Summer Camp 2016

Welcome from the Societies Officer, David O’Leary 

As Societies Officer here at University College Cork , I am delighted to welcome you to the Societies Summer Camp! The camp, now in its fifth year, provides a wonderful opportunity for young people to experience what life is really like at third level along with getting a taster of what our Societies have to offer.

This one week camp will run exclusively on UCC campus  from 27th June until 12th August for teenagers between 12 and 16 years old. Students will undertake four different modules during the week under the guidance of our qualified module instructors.

2016 Camp Modules

Drama & Theatre 

The drama module aims to give the students a chance to write, direct and star in their own play in the most enjoyable way possible. The beginning of the week will be focused on everyone getting to know each other through warm-up games and having fun with some improvisation games. This is to get everyone thinking about what kind of play they’d like to put on. Once everyone is thinking creatively, we’ll start piecing together a play that the students themselves help write so that every week each play is different. If students are not particularly interested in acting, they’re more than welcome to get more involved in the writing, sound design, costumes, or anything else drama-related that might interest them. They’ll be something for everyone!

IT & Web Design  

In this module students will have the opportunity to create their very own website about a topic of their choice. To begin, students will be given a basic introduction into HTML coding and CSS. Over the course of the week students will be shown how to add components such as, pictures, videos, blogs and even a game to their website. Our instructors will also demonstrate how to customise these components and experiment with fonts, colours and styles. Emphasis will be put on the value of design, and the importance of paying attention to the ‘look and feel’ when building a website. By the end of the week, all students should have a personalised fully functioning website that they can be proud to show to their family and friends. Students will be taught all of the basic skills necessary should they wish to continue coding after the camp….and perhaps become the next Mark Zuckerberg.

Forensic Science & Mini Medicine 

Forensics & Mini Med is full of variety and explores a number of exciting fields. Get the chance to investigate a crime scene by collecting fingerprints, analysing footprints and finding other evidence to catch the criminal. Find out how to collect DNA from your suspect and look at human cells under a microscope. Next, try out being a doctor to assess your patient’s blood pressure, heartbeat and learn how to do CPR. You’ll also get to create “BioArt” by creating your own glowing bacteria that will be used to create a living painting. Learn about genetic engineering and how scientists look at DNA in the lab. Join to experience the fun-filled, hands-on world of science and medicine!

Debating & Public Speaking 

“Do you love having the upper hand in an argument? Would you like to learn the secret to speaking confidently in front of others?! Would you like to be able to impress your friends with your knowledge of world affairs? Or do you simply wanna have some fun and laugh at Donald Trump with us?! If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’ then you will love this module so put on your debater hat and join us in the most beautiful room in UCC for some fun! Through a number of interactive games and a series of Model United Nations sessions this module will teach you all the debater-y skills you can think of including; lateral thinking, speaking confidently and being diplomatic. Conversations at the dinner table will never be the same again, trust us!”

27th June – 1st July
4th – 8th July 
11th – 15th July 
18th – 22nd July 
25th – 29th July 
2nd – 5th August* (Bank holiday, 4 day week) 
8th – 12th August 

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our Camp Administrator, Daniel:

Phone: (021) 4902475

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