A Fun Filled Week at the Clones Family Resource Centre’s Summer Camp
The children of Clones and its environs enjoyed a jam packed week of activities when they part took in the Clones Family Resource Centre’s Annual Summer Camp last week. The Camp which took place at the Resource Centre allowed space for one hundred children this year, all of which were aged between 4 and 13 years. Due to the Family Resource Centre’s funding from the International Fund for Ireland for their Peace of Mind Project and the use of the additional space courtesy of the County Enterprise Fund along with the increase of volunteer numbers the camp could accommodate an additional thirty children.
The lucky children were treated to such activities as arts and crafts, singing and dancing, a spectacular drumming workshop in Barry McGuigan Park, face painting, pampering, a talk on medieval times and warfare, a magic and puppet show and a day trip to the Ulster American Folk Park. Despite the weather being unfavourable on a number of the days, there were still spells of blazing sunshine – particularly on Tuesday for the two hour long drumming extravaganza in the park.
Clones Family Resource Centre would like to extend their sincere thanks to the International Fund for Ireland, Tusla Child and Family Agency, Monaghan County Council Community Grant Scheme, Ballybay Clones Municipal Council for the use of Barry McGuigan Park, The County Enterprise Fund for the use of additional space in the building, The Creighton Hotel, The Clones Chamber of Commerce CE Scheme, Clones Men’s Shed and the wonderful volunteers who gave their time and energy each day to ensure everything ran smoothly, many of these volunteers also attended Child Protection Training in June. Thanks also to Clones gold medal winner at the Transplant Games in Malaga, Michelle Reinhardt and Siobhán Sherry of The County Enterprise Fund for presenting certificates and medals to the children on the final day.
Summer Camp 2017 – Day 2
Summer Camp 2016
Clones Family Resource Centre have provided a summer camp for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years since 2014. Now going into it’s 4th year the camp once again will have a week of activities in store for local children. The date for this year’s camp is from,
The date for this year’s camp is from, Monday 17th to Friday 21st of July from 10am to 1pm (Thursday 20th – full day) Bookings for the camp will not be accepted until registration opens. Registration date yet to be announced.