Afterschool Camps (Age 5-10 Years)
Children just love to have fun…
So keep them busy during the long school holidays, with a fun-filled Summer Camp!
Park Academy’s Summer Camp Programme runs for the months of July and August at our state of the art centres in Wicklow & South Dublin. Our camps cater for children aged 4 – 10 and there are both full and part-time options available.
Each week will have a new and exciting camp theme and all camp activities are based around this. These themes are carefully selected by our Educational Coordinators and are specifically tailored to your child’s age and interests. Children will also enjoy a trip on our ‘Adventure Bus’ each week and this will tie in with their camp theme! From construction to cookery, sports to science, we can guarantee that your child’s day will be packed with fun and stimulation.
The only issue may be convincing them to come home!
Our new themes for Summer 2016 are as follows:
First Responders & Survival camp
|At Survival Camp the children will learn all the basic survival skills and complete tasks that would make even Bear Grylls proud! They will learn valuable survival skills like making a shelter, gathering water, lighting a fire, gathering food, cooking outdoors, fixing clothing and orienteering. They will learn how to use a compass and create camouflage before attempting the wilderness obstacle challenge. Campers will also take part in a series of first aid workshops, covering everything from basic CPR skills to bandaging and splints. First responder certificates will be awarded to children who complete their mini exams, in recognition of their efforts. Children will also take a trip to our very own Nature Kindergarten to get first-hand advice from the experienced team|
|It’s time to JUMP for joy – JUMP camp is back! The JUMP Programme is Park Academy Childcare’s unique sports and fitness club for children. JUMP camp is one of our most popular summer camp themes & is back again this year by popular demand! During JUMP week, participants will engage in LOTS of physical fun and enjoy Coach Eamonn’s most popular games. Participants will take part in various fun activities, from dodge ball tournaments and obstacle courses, to traditional school yard games. There will be hula hooping…and lots of whooping…as participants cheer each other on! At JUMP camp children will also enjoy a trip to the beach, or the park, to play volleyball or some crab hockey. Here’s to a week of active fun in the sun!|
Little Einstein’s Science Camp
|Got a budding mini scientist?! Why not enrol them in our Little Einstein’s Science Camp?! Children will just love this dedicated camp, which brings science to life right in front of their eyes. From day one participants will embark on a journey of scientific discovery through fun and hands-on activities. These will include the crafting of scientific equipment, conducting fun and messy experiments, and the concoction of fantastically wacky potions! Campers will also do a spot of scientific baking for the purposes of lab testing….brain stew anybody?! The camp finale will be a ‘Funky Mad Scientist’s Tea Party’ so that participants can celebrate their scientific discoveries in style! Finally a trip to the lab at Imaginosity will give children an exciting insight into the role of real life scientist.|
Culinary School Club
|Calling all junior chefs! Will you crumble under the pressure or will you be the cream of the crop?! Culinary School campers will learn the importance of eating healthily and enjoying a varied diet through fun filled games like ready steady cook, egg crack race and supermarket sweep games. Campers will be given cookery lessons and demonstrations by our experienced chefs. Lessons will include pastry and decorating classes, chocolatier classes, making home-made ice-cream and lots more! Campers will get their creative juices flowing through the design of food packaging, food puppet creation and a food themed fashion show extravaganza. Camp trips will include golly fishing at Wicklow Harbour as well as taking a homemade picnic to the park. It’s going to be a fun ‘jam’ packed week..!|
Let’s Build it Camp
|At Let’s Build it Camp, children will experience the creativity of construction and the joy of bringing their abstract ideas to life! There is something for everyone at Let’s Build it Camp and campers will have the opportunity to develop their very own construction masterpieces, using an array of interesting and open ended materials. Lego lovers can try their hand at an exciting brick building competition. ‘Cool’ customers will relish the challenge of our timed ‘see it and build it’ activities. Creative minds will make good use of the varied artistic materials from card and clay, to straws and lolly-sticks. Children will become junior architects through projects such as bridge building, creating water transfers and producing fantastic forts. These projects will enhance participant’s problem solving skills, communication skills and ability to plan and evaluate. An exciting trip to Fort Lucan Adventure Centre will cap off the week for our busy little builders!|
Around the World…and Back Camp
|Campers will be immersed in a multicultural experience the minute they step into our ‘Around the World…and Back’ camp. Participants will learn lots about different cultures through native games, culture quizzes, cookery, arts & crafts and costume making. They will also explore traditional forms of celebration through music, dance and song. Every day campers will be transported to a new and interesting place where they will soak up the ‘local’ experience. Children will get to sample traditional dishes, learn fascinating facts and try their hand at new and exciting activities. From a taste of Mexico to the sounds of the digeridoo, it is guaranteed to be a fun feast for the senses! Let us take your child on a tour of the world…no passports required! Camp includes a trip to Dublin Zoo to really bring the cultural experience to life!|
Time for the Oscars Camp
|Little stars…it’s time to shine! Our Time for the Oscars camp provides an opportunity for children to perfect their performance…just in time for the big show! Participants will divide into groups to create their own special act, in preparation for the end of camp finale. From their very own music video to a dazzling drama, the children will be involved in planning their performance from the start to the close of curtains. Writing songs and scripts, designing costumes, drama workshops and learning dance routines…there will be a lot to learn before the final production! That’s not to mention singing lessons, making musical instruments, ticket design and a theatrical make-up masterclass – it’s not easy being a star! However it will all be worth it on the final night, when parents flock to attend the ‘Awesome Oscars’ and the sound of their applause fills the air. The stage is set…get ready to ‘break a leg’! Children will also get some inspiration from the world of film, when they take a trip to the cinema on our Adventure bus. Take notes everybody!|
Places are limited! Book your place today.
Some trips may include a small additional charge.
The dates of each theme will vary according to your chosen centre. To check the dates of a particular camp just give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org Discount provided on block bookings.
To find your nearest centre see our list of locations here.