Killary – Outdoor Adventure Camp

Killary lies on the shores of Ireland’s only fjord in the stunningly beautiful Connemara region. It is set against a backdrop formed by the Mweelrea Mountains to the north, the Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens to the south, interspersed with countless little lakes, moorland, heaths and meadows. They still cut peat in this area today – which is dried and used as a fuel for burning in fireplaces in the winter months.

This programme is designed for students aged 12-17 years, to benefit from the best possible combination of language learning and recreation during the school holiday.

Under the guidance of our native-speaking counsellors, campers use their new language skills throughout the day, both during instruction as well as in the afternoon and evening activities.

EXCITING AND MOTIVATING INSTRUCTION

The participants at our camps don’t only learn during the morning lessons made up of lively components such as interviews and role plays, they are also encouraged to put the language they have learnt into practice during their leisure time.

Participants have the opportunity to learn a foreign language, take part in exciting activities and make new friends, whilst also being on holiday. At the same time, they’re laying the foundations for improving their performance in school the following year, almost without realizing it.

LEARNING BY SPEAKING

As well as having lots of fun, children return home with improved knowledge of the foreign language and enhanced motivation. We know from experience that participants achieve significant progress in their learning and that their self-confidence improves, so the benefits are two-fold.

THE PROGRAMMES INCLUDES:

  • Residential accommodation and catering (full-board).
  • Daily English tuition in the morning (3 hours), except on arrival and departure days and on excursion day to Galway.
  • Small group language classes (maximum 8 – 12 students).
  • Daily afternoon and evening programme in English.
  • Cost of all activities during the camp and on excursion day.
  • Cost for all equipment required to participate in sports, workshops and evening activities.
  • Airport transfers; Students must arrive on the first day of camp and leave on the last day. Flights must be scheduled to arrive by 5:30 p.m. at the latest and to depart at 11:30 a.m. at the earliest.
  • Choices Certificate of completion.

ACCOMMODATION

Sleepzone Hostel Killary, situated in the heart of Connemara on Ireland’s wild and rugged west coast.

Rooms: 4 – 6 beds per room (showers and bathrooms are located separately).

PROGRAMME

  • 10 mornings with 3 hours of daily English lessons in small groups of max. 8 -12 students
  • Afternoon and evening supervised activities all in English
  • Working together with professional trainers from the Killary Adventure Center we provide a wide range of outdoor activities
  • Water sport activities such as ‘ Ringo Rides’ and Kayaking, Climbing, Rope Course, Zip Wire, Giant Swing, Laser Games, Gorge Walking and Hill Walking.
  • Teambuilding activities.
  • 1 full day excursion
  • Day trip to Galway, a lively and very unique city south of Connemara, known for its friendly people, charming, cobble-stoned streets and multi-coloured houses. Shopping, some sightseeing and relaxing at the river Corrib.
  • Tennis.
  • Fun Evening programs.
  • Movie Night.
  • Photo Competition.

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