Four out of five Irish children do not partake in enough physical activity each week to meet the minimum amount of physical activity set out by the Department of Health for maintaining and improving their current and future health. Summer presents a perfect opportunity to get children more active. With over 70 different sports on offer throughout Ireland there really is something for everyone.

Summer camp gives children an opportunity to give activities ago without the level of commitment involved with club membership. A step along the way to ensure children receive the 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity required each day to ensure their current and future health. Involvement in sport not only delivers health benefits but also gives children opportunities to develop social and emotional competencies.

Federation members both National Governing Bodies of Sport and Local Sports Partnerships are running camps over the summer months aimed at giving children the opportunity to learn and/or hone their skills different sporting activities.

The Federation of Irish Sport has compiled a list of some of the camps available to try.

Athletics Ireland– Athlone IT, July 8th-12th and July 15th-19th. Sligo, July 22nd-26th and July 29th-Aug 2nd.

Athletics Ireland Summer Camps


Badminton Ireland- Badminton Ireland Summer Camp in Wicklow for 9-11 year olds

Badminton Ireland Wicklow Summer Camp

Badminton Ireland Teicnic Talent Camp:

Badminton Ireland Teicnic Summer Camp

Ballaghadeen Badminton Club hosting a July Summer Camp in St. Nathy’s College sports complex:

Ballaghadeen Badminton Summer Camp 


Basketball Ireland- Basketball Ireland are running two weeks of summer camps at Gormanston College from July 7th – 12th and 14th – 19th.

The attached link below should give you any details you need:

Basketball Ireland Gormanstown Summer Camp

Week 1: Booked Out*

*Limited Girls Places Available

Week 2: Remains available for booking, July 14th-19th, Residential Camper: 375 Euro, Non-residential Camper: 200 Euro

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Camogie Association- GAA Cul Camps are being run around the country. 

Kelloggs Cul Camps


In some areas, Camogie Specific and Lifestyle Camps are also available:

Clare Teenage lifestyle camp- August 7-9th  Watty Grahams, Maghera, Co. Derry on July 8th-10th Time: 10am-2.30pm

Contact Ross for more info:


Falls Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim from July 17th-19th Time: 10am-2.30pm

Contact Ross for more info:


Ballyvary Mayo Hurling and Camogie camp- Ballyvary community pitch-July 8th-10th Time: 11am-2pm

Contact Deirdre for more info:


Tipperary Teenage Lifestyle camp- July 23rd -25th

Contact Deirdre for more info:


Limerick Teenage Lifestyle camp- Aug 13-15th

Contact Deirdre for more info:


Laois camp- 6th 7th and 8th August

Contact Patrick for more info:


Wexford camp- 6th, 7th and 8th August

Contact Patrick for more info:


Dublin Lifestyle camp 1: Mon 22nd – Wed 24th July – Thomas Davis GAA Club

Dublin Lifestyle camp 2: Mon22nd – Wed 24th July – Fingallians GAA Club

Contact Eve for more info:


Kildare Lifestyle Camp: July 30th – Aug 1st

Contact Eve for more info:


Canoeing Ireland- Canoeing Ireland is holding Summer Adventure Kayak Camps. The camps are aimed at juniors between the ages of 8 and 16 and will run consecutively for 10 weeks throughout July and August. Camps started on the 17th or June and will run until the 23rd of August.

Canoeing Ireland Kayaking Summer Camps


Cricket Ireland- Wacky Summer Camp and Master Classes: July

Dublin Cricket Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2013 at North County Cricket Club

North County Cricket Club

Malahide Summer Cricket Camp: Monday 15th July- Friday 19th July: Ages 6-8 @ 10am-12pm, Ages 9-13 @ 2pm-4pm.

Clontarf Cricket Club Summer Camp:  July 8th-11th. There are two camps, one for 6-10 year olds (10am-1pm) and one for 11-15 year olds (2pm-5pm). 50 euro per person. Contact Andrew Poynter at 0873208125 or for more information.

