Sun Jun 5th 2016 @ 5:00 pm – Sat Jun 11th 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The camp is a one week (6 nights), stay-on-site, full-board camp in the pictureque sea-side village of Knockadoon (near Youghal) in East Cork for boys age 12 – 16. The camp will serve as a week of fun, friendship and growing in faith: activities include various sports, canoeing, swimming, hillwalking, music, catechesis and prayer.
The dates of the camp are: Sun 5th (arriving in the evening) – Sat 11th June 2016 (departing in the afternoon of the 11th).
The camp is a joint initiative of the Diocese of Cloyne and the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore Diocese and both Bishop William Crean (Cloyne) and Bishop Alphonsus Cullinane (Waterford and Lismore) have given their support to the camp (see comments below).
About the Camp Venue in Knockadoon
The camp is an initiative of Cloyne Diocese that will utilise a premises that is owned and maintained by the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans) in Ireland under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary and St Dominic. It is situated in one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Ireland, a short distance from the town of Youghal on the east coast of Cork. It is an area of great natural beauty with scenic walking tracks and magnificent views of the Atlantic coast. The campe has a high standard kitchen and chalets for sleeping. The camp has its own chapel and soccer pitch.
Activities of Knockadoon Catholic Boys Camp
– Various Sports (Table Tennis, Basketball, GAA, Soccer, Pool, Frisbee)
– Swimming/Canoeing (Life Guard dependent)
– Catechesis (Lessons on Catholic Faith)
– Prayer (Morning and Evening)
– Holy Mass
– Confession available
– Movies, Quiz, Arts and Crafts, plus lots more..
A word from Bishop William Crean and Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan
Bishop Crean: “Knockadoon Catholic Boys Camp is designed to be a week where young teenage boys can experience fun activities in a coastal seaside village in East Cork. Mixing outdoor activities such as sports, hillwalking, arts and crafts and faith learning, I heartily endorse this summer camp.”
Bishop Cullinan: Well done on this initiative. It is exactly the kind of formation which is needed. May God bless it abundantly.
The camp is for boys who have completed primary school and have not yet reached 17 yoa.
Knockadoon Camp Director: Fr Maurice Colgan OP.
Camp Spiritual Director: Fr Eamon Roche, Diocese of Cloyne, CC Midleton.
Program Co-Ordinator: Mr Kieran O’Shaughnessy.
The camp has two dedicate chefs, plus a team of eight leaders to facilitate camp activities.
Arrival and Departure Time
Arrival: 5pm Sun Jun 5th.
Departure: 1pm Sat Jun 11th.
To make an enquiry or to Apply
To make an enquiry please telephone Kieran O’Shaughnessy on 083 4620610 or Fr Eamon Roche on 086 9972539.
To Book: Fill out the application form. Click HERE to download the form. The address to send the application form is written on the bottom of the form.
The all-inclusive cost is €120. Payable by cash on arrival.