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Balance Summer Camp

Preparations are well underway for Balance Summer Camp 2024


Balance Summer Camp

facilitating fun for children & young adults with special needs

What Is Balance Summer Camp?

Balance Summer Camp is for children (7+) and young adults with special needs. The camp is designed to facilitate those with moderate to severe physical and intellectual disabilities. Our aim is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for camp goers to have the summer camp that they deserve. The camp runs for 4 weeks from 8th of July - 2th of August, 2024.




Activities include:

  • music

  • dance

  • cooking

  • sports

  • martial arts

  • horse riding

  • swimming


This years camp will also involve trips to the local Garda Station, Ballincollig GAA club, Castle West Shopping Centre, The Planet, Farran Woods, Regional Park, Trabolgan, Ballincollig Rugby Club, The Reel Cinema and Rumley’s Open Farm.

We aim to help camp goers to build self confidence, self esteem and to learn new life skills - such as cooking and swimming. The camp also aims to help children and young adults with special needs to develop their social skills in a safe and inclusive environment through nurturing friendships and team activities. These activities allow camp goers to express themselves creatively and improve their well being through games and social outings.


We aim to facilitate as much fun and laughter as possible for our camp goers.

Who Is The Camp For?

The camp is designed to facilitate children and young adults with moderate to severe physical and intellectual disabilities. We provide one to one care for children with severe disabilities. For more information email

How Much Does The Camp Cost?

The camp costs 20 euro per child, per day. This covers all activities, entrance fees, transport costs and swimming lessons. We try and keep the cost of the camp as low as possible as we understand the financial implications of providing for a child with special needs. Donations greatly contribute to keeping the cost of running the camp as low as possible.

How Are We Funded?

Balance Summer Camp is primarily financed by:

The camp receives no state funding, and relies completely on the generosity and kindness of the community.

Balance Charity Shop was set up to fund this summer camp. All profits from our charity shop, located at 8 Chapel Gate, Ballincollig, help fund the running of the camp, insurance costs, staffing, transport and administration costs.

For more information, click here.

The Chapel Gate Café (run by the Brothers of Charity) provides support for Balance Summer Camp by facilitating events to raise money in aid of the camp.  The café is used by many of the balance camp attendees and their families, and acts as a community base for Balance Summer Camp. The café is located next door to our charity shop.

For more information, click here

Where Is The Camp Located?

Balance Camp runs from Our Lady of Good Council school in Ballincollig, Co. Cork. This accessible school offers fantastic facilities including a basketball court, running track and a PE Hall.

SUMMER CAMP: Get Involved

Get In Contact

Our Lady Of Good Counsel School, Innishmore, Ballincollig.

8 Chapel Gate, Ballincollg. 

Carolyn Miller 086 8228907

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