Dublin Watersports
Summer Camp

June to August for 8-16 year olds

Dublin’s most action-packed watersports summer camp

Spend a week on our summer camp and have the best time! Let your kids and teens trade the screen and school books for an active week outdoors and make fantastic memories.

Our summer camp is not only filled with lots of watersports, it’s a package of multiple activities, building water confidence and having a great time on the water with friends old and new.

Each day, our camp participants can improve their skills in sports like paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and Monster SUP and not only that, they enjoy group games, learn about water safety and get more comfortable spending time on the water.

Our instructors pass on their passion and knowledge for watersports in a safe and fun environment, giving participants ample opportunities to learn, ask questions, grow more independent on the water. Your children will come away feeling proud of their achievements without having to prove themselves in a test or performance at the end.

Kids and teens will be learning valuable life skills that will stand to them beyond the camp and they will develop and improve their confidence around water without any pressure.

It’s all about having fun!

Who is it for?

Children and teenagers aged 8 to 16 years

All children taking part in our camps are split into groups of a similar age.

Whether your kids have lots of water sports experience or none, as long as they can swim and are comfortable in the water, the camp is a great opportunity for them to learn new skills and spend time on the water with friends (old and new).

What your kids & teenagers can expect

✅ Build water confidence
✅ Make new friends
✅ Learn a mix of watersports and lifelong skills
✅ Lots of action & fun on the water
✅ No test of performance at the end

Why our summer camp camp is the perfect choice for your kids & teens this summer

  • Over 30 years experience in running summer camps
  • City-centre location that’s easily accessible by car, public transport or bike
  • Qualified instructors to teach our multi-activity watersports camp
  • Half-day camp to work around your and your kids schedule
  • discount for bookings for multiple weeks and children

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Kayaking

Paddle Boarding

Sailing

Windsurfing

Which activities are being offered?

The core activities for the camp are stand up paddleboarding and kayaking and your kids are guaranteed to spend ample time doing those. We also add sailing and windsurfing to the mix.

All activities are weather dependent but luckily the Grand Canal Dock is a sheltered space that is perfect for beginners to learn a new sport.

What does a typical day look like?

On the first day of camp the instructors and kids will spend some time introducing themselves to each other through warm up games before they go on the water. Each day the groups head out for an activity that starts with some time spent on land for the introduction, followed by lots of time on the water practising and perfecting the skills they’ve just learned about. It’s all about fun so the sessions will be tailored differently for different age groups. After approximately 2 hours on the water the groups will head back to shore so that they can get changed and be ready to head home.

What does it cost?

Book on or before the 29th February 2024 to avail of our Early Bird Rate of

€175 per child/week

The early bird rate cannot be combined with any other discounts.

We are running two 4 day camps (4th June / 6th August) where the Monday is a bank holiday. These are charged pro rata, the early bird price for one child is €140.

From 1st March onwards the camp will be charged at the following rates:

1 child week - €190
2 child/week - €185 per child/week*
3 or more child/week - €180 per child/week*

*In order to avail of the reduced rate, all children must be booked and paid for in the same transaction.

What equipment do I need?

We provide all equipment for the activities including helmets and buoyancy aid.

Participants need to bring:

  • A full-length wetsuit. If your child doesn’t have their own, a wetsuit can be hired for the week for €20. Our rental wetsuits are 5/3 winter wetsuit thickness and your child will keep it for the duration of the camp. Note: Shorties are not allowed.
  • Appropriate footwear. We recommend an old pair of runners, neoprene booties or water shoes. Note: Loose footwear like flip flops or Crocs are not allowed.
  • Big Towel or poncho towel to get changed outside. Please treat a trip to us like a trip to the beach.
  • Sunscreen, Rain Jacket, something warm to wear after the camp, snack & drink – we like to be prepared for any weather.

We offer a discount for summer camp parents in our shop on anything your kids might need for the camp.

What are the dates & times of the summer camp?

We run morning and afternoon camps for 12 consecutive weeks starting on the 4th June

  • Morning camp: Drop off at 9:30am and pick up at 12:30pm, NEW Free supervision from 9am
  • Afternoon camp: Drop off at 1pm and pick up at 4pm, NEW Free supervision until 4.30pm

FAQs

Yes, all participants have to sign a waiver before they can go on a session with us. This is attached to your booking confirmation and can be easily filled in online and shared with other people (if applicable). The text of the waiver can be found here.

This year we will have separate outdoor changing areas for boys and girls. They don’t offer 100% visual cover so we are asking you to treat a trip to us like a trip to the beach and be prepared with a big towel or changing robe. If possible, we would ask that children arrive to camp already changed into their wetsuits. 

Our toilets are open as usual. 

The children’s bags are in a communal locker while they are out on the water. This is closed, but we advise against bringing valuables to the camp as we cannot take liability for lost, damaged or stolen items.

You are welcome to pull in on the cobblestone area right outside the camp for drop off and pick up. Please be mindful of other drivers and pedestrians.

A booking fee of €5 is non-refundable in all instances. All cancellations made by the customer must be made in writing and submitted via email or post. In the event of a cancellation or a request to reschedule more than 14 days (for Easter and Summer Camp bookings) before a session commences, we will refund the amount paid to date minus the non-refundable booking fee of €5. In the event of cancellation/rescheduling less than 14 days (for Easter and Summer Camp bookings) before a session commences the amount paid to date is forfeited. Non-attendance will result in the entire amount paid to date to be forfeited. Please see the full terms and conditions for activity bookings here.

We are located a 10 minute walk from the Grand Canal Dock DART station and a 10-15 minute walk from The Point LUAS stop. Bus routes that stop close by on Ringsend Road are 1, 15a, 15b, 15d, 47, 56a and 77a.

The Grand Canal Dock is a sheltered and enclosed space, which means our sessions can go ahead in most conditions unless it is not safe to do so for example if there are very strong winds. Rain does not stop us from running a session. In the rare case that we need to cancel or postpone a session, we will offer you a full refund or to reschedule the session.