The Hospital Outreach Programme (HOP) brings the positive, playful spirit of Barretstown to children and families in the hospital setting. By offering unique, creative and developmentally appropriate activities and interactions, we help to restore joy and laughter in a time often laden with fear, stress and uncertainty.
We work within the hospital environment to create activity based programmes focused on improving the quality of life during treatment. The Hospital Outreach Programme continues to bring the happiness and fun of the Camp’s summer programming to children living with a serious illness all year round.
We typically HOP in CHI at Crumlin, CHI at Temple Street, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Cork University Hospital and University College London Hospital. Due to current restrictions, our HOP programme is now being delivered through monthly HOP activity packs that include camp goodies and activities to continue spreading some Barretstown fun in the hospital.
Barretstown has no boundaries!
With its fairy-tale castle, secret gardens and amazing activities, everyone knows what a magical place Barretstown is.
A wonderful mixture of serious fun and serious healing all rolled into one. Well, for some time now we’ve been packing some of that magic up into a big suitcase and taking it out on the road into hospitals, schools and communities around Ireland.
Our Outreach Programmes provide the opportunity to bring the magic of camp beyond the castle gates and to reach an even wider group of children and families living with cancer and serious illness.