Demand For Children's Summer C...

News & Sport

Demand For Children's Summer Camps Skyrockets For The Summer


Share this article


The demand for kid’s summer camps this year has soared, with many parents struggling to find a spot for their child.

One parent's helpline says they’ve been "flooded" with calls, while some camp organisers have added additional dates to accommodate the rush.

With another summer at home ahead, the demand to get kids out of the house and into summer camps is rising.

ParentsLine says they’ve received hundreds of calls from parents who are struggling as summer camp places snap up.

CEO Aileen Hickie says many parents say they feel under pressure as schools close for the summer

You know, parenting for the last year, it has never been more challenging."

This is yet another challenge and it's happening while parents are busy, some trying to get back to work.

"We Sold Out Our Camps In 4 Days"

Learn to Row Camps in Cork sold out in just 4 days. Program Manager Derek Bowen can’t believe the demand this year:

"About three weeks ago we put the summer camps up on a Friday."

"When we came in that Monday morning they were full"

Some Families Prefer Online Camps

Meanwhile, Science4You camps are offering Zoom classes as well on-site fun.

Iliyana Filatova says many parents are still opting for remote courses:

"Some just prefer to do that online, and they'll just share that with us."

Cúl Camps say they’re at 70 percent capacity while spots at Leinster and Connacht Rugby camps have been completely sold out.


Share this article


Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEOVER

SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEOVER

07:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Up next

HOUSE PARTY

HOUSE PARTY

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

ESSENTIAL BEATS

ESSENTIAL BEATS

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

SPIN HITS AT NIGHT

02:00 AM-06:00 AM

Share

SPIN HITS

SPIN HITS

06:00 AM-08:00 AM

Share

We Love Movies With Gordon Hay...

We Love Movies With Gordon Hayden

08:00 AM-09:00 AM

Share

HIT 30 NA hÉIREANN

HIT 30 NA hÉIREANN

09:00 AM-11:00 AM

Share

SPIN HITS WITH PAUL

SPIN HITS WITH PAUL

11:00 AM-03:00 PM

Share

SPIN HITS WITH ANDY

SPIN HITS WITH ANDY

03:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

Alt - Irish Alternative

Alt - Irish Alternative

07:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on