Irish Camp @ The Irish Center
June 13th – July 1st
Ages 8-20 years old
Irish Camp is a new initiative for the local Irish-American community, providing three unparalleled weeks of fun and active learning. With full counselor engagement and committed participation from the campers this will make for a creative, educational and ground-breaking experience!
Irish Camp is available to young people 8-20 years old. It runs from June 13th to July 1, 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. Campers will experience a wide range of Irish cultural activities in a safe environment with professional teaching artists and support staff.
Irish Camp offers opportunities to discover and develop the performing arts in drama, music, song, hip-hop dance, storytelling and Irish language. These experiences will live on in campers’ memories for years to come. The 3-week camp culminates in a family orientated performance at the Irish Center on July 1, 2022 at 7pm, when each young person gets their chance to shine.
Irish Camp is available to 8-20 years old and it runs from June 13th – July 1st
Week 1 June 13-June 17
Week 2 June 20-June 25
Week 3 June 27-July 1
Rate is $300 per week / per camper
Irish Camp is a quality program which offers unlimited opportunities for new and varied experiences including learning new physical and social skills, companionship, confidence and individual growth and development.
The mission and goal of Irish Camp is to be a partner with parents in providing wholesome activities for children and offer a program that promotes growth and development of children’s personalities, along with positive moral paths.
Our attitude and approach to everything we do at camp focuses on creating a warm, welcoming environment in which kids can be themselves without fear of judgment and in which each child belongs. Our child-centered philosophy creates a supportive atmosphere where campers develop skills and values to last a lifetime.
Irish Camp respects the rights and dignity of all campers and staff, including individuals with varying abilities, cultures, genders, races and religions.
Meet the Team
Michael Dillon an Irish Dance teacher here in the Bay Area is a native of Co. Clare and has a long history of working both in the Irish arts and drama. Michael toured America with ‘On Shannonside’ in the 1980s, was a member of the Allied Irish banks ‘Top of the Town’ group. He danced in Jurys Irish cabaret, and was a founder member of the Sideline Theatre company in Derbyshire, England. He worked bringing Irish arts to schools in the mining villages of Nottinghamshire during the miners strike and now specialized in Irish Dance drama. He was on the Harp Larger commercial for TV choreographed by Maire Clerkin and was an original member of Clerkinworks. He also taught as part of the dance performance Masters degree at the University of Limerick.
Eamonn Flynn is a pianist, singer, songwriter and guitarist from Dublin, Ireland whose credits include playing on the soundtrack of the iconic Irish movie The Commitments. He has toured the San Francisco public schools as part of the San Francisco Symphony’s AIMS program and coached multiple Bay Area choirs and musician
AJ really loves his passion. He states ‘building confidence and a reason to move your body in ways you wouldn’t nor couldn’t see yourself doing is my speciality. Most diamonds are found in youth that don’t dance, reason being is because they have not found their passion. I did as a child. My job is to make it, embrace it, live it, love it, It is dance.” AJ had a blessed life going to New York City every Summer and over 15 US states dancing under supreme choreographers from Broadway dance centre and other Pulse faculty staff. Rolling his career to greater lengths he was awarded with scholarships from America’s best dance crew Shane Sparks, Chris Judd, step up 1-3 Dave Scott and Brian Freedman dancing as a lead dancer. AJ is quite simply an amazing teacher and the ‘coolest’ guy ever. See AJ in action
All levels welcome.
Performance & Movement
If you are a dancer hoping to improve your technique along with building some fun summer memories in a non-competitive atmosphere or you want to share your love of Sean Nós dancing while enriching yourself in the Irish culture then Irish Camp is the place for you! (Tik Tok Moves Here!)
Campers will get the opportunity to act during the week and also partake in the end of week show. We aim to instill the campers with confidence, creativity and a love of the Irish arts!