It is vitally important to keep kids active and the statistics speak volumes. Four out of five children do not meet the Department of Health and Children’s National Physical Activity Guidelines for maintaining and improving their current and future health. With this in mind – why not sign up to your favourite sport now? Alternatively you could try something new. The options are endless and the benefits are great!

With summer fast approaching, the weather improving and the days lasting longer, what better time is there to get out and get healthy?  There are over 70 sporting organisations in Ireland as well as a further 30 Local Sports Partnerships. The Federation of Irish Sport has put together some of the camps available across the entire country with something available for everyone.


Summer Camps


Athletics Association of Ireland

For an array of different summer camps, locations, cost and all the other info you need for a great time click here


Association of Irish Riding Establishments (A.I.R.E)

Log on to their website here:

where you can information on camps during the summer.


Badminton Ireland

Leinster: Naas BC 16-20 June                     Connacht: Ballina 7-11 July               Munster: Kilmacthomas 21-23 July

Wexford (1) 1-2 July                                      Ballinaheglish (1) 14-18 July               Ennis 18-22  August

Wexford (2) 11-12 August                              Ballinaheglish (2) 18-22 July

Dublin, Baldoyle (1) 30 June – 4 July              Roscommon Juv Camp 7-11 July

Dublin, Baldoyle (2) 7 – 11July


Basketball Ireland

  • Are running a one week camp to celebrate their ‘15th birthday’ at the National Basketball Arena from Monday June 30th to Friday July 4th 2014 from 10am-3:30pm for kids aged 6-17. The cost is €75 per person.  However, there are reduced rates for those who book before the end of May/book with a friend or sibling/book within a group.

Camp Organiser: Aisling – Mobile: 086 8388972 – Email:

For more information please click here

  • As well as the one week camp above, Basketball Ireland is holding two separate 1 week residential camps in July.

Camp 1:  6th – 11th July

Camp 2: 13th – 18th July

Price: €375

Venue: Gormanston College, County Meath

For more information, please click here


Bowling League of Ireland

The Bowling league of Ireland holds 2 summer camps each year which they call the Senior and Junior Inter Association series. These involve all 4 associations, the BLI and the 3 Northern Ireland associations. For further information check out their website:


Camogie Association

  • This Gaelic games initiative sponsored by Lenovo is a mixed camp for teenage boys and girls aged 13-15 years. Top inter county players will coach on the Lenovo skills hub for the 4 days. The hurling/camogie camps take place in Carlow, Dublin, Offaly, Clare, Waterford, Cork, Limerick Wexford and Tipperary. Register on


  • Upcoming summer camps in Dublin & Wicklow

Book you place on the camps below by contacting


Type of Camp/ Age group   Location           Date
Player Lifestyle Camp (15-16yrs)
Summer Camogie Camp (9-12yrs)
Rising Stars Summer Camp (8-12yrs)
Performance & Lifestyle Camp (13- 16yrs)
Performance & Lifestyle Camp (13-16yrs)
Ballinakill Wicklow
Ballinakill Wicklow
Southside Dublin
Northside Dublin
19th / 20th June
1st-3rd July
15th-17th July
28th-30th July
29th-31st July



Canoeing Ireland

Canoeing Ireland are holding camps for both Juniors and Adults over the summer months.

Juniors: click here

Adults: click here



Carlow County Council

  • St. Fiacc’s Swimming Pool – 059 9140330



Summer Swimming Camps

*Monday – Friday 6pm – 6.45pm

*€35 per child

* Camp 1: 30th June – 4th July

* Camp 2: 7th – -11th July

* Camp 3: 14th – 18th July

* Camp 4: – 21st – 25th July

* Camp 5: 28th July – 1st August

* Camp 6: 11th  – 15th August


  • IT Carlow Activity Summer Camps – 059 9175608

*7-12 years Old

*Fee €60 per Child (€50 for second & subsequent children)

* Week 1: July 14th – 18th

* Week 2: July 21st – 25th


  • Carlow Regional Youth Services – 059 9130476


Date                                        Programme            Project                    Age                         Price                    Contact

6,13,                                        Fishing Camp         The Vault                  13-18                         N/A                  Adam 085 2780307

20,27 May


4 June                                      Tag Rugby                  TBC                      3-18                         €2 p/s               Tracey 0857897288

8 weeks 4:30-5:30pm


9-13 June                                 Ealain OG                 The Vault               13-18                         N/A                  Jamie 0851397397


20-27 June 4                           Friday Day Trips         The Vault                13-18                         TBC                  Tracey 0857897288


16-19 June                              Outdoor Adventure     The Vault                 13-18                         TBC                 Tracey 0857897288

