Summer Camps



TIMES: 8.30am to 4.15pm

Dates: June 17th - August 16th

LOCATION: Squirrel's Scramble

PRICE: €189-199

Welcome to one of the most sought-after summer camps in the beautiful Wicklow and South Dublin regions! At ProActive Kids summer camps it's a time for kids to let loose, make lasting connections, and step outside of their comfort zones. Our camps are designed to empower, inspire and most importantly, be a blast. Whether you're a seasoned camper or new to the experience, we're excited to share in all the fun and adventure with you. Join us in 2024 for an unforgettable summer experience!

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AGE: 8 -15 years TIMES: 8.30am to 4.15pm LOCATION: Squirrel's Scramble PRICE: Starting from €189

Squirrel's Scramble Tree Adventure Park
About ProActive Kids

ProActive Kids camps were founded in 2013 by Chris Lang, with the goal of creating an outdoor adventure camp unlike any other.

Our activities are specifically designed to ignite a love of nature and empower children to reach new heights, while fostering a fun and supportive atmosphere. We challenge children to step outside of their comfort zones and discover their own abilities, while never limiting their potential.

Since our launch, ProActive Kids has quickly gained popularity among families from all over Ireland and abroad. And with the addition of Squirrel's Scramble, we have cemented ourselves as one of the best and most unique kids camps in Ireland. Kids love coming back year after year for the fun, challenges, and entertainment we provide.



The camp runs Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.15pm.

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 3.30pm to 4.15pm, 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. For the climbing day in Dalkey Quarry drop off and pick up will be at the usual times but in Killiney Hill car park. Please read below for directions.

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. 

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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  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:
Mobile phones,* Jewellery, Phones, Wristwatches…­­basically anything valuable that could get lost of damaged.

We have a no-phone policy at camp, while we understand the importance of staying connected the kids may bring phones to camp but we kindly ask that mobile phones be only used before or after camp hours.


The registration and program fee for the ProActive Kids Summer Camp is €199.00 and for siblings €189 including a NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of €25 for EACH ticket. *PLEASE NOTE: This deposit also applies to amendments, if you request to move your ticket to another date you will loose your €25 deposit for each ticket.

If you book extra weeks you will also be given a discounted rate of €189. You will be given the option to add an extra week before check out when booking online.


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.

If you cancel after 7 days 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.


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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2024 Dates

Week 1 June 17th - 21st
Week 2 June 24th - 28th
Week 3 July 1st - 5th
Week 4 July 8th - 12th
Week 5 July 15th - 19th
Week 6 July 22nd - 26th
Week 7 Jul/Aug 29th - 2nd

Week 8

Week 9



5th - 9th

12th - 16th

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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.
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Squirrel’s Scramble is situated beside the overflow carpark in Killruddery Estate . Killruddery is 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. We are 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)


Get the DART to Bray and from Bray Dart Station you can get the Finnegan's Bus, the 184 or 84 to Lord Meath’s Gate. Killruddery House and Gardens are an easy 500 metre walk from there. Simply walk up the hill and turn right the gates are 300 meters from there, on the left hand side of the road. Follow the Squirrel Signs to find Squirrel’s Scramble.

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.


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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