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Summer Camps

We are delighted to announce that ProActive Kids summer camps will go ahead this year! We have limited our spaces to 15 with 8 weeks of camps beginning June 28th. It is for kids aged 8 to 15 years, from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday including bank holidays. The cost will be €179 with sibling and extra week discounts available. Please read below for more detailed information including our Covid safety guidelines.

Any questions that don't get answered below please email [email protected] or phone 087 7028 445

WAITING LIST

If you missed out on booking your kids into this year's ProActive Kids summer camps, you can put your name on our waiting list right here. It's like buying a regular ticket but it will cost you nothing, just a few moments of your time. We, along with everyone in the country, are hoping that by the time summer comes, Covid restrictions will be lightened, we will then be able to increase the camp's size which will open up a lot more spaces. If this happens and you're on the list, we will notify you. ProActive Kids Summer Camps 2021 WAITING LIST.

ACTIVITIES

ROCK CLIMBING • ARCHERY • TREE CLIMBING • TEAM GAMES • TRUST CHALLENGES • JACOB'S LADDER •

ULTIMATE FRISBEE • BALL GAMES • JUGGLING • SLACKLINING • SQUIRREL'S SCRAMBLE!

Squirrel's Scramble Tree Adventure Park
About ProActive Kids

ProActive Kids camps was setup in 2013 by Chris Lang, a year before he co-built and opened Squirrel's Scramble. It was designed as a camp to be solely outdoors, full of action and adventure, with unique activities that stood out from the rest. Our aim is to inspire a love of the great outdoors for kids, for them to have fun and to challenge their limits not limit their challenges in a kind and encouraging manner. ProActive Kids hit the ground running with huge popularity among families from all localities far, wide and abroad. Squirrel's Scramble turned out to be the perfect addition to the camp to make it one of the best and most unique kids camps in Ireland which keeps the kids happy, challeneged, entertained and coming back year after year.

 

INFORMATION

The camp runs Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

It is based four days on the grounds of Killruddery Estate and one day at Dalkey Quarry. We will keep you informed as to which day the climbing session will be, closer to the time. The climbing day is subject to cancellation due to bad weather, it is unsafe to climb on wet rocks.

Dropping off times are from 8.30am to 9.30am, collection times are 4.30pm to 5.30pm, drop off is located at the Squirrel's Scramble check in desk. You will find us at the Killruddery House and Gardens overflow car park, down from the farmer's market location.

The drop off and pick up hours are supervised relaxed times, when the children can play and practice the skills they have learnt. These times are provided for the convenience of busy parents to allow for late arrival.

Activities start at 9.30am, due to the big variety of activities we do, and the large size of Killruddery grounds we use many different locations. Arrival after 9.30am could result in your child missing out, as we may have already left the meeting point. This also applies to the Dalkey Quarry meeting point. You can call Chris on 086 450 6626 to find out where everyone is.

The camp is for ages 8 to 15 years. Depending on numbers the children will be split into younger and older groups. Friends or siblings can be put into the same groups if requested. There will be short breaks between activities to eat snacks and freshen up, campers are free to use Killruddery's toilet facilities. Lunch will be at approx 12.30pm.

The week will give an insight into lots of different kinds of sports and activities, all of which will be instructed by our friendly Squirrel's Scramble instructors, all staff are highly experienced, are all qualified first aid responders and are fully qualifed members of ERCA (European Ropes Course Assiociation). Certified Climbing Gear is used in all the climbing and abseiling activities, helmets and harnesses.

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WHAT DO THE KIDS NEED TO BRING?

  1. A packed lunch, plenty of drinking water and some snacks.
  2. Weather appropriate clothing, which can get dirty or even torn.
  3. Rainjacket. Runners or solid shoes, no heels.
  4. For the climbing sessions: Runners, Hiking Boots or if owned climbing shoes.
  5. Bagpack or Rucksack.
  6. Something to tie back long hair.
  7. Sunscreen and hat if sunny.
  8. A mask and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.

What they don’t need:
Jewellery, Phones, Wristwatches…­­basically anything valuable that could get lost of damaged.

