- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Ireland
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14
Discover the best that the Emerald Isle has to offer on this program designed just for younger teens. Experience the cosmopolitan vibes of Dublin, dive into adrenaline-pumping activities on Achill Island, and soak in the sights of historic Galway on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
With an abundance of rolling hills and cliffs, emerald green grass, and fairytale castles, you can’t help but fall in love with the unique beauty of Ireland! Join us this summer as we discover the culture and history of the Emerald Isle. We will begin this special adventure for middle school students in the vibrant city of Dublin, where we roam the cobblestone streets, visit Trinity College, go on a ghost tour of Dublin’s haunted past, and even enjoy a special chocolate tour!
After soaking up the cosmopolitan vibes of Dublin, we will have a truly unique experience while staying at an adventure camp on Achill, the largest island off the coast of Ireland. During our time here, you can hit the island’s magnificent beaches for surfing, coasteering, and sea kayaking. Not to mention the once-in-a-lifetime experience of hiking 2,500 feet up to the summit of Croagh Patrick for an unforgettable view of the greenest islands scattered across a bright blue bay below.
After our time in Achill, learn how to fly falcons at a Falconry School on the castle grounds of the quaint village of Cong. End your Emerald Isle adventure in Galway, a charming coastal city filled with rich Gaelic culture, picturesque pubs, and famous fish and chips! We will take a day trip out to Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands, where we will explore and discover the ancient fortress of Dún Aonghasa nestled at the top of a spectacular cliff plummeting into the ocean. Before our adventure comes to an end, stand atop the 700-foot-tall Cliffs of Moher and feast amongst Lords and Ladies at a medieval banquet in a real castle!
On our Middle School trips, you will find smaller group sizes, outstanding staff who connect on the same level with this age group, and itineraries that perfectly introduce younger teen travelers to each destination. Our Middle School programs are sure to inspire a passion for travel and a greater understanding of the world for all who join us!