Whizzkids Summer Camps
Held in top class facilities such as UCD, DCU, CIT, UL & NUIG, Whizzkids Summer Camps are high-tech camps that cover a range of IT subjects such as web design, app development, game making, 3D design, graphic design & animation. Designed for children of all abilities, our camps mix indoor and outdoor action, with sports and a host of hi-tech challenges in our "Spy Academy" added into a very varied day.
With half-day, full day and residential camps there is something on offer for all ages between 8-17. Delivered by fully qualified teachers since 2003, Whizzkids Summer Camps camps are educational, entertaining and truly unique.
The regular camps run from 9.30AM to 3.30PM, Monday to Friday and are open to 8-15 year olds. Each camp is a mix of activities each day all with a high-tech theme. Activities covered include web design, desktop publishing, video game programming, animation, a host of hi-tech challenges in our spy academy and one sports activity each day. Costs €155 for 1 or €295 for 2 siblings.
Half day camps run from 9.30-1PM Monday to Friday or 1.30 - 5PM. They are for 8-12 year olds and an ideal way to dip your toe into the world of IT. €99 for 1 or €189 for siblings.
Use of the internet at Whizzkids Summer Camps
Using the internet is an integral part of what we do at Whizzkids Summer Camps. More and more software is cloud based and we allow the students the freedom to create content about their interests when designing their websites etc. We emphasise the need to be specific in what the students search for on the net, but please be aware when we use third level institutions for our camps they do not have the same content filtering systems that second level or primary level schools do. There is therefore the possibility that children can access areas of the internet that are unsuitable for their age. While we are vigilant to observe their internet access we cannot guarantee they will not stray into these areas whether this is intentional or unintentional on their part. It is our policy to inform parents when we become aware of any such occurances.
Whizzkids Residential Camps
Our residential summer camps for teenagers, caters for 13-17 year olds. The Residential camp will have all the fun activities of a regular day camp, but with extra time on campus, it is a more enriching experience and an insight into what it would be like to be a third level student. This will be particularly so for those interested in studying IT, as we introduce students to programming in HTML, 3D Digital Design, & App Development. Tech 'n' tours programmes are on offer to group bookings.
7 Days on Campus
Tech classes run until 3.30PM but there are many leisure facilities available for use in the afternoon. Dinner is served at 6. At 8PM we have our evening programme of activities, such as cinema, video game competitions and disco on campus. Arrival is 3PM on Sunday and departure is at 12PM on Saturday.
10 Days Tech 'n' Tours
We can offer a 10 day package for groups who also want to see some of Ireland's top tourist spots. Based at the University of Limerick, which is situated at the gateway to the beautiful and rugged West of Ireland with world reknowned sites such as the Cliffs of Moher only a short drive away. The region also boasts a journey back in time at Bunratty Castle or hi-speed Mountain Bike Trails for those who want a bit of action! This option is subject to numbers. Please enquire for further details.
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick boasts over 300 acres of the finest parkland campus in Ireland. With UL's superb facilities, first class on-campus accommodation and it's reputation as an innovative and cutting edge university, this is the ideal location to immerse yourself in the Whizzkids experience.
Attendees will have a private en-suite room in on-campus accommodation close to the Sports Arena and all facilities. Each house has a fully fitted kitchen and a common room for down time. Whizzkids provide adult overnight supervisors and University Security patrol the accommodation areas for additional safety.
The University of Limerick is on the outskirts of the city just off the M7, the primary Limerick-Dublin road and is well signposted from all approaches. The University is very well serviced by bus from William St in the city centre. Taxi from the City Centre is approx €14. The University is 16 miles from Shannon airport.
Whizzkids Summer camps are a lot of fun, but we are very conscious of the safety of those attending. Staff-pupil ratios will be 20:1 in day time. Night time supervision ratios will be 11:1. For both our day and residential camps our instructors are experienced teachers. Staff are fully briefed on health and safety measures particular to each University.
hey garry tanx 4 5 gr8 summas. tanx a mill neway n hope u keeps da camps goin. - Jack H. (Age 17)
hey garry! tanx 4 a gr8 few dayz! whizzkids rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Laura P (Age 15)
Hi Gary this is Clodagh.What I liked about the camp was everything there was no faults.I was saying to my friends and mom that it would be better if we could have accomidation in U.L and stay there for the month because then we would have even more craic! - Clodagh (Age 12)
Whether you are a commercial, community organistaion, special needs group or private residence if you have a group we have a camp. With our mobile unit we can deliver a camp anywhere. All we need is a room with tables and chairs and we can deliver the rest.
In the past we have delivered private camps for organisations such as DELL Ireland, Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, Cook Medical, Youth Encounter Projects and Foroige.