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Comedy is the theme at Ireland’s most anticipated and exciting Summer camp – STARCAMP 2019. “We want children everywhere to laugh their socks off this Summer, you can’t underestimate the power of humour!” says owner, Aideen O’ Grady, who is also a regular panellist on Virgin Media One’s  ‘Elaine Show’ and was also a memorable winner on Dragons Den. “Did you know that Laughter decreases stress hormones, increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, triggers the release of endorphins and promotes an overall sense of well-being. Bring it on!”

Camp games, singing, dancing, acting and confidence building have always been the staple ingredients behind the infamous, award winning summer camp that is STARCAMP. In recent times they have added Magic for all those budding magicians, news reporting, interviewing, band practise, superhero masterclasses, starlympics, mindfulness, arts and crafts and now – Comedy. The week is jam packed with all children’s favourite things to do. 2019 will also highlight some Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and David Walliams Gangsta Granny for the older kids. There will be George Ezra sing-offs, Disney classics and pop galore.

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Starcamp leads the way as Ireland’s number 1 and only nationwide performing arts camp and this year it will run in almost 220 towns nationwide. Staff at STARCAMP HQ are currently working flat to ensure the most wondrous and best experience to date for all children aged 4 to 12 nationwide. The camp runs for 5 days from 9:30 – 2:30pm and children are sub divided into their own age groups for advancing programs.

13 years ago when husband and wife team Paul and Aideen opened the first 25 camps, it was to give children the best and most uplifting summer camp experience possible while wanting children to go home feeling fantastic about themselves and that is something that has not changed. “It is a proven fact that the performing arts, music and general creativity are essential for a child’s overall well-being.” Aideen adds. “The aim at STARCAMP is for Children to feel free to be themselves without being judged, they should be using their imaginations as much as possible, making noise, jumping and dancing around and laughing out loud. Children should be allowed to celebrate being children and that is what makes STARCAMP unique.”Starcamp

STARCAMP is also a clear favourite amongst Ireland’s celebs – Rachel Allen sent her child “My daughter took part in Starcamp and really, really enjoyed it, all the teachers were so kind and encouraging to the children and they put on such a great show at the end.” Pamela Flood had this to say “My little man had his 1st day at the FANTASTIC STARCAMP today! He absolutely LOVED IT! Well done to all. STARCAMP really does live up to its incredible reputation. It is the must do Summer camp for all children. It’s not like any other.” Others who regularly speak highly of it include Ryan Tubridy, Jedward, Elaine Crowley, Ramona Nicholas, Alison Curtis and so many more.

STARCAMP has become a household name as parents ensure their child’s place as early as November of  the previous year, so make sure to secure your child’s place as most of their nationwide camps will  be full by the time you go to book! If you book your place this February – you will be in the draw to win  a fantastic 5* Luxury Family Break to Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort for 2 adults & 2 children! Check  out their facebook page www.facebook.com/starcampireland  or their website www.starcamp.ie for  details.


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