Its that time of the year when the children have the Easter Holiday break from school and parents have been looking at ways to keep young minds busy and active for that break. With the rise of local GAA club Easter camps it seems that part of that problem has been solved and many parents have signed their young children up for local GAA Club run Easter Camps.
Many clubs are now running Easter Mini Camps over 2 – 3 days within their clubs to help them reach some of the Benchmarking Targets set at the start of the year. Clubs hoping to achieve Silver or Gold Benchmarking must run mini camps as well as a Cúl Camp during the year and this year numbers at all Easter Camps have grown.
The two-day camps are designed to introduce children to Gaelic games and sport generally in a fun
environment which are open to boys and girls of Primary School age and take place during the Easter
Break in April.
Children benefit from expert tuition from club coaches who have completed the basic foundation coaching course and Child Protection workshops held in the club, with sessions lasting from approx 10am to 1pm each day, these sessions include many of the basic skills for all levels including beginners of hurling, football, handball, rounders to fun games and fair competitions for all children, giving them a chance to interact with other players in a safe environment within the GAA club grounds all delivered by qualified coaches.
Below are some photos taken by clubs at various Easter Camps around the county. Well done to all clubs, mentors, coaches and parents who have provided this fantastic form of sport, activity, entertainment, education and fun for all the young Cork GAA stars of the future.