Now that school’s out for summer, the kids can be at a loose end. Of course they’ll never admit to missing school, but the lack of structure can turn to boredom. No matter what they’re into, be it sports or drama, there’s a summer camp they’re bound to love to keep the summer time blues at bay.
The Let’s Go summer school programmes incorporate education sessions with fun and games. The programme aims to keep the kids active with sports, games, and activities, and keep their minds mentally active too with fun and interesting classes. The camp is for children between 5 and 12 years of age. Running from the 8th to the 12th of August in Villiars on the North Circular Road, the kids will be occupied from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm. It costs €100 for the first child, and falls to €85 and €70 for the second and third children attending.
Star Camp will be a dream come true for children who love drama and performance. Taking place in the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy, the camp accommodates children from 4 years old to 12 years old and hold activities such as acting out movie scenes, singing classic Disney songs and new releases, dance, script writing, and more. The younger kids are grouped into Starlets (4-5 years old) and Starjumps (6-8 years old), with the older kids in the Starcamp Superstars (9-12 years old) Star Camp runs over 3 separate weeks, with week 1 taking place from the 3rd to the 7th of July, week 2 from the 24th to the 28th of July, and the third week from the 14th to the 18th of August. Star Camp also has locations in the Crescent College, Newcastlewest, and LIT.
Taking place in the Lime Tree Theatre, Bualadh B0s’ theme for this summer is “Space and Magic” with activities such as arts & crafts, drama, puppet making and more the kids are sure to have a blast. The camp accommodates children from first to sixth class of primary school, and parents are welcome to an exhibition on the last day of the camp to see their kids work. Week 1 of Bualadh Bos begins on the 3rd of July and finishes on the 7th, running from 9:30 am until 3:30 Monday to Thursday, and beginning at 9:30 am and finishing at 1:00 pm on Friday. Week 2 follows the same timetable and takes place from the 10th to the 14th of July. The camp costs €100 per child and €80 for 2nd and 3rd siblings who register as well.
Musical Theatre Summer Camp with Richie Hayes
Running from the 3rd to the 7th of July, the musical theatre camp allows children from 7 to 16 years of age to work on musicals such as Hairspray, The Jungle Book, and Annie, and to perform for friends and family at the end of the camp. Children will have the opportunity to work with professionals and to learn stage combat, improvisation, costume and prop production, and more. The camp begins at 9:30 am and finishes at 2:30 pm, and costs €95 for the first child registered, and €90 for siblings also attending.
Whether your kids have an aptitude for arts & crafts, theatre, or sports, there’s a camp they’re bound to love this summer.
Article by: Aisling