Phoenix Cricket Club Summer Camp:  Week 1- Monday 22nd-Friday 26th July, Week 2- Monday 29th-Friday 2nd August. 10am-2pm, 80 euro per child (Boys and Girls, 13-17 year olds). Taking place in Phoenix Cricket Club, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Phoenix Cricket Club Summer Camp


Gymnastics Ireland- Irish Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics. Three different plans: Summer Camp morning fun (10am-2pm, Mon-Fri, weekly from 1st July until 30th August) , RG Daily Classes (Baby RG-Mon-Friday-10am-4pm, beginners/ beginners advanced-2pm-4pm-Mon-Fri, advanced/elite, 2pm-6pm, Mon-Fri), Summer Fun Daily Classes (Camp + Beginner, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm/ Camp + Advanced, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm).

Janz Gymnastics Club, Sandyford Industrial Estate, 8th July-23rd August (weekly), 10am-2.30pm.


Fingal County Council- Fingal Sports Office is running the following camps:

Fingal County Council Summer Camps


Football Association Ireland- eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools

The FAI’s largest grassroots programme, the eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools are back for 2013 and are better value than ever before! Prices are 65 euro or 50 euro for a spot in the Goalkeeper Camp. Kids will receive a super Umbro Kit, Umbro ball and an Umbro backpack; along with great coaching delivered by Garda vetted FAI accredited coaches. Not only that, early online bookings will also receive an adult and child ticket to a Senior International game at Aviva Stadium!

The camps will be held in 290 venues nationwide. Beginning on the first July and running right through to the end of August, each week-long school provides children – between the ages of 6 and 14 – with a fun filled week of activity during the summer holidays. The camps are designed to cater for all players, regardless of ability. It doesn’t matter if you’re just a beginner or if you have your sights set on Robbie Keane’s number 10 shirt, you will get a lot out of the Summer Soccer Schools: for more information, terms & conditions or to simply book your place go to:

Summer Soccer Schools

FAI Summer Camps for Kids


Gaelic Athletic Association- Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Activities are Game-Based with a strong emphasis placed on skill acquisition and are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to: optimising learning, enhancing friendships, improving physical & psychological wellbeing and promoting school and club links.

Kelloggs Cul Camps


Golfing Union of Ireland- Junior summer camps running throughout the summer months, 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm.

Play to Learn Golf

Killeen Golf Club Summer Camp

Killeen Summer Camp

Celbridge Driving Range Summer Camps

Celbridge Driving Range Summer Camp


Hockey Association- Camps are based on the ethos of fun and development, catering from beginners right up to our future international stars. Any child attending our camps will have fun whilst participating in a physically active week developing their technical and tactical hockey skills. For full details, follow the link below:

Hockey Camps


Irish Judo Association– Pro Judo Camp, DCU, Dublin- 21st-25th August, 2013.

Open to cadets (minimum age 10), Juniors and Seniors. Weekend Option (Sat/ Sun) or 5 day camp

Pro Judo Camp


Irish Marshall Arts Commission- Wicklow Martial Arts: 8th-12th July, 15th-19th July, 10am-1pm, 65 euro per child, 5-12 year olds.


Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU)- Summer Rugby Camps are a great way for your child to learn about rugby in a safe and controlled manner. Boys and girls aged 6 and upwards can take part in week long camps throughout Ireland. The Camps are managed and run by fully accredited IRFU coaches. Children the chance to make new friends, meet professional players, learn more about rugby values such as team work, commitment and integrity, and also become more aware of the importance of physical fitness. All this while learning to develop the basic rugby skills of passing, tackling (in a controlled environment), evasion and kicking. Most of all we guarantee lots of fun!

Irish Rugby Camps

Connacht Rugby Summer Camps

Connacht Rugby Excellence Camps

Ulster Rugby Summer Camps

Leinster Rugby Summer Camps

Munster Rugby Summer Camps


Irish Sailing Association- They have 125 accredited training centres that will all be offering courses and summer camps throughout the summer in sailing, windsurfing, powerboating and jetskiing. More information can be found at:

Irish Sailing Association


Irish Surf Association- Our Kids & Junior surf camps offer a gentle, safe and exciting introduction to the world of surfing aswell as the beach environment. Safety first as out kids learn about – tides, rips, dangers, hazards, weather, water saftey, surf etiquette and of course surfing!

