WHAT TO EXPECT FROM INSIDE OUT CAMP
Every day at camp is a little different from the day before with team leaders keeping the day flowing with a host of planned activities carefully scheduled to ensure a balance of physical, mental and creative challenges are reflected.
Morning yoga with Meg against the wonderful backdrop of the mountains is a super way for the teens to kick start their day. At various stages of the week the teams will also be brought together to listen to an invited guest or participate in an interactive workshop that focuses on key life skills.
Conscious of so much planned activity through the week, team leaders will ensure time is allowed for participants to chill on their own or to hang out with their new buddies.
- Enjoy an immersive week of physical and mental challenges that focus on personal development and build confidence from the inside and out.
- Campers will engage in an exciting and unique program that incorporates a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and learn valuable skills from survival and team building to leadership, planning, and communication.
- All these adventurous activities will take place on the grounds of St. Columba’s College at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, with extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, beautiful forestry, fields and streams.
- At Inside Out we believe that a strong sense of self should be at the core of all learnings. When a teen has confidence, really understands and accepts who they are, they are more likely to want to experience new things, think outside the box, and ultimately go for the things they want in life.
- Inside Out’s key focus is about helping young people to grow as individuals by creating a balanced environment that delivers essential life learnings through fun and creative activities.
- The ‘sleepover’ element really is a crucial part of their experience as the time away from home offers them the chance to really immerse themselves in the spirit and learnings of the camp.
MEET OUR COLLABORATORS
John Murray Headshots
John Murray is Ireland’s leading headshot photographer, with a passion for drawing out the personalities and inner strengths of each person he photographs, giving a sense of who they are to anyone looking on. John will spend time talking to the campers about self-awareness and learning how to close the gap between how we think we look and what we think the rest of the world expects us to look like and the gap between who we feel we are as opposed to who we believe the rest of the world expects us to be.
Free Range Outdoor Education
Free Range Outdoor Education was created by Ross Wareham to teach people how to be comfortable and safe in a natural environment. Bushcraft covers four main aspects: fire, shelter, water and food. Campers will get the chance to enhance their skill set and knowledge with Ross teaching how to forage for food, build a fire and learn how to use a variety of tools amongst other things, all in a safe environment.
Fundamentals was created by David Collins to engage primary and secondary school students in workshops focusing on personal development, leadership, team development and goal setting. These workshops encourage campers to collaborate, while participating in group and individual activities.
Jabba Jabba Jembe
David Day, founder of Jabba Jabba Jembe hosts amazing, interactive drumming workshops for Inside Out Camp. Campers will learn all about African and world drumming, getting the chance to try out the musical instruments for themselves, working individually, then coming together as a team to make creative music.
Recreate is an award-winning social enterprise, that sits at the crossroads of creativity, sustainability and social inclusion. The enterprise is based around the concept known as ‘creative reuse’ which encourages the public to reuse materials, (that would normally be sent to landfill or recycling) in all kinds of creative and inventive ways, giving these materials a new lease of life. Founded in 2013, the organisation has redirected over 1,000 tonnes of material from landfill from a network of over 350+ business suppliers, resulting in a 1000+ members all over Ireland having unlimited access to materials for their creative projects. ReCreate also provides valuable work opportunities to adults with disabilities, criminal histories and/or those who are distant from the labour market. They are passionate about creatively driving change for people and the planet by unlocking the potential of creative reuse.