Irish Culture & Adventure

An ‘all-Ireland’ summer camp for high school teens
July 28-Aug 12 2018
  • Overview

    Program Information

    Irish Culture & Adventure Summer Camp for teens aged between 13-17 years to experience an authentic and fun trip to Ireland.

    This program, established in 1996, is an ideal summer camp for students who would like to make friends with teens from all over the world, learn about Irish Culture, enjoy activities such as surfing, horse riding, hiking and climbing, and enjoy themselves in a safe and friendly environment.

    Program Highlights:

    • The study abroad experience- acquiring a passport, negotiating transatlantic travel, meeting peers from around the US, from Ireland and other European countries, residing on campus with fellow students from all over the world
    • A fun mix of Irish culture classes, field trips, activities, sports and outdoor adventure
    • Personal development and self-esteem. Social engagement, service projects and group work will enhance self-confidence, improve social skills, encourage teamwork and expand each student’s comfort zone in a context of balanced and supported challenges.

    Activities summary

    • Talent show
    • Hiking
    • Archery
    • Gaelic Sports
    • Kayak Lesson
    • Surfing Lesson
    • Rappelling & High Ropes
    • Classes on Irish Culture and History
    • Field Trips & Guided Tours
    • Beach walks
    • Funfair
    • Horse riding

    Payment information

    You can secure your place for only $500
    Pay deposit

    Or if you prefer you can pay in full $2500
    Pay in full

  • Accommodation Information

    Our teen students (under 18) stay at the Donegal Adventure Center Campus in Bundoran. This center is on its own grounds and is two minutes from the town center.

    Facilities include an on-center outdoor adventure and activity suite, and our surf and water sports school. The building is warm, comfortable and teen-friendly. The center has free Wi-Fi, TV’s and DVD screen. Rooms are shared, they had 2/3/4 beds per room, and there is full supervision at all times. Rooms are en-suite and students can request to stay with friends, if travelling together. 

    Other info:

    • All bed linen is provided and room lists are provided in advance for allocation purposes.
    • There is always a first-aid trained member of staff on duty and the doctor’s office is here in Bundoran. Sligo hospital is just 25 minutes away.
    • Food is provided on site and we can cater for all dietary needs and allergies. Vegetarian options are also offered.
    • Breakfast is continental style, cereal, fruit, toast, preserves, tea, coffee, more toast!
    • Lunch consists of soup & sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads, pizza, depending on how long you stay/what option you choose.
    • Dinner is a choice of 3 main courses followed by dessert.

     

    Gallery:

    Bundoran Town, Donegal

    Red Room

     

    Classroom

     

    Red Room

     

    Outdoors

    Amenities

    • Wi-Fi
    • Cooking facilities
    • En suite rooms
    • Swimming pool
    • Sauna & Jacuzzi
    • Classroom
  • Information for Parents

    What is the booking process?

    • Book your place by paying a $500 deposit using the link on the right sidebar of this page.
    • Once booked you will be given a login to your account – from here you are required to complete a more detailed data collection form.
    • ISAI will share program and flight information with accepted students (as a reminder, airfare is not included in the cost of attendance).
    • If you accept our offer of admission, you will be required to submit the following documents:
      • Proof of travel insurance (including outdoor sports)
      • Completion of ISAI Health Forms (online)
      • Statement of Due Warning and Assumption of Risk Form
      • Consent for Emergency Treatment Form
      • Student Code of Conduct Agreement
      • Flight Information (copy of flight itinerary)

     

    What if there is a medical emergency?

    There is always a first-aid trained member of staff on duty and there is a doctor’s office in Bundoran. Sligo hospital is also 25 minutes away.

     

    Are all meals included?

    Yes. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets are accommodated also.

     

    Are there church facilities?

    Yes, if students wish to attend Sunday services, this will be facilitated

     

    What if my child is sick?

    If your child is unwell, we will immediately contact you. There is a local medical practice five minutes from campus, and a full service hospital 25 minutes from campus. We will consult with you first, unless an emergency occurs, and in that case we will get emergency medical treatment and then we will contact you.

     

    How much does it cost?

    This program costs $2500 including meals, accommodation, tuition, activities, field trips, cultural entertainment, adventure activities, wetsuit and equipment rentals. Airfare is not included. Transfer from the airport to the programs is included and is supervised.

     

    Is there a payment plan? Yes- we can arrange this to suit you. A deposit of $500 is required to secure the place.

     

    What if my child gets homesick? We are very experienced at dealing with homesickness, and it has never yet (in 21 years) endured beyond the first two days.

     

    What if there is an emergency at home? We are contactable 24/7 and will make whatever arrangements are necessary. Please ensure your child has travel insurance, which will provide for emergency travel if required. Travel insurance policies cost approx. $80 and offer comprehensive cover for emergencies, lost luggage, cancellations etc. A travel insurance policy is compulsory.

     

    Will my child need a vaccine? We recommend a tetanus booster before travel.

     

    Is there a laundry facility?  Yes- laundry is collected on site  and there is a charge (by weight) for this service.

     

  • Testimonials

    Hear from our students:

     

     

    Hear from parents:

     

    Hillary Clark, Maya’s Mom, Summer Camp 2016

    “I just wanted to say thank you for providing such a safe, caring and fun program. It was the perfect trip for Maya’s first time abroad on her own and she had an absolute blast! I think the friends she made will also determine future travel plans for her. She mentioned your  invite to intern… how cool. I don’t doubt she will be back at some time or another. Getting to see the adventures on FB each day was a real treat – thank you so much!!”

     

    Karen Thornton, Charlotte’s Mom, Summer Camp 2016

    “I want to thank you SO much for taking such wonderful care of Charlotte and all of the others in your care! Charlotte had the most wonderful time! She loved every minute of her stay in Ireland, and I am so happy that we chose your camp to host her and Keri. She has never been away from home for that long, and it was so wonderful for us not to have to worry about her because she was in such good hands with you.”