DSPCA 1 Week Summer Camp for National School Kids -  Please read carefully

DSPCA 1 Week Summer Camp for National School Kids - Please read carefully

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DSPCA 1 Week Summer Camp for National School Kids - Please read carefully

About this event

This years kids camps at the DSPCA will be run for kids who have just finished 1st Class up to those who have just finished 6th Class in National Schools.

We have decided to base the groups on classes not on ages to help us run a camp that is more fun and age appropriate. Unfortunately we will not be in a position to take children outside these groups.

We will be running a camp full of learning and fun with a lot of opportunities to meet exciting animals and to find out about what they eat, how they like to play and how best to keep them healthy. We will have a lot of craft and making activities aimed at teaching all about the animals in the DSPCA's care.

We will be covering topics such as Work of the DSPCA, Caring for Dogs, Caring for Cats, Caring for Small Fluffy Pets, Exotics, Horses & Donkeys, pigs, ducks & chickens, goats, wildlife and lots of other fascinating animals.

We will be running smaller camps this year to keep the groups as safe as possible from Covid 19 and most of the activities will be outside or in a well ventilated classroom.

The whole week with be so interesting that the kids heads will be bursting with knowledge and excitement!

We have space for 16 people each session and the camp will cost €220 per child per week (10% discount for Junior Members/10% discount for siblings). Please email us for codes before paying. Please note the DSPCA is absorbing the booking fee from Eventbrite.


  • All camp participants should have an up to date anti tetanus vaccine.
  • Camp times start sharp at 9.30am so we would appreciate arrival to be on time - we cannot accommodate early arrivals.
  • Camp finishes sharp at 4pm - please note we need children collected on time as there may not be supervision available after 4pm.
  • Suitable clothing for outdoor activities should be warn (no hoodies please). Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring sun cream. Please refrain from wearing jewellery.
  • Unfortunately we cannot take on people with animal allergies.
  • Please notify us of any medical conditions or special requirements before applying - this will help us to make sure your child can be accommodated and that we can plan activities.
  • Mobile phones may be brought but we would ask that people refrain from using them during course times.
  • Please bring a suitable pack lunch - we are a Nut and Banana Free Classroom so we would appreciate it if you could take this into account when planning and packing lunches.
  • Please note as the DSPCA is a Working Animal Shelter some animals may not be available for handling on the week of the camp.
  • We will be asking children to bring a facemask with them as some activities may involve close contact and confined spaces. We are trying to keep both the children and the staff/volunteers safe.
  • If the camp has to be cancelled by the DSPCA due to Covid 19 we will be issuing a full refund.

We are also running a one week course for kids aged 12 - 15 years, click https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dspca-1-week-summer-camp-secondary-school-students-please-read-carefully-tickets-335274012597 for details.

Have questions about DSPCA Animal Care Summer Camps?

Contact DSPCA at education@dspca.ie

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