Ógras Summer Camps 2021
- Outside!
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Camps Outside for 2021!

After a weird (and enjoyable and fun) year online, Ógras is thrilled that we are in a position to organise our famous Summer Camps physically again!

Ógras Summer Camps 2021 will be held outside with limited numbers and emphasis on everybody's safety by ensuring we follow the guidelines from the Government & HSE regarding Covid 19.

 

We'll be getting up to lots of activities at the camps - The "classics" such as Conversation Circles, Sports etc., and in addition new events & renewed activities, rejigged for outdoors such as Workshops, Dancing, Treasure Hunts.... and so much more!

 

Ógras Summer Camps are rightfully famous for fun, and we simply can't wait to see you all in person again. There is lots more information about the Camps below and you can Register directly here:​​

The 2020 Online Summer Camps were great for sure but...
The 2021 Camps are outdoors!!!

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Camp Details  

 

The cost to attend the Camps is €60 for Leinster Camps and €55 for Camps in Connacht and Munster. Each camp this year will run for 4.5 hours daily: 10am to 2.30pm, Monday to Friday of its allotted week, including a Day Trip on one of these days. Camp age group is 7-12 years. 

Camps will be run in groups of 15 young people maximum (and we expect that we will fill them!), and at least two adults will be present to run each Camp – Ógras teachers and leaders are qualified and fully Garda vetted, and all have extensive experience in Youth work through Irish.

Objectives and Activities:​


Objectives: 

  • Provide a safe space to young people to practice Irish language activities during the Summer 

  • To give young people the opportunity to learn and practice the Irish language, and to develop their confidence in their spoken Irish 

  • Provide experience in a wide range of fun and encouraging activities, through Irish

  • To provide young people with an opportunity to have fun and craic with other young people 

 

Some Examples Ógras Summer Camp Activities:

  • Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish Language Conversation Circle)

  • Practical Workshops

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Treasure Hunts

  • Music and Dancing

  • Exercise/Yoga

  • Day Trip

  • …And lots more

Check out Ógras 2021 Camp dates and venues below and click to register - but do bear in mind that spaces are limited, so get your registration in quickly secure your space to join us!

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Naas Camp:
Gaelscoil Nás Na Ríogh, Piper's Hill, Naas, Kildare
5-9 July
10am-2.30pm

Beautiful Landscape

GSMA Camp:
Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh, Knocknacarra, Galway - 5-9 July
10am-2.30pm

Tropical Leaves

Milltown Camp:
Nagle Rice Community Centre, Milltown, Kerry
12-16 July
10am-2.30pm

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Monkstown Camp:
Scoil Lorcáin, Eaton Square, Monkstown, Co Dublin
26-30 July
10am-2.30pm

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Marino Camp:
Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
5-9 July 
10am-2.30pm

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Leixlip Camp:
Scoil C. Uí Dhálaigh, Leixlip, Kildare
12-16 July
10am-2.30pm

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Tralee Camp:
Cumann Iosaef Community Centre, Tralee, Kerry
19-23 July
10am-2.30pm

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Ballyheigue Camp:
Ballyheigue Community Centre, Sandhills Rd, Kerry
26-30 July
10am-2.30pm

Ógras is now using a new Registration system using  Easypayments Plus in 2021 to simplify payments for all involved. If you already have an Easypayments Plus account, you will be able to use it here and simply add the extra details that are required and for the relevant camps. If you do not already use Easypayments, you can register for an account quickly, easily and free of charge - and perhaps more importantly, you will save time here from now on!! The EPP system is straightforward enough, but it is new to us as well, so don't be afraid to contact us if you have any issues.

Please click here for all the nitty gritty details on our camps including more information about Covid19, objectives, activities, what to bring, Camp ethos, and to answer any other questions you may have!

Our Summer Camps always go very well and the young people who attend enjoy themselves immensely, so we are delighted that that we don't have to disappoint our regulars and new members looking for fun activities through Irish, despite the state of things being as strange as they are at the moment. The camps present young people with the opportunity to use the Irish they have in a playful and enjoyable environment, picking up new words and phrases as they go as a result. The camps build the young people’s self-confidence and use of the language - they gain personal, social and creative skills, relationship building skills, and a general understanding of society and community through fun, active participation within a safe environment.

 

We are proud to always receive excellent feedback from the young people who attend our camps - and their parents! - year after year.

We are of course here to answer any questions you might have too, so if you need any extra info you may email us here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

 

We are very grateful to Foras na Gaeilge and to the Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs for supporting the camps through funding.