Summer fun, camp games, singing, dancing, acting and confidence building have always been the staple ingredients behind the infamous, award-winning camp experience that is Starcamp. Now you can add news reporting, interviewing, band practice, superhero masterclasses, starlympics, and arts and crafts. This year, they are also introducing a touch of magic for all those budding magicians. The week is jam-packed with all children’s favourite things to do

“Children have never needed Starcamp in their lives more than they do now,” says owner Aideen O’ Grady, who is also a regular panellist on TV3’s The Elaine Show and was also a memorable winner on Dragons Den. “It is a proven fact that the performing arts, music and general creativity are essential for a child’s overall well-being. They emit the ‘happy hormone’ in bucket loads. Children should feel free to find and to be themselves without being judged. They should be using their imagination, making noise, jumping and dancing around and laughing out loud. Children should celebrate being children and that is why we started Starcamp 12 years ago.”

Starcamp leads the way each summer as Ireland’s number 1 and only nationwide performing arts camp. It runs in almost 220 towns nationwide and staff at Starcamp HQ work 12 months of the year to create the best summer camp experience possible for all children aged 4 to 12. The camp runs for five days from 9.30am-2.30pm and children are sub divided into their own age groups for advancing programs.

Starcamp is also a clear favourite amongst Ireland’s celebs. Rachel Allen sent her child and said: “My daughter took part in Starcamp and really, really enjoyed it. All the teachers were so kind and encouraging to the children and they put on such a great show at the end.” Pamela Flood had this to say: “My little man had his 1st day at the fantastic Starcamp today! He absolutely loved it! Well done to all. Starcamp really does live up to its incredible reputation. It is the must-do summer camp for all children. It’s not like any other.”

Others who regularly speak highly of it include Jedward, Elaine Crowley, Ramona Nicholas, Alison Curtis and many more.

Starcamp has become a household name as parents ensure their child’s place as early as November of the previous year, so make sure to secure your child’s place as most of their nationwide camps will be full by the time you go to book!

Book your limited place now at www.starcamp.ie or by calling 021 4377900.