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Located at Newtown School, Waterford, Ireland

We are pleased to announce our dates for summer 2017! Booking now open!

10th – 14th July 2017 CW Sports Academy, Camp Waterford & Cub Camp 
17th – 21st July 2017 CW Sports Academy, Camp Waterford & Cub Camp
24th – 28th July 2017 CW Sports Academy PLUS, Camp Waterford & Cub Camp.

CAMP WATERFORD has been running now for 17 years. It is an unforgettable experience for children. We use the outstanding 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 4 camps to choose from

1) CUB CAMP for 4-6 YR OLDS



4) NEW  COACHING CLINICS  In 2016/2017 we ran four very successful one day hockey coaching clinic for 13-19 yr olds with Irish Senior Internional Mossie Elliot, FIH International David Passmore, assistant Irish coach Jonny Caren and Irish U16 and Three Rock Rovers Head Coach Niall Denham. At Easter we welcomed Senior Irish International Alan Southern. 

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 Primary school teachers 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. This year there will be 2 camps. In week 1 (10th-14th July 2017) and Week 2 (17th-21st July 2017) the Sports Academy will cater 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 CW Sports Academy Plus in week 3 (24th-28th July 2017) will offer everything that the Sports Academy does and more. This will suit the more focussed individual who wants to play a huge variety of sport but is also keen to learn more about how to train, what to eat and how to prepare and recover effectively from sport. There will also be an intro and practical session given to demonstrate how to safely and effectively use the gym to improve physical fitness. 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 Sports Science advice. If desired Sports Academy participants can get involved with younger CW groups, helping to coach and run a session, refereeing, organising tournaments and other advanced Sports Leadership activities. They will have the chance to achieve a CW Sports Leader Certificate. As with last year we will invite highly experienced athletes and coaches in to help lead activities, testing and to speak to the students about their journeys to the top offering their wealth of knowledge and expertise along the way. Experienced CW coach and Irish athlete Niall Tuohy (BA Sports Science and currently studying Medicine at UL) will return to lead this camp. For more information and parents reviews please see the Sports Academy page.

COACHING CLINICDuring Sports Academy PLUS in week 3 (24th-28th July 2017) we intend to run one day sport specific clinics as we did in 2016. More details will follow once we confirm our coaches. For more information about Sports Academy contact Niall at cwsportsacademy@gmail.com

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 2017, all rights reserved.