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Castleknock College Dublin (Summer camp Oscars International)

Address: 15 College Grove, Castleknock, Dublin 15, D15 DF80, Ireland

Description Castleknock College Dublin (Summer camp Oscars International)

  • Age of participants: 12-17 years
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Dates: from July 1 to August 12, from July 1 to July 29
  • Language of instruction: English.
  • Castleknock College Dublin (Summer Camp Oscars International) is a special summer English language program for children and teenagers aged 12 to 17 years. The programs are conducted by the famous school of English Oscars International based on Dublin's private senior school - Castleknock College. The school is accredited by prestigious educational organizations - the British Council and the Irish ACELS (The Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services) and has proven itself in the best way over the years.

    Programs include learning English and various activities, playing sports and outdoor activities; they are held from July to August. There are two programs available in the camp:

  • The course "Original Experience" (English + different kinds of sports and creativity)
  • Course "Sport experience: rugby academy" (Sport Experience: Rugby Academy) (English + active rugby classes).
  • All courses include 20 English classes per week, which take place Monday through Friday in small groups, broken down by age and language level. Classes are conducted exclusively by native English speakers who have extensive experience in teaching and working with children. Extra-curricular time is devoted to sports, excursions and active rest - looking at the list of events, it is safe to say that children will not be bored for sure.

    All participants of the Castleknock College Dublin (Summer Camp Oscars International) receive unforgettable impressions of the summer holidays spent in the camp, significantly improve their English level, learn a lot of new things and make friends from all over the world!

    Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Castleknock College Dublin (Summer camp Oscars International)

    Program name

    The course "Original Experience" (Original Experience)

  • Age of participants: 12 to 17 years
  • Dates: from July 1 to August 12
  • Number of English classes per week: 20 lessons (15 hours per week).
  • The course is designed for children 12-17 years from anywhere in the world and includes English classes and active extracurricular activities. Classes are held every day (Monday-Friday) from 9 am to 12:30 pm in small groups on carefully designed programs. Children are engaged in grammar, develop skills of written and oral speech, learn the perception of English-speaking speech by ear. With the children there are professional English teachers who are his bearers. The small size of the classes makes it possible to give the proper amount of attention to each student, the mentors are trying to find an individual approach for more fully revealing the potential and talents of the students.

    During the whole period of training, teachers monitor progress and check how well this or that material / topic has been successfully passed and mastered, for which tests and tests are carried out. In case of identifying problematic topics or questions, the student receives all necessary explanations and consultations. An important factor in the success of learning is also active extra-curricular life and activities, where there is a constant live communication, which, in turn, contributes to the development of vocabulary and speaking. A professional approach to teaching and caring for students lead to impressive results - in a short time children significantly improve the level of the language and feel comfortable in the English-speaking environment.

    The cost of the course "original experience" (Original Experience) you can check with our specialists.

    The course "Sport Experience: Rugby Academy" (Sport Experience: Rugby Academy)

  • Age of participants: 12 to 17 years
  • Dates: from July 1 to July 29
  • Number of English classes per week: 20 lessons (15 hours per week).
  • This course is designed for children aged 12 to 17 years from all over the world and includes intensive English classes plus extracurricular activities, the main part of which is devoted to professional training in rugby.

    The English language includes 20 lessons per week (15 hours) in small groups from Monday to Friday. Classes are conducted exclusively by highly qualified English native speakers who have many years of experience teaching and working with children. Teachers always try to approach each student individually and help him in revealing his potential. The training programs are carefully designed and built around the main sections:

  • Grammar
  • Listening
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech.
  • Much attention is paid to developing the skills of presentation and self-presentation, the correct presentation of their thoughts and ideas, which is also largely promoted by an active extra-curricular life, where children communicate in English, supplement their vocabulary and become accustomed to the everyday use of the language. Throughout the whole period of training, teachers monitor progress through tests and special classes - each child's problematic areas are identified and additional consultations are given on various topics. High professionalism and a combination of all factors contribute to the fact that the participants in the camp in a sufficiently short time significantly improve the level of language and the ability to communicate on it.

    The cost of training on the program of the course "Sport experience: rugby academy" (Sport Experience: Rugby Academy) should be checked with our specialists.

    Accommodation and food

    During the camp, children live in host families: the camp staff conducts a careful selection of families who are eligible to host foreign students. Host families are located in the immediate vicinity of the college where classes are taking place, children live in comfortable, fully equipped rooms in beautiful houses in the center of Dublin. Host families take care of children and monitor their condition, and also helps in solving all domestic issues. Students also have an excellent opportunity to spend time with their family, to visit shops, to take walks - thus to get acquainted with the traditions, culture and rules of conduct in Ireland, and significantly expand their horizons and have a wonderful live English practice. Characteristics of accommodation include:

  • Double fully equipped rooms
  • Private bathrooms for 2 people
  • Using common premises at home
  • Two meals a day (lunch is in the school)
  • A small distance from the college, where classes are held
  • Participation in the life of the host family
  • Internet and TV
  • Control of the camp staff for the safety of students.
  • The meals of the students are organized according to the principle of a boarding house. The children receive breakfast and dinner at their host family, and lunch at the lessons. There is a possibility to choose the preferred menu and dishes, and also an individual meal plan is made if necessary (these services are agreed in advance at the booking stage). The food is balanced, has in its composition all the necessary products and meets the needs of a fast-growing children's organism.

