School’s out as bookings open for action packed kids’ summer camps in Derry & Strabane

Dodgeball, soccer, gaelic, cricket, athletics, rugby, hockey, and fun games are all planned for local kids taking part in the Council’s Summer Camps, priced £10 per child per week.

Derry City and Strabane District Council are hosting a number of programmes and camps throughout the summer aimed at keeping kids active during the school holidays.

The Summer Sports Camps programme will include a packed programme of activities and sports and will be hosted at the Foyle Arena, Templemore Sports Complex ,Derg Valley Leisure Centre and Melvin Sports Centre over a six week period in July and August.

Sports Development Manager at Council, Ryan Porter, spoke about what young people taking part can expect.

An action packed programme is planned for kids for summer 2021.

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    “The Summer Camps will be hosted by our fully qualified sports and physical activity coaches who want to deliver fun camps that will bring smiles and laughter to the faces of the children,” he said.

    “Over the course of the week children can take part in a host of sports.

    “Each day there will be fun competitions and prizes and certificates for children to win and the camps will be fully focused on children having fun with their friends.”

    The Summer Camps will feature two hours of activities each day and are open to children aged 6-13. Children must be aged six on the first day of camp.


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    The schemes will be delivered in our outdoor spaces and children are recommended to be equipped for all types of weather.

    Children should bring a drink, have sunscreen applied before each session and bring suitable clothes such as trainers, tracksuit shorts and a t-shirt.

    As well as introducing new sports to the children there will be a mix of fun activities such as dodgeball , tag games and races for all to enjoy.

    The first camps begin over July 5-9 at Foyle Arena and Templemore Sports Complex.


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    The full timetable of events and booking information is available at