11am-3pm                               Biking Camp


23-26 June                              Extreme Adventure    The Vault                 13-18                           €40                Tracey 0857897288

11am-3pm                              Camp


23-24 June                              Hill Walking            The Vault                   13-18                           €40                Jamie 0851397397



1-3 July                                     Carlow Community  All Projects                16+                          TBC                JJ 0857132751

Summer Camp


7-11 July                                  Carlow Summer        All                              5-12                         €35-45           JJ 0857132751



14-18 July                                UBER Camp            The Vault                   12-16                           €40                Jamie 085139739


21-25 July Youth                         The Vault                                               15-18                          TBC                  Jamie 0851397397




29-31 July                                School Of Rock        The Vault                  13-18                            €30                 Paul 0857897279

Summer Camp



5-8 August                              Stepping Stones      The Vault                        6th                          €35                   Jamie 0851397397




11-15 August                          Graiguecullen         TBC                            5-12                      €35/ €45             Siobhan  0857897339


12-15 August                          Kayaking Camp      The Vault                   13-18                            €50              Tracey 0857897288


19-21 August                          Fishing Camp         The Vault                    13-18                         TBC                Adam-0852780307


Bagenalstown Events  

Start Date                               Programme             Project                Age                  Price                      Contact

30 June                                    Bagenalstown                                      13-18                  €40                        Karen 0876695876

Gleann Na Beru


3 July                                       Extreme Bagenalstown                                                                                Tracey 0857897288



Hacketstown Events

Start Date                               Programme            Project                   Age                   Price                                 Contact

9-10 July                                  Summer Camp       Hacketstown                 16+                  TBC                                  Aoife 0867713793

10am-3pm                               Volunteer training                                                                                                      Tracey 0857897288

14,-8 July                                 Hacketstown          Hacketstown                 5-12                   €40                                 Aoife 0867713793



Borris Events

TBC                                          Borris Teenage Camp        TBC                      13-16                    €50                          JJ-0857132751

TBC                                          Borris Camp                       TBC                     5-12                      €40                         CRYS 9130476



Deaf Sports Ireland

  • For all the information needed for the Summer Youth Activity Programme, please click here


Football Association of Ireland

  • The Football Association of Ireland is once again holding summer camps all over the country. With both mainstream and goalkeeper camps, look to refine your skills and have fun. Mainstream camps cost €65*, while goalkeeper camps cost €50*. For all information, including how to book your camp and find out the nearest camp to you, please click here




The G.A.A has an array of summer camps which can be found here



Irish Amateur Boxing Association




An intensive week in a training camp where you will develop your skills and become technically and tactically more proficient.

2 camps will take place during the summer months and as places will be limited, it will be first come, first served.


The camps cost €300 which includes:


Ÿ  Transport to/from the venue from the National Boxing Stadium

Ÿ  Accommodation

Ÿ  Breakfast, dinner and lunch each day

Ÿ  Use of all the facilities including indoor soccer courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, running track and

swimming pool


This will be the third year of the summer camp and some notable boxers have attended in the past including European Schoolboys Champions Aaron Mc Kenna and Jordan Myers. Other European Schoolboy Championship boxers in attendance included Paddy Donovan, Eric Nash, Marcus Otiede, Brian Kennedy, Matthew Davis and Brian Mc Namee.


The dates for the camps are

Camp 1: Sunday, July 20th – Friday, July 25th

Camp 2: Sunday, August 10th – Friday, August 15th


If you want to book your place on a summer camp, contact one of the schoolboy coaches or camp coordinator Paddy Gallagher 087-6286269


***[Boxers attending must be able to box and have a basic fitness level]***


Irish Amateur Wrestling Association

  • Junior summer Olympic wrestling camp in Cavan swimming pool & Leisure complex, Drumalee Cavan at 2pm Saturday 14th June 2014 cover charge of €20. Age of 10 years up to 16 years. Letter of parent consent is required. For further details contact Michael McAuley  0872627452


Irish Hockey Association:

The Irish Hockey Association has camps in Dublin – Cork – Galway – Antrim this summer.

*Age: 9-17

*Boys & Girls

*All Levels

For further information click here


Irish Martial Arts Commission

There are still a number of courses this summer. For further info click here


Irish Orienteering Association

For up to date information on courses, click here

Those with experience, as well as new comers are welcome! So why not give it a go?


Irish Rugby Football Union – (IRFU)


  • Connacht Rugby Camps: Can be found here


  • Leinster Rugby Camps: Can be found here


  • Munster Rugby Summer Camps: Can be found here


  • Ulster Rugby Summer Camps: Can be found here


Leinster Rugby are also offering a ‘School of excellence’ – more info can be found here


Irish Sailing Association

Find a sailing club near you and get out on the water! More info here


Irish Surfing Association

If you are interested in hitting the waves this summer then click here to find out the nearest course to you!


