St. Mary’s College to host first Derry City Michaela Foundation Summer Camp

Monday May 4th 2015

From 20th – 24th July St. Mary’s College will host the first Derry City Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp.

The Camp offers girls aged 11-13 a week of unforgettable fun filled activities. Campettes will take part in 4 hours of different activities daily in each of the five elements: Fun, Faith, Fashion, Well being and Fáilte.



In addition to the fun activities and treats, each attendee will also receive a limited edition Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp jersey from O’Neills and a beautiful Camp journal.

When asked for her thoughts on hosting the Camp Marie Lindsay (Principal St. Mary’s College) said “I am delighted to be given the opportunity for St. Mary’s College to host the first ever Derry City Michaela Foundation Summer Camp. It will be a wonderful, enriching experience for the girls aged 11-13 across the city to get involved in the camp based in the heart of the city, in St. Mary’s College.”

Camp co-ordinator Orla McIntrye is equally positive about the new venue stating; “From my experience of being Head Camp Co-Ordinator of the Antrim Camp in Belfast last summer, I knew immediately that Derry City would be the perfect host for a new camp. We are indebted to St. Mary’s College for hosting the camp and providing us with their wonderful facilities. The College was the perfect location as their ethos mirrors that of the Michaela Foundation.”

The phenomenal growth of the Camps throughout Ireland plays testament to the commitment of Michaela Foundation’s voluntary leaders and the community support. Many Campettes return 3 years in a row showing just how much they enjoy Camp!

Michaela Foundation is most grateful to St. Mary’s College for hosting the Camp. On behalf of Michaela Foundation John McAreavey said, I am really thrilled that we will be expanding our Michaela Foundation Summer Camp network to Derry City this year, bringing our Ulster camps to 12 in 2015. Having a host location like St. Mary’s College, which we share many values with, enables us to provide an excellent setting for Campettes to enjoy and express themselves.”

Interested Campettes are advised to sign up early as some Camps are already fully subscribed for 2015!  To register or to find out more about Camp visit

Camp costs £60. Family discounts available upon request.