LEARNING THROUGH FRIENDSHIP
For many young children and adolescents learning a new language can be a long, slow, difficult and boring process. Endless classes, grammar points, vocabulary lists, exams and pressure from parents and teachers can take all the fun and joy out of language learning.
Camp Gullion has been designed to bring two groups of children, from Barcelona and Ireland, with one language in common and put them together in a two-week camp based on self-discovery. The children who attend our camp will, together, work on our Leader Lab programme and enjoy our Sports programme. In groups mixed both in ages and nationalities the children learn from, with and about each other.
Camp Gullion’s guiding philosophy is that children, given autonomy to work, play and learn together will communicate easily regardless of language barriers. Learning through Friendship is not only our motto, it’s the only way to describe our camp!
The wonderful Irish weather, if it’s on our side, can be glorious in summer (but don’t come without a rain jacket!). We promote sport at Camp Gullion not just for the joy of participating but for the never-ending opportunities it gives for language use and leadership. The four main sports on offer, weather dependent, are;
RING OF GULLION
Mullaghbawn is a beautiful, small village nestled in the very heart of the Ring of Gullion, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is a wonderfully safe, rural environment with a population of just five hundred people but home to the Cuchulainn GAA club, the Traditional Arts Partnership music group, the ROGHA art group, Ti Chulainn cultural centre, Bluebell Lane Glamping and with a wealth of history, culture and music to explore.
“A beautiful, welcoming place that we have visited as a school on three different occasions. Mullaghbawn is a very special place for us!” Anna Ferrer, director, Ramon Llull School”
“Taking children here as a teacher was a joy, the hospitality we received from the local children and families made it an incredible trip for everyone” Jenni Walford, teacher, GET”