These summer camps are specially designed programmes where teenagers with a serious illness can attend, have some fun and meet other teenagers from all over Europe. Parents do not participate in the summer camps.
Our Teen Camps are specially designed camps for campers aged 13-17 living with a serious illness. There are two Teen Camps each summer, one in early June and one in mid-July.
Teens attend camp without their parents and have the opportunity to experience the magic of Barretstown and try their hand at some of our fantastic activities such as archery, high ropes, the climbing wall, canoeing and much more.
Teen camps are international and we also welcome teens from Spain, Germany, the UK, USA, Poland, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Russia.
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
14:00 Rest Hour
17:00 Teen Talk
19:00 Cottage Time
20:00 Evening Programme
21:00 Chill Out
22:00 Back to Cottages
23:00 Lights Out!
Remember: this schedule will vary depending on the type of camp that you attend.
A snapshot of Barretstown
This is a quick video showing you what Barretstown is all about!
“Barretstown is my favourite place in the world. There is no other way to describe it. It has changed my life, and I really mean that. I first went in 2007 in my last year of treatment and that was when everything changed. I made friends who knew eLaura Nicholls
“I have been asked to describe Barretstown by my friends and I have to say it is difficult to describe just how much it helps, you can’t put it into words but it has given me so much confidence and fun and happiness at times when I needed it mostKaren O' Neil
My visit to Barretstown opened up my eyes to how other people have coped with their experiences of serious illnesses. It was one of the best things that could teach me I am still a normal teenager, ill or not. Many thanks for giving me a fantastic tiCamper, UK
Interested in coming to Barretstown? Why not look at our camp calendar and see what date suits you.
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