Fees

The registration and program fee for the ProActive Kids Summer Camp is €179.00 and for siblings €169.

If you book extra weeks you will also be given a discounted rate of €169. You will be given the option to add an extra week before check out when booking online.

REFUNDS 

Sometimes we must cancel for reasons that are out of our control, such as Government Covid Restrictions and yellow storm warnings, (we still operate at Squirrel's Scramble in yellow rainfall warning), if this happens we will refund you in full.

We offer refunds minus a €50 admin fee.

If you cancel after the 48 hours prior to the camp starting for any reasons to do with Covid, suffering from symptoms, positive test, close contact etc., you will not be eligible for a refund. But bear in mind we will try our very best to find a replacement, if we do, we will pass on the refund to you. The camps are very popular and always have a waiting list, it is very rare that we don't fill the place. You are also welcome to find a replacement yourself but you must notify us of any changes to your booking.

Please have a read of our full booking terms and conditions here.

WAIVER

We have an online waiver system in place, that you sign at the end of the booking process. You can read the full waiver here and please have a look at our safety rules here.

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2021 Dates

WEEK MONTH DATE
Week 1 June/July 28th - 2nd
Week 2 July 5th - 9th
Week 3 July 12th - 16th
Week 4 July 19th - 23rd
Week 5 July 26th - 30th
Week 6 August 2nd - 6th
Week 7 August 9th - 13th
Week 8 August 16th - 20th
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Covid-19 Safety Guidelines

COVID SAFETY

We will be taking great care to ensure all camp participants, their families and our staff will remain safe from Covid during our ProActive Kids camps.

Because our camps are outdoors and we can easily mantain a 2 metre distance between individuals we may not be wearing masks the whole time. Our staff will be wearing masks when a 2 metre distance is not possible to mantain, such as when harnessing for Squirrel's Scramble. We will ask that the children bring their own masks and wear them when we ask. We will have spare masks if they forget theirs. We will be providing hand sanitiser and ensuring that it is used appropriately, the children are welcome to bring their own small bottle if they do not wish to use ours. We will sterilise all equipment after use.

We will be asking you that for two weeks prior to the start of camp that you limit your social interactions as much as possible and please do not travel abroad. Please do not come to camp if you or a member of your household is suffering from any of the Covid symptoms, if this is the case please notify us via phone. Please notify us if during the two weeks prior to camp you have tested positive for Covid or are a close contact with anyone that has tested postive for Covid, for the safety of our camp participants, our staff and the wider public we will cancel your place on camp. Please inform yourself of our refunds and cancellations poilicy here.

We will be adhereing to strict Covid safety guidelines outlined by the H.S.E. in conjunction with Failte Ireland that we are already successfully implementing at Squirrel’s Scramble. To have of a read of these guidelines please click here

DIRECTIONS

The camp will be based at Squirrel's Scramble and in the grounds of Killruddery House and Gardens.

Squirrel's Scramble is situated 20kms south of Dublin, just beyond Bray in Co. Wicklow. Take the M50 southbound onto the N11 then take Exit 7, the Bray/Greystones exit and follow signs to Greystones. Killruddery is on the right near the end of the Southern Cross road leading from the N11 to the Greystones Rd. (Sat-Nav 53.184907, -6.102392)

Squirrel's Scramble, Killruddery,
Southern Cross Rd., Bray,
Co. Wicklow.

Dalkey Quarry

Rock climbing and abseiling activities will be held at Dalkey Quarry. Parents are required to drop off and collect their child/ren at Killiney Hill car park.

Directions

You can get the DART here, just get off at Dalkey Station and walk up hill follow Cunningham Road up to Dalkey avenue, until you reach the car park which is on the left.

Driving from the N11, take the exit towards Dún Laoghaire keep left onto the R118, follow this road to the Graduate roundabout then take the 3rd exit onto Ballinclea Road, turn right to stay on Ballinclea Road, turn right onto Anglesey Park, slight right onto Killiney Road, turn left onto Dalkey Ave. At the roundabout turn right a go up the hill to the car park.

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