KIDS & TEEN ACTIVITY CAMP
Are you under 16 and want to get stuck into some great outdoors activities for your school term breaks or summer holidays? Are you a parent of a young person who is looking for a bit of adventure and lots of fun on their holidays?
TurfnSurf Kids & Teen Camps are a great way to spend a week off from school or during your summer holidays.
We have a choice of 3 activities; Surfing, Stand-up Paddle-boarding (SUP), and Kayaking. We also include beach games, water games and safety talks. All activities are run by fully qualified instructors who aim to create a fun but safe environment for all.
Can anyone take part in the activity camps?
Yes! (if you are over 8 years and under 16 years old) Most young persons can do our camps. All you need is to enjoy the great outdoors and be relatively comfortable in water. If a young person has a special need we can cater for this and assign an instructor to them specifically.
Our surf lessons are all done by trained instructors, with beach lifeguard qualifications and lessons take place in a safe environment. Our instructors’ aim is to tailor the lesson to the participants’ abilities, keep you safe and make sure you have fun. All our instructors have completed child protection qualifications.
Where do surf lessons take place?
Activities take place on various beaches in the local area including; Tullan Strand, Bundoran Main Beach, Rossnowlagh, Streedagh and Mullaghmore. Where lessons take place depends on the local weather and swell conditions. We provide transport to and from the beaches in our 4X4 Land Rovers.
How long do the activities last?
The camp will run from Monday to Friday inclusively. Each day the camp will start at TurfnSurf Lodge in Bundoran town centre at 9:30am sharp. Participants will be returned to the Lodge at 12:30pm that afternoon.
What does the young person need to bring?
All equipment for the activities is provided and tailored to the weather conditions – surfboards (soft boards for beginners), wetsuits, gloves, boots and hoods. All you need to bring is a towel and a swimsuit.
What happens each day of the activity?
- Gather at the lodge & meet your instructor(s)
- Get into your wetsuits & other equipment
- You can then change in changing rooms at the Lodge
- Transport from the Lodge to the beach in one of our 4X4 Land Rover
- Activity for about 1-2 hours – Surfing, SUP, or Kayaking.
- Change out of your wetsuit in our changing rooms at the Lodge
- Tea, coffee & biscuits back in the dining room at the Lodge
- Pick up at 12:30pm from the Lodge.
Monday to Friday Activity Camp (half day) – €85 in total per person
The camps run weekly from The Lodge in Bundoran, Co Donegal from 2nd July until the end of August 2018.
Dates for 2018 Camps
Monday 02-07-18 to Friday 06-07-18
Monday 09-07-18 to Friday 13-07-18
Monday 16-07-18 to Friday 20-07-18
Monday 23-07-18 to Friday 27-07-18
Monday 30-07-18 to Friday 03-08-18
Monday 06-08-18 to Friday 10-08-18
Monday 13-08-18 to Friday 17-08-18
Monday 20-08-18 to Friday 24-08-18
Monday 27-08-18 to Friday 31-08-18
Bus Pick Up
We have a bus service available from Grange which picks up at 9:00am each morning, and drops back at 12:45pm each afternoon (Mon-Fri). Please contact the office (071 9841091) directly for any other pick up locations. The bus transfer is €3 per day return.
TurfnSurf is an Irish Surfing Association (ISA) accredited surf school and is also accredited with the British Land Sailing Association (BLSA). All our instructors are also qualified under the ISA and/or BLSA and are experienced in the water holding beach lifeguards qualifications. We pride ourselves in providing the highest standard surf lessons; choosing the safest locations for all lessons.
What about the weather?
All of our activities are weather dependant. However, if one cannot be done we usually have the option of another one. However, there are times when we cannot go surfing.
Lessons may be cancelled if conditions are considered dangerous by our instructors and/or Killian. We will make this decision on the morning of each activity.
We endeavour to always provide the activity but we may cancel because of weather conditions. This is for your safety and to ensure you enjoy your activity.