Ógras Summer Camps 2022
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Ógras Summer Camps are back!

We don't need to explain to you that things have been a bit touch and go for the past few years with everyone getting used to the ever-changing 'new normal'. No matter the situation though, Ógras was ready to adapt and rise to the occasion with online and outdoor events and clubs to keep our members involved and having fun safely and through Irish - and this year is no different as we are thrilled to be running our famous Summer Camps again! We are excited apply all we've learned old and new, and we are gearing up for 2022 to be the best year for Ógras Summer Camps yet!

Of course in the interest of creating a safe and personalised environment and deliver the quality youth work Ógras takes pride in, the camps will have limited spaces and there will be a conscious emphasis on everybody's health and safe fun by consistently observing HSE guidelines and our own camp ethos and standards of practice.

 

We'll be getting up to lots of activities at the camps - The "classics" such as Conversation Circles, Sports, games etc., and a day trip on one of the days, then in addition will be new events & refreshed schedule of activities such as Workshops, Dancing, Treasure Hunts, Ógras Programmes.... and so much more!

 

Ógras Summer Camps are rightfully well-known for our fun, high quality youth work, and we simply can't wait to see you all there. There is lots more information about the Camps below and you can Register directly here:​​

We're back in action and better than ever!

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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. Camps will run for 4.5 hours daily: 10am to 2.30pm (unless stated otherwise), 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 which will be limited based on size of team and hall in each camp (and we expect that we will fill them!), and at least two qualified 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

  • Debate

  • Climate Justice activities 

  • Ógras Programmes 

  • Day Trip

  • …And lots more

Check out Ógras 2022 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
4-8 July
10am-2.30pm

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Tallaght Camp:
Coláiste de hÍde, Tymon Rd, Tallaght Dublin 24

4-8 Iúil
10rn-2.30in

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Leixlip Camp:
Scoil Chearbhaill Uí Dhálaigh, Leixlip, Kildare
11-15 July
10am-2.30pm

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Campa Marino:
Carleton Hall, Shelmartin Avenue, Dublin 3 D03 AE09
18-22 July 
10am-2.30pm 

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Tralee Camp:
Cumann Iosaef Community Centre, Tralee, Co Kerry
18-22 July
***9am
-1.30pm***

Beautiful Landscape

Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh Camp:
GSMA, Knocknacarragh, Co Galway

25-29 July

10am-2.30pm

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Dundalk Camp - FULL! You can put your name on the waiting list for this camp by contacting Amie here

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Naas *Teenagers* Camp (12-17yrs):
Gaelcholáiste Chill Dara, R445 Naas West, Co Kildare
11-15 July
10am-*3pm*

Tropical Leaves

Milltown Camp:
Nagle Rice Community Centre, Milltown, Kerry
11-15 July
10am-2.30pm

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Harold's Cross Camp:
Harold's Cross National School, Clareville Road, Harold's Cross Dublin D6W FR66
18-22 July
10am-2.30pm

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GAELTACHT CAMP Achill Camp:
Halla Glór na nTonn,
An Corrán, Achill,
Co. Mayo
18-22 July
***10am-3pm***

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Ballyheigue Camp:
Ballyheigue Community Centre, Sandhills Road Co Kerry
25-29 July

10am-2.30pm

Ógras is now using the Easypayments Plus registration system 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 go very well every year and the young people who attend always enjoy themselves immensely, so we are delighted that we to be able to give our regulars, members old and new and anyone looking for fun activities through Irish, the experience they deserve and expect from Ógras. 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, building the young people’s self-confidence and use of the language. The Camps are a fantastic way for young people to gain personal, social and creative skills, relationship building skills, and a general understanding of society and community, through fun and 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.