Are you under 17 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 water and land activities to include surfing, climbing, 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 17 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 Donegal Adventure Centre  at 10.00am sharp. Participants will be returned to the Donegal Adventure Centre at 4:30pm 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, a swimsuit, a spare pair of trainers/shoes, Coat, Rain Jacket, Spare set of Clothes,  Packed Lunch,  DO NOT BRING ANY VALUABLES TO CAMP.

What happens each day of the activity?

  • Gather at Donegal Adveture Centre & meet your instructor(s)
  • Get into your wetsuits for surf or prepare for your land activity
  • You can change in changing rooms
  • Transport from Donegal Adventure Centre to the beach or for land activity if required
  • Surfing or land activity for about 1-2 hours.
  • Change out of your wetsuit in our changing rooms at Donegal Adventure Centre
  • Lunch Time!
  • Half day camp pick ups at 1pm, full day camp will prepare for their afternoon activity
  • Bus takes Full Day Camp participants to their drop off locations.


Monday to Friday Multi- Activity Camp Junior (age 8 – 12)  (half day) – €70 in total per person

Monday to Friday Multi-Activity Camp Seniors (age 13 – 17) (half Day) – €70 in total per person

Monday to Friday Surf Camp Junior (8 -12) 10 am – 1 pm  (Half Day) – €85 in total per person*

Monday to Friday Surf Camp Seniors (13 – 17) 1:30pm – 4:30 pm (Half Day) – €85 in total per person*

Monday to Friday Full Day Activity Camp €150 or with transfers €165 in total per person

The camps run weekly from Donegal Adventure Centre in Bundoran, Co Donegal from 1st July until the end of August 2019.

*Surf Camp is subject to weather conditions, other water activities e.g. Kayaking, Coasteering will be substituted on days with no surf.

Bus Transfers:

Sligo Horkan’s Garden Centre

Collect 9.00am prompt.  Drop off 5:15pm

Grange Supervalu

Collect: 9:15 am. Drop off: 5.00pm

Dates for 2019 Camps

Monday 01-07-19 to Friday 05-07-19
Monday 08-07-19 to Friday 12-07-19
Monday 15-07-19 to Friday 19-07-19
Monday 22-07-19 to Friday 26-07-19
Monday 29-07-19 to Friday 28-08-19
Monday 05-08-19 to Friday 09-08-19
Monday 12-08-19 to Friday 16-08-19
Monday 19-08-19 to Friday 23-08-19
Monday 26-08-19 to Friday 30-08-19

Bus Pick Up

We have a bus service available from Sligo and Grange which picks up at 9:00am and 9:15am each morning, and drops back at 5:00pm to Grange and 5:15pm to Sligo 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.  There is no option for return on the half day camps. 

Our qualifications

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 dependent. 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 head of operations. We will make this decision on the morning of each activity.

We endeavor 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.