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Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 02 March 2017

Cutting Edge Summer Camp

Brand new for 2017

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We are delighted and excited to announce the addition of a brand new summer camp for 2017. Our cutting edge summer camp is designed for 13 to 17yr olds and is primarily a watersports course.

Centered around the core disciplines of Kayaking and Wakeboarding participants will earn the skills during the week to get their Irish Canoe Union Level one in Kayaking along with their Bronze level Wakeboarding certs. Both courses have been designed by professionals from the Irish and UK sporting bodies in both Kayaking and Wakeboarding. Along with getting certified and learning some impressive skills in both these disciplines there will be loads more water based fun during the week. We will test your ingenuity with some raft building and see just how far out on the lake you will get! We will test your strength on our Ringo Rides and see just how long you can hold on for. We will teach you some valuable and fun water safety skills that will be some great life skills to take away from the course. Finally we have an amazing wipeout style aquapark being installed this year so we will test just how well you can navigate the course of trampolines, giant slides, inflatable runways, blast bags and obstacles that you will find facing you! Lots more to come on this last point when we officially announce in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned…

 

Why choose our Cutting Edge course?

Are cutting edge course has its roots firmly in our scholarship courses from the Ballyhass Outdoor Project. We have developed scholarships for wakeboarding and this year kayaking where we have taken over 50 students over the past number of seasons and put them through a 16 week development course designed to teach them the most skills possible over our time with them.

We learnt a lot from what works well and what teenagers respond to in this sports. The Summer Cutting Edge course is a small version of that.

 

What makes the cutting edge different?

  • The cutting edge course has completely been redesigned from our current summer camp format. Rather than rushing through activities every hour and a half the edgers will spend each morning on site concentrating on one discipline at a time. This allows our instructors to give more detailed instruction in more relaxed atmosphere. Participants will make friends and get to know one another really quickly in this environment and they are given the space to do so.

  • Each cutting edge group will have their own instructor that will be with them for the entire week. This was one of our biggest takeaways from the scholarships. Instructors familiar with the participants skill levels allow for much bigger progression rates. Be prepared to see a massive difference in your abilities by the end of the week. You will be blowing minds.

  • This is a teenage camp designed for 13 - 17yr olds. We will have senior and junior groups subject to numbers. But in being an older group they will be treated as so. Having special hang out areas on arrival and space in our new coffee shop.

 

Sample Cutting Edge Itinerary

Here is a sample itinerary of the week. With their own instructors we have a certain amount of flexibility during the week and can alter in favor of certain disciplines depending on what the participants are enjoying most.

 

Day 1:

9.30 - 10.00 : Introduction & Icebreakers

10.00 - 12.30: Kayaking Session 1

12.30 - 13.00: Lunch

13.00: Depart

 

Day 2:

9.30 - 12.30: Wakeboarding Session 1

12.30 - 13.00: Lunch

 

Day 3:

9.30 - 10.30: Water Safety

10.30 - 11.30: Raft Building

11.30 - 12.30: Kayaking Session 2

12.30 - 13.00: Lunch

 

Day 4:

9.30 - 11.30: Wakeboarding Session 2

11.30 - 12.30: Ringo Rides

12.30 - 13.00: Lunch

 

Day 5:

9.30 - 11.00: Kayaking Session 3

11.00 - 12.30: Aquapark King of the Mountain Final Event

12.30 - 13.00: Final lunch and party

13.00: Depart until next year…

 

To sum up..

As you can see it is an exciting product and an action packed week. If you love the water and learning some new sports this is for you. You will leave with a brilliant foundation of these sports that will enable you to continue your progression and personal proficiency. We will give you all the details at the end of the week of how you will continue in your chosen field.   

Remember there are only two start dates for this course so make sure and book early. Places are limited in this first season so don't miss out on the experience of the summer.

Watch this space for a detailed document on how to prepare for the course prior to arrival.

 

Course Details:

Start dates: July 10th & July 27th

Ages: 13 - 17yr olds

Price: 1 €125 / 2  €120 / 3  €115 / 4+  €110

Times: 9.30 - 13.00 Monday to Friday

 

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