Outdoor Adventure's Summer Camps 2017

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By: Aine Flynn


Outdoor Adventures


August 8, 2017

July in Outdoor Adventures @ Courtlough

August is already upon us and we are taking some time to look back over July which was dedicated to a fun filled, action packed & adventurous Summer Camps.

The Outdoor Adventures Summer Camps ran for each week of July and what a brilliant & busy 4 weeks they were. From 7 year olds up to 16 years of age, there were activities for all age groups to enjoy & challenge themselves on.

What Activities did they do? Here’s the weekly round up

‍Monday was all about the Climbing Walls, getting to grips with the art of route planning and mapping your climb from the ground up. Once they reached their upper limit, they then repel back down for another go.

Tuesday was Aerial Trekking day, with 3 levels to conquer & obstacles to get past, our courses have something for everyone. For those who have a fear of heights, they started on the lowest level & could move up & up again if they wanted to and we were thrilled to see that so many camp mates did.

Wednesday was all about Teambuilding, after a few days of getting to know each other, the camp mates were ready to work together in teams and take on the challenges & games ahead.

Thursday was the choice of the group, they love being the decision makers so we let them decide and the fun followed. As an exciting addition to an already action packed day, all of the groups got to enjoy the thrill of the Giant Swing. The laughter could be heard from miles away, it was a Giant hit with everyone.

Friday or Friyay (as the kids call it) was the Grand Finale and there’s only one activity for it, Splatmaster. This child friendly form of paintballing really takes the “pain” out of paintballing while keeping all of the fun and the groups absolutely loved it.

Each morning was spent practising their Archery skills, this gave each camp mate 5 days to really get to grips with this sport and to improve their aim on the target sheets. After the each days planned activity, the groups finished up their morning with Zip-lining & Dropzone. Note – These two activities are not for the faint hearted, they really test your comfort zone. We were so happy to see the camp mates overcome their fears and challenge themselves daily.

What’s Next?

With July already behind us, we’re looking forward to a busy Autumn season ahead (Halloween is just around the corner & Christmas isn’t far behind it) and we’re already planning for our 2018 season so stay tuned to our http://www.facebook.com/outdooradventurescourtlough and our http://Instagram/outdoor_adventures_csg to keep up with all of our exciting plans. Before we go, we’d like to wish all of our 2017 Summer Camp mates the very best for the new school year ahead and hopefully we’ll see you all again next year.

Note* If you’d like to try any of the activities above, you can book online here http://www.courtlough.ie/adventures/

5* Reviews:

Check out some of the great reviews from our 2017 Summer Camps below:

Marcella Broderick 5*

“My two lads took part in the Summer camps this week, and it’s not often they agree on things, but they both agreed that this was the best summer camp they had ever been on!
The instructors were brilliant with the kids, they never put any pressure on them to do any activity that they were nervous of, but they were very encouraging, and even the more cautious of my two was happy to jump off the dropzone by the second day!
Definitely something a bit different from the usual soccer/GAA summer camps, great variety for the kids, and loads of fun!”

Dearbhla Mc Grath 5*

“My son did the summer camp here last week and he absolutely loved it. They did so many brilliant activities. Coaches are great with the kids. He was really disappointed when the week was over.”

Lillian Casey 5*

“We had a group of 8yo kids at a summer camp in the adventure centre last week. They had a ball and as parents we were very impressed with the instructors. A great challenge for kids who like a bit of activity. Kids who were less adventurous were also catered for – absolutely brilliant.”

Laura Donohoe 5*

“We had 3 boys at summer camp last week. They had a super time and each day didn’t want to come home. The staff were really encouraging and brilliant with the kids. What a great way to show the kids how to knock down boundaries and accomplish things that for some can seem an impossible task.”