Welcome to the Camp Waterford Website

Located at Newtown School, Waterford, Ireland


8th – 12th July 2019 Camp Waterford & Cub Camp 
15th – 19th July 2018 CW Sports Academy, Camp Waterford & Cub Camp
22nd – 26th July 2019 CW Sports Academy, Camp Waterford & Cub Camp.

CAMP WATERFORD will celebrate 20 successful years in 2019!!

It is an unforgettable experience for children. We use the wonderful facilities at Newtown School which include an Indoor Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Hall and Astro turf. Camp Waterford have developed an excellent reputation for providing children with a safe, fun and rewarding environment. Many of our staff come from a teaching background or are preparing for a future in teaching. We handpick staff who help create a fantastic friendly atmosphere for which we are known, and many of whom have come through the camps themselves. 

We have 3 camps to choose from

1) CUB CAMP for 4-6 YR OLDS



ALL THE CAMPS RUN FROM 10AM-4PM are non-residential with an early or late drop service available.

CUB CAMP caters for 4-6 year olds and has it’s own separate base on the campus. The children follow a flexible timetable of activities in the morning and afternoon where the emphasis is on trying lots of things and having fun. These include a wide variety of sports, art & crafts, drama and swimming. PE Teacher and CW Director Rachel Guest runs this camp. We use staff with primary school experience to lead the camp on a daily basis with the help of young staff who are looking to work with children in the future. 

CAMP WATERFORD aims to provide a great experience for 7-14 year olds by offering a broad range of sports activities in an atmosphere that ensures safety, fun and learning. Children also enjoy art & crafts, drama, music & treasure hunts. We also aim to provide activities that promote fairness, honesty, kindness and respect for others. Each day starts with an assembly giving the children the opportunity to become familiar with how the camp operates, the coaches and each other. In the mornings all the children follow a timetable of sports and activities coached in small groups of children of a similar age. In the afternoon, tournaments are organised within a house system within which our unique family atmosphere is enhanced further. There is also swimming on 3 afternoons. At the end of each day the camp is gathered together once again to reflect on the days events. 

Prizes are awarded to those that demonstrate sportsmanship, artistic flair and helpfulness. PE Teacher & CW Director Chris Guest runs this camp, alongside a team of fantastic staff. 

In all the Camps children have the opportunity to swim on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We keep the group sizes small for all activities. Great sensitivity is shown to cautious swimmers. Help is given to Cub Camp children when changing. 

The CW Sports Academy has been developed specifically for 13-19 year olds who are keen sports players and athletes. Sports Academy caters for those that wish to get the opportunity to play a very wide variety of sports such as soccer, hockey, tag rugby, tennis, volleyball, basketball, athletics, swimming. The emphasis will be on maximum participation and playing sport. In addition students will be given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, if they wish to, by leading sessions amongst their peers, within small groups. The swimming pool will also be available for recovery sessions in addition to using all the outstanding facilities at Newtown School. Returning athletes/youth coaches can expect to build on skills, techniques and knowledge gained from years along with exciting introductions to new activities and some Sports Science advice.

ALL CAMPS RUN FROM 10AM-4PM are non-residential and run in July, Mon–Fri with an early or late drop service available.

Children will require a packed lunch & drinks. 

We recommend that children wear sports gear and trainers.

Find out more and read the childrens and parents comments about Camp 2015 and previous years on the Reviews Page on the ‘About’ tab by clicking ‘Camp Review’. You can also read about our fantastic staff by clicking ‘Camp staff’. 

Parents are welcome to get a flavour of the camp by coming to watch the final assembly each day from 3.45pm on the Main Camp in the study hall. Be prepared for some hilarity and general silliness. It is always entertaining!

Witness our camp first hand & follow us on facebook. The photos & videos will give you a first hand feel for what makes our camp special. 

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Terms & Conditions

  • Payment is regarded as acceptance of the terms and conditions for enrolment in Camp Waterford.
  • Cancellation 2 weeks prior to the start of the course will redeem ¾ of the total cost.
  • No refunds are available for cancellation within 2 weeks of the start of the course.
  • This organisation reserves the right to refuse admission on the course/or remove children if their behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • Camp Waterford will not be liable for any illness, disease, accident, medical expenses or loss/damage to personal property.
  • Parents/Guardians will be held liable for wilful damage to Camp Waterford, or Newtown School property by any child they are legally responsible for.
  • Parents of children with special medical requirements must notify Camp Waterford in writing when booking.
  • Camp Waterford reserve the right to refuse an application, or change the activity program due to unforeseen circumstances or if sufficient suitably qualified staff are unavailable. For any further information – keep this no. Tel: 051-873752

Camp Waterford is located at Newtown School Waterford Ireland & Operated by PE Teachers Chris and Rachel Guest. Copyright 2019, all rights reserved.