    Events Castleknock College Dublin (Summer camp Oscars International)

    The summer camp involves combining English language teaching and active lifestyles: the program is designed in such a way as to competently combine lessons, playing sports and various kinds of creativity. Before lunch, children are engaged in English, after lunch, sports, and in the evening they are waited for various holidays and events. In addition, regular excursions and visits to interesting places are arranged.

    The course "Sport experience: rugby academy" has a pronounced bias in professional rugby training, which is suitable both for those already familiar with this sport, and for beginners. All classes are conducted by experienced coaches.

    1. Activities of the "Original Experience" course:

  • Excursion round "Dublin city tour"
  • Gaelic Games
  • Excursion to the ship "Jeanie Johnson" - a museum of history and a monument of shipbuilding in Ireland
  • Tour of the castle of Malahide (Malahide Castle)
  • Excursion to the National Water Center
  • Various kinds of sports (dances, tennis, table tennis, rugby and others)
  • Activities and time with the host family
  • Dog Racing
  • Talent show
  • Night of film screenings
  • Irish dances
  • One-day excursion to the valley and the monastery of Glendalough
  • Holidays, festivals, recreational activities on campus
  • Visit to shops, shopping centers and other places in Dublin.
  • 2. Activities of the "Sport Experience: Rugby Academy" course:

  • Excursion around the city and its sights "Getting to Dublin"
  • Visiting the floating museum and the monument of Ireland by ship "Jeanie Johnson"
  • Daily rugby classes
  • Sport exercises
  • Activities and evenings with the host family
  • Walking around the city by bike
  • Disco
  • Holidays and festivals on campus
  • Sport games
  • Excursion to Glendalough
  • Visit Dublin's memorable places, shops and shopping centers.
  • During the activities, camp staff always accompany children and monitor their safety. Host families also take care of children and attend various activities with them, take walks around the city, arrange picnics. Extra-curricular life in the camp is very rich and helps children to rest, gain strength and have a great vacation for their favorite pastime in the company of friends from all over the world.


  • Oscars International - a professional school of English, known throughout the world
  • The school is accredited by the British Council and the Irish organization ACELS
  • It is based on Castleknock College - a prestigious private high school 8 km from the center of Dublin
  • Carefully designed professional training programs
  • Highly qualified teachers-native English speakers
  • Professional staff and staff
  • The highest level of organization of the camp at all stages
  • Intensive English classes + extracurricular activities
  • A rich cultural and entertainment program
  • Comfortable accommodation in a host family
  • Equipping and equipping the camp at the highest level
  • Dublin is a beautiful European capital with a large number of monuments and a variety of opportunities.
  • Equipment Castleknock College Dublin (Summer camp Oscars International)

    The language school is based in the Castleknock College, a private school located 8 kilometers from the center of Dublin and 15 kilometers from the Dublin International Airport. The school occupies 70 acres of beautiful park area, where there is everything necessary for comfortable and safe study, sports, recreation and other pastime. In the building of the college there are beautiful, spacious and bright classrooms for classes, equipped with comfortable workplaces and modern multimedia equipment. Sports halls and grounds are of high quality and are considered to be among the best in Dublin. On the territory of the college children will not need anything, all conditions for comfortable study and extra-curricular activities are created here:

  • Comfortable classrooms for classes
  • Audiences for independent work and leisure
  • Parks and walking paths
  • Rugby and Football Fields
  • Gym
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis courts
  • Treadmills
  • Table Tennis Center
  • High speed internet.
  • Term dates and fees

    Dates of the camp:

  • The course "original experience" (Original Experience): from July 1 to August 12
  • The course "Sport Experience: Rugby Academy" (Sport Experience: Rugby Academy): from July 1 to July 29.
  • For the exact date of the course and its availability, please contact our specialists.

    The cost of training at the camp's courses should be checked with our specialists.

    Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Age: 12 to 17 years
  • Level of English: specified individually
  • Compliance with the rules for applying, attending classes and other camp standards.
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    Castleknock College Dublin (Summer camp Oscars International) reviews

    Dear Sir/Madam, We are a Secondary school in Spain and we are interested in sending a group of students (maximum number: 24 students) to Ireland next summer (beginning of July) for two weeks. We would like you to give us the following information. 1) Are there any special prices for groups? Are group leaders included in the price? Could you send me some information about prices? 2) We are interested in sending our students to host families and also we want them to attend lessons and afternoon/evening activities. Is that possible? 2) Could you send me a sample programme of non-academic activities including the weekends as well? 3) Would you offer us a transfer from/to the airport? 4) Our students are from 12 to 17 years old. Are there any legal differences among these ages in Ireland? 5) Do you test each student's level before starting the course? 6) Are group leaders hosted also in an Irish family? There will be two group leaders. Will they be hosted in the same family? 7) Is there a curfew time to be back home in the evening/night? We are looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. Best regards, Marc
    SMAPSE consulant
    Good afternoon, Mark! Our manager will contact you shortly by mail and will provide an answer to your questions.

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    - there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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    - some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
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    - for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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