Sibling Camp

This camp is a 7 day camp for siblings who have a brother or sister (aged infant to 17) who are currently being treated for, or recovering from, a serious illness.

Siblings Camp: An Introduction

Siblings Camp takes place mid-summer for 7 days, and is for siblings who have a brother or sister (aged infant to 17) who are currently being treated for, or recovering from, a serious illness, parents do not attend this camp.

We welcome campers from a number of countries including Spain, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Denmark and the UK.

This camp offers siblings the chance to experience the magic of camp for themselves and meet other young people in a similar situation. Campers take part in our range of activities and programmes and are guaranteed some serious fun.

For campers travelling from within Ireland, we have pick up points at central locations in Dublin, or for those arriving by car arrival time is from 10:30am to 12noon and departure time is 10am on your last day. International campers will be collected from the airport and can arrive to camp throughout the day.

Check out our typical day at camp overview below and images galleries to get a feel for camp.

A typical day at camp

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Cottage time
  • 11:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
  • 12:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rest hour
  • 15:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
  • 16:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
  • 17:00 Cottage time
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Cottage time
  • 20:00 Evening programme
  • 21:00 Back to cottages
  • 22:00 Lights out!

Remember: this schedule will vary depending on whether it is a summer, teen or family camp and the age profile of the camp will also change the schedule.

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Camp Calendar

Summer 2017

10th - 16th July

Summer 3 - 2017 (Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, UK)

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