Camper Leadership Programme

Our Camper Leadership Programme (CLP) is designed for previous Barretstown campers, teaching them life skills that can be used outside of camp and in future life, helping to rebuild confidence and encourage peer support.

What is Barretstown’s Camper Leadership Programme?

At Barretstown we offer previous campers (aged 16-17) the opportunity to return and take part in our Camper Leadership Programme (CLP). The programme runs across 2 sessions throughout the year and is designed to help campers develop life skills and gain a deeper understanding of how we run our programmes at Barretstown.

Join a community of people that have attended Barretstown as a camper who are excited to develop and learn while building connections with others their age. During the programme, you’ll be given the opportunity to practice these new skills while working alongside our Activity Leaders and Caras.

What are you waiting for? Step outside that comfort zone and seize the opportunity to do things you may have thought were impossible before. To register your interest, fill out our contact form below and a member of our CLP team will be in touch.

When does it take place?

When does it take place?

The Camper Leadership Programme for 2024 will take place on the following dates:

Group 1: 4th to 7th April AND 13th to 19th August


Group 2: 22nd to 28th July AND 31st Oct to 3rd November

Applicants must choose either Group 1 or Group 2 - Please ensure that you are available for both session dates in your chosen group.

Please note that we will try to accommodate your preference where possible, however due to capacity we ask that you are available for all dates.

Who can apply?

Who can apply?

The programme is open to previous Barretstown campers between the ages of 16-17 years old during the programme dates outlined on the Barretstown camp calendar. Please note, applicants must be aged 16-17 during the duration of the programme dates. Applicants should be ready and eager to participate in the programme. Applicants must obtain two written references as part of the application process. They can be from a teacher, coach, former employer etc.

I’m interested. What do I do now?

We are now accepting applications for 2024. Please click the link below to apply!
If you have any questions or queries, please email families@barretstown.org or call Anna on 045-863 ext.130.

Please Note:
The goal of this programme is not to create future staff members but to create future leaders. Places are limited so apply early.

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