Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions please do let us know.
How do I make an enquiry?
Send an inquiry through the contact us page or send an email to email@example.com. Please include Nationality, Age (if for the junior course), and desired course dates.
We will reply to you within 12 hours.
I want to send my child on the Junior Course - how do I secure a place?
To secure a place you must return a completed booking form and make a bank transfer of €300 to the account details listed on the bottom of the form.
How does my child get there?
The main airline to Ireland is Aer Lingus who accept unaccompanied minors 12 and over (excluding Italy where the minimum age requirement to fly unaccompanied is 14).
Ryanair do not accept unaccompanied minors under 16. However Ryanair is a good option for parents who wish to travel with their children to Ireland.
What airport should we fly to?
Knock Airport is 1hr away from the school and Dublin Airport is 1hr45 minutes from the school.
We provide supervised transfers to and from both airports.
Who will collect my child from the airport?
Students are collected personally by a member of our staff and take them on a supervised transfer to the school. We will inform you in advance who will collect your child so he/she knows who to look out for.
On departure a member of our staff will accompany your child back to the airport and will remain there until his/her flight has departed.
What if my child needs medical attention during their stay?
We have access to a doctor 24 hours a day 7 days a week. EU citizens must hold a European Health Card, non-EU citizens must show proof of travel insurance which will cover medical emergencies during their stay in Ireland.
Dental Emergencies are not covered by the European Health Card.
Is my child insured?
Yes. Your child is insured in the unlikely case of an accident happening.
Are the staff subject to background checks?
Yes. We require all our staff to undergo police checks before working with us to ensure they can work with minors.
Are the activity staff fully trained?
Yes. All activities are carried out by instructors who are fully trained in their area of expertise.
Are the teaching staff fully trained?
Yes. Our teachers are all native speakers who have specific qualifications to teach English. Our teachers are also state teachers so have plenty of experience teaching young learners!
What does the sleeping accommodation consist of?
Each bedroom is en-suite and sleeps 4 to 5 students. Usually 4 international students and 1 Irish student per room.
What’s the food like?
As students need a lot of energy, we ensure meals are to a high standard so they are enjoyed by all.
Breakfast: Choice of cereal, toast, fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice, milk, hot chocolate etc.
Between Lessons: Croissants or biscuits
Lunch: Sandwiches, pasta, soup etc.
Dinner: A choice of two dishes every evening. Examples include chicken and mango salsa, pork and apple sauce, meatballs in tomato sauce, salmon with steamed vegetables and potatoes, vegetarian curry etc.
Snacks: Students have access to snacks at all times including toast, biscuits or fresh fruit
We cater for special dietary requirements.
I'm worried my child will be homesick.
Home sickness is a normal occurrence for some children on the summer camp. Our staff are fully qualified to deal with this and so we ask that contact from parents is kept to a minimum for the first two days. We have found that by immersing themselves in the course and activities children will soon forget about missing home and will really start to enjoy the course.
What should I pack for my child?
- At least 2 sets of clothes for outdoor activities (either shorts or tracksuit bottoms, t-shirts or light hoodies etc.)
- 1 Rain jacket / waterproof jacket
- 2 pairs of runners (one pair you don’t mind getting wet and very dirty!)
- 1 old set of clothes – for the weekend camping excursion (old tracksuit bottoms and a warm top)
- 2 medium sized towels
- A small rucksack (this is not essential but is very useful for students to carry their gear to and from the school).
- Ordinary clothes for morning lessons and evening activities etc.
- A warm jumper or hoodie
How do you ensure English is spoken?
Nationality quotas and the presence of Irish teenagers ensures students can’t rely on their native tongue to communicate. It might seem difficult but after a day or two even the shyest of students manage most of their communication in English!
Our teachers equip students with the language they need for activities and general communication.
What's a typical day in English Language Camp Ireland?
- 8:00 Wake up
- 8:30 Breakfast
- 9:30 – 11:00 Lesson 1
- 11:15 – 12:45 Lesson 2
- 13:00 Lunch
- 14:00 – 17:00 Afternoon Activity
- 17:00 – 18:00 Homework
- 18:00 Dinner
- 19:30 – 21:30 Evening Activity
- 22:00 Bed
- 22:30 Lights out