Summer Camps 2024

TU Dublin in Grangegorman is the venue for ALL our summer camps

Teen Camps

 

Suitable for Irish and international students who have completed at least 1 year of secondary school.

Our camp is held in the laboratory in TU Dublin.

A mixture of individual and team science, engineering and maths activities.

10.30 - 3.30 daily   €280

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Junior Teen Camp - New for 2024


Suitable for Irish and international students who have completed 5th or 6th class in primary school.

Our camp is held in the laboratory in TU Dublin.

Teen camp activities with extra supervision for those who are new to the laboratory.

10:30 - 3:30 daily     €280

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We are looking forward to seeing you in

Primary Science

 

Suitable for primary school children aged 7+.

Where: TU Dublin, Grangegorman

Experiments about matter, slime, light, rocket science, forensics, solar power and much more.....

Morning or afternoon camps available.   

10 - 12:30 or 13:30 - 4pm

From €125

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Roald Dahl inspired Science


Suitable for primary school children aged 7+.

Where: TU Dublin, Grangegorman

Experiments based on George’s Marvellous Medicine, Willy Wonka, James & the giant peach, the Twits and much more.....

Morning or afternoon camps available.

10 - 12:30 or 13:30 - 4pm

From €125

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Teen Camps and Junior Teen Camps

Our teen camps are suitable for students who have completed 1st, 2nd or 3rd year in secondary school. 

Our activities consist of a mix of individual and group experiments, activities and daily challenges. The students will also have the opportunity to find out about the research of one of the college researchers and do some experiments relating to this research.

Children who are just completing sixth class often feel that they are too old for the primary camp. They don't have the laboratory experience to join in with the teenagers so this year we are introducing a new Junior Teen camp specifically for these students who are between schools. They will do the same interesting activities as the teenagers but with more supervision and assistance from our leaders.

Traditional and Literature Inspired Camps for Primary School Children
 
We offer morning (10 - 12:30) and afternoon (13:30 - 16:00) camps.
 
One week we deliver the Traditional Science camp in the morning and the Roald Dahl inspired camp in the afternoon.
The following week we do the Roald Dahl camp in the morning and the Traditional Science in the afternoon.
 
Children can attend for any of the following -
  • morning only (€125),
  • afternoon only (€125),
  • morning and afternoon sessions but go home at lunchtime (€237.50)
  • stay all day (10 - 4) and be supervised during the lunch break. Lunch is not provided. (€277.50)

Primary Science Camp - Traditional Camp 2024

Suitable for primary school children aged 7+

Primary Science Camp - Roald Dahl inspired 2024

Suitable for primary school children aged 7+

People often ask us what science inspired by Roald Dahl books is all about so basically what it is is experiments that have come to our minds when we read the books, and the science behind them.

Many years ago, as a recent science graduate, I was employed as a development chemist by Cadbury's. So instead of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory it was Christine and the Chocolate Factory. This proves that you don't have to find the golden ticket to get a job in a chocolate factory. The experiments for this book are a combination of inspiration from my work experience and of course the Roald Dahl book.

The Twits and the science associated with them is enough material for many a pHD! After a number of years working for Cadbury's I moved to Loctite - of superglue fame. The children will make a biodegradable glue to stick the Twits to the ceiling and we will also include some electronics so the Twits have a light in their house.

Jen, Alison and Michael all have experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. When making George's Marvellous Medicine we are going to find out about nutrition and make a delicious cold soup among other things.

For us, James and the Giant Peach has 2 different scientific strands associated with it. The first is about flight - could you make a peach fly. Then there are the bugs who help him escape - what a great opportunity for some entomology.

The Enormous Crocodile has inspired some Herpetology  - to find out what that is you will have to come along to our camp!

Do your children need to be familiar with these stories before the camp? Not at all. Each day we will take a few minutes to introduce and summarise the book. Then we will get on with the experiments.

Teen and Junior Teen Camps 2024

For our teen camp you must have already completed at least 1 year in Secondary School

Our Junior Teen Camp is for students between Primary and Secondary School