English Language Courses

Young Kids’ English Summer Camp

Course Description

"A child taught a second language under the age of 10 is more likely to speak it like a native." As of 2020, our Young Kids' Summer Camp is now specially designed for 4 to 8 year olds. Our kiddie's centre is purpose built for that age group and our teachers are specialists in teaching these very young learners. The kids also have the opportunity to mix with Irish children while learning, laughing, playing and making friends all through the medium of the English language. We have several kids who have 'graduated' to our 9 to 12 and then to our 13 to 17 year old programmes so we are with them all the way to English language fluency. Indeed some of our past students who came to us as teenagers, now send their kids to our Kids' English Summer Camp.

The earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the chances are that the child will become truly proficient in the language. Experts claim that "A child taught a second language under the age of 10 is more likely to speak it like a native." This statement is supported by linguists and has been proven in extensive research studies.

At Atlantic S.E.A.L we want to offer every kid, of every age the opportunity to excel in English. Our Young Kids' Summer Camp is for 4 to 8 year olds. Here they have the opportunity to mix with Irish children while learning, laughing, playing and making friends all through the medium of the English language.

Our very popular Summer Programmes for juniors ( 9 to 12/ 13 to 17 years) will run from the end of June to the end of August (It may also be possible to attend until end of first week in September , just enquire). Our Young Kiddies Camp (4 to 8 Years) will run for 3 weeks from Monday 15 July until Friday 2 August 2024.

The Younger, the Better

Children who learn a language before the onset of adolescence are much more likely to have native-like pronunciation. A number of experts attribute this proficiency to physiological changes that occur in the maturing brain as a child enters puberty.

Here at Atlantic S.E.A.L our Kiddies' English English Camp makes learning English fun and easy for our 4 to 8 year olds. However, just as we have always known, the benefits are more than fun and really long lasting.

Here you can see what we here at Atlantic S.E.A.L knew all along and our younger students prove it. Click here to read the study that shows this is true.

What do they do from 9.30am to 1pm each day?

  • Free Play
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Action Rhymes (acting out songs)
  • Active games – ‘Moths & Bats’ ‘Blind Man’s Bluff’ etc
  • Beach walks gathering shells, stones and sticks for arts & crafts. Identifying flora & fauna & ‘Name and Draw What You See’.
  • Scavenger Hunts with prizes.
  • Language Art.
  • Nature Art
  • Picture books and storytelling.
  • Essential functional language to use with new friends (‘Pass me the scissors, please’, ‘May I go to the toilet?’, ‘Could I have a marker, please?’

Ben­e­fits of being involved in the Young Kids’ Eng­lish Sum­mer Camp:

  • Introducing children to alternative ways of expressing themselves & to different cultures generally gives them a wider outlook in life.
  • They develop a priceless lifelong ability to communicate with more people.
  • Children derive other benefits from early language instruction, including improved overall school performance and superior problem-solving skills.
  • Knowing a second language ultimately provides a competitive advantage in the work force by opening up additional job opportunities.
  • Mental Health: recent research shows that children who become proficient in a second language have better mental health & unlikely to suffer from dementia (Alzheimer’s disease) in later life.

About our Sum­mer Camp Teachers

WE are very particular about who takes care of the 'Atlantic SEAL kids': our Young Kids' Summer Camp teachers are all university graduates & not only are they qualified & experienced specialists in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) but are also qualified in Young Child Education & Development. (Montessori, Steiner etc).

Easy for all the family

The Young Kids' Summer Camp is located just a few minutes on foot from our Adult English school–in our safe & beautiful village, so Mum & Dad are always nearby. We synchronise timetables so parents and younger kids and also their teenager siblings attend one of our separate, but closeby centres and so they can easily enjoy a unique ‘whole family’ learning experience but with each individual's age, level & needs carefully attended to.

Course Fees

Per Week€473

Additional Costs

Leisure: 3 afternoons per week - €60 per afternoon

Lunch Break Supervision - €10 per day

Full day Saturday excursion - €70

Host-Family Accommodation Standard per week: €270 (Sept-May) €308 (Jun- Aug)

Host-family Accommodation Executive per week: €325 (Sept-May) €374 (Jun-Aug)

Airport Transfer & Organisation Fee: €130 (One Way) - €260 (Return)
(Cork Airport or Kerry Airport or Cork City Bus Stop)

Young Kids’ English Summer Camp Course Enquiry

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Atlantic S.E.A.L. is a fully accredited school operating year round since 1999. Private, personal, 100% Irish & family run. The only accredited English school in Ireland also approved by Trinity College London as a Teacher training centre.