Craic agus Ceol at 2014 National Summer Camp Launch

Saturday April 26th 2014

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On Thursday 24th April, volunteers, friends and supporters of Michaela Foundation gathered in The MAC Belfast, to launch the 2014 National Summer Camps. Guests were greeted with hearty Irish traditional music

performed by the renowned and very talented musicians Conor McCaffery and Kevin Mawdsley.

Anne McAreavey from Michaela Foundation announced that in 2014 Michaela Foundation is aiming to deliver 14 Summer Camps throughout Ireland due to the awe-inspiring success of the previous two years.

Michaela Foundation’s Summer Camps are tailor deigned for girls aged 11- 13 with fun activities based on 5 core elements: Faith, Fashion, Fun, Irish and Wellbeing. No two days at a Michaela Foundation Camp are the same. Each day is jam packed with fun activities in each of the five elements aiming to encourage Campettes to grow in confidence and ultimately lead a happy and fulfilled life without limits.

In addition to all of the treats the Campettes will make and bring home, each attendee will also receive a Limited Edition O’Neills Summer Camp jersey, unique to Michaela Campettes. The 2014 Camp jersey design was revealed for the first time at the National Camp Launch in The MAC theatre.

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Michaela Foundation has received very impressive feedback from Campettes about their experience. One Campette said, “Awesome, extraordinary. The best thing I’ve ever done!” Parents noticed the impact too, one parent posted on Facebook “Enrol your young girl – she will love it! Last year my daughter emerged much more mature and thoughtful.” Not to mention the benefits leaders’ obtain from participation, “I benefitted greatly from the camp. I gained friends for life and skills that I can use time and time again. I also gained so much confidence.

John McAreavey from Michaela Foundation said, “We are delighted to be able to spread the camp to 14 venues this summer. We are particularly excited to bring the Michaela Foundation Camp experience to Belfast, Cavan, Mayo, Dublin and Kildare for the first time! The Tyrone camp reached full capacity within 12 hours of commencing registration last year, demonstrating the great demand for places. We have a great team of almost 400 trained Camp volunteers who we know will inspire the Campettes. I would encourage people to sign up soon, as places will go fast.”

Campette registration will commence on Monday 28th April online

Register early as to avoid disappointment!