THERE IS NO REASON for an Irish child to be idle in summer because vibrant summer camps exist throughout the country. Whizz Kids run a number of IT camps in university campuses in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway. Each camp runs from 0930 to 1530 and covers a mix of activities, including web design, movie making, sports, online gaming and a host of hi-tech challenges. Niamh Barrett Computers offers a series of tech-inspired five-day courses for ages 5-6, 7-12, and for teenagers in Cork, Charleville, and Mallow. We used to offer that kind of activity in our Schoolworks programme, shown at left. Imaginosity offers half day summer camps in Dublin, based around science, arts, learning and playing for ages 4-6 and 7-9 years. Artzone offers a series of drawing, animation and design camps for children and teens throughout the greater Dublin area in July and August, lasting a week at a time.
Declan Cashin -- "Playtime" in the Irish Examiner, 26 May 2009. Photo from Schoolworks in Tipperary Insititute.