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. From the 5th July 2015 children from 7 to 16 years will have the chance to learn essential survival skills and to experience the ultimate Bear Grylls challenge.
They will take place at St. Columba’s College, located in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, overlooking Dublin Bay. Two different camps will be offered, one for juniors (7-12 years) and one for seniors (12-16 years). The camps feature all kinds of challenges combining survival skills with adventure tasks and will run on a weekly basis from 5th July through until 9th August.
The camps are designed to give children the opportunity to get outdoors, back to basics, learn new skills and stay active. Bear Grylls is very passionate about the Survival Academy and the courses are designed by himself and his team “As a father of three young boys I love sharing my survival techniques and watching them set off on their adventures together. It is not only exciting and fun but teaches them useful life and outdoor skills and what it really means to be able to look after yourself when the chips are down.” says Bear Grylls.
Camp Adventure who are hosting the Survival Academies specialise in outdoor programmes and activities and are renowned for incorporating an adventurous flair with nature awareness, teamwork and building self-esteem.
“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.