they introduce children to the mysteries and adventures of our past in a fun, practical and hands-on way. Camps take place during July & August. From 10am to 3pm daily. Prices from €135 weekly. Daily Rate €35 Discounts for groups Tel Mark on 087 -7556808 www.sia.ie
SUMMER CAMPS AT IMAGINOSITY
This summer, Imaginosity will be running 9 weeks of in-house summer camps to keep the kids entertained over the long summer break. Two camps will take place every week, one for children aged 4-6 years (9.00am-1.00pm) and one for children aged 7-9 years (from 9.00am-2.30pm). Each week camp themes will change, and campers will get the chance to explore a different topic with our camp facilitators. Each week will include a combination of arts, crafts, music, drama, science and engineering activities all tied into the weekly camp theme. Campers will also get the chance to explore Dublin Children’s Museum with daily supervised play among the museum’s 18 interactive exhibits. Campers should bring lunch and a drink with them each day. Prices start at €120 per week for children aged 4-6 and €135 for children aged 7-9 years. Day rates, and sibling discounts also available. www.imaginosity.ie or call 01-2176130 for further information.
Columbus Club Summer Camps take place at Old Belvedere RFC, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge and offer the following camps
Baking,Sewing/Knitting/Crochet/Embroidery Camp and Junior Engineering/Lego, Chess and Science Experiments Camp,
The Computer Coding Camp, 3 levels.
Animation Camp specialising in Comic Work, Illustration, Claymation, Stop Motion and Computer Animation. Film & Cineamtography to include Special Effects and Editing. Sports, Drama and the Arts Camps
Junior Toastmasters/Presentation Skills prepares students early on for the new CBA (curriculum based assessment)
Gaeilge Camps and Spanish Camps
Also 1:1 daily classes in Reading, Comprehension Work, Maths, Gaeilge and Handwriting.
Free of charge early morning supervision from 8am to 9am with post-camp available daily from 3pm – 6pm.
087-4167740 – 087-2361869
Rugby for Girls
This is an 8 week camp for introducing girls aged 10-14 to rugby. It will run on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm in Firhouse Community College. The cost is €10 in total for the 8 weeks. The kids receive training from qualified coaches and an IRFU t shirt at the end of the camp. There will also be a trip to a blitz. For more contact firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 087 -7753371.
“Whatever the Irish weather throws at you this Summer, Leisureplex has got you covered! Book your Summer Project or Summer Camp at Leisureplex from just €5 per child per activity, or just €9 per child for two activities. Fun-filled action guaranteed!
Choose from Bowling, Quasar and the Zoo Playland. We’ve also got great food packages as well, so no need to worry about finding another place to feed the youngsters.
They've got centres in Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Stillorgan, Tallaght and Cork City. Enquire with your local centre today.
For the perfect activity this Summer, look no further than Leisureplex to tick all the fun boxes!”
Kilcock Canoe Polo Club
Kilcock Canoe Polo Club is once again hosting Summer Canoe Clubs.
The camps are aimed at
young people between 8 and
15 years old and they will run
during July & August.The aim
of the camp is to introduce
young people to the sport of
canoe polo in a safe and fun
For more information or to make a booking call