This summer will see the Bear Grylls Survival Academy setting up camp in Dublin for the first time with the help of youth travel operator Camp Adventure. As of 5th July kids from 7 to 16 years will have the chance to learn essential survival skills and to experience the ultimate Bear Grylls challenge.
The Camps will take place at one of the most prestigious schools in Ireland, St. Columba’s College, located in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, overlooking Dublin Bay. Two different camps will be offered, one for juniors (7 to 12 years) and one for seniors (12 to 16 years). The camps feature all kinds of challenges combining survival skills with adventure tasks and run on a weekly basis from 5 July until 9 August.
The Bear Grylls Survival Camps are designed to give kids the opportunity to get back to basics, learn new skills, get outdoors and stay active, all in fantastic and inspirational environments.
“More and more kids spend their free time in front of TVs, games consoles or mobile phones and tablets. It is one of our primary goals to show kids fun and exciting alternatives outdoors. We are very happy about the cooperation with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy and proud that we can now offer these unique camps in Ireland,” says Jan Vieth, founder of Camp Adventure.
Bear Grylls Survival Academy Camps for Juniors (7 to 12 years)
During this one week course youngsters will learn various survival techniques, such as fire and shelter building, navigating and outdoor cooking. A highlight will be the night hike, where the kids sleep in the wild and get the opportunity to try out their survivals skills.
Bear Grylls Survival Academy Camps for Seniors (12 to 16 years)
This course for 12 to 16 year olds is both challenging and exciting. Certified coaches will train in fire and trap building, show participants how to purify water and how to build a raft or a shelter. The night hike will be a memorable overnight experience.