ISI Summer Camp 2022! – 22nd July

Another week down and what a week it was! This week saw our biggest number of participants for this year’s summer camp with 205 students. So great to see so many different nationality’s mixing and enjoying the sunshine.

We have students this week from Italy, Germany, Albania, Switzerland, Spain, France and Ukraine. They picked a great week to be here, as would you believe, Ireland recorded its hottest day in 135 years!!! 33 degrees was recorded in the Phoenix Park on Monday, and as I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, that kind of temperature just doesn’t happen here!

We saw another lovely week packed full of activities and events. On Saturday the students took a trip up to Northern Ireland to visit the Giant’s Causeway


The spectacular columns of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland look like an architectural marvel, but the formation is entirely natural. It developed between 50 to 60 million years ago when a flood of lava oozed from fissures in the earth. Pretty cool image today right?

After the Giant’s Causeway they went to Dunluce Castle. Here we have some magnificent scenery overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. They say that the castle was first resided in in the 1640’s, so the students all enjoyed exploring around the old walls.

During the week, we saw the new groups go on a walking tour of Dublin, where they learnt all about the history of our wonderful city. They stopped off along the way, taking photos of the likes of the Ha’penny Bridge and the famous Temple Bar area.

The rest of the week we saw everyone go off to the Japanese gardens, and the National Stud farm. Here they got to explore the wonderful gardens and pet the animals.

Wednesday night saw the camp participate in ISI’s got talent. We had some brave students come up on stage to sing, dance and to play instruments. Everyone did great, and the winners were certainly delighted with their efforts! 😊

With week 4 almost over, we say goodbye to some of our students, but also say hello to some students. This weekends trip is to Kilkenny City, which is most famous for its medieval buildings and castle. For those of you staying for another while, we hope you have a great time. For those of you who are leaving us, we hope you had a great time exploring Ireland, and we hope to see you back again next year! 😊

From all of us here on the summer camp team, we wish you all the very best.

Maebh, Eva, Felix, Dario and Victor