“My 6-year-old ‘sponge’ has been a font of knowledge, constantly educating me with really interesting and surprising facts that she learnt at Dig It Kids. You should be very proud – it is brilliant.” – James
Our next camp is an online event: a Hallowe’en Spooktacular on Friday 30th October 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Irish standard time = GMT +1). And it is FREE, to celebrate the launch of our new logo and website.
Dig it Kids camps engage kids in a wide range of interactive and hands-on activities with an emphasis on discovery, fun and learning through arts and crafts, stories, games and simulated archaeology digs. We maintain a very low student to leader ratio, and work with age-appropriate small groups so that the learning and activities are tailored to the interest and ability of the children.
Our summer camps typically run on a two-week cycle, each day bringing a different theme and adventure. Your children will be learning how to make ancient crafts, discovering the scientific processes of archaeological excavation, enjoying solving riddles and puzzles, participating in fun active games and more.
All our activities foster a friendly and lively environment that will encourage the children’s collaboration, helping them to form bonds and create friendships that will deepen the longer your child stays with us at camp.
Examples of what your child might do at camp include:
deciphering Viking secret rune writing and following treasure hunts
medieval games such as archery, storming the castle, chain-mail races and jousting
gathering tools on the beach and making a stone spearhead
learning about Roman engineering by making an aqueduct
making medieval ink from an ancient recipe and writing with a quill
The sky is the limit and history has never been this fun!
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is my child ready for Dig it kids?
A. Dig it Kids Ltd programmes (unless otherwise specified) are designed to welcome (with open arms) children between 6 years-12 years of age. Only a parent truly knows if it is the right time for their child to participate on any activity camp. For insurance reasons (with the exception of special events where specified), participants must be 6 years of age or older on the first day of their attendance. We have a programme of activities that will keep your children engaged. All we ask is they have a positive attitude – we will give them a camp packed with fun activities that will build memories to cherish.
Q. What will my child learn?
A. Our activities are designed specifically to encourage learning through engagement and hands-on fun. The programmes follow the recommended curriculum for archaeology and history for primary schools. In addition, your child will learn the basics of archaeological excavation and try their hand at ancient crafts.
Q. Should my child attend for one week or two?
A. It is totally up to you, they will have fun regardless. We change our programme every day for two weeks, so if your child wishes to participate in all programmes, then why not opt for a two week camp. By staying two weeks children are more likely to build lasting friendships.
Q. Lost property
A. We encourage every child to come with his/her own equipment clearly marked with child’s name. However, when things go wrong and an item is misplaced or lost, we have a lost property. Contact us while your child is still at camp and we will attend to your query straight away.
Q. Will my child have fun?
A. You can expect on our dedicated staff to put your child’s happiness and well being first. With patience, empathy and care your child will feel relaxed and at home.
Q. Should I give money to my child?
A. There is no need for your child to bring money. Your children may not leave the site during camp hours.