Date: August 10th – 14th (5-day camp)
Age: Recommended for 6 – 12 years’ old, but also designed so that the whole family can take part!
Rate: With 5 different themed workshops, tickets can be purchased for 1 or all 5 day sessions. Prices start from €5.00 for 1 workshop and €15.00 for 5. You can also avail of our special family ticket for €40.00, which includes entry to EPIC along with all 5 workshops. A family ticket entitles 2 adults and 2 children’s entry to EPIC.
Escape your house and explore the world alongside the Irish diaspora this summer with our Explorers Imagination Summer Camp for kids! Delivered remotely, this camp consists of a 1.5-hour Zoom delivered session, followed by engaging activities for children aged 6 – 12 years and families to do at home together.
Led by an experienced facilitator, families will explore a different theme related to travel each day, discovering the history of the Irish diaspora through intriguing stories and fun facts, before using their imagination to complete a series of fun and creative ‘at-home’ activities.
Designed to get kids engaging with their environment afresh, we’ll take to the air, explore the seven seas, traverse the jungles and polar ice caps, before finally arriving in space. Along the way, we’ll meet a whole host of famous EPIC characters, including pirate Anne Bonny, RAF pilot Spitfire Paddy, explorers Ernest Shackleton and Elizabeth La Blond, and astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Kids will be encouraged to use their creativity and ingenuity to complete tasks such as making their own boat, designing the surface of the moon, and discovering animal tracks, all out of whatever materials and objects they can find at home.
The camp will run Monday – Friday, with a one-hour daily Zoom workshop from 1pm – 2.30pm, followed by online support for unsupervised family activities to take place. Families can choose from a one-day ticket or a five-day ticket. Please see outline below for more information on particular days.
August 10th: Shipwrecked
Are you ready to sail the seven seas? Go on a watery adventure, alongside rebel pirates like Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
August 11th: Into the Wild
Jump into the jungle with activities inspired by the adventures of wildlife experts like Liz Bonnin and explorers like Elizabeth La Blond.
August 12th: Up, Up and Away
Have you fastened your seat belt and put your goggles on? Today we’ll be taking to the skies with characters such as RAF pilot Spitfire Paddy!
August 13th: Polar Explorers
Grab your jacket, hat and scarf for this chilly workshop where we explore the polar regions, based on the exploits of Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean.
August 14th: Lost in Space
Follow in the moonwalk of Irish space experts like Neil Armstrong & Norah Patten to experience life on another planet.
Facilitator: Shannon Wilson is EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum’s Education and Outreach Manager. With a background in mixed media and a masters in visual, material and museum anthropology from Oxford University, Shannon is experienced in devising and delivering a fun range of educational workshops for all age groups that celebrate both tangible and intangible heritage, including everything from coding and space camps, to crafting and storytelling workshops.
Important: This camp will be delivered remotely via Zoom. Please do not journey to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum for this camp. As this camp is delivered remotely, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is not responsible for supervising children during the course of this camp. Parents and guardians are advised that children will be asked to complete a number of tasks using their imagination, home environment and materials available to them, so require adult supervision at all times, and should wear old clothes and be prepared to get messy!