Irish Surf Summer Camps 


Irish Taekwondo Association- The 2013 ITA Summer camp will take place in  Mt Melleray Scout Centre, Co. Waterford.

 July 12th-15th (Kids, Teens and Adults). Class divided according to experience and age.

Irish Taekwondo Association Summer Camp


Irish Table Tennis Association- 

Dundrum Table Tennis Club-

15 June 2013, Saturday starting at 12:30 until end of August 2013; 4 hours of trainings per month.
Trainings in June: 15th, 22nd, 29th – 12:30-2:00pm
Trainings in July & August: all Saturdays except 03/08 (Bank Holiday weekend) – 12:30-1:30pm

For more information go to ITTA website-


Irish Water Safety- Courses in swimming and lifesaving nationwide. Full details here:

Irish Water Safety Summer Courses


Irish Wheelchair Association-Sport

Members Summer camp; IWA-Sport are running their annual Junior members Summer Sports Camp from 23rd – 25th July in Clontarf, Dublin.  The camp will be based at the IWA Sports Centre in Clontarf and will offer many different sports and activities including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, archery, athletics, table tennis, tennis and Handcycling. This camp is suitable for junior athletes from 5 – 17 years of age. For more information contact

Public Summer Camp; IWA-Sport is once again running its annual public summer camp during the months of July and August. The camp will be based at the IWA Sports Centre in Clontarf, Dublin and will offer many different sports and activities including a variety of wheelchair sports and fun games and activities. This camp is suitable for children from 5 – 12 years of age. For more information follow this link


Laois Sports Partnership- Multi-Sport Camps from 1st July-9th August. All Activities, Laois area. Parks Tennis camps, 1st July till 26th July. For full details, click on the link below:

Laois Sports Partnership: Summer Camps 


Mayo Sports Partnership- Inclusive Summer Camp for Children with intellectual or physical disability and their friends. Takes place in An Sportslann Castlebar (beside Mchale Park) from 22nd-26th July from 10am-2pm.

Mayo Local Sports Partnership: Summer Camps


Offaly Sports Partnership- Details of a range of different summer camps being held in Offaly available through their website and Facebook page.

Offaly Sports Partnership


Republic of Ireland Snooker and Billiards Association- 2 day Summer Camp in Carlow, 30-31st July, 11am-4pm being run by Pj Nolan who is the  National Coach, at a cost of 15 euro per day.

Tel: 05991 37714

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Squash Ireland Summer Camps


Old Belvedere SC,

28a Anglesea Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Wednesday 07 August – Friday 09 August 2013,

Time: 10 – 2 pm,

Boys & Girls, Aged 7 – 13 Years (Primary School).


Mount Pleasant LTC,

Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Ages 6 – 12 years,

July 22nd- 26th, Monday – Friday, 10AM – 3PM, Aug., 5th – 9th, Monday – Friday, 10AM – 3PM.


Sutton Summer Camp- Sutton LTC

All details found here 


BELFAST: Queen Squash Club, 1-5th July (Belfast) – Performance level


CORK: Highfield Squash Club in Cork.

It is being run by Munster Squash and is aimed at our under 15’s- 19’s – 12 players

It is a 3 day camp from 29th – 31st July and the cost will be in the region of 60 euro per Junior.


CARLOW: Carlow LTC, Camp runs July 1st – 5th, Beginners 11am-12.45, Experienced 2pm-4pm


Sligo Sports and Recreation- A Summer Camp Brochure, this lists all the sports and activity camps taking place in Sligo. Full details found in the link below:

Sligo Sports and Recreation Summer Camps


Swim Ireland- 3 camps, all to be run in the Limerick Performance Centre at the University Arena;

  • July 1st-5th (attachment 1)
  • July 8th-12th (attachment 1)
  • August 19th-23rd (attachment 2)

Full details available below @:

Swim Ireland- July Camps

Swim Ireland- August Camp


Volleyball Ireland- Tallaght Rockets are holding a Summer Camp for the next 6 weeks , starting on Sat 22nd June for 11-16 year olds in Collinstown Park Community College. Boys and Girls welcome. 10.30am-12pm each day.

More details found below @:

Volleyball Ireland