Siblings Camp

This camp is a 7 day camp for children who have a sibling (aged infant to 17) who are currently being treated for, or recovering from, a serious illness.

Siblings Camp: An Introduction

Siblings Camp takes place mid-summer for 7 days, and is for children who have a sibling (aged infant to 17) who are currently being treated for, or recovering from, a serious illness. Parents do not attend this camp.

We welcome campers from a number of countries including Spain, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Denmark and the UK.

This camp offers siblings the chance to experience the magic of camp for themselves and meet other young people in a similar situation. Campers take part in our range of activities and programmes and are guaranteed some serious fun.

For campers travelling from within Ireland, we have pick up points at central locations in Dublin, or for those arriving by car arrival time is from 10:30am to 12 noon and departure time is 10am on your last day. International campers will be collected from the airport and can arrive to camp throughout the day.

Check out our typical day at camp overview below to get a feel for what’s in store for you at camp!

A typical day at camp

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Cottage time
  • 11:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
  • 12:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rest hour
  • 15:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
  • 16:00 Activities - age appropriate groups
  • 17:00 Cottage time
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Cottage time
  • 20:00 Evening programme
  • 21:00 Back to cottages
  • 22:00 Lights out!

Remember: this schedule will vary depending on the type of camp that you attend.

Camp Calendar

Camp Calendar

View our camp calendar to see when our various sessions are happening.

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Therapeutic Recreation

Barretstown’s unique programmes – using Therapeutic Recreation – are much more than holidays.
They are based on four main building blocks, with the emphasis always, always on FUN – Challenge, Success, Reflection and Discovery.

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Still have questions?

Still have questions?

If you have any questions about our sibling camp or any or our camps we would be happy to talk to you. You can email the team at the below link.

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