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We are delighted to announce that ProActive Kids summer camps will go ahead this year! It is for kids aged 8 to 15 years, from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday including bank holidays. Please read below for more detailed information including our Covid safety guidelines.
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About ProActive Kids

ProActive Kids camps was setup in 2013 by Chris Lang, a year before he co-built and opened Squirrel's Scramble. It was designed as a camp to be solely outdoors, full of action and adventure, with unique activities that stood out from the rest. Our aim is to inspire a love of the great outdoors for kids, for them to have fun and to challenge their limits not limit their challenges in a kind and encouraging manner. ProActive Kids hit the ground running with huge popularity among families from all localities far, wide and abroad. Squirrel's Scramble turned out to be the perfect addition to the camp to make it one of the best and most unique kids camps in Ireland which keeps the kids happy, challeneged, entertained and coming back year after year.


The camp runs Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
It is based four days on the grounds of Killruddery Estate and one day at Dalkey Quarry. We will keep you informed as to which day the climbing session will be, closer to the time.
Dropping off times are from 8.30am to 9.30am, collection times are 3.30pm to 4.30pm, located at the Killruddery House and Gardens overflow car park, next to the farmer's market location.

The drop off and pick up hours are supervised relaxed times, when the children can play and practice the skills they have learnt. These times are provided for the convenience of busy parents to allow for late arrival.

Activities start at 9.30am, due to the big variety of activities we do, and the large size of Killruddery grounds we use many different locations. Arrival after 9.30am could result in your child missing out, as we may have already left the meeting point. This also applies to the Dalkey Quarry meeting point.

Here's some great shots from our ProActive Kids summer camps
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The camp is for ages 8 to 15 years. Depending on numbers the children will be split into younger and older groups. Friends or siblings can be put into the same groups if requested. There will be short breaks between activities to eat snacks and freshen up, campers are free to use Killruddery's toilet facilities. Lunch will be at approx 12.30pm.

The week will give an insight into lots of different kinds of sports and activities, all of which will be instructed by fully insured and qualified PE Teachers, Outdoor Trainers and Climbing Instructors. Certified Climbing Gear is used in all the climbing and abseiling activities, helmets, shoes and harnesses.

  1. A packed lunch, plenty of drinking water and some snacks.
  2. Weather appropriate clothing, which can get dirty or even torn.
  3. Rainjacket. Runners or solid shoes, no heels.
  4. For the climbing sessions: Runners, Hiking Boots or if owned climbing shoes.
  5. Bagpack or Rucksack. Something to tie back long hair. Sunscreen. Hat if sunny.
  6. A mask and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.

What they don’t need:
Jewellery, Phones, Wristwatches…­­

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Waivers will be signed on arrival to Squirrel's Scramble. You can read a copy of the waiver beforehand here

Week 1 June/July 28th - 2nd
Week 2 July 5th - 9th
Week 3 July 12th- 16th
Week 4 July 19th - 23rd
Week 5 July 26th - 30th
Week 6 August 2nd - 6th
Week 7 August 9th - 13th
Week 8 August 16th - 20th

We will be taking great care to ensure all camp participants, their families and our staff will remain safe from Covid during our ProActive Kids camps.

Because our camps are outdoors and we can easily mantain a 2 metre distance between individuals we may not be wearing masks the whole time. Our staff will be wearing masks when a 2 metre distance is not possible to mantain, such as when harnessing for Squirrel's Scramble. We will ask that the children bring their own masks and wear them when we ask. We will have spare masks if they forget theirs. We will be providing hand sanitiser and ensuring that it is used appropriately, the children are welcome to bring their own small bottle if they do not wish to use ours. We will sterilise all equipment after use.

We will be asking you that for two weeks prior to the start of camp that you limit your social interactions as much as possible and please do not travel abroad. Please do not come to camp if you or a member of your household is suffering from any of the Covid symptoms, if this is the case please notify us via phone. Please notify us if during the two weeks prior to camp you have tested positive for Covid or are a close contact with anyone that has tested postive for Covid, for the safety of our camp participants, our staff and the wider public we will cancel your place on camp. Please inform yourself of our refunds and cancellations poilicy here.

We will be adhereing to strict Covid safety guidelines outlined by the H.S.E. in conjunction with Failte Ireland that we are already successfully implementing at Squirrel’s Scramble. To have of a read of these guidelines please click here

This summer the camp will be based at Killruddery House and Gardens, Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Killruddery House & Gardens is situated 20kms south of Dublin, just beyond Bray in Co. Wicklow. Take the M50 southbound onto the N11 then take Exit 7, the Bray/Greystones exit and follow signs to Greystones. Killruddery  on the right near the end of the Southern Cross road leading from the N11 to the Greystones Rd. (Sat-Nav 53.184907, -6.102392)

To find it on google maps click here;

Rock climbing and abseiling activities will be held at Dalkey Quarry. Parents are required to drop off and collect their child/ren at Killiney Hill car park.
You can get the DART here, just get off at Dalkey Station and walk up hill follow Cunningham Road up to Dalkey avenue, until you reach the car park which is on the left.
Driving from the N11, take the exit towards Dún Laoghaire keep left onto the R118, follow this road to the Graduate roundabout then take the 3rd exit onto Ballinclea Road, turn right to stay on Ballinclea Road, turn right onto Anglesey Park, slight right onto Killiney Road, turn left onto Dalkey Ave. At the roundabout turn right a go up the hill to the car park.

To find it on google maps click here