Barretstown 2014

As you probably know already Barretstown is a specially designed camp that provides programmes of activities, adventure and fun for children with Bleeding Disorders and their siblings, which is also backed by a full medical team. We are already planning for 2014!

There are different types of camps that may be suitable to your family.

Family Camp: The entire family participate in this camp. The weekend is designed for the family to have a break from the stresses of everyday life and take some time out together to have fun and relax. These camps take place in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Children with Bleeding Disorders Camp: This camp is specifically designed for children with bleeding disorders and are run throughout the summer and last for 6 days. Your child must be between 7 and 17 years old to participate at these weekends.

Sibling Camp: Your child must be the sibling of a child with a bleeding disorder. This Camp is only held once throughout the summer and your child must be aged between 7 and 14 years.

Brother & Sisters Camp: This camp is running for a second year and is already gaining popularity!! Bringing together children with bleeding disorders and their sibling for a weekend of fun and excitement!! This camp takes place in Spring.

Haemophilia Camp: This one has really grabbed our attention! Barretstown are holding a haemophilia and related bleeding disorders only camp specifically for Ireland and the UK. The children will be brought together over the Halloween Break for a weekend of serious fun! Staff from the I.H.S. will also be there to take part. Your child should be aged from 7 – 17 years for this camp. It also does not matter how many times you have been to Barretstown!!!

Please note your child must be within the age group specified on date of chosen camp.

If you have any queries about the Camps or if you think your child / children may be interested in attending next year or you would be interested in attending as a family, please contact Fiona in the office on 01 657 9900 alternatively you can email at .


Dates for camps are as follows:

Summer Camps:

Summer 6:          11th – 15th August – Age 7 – 12 years

Summer 7:          19th – 22nd August – FAMILY CAMP

Autumn Camps:

Autumn 1:           19th – 21st September

Autumn 3:           3rd – 5th October

Autumn 4:           10th – 12th October

Autumn 6:           24th – 26th October

Autumn 7:           30th October – 2nd November – HAEMOPHILIA CAMP

Autumn 8:           7th – 9th November