Welcome to Whizzkids
With computers and technology playing a bigger role in our everyday lives, Whizzkids has a range of programmes that open up the world of multimedia to boys and girls aged 8+. From our summer camps in top class Universities in Dublin, Cork, Limerick & Galway, to tailored programs delivered to you on your doorstep, we offer a range of programmes that will educate and entertain.
Whizzkids is delighted to partner with ForFás in the Discover Primary Science programme to promote the importance of technology to children.
We have a wide range of presentations and workshops. Contact us if you would like Whizzkids to come to your school. It will even help you attain your DPS Award of Science & Maths Excellence!
Click below for a video preview
of our Summer Camps
RTE paid a visit to Whizzkids Summer Camps
to see what they guys were
getting up to at the Whizzkids Spy Academy.
Give them Something they Can Look Forward To
Are you looking for a Birthday, Christmas or confirmation gift? One that will be both fun and beneficial to your son/daughter/niece/nephew? Then a Whizzkids Gift Voucher
is just the ticket. Vouchers can be made out to any value and can be redeemed against any of our camps or clubs. This year give the gift of knowledge!
Whizzkids Summer Camps
Value & Balance
Interest in technology as a career or a hobby has exploded in recent years. Summer camps are an ideal
opportunity to explore a subject. While we are conscious that this is a time when children are on vacation
and we mix in a lot of fun elements into the classes, we are also aware that parents are looking for value
for money so we ensure that those attending will
learn a lot.
We use first class facilities. Our summer camps are run in Ireland's finest Universities and Institutes
of Technology, giving children access to up to date computer labs, beautiful campuses and facilities normally
only available to third level students. Everyone will have their own PC and we will supply all the other equipment for the camp.
Classes are broken up by age and those attending are supervised at all times by fully qualified teachers so you
can be sure you will be well looked after. Our day camps are for boys and girls aged 8-15. Our residential camps
are for 13-17 year olds and are more advanced.
Our mission is to ensure that you have a lot of fun but pick up some valuable skills while you are with us and
you will get to bring home a disk with your work on it as a permanent keepsake. We have delivered summer camps to
thousands of children and teenagers across Ireland since 2003 and will help you to Discover how much fun IT can be.
Whizzkids run summercamps in locations across the country and include higher level institutes such as
UCD, DCU, UCC, UL, NUIG, NUI Maynooth & IT Tralee throughout the summer.
Half day camps run from 9.30-1PM Monday to Friday and are open to 8-11 year olds. They will cover web design,
spy academy and a little sports each day (weather permitting!!).
This new offering is €80 for 1 or €75 for siblings.
The regular camps run from 9.30AM to 3.30PM, Monday to Friday and are open to 8-15 year olds. Each camp is a mix of
activities each day all with a high-tech theme. Activities covered include web design, desktop publishing, video game
programming, animation, a host of hi-tech challenges in our spy academy
and one sports activity each day. Costs €149 for 1 or €285 for 2 siblings
Residential Summer Camps
Residential Summer Camps are for teenagers only. As well as the multimedia activities of the day camps, residential camps
also includes more advanced programming than that covered in the day camps. There are 2 types. A 6 day on-campus programme
which runs from Sunday to Saturday and the Ten Day Tech 'n' Tours which includes excursions off campus. For full details
visit Residential Camps
Your feedback (Parents)
Christopher has just done the week's camp with you at UCD and he has absolutely adored every minute of it and I just really wanted to thank you - and your team - for running such a good and highly-organised course. It seemed to me to be one of the best-run and best-structured summer camps either of my two children has ever done and I have been extremely impressed by all Chris has told me.
As you will have realised quickly, the course was right up Chris's street - he is mad keen on computers, websites etc etc. And I know I had this discussion with you on the phone some time ago, when I explained that he had already been working on websites and you said that while he may not learn a huge amount technically he would enjoy it and have a good time - and you were SO right! He had a ball. He loved the interaction with the other kids, made some friends, maybe the highlight was getting to use the Blackberry??!!! I thought the films you produced that they got to bring home yesterday were brilliant too - very enterprising!
So, many, many thanks for giving Chris an excellent week - he is truly disappointed that it is finished, he was extremely downcast last night!
Cormac was with you last year also and had a fantastic time again. The CD was hilarious.
Again! Thanks for all the hard work. Cormac will be back next year.
Your feedback (Kids)
Hi Garry. I give this camp 10 out of 10. This was the best camp ever. - Luke P. (Age 11)
Gary I had a great time espiecially with the computers. I loved finding out things
that I could do with the computer. i think I now know more things than my dad does
and he's a computer tecnition!! the sport was great aswell. I was never very good
at it in school , but at whizzkids I enjoyed it.In my opinion don't change a thing.
- Orlith McV (Age 12)