If I was at the GPO we would have won

Happy Camping this summer at Roscommon Arts Centre

If I was at the GPO we would have won

Roscommon Arts Centre has a fantastic line up of summer camps for kids aged 4+ this July and August. Whether its singing, dancing, drama or lego….they may have just the summer activity for someone you know!

Picture Credit: Brian Farrell Photography


In July mini-camps for pre-school and juniors “Singskool” rolls into town. Early Childhood Music Specialists, Heidi and Roisin host these camps, with “Mini-Melodies” aimed at 3 – 4 year olds and “Treble Makers” designed with 5 – 6 year olds in mind. These fun sessions are about playing instruments, conducting, dancing and exploring music literacy. Sessions run over 3 mornings for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from Tuesday July 19th – Thursday July 21st.


For kids aged 8+, the ever-popular lego stop-motion movie camp “Brickflicks” are back and this time, the lads have made it into a two day workshop, with sessions for those who’ve attended previous brickflick events and also sessions for beginners.
Over the two day camp, participants will design sets, script their stories, add their sound effects and make cool stop-motion films using their favourite lego characters. Feedback from previous brickflicks events has been very positive and we’re looking forward to seeing what exactly budding Movie makers will produce this time around. Camp dates are Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th August with beginner sessions taking place in the mornings and afternoon sessions reserved for advanced participants.


Roscommon Youth Theatre’s summer camp is a perfect taster for young people with an interest in “all things theatre”. Suitable for ages 12 – 18, participants will have the chance to devise, create, script and ultimately produce a new piece of theatre under the guidance of Youth Theatre Director Catherine Simon in this 5 day camp. With existing youth theatre members taking part, it will also be an opportunity to learn about what happens at their weekly sessions, which re-commence in September and which is currently open for new members. This camp takes place from Monday 11th – Friday 15th July and booking is via Catherine on 086 8747024.

Majella Flanagan’s “Theatriks” is the second week-long camp and this one is for younger children, aged 7 – 14. Majella will be well-known in Roscommon as she runs her own School of Performing Arts here. Her “Theatriks” camp will be a chance to explore all things theatrical – acting, singing and dancing and there will even be a short performance for family and friends at the end of the week on the arts centre stage. The camp runs from Monday 8th – Friday 12th August, daily from 10am – 3pm.


There is limited availability on some of the camps, so to avoid disappointment do contact the arts centre box office today on 0906 625824 – happy camping!