Ireland’s only 5 star Irish Cultural Enrichment Program for US teens! Summer after summer for more than 10 years, we’ve provided great outdoor experiences and innovative learning opportunities for children ages 13 – 16 in the safety of a fully supervised summer camps. We are delighted in 2017 to be based in County Donegal, Ireland, in the award winning An Óige residential lodge, at the foot of the majestic Mount Errigal.
Generation Ireland prides itself on having one of the finest counseling and management teams in Ireland. With a year round staff selection, special effort is given to the hiring and training of quality individuals for our camps. In addition to carefully selected applicants attending interviews, all contracted staff attend 5 days of specialized training carried out by the National Youth Council of Ireland, ensuring the upmost in safety and welfare of all our campers.
All staff members are trained in Child Protection, Equality & Interculturalism. We also require all staff to hold a current certificate in CPR and First Aid training. All our service providers for activities and watersports are required to have lifeguard training as well. A ratio of approximately one staff for every five campers gives each camper the individual attention and companionship necessary for a meaningful camp experience. All counselors are at least 18 years of age and have a year of college or equivalent experience.
More important than these numbers is the quality of our staff. When hiring, we look for young men and women who have proven success working with children as volunteers, mentors, tutors and teachers. Selection favors staff with education backgrounds and certifications in our core activities including a love of the Irish language, dance and singing!
Generation Ireland, is the latest fantastic International Programme from The Irish Education Academy. It is a 14 day Irish Residential Cultural & Activity Camp based in Donegal, Ireland for the Summer of 2017.
Our camp is open to Irish-American teenagers aged 13-16 years old, Generation Ireland will provide a safe, secure and fun environment to learn the history and culture of Ireland and naturally fall in love with the place your ancestors called home. Places on our camp are limited to 45 per session to ensure 100% satisfaction from all our campers!
We run super fun and amazing Irish culture camps for US teens here in Ireland!
Come and be Immersed in the Irish Culture via our world renowned song, music and dance, where all campers will get an overall understanding of the modern history of our fair isle – including how our two countries are connected – and an inspiring look into Donegal’s rich folklore.
They will enjoy activities such as surfing and coasteering on the Wild Atlantic Way, mountain climbing and orienteering up the Majestic Errigal Mountain and down the Poisoned Glen.
The creativity of the Irish Traditional Arts will be explored by the craft of wood burning, turf sculpting, Celtic design and traditional Irish cooking.
Day trips will feature lots of fun from cliff hanging to island hopping in the Atlantic to exploring castles and picking shells on miles of golden sandy beaches.
And as the camp is located in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht, the Irish speaking region, they will learn some simple phrases of our beautiful language, Gaeilge.
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