Science, Entrepreneur and Creative Summer Camps

Summer Time means Summer Camps! They are booking up fast but we have gathered a list of fun and educational camps with some places left for summer 2017. 

GMIT Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp

GMIT School of Business will be running a free Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp for 20 second level students. The camp will help second level students to develop ideas and present  to a panel of judges. The programme will span idea generation to commercialisation and will involve workshops, guest speakers, field trips and practical exercises. 

Age Group: Second level students aged 12 – 17

Cost: Free

Dates: Monday 17th – Friday 21st of July

Venue: GMIT, Galway City

Registration Contacts:

Kevin McDonagh [email protected]  091 742 340
Ivan McPhillips [email protected]  091 742 608

Further information can be found on the GMIT website.  

Just Art It Summer Camps 

This summer get creative at Just Art It (pictured above), Galway’s newest cultural space on Dominic Street.

Just Art It have arranged a number of summer camps throughout July for all ages including an Art and Yoga Camp and a Print Summer Camp. Camps are delivered by practitioners of art and yoga. 

Age Group: 8 – 16 years

Cost: from €150 per child

Materials are provided but some classes will require a packed lunch and a yoga mat. 

Dates and Registration: 

Dates throughout July can be booked on Just Art It’s Eventbrite page here.

Venue: Just Art It, Dominic Street, Galway 

Bio-EXPLORERS Summer Science Camps at NUI Galway

These camps provide a fun take on science where children can get involved and experiment as real scientists do. Small participant numbers take part in hands-on fun activities under the guidance of well-trained, interactive demonstrators.

Age Group: 8 – 13 years

Cost: €160 per child

Dates and Registration: Camp 3 (17th – 21st July)

Venue: NUIG, Galway City

More information is available on the Cell Explorers website

Learnit LEGO® Based Camps

LEGO® themed camps designed to inspire and develop the skills of tomorrow’s engineers. Each camp covers concepts including mechanics, robotics, construction, science and creativity. Children will engage in a variety of STEM concepts through fun, hands-on challenges. 

Age Group: 6 – 8 years / 9 – 12 years

Cost: €120

Dates and Registration: Monday 17th July to Friday the 21st of July

Other dates and venues available on waitlist.

Venue: Killeeneen National School, Clarinbridge

You can read more about the course content on the website

Designer Minds Summer Camp

Hands-on projects, challenges and experiments across Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths, otherwise known as STEAM! 

Age Group: 10 – 13 years

Cost: €120

Dates and Registration: Monday the 14th of August to Friday the 18th of August 

Additional camps are being run but are currently sold out. 

Venue: GMIT, Galway City

More information about the camps and other venues around Ireland can be found on the Designer Minds website.  

Brigits Garden Summer Camps

Nature-based camps that give young children an opportunity to get their hands mucky and make some new friends! 5 camps include “Fun with Nature” for 5 – 8 year olds and “Survival Skills” for 9 – 12 year olds where they will learn teamwork and leadership skills. 

Age Group: 5 – 8 years/ 9 – 12 years

Cost: €59 to €70

Dates and Registration: Dates throughout July and August can be booked here

Venue: Brigits Garden, Roscahill, Galway

National Aquarium Science 4 Summer Camps

Students will take part in a range of activities that help them to explore sea life, the shore and its surrounding habitats. They will learn how engineering keeps the aquarium running and will take part in the weekly Knex challenge as well as some hands-on experiments! 

Age Group: 5 – 7 years8 – 12 years

Cost: €50 – €100

Dates and Registration: 3 – 5 day camps throughout July and August can be booked here

Venue: Galway Atlantaquaria, Salthill