Siblings Camp takes place mid-summer for 7 days, and is for children who have a sibling (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 12 noon 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 to get a feel for what’s in store for you at camp!
A typical day at camp
10:00 Cottage time
11:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
12:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
14:00 Rest hour
15:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
16:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
17:00 Cottage time
19:00 Cottage time
20:00 Evening programme
21:00 Back to cottages
22:00 Lights out!
Remember: this schedule will vary depending on the type of camp that you attend.
View our camp calendar to see when our various sessions are happening.
Barretstown’s unique programmes – using Therapeutic Recreation – are much more than holidays.
They are based on four main building blocks, with the emphasis always, always on FUN – Challenge, Success, Reflection and Discovery.
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