Summer Camp, 2018


Tuesday 14th to Monday 20th August, 2018



Junior Camp, 9-13 years old
Senior Camp, 13-17 years old
[13 year olds can choose whether to attend Junior or Senior Camp]



Portlick Scout Campsite, Glassan, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland



Junior Camp, £120 / €140
Senior Camp, £135 €155

You will ONLY be able to pay a DEPOSIT this year. No full payment online. The deposit will be £35 (which is approximately 40 Euro per person); but it will be charged in £ sterling. You can only register & pay the deposit online. The price is fully inclusive of everything, except travel to and from the Summer Camp.

The balance of the payment must be made at Camp Registration on Tue 14 th August when arriving at Camp.


  • If you have 2 or more children attending Camp then you are entitled to a 10% discount on the total price. This discount will be taken off your payment fee at Registration.
  • If you are from any of the churches listed below then the following discounts to what you pay will apply:
    • Banbridge, 20% discount
    • Ranelagh, 40 euro subsidy
    • Belfast, £50 subsidy
    • Dublin Romanian, 50 euro subsidy
    • Dublin West, probably 40-50 euro subsidy - contact Pr Christian for more info

Other funding:

Your local church may be willing to help you to attend Camp. Some churches have already said that they will provide you with a subsidy - see above. Speak to the youth leader or your local pastor about this.

Payment Example: 

Family with 1 Junior Camper + 1 Senior Camper from Ranelagh. Total cost for family = 295.00 euro. Minus 10% family discount = 265.50 euro. Minus 40 euro each for Ranelagh Church, 265.50-80 = 185.50 euro payable by family in total. Deposit payable online per person = 40. 185.50-80 = 105.50 payable at Camp Registration on Tue 14 August. PLUS any coach fees if the 2 participants were to travel by coach.



We are currently seeking volunteer staff for the Camp who have been Garda Vetted already or already received their Access NI Disclosure. If you would like to be considered as a volunteer please email  or call +353 (0)89 211 1507.



All you need is your debit / credit card handy as well as your medical information.

The registration deadline is Sunday 12th August.



Arrival & Departure

Arrival: Tuesday 15th August - registration is from 4pm - 6pm. Please arrive between these times. The first meal included is Tuesday evening.

Departure: Monday 20th August - departure is from 11am-12pm. Please plan to depart between these times. The last meal included is Monday breakfast, although for those travelling on the return journey on the coach, a packed lunch will be available, if necessary.



Sleeping accommodation: we will be providing the tents for everyone to sleep in. Each camper will share a tent/tent compartment with at least one other person. All activities etc will be outside or in the campsite hall. It is 7 days of out-doors.

Seniors who are 16 years of age or older are allowed to bring their own tent, with prior consent - please send an email to , if you require more information.


What to bring ... and what not to bring!

What to Bring... Everyone needs to bring their Bible, enough warm & summer clothes for the time you’ll be there, raincoat, sports gear, wash stuff (yes, you’ll need to have a shower!), your passport / travel documents (if you need them), pocket money, sleeping bag, single sleeping mat / single air mattress (no frame camp beds please), a decent torch with spare batteries (very important), cutlery – knife, fork, spoon, mug/cup, plate & bowl (& spare ones if you think you will break some!), pillow, warm hat for the evenings plus anything else you may require. Welly boots would be a good idea, too. It can rain a lot!!!

Everyone will also need to make sure that they bring at least 2 pairs of trainers (one pair should preferably be an old pair so they can get wet and dirty during the water activities), 2 towels, and swim gear. Everyone will be taking part in water activities so please bring the stuff you need.

For our Saturday worship service you are welcome to dress up, although this is not required!

...and what not to bring!

Obviously there are certain items that are banned from Camp – alcohol, drugs, any of kind cigarettes or vaping equipment, knives and anything which may be considered as potentially harmful towards yourself or others. We would discourage you from bringing any electrical equipment or anything valuable such as mobile phones, iPod’s, Nintendo DS’s or similar items. Although there will be facilities for charging mobile phones we cannot take any responsibility for the safety of any electrical equipment – better safe than sorry ... so why not leave them at home! There is also very little mobile phone reception onsite - and it doesn't matter which network you're with.

Please also do not bring sweets etc with you to camp! Sweet things, including drinks attract flies and wasps. It is not permitted to bring items to sell at Camp. Camp staff cannot accept any responsibility for any valuables brought to Camp.


Code of Conduct

Each camper and parent will be required to agree to the Camp Code of Conduct. You can download a PDF file of this by clicking here.


Junior Camp

Speaker: Clifford Herman

Theme: "Changing but Amazing"

Programme Outline:

to be confirmed

To download a PDF version of the Junior Camp programme please click here - not yet available.


Senior Camp

Speaker: Christle Jascinta

Theme: "Changing but Amazing"

Programme Outline:

to be confirmed

To download a PDF version of the Senior Camp programme please click here - not yet available.


Getting to/from Summer Camp by Coach

Coach Pick up & Drop off Times & Locations:

We will be arranging a coach to travel to Camp with the following pickup stops & times on Tuesday 14th August:

  • 12.15pm - Belfast Seventh-day Adventist Church, 74 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 6AF
  • 12.45pm - Banbridge Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9 Newry Road, Banbridge
  • 1.25pm - Castlebellingham M1 Applegreen Service Area (Southbound)
  • 1.55pm - Lusk M1 Applegreen Service Area (Southbound)
  • 2.30pm - Liffey Valley Retail Park, Dublin (outside Carpet Right & McDonalds)
  • 4.00pm - arrive at Portlick Scout Campsite

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE COACH DEPARTURE TIME. Unfortunately, if you are late the coach may not wait for you!

The coach's return journey will be with the following dropoff stops & times on Monday 20th August:

  • 11.45am - leave Portlick Campsite
  • 1.10pm - Liffey Valley Retail Park, Dublin (outside Carpet Right & McDonalds)
  • 1.35pm - Lusk M1 Applegreen Service Area (Northbound)
  • 2.15pm - Castlebellingam M1 Applegreen Service Area (Northbound)
  • 2.40pm - Banbridge Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9 Newry Road, Banbridge
  • 3.25pm - Belfast Seventh-day Adventist Church, 74 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 6AF

Coach Cost:

The cost of the return coach journey is:

  • £15 per person from anywhere in Northern Ireland, or
  • €12 per person from anywhere in the Republic of Ireland.

You will NOT have to pay for the coach when you book - but you DO need to book a space as spaces are LIMITED. You will be asked to pay for the coach at Registration - it will be added to the balance you owe.

Booking the Coach:

The deadline for booking the coach is Sunday 12th August - same as the registration deadline. Click on the image below to go to the COACH BOOKING FORM.

book coach oneline now!


Getting to/from Summer Camp by Car

Of course, it's also possible for your to travel to the Summer Camp yourself, by car. You can find directions to Portlick Scout Campsite on their website or you can download a PDF file with the directions and then print them off.


Reference Documents - not yet available unless linked in

Staff Registration Letter

Camper's Registration Letter

Code of Conduct

Junior Camp Programme (coming soon)

Senior Camp Programme (soming soon)

Directions to Portlick Scout Campsite