Whizzkids Summer Camps

Whizzkids Summer Camps have gone virtual for 2020.

Ireland's first and foremost tech camps for kids has been running summer camps since 2003 and we would love to be delivering camps in person again this year, but due to the Covid 19 restrictions, we are taking the show online for 2020. But hey we are a tech camp so that's a great medium for us anyway!

Whizzkids Virtual Camps are a combination of live online tuition plus access to the ground breaking Digital Skills Virtual Classroom. Live classes will be delivered for 1 hour per day. Live classes will be delivered over Zoom. Groups will be limited to 12 children at a time to ensure everyone receives the right level of attention.

Students will have unlimited access to the hundreds of videos, quizzes, challenges for the duration of the camp. Our online education platform distills almost 20 years of IT education into a fun and rewarding experience. We have designed almost 20 courses specifically for children and these are delivered by real teachers, whom we have transformed into avatars in order to be more engaging for children. The platform is divided into 4 key skill areas, which are essential to becoming a digital master, but also beneficial skills to have in many other areas. These are Creativity, Design, Coding and Problem Solving. This online education platform is fully incentivised with badges, trophies, levels, and results based games rewards. See whizzkids.io for more information.

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Ireland's Top Tech Camps since 2003

Of course we all love the buzz of delivering camps in UCD, DCU, CIT, LIT, UL NUI Galway, Maynooth & AIT, but we have got to do what is right for our staff and the children in our care, so we hope to back back in your chosen college in 2021.
As for this year, we have been delivering online tuition for some time now and will still be able to teach digital skills to your via a combination of live classes over the net and access to our ground breaking Digital Skills Virtual Classroom whizzkids.io for self paced learning in 20 different courses.

Whizzkids Residential Camps

Our residential summer camps are for teenagers, catering for 13-17 year olds. The Residential camps will have all the fun activities of a regular day camp, but with extra time on campus.

Our students find it a more enriching experience and an insight into what it would be like to be a third level student. This will be particularly so for those interested in studying IT, as we introduce students to programming in HTML, 3D Digital Design, & App Development. Tech 'n' tours programmes are on offer to group bookings.

7 Days on Campus

Tech classes run until 3.30PM but there are many leisure facilities available for use in the afternoon. Dinner is served at 6. At 8PM we have our evening programme of activities, such as cinema, video game competitions and disco on campus. Arrival is 3PM on Sunday and departure is at 12PM on Saturday.

10 Days Tech 'n' Tours

We can offer a 10 day package for groups who also want to see some of Ireland's top tourist spots. Based at the University of Limerick, which is situated at the gateway to the beautiful and rugged West of Ireland with world reknowned sites such as the Cliffs of Moher only a short drive away. The region also boasts a journey back in time at Bunratty Castle or hi-speed Mountain Bike Trails for those who want a bit of action! This option is subject to numbers. Please enquire for further details.

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick boasts over 300 acres of the finest parkland campus in Ireland. With UL's superb facilities, first class on-campus accommodation and it's reputation as an innovative and cutting edge university, this is the ideal location to immerse yourself in the Whizzkids experience.

Accommodation

Attendees will have a private en-suite room in on-campus accommodation close to the Sports Arena and all facilities. Each house has a fully fitted kitchen and a common room for down time. Whizzkids provide adult overnight supervisors and University Security patrol the accommodation areas for additional safety.

Travel

The University of Limerick is on the outskirts of the city just off the M7, the primary Limerick-Dublin road and is well signposted from all approaches. The University is very well serviced by bus from William St in the city centre. Taxi from the City Centre is approx €14. The University is 16 miles from Shannon airport.

Supervision Ratios

Whizzkids Summer camps are a lot of fun, but we are very conscious of the safety of those attending. Staff-pupil ratios will be 20:1 in day time. Night time supervision ratios will be 11:1. For both our day and residential camps our instructors are experienced teachers. Staff are fully briefed on health and safety measures particular to each University.

Feedback

hey garry tanx 4 5 gr8 summas. tanx a mill neway n hope u keeps da camps goin. - Jack H. (Age 17)

hey garry! tanx 4 a gr8 few dayz! whizzkids rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Laura P (Age 15)

Hi Gary this is Clodagh.What I liked about the camp was everything there was no faults.I was saying to my friends and mom that it would be better if we could have accomidation in U.L and stay there for the month because then we would have even more craic! - Clodagh (Age 12)

Private-Camps

Whether you are a commercial, community organisation, special needs group or private residence if you have a group we have a camp. With our mobile unit we can deliver a camp anywhere. All we need is a room with tables and chairs and we can deliver the rest.

In the past we have delivered private camps for organisations such as DELL Ireland, the Irish Computer Socierty, Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, , Engineers Ireland, Cook Medical, Youth Encounter Projects and Foroige.

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