Irish Water Safety

  • Irish Water Safety holds nationwide courses & events for swimming pool and beach lifeguarding. If you are interested in finding out more information click here 

The website is regularly updated with new and exciting courses.


Irish Wheelchair Association – Sport

  • The Irish Wheelchair Association are holding two types of camps this summer which are outlined below. For more information just click here 


*IWA-Sport Summer Camp, IWA Clontarf Dublin 3, 22nd-24th July, 10am-4pm (5-17 years old)


*IWA-Sport Summer Camp, IWA Clontarf Dublin 3, June 30th – August 15th (5-12 years old)


Mountaineering Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland have so many different options which all can be found here


Swim Ireland

For all the information on courses to better your skills in the water click here


For all the information on courses to become a teacher or coach click here


Rowing Ireland


Dates: (Camp 1)Monday 21 July – Friday 25 July

(Camp 2) Monday 28 July – Friday 1 August

(Camp 3) Monday 4 August – Friday 8 August

Times: 9am – 5pm

Location: Queens Sport, Botanic Park, Belfast.


Where to pay etc. for your summer camps: Contact Pamela Cunningham at or 078 5010 5757 for more information.


Date: 28 July- 1 August 2014

Times: 10am-1pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm

Locations: Cork Boat Club, Blackrock Village, Cork


Where to pay etc. for your summer camps: Contact for application form


Special Needs Parents Association

  • The Special Needs Parents Association has a fantastic range of summer camps and courses all over the country. Click here


Student Sport Ireland

DIT:  Multi-sport and aquatic summer camps will run from 9:45-12:45pm, Monday to Friday on the following dates during the summer months:

7-11th July 2014

21st-25th July 2014

5-8th August 2014

18th-22nd August 2014

The camps are suitable for children between the ages of 6 to 11 years of age and the cost per child is €45.  We also offer a 10% sibling discount off our standard camp rate.  For more information please visit the website


Triathlon Ireland

Triathlon Ireland
Camp Name: Splash & Dash Junior Tri Camp – National Aquatic Centre, Dublin
Target group: 8-15 year olds
Dates: 28th July-1st August
Times:  10am – 2:30pm
Price:  €89
How to book: TI Online Booking
Max Capacity:  150
Brief description of activity: The camp will cover all aspects of triathlon including swimming, cycling, running, transition training and more in a fun environment. The camp is suitable for all abilities including those who have no previous experience. It’s about fun, teaching the fundamentals and enjoying the variety that triathlon has to offer.Qualified Triathlon Ireland coaches will lead the activities and give the budding triathletes an opportunity to complete a mini triathlon by the end of the camp.


See their website here for further information


Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership

Summer Camps for Children with Disabilities

 There is 2 weeks of summer camps for children from 6 to 14 years, the weeks of 21st and the 28th of July.  The first week takes place in St. Patricks on the Kells Road and runs from 10am to 2pm for the five days.  The camp costs €50.  The second week takes place in Castlecomer Community College from Monday to Thursday on the week of the 28thand costs €40. Both camps include swimming, inclusive games, foraging and some rest time with arts and crafts.

Camps can be booked online here

Summer Activities for Young Adults with Disabilities

 We have also scheduled 3 days of summer activities for young adults, 15 years and over.

We have a Surf Trip planned for the 14th of July (€20 ), Pitch and Putt for the 15th of July (FREE!) and Trail Walk and Picnic for the 16th of July (FREE!).  Some of these activities are weather dependent and alternative activities will be organised in the event of unfavourable weather.  Contact the office directly to book these trips.


Mayo Sports Partnership

  • The Mayo Sports Partnership are holding a camp for children with a disability and their friends from 14th-18th July 2014 at An Sportslann Castlebar from 10am-2pm. For more information, please contact Ray McNamara on: 094 9047023


Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership

The Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership are holding a Summer Activity Camp. For more info click here


Student Sport Ireland

DIT: Our multi-sport and aquatic summer camps will run from 9:45-12:45pm, Monday to Friday on the following dates during the summer months:

7-11th July 2014

21st-25th July 2014

5-8th August 2014

18th-22nd August 2014

The camps are suitable for children between the ages of 6 to 11 years of age and the cost per child is €45.  We also offer a 10% sibling discount off our standard camp rate.  For more information please visit the website


Tennis Ireland

Dublin Parks Tennis in Fingal

   is Serving up a Summer of Fun for 4 weeks in July


  • Girls and boys from 5½–17 years can discover hidden talents, make new friends and have lots of active fun.
  • Low cost affordable tennis coaching takes place in July.
  • For beginners and improvers at local public courts.
  • Fee €40 for the month.
  • All equipment supplied.
  •  For four weeks from 30th June to 25th July on weekdays
  • Hourly classes between 10am & lpm divided by age
  • Some venues marked * operate afternoons to 4pm
  • Registration at all Venues On Friday 27th June 2 – 4pm


Ph.  8338711


Venues operating in the Fingal County Council areas are:

Swords Town (rear the Castle) *

Balbriggan, Balarothery Tennis Club

Skerries Community Centre *

Donabate Community College

Lusk, Orlynn Park *

Howth, Baltray Park

Baldoyle, Seagrange Park

Malahide Castle Courts

Blanchardstown,Hazel Lawn Courts *

Hartstown Community School

Castleknock Riverwood Estate

Castleknock,Laurel Lodge Community Centre *


Wexford County Council

  • The Wexford County Council are running a variety of camps across the county this summer. Firstly, there is six 1 day Multi Sports camps taking place with entry FREE. To find the nearest camp to you take a look below:


*Monday 4th August – Loftus Hall

*Tuesday 5th August – Courtown

*Wednesday 6th August – Curracloe

*Thursday 7th August – Rosslare

*Friday 8th August – Duncannon

*Saturday 9th August – The Hook Light House

  • The Loftus Hall summer camp from the 7th – 11th July is being held in New Ross with activities from sports to cookery classes. The cost of the camp is €70 each. For further details check out their facebook page here
  • For aspiring Soccer players, the council are running the following camps at a cost of €65 each:


*Ajax Athletic (GK camp) Daphne View, Enniscorthy   Week 0 Sat 28th – Sun 29th June

*Campile United, O’Neill Park, Campile, New Ross      Week 1: June 30th – July 4th

*Scoil Mhuire  Coolcotts, Wexford                              Week 1: June 30th – July 4th

*North End United (GK camp), Belvedere Road           Week 1: July 1st – July 3rd

*Ajax Athletic  Daphne View, Enniscorthy                   Week 2: July 7th – July 11th

*Curracloe United, Ballaghblake, Curracloe                Week 2: July 7th – July 11th

*North End United, Belvedere Road, Wexford Town   Week 2: July 7th – July 11th

*Rosslare Strand Schoolboys AFC, Rosslare Strand     Week 2: July 7th – July 11th

*Scoil Mhuire  Coolcotts                                                          Week 2: July 7th – July 11th

*Ajax Athletic  Daphne View, Enniscorthy                   Week 3: July 14th – July 18th

*Corach Ramblers, Danescastle, Carrig On Bannow     Week 3: July 14th – July 18th

*Duncannon FC, Ryans Park, Mersheen, New Ross      Week 3: July 14th – July 18th

*Rosslare Strand Schoolboys AFC, Rosslare Strand    Week 3: July 14th – July 18th

*St Cormacs AFC, Luke Foran Park, Enniscorthy          Week 3: July 14th – July 18th

*Wexford Albion Schoolboys AFC, Kennedy Park        Week 3: July 14th – July 18th

*Wexford Albion: (GK camp), Kennedy Park              Week 3: July 19th – July 20th

*Duncannon FC (GK camp) Ryans Park, New Ross        Week 3: July 19th – July 20th

*Bunclody AFC, Church Road, Bunclody                      Week 4: July 21st – July 25th

*Enniscorthy Town, Pearse Road, Enniscorthy            Week 4: July 21st – July 25th

*Rosslare Strand Schoolboys, Rosslare Strand            Week 4: July 21st – July 25th

*Wexford Celtic FC, Sinnottstown Lane                       Week 4: July 21st – July 25th

*Wexford Youths, Ferrycarrig Park, Crossabeg           Week 4: July 21st – July 25th

*Gorey Rangers, The Showgrounds, Gorey                  Week 5: July 28th – August 1st

*St Cormacs AFC (GK camp), Enniscorthy                    Week 5 August 2nd – August 3rd

*North End United, Belvedere Road, Wexford Town   Week 6: August 4th – August 8th

*Bridge Rovers            , Bogside, Castlebridge                      Week 7: August 11th – August 15th

*Wexford Youths, Ferrycarrig Park, Crossabeg         Week 7: August 11th – August 15th

*Forth Celtic, Murrintown                                        Week 8: August 18th – August 22nd

*Gorey Celtic FC, Mullaunfin, Creagh,, Gorey           Week 8: August 18th – August 22nd

*St Cormacs AFC, Luke Foran Park, Enniscorthy       Week 8: August 18th – August 22nd



Federation of Irish Sport