Be Like Dave…. Be a Kid at Heart
Every year we run summer camps for children. We run morning camps for the ‘Earlies’ – the wee ones, slightly crazier camps for the ‘Middlies’ and then really cool camps for the ‘Teenies’ (teenagers!). Every day the parents come to collect their children and, seeing what fun was had that day at camp long for a camp for themselves.
So we’re finally doing it! We’re launching our first summer camp for adults this July.
I’m writing this to cover all the FAQs we’ve been asked of late from the Kids at Heart!
Q1. What will we be doing at the camp?
We will be working with singing, drama, games, writing, art and much more to engage our creative selves and have lots of fun. We will be providing a space for adults to connect with joy and happiness, to let go of the world outside and focus on themselves.
Q2. Do I need to be able to sing / act / draw to be part of the camp?
Our camps are open to everyone. Our ethos is connection and personal development through the arts so there is a place for everyone, regardless of experience. For us, each of the ‘arts’ are doorways to the creative spirit of everyone – for some it’s to sing and share music, for others it’s to paint, create, act, write… there are no wrong doorways, just different creative experiences.
Q3. How long is the camp?
The camp will be from 6.30 – 9.30 from Tuesday – Friday 11-14 July.
Q4. Why is it called Kid at Heart
Every year parents see the children bounding out of choir or drama, buzzing with creative joy. As adults we often forget this part of ourselves, or lose touch with it, worried what people will think if we are wild in our expression. So we want to encourage every Kid at Heart in the world to get creative, get excited, and have fun with other Kids at Heart!!!
Q5. What is all this about personal development and confidence building?
We believe in everyone, we believe in creativity, and we believe in community. When we work on creative expression together, side effects include an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem, embracing our fears, embracing our joy, and an increased level of connection with ourselves and those around us.
Q6. What do I wear?
Comfortable clothing recommended but all clothing welcome!
Q7. What do I need to bring?
You need to bring yourself. We will provide all the tools you need to get creative and discover new sides of yourself, and we will also provide tea, coffee and the occasional biscuit!
Q8. Will there be a céilí?
It’s not on the schedule, but we can’t promise anything… sometimes céilís just happen…
Q9. What if I don’t know anyone?
We aim to provide a very nurturing and safe space for everyone. Through all of our activities we encourage connection within the group, and we tend to attract lovely people to our space because we too are Kids at Heart. You will leave with new friends!
Q10. Can I bring wine?
On the last night we will have a wee party after the session…. if you’re all good. We might even give you all jellies…
So I hope this answers all your questions. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more. Spaces are limited, so early booking is advised. You can book your place by calling Eimear or Claire on 086 1757636 / 086 1923381, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the leap!
Be a Kid at Heart!