Summer Camps

The Youth Academy will be running two week long summer camps in July

Dates and Times

Week 1

Date: Monday 8th July- Friday 12th July inclusive

Time: 9.30am- 1.00pm

Location: various locations across NUI Galway campus

Week 2

Date: Monday 15th July -Friday 19th July inclusive

Time: 9.30am- 1.00pm

Location: various locations across NUI Galway campus

A celebration ceremony will take place on Friday 19th June at 1.30pm. Students from both weeks of the summer camps will be invited to attend and be awarded certificates of participation.

Courses

Week 1 Monday 8th July- Friday 12th July


  1. Exploring Electronics: Learn how to build circuits and robots
  2. Your Radio: Analysing Media and Making Your Own Show
  3. A fun introduction to Computer Programming, The Internet, and Multimedia
  4. What makes a Play a Play
  5. CSI: How Science Solves Crime Scenes
  6. Making and playing your own fun and adventurous video game

Week 2 Monday 15th July- Friday 19th July

  1. Exploring Electronics: Learn how to build circuits and robots
  2. A fun introduction to Computer Programming, The Internet and Multimedia
  3. What makes a Play a Play
  4. CSI: How Science Solves Crime Scenes

Who can apply?

The Youth Academy is aimed at 4th, 5th and 6th class primary school students.

Students wishing to participate must demonstrate high academic ability and be in the top 5%, or 95th percentile, (STEN 9 or 10) based on standardised tests carried out annually in primary schools (Drumcondra, SIGMA-T or MICRA-T).

If your child is in 3rd class and going into 4th class in September 2019 they are not eligible to apply.

If your child is in 6th class and going into 1st year in September 2019 they are eligible to apply

Fee

A fee of €120.00 per student applies for the week long summer camp.

If you are successfull in your application you will be contacted regarding fee payment afterwards. Due to popular demand and limited number of places, not all applicants will receive a place. Applications are offered on a first come first served basis.

Scholarships

We have a limited number of scholarships, based on economic circumstance, available for students to attend the Youth Academy free of charge.

If you have a medial card you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Please apply via the online application form by entering your medical card details. Not all who apply for a scholarship will be successful. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis so it is advisable to book early.

Proof of Test Results

You need to send proof of your child's test results to support their application. Test results need to be emailed to youthacademy@nuigalway.ie after you have completed the online application form. The form will be available on our website in early June

Eligibility to attend our summer camps is based on your child's most recent test result. If results from 2019 are not back before the closing date you can use last years results (2018).

If the results are stated on their school report card you can:
1. Scan, ensuring their name and result are clearly visible, and email a copy to youthacademy@nuigalway.ie
2. Take a photograph, ensuring their name and test result are clearly visible, and email it to youthacademy@nuigalway.ie
3. Photocopy, making sure to include your child's name as stated on the application, and post to Geraldine Marley, Youth Academy, NUI Galway, Galway

If results are not stated on their school report card:
Ask your school to give you something on headed paper stating your childs name and result and either scan or post as above.

How to apply?

Applications for the summer camp are now closed