2017 Summer Camps

Gartan Outdoor Summer Camp

KIDS CAMP 2017  (5-8 year olds) This is a  5 day  fun-filled summer camp. Our Mini campers will enjoy a range of exciting water and land based adventure activities. They will go on a troll hunt, go kayaking everyday, try pontoon jumping on the lake and wade through muddy swamps.  Our mini campers will also have fun with  archery, indoor rock climbing and orienteering. This camp is non-residential.

CAMP DATES: 3rd – 7th July,  10th – 14th July,  17th – 21st July,  24th-28th July,  31st July – 4th August,  7th – 11th August, 14th – 18th August.

CAMP TIMES: Monday – Friday  10am – 4pm daily.

COST:  €120 per person for the childhood adventures of a lifetime!

CAMP REQUIREMENTS: Campers will get wet and muddy.  Each day they will require: 

  • Packed lunch
  • Towel/shower toiletries
  • Change of clothes
  • Second pair of old footwear/trainers
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes/towel

A completed BOOKING FORM and a DEPOSIT/FULL PAYMENT will secure your place.  

Online payment will be available shortly. In the meantime contact Gartan TEL: 0749137032 or E: office@gartan.com to reserve your place.  N.B. Places are limited. 

 

Gartan Outdoor Adventure Smmer Camp ADVENTURE CAMP 2017  (9 – 15 year olds) This is a 5 day high energy outdoor summer camp. Our Adventure Campers take to the water in kayaks and canoes. They complete a mud-run, undertake team orienteering sessions and even compete in archery and indoor rock climbing sessions!  Weather permitting this camp may also include a beach outing that guarantees exhilarating surfing, coasteering and/or pier jumping fun.  This camp is available on both a non-residential basis (day only) and on a residential (overnight stay) basis.

CAMP DATES: 3rd – 7th July,  10th – 14th July,  17th – 21st July,  24th-28th July,  31st July – 4th August,  7th – 11th August, 14th – 18th August.

CAMP TIMES: Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm daily.

COST: €130 per person and we may have inspired our adventure campers to pursue a lifelong hobby!

The Residential adventure camps which include meals, evening activities and accommodation range from €265 – €465 per person. The age group ranges are 12-13 years, 14-16 years and 17 years.

CAMP REQUIREMENTS: Campers will get wet and muddy.  Each day they will require: 

  • Packed lunch
  • Towel/shower toiletries
  • Change of clothes
  • Second pair of old footwear/trainers
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes/towel

A completed BOOKING FORM and a DEPOSIT/FULL PAYMENT  will secure your place.  

Online payment will be available shortly. In the meantime contact Gartan TEL: 0749137032 or E: office@gartan.com to reserve your place.  N.B. Places are limited.

 

Gartan Sailing Camp

SAILING CAMP 2017 (9+ year olds) These 1, 2 and 3 day sailing camps are  fully accredited by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA). Gartan OETC is an approved ISA training centre. Our Sailing Campers have the opportunity to gain recognised sailing qualifications.  There are 3 consecutive courses.  Beginners commence with  a 1 day ‘Taste of Sailing’ camp and progress to a 2 day ‘Start Sailing’ camp which culminates in a 3 day ‘Basic Sailing Skills’ camp. 

The first course is a Brief Introductory course ‘Taste of Sailing’.  No knowledge or experience of sailing is required for this course.

The second sailing course is ‘Start Sailing’ and covers topics such as capsizing, tides, currents and weather conditions and their impact on the sailor.

The third course is ‘Basic Sailing Skills’. By the end of this course the camper will be sailing on their own in light wind conditions without assistance from their instructor.  

CAMP REQUIREMENTS: Campers will get wet.  Each day they will require: 

  • Packed lunch
  • Towel/shower toiletries
  • Change of clothes
  • Second pair of old footwear/trainers
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes/towel

COURSE 1: Taste of Sailing

CAMP DATES: Thursday 29th June or Friday 30th June or Monday 24th July

CAMP TIMES: 1 day camp; 10am – 4pm 

COST: €45 per person.

 

COURSE 2: Start Sailing

CAMP DATES: Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th July

CAMP TIMES: 2 day camp; 10am – 4pm 

COST: €75 per person.

 

COURSE 3: Basic Sailing Skills 

CAMP DATES: Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th July

CAMP TIMES: 3 day camp; 10am – 4pm 

COST*: €130 per person and we may have created happy memories, increased confidence and inspired new interests! 

*N.B. If a participant wants to undertake 1 day of basic sailing skills the cost is €50 per person per day.

Online payment will be available shortly. In the meantime contact Gartan TEL: 0749137032 or E: office@gartan.com to reserve your place.  N.B. Places are limited. 

A completed BOOKING FORM and a DEPOSIT/FULL PAYMENT will secure your place.  

 

 

Let’s Horrorienteer…..Run! Run!

Let’s Horrorienteer…..Run! Run!

Written by on October 5, 2017 in Adventure Courses with 0 Comments

HALLOWEEN AT GARTAN 2017 This Halloween we are stoked (Bram Stoker!) to invite you to some heinous HORRIENTEERING at Gartan! Can you read a basic map? Can you run? Are you up for a thrilling experience in a deep dark forest? If you answered yes to any of the above then be brave and book your […]

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2016/17 Outdoor Trainee Instructor Caroline composes a song in celebration.

2016/17 Outdoor Trainee Instructor Caroline composes a song in celebration.

Written by on June 7, 2017 in Adventure Courses with 0 Comments

We are delighted to have received this lovely endorsement from the talented Caroline Glackin. Caroline successfully completed the Donegal ETB 2016/17  Outdoor Activity Instructor Course. Caroline’s traineeship was based at Gartan OETC and she undertook training in sailing, emergency rescue, mountaineering skills, rock climbing, kayaking, powerboat operations and first aid. The closing date for the […]

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2017 Sailing Camps

2017 Sailing Camps

Written by on June 7, 2017 in Adventure Courses with 0 Comments

This year at Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre we are offering a series of Summer Sailing Camps for absolute beginners. All camps are approved by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA). The first of these camps commences end of June. There are 3 camps in the series. Participants who complete all 3 camps will be […]

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2017 Easter Adventures at Gartan

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Adventure Courses, Easter Camps, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

This year we are offering two types of Easter Camp at Gartan. Each camp is non residential, and of one to four days duration. Both camps provide a great deal of fun, and a real chance to learn new skills in the outdoors, while meeting old and new friends. The ‘Explorer’ programme includes activities such […]

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Learn To Kayak 2017

Written by on October 19, 2016 in Adventure Courses, Courses, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Learn to Kayak in only 4 hours!  Gartan Lough is the beautiful setting for our  ‘Learn to kayak’ sessions. This is a wonderful opportunity to become more proficient at kayaking during your leisure time.  Sessions have been scheduled around adults who may be working during the day. The sessions are run over two evening for […]

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