Virtual and In-person Camps for 2021
In person Summer Camps 2021After 2 long years we are delighted to be able to offer you in-person camps at DCU & LIT. Please check availability below.
With time indoors and out, there will be a healthy mix of action. We are all about having fun with technology. Children aged 8 to 15 will learn web design, animation, video game design & programming, 3D modelling and undertake a host of hi-tech challenges including the Whizzkids Spy Academy. Classes are broken up by age and are suitable for children of all abilities. Those attending are supervised at all times by experienced teachers so you can be sure they will be well looked after.
Everyone will have their own PC and we will supply all other equipment for a hands-on experience that is both educational and entertaining. Whizzkids has delivered its' popular blend of education and entertainment to over 30,000 children across Ireland since 2003. Using top class third level facilities children will be shown how to be creative and have fun with technology. This hi-tech summer camp is truly unique! Camps costs €175 per week and sibling rate is €160pp.
Online Camps - €99 p/wk
Whizzkids Virtual Camps are a combination of live online tuition plus access to the ground breaking Digital Skills Virtual Classroom, which hosts a wide variety of pre-recorded courses. Live classes will be delivered over Zoom. Groups will be limited to 12 children at a time to ensure everyone receives the right level of attention. Live classes will be delivered for 2 hours per day (10am & 12pm).
The pre-recorded lessons are delivered by our full time teachers, whom we have transformed into their avatars in order to be more engaging for children. The platform has 16 courses covering 4 key skill areas, which are essential to becoming a digital master. These are Creativity, Design, Coding and Problem Solving. This online education platform is fully incentivised with badges, trophies, levels, and results based games rewards. Students will have unlimited access to the hundreds of videos, quizzes, challenges for the duration of the camp. See Whizzkids.io for further details on our online academy.
Each week we focus on 2 different areas as listed below. Each camp is designed as a stand alone camp and you can simply pick a topic that appeals. No previous experience is required to do any of the camps but there is progression from week to week if you would like to do a series of courses and get a broad range of digital skills.
Dates for Virtual Summer Camps 2021 as follows:
19th-23rd July - Machine Programming and 3D Modelling - Suitable for 11+(Sorry FULL)
26th-30th July - HTML & Python Coding - Suitable for 11+
9th-13th August - Scratch Coding & Game Development - Suitable for 8-11
9th-13th August - 3D Modelling & HTML WEb Design - Suitable for 11+
16th-20th August - Scratch Coding & 3D Digital Modelling - Suitable for 8-12
16th-20th August - Game Development & HTML Web Design - Suitable for 11+
September 2021We hope some of our traditional after-school clubs will return in September 2021 and are in discussion with our host schools. If you would like a WhizzKids Club at your school drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make contact with your principal or parents association. Virtual clubs are still hugely popular and to sign up to our Virtual After-School Club click here: Tuesdays 4-5PM Suitable for 9+
Other VenuesAs Ireland's No. 1 Tech summer camps we had hoped to run a full series of in-person camps in our traditional venues such as UCD, DCU, Maynooth University, CIT, UL, LIT, NUI Galway, Athlone IT and LIT Clonmel and Thurles, but unfortunately due to covid restrictions on these campuses this will not be happening in 2021. We hope to have all these great venues on offer again in 2022.
Summer Camp Booking
|Dublin||DCU; 12-16 Jul, 19-23 Jul, 26-30 Jul, 9-13 Aug, 16-20 Aug.||BOOK NOW|
|Cork||Cork Institute of Technology: TBC||BOOK NOW|
|Limerick||Limerick Institute of Technology; 9-13 Aug||BOOK NOW|
|Galway||NUI Galway; Postponed until 2022 - please see virtual camps above||BOOK NOW|
|Kildare||Maynooth University: Postponed until 2022||BOOK NOW|
|Tipperary||LIT Clonmel; 19-23 July||BOOK NOW|
|Tipperary||LIT Thurles, 12 - 16 July||BOOK NOW|
|Westmeath / Roscommon||Athlone IT, Postponed until 2022 - please see virtual camps above||BOOK NOW|
|Limerick||UL - Postponed - Please see LIT.||BOOK NOW|
|Dublin||UCD - postponed until 2022, please see DCU||BOOK NOW|
Residential